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Cabinet Covid sub-committee meets to consider NPHET advice on Christmas curbs
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Cabinet Covid sub-committee meets to consider NPHET advice on Christmas curbs

Updated 43 minutes ago 11,793 Views 28 Comments
  • NPHET is recommending limits on social mixing in the weeks ahead.
  • There's understood to be disquiet among some senior members of Cabinet about the potential for new restrictions.
  • Hospitality representative have reported a "constructive" meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin today.
Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
# Recycling
# Recycling

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA

44 minutes ago 1,935 Views 3 Comments

There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
# Germany
# Germany

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony

1 hour ago 4,224 Views 13 Comments

Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron

2 hours ago 8,986 Views 18 Comments

The variant of concern is now in every continent but there is still much to be investigated.

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?
# Travel Plans
# Travel Plans

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?

2 hours ago 16,685 Views 32 Comments

Have your say.

New Covid testing rules for inbound travellers due to come in today are delayed for 48 hours
# Negative Pcr
# Negative Pcr

New Covid testing rules for inbound travellers due to come in today are delayed for 48 hours

Updated 3 hours ago 59,971 Views 98 Comments
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will require a negative test from Sunday.
  • The rules were due from today but are still being "finalised".
  • The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks.
Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification

3 hours ago 6,344 Views 6 Comments

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, had been barred because of past convictions for violence against protesters.

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme

3 hours ago 14,820 Views 71 Comments

It will be open to those who don’t have a current permission to reside in Ireland.

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Luxury meets industry at this €750k Kinsale renovation that’s far from run of the mill
Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

4 hours ago 4,912 Views 11 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death
# Rust
# Rust

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death

5 hours ago 20,759 Views 0 Comments

“I don’t have anything to hide,” he said.

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

5 hours ago 7,197 Views 10 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021
# Cavan's Finest
From The42
# Cavan's Finest

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021

5 hours ago 3,960 Views 1 Comment

‘Even though I didn’t add any trophies to my cabinet, it’s still been a very successful year.’

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

6 hours ago 29,707 Views 4 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds

6 hours ago 3,482 Views 4 Comments

The research found that it is ‘vital’ that children with disabilities have equal access to early learning and school age care and education.

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

12 hours ago 20,370 Views 30 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

Yesterday’s News

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

Updated 13 hours ago 41,644 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old allegedly told the housekeeper to only speak to Epstein ‘when he asked questions’.

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations
# Mark Nolan
# Mark Nolan

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations

13 hours ago 15,785 Views 0 Comments

The arrest warrant states that Nazi-related materials were uncovered during a search of his address.

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal
# That Man Again
From The42
# That Man Again

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal

14 hours ago 33,454 Views 57 Comments

New interim manager Ralf Rangnick was watching from the stands as United recorded a 3-2 win.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 14 hours ago 111,594 Views 152 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station
# Courts
# Courts

Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station

14 hours ago 23,259 Views 0 Comments

Enrique Martin Gutierrez, 20, of Calle de Frias, Burgas, Spain, was arrested yesterday.

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

14 hours ago 34,998 Views 47 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

14 hours ago 8,330 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

15 hours ago 6,800 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

15 hours ago 14,132 Views 18 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
# Coastguard
# Coastguard

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast

16 hours ago 14,555 Views 10 Comments

The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco
# Grounded
# Grounded

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco

16 hours ago 24,024 Views 7 Comments

Flights to and from Morocco have been suspended until at least 13 December over Omicron fears.

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

16 hours ago 33,009 Views 17 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.
National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns
# National Risk Assessment Report
# National Risk Assessment Report

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns

16 hours ago 9,071 Views 7 Comments

Some of the new risks identified in this year’s report were ‘economic scarring, digital exclusion, and the rise of a multi-polar world’.

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep
# Courts
# Courts

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep

16 hours ago 12,846 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) is charged with murdering Kevin Sheehy (20) in Limerick city over two years ago.

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

17 hours ago 2,817 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson
# Migrants
# Migrants

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson

17 hours ago 13,143 Views 13 Comments

Johnson wrote a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron last week proposing joint patrols.

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion

17 hours ago 12,281 Views 28 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the strong tax returns show the “strength of our economic recovery”.

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development

17 hours ago 15,046 Views 0 Comments

Atlas has permission to build 255 residential units and a childcare facility at Church Road in Killiney..

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

17 hours ago 12,039 Views 7 Comments

Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
# Averted Deaths
# Averted Deaths

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates

18 hours ago 13,149 Views 47 Comments

New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members
# Modernising
From The42
# Modernising

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members

Updated 18 hours ago 19,991 Views 38 Comments

It is the last club in Ireland to do so.

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
# Crack Cocaine Ireland
# Crack Cocaine Ireland

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'

18 hours ago 19,960 Views 23 Comments

Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 56,388 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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