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'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

2 hours ago 1,273 Views 9 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

4 hours ago 14,094 Views 22 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

4 hours ago 7,538 Views 10 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 tomorrow
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

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

4 hours ago 230,605 Views 86 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

4 hours ago 16,085 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

5 hours ago 23,763 Views 21 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 5 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 6 hours ago 110,602 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

6 hours ago 5,676 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

6 hours ago 23,709 Views 35 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

6 hours ago 28,330 Views 16 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

6 hours ago 18,106 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

7 hours ago 18,336 Views 29 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?

7 hours ago 30,108 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

8 hours ago 9,829 Views 7 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 8 hours ago 44,875 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

8 hours ago 14,193 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

8 hours ago 42,776 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 9 hours ago 23,147 Views 6 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

9 hours ago 20,549 Views 69 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

9 hours ago 54,671 Views 81 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

9 hours ago 9,371 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 10 hours ago 25,992 Views 17 Comments

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

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees
# Feeling Festive
# Feeling Festive

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees

10 hours ago 16,557 Views 3 Comments

The weather outside is frightful…

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
# Freezing Classrooms
# Freezing Classrooms

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

10 hours ago 11,393 Views 12 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion

10 hours ago 7,834 Views 22 Comments

Satellite pictures showing massive troop concentrations on Ukraine’s border.

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022

11 hours ago 19,890 Views 30 Comments

The final cost of the project is set to be between €969 million and €1.1 Billion

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos
# Forfeit
From The42
# Forfeit

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos

12 hours ago 18,014 Views 14 Comments

The Welsh side currently have 32 players in quarantine in a hotel near Belfast.

Judge reserves ruling in challenge against DUP boycott of north-south meetings

Judge reserves ruling in challenge against DUP boycott of north-south meetings

12 hours ago 12,201 Views 1 Comment

The party is not engaging in North South Ministerial Council structures as part of its protest against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.

Man (53) arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation
# Antrim
# Antrim

Man (53) arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation

12 hours ago 13,464 Views 0 Comments

More than 20 people have been arrested as part of the investigation so far.

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

13 hours ago 10,266 Views 15 Comments

The forecaster will usually refrain from issuing warnings more than 60-hours in advance

Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance

14 hours ago 16,929 Views 8 Comments

Trevor was 22-years-old when he disappeared in December 2000.

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe
# PSNI
# PSNI

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe

14 hours ago 14,518 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old was shot dead in Derry in April 2019.

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?

14 hours ago 38,206 Views 19 Comments

You might be meaning to put some lights up outside, but as Storm Barra rages, it’s a day to stay indoors.

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
Live 15 hours ago

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed
Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

17 hours ago 6,280 Views 3 Comments

On Saturday, Mount Semeru ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on villages.

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

17 hours ago 27,834 Views 63 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare
# Miltown Malbay
# Miltown Malbay

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare

17 hours ago 40,605 Views 3 Comments

The crash occurred at Annagh, Miltown Malbay at around 12.30am this morning.

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