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Today’s News

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions
# War Games
# War Games

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions

6 minutes ago 384 Views 0 Comments

The Kremlin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external threats by the alliance of Russia and Belarus.

The Remote: Ozark returns, Ricky Gervais in After Life and a bit of First Dates IRL

The Remote: Ozark returns, Ricky Gervais in After Life and a bit of First Dates IRL

12 minutes ago 1,020 Views 0 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions

Updated 47 minutes ago 34,611 Views 57 Comments

The EU Digital Covid Cert would be still needed for international travel in Europe.

Some Genrui antigent tests recalled from shelves over false positives
# False Positives
# False Positives

Some Genrui antigent tests recalled from shelves over false positives

57 minutes ago 4,983 Views 6 Comments

Genrui Biotech Inc, who manufacture the tests, have issued a product recall for the impacted batches.

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU

59 minutes ago 22,017 Views 27 Comments

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

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering
# Department Officials
# Department Officials

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering

2 hours ago 5,697 Views 20 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events From The42

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events

2 hours ago 2,944 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Donnelly was speaking ahead of NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities

Updated 2 hours ago 34,641 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.

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 2 hours ago 122,122 Views 0 Comments

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

Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station

2 hours ago 15,102 Views 0 Comments

A judge held that the boy’s case was too serious to stay in the Children’s Court.

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte
# YZ
# YZ

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte

3 hours ago 31,214 Views 0 Comments

Harte was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the non-jury Special Criminal Court last month

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea
# Valerijs Leitons
# Valerijs Leitons

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea

3 hours ago 15,503 Views 0 Comments

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

Kerry native Pat Spillane Jr gets green light to play with Sligo
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Kerry native Pat Spillane Jr gets green light to play with Sligo

3 hours ago 18,079 Views 8 Comments

The Kerry native has already started training with Sligo’s Dublin-based players.

'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

4 hours ago 99,840 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

4 hours ago 28,979 Views 26 Comments

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

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

4 hours ago 4,722 Views 12 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

5 hours ago 47,352 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”.

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

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

5 hours ago 17,860 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

6 hours ago 15,784 Views 11 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

7 hours ago 11,929 Views 9 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

8 hours ago 19,113 Views 25 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

8 hours ago 11,810 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 8 hours ago 13,296 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?

9 hours ago 25,838 Views 29 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 9 hours ago 11,496 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

11 hours ago 47,929 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

11 hours ago 29,046 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

12 hours ago 9,487 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

18 hours ago 32,405 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

18 hours ago 33,179 Views 52 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

19 hours ago 33,244 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

20 hours ago 32,317 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 20 hours ago 42,075 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

21 hours ago 23,256 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

21 hours ago 10,975 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

22 hours ago 21,918 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 22 hours ago 13,627 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

22 hours ago 42,454 Views 0 Comments

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

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