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'This will not happen in my classroom': Online anti-mask teacher group say they will fight new rules
# Pushback
# Pushback

'This will not happen in my classroom': Online anti-mask teacher group say they will fight new rules

1 hour ago 5,271 Views 0 Comments

Many teachers in the group have said they will not comply with the new rules.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know Britney Spears' music?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know Britney Spears' music?

3 hours ago 17,585 Views 11 Comments

She turned 40 this week, let’s celebrate her a bit.

How are Munster shaping up for their Champions Cup clash with Wasps?
# In Flux
From The42
# In Flux

How are Munster shaping up for their Champions Cup clash with Wasps?

Updated 3 hours ago 25,349 Views 13 Comments

The southern province have some highly experienced players available.

'I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do'
# Super Sub
From The42
# Super Sub

'I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do'

Updated 4 hours ago 40,753 Views 17 Comments

Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Divock Origi after the Belgian scored another important goal for Liverpool.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

4 hours ago 6,338 Views 2 Comments

Your round-up of today’s headlines.

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Article 16
# Article 16

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol

5 hours ago 11,277 Views 14 Comments

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

Opinion: 'It's like a war has ended and you don’t know who you are anymore'
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Opinion: 'It's like a war has ended and you don’t know who you are anymore'

6 hours ago 9,916 Views 0 Comments

Mia de Faoite documents the horror and abuse that come with prostitution and trafficking and says society must not forget these women.

Drugs worth €120,000 seized in operation targeting paramilitaries in Belfast
# Paramilitaries
# Paramilitaries

Drugs worth €120,000 seized in operation targeting paramilitaries in Belfast

6 hours ago 9,718 Views 14 Comments

A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

Five bodies found at house in Germany
# Bodies Found
# Bodies Found

Five bodies found at house in Germany

7 hours ago 51,976 Views 7 Comments

The discovery was made at a house near Berlin.

Origi nets last-gasp winner for Liverpool at Wolves
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Origi nets last-gasp winner for Liverpool at Wolves

7 hours ago 21,117 Views 17 Comments

The substitute fired in from close range just as it looked like the Reds would fail to score for the first time in eight months.

Amazon pair charged over stolen parcels in Dublin
# Court
# Court

Amazon pair charged over stolen parcels in Dublin

7 hours ago 51,642 Views 0 Comments

The two men appeared before Dublin District Court today.

Have you seen Monika? Gardaí concerned for Letterkenny resident's welfare
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Monika? Gardaí concerned for Letterkenny resident's welfare

9 hours ago 17,264 Views 0 Comments

Monika Furgal (39) went missing from her Letterkenny home on Thursday.

'Deepening Atlantic depression' to bring rain and wind on Tuesday and Wednesday
# Wet And Windy
# Wet And Windy

'Deepening Atlantic depression' to bring rain and wind on Tuesday and Wednesday

10 hours ago 26,591 Views 27 Comments

There will be strong winds and heavy rainfall for part of next week.

'I am still able to hack it around like I do on the golf course' - Donaghy chasing Kerry glory at 38
# Kieran Donaghy
From The42
# Kieran Donaghy

'I am still able to hack it around like I do on the golf course' - Donaghy chasing Kerry glory at 38

Updated 10 hours ago 20,544 Views 3 Comments

The veteran forward remains central to the Austin Stacks challenge as they face tomorrow’s county final.

Gardaí issue further appeal for witnesses to Tallaght shooting
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Gardaí issue further appeal for witnesses to Tallaght shooting

11 hours ago 16,988 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who knows of any person who “sustained unexplained burn injuries” in the past 24 hours to contact them.

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 81,039 Views 149 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500
# Hospital Numbers
# Hospital Numbers

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500

11 hours ago 37,877 Views 77 Comments

The Táinaiste says the fall in patient numbers is a sign health measures are working.

Thousands flee as Mount Semeru volcano erupts in Indonesia
# Volcano
# Volcano

Thousands flee as Mount Semeru volcano erupts in Indonesia

11 hours ago 12,738 Views 7 Comments

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'

Updated 12 hours ago 88,575 Views 10 Comments

Fermanagh footballer Brenda Bannon speaks about the loss of her mother and how counselling helped her with bereavement.

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'

13 hours ago 22,252 Views 31 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, or simply ‘The Treaty’, was signed on 6 December 1921.

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted
# Donal Fallon
# Donal Fallon

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted

13 hours ago 13,648 Views 11 Comments

There was huge interest in the representatives of republican Ireland in some sections of London society, Donal Fallon writes.

Thousands in the UK enter eighth day without power following Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Thousands in the UK enter eighth day without power following Storm Arwen

13 hours ago 11,177 Views 5 Comments

Forecasters have warned almost freezing temperatures will hit parts of the UK over the weekend.

Parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting arrested
# Ethan Crumbley
# Ethan Crumbley

Parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting arrested

Updated 14 hours ago 51,616 Views 1 Comment

They were charged after investigators in Michigan said the husband bought the gun used by Ethan Crumbley.

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school

14 hours ago 27,590 Views 56 Comments

Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.

The Irishman working with Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle on 'themeing'
# CONNECTION
From The42
# CONNECTION

The Irishman working with Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle on 'themeing'

15 hours ago 25,109 Views 4 Comments

Mullingar man David Sharkey has been consulting behind the scenes with the French club.

Garda appeal after teenage girl on scooter seriously injured in collision
# Dublin 12
# Dublin 12

Garda appeal after teenage girl on scooter seriously injured in collision

15 hours ago 33,325 Views 33 Comments

The teenager was travelling on Walkinstown Avenue on a push scooter when she was hit by a van on Wednesday.

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?

16 hours ago 61,013 Views 158 Comments

The government issued new guidance on visits to private homes in the weeks ahead.

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
# UNSUNG HERO
From The42
# UNSUNG HERO

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

17 hours ago 31,781 Views 9 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion
# Putin
# Putin

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion

17 hours ago 35,294 Views 43 Comments

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join Nato.

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
# Life In Direct Provision
# Life In Direct Provision

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

18 hours ago 27,985 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
# Cloud 9
From The42
# Cloud 9

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool

18 hours ago 13,559 Views 1 Comment

Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter

18 hours ago 12,758 Views 2 Comments

The Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin argues that despite current Conservative Party ideologies being bad for Ireland, relations must be maintained.

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students
# Exam Fever
# Exam Fever

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students

18 hours ago 16,547 Views 16 Comments

Thousands of students have signed a petition raising about sitting exams in person at this time.

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs

Sat 12:05 AM 33,264 Views 0 Comments

The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.

Friday 3 December, 2021

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court

Fri 10:25 PM 35,565 Views 0 Comments

Juan Patricio Alessi was cross-examined by Ghislaine Maxwell’s counsel today.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan

Fri 10:15 PM 21,950 Views 0 Comments

Jodie was last seen in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Wednesday.

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht
# Entertainers
From The42
# Entertainers

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht

Fri 9:42 PM 28,232 Views 47 Comments

The visitors started strongly but couldn’t live with Leinster’s quality at the RDS.

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork

Updated Fri 9:41 PM 34,512 Views 0 Comments

Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu appeared before a special sitting of a Cork court.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated Fri 9:20 PM 264,140 Views 322 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
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