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Today’s News

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?

8 minutes ago 737 Views 3 Comments

The need for affordable childcare has consistently been highlighted as an issue for working parents.

Gardaí renew appeal for 45-year-old Dublin woman who went missing 3 weeks ago
# Bernadette Connolly
# Bernadette Connolly

Gardaí renew appeal for 45-year-old Dublin woman who went missing 3 weeks ago

45 minutes ago 7,403 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí will be at Donabate Beach today to try to speak with people who may have seen Bernadette on the day she went missing.

'It's like he's got more time than anyone I've seen' - Ala’alatoa on what makes Sexton one of a kind
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'It's like he's got more time than anyone I've seen' - Ala’alatoa on what makes Sexton one of a kind

Updated 1 hour ago 6,448 Views 5 Comments

Former Crusaders prop Michael Ala’alatoa talks about playing alongside Johnny Sexton at Leinster, and settling into a new environment.

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Joe Biden warns Ukraine of ‘distinct possibility’ of Russian military action
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Joe Biden warns Ukraine of ‘distinct possibility’ of Russian military action

1 hour ago 3,077 Views 5 Comments

The Kremlin also sounded a grim note, saying it saw “little ground for optimism” in resolving the crisis.

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

1 hour ago 5,516 Views 0 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

US bio pharma firm to create 800 jobs by expanding business to Limerick
# Lilly
# Lilly

US bio pharma firm to create 800 jobs by expanding business to Limerick

1 hour ago 6,542 Views 5 Comments

Lilly is to submit a planning application to Limerick City and County Council in the coming weeks.

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa
# Storm Ana
# Storm Ana

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa

1 hour ago 3,340 Views 0 Comments

The storm made landfall on Monday in Madagascar before ploughing into Mozambique and Malawi.

Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida

2 hours ago 3,477 Views 2 Comments

Search teams had earlier recovered five bodies from around 40 people who were on the boat before the operation was called off.

Extra resources promised to clear backlog of nearly 5,000 PPS number applications
# Department Of Social Protection
# Department Of Social Protection

Extra resources promised to clear backlog of nearly 5,000 PPS number applications

3 hours ago 7,805 Views 4 Comments

One man waiting nearly two months for his PPSN said the wait had left him financial difficulty.

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise
# Vincent Guérend
# Vincent Guérend

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise

9 hours ago 26,765 Views 40 Comments

French Ambassador Vincent Guérend spoke to The Journal about his country’s perspective on the Russian exercise.

Yesterday’s News

Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel Maus
# United States
# United States

Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel Maus

10 hours ago 24,541 Views 31 Comments

“There is some rough, objectionable language in this book,” said a school board director.

State fails in bid to jail man who assaulted his four-month-old daughter
# Courts
# Courts

State fails in bid to jail man who assaulted his four-month-old daughter

10 hours ago 33,500 Views 0 Comments

The man was given a six-month prison sentence for assaulting his partner in a separate incident.

Johnson’s wait continues for report into No 10 parties which could be key to his future
# Sue Gray
# Sue Gray

Johnson’s wait continues for report into No 10 parties which could be key to his future

Updated 11 hours ago 18,515 Views 13 Comments

The announcement of a Scotland Yard investigation into some of the alleged parties has complicated the process.

Biden promises to nominate a black woman to the US Supreme Court for first time
# United States
# United States

Biden promises to nominate a black woman to the US Supreme Court for first time

11 hours ago 11,191 Views 37 Comments

The US President said a nomination like this is “long overdue”.

Criticism over Cathal Brugha Barracks study as Ryan spokesperson says 'no final decision' made
# Dublin
# Dublin

Criticism over Cathal Brugha Barracks study as Ryan spokesperson says 'no final decision' made

11 hours ago 16,137 Views 15 Comments

“It’s the jewel in the crown of the Defence Forces and it shouldn’t be touched in any way or form,” TD Cathal Berry said.

'I feel lucky to be alive' - Irish national cycling champion hit by car while training
# Feeling Fortunate
From The42
# Feeling Fortunate

'I feel lucky to be alive' - Irish national cycling champion hit by car while training

12 hours ago 48,247 Views 9 Comments

Imogen Cotter was out riding her bike in Spain when she was struck by a car that was overtaking another cyclist on the other side of the road.

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years
# Derry
# Derry

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years

12 hours ago 6,656 Views 11 Comments

Relatives of several of those shot half a century ago have expressed doubts that they will ever be able to secure convictions.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

12 hours ago 6,156 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

13 hours ago 14,349 Views 8 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'I wish I was about 10 years of age right now coming into what is going to happen in the sport'
# Winner
From The42
# Winner

'I wish I was about 10 years of age right now coming into what is going to happen in the sport'

Updated 13 hours ago 23,013 Views 3 Comments

Kylie Murphy talks the development of the women’s game in Ireland, and where it has come from.

Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge
# Asylum
# Asylum

Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge

13 hours ago 30,596 Views 28 Comments

The woman claims that if transferred, she would be subject to inhuman and degrading treatment.

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?

13 hours ago 11,823 Views 55 Comments

The short answer: No.

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary

13 hours ago 7,669 Views 5 Comments

Liz Truss visited Northern Ireland today.

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus

14 hours ago 33,276 Views 56 Comments

Critics and environmentalists say the wall will fail to stop migrants, but will harm one of Europe’s last pristine woodlands.

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?

15 hours ago 4,886 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear behavioural scientist Pete Lunn and immunologist Christine Loscher give us the latest info and research on the reopening.

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you

15 hours ago 5,286 Views 15 Comments

The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
# By-election
# By-election

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March

16 hours ago 8,806 Views 7 Comments

Ballot papers will be issued on 25 February and the poll will close at 11 am on 30 March.

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

16 hours ago 22,854 Views 45 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

16 hours ago 55,182 Views 30 Comments

The figures were announced today.

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment
# Recognition Payment
# Recognition Payment

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment

16 hours ago 31,773 Views 33 Comments

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the payment should be extended to include all workers in the disability sector.

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told

16 hours ago 17,752 Views 4 Comments

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog
# Antiviral
# Antiviral

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog

16 hours ago 21,352 Views 11 Comments

A National Therapeutics Advisory Group will evaluate the use of this treatment in Ireland.

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
# The Big One
From The42
# The Big One

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner

17 hours ago 28,643 Views 26 Comments

The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography
# Knock-out
# Knock-out

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography

17 hours ago 9,389 Views 7 Comments

It will be published later this year.

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

17 hours ago 13,124 Views 39 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated 17 hours ago 34,924 Views 40 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

17 hours ago 13,901 Views 13 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

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