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Today’s News

HSE tells people not to go to UCD walk-in booster centre as hundreds queue for jab
# Vaccine Clinic
# Vaccine Clinic

HSE tells people not to go to UCD walk-in booster centre as hundreds queue for jab

28 minutes ago 4,779 Views 6 Comments

Queues have been seen at other walk-in booster clinics in recent weeks.

How Munster have been working to get their season back on track against Wasps
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

How Munster have been working to get their season back on track against Wasps

Updated 1 hour ago 4,637 Views 0 Comments

A crop of talented young players have made an impression at training in Limerick.

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
# Pro-democracy
# Pro-democracy

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

1 hour ago 2,306 Views 1 Comment

Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year

1 hour ago 14,492 Views 36 Comments

From 2027, the current under-18 sales ban would increase by one year annually to keep the cohort smoke free.

Ex-White House chief files lawsuit against Congress committee investigating Capitol attack
# 6 January
# 6 January

Ex-White House chief files lawsuit against Congress committee investigating Capitol attack

2 hours ago 6,972 Views 0 Comments

Mark Meadows specifically names Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives.

Tory party admits gathering took place at its HQ during Covid restrictions last December
# Tory Party Party Party
# Tory Party Party Party

Tory party admits gathering took place at its HQ during Covid restrictions last December

2 hours ago 19,318 Views 16 Comments

The Tories admitted an event organised by a mayoral candidate took place in the party’s headquarters on 14 December.

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised

2 hours ago 10,373 Views 24 Comments

Adam Hallissey argues that young people have paid the heaviest price in the pandemic.

12 awards for Limerick as 2021 All-Star hurling team is named
# Stars Of The Show
From The42
# Stars Of The Show

12 awards for Limerick as 2021 All-Star hurling team is named

2 hours ago 12,101 Views 21 Comments

Kilkenny, Waterford and Clare all have winners but All-Ireland finalists Cork miss out.

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers

3 hours ago 3,246 Views 0 Comments

GSOC is to host a two day virtual conference on European whistleblowers.

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated
# Next Phases
# Next Phases

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated

9 hours ago 36,533 Views 21 Comments
  • All those aged between 30-49 will be offered a third dose of the vaccine before Christmas, reports Christina Finn
  • People in the 50-59 age cohort will start to be offered appointments for the additional dose from today.

Yesterday’s News

The Irish Book of the Year has been named
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

The Irish Book of the Year has been named

10 hours ago 29,247 Views 3 Comments

It was announced this evening during a one-hour special on RTÉ One.

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022
# Brussels Bombings
# Brussels Bombings

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022

10 hours ago 4,727 Views 1 Comment

Six of the suspects are already on trial in France over the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online

11 hours ago 16,876 Views 32 Comments

It is understood Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

Evidence that Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged fake attack is overwhelming, court told
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

Evidence that Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged fake attack is overwhelming, court told

11 hours ago 14,665 Views 0 Comments

The former Empire star is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in Chicago for publicity.

Greenwood provides moment of magic as Man United draw with Young Boys
# Ralf's Reds
From The42
# Ralf's Reds

Greenwood provides moment of magic as Man United draw with Young Boys

11 hours ago 18,751 Views 15 Comments

United’s youngsters were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Champions League dead rubber.

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released

11 hours ago 7,237 Views 3 Comments

French authorites determined he had been a victim of mistaken identity.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

12 hours ago 6,916 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation

13 hours ago 36,346 Views 6 Comments
  • Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
  • Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
  • Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Police will not investigate ‘rule-breaking No 10 Christmas party’ for now
# Last Christmas
# Last Christmas

Police will not investigate ‘rule-breaking No 10 Christmas party’ for now

Updated 13 hours ago 60,082 Views 61 Comments

Allegra Stratton, who was the Prime Minister’s spokeswoman, resigned as a Government adviser.

Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu
# Danny's Boy
From The42
# Danny's Boy

Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu

Updated 13 hours ago 41,846 Views 6 Comments

City loaned the 19-year-old goalkeeper to Pompey in July.

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts

13 hours ago 26,315 Views 23 Comments

The bank’s CEO said today that none of its 88 branches will close during the first half of next year.

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
# Extension To Powers
# Extension To Powers

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers

13 hours ago 13,385 Views 30 Comments

A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.

Finnish PM caught going to nightclub after Covid exposure
# Night Fever
# Night Fever

Finnish PM caught going to nightclub after Covid exposure

14 hours ago 59,219 Views 32 Comments

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto had tested positive for coronavirus.

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
# Plan B
# Plan B

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

14 hours ago 35,800 Views 31 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

Olaf Scholz vows 'new beginning' for Germany as Angela Merkel exits
# New German Government
# New German Government

Olaf Scholz vows 'new beginning' for Germany as Angela Merkel exits

15 hours ago 14,591 Views 9 Comments

Merkel had served as chancellor for 16 years

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

15 hours ago 9,730 Views 30 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday
# Travel Rules
# Travel Rules

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday

15 hours ago 48,542 Views 37 Comments

At least 10% of arrivals had been checked, with 100% of passengers on some flights.

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022

15 hours ago 15,673 Views 1 Comment

The decision to extend the emergency roster was welcomed by the Garda Representative Association

India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash
# Bipin Rawat
# Bipin Rawat

India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash

Updated 16 hours ago 23,781 Views 5 Comments

Bipin Rawat was India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week

16 hours ago 50,736 Views 66 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

What we know about the Covid-19 booster vaccine roll-out so far
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

What we know about the Covid-19 booster vaccine roll-out so far

16 hours ago 15,830 Views 54 Comments

Over a million booster vaccines have been administered so far in the rollout

Mercedes F1 team end controversial sponsorship deal with Kingspan
# Cutting Ties
From The42
# Cutting Ties

Mercedes F1 team end controversial sponsorship deal with Kingspan

Updated 16 hours ago 28,855 Views 23 Comments

In a joint statement they said it was ‘not appropriate’ for the partnership to continue.

RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan to leave Washington for new role as Work and Technology Correspondent
# Rte News
# Rte News

RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan to leave Washington for new role as Work and Technology Correspondent

16 hours ago 37,902 Views 21 Comments

O’Donovan takes over the new post in February, which was created after the retirement of Ingrid Miley in June

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

Updated 16 hours ago 12,380 Views 19 Comments

The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis.

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated 17 hours ago 29,637 Views 80 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.
Homeless man charged with setting fire to Christmas tree at Fox News HQ
# Arson
# Arson

Homeless man charged with setting fire to Christmas tree at Fox News HQ

17 hours ago 11,853 Views 9 Comments

Fox News host Shannon Bream announced the fire to viewers as firefighters were working to put it out.

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos

18 hours ago 7,999 Views 10 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a decision will be made today or tomorrow on a support scheme for businesses affected by new restrictions.

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

18 hours ago 22,290 Views 74 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.
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