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Today’s News

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?

1 hour ago 18,226 Views 57 Comments

The government issued new guidance on visits to private homes in the weeks ahead.

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
# UNSUNG HERO
From The42
# UNSUNG HERO

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

1 hour ago 11,789 Views 2 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion
# Putin
# Putin

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion

2 hours ago 14,204 Views 10 Comments

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join Nato.

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'

2 hours ago 4,538 Views 6 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, or simply ‘The Treaty’, was signed on 6 December 1921.

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
# Life In Direct Provision
# Life In Direct Provision

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

2 hours ago 11,214 Views 9 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
# Cloud 9
From The42
# Cloud 9

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool

2 hours ago 6,052 Views 0 Comments

Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter

2 hours ago 4,381 Views 1 Comment

The Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin argues that despite current Conservative Party ideologies being bad for Ireland, relations must be maintained.

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students
# Exam Fever
# Exam Fever

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students

3 hours ago 7,627 Views 2 Comments

Thousands of students have signed a petition raising about sitting exams in person at this time.

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs

9 hours ago 19,081 Views 0 Comments

The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.

Yesterday’s News

Parents of suspect in Michigan school shooting charged with involuntary manslaughter
# Ethan Crumbley
# Ethan Crumbley

Parents of suspect in Michigan school shooting charged with involuntary manslaughter

10 hours ago 28,449 Views 1 Comment

They were charged after investigators in Michigan said the husband bought the gun used by Ethan Crumbley.

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court

11 hours ago 25,373 Views 0 Comments

Juan Patricio Alessi was cross-examined by Ghislaine Maxwell’s counsel today.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan

11 hours ago 15,482 Views 0 Comments

Jodie was last seen in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Wednesday.

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht
# Entertainers
From The42
# Entertainers

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht

12 hours ago 23,115 Views 45 Comments

The visitors started strongly but couldn’t live with Leinster’s quality at the RDS.

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork

Updated 12 hours ago 29,622 Views 0 Comments

Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu appeared before a special sitting of a Cork court.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated 12 hours ago 250,631 Views 316 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

12 hours ago 7,357 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers
# Negative Pcr
# Negative Pcr

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers

Updated 12 hours ago 91,768 Views 124 Comments
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will require a negative test from Sunday.
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly signed off on the regulations this evening.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks.
Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors
# PUP Returns
# PUP Returns

Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors

Updated 13 hours ago 34,825 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys confirmed the measure in a tweet this evening.

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

13 hours ago 35,212 Views 16 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure

13 hours ago 25,795 Views 3 Comments

Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight

13 hours ago 12,098 Views 4 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

14 hours ago 15,564 Views 35 Comments

The US president offered the warning amid growing concern about a Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

15 hours ago 28,796 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 53,127 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz From The42

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

16 hours ago 25,715 Views 7 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath
# Laughing Gas
# Laughing Gas

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath

16 hours ago 24,147 Views 15 Comments

The canisters have legitimate uses, but Revenue can seize them if it believes they won’t be used that way.

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week
# More Of It
# More Of It

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week

16 hours ago 18,567 Views 3 Comments

Weather warnings are expected to be issued on Sunday.

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs

17 hours ago 24,848 Views 34 Comments

New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght
# Shooting
# Shooting

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght

Updated 17 hours ago 29,832 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene on Fortunestown Lane.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
# Jailed
# Jailed

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse

17 hours ago 22,070 Views 0 Comments

“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears
# Garda
# Garda

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears

18 hours ago 17,129 Views 0 Comments

Retired Superintendent John Murphy, 61, was charged with possessing cannabis worth over €13,000 at his home.

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases

18 hours ago 17,090 Views 23 Comments

Wales has also recorded its first cases of the variant of concern.

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences
# Review
From The42
# Review

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences

19 hours ago 35,867 Views 35 Comments

The results of an independent review into the violence-marred showdown at Wembley have been published.

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm
# Ouch
# Ouch

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm

20 hours ago 89,505 Views 35 Comments

Vaccinators were (unsurprisingly) not fooled by the silicone arm.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Listings
From The42
# Listings

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Updated 21 hours ago 22,473 Views 6 Comments

There’s plenty to choose from if you’re not planning to move from the couch for the next few days.

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
# Recycling
# Recycling

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA

21 hours ago 13,342 Views 18 Comments

There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
# Germany
# Germany

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony

23 hours ago 13,819 Views 27 Comments

Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron

23 hours ago 19,925 Views 21 Comments

The variant of concern is now in every continent but there is still much to be investigated.

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