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Today’s News

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine

34 minutes ago 15,209 Views 73 Comments

The Pfizer vaccine was first recommended for children between 5-11 in late November

Boris Johnson faces a House of Commons grilling over No 10 Christmas party
# Merry Christmas Everyone
# Merry Christmas Everyone

Boris Johnson faces a House of Commons grilling over No 10 Christmas party

1 hour ago 7,031 Views 10 Comments

The UK Government is still officially denying that a gathering took place in No 10 while London was in Tier 3 restrictions.

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated 1 hour ago 14,857 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister has been answering questions in the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Initial data on Omicron 'doesn't indicate it is more severe', WHO's Dr Mike Ryan says
# Omicron
# Omicron

Initial data on Omicron 'doesn't indicate it is more severe', WHO's Dr Mike Ryan says

1 hour ago 11,137 Views 10 Comments

However, more research is needed and Dr Fauci in the US noted that severe disease can also take weeks to develop.

Olaf Scholz voted in to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor
# New German Government
# New German Government

Olaf Scholz voted in to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor

1 hour ago 2,725 Views 2 Comments

Merkel had served as chancellor for 16 years

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online or in person?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online or in person?

2 hours ago 10,608 Views 12 Comments

Of course, Christmas is about more than just shopping and presents – nudge nudge, wink wink.

Man (40s) dies after crash in Co Tipperary
# R499
# R499

Man (40s) dies after crash in Co Tipperary

2 hours ago 10,686 Views 1 Comment

The man, a pedestrian in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Govt needs to give rationale for late night decision to close Dublin schools, Fine Gael TD says
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Govt needs to give rationale for late night decision to close Dublin schools, Fine Gael TD says

3 hours ago 31,068 Views 54 Comments

Schools are closed in 12 counties today.

As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north
Live 3 hours ago

As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north

  • Storm Barra is making its way across the north west, leaving thousands without power.
  • Schools in 12 counties are to remain closed today - Dublin was added to the list late last night.
  • Local authorities in counties with no Status Orange warnings have begun clearing trees from the roads.
Storm Barra leaves almost 60,000 without power as crews work to restore service
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Storm Barra leaves almost 60,000 without power as crews work to restore service

3 hours ago 11,674 Views 0 Comments

ESB Networks repair teams are working hard to restore power but some customers may have no electricity until tomorrow.

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

4 hours ago 20,466 Views 4 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash
# Peggy Morrissey
# Peggy Morrissey

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash

4 hours ago 60,590 Views 11 Comments

Peggy Morrissey passed away following a collision yesterday.

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

4 hours ago 10,811 Views 28 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

5 hours ago 16,073 Views 30 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'

5 hours ago 10,298 Views 8 Comments

The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

11 hours ago 7,238 Views 17 Comments
  • The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis, Lauren Boland reports.
  • There are "critical gaps" between the climate policies that the government has endorsed and the actions that it is taking in practice.
  • In a new report, the council warns that delays in reducing emissions now could require deeper and more expensive cuts further down the line.

Yesterday’s News

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party

12 hours ago 35,948 Views 35 Comments

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020’s coronavirus lockdown.

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

13 hours ago 15,432 Views 18 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed

13 hours ago 248,676 Views 93 Comments
  • This includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
  • The advice to close also applies to third-level facilities in the affected counties.
  • If an individual school in other areas is deemed by school boards to be affected by the storm they can decide to close.
Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League
# Star
From The42
# Star

Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League

13 hours ago 26,403 Views 28 Comments

The Reds became the first-ever English side to win all six of their group games.

Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála

13 hours ago 37,570 Views 31 Comments

It’s hoped the road will reduce traffic congestion and improve journey times in and around Galway city.

As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits
Live 14 hours ago

As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits

  • Schools will be closed again tomorrow in 11 counties
  • Some 38,000 homes and businesses around the country remain without power
  • A status red warning is in place in Co Clare
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power

Updated 14 hours ago 114,251 Views 68 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

14 hours ago 7,992 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

US experts say early indications showing Omicron not as serious as Delta
# Promising News
# Promising News

US experts say early indications showing Omicron not as serious as Delta

15 hours ago 30,226 Views 37 Comments

Dr Fauci said the Biden administration is considering lifting travel restrictions.

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad
# Turning To Youth
From The42
# Turning To Youth

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad

15 hours ago 34,301 Views 19 Comments

All 22 players put forward for registration are under the age of 21.

Man (70s) dies in Galway crash
# Kiltartan
# Kiltartan

Man (70s) dies in Galway crash

15 hours ago 21,475 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 3.35pm today.

Player Ratings: Give us your rating of these rainy day films
# Rainy Day Movies
# Rainy Day Movies

Player Ratings: Give us your rating of these rainy day films

15 hours ago 22,667 Views 34 Comments

What do you reckon?

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

16 hours ago 38,132 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested in France
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested in France

16 hours ago 12,400 Views 10 Comments

French radio RTL said the Saudi suspect was arrested at Charles de Galle airport near Paris as he was trying to board a flight to Riyadh.

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated 17 hours ago 46,859 Views 9 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

The Remote: And Just Like That, an Olivia Colman murder mystery and Simon Cowell's new talent show
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: And Just Like That, an Olivia Colman murder mystery and Simon Cowell's new talent show

17 hours ago 17,818 Views 4 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Doctor who worked in seven Irish hospitals failed to reveal that he had been struck off in UK
# Courts
# Courts

Doctor who worked in seven Irish hospitals failed to reveal that he had been struck off in UK

17 hours ago 64,604 Views 0 Comments

Dr Ragheb Nouman is accused of providing information which he knew was untrue in his application form to register as a doctor in Ireland.

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people
# Water Outages
# Water Outages

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people

Updated 17 hours ago 25,993 Views 7 Comments

The Boil Water Notices are in place in Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Wexford

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Booster Shot
# Booster Shot

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil

17 hours ago 23,539 Views 71 Comments

Questions over the actual number of booster ‘no-shows’ have been raised in recent weeks due to issues with the booking system.

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 58,150 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Investigations underway into the alleged discharge of a firearm in Dundalk on Saturday
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Investigations underway into the alleged discharge of a firearm in Dundalk on Saturday

18 hours ago 10,548 Views 6 Comments

The incident took place in Muirheavnamor, Dundalk

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist

Updated 18 hours ago 28,530 Views 17 Comments

Chris Armas, the former New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC manager, will join as assistant coach.

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