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Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Putin
# Putin

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

27 minutes ago 3,087 Views 8 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates the pathetic state of Ireland’s capacity to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)
# Deceived
# Deceived

Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)

34 minutes ago 5,238 Views 2 Comments

The Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs Council have been ordered to pay compensation to Kate Wilson.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

1 hour ago 3,889 Views 6 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

UUP's Doug Beattie 'extremely embarrassed' by past tweets but denies being racist or misogynistic
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

UUP's Doug Beattie 'extremely embarrassed' by past tweets but denies being racist or misogynistic

1 hour ago 8,582 Views 18 Comments

The UUP leader said it’s for his party to judge whether or not he should step down.

'A significant piece of legislation': Right to request remote working bill to go before Cabinet
# Hybrid Working
# Hybrid Working

'A significant piece of legislation': Right to request remote working bill to go before Cabinet

2 hours ago 7,336 Views 16 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath said that the Government would not dictate the individual terms of employment contracts with the bill.

Police in London now investigating Downing Street lockdown parties, Commissioner confirms
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Police in London now investigating Downing Street lockdown parties, Commissioner confirms

2 hours ago 9,918 Views 15 Comments

It comes after it emerged staff gathered in No 10 to wish Boris Johnson a happy birthday during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Poll: Would you buy a non-fungible token?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you buy a non-fungible token?

2 hours ago 15,535 Views 40 Comments

John Lennon’s son is selling several pieces of music history via NFTs.

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
# Report
# Report

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says

3 hours ago 3,788 Views 0 Comments

The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole

4 hours ago 19,278 Views 9 Comments

No serious injuries have been reported but traffic delays in the area are expected.

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
# Incomplete
From The42
# Incomplete

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated 4 hours ago 15,922 Views 6 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
# Oops
# Oops

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone

5 hours ago 40,788 Views 49 Comments

The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years
# Courts
# Courts

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years

5 hours ago 28,558 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice O’Connor said that had Graham Daly been an adult at the time of the offending, she would have imposed a longer sentence.

Biden and European leaders declare 'unity' against Russia over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Biden and European leaders declare 'unity' against Russia over Ukraine

5 hours ago 19,963 Views 69 Comments
  • Nato also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.
  • EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that there was nothing to suggest an "immediate" Russian attack.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
Eight dead and 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush
# Stampede
# Stampede

Eight dead and 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

Updated 6 hours ago 47,545 Views 26 Comments

A baby was also reportedly trampled by the crowd but survived.

Cabinet to discuss approval of O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cabinet to discuss approval of O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

6 hours ago 14,941 Views 8 Comments

The scheme is made up of 1,047 apartments and houses in inner city Dublin.

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told
# Housing
# Housing

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told

7 hours ago 8,282 Views 1 Comment

Housing committee to be told the costs of dereliction and vacancy in our cities, towns and villages “are very high in societal terms”.

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

13 hours ago 8,470 Views 18 Comments
  • A new Irish study has investigated the public's understanding of climate change and how it affects support for action, Lauren Boland reports.
  • People who are provided with information about climate change and its causes are more likely to be in favour of measures to tackle it.
  • But we tend to underestimate the benefits of high-impact actions, such as eating less meat, and overestimate low-impact actions like recycling.

Yesterday’s News

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth
# To Infinity And Beyond
# To Infinity And Beyond

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth

14 hours ago 31,120 Views 27 Comments

The telescope will let astronomers peer further back in time than ever before.

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies

Updated 14 hours ago 68,058 Views 102 Comments

NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.

Istanbul airport shuts as rare snowstorm blankets parts of southeast Europe
# Standstill
# Standstill

Istanbul airport shuts as rare snowstorm blankets parts of southeast Europe

15 hours ago 20,169 Views 8 Comments

The airport said this evening that service would not resume before 4am (1am Irish time).

Healy looks Larkham-esque as Munster show 'more ambition and intent'
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Healy looks Larkham-esque as Munster show 'more ambition and intent'

15 hours ago 23,570 Views 13 Comments

The province’s big win over Wasps was discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Have you seen Ronan? Appeal for information on 16-year-old boy missing since Friday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Ronan? Appeal for information on 16-year-old boy missing since Friday

15 hours ago 24,314 Views 2 Comments

Ronan Quinn is missing from Manorcunningham, Co Donegal.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

16 hours ago 7,224 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?
# Lot Done More To Do
# Lot Done More To Do

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?

17 hours ago 11,667 Views 68 Comments

“I think there’s [still] a lot of confusion. A lot of people make reference to equal pay, and that’s been enshrined in legislation since the mid-70s.”

Gordon D'Arcy joins Wexford hurling backroom team - 'He's a great asset around the place'
# New Face
From The42
# New Face

Gordon D'Arcy joins Wexford hurling backroom team - 'He's a great asset around the place'

17 hours ago 30,852 Views 9 Comments

Darragh Egan has recruited the former Leinster and Ireland rugby player.

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university
# Heidelberg University
# Heidelberg University

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university

Updated 17 hours ago 19,793 Views 0 Comments

The gunman died in the incident at Heidelberg University.

New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown

17 hours ago 24,616 Views 16 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fresh allegations of breaking coronavirus rules.

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol

Updated 17 hours ago 22,903 Views 30 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

18 hours ago 9,972 Views 3 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
# Russia
# Russia

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says

18 hours ago 28,817 Views 87 Comments

The Russian ambassador to Ireland said “there are no problems” with the planned military exercises.

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers
# Coup
# Coup

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers

18 hours ago 9,308 Views 1 Comment

Burkina Faso has seen a series of anti-government protests as anger has mounted over the handling of an Islamic insurgency.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

18 hours ago 17,509 Views 8 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims

19 hours ago 16,585 Views 0 Comments

J Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were at the scene on 25 May 2020 as Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground.

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done
# Mayo County Council
# Mayo County Council

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done

19 hours ago 20,948 Views 11 Comments

Mayo County Council had been awarded significant funding for tourism and amenity projects.

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
# Beacon
# Beacon

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital

19 hours ago 18,496 Views 20 Comments

The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar

20 hours ago 25,845 Views 47 Comments

The new bill will also provide circumstances in which employers can refuse to offer remote working.

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview
# Crossover Of The Century
From The42
# Crossover Of The Century

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview

Updated 20 hours ago 7,575 Views 3 Comments

Exclusive to The42 members, the crossover preview show will look ahead in depth to Ireland-Wales and the competition as a whole.

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

20 hours ago 43,022 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

20 hours ago 11,257 Views 6 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

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