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Today’s News

12-year sentence for mentally ill man who killed woman in knife attack
# Valerijs Leitons
# Valerijs Leitons

12-year sentence for mentally ill man who killed woman in knife attack

10 minutes ago 2,238 Views 0 Comments

Justice Paul Burns described the incident as a “brutal attack” upon “a defenceless woman”.

Ashling Murphy investigation: Man in his 30s arrested on suspicion of murder
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy investigation: Man in his 30s arrested on suspicion of murder

Updated 42 minutes ago 57,454 Views 0 Comments

The arrest comes just hours after Ashling’s funeral mass.

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place

1 hour ago 82,640 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of mourners lined the main street of Mount Bolus to pay tribute to the young teacher.

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim

1 hour ago 21,436 Views 22 Comments

It comes after Dominic Raab said this morning that Johnson would “normally” be expected to resign if he lied to parliament.

UN to try to keep Tonga Covid-free in relief effort following tsunami-volcano devastation
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

UN to try to keep Tonga Covid-free in relief effort following tsunami-volcano devastation

Updated 1 hour ago 27,651 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said ash on the runway will delay the flight by at least a day.

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
# Accountability
# Accountability

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

1 hour ago 2,385 Views 11 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children

1 hour ago 34,833 Views 0 Comments

During the sentencing, the judge said the parents had engaged in “the most profound breach of trust a human being can commit against their children”.

Donnelly believes Govt will move to ease some restrictions before the end of the month
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Donnelly believes Govt will move to ease some restrictions before the end of the month

Updated 1 hour ago 15,461 Views 27 Comments

The health minister said all emergency powers could be scrapped by the end of March.

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president
# Roberta Metsola
# Roberta Metsola

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president

2 hours ago 12,282 Views 7 Comments

The vote comes a week after the sudden death of outgoing centre-left president David Sassoli.

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL

3 hours ago 12,768 Views 9 Comments

Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone and Dublin can make it attractive for their best talent to remain at home.

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco
# Tarfaya
# Tarfaya

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco

4 hours ago 9,887 Views 8 Comments

Ten people were rescued from the shipwreck.

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today
# Anders Breivik Behring
# Anders Breivik Behring

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today

5 hours ago 15,911 Views 23 Comments

The request is widely expected to be denied.

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion

5 hours ago 9,785 Views 0 Comments

Marmion abused dozens of pupils in Belvedere, Clongowes and Crescent College 40 years ago.

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

It's the biggest story of our time. Sign up to The Journal's new monthly climate newsletter

Updated 5 hours ago 12,504 Views 5 Comments

We’ll bring you the latest climate updates from Ireland and abroad and original reporting you’ll get to read before anyone else.

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?

5 hours ago 21,445 Views 27 Comments

Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row
# Workrate
From The42
# Workrate

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row

Updated 6 hours ago 10,288 Views 5 Comments

The flanker had a typically productive outing against Montpellier on Sunday.

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested

8 hours ago 43,705 Views 0 Comments

The arrested man, Dave De K., regularly minded Dean Verberckmoes and his younger sister.

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life
# John Paul Hegarty
# John Paul Hegarty

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life

8 hours ago 26,792 Views 0 Comments

John Paul Hegarty was convicted of repeatedly raping his sister and was jailed for 7 years.

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year
# Building
# Building

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year

9 hours ago 8,748 Views 17 Comments

16.5% more dwellings were under construction in the final quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

15 hours ago 31,174 Views 56 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

Yesterday’s News

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border
# Moylisha Hill
# Moylisha Hill

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border

15 hours ago 31,872 Views 47 Comments

The world’s largest lithium producer has been investigating the area since 2013.

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties
# Downing Street Parties
# Downing Street Parties

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties

16 hours ago 32,289 Views 35 Comments

The former chief adviser to Boris Johnson said he told the Prime Minister to get a grip on the ‘madhouse’.

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank
# Betrayal
# Betrayal

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

17 hours ago 30,925 Views 19 Comments

The Franks and four other Jews hid in an annex, reached by a secret staircase hidden behind a bookcase, from July 1942 until August 1944.

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
# Volcano
# Volcano

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off

Updated 17 hours ago 41,481 Views 10 Comments

It is two days since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano exploded, cloaking Tonga in a film of ash.

Ireland winger Stockdale's season looks over after ankle surgery
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Ireland winger Stockdale's season looks over after ankle surgery

18 hours ago 22,698 Views 20 Comments

Jacob Stockdale suffered the injury against Glasgow in September.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

18 hours ago 10,726 Views 0 Comments

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

Two arrested by gardaí investigating gunshots fired at garda patrol car last year
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two arrested by gardaí investigating gunshots fired at garda patrol car last year

19 hours ago 21,496 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing into the incident which occurred last July.

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints
# Arrows And Circles
From The42
# Arrows And Circles

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints

Updated 19 hours ago 13,227 Views 7 Comments

Shane Keegan examines where Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium was won and lost.

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers
# Courts
# Courts

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers

19 hours ago 41,587 Views 0 Comments

Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC, for Smith, raised his concerns about a statement released last week.

Body found in search for missing Irish man in Denmark
# Peter Burns
# Peter Burns

Body found in search for missing Irish man in Denmark

20 hours ago 74,937 Views 18 Comments

The Dunboyne native was working as a chef in Aarhus.

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

21 hours ago 21,487 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

'Appalling, alarming and depressing': Threatening email sent to RTÉ presenter condemned
# Katie Hannon
# Katie Hannon

'Appalling, alarming and depressing': Threatening email sent to RTÉ presenter condemned

21 hours ago 86,622 Views 44 Comments

The email was condemened by both the National Union of Journalists and the National Women’s Council.

Gardaí issue description of Tullamore person of interest and urge public not to share 'unhelpful' messages on social media
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Gardaí issue description of Tullamore person of interest and urge public not to share 'unhelpful' messages on social media

Updated 21 hours ago 194,051 Views 0 Comments

Searches are set to take place at a bottle bank near the scene of the murder today.

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU

22 hours ago 68,075 Views 68 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential
# Matchwinner
From The42
# Matchwinner

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential

22 hours ago 20,159 Views 9 Comments

The Irish striker scored his first Premier League goal against Everton on Saturday, and may have given Stephen Kenny some food for thought in the process.

Inquest finds 'vibrant, healthy woman' died from salmonella food poisoning at Communion party
# Dublin District Coroner’s Court
# Dublin District Coroner’s Court

Inquest finds 'vibrant, healthy woman' died from salmonella food poisoning at Communion party

22 hours ago 63,895 Views 0 Comments

A total of nine people were admitted to hospital as a result of the outbreak.

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison

23 hours ago 21,839 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Kelly’s daughter Alison told the court that her father’s murder was a “cowardly and senseless act”.

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres
# Jack The Lad
From The42
# Jack The Lad

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres

Updated 23 hours ago 24,847 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half enjoyed his first European start on Friday night.

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