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US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74
# RIP
# RIP

US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74

Updated 15 minutes ago 58,634 Views 84 Comments

His family confirmed the news, saying: “Our hearts are broken.”

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

21 minutes ago 341 Views 0 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story

32 minutes ago 941 Views 0 Comments

Whatever your situation is, we want to hear what change you’d like to see to the current childcare system.

Poll: Would you do anything for love?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you do anything for love?

44 minutes ago 6,700 Views 8 Comments

Meat Loaf famously had one stipulation.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

1 hour ago 6,249 Views 8 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
# Environmental Emergency
# Environmental Emergency

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption

1 hour ago 4,455 Views 1 Comment

The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.

Cabinet meets today to consider recommendations to ease Covid-19 restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Cabinet meets today to consider recommendations to ease Covid-19 restrictions

2 hours ago 14,673 Views 51 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

Tories face more infighting as reports emerge of rebels’ secret recording
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Tories face more infighting as reports emerge of rebels’ secret recording

3 hours ago 18,370 Views 18 Comments

Boris Johnson continues to encounter claims critics are facing ‘”intimidation” as part of an effort to keep him in office.

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The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory

3 hours ago 7,613 Views 3 Comments

Kilmoyley, Banagher, Tooreen and Naas are the unlikely hurling quartet hoping to reach Croke Park.

Liz Truss warns Putin he risks a ‘massive strategic mistake’ over Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Liz Truss warns Putin he risks a ‘massive strategic mistake’ over Ukraine

3 hours ago 8,123 Views 11 Comments

The British Foreign Secretary will tell the Russian president he faces being drawn into a quagmire like the Soviet-era war in Afghanistan.

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

3 hours ago 3,384 Views 4 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time
# Summer Of 69
# Summer Of 69

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time

4 hours ago 9,411 Views 5 Comments

The film’s editor Úna Ní Dhonghaile speaks about its long-awaited release.

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
# UK
# UK

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland

10 hours ago 15,233 Views 9 Comments
  • Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
  • The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.

Yesterday’s News

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
# Texas Law
# Texas Law

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

11 hours ago 20,271 Views 19 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated 12 hours ago 47,380 Views 76 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final
# Carabao Runneth Over
From The42
# Carabao Runneth Over

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final

12 hours ago 29,237 Views 78 Comments

Jota scored a goal in either half as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford
# Longford
# Longford

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford

13 hours ago 18,845 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí appealed for witnesses to this collision to come forward.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

13 hours ago 8,194 Views 0 Comments

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

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

13 hours ago 164,379 Views 148 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue

13 hours ago 10,851 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

14 hours ago 24,949 Views 43 Comments

In the letter, the committee chairman says Ivanka Trump was in direct contact with her father during key moments on January 6 2021.

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'
# Effort
From The42
# Effort

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'

Updated 14 hours ago 22,269 Views 9 Comments

Munster and Ireland wing Andrew Conway’s work-rate off the ball is exemplary.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

14 hours ago 14,832 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb

14 hours ago 28,343 Views 13 Comments

Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin
# Phibsborough
# Phibsborough

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin

15 hours ago 52,664 Views 3 Comments

The crash took place in the middle of Phibsborough at approximately 2am.

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey
# Belfast
# Belfast

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey

15 hours ago 61,403 Views 12 Comments

A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears

15 hours ago 16,512 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway
# M6
# M6

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway

16 hours ago 27,150 Views 1 Comment

The crash happened around 2pm.

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu
# Foie Gras' Sake
# Foie Gras' Sake

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu

Updated 16 hours ago 9,842 Views 12 Comments

Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

16 hours ago 4,060 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes

Updated 16 hours ago 24,111 Views 16 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals were debated today in Strasbourg.

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million
# Drop In The Ocean
# Drop In The Ocean

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million

17 hours ago 32,495 Views 32 Comments

The research, commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, found the project ‘would be impossible to justify’.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated 17 hours ago 14,173 Views 7 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated 17 hours ago 51,991 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

18 hours ago 47,812 Views 82 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
# Bank Holliers
# Bank Holliers

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

18 hours ago 32,999 Views 19 Comments

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson

18 hours ago 11,291 Views 11 Comments

These 5,000 homes will be delivered through ‘Project Tosaigh’ and will be on private land that is yet to be developed.

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