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Today’s News

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
# Good Information
# Good Information

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic

4 hours ago 4,812 Views 12 Comments
  • Recent research pointed to higher levels of abuse towards female politicians in Ireland compared to their male counterparts, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One local councillor shared her experience of receiving inappropriate messages from a man on Facebook.
  • Research shows these types of negative online experiences lead to self-censoring by women.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?

6 hours ago 22,286 Views 23 Comments

The death of Meat Loaf was confirm by his family in a statement yesterday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

7 hours ago 8,452 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads
# Coining It
# Coining It

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads

8 hours ago 21,855 Views 46 Comments

Spain and the United Kingdom have both unveiled new rules aimed at tightening advertising standards for crypto-assets.

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4

8 hours ago 17,355 Views 26 Comments

Five tries at Kingspan Stadium and a thoroughly dominant display for 70 minutes proved enough for the Irish side.

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison
# Yemen
# Yemen

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison

9 hours ago 9,460 Views 7 Comments

More than 80 people have been killed after the attack in Saada province.

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

9 hours ago 21,808 Views 66 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality

10 hours ago 31,062 Views 63 Comments

The majority of Covid-19 restrictions lifted at 6am on Saturday.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

Updated 10 hours ago 198,651 Views 160 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy
# Belfast
# Belfast

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy

10 hours ago 28,113 Views 2 Comments

The man is charged with breaching the terms of a prevention order by having contact with a male child.

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game

12 hours ago 26,644 Views 59 Comments

Marcus Rashford scored a winner deep into stoppage time.

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US
# Georgia
# Georgia

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US

12 hours ago 48,151 Views 29 Comments

Dr Matthew Willson was described by the University of Exeter as a ‘much-loved member of our astrophysics team’.

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation

12 hours ago 53,561 Views 88 Comments

Protesters marched from Parnell Square to the GPO this afternoon.

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Updated 13 hours ago 10,847 Views 28 Comments

There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70

Updated 13 hours ago 67,032 Views 11 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs

13 hours ago 35,135 Views 59 Comments

Jimmy O’Brien scored four tries as Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed a dominant victory.

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

14 hours ago 15,276 Views 22 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

15 hours ago 44,155 Views 49 Comments

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

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?
# Environment
# Environment

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?

15 hours ago 10,350 Views 20 Comments

50% of plastic packaging waste needs to be recycled by 2025. The latest figures show only 22.5% is.

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan

16 hours ago 33,627 Views 51 Comments

The government confirmed plans for a €1,000 tax-free bonus for public sector healthcare workers earlier this week.

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

17 hours ago 29,728 Views 8 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

18 hours ago 53,731 Views 66 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
# History Books
# History Books

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history

18 hours ago 6,174 Views 9 Comments

We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs' From The42

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

18 hours ago 23,084 Views 3 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated
# Above Water
# Above Water

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated

19 hours ago 18,496 Views 17 Comments

By 2025, a target may be set for how much geothermal energy should contribute to Ireland’s long-term plans to reduce emissions.

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford

19 hours ago 20,933 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Sweeney was last seen on Wednesday.

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

19 hours ago 19,986 Views 48 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
From The42
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

20 hours ago 19,425 Views 56 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
# Delta
# Delta

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight

21 hours ago 86,768 Views 0 Comments

Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
# Banshee Wail
# Banshee Wail

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?

21 hours ago 100,785 Views 42 Comments

The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

21 hours ago 24,828 Views 20 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

Sat 12:03 AM 84,828 Views 66 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

Friday 21 January, 2022

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

Fri 10:53 PM 39,895 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford
# Sargent's Major
From The42
# Sargent's Major

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford

Fri 10:22 PM 20,291 Views 4 Comments

Play was delayed for 11 minutes in the second half when a section of the floodlights went out.

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death
# Kildare Chilling Company
# Kildare Chilling Company

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death

Fri 9:58 PM 42,629 Views 0 Comments

Alexandru Coceban died after he was struck by a forklift at the company’s factory in Kildare town.

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated Fri 9:22 PM 56,207 Views 54 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:58 PM 10,539 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

Fri 8:51 PM 7,996 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16
# Nothing Toulouse
From The42
# Nothing Toulouse

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16

Updated Fri 8:01 PM 33,872 Views 23 Comments

France captain Antoine Dupont is among the Toulouse players who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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