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Today’s News

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters
# Courts
# Courts

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters

11 minutes ago 1,387 Views 0 Comments

Sean Fitzgerald, 34, of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, pleaded not guilty to the robbery but was convicted.

Taoiseach says Oireachtas members sleeping in cars due to hotel shortage isn't 'widespread'
# Dublin Booked Up
# Dublin Booked Up

Taoiseach says Oireachtas members sleeping in cars due to hotel shortage isn't 'widespread'

25 minutes ago 2,613 Views 4 Comments

A Fianna Fáil senator said that he has had to sleep in his car twice and that other politicians have the same problem.

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated 48 minutes ago 31,397 Views 31 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Irish adventurer and travel writer Dervla Murphy dies aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Irish adventurer and travel writer Dervla Murphy dies aged 90

49 minutes ago 2,661 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford writer wrote many books about her journeys abroad – often travelled by bicycle.

Fixture details confirmed as Armagh v Tyrone the pick of All-Ireland football qualifier ties
# Out Of The Hat
From The42
# Out Of The Hat

Fixture details confirmed as Armagh v Tyrone the pick of All-Ireland football qualifier ties

Updated 1 hour ago 26,951 Views 11 Comments

Mayo host Monaghan in the other clash between Division 1 teams.

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
# Omicron
# Omicron

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

1 hour ago 9,393 Views 9 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

Injured Leinster pair Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe to step up training ahead of Champions Cup final
# Update
From The42
# Update

Injured Leinster pair Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe to step up training ahead of Champions Cup final

Updated 1 hour ago 4,896 Views 3 Comments

Both players picked up injuries during the province’s semi-final win over Toulouse.

Supreme Court dismisses teen's appeal against sexual assault conviction for smacking child's bottom
# Courts
# Courts

Supreme Court dismisses teen's appeal against sexual assault conviction for smacking child's bottom

1 hour ago 9,931 Views 0 Comments

The offence occurred in 2019 when the parties were playing in a field near their homes.

Date set for Boy B’s bid to introduce fresh evidence in appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction
# Ana Kriegel
# Ana Kriegel

Date set for Boy B’s bid to introduce fresh evidence in appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction

1 hour ago 5,223 Views 0 Comments

Boy A and Boy B were both found guilty by unanimous verdicts of murdering Ana Kriegel in June 2019.

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy
# Being-Patient
# Being-Patient

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy

1 hour ago 1,064 Views 0 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
# Detained
# Detained

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed

2 hours ago 6,309 Views 7 Comments

The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.

McVerry Trust offers addiction counselling to man who stabbed mother's partner
# Courts
# Courts

McVerry Trust offers addiction counselling to man who stabbed mother's partner

2 hours ago 5,233 Views 0 Comments

The judge said today that he would take time to consider a 17-page psychiatric report handed into the court regarding Jonathan Reid.

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
# Flooding
# Flooding

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh

3 hours ago 2,049 Views 0 Comments

At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences
# Court
From The42
# Court

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences

3 hours ago 10,588 Views 0 Comments

The France international pleaded not guilty to seven counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings
# Rentals
# Rentals

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings

3 hours ago 9,048 Views 11 Comments

The minister said it is “not sustainable” to have “multiples of short terms lets versus long terms in all our major cities”.

Downing Street admits it did instigate meeting between Boris Johnson and Sue Gray
# Partygate
# Partygate

Downing Street admits it did instigate meeting between Boris Johnson and Sue Gray

3 hours ago 22,484 Views 6 Comments

Johnson today insisted that the partygate report would “of course” be independent despite questions over the meeting.

Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors

3 hours ago 12,520 Views 4 Comments

Two thefts targeting women’s handbags on Friday evening were reported in Limerick city.

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?

4 hours ago 3,600 Views 0 Comments

Covid transformed Ireland’s working culture. The Good Information Podcast can tell you what that means for you.

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion

4 hours ago 17,856 Views 28 Comments

The soldier was accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
# Disaster
# Disaster

Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines

4 hours ago 4,712 Views 1 Comment

Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine

4 hours ago 7,163 Views 9 Comments

The Ukrainian president was addressing a gathering of global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week
# Strike
# Strike

Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week

4 hours ago 6,595 Views 2 Comments

A further three days are planned if progress isn’t made this week.

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

6 hours ago 22,078 Views 42 Comments

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns
# Shooting
# Shooting

Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns

6 hours ago 17,409 Views 6 Comments

Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed outside his home by assailants on motorcycles.

After trip to Kerry, senior US politicians on Protocol fact-finding mission head for Dublin
# Ways And Means
# Ways And Means

After trip to Kerry, senior US politicians on Protocol fact-finding mission head for Dublin

7 hours ago 11,123 Views 5 Comments

The delegation is being led by Congressman Richard Neal who is chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
# US
# US

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan

7 hours ago 17,207 Views 30 Comments

A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.

Hospital staff member arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of poisoning infant who died
# West Midlands Police
# West Midlands Police

Hospital staff member arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of poisoning infant who died

8 hours ago 14,103 Views 0 Comments

A 27-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday.

Second man arrested after man (50s) dies in Tralee
# Kerry
# Kerry

Second man arrested after man (50s) dies in Tralee

Updated 8 hours ago 22,295 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

8 hours ago 14,884 Views 36 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

'Saipan? It’s something that you always see when it's on Reeling in the Years'
# Roy Keane
From The42
# Roy Keane

'Saipan? It’s something that you always see when it's on Reeling in the Years'

8 hours ago 11,635 Views 10 Comments

Amid the reflections and memories on the 20th anniversary, The42 asked 10 Irish footballers born around that time what the controversy means to them.

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million
# Refugees
# Refugees

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million

8 hours ago 9,728 Views 5 Comments

The Russian offensive has turned to a key Donbas city.

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
# Labour
# Labour

Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

9 hours ago 6,465 Views 6 Comments

Votes are still being counted to determine whether Anthony Albanese will control a majority in Parliament.

Justin Thomas clinches US PGA in playoff, McIlroy and Power finish in top 10
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Justin Thomas clinches US PGA in playoff, McIlroy and Power finish in top 10

15 hours ago 27,868 Views 13 Comments

Thomas overcame Will Zalatoris in a play-off after leader Mito Pereira’s double-bogey on the 18th.

Length of time to register a death may be cut from three months to less than one
# Death Certificates
# Death Certificates

Length of time to register a death may be cut from three months to less than one

16 hours ago 15,238 Views 10 Comments
  • A proposal would give the deceased’s family five days to visit a registration office after receiving the cause of death cert.
  • The new system would quicken up a process that is handled much slower in Ireland than in other countries and reduce lags in important data.
  • However, current wait times for an appointment at some civil registration offices can take up to several weeks, Lauren Boland reports.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know these famous film scores and soundtracks?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these famous film scores and soundtracks?

18 hours ago 33,476 Views 11 Comments

Do you know your John Williams from your Danny Elfman?

'My goalkeeper was attacked. So I think those questions should go to Pep and Manchester City'
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

'My goalkeeper was attacked. So I think those questions should go to Pep and Manchester City'

Updated 19 hours ago 69,051 Views 63 Comments

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard fumes after Robin Olsen is assaulted during a pitch invasion, with the club promising an indefinite ban.

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin

20 hours ago 38,833 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and supporting his family while enjoying socialising in Dublin.

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting

20 hours ago 25,649 Views 16 Comments

UNAIDS said ‘a significant proportion’ of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

21 hours ago 9,834 Views 0 Comments

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

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