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Today’s News

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members
# Modernising
From The42
# Modernising

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members

Updated 5 minutes ago 881 Views 3 Comments

It is the last club in Ireland to do so.

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
# Crack Cocaine Ireland
# Crack Cocaine Ireland

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'

17 minutes ago 1,988 Views 4 Comments

Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 26,172 Views 43 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products
# Recall Notice
# Recall Notice

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products

1 hour ago 12,163 Views 4 Comments

Ethylene oxide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the European Union.

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup

2 hours ago 10,522 Views 3 Comments

EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

2 hours ago 21,907 Views 26 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

2 hours ago 9,021 Views 19 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again
# Windfall
# Windfall

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again

2 hours ago 18,792 Views 20 Comments

A total of 209 people have benefited from the boosted prize funds, to a total of almost €16 million.

First case of grey seal preying on a habour porpoise recorded in Ireland
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

First case of grey seal preying on a habour porpoise recorded in Ireland

2 hours ago 13,818 Views 6 Comments

The incident was documented off Co Louth last month.

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
# Citywest
# Citywest

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin

3 hours ago 15,986 Views 0 Comments

The animals have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 3 hours ago 79,559 Views 140 Comments
  • NPHET is meeting today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials will consider whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • In the Dáil, TDs passed a bill this morning that allows the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine.
Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation
# Turner Prize
# Turner Prize

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation

3 hours ago 4,964 Views 2 Comments

In a first, this year’s shortlist was made up entirely of groups with no individual artist being nominated.

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast
# Fixture Calendar
From The42
# Fixture Calendar

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast

3 hours ago 3,898 Views 7 Comments

The new six-week window in late March and April means the tournament will no longer be linked to the men’s calendar.

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports
# Christmas Cancellations
# Christmas Cancellations

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports

3 hours ago 13,518 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said a decision on financial supports will be made in the coming days.

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea

4 hours ago 15,561 Views 15 Comments

The store manager said they spent the evening watching television and eating.

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'

4 hours ago 15,741 Views 12 Comments

The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
# New Report
# New Report

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment

5 hours ago 8,146 Views 0 Comments

Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

5 hours ago 8,220 Views 13 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January

6 hours ago 4,270 Views 0 Comments

Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.

Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
# Crimea
# Crimea

Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine

6 hours ago 11,820 Views 17 Comments

Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”

Bank of Ireland fined €24.5 million for IT failures that had potential 'serious' customer impact
# The Banks
# The Banks

Bank of Ireland fined €24.5 million for IT failures that had potential 'serious' customer impact

7 hours ago 32,181 Views 18 Comments

The failures could have led to customers being denied access to basic banking services.

UK Mail on Sunday publisher loses appeal over Meghan letter to her estranged father
# Meghan
# Meghan

UK Mail on Sunday publisher loses appeal over Meghan letter to her estranged father

7 hours ago 15,576 Views 13 Comments

“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station
# Clontarf
# Clontarf

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station

7 hours ago 14,336 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday.

Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field
# Ballymena
# Ballymena

Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field

7 hours ago 6,199 Views 0 Comments

Detectives have charged two more men, aged 38 and 39, in relation with the incident.

Fraud websites offering fast loans target vulnerable people ahead of Christmas, gardaí warn
# Loans
# Loans

Fraud websites offering fast loans target vulnerable people ahead of Christmas, gardaí warn

8 hours ago 4,984 Views 2 Comments

The website will often suggest that it is regulated by the Central Bank Of Ireland, even though it is not, and provide a fake Irish address.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated 9 hours ago 38,196 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
# Chicago
# Chicago

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack

9 hours ago 9,041 Views 0 Comments

Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?

9 hours ago 28,041 Views 28 Comments

Is it too soon to be hearing Wham! or Mariah Carey back on the air?

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny
# Glenmore
# Glenmore

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny

10 hours ago 16,520 Views 0 Comments

Three women were taken to University Hospital Waterford to be treated for serious injuries

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer
# Australia
# Australia

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer

10 hours ago 13,724 Views 0 Comments

It comes days after an inquiry found that sexual harassment and bullying are rife in Australia’s parliament.

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

11 hours ago 14,625 Views 26 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
# Cancer
# Cancer

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns

11 hours ago 6,313 Views 5 Comments

The National Cancer Registry Ireland 2021 report was published today.

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules
# Christmas Tv
# Christmas Tv

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules

12 hours ago 15,551 Views 20 Comments

Mrs Brown’s Boys is back with two more episodes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows

18 hours ago 29,112 Views 52 Comments
  • 898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
  • The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
  • On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.

Yesterday’s News

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

19 hours ago 13,527 Views 16 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison

19 hours ago 21,904 Views 7 Comments

Authorities said the pre-dawn attack resulted in gunshot wounds to two police officers.

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated 19 hours ago 27,912 Views 134 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail
# Stegouros Elengassen
# Stegouros Elengassen

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail

20 hours ago 21,719 Views 16 Comments

The new dinosaur species had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon.

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