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Today’s News

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
# Sent Forward
# Sent Forward

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers

1 minute ago 22 Views 0 Comments

The trial is due to go ahead in March 2022.

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry, orange or yellow warnings for rest of country
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry, orange or yellow warnings for rest of country

Updated 1 hour ago 132,825 Views 38 Comments
  • Schools and colleges have been closed across 12 counties because of the approaching storm.
  • The HSE has cancelled Covid vaccine clinics in several counties.
  • The Taoiseach urged people to stay at home and "avoid the coast at all costs".
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed

1 hour ago 13,926 Views 0 Comments

Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.

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

1 hour ago 6,449 Views 4 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

1 hour ago 74,804 Views 44 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

Taoiseach says government and NPHET must 'coordinate' but advice will remain independent
# Nphet
# Nphet

Taoiseach says government and NPHET must 'coordinate' but advice will remain independent

1 hour ago 5,787 Views 9 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# New Cases
# New Cases

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 38,046 Views 59 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told

2 hours ago 31,713 Views 0 Comments

Thorbjorn Olesen is said to have been drinking and taking sleeping pills on the flight from the US to the UK.

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated 2 hours ago 35,376 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

2 hours ago 14,608 Views 13 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

4 hours ago 13,949 Views 8 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend
# Jailed
# Jailed

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend

4 hours ago 33,195 Views 0 Comments

The defendant was aged 14 at the time of the incident.

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '

5 hours ago 20,255 Views 9 Comments

John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as talks with hospitality groups continue
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as talks with hospitality groups continue

Updated 5 hours ago 20,042 Views 23 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards

5 hours ago 10,524 Views 8 Comments

The Tipperary jockey faces stiff competition from a host of international athletes.

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit

6 hours ago 6,601 Views 13 Comments

He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021

6 hours ago 6,193 Views 34 Comments

Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match
# Joey Barton
# Joey Barton

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match

Updated 6 hours ago 22,785 Views 19 Comments

The former footballer denied shoving Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after a match when he was Fleetwood Town boss in 2019.

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes
# Banknotes
# Banknotes

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes

6 hours ago 19,947 Views 36 Comments

A final decision on the new look is expected in 2024.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

6 hours ago 15,231 Views 11 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated 7 hours ago 23,528 Views 58 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told
# Grenfell Tower Fire
# Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told

7 hours ago 7,330 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of today’s hearing survivors said the “the spotlight will finally fall on the Government” in this part of the inquiry.

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold

7 hours ago 28,631 Views 32 Comments

Comans Beverages Ltd also distributes brands like Prazky, Druids cider and Karpackie.

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption

9 hours ago 6,778 Views 0 Comments

At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

9 hours ago 31,167 Views 47 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed
# Australia
# Australia

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed

11 hours ago 16,464 Views 0 Comments

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent in Western Australia in October.

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board
# Prison
# Prison

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board

12 hours ago 6,628 Views 7 Comments

The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched in August.

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'
# From Russia With Glove
From The42
# From Russia With Glove

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'

12 hours ago 53,905 Views 2 Comments

Sofya Ochigava – remember her? – is back on the radar, and plans to avenge her ‘political’ defeat to Katie Taylor in their 2012 Olympic final.

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison
# Junta
# Junta

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

13 hours ago 15,173 Views 12 Comments

The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old since the army seized power on 1 February.

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

13 hours ago 32,720 Views 35 Comments

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted
# Donal Fallon
# Donal Fallon

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted

17 hours ago 29,996 Views 16 Comments

There was huge interest in the representatives of republican Ireland in some sections of London society, Donal Fallon writes.

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

19 hours ago 11,732 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?

22 hours ago 34,052 Views 21 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor
# How Winning Is Done
From The42
# How Winning Is Done

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor

22 hours ago 39,618 Views 2 Comments

‘I mean, I think it’d be unusual for me if I wasn’t the favourite going into a fight at this stage,’ laughed Taylor ahead of her title defence next Saturday.

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster

23 hours ago 36,755 Views 9 Comments

This week, our reader is busy renovating her home, which she purchased with her partner in August.

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire
# F1
From The42
# F1

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire

Sun 7:58 PM 47,513 Views 61 Comments

The title will be decided at the final race in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sun 7:55 PM 10,398 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
# Greece
# Greece

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit

Sun 7:34 PM 15,270 Views 45 Comments

The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.

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