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No plans for State-backed research on links between climate change and specific weather extremes
# Rain Check
# Rain Check

No plans for State-backed research on links between climate change and specific weather extremes

4 minutes ago 36 Views 0 Comments

An emerging field of research allows scientists to study the role of human-caused climate change in heatwaves and flooding.

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

6 hours ago 8,202 Views 34 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

Yesterday’s News

Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials
# Post Brexit Checks
# Post Brexit Checks

Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials

7 hours ago 8,943 Views 16 Comments

Simon Coveney held a call with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as negotiations between the UK and the EU continue.

Craig Gilroy's late try earns Ulster bonus-point win against stubborn Scarlets
# URC
From The42
# URC

Craig Gilroy's late try earns Ulster bonus-point win against stubborn Scarlets

8 hours ago 8,649 Views 24 Comments

The hosts were 27-15 winners at Kingspan Stadium.

Man (20s) arrested at Dublin Airport on foot of European Arrest Warrant
# Economic Crime Bureau
# Economic Crime Bureau

Man (20s) arrested at Dublin Airport on foot of European Arrest Warrant

8 hours ago 32,822 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning.

Tiger King star Joe Exotic sentenced to 21 years in prison
# Resentenced
# Resentenced

Tiger King star Joe Exotic sentenced to 21 years in prison

9 hours ago 45,273 Views 26 Comments

He was convicted in a murder-for-hire case involving animal welfare activist Carole Baskin.

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory
# Pride Of The Parish
From The42
# Pride Of The Parish

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory

Updated 9 hours ago 10,572 Views 5 Comments

Kilcoo and Ballygunner are vastly different clubs but they share a common goal.

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border

Updated 9 hours ago 33,624 Views 47 Comments

Putin and Macron spoke by phone amid deep fears that a Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border.

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?

9 hours ago 19,431 Views 7 Comments

Well, about that…

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

9 hours ago 6,889 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Four-and-a-half year sentence for man convicted of sexually assaulting teenagers
# Courts
# Courts

Four-and-a-half year sentence for man convicted of sexually assaulting teenagers

10 hours ago 17,702 Views 0 Comments

Vincent Williams (41) was convicted after a trial last October of five counts of sexual assault of the children at his home.

Met police denies delaying publication of Sue Gray inquiry as officers examine material
# Downing Street Parties
# Downing Street Parties

Met police denies delaying publication of Sue Gray inquiry as officers examine material

Updated 10 hours ago 26,144 Views 28 Comments

Scotland Yard says it has not delayed the publication of the long-awaited Cabinet Office report.

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated 10 hours ago 13,148 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

Court continues stay on construction of controversial Roscommon flood relief scheme
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Court continues stay on construction of controversial Roscommon flood relief scheme

11 hours ago 7,649 Views 0 Comments

FIE has challenged the council’s plans to construct a 3km pipeline, designed to take water from Lough Funshinagh.

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol

11 hours ago 16,597 Views 24 Comments

Senator Erin McGreehan said that the video was adding tension amid “heightened” emotions before Stormont elections in May.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following alleged sexual assault in Sligo
# Sligo
# Sligo

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following alleged sexual assault in Sligo

12 hours ago 14,465 Views 4 Comments

The alleged assault occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Lisa Smith 'threw her life away to go and join a violent, extremist ideology', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith 'threw her life away to go and join a violent, extremist ideology', court hears

Updated 12 hours ago 18,860 Views 0 Comments

The Lisa Smith trial continues today.

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December

13 hours ago 4,394 Views 4 Comments

Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.

Irishman Richard O'Halloran leaves China after three-year travel ban lifted
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Irishman Richard O'Halloran leaves China after three-year travel ban lifted

Updated 13 hours ago 93,681 Views 92 Comments

The father-of-four had been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

Covid: 9,591 new cases as Dept confirms daily figures will no longer be released at weekends
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 9,591 new cases as Dept confirms daily figures will no longer be released at weekends

13 hours ago 46,440 Views 38 Comments

The Covid-19 case numbers, released daily throughout the pandemic, will only be announced on Monday to Friday from now on.

Taoiseach urges fishermen to stay safe ahead of Russian naval exercises
# Cork
# Cork

Taoiseach urges fishermen to stay safe ahead of Russian naval exercises

13 hours ago 9,177 Views 17 Comments

The planned drills off the Irish coast have caused considerable upset and controversy.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

13 hours ago 22,888 Views 11 Comments

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

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code
# Mask Mandates
# Mask Mandates

Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a 'war crime' that break the Nuremberg Code

14 hours ago 8,996 Views 0 Comments

Masks, mandates, and war crimes are not mentioned in the Nuremburg Code.

Army instructor convicted of sexually assaulting female recruit has sentencing adjourned
# Courts
# Courts

Army instructor convicted of sexually assaulting female recruit has sentencing adjourned

14 hours ago 24,049 Views 0 Comments

A military judge will now consider a restorative justice process that took place between the soldier and the recruit earlier this month.

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to fatal crash in Co Kilkenny in December
# N25
# N25

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to fatal crash in Co Kilkenny in December

16 hours ago 8,703 Views 0 Comments

A woman in her 40s was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car collision.

Trinity provost says university planning new model for Science Gallery ahead of closure
# Science Gallery
# Science Gallery

Trinity provost says university planning new model for Science Gallery ahead of closure

Updated 17 hours ago 16,773 Views 10 Comments

Linda Doyle said closing the gallery “affords us time to address the problems and build a new, exciting and sustainable way forward”.

Daughter of missing Dublin woman (45) makes plea for information as Gardaí release footage
# Bernadette Connolly
# Bernadette Connolly

Daughter of missing Dublin woman (45) makes plea for information as Gardaí release footage

Updated 17 hours ago 89,548 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí are at Donabate Beach today to try to speak with people who may have seen Bernadette on the day she went missing.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

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

18 hours ago 22,594 Views 2 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Marie Sherlock: The government should scrap its remote working plans and start over
# Do It Right
# Do It Right

Marie Sherlock: The government should scrap its remote working plans and start over

18 hours ago 26,253 Views 54 Comments

Labour Senator Marie Sherlock says the plans announced this week are not worth the paper they’re written on.

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?

19 hours ago 8,765 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear behavioural scientist Pete Lunn and immunologist Christine Loscher give us the latest info and research on the reopening.

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?

21 hours ago 26,123 Views 57 Comments

The need for affordable childcare has consistently been highlighted as an issue for working parents.

'It's like he's got more time than anyone I've seen' - Ala’alatoa on what makes Sexton one of a kind
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'It's like he's got more time than anyone I've seen' - Ala’alatoa on what makes Sexton one of a kind

Updated 22 hours ago 20,476 Views 15 Comments

Former Crusaders prop Michael Ala’alatoa talks about playing alongside Johnny Sexton at Leinster, and settling into a new environment.

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

22 hours ago 16,561 Views 2 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

US bio pharma firm to create 300 staff jobs by expanding business to Limerick
# Lilly
# Lilly

US bio pharma firm to create 300 staff jobs by expanding business to Limerick

22 hours ago 16,731 Views 9 Comments

Lilly is to submit a planning application to Limerick City and County Council in the coming weeks.

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa
# Storm Ana
# Storm Ana

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa

22 hours ago 8,356 Views 0 Comments

The storm made landfall on Monday in Madagascar before ploughing into Mozambique and Malawi.

Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida

23 hours ago 8,202 Views 2 Comments

Search teams had earlier recovered five bodies from around 40 people who were on the boat before the operation was called off.

Extra resources promised to clear backlog of nearly 5,000 PPS number applications
# Department Of Social Protection
# Department Of Social Protection

Extra resources promised to clear backlog of nearly 5,000 PPS number applications

Fri 6:00 AM 15,417 Views 13 Comments

One man waiting nearly two months for his PPSN said the wait had left him financial difficulty.

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