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Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction
# Maxwell
# Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction

Updated 24 minutes ago 7,891 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.

Report into Catholic Church handling of child sex abuse to be published in Germany
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Report into Catholic Church handling of child sex abuse to be published in Germany

29 minutes ago 691 Views 0 Comments

It will analyse how abuse cases were dealt with in the archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019.

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
# Line Call
From The42
# Line Call

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided

56 minutes ago 7,579 Views 9 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?

1 hour ago 12,081 Views 20 Comments

New legislation aims to place tips and gratuities outside the scope of a person’s contractual wages.

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated 1 hour ago 14,148 Views 27 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection From The42

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection

1 hour ago 4,111 Views 3 Comments

The likes of Kieran Marmion and Ciarán Frawley are unlucky to miss out.

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

2 hours ago 4,146 Views 0 Comments

Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.

Biden believes Putin doesn't want full-blown Ukraine war, adding 'my guess is he will move in'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden believes Putin doesn't want full-blown Ukraine war, adding 'my guess is he will move in'

2 hours ago 10,033 Views 21 Comments

Biden also said he believes that Russia is preparing to take action on Ukraine.

Stormont ministers to consider relaxations of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers to consider relaxations of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

2 hours ago 3,347 Views 0 Comments

Business leaders earlier this week urged relaxations describing the impact on trade as ‘very real’.

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

2 hours ago 6,543 Views 7 Comments

David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation

2 hours ago 10,566 Views 10 Comments

Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

3 hours ago 3,748 Views 2 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

MEPs to vote today on proposals which could see a ban on transporting very young animals
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs to vote today on proposals which could see a ban on transporting very young animals

3 hours ago 7,348 Views 7 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals will be debated today in Strasbourg.

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home

10 hours ago 19,382 Views 48 Comments
  • Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
  • Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.

Yesterday’s News

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations

11 hours ago 24,676 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear in court on Friday.

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win

11 hours ago 49,691 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Elanga helped the Red Devils secure a win over Brentford.

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

11 hours ago 12,726 Views 18 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover
# Transvaginal Mesh
# Transvaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover

11 hours ago 46,818 Views 7 Comments

A proposal brought forward by Stephen Donnelly was approved by Cabinet today.

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
# Tighthead Lock
From The42
# Tighthead Lock

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season

12 hours ago 41,575 Views 78 Comments

The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the southern province so far this season.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

13 hours ago 14,163 Views 0 Comments

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

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy

14 hours ago 312,853 Views 0 Comments

A second man arrested by investigating gardaí has been released without charge.

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad
# Tight Calls
From The42
# Tight Calls

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad

Updated 14 hours ago 52,394 Views 45 Comments

The Ireland head coach faced some interesting calls in finalising his 37-man group.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps
# RIP
# RIP

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps

14 hours ago 58,905 Views 22 Comments

Ulliel, who was 37, played the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

14 hours ago 30,556 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told

15 hours ago 16,544 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
# Residential Property
# Residential Property

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin

15 hours ago 22,308 Views 40 Comments

It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him

Updated 16 hours ago 62,550 Views 43 Comments

Downing Street said Johnson would have further meetings with MPs today as he attempted to shore up support on his backbenches.

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall
# Orchestral Manoeuvres
# Orchestral Manoeuvres

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall

16 hours ago 13,803 Views 15 Comments

The three RTÉ choirs, the Philharmonic Choir, Cór Linn and Cór na nÓg, will also transfer to the National Concert Hall from 24 January.

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week

16 hours ago 78,260 Views 84 Comments

910 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 90 in intensive care.

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
# Gender-based Violence
# Gender-based Violence

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women

Updated 16 hours ago 14,612 Views 0 Comments

Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday

Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

17 hours ago 39,196 Views 100 Comments

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast is also involved as a development player.

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated 17 hours ago 224,763 Views 236 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him

18 hours ago 47,914 Views 0 Comments

It comes as a woman claiming she saw him with his accuser in a London nightclub said she is willing to give evidence against him.

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

19 hours ago 13,704 Views 39 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.
Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday

19 hours ago 10,172 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says
# Covid In Schools
# Covid In Schools

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says

20 hours ago 9,766 Views 3 Comments

Principals first raised the issue on social media, saying that they were unable to register positive antigen tests with the hotline.

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years
# Courts
# Courts

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years

20 hours ago 33,406 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Kellie Walton worked as a payroll administrator with the company since 2006 and began stealing money in 2009.

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated 21 hours ago 45,040 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

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