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Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated 19 minutes ago 35,538 Views 55 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final
# Carabao Runneth Over
From The42
# Carabao Runneth Over

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final

22 minutes ago 4,306 Views 15 Comments

Jota scored a goal in either half as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford
# Longford
# Longford

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford

50 minutes ago 5,679 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí appealed for witnesses to this collision to come forward.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

1 hour ago 3,051 Views 0 Comments

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

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all hospitality restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all hospitality restrictions

1 hour ago 77,795 Views 85 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

2 hours ago 12,170 Views 26 Comments

In the letter, the committee chairman says Ivanka Trump was in direct contact with her father during key moments on January 6 2021.

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'
# Effort
From The42
# Effort

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'

Updated 2 hours ago 10,997 Views 4 Comments

Munster and Ireland wing Andrew Conway’s work-rate off the ball is exemplary.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

2 hours ago 7,255 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb

2 hours ago 15,011 Views 6 Comments

Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin
# Phibsborough
# Phibsborough

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin

2 hours ago 33,529 Views 1 Comment

The crash took place in the middle of Phibsborough at approximately 2am.

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey
# Belfast
# Belfast

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey

3 hours ago 40,339 Views 6 Comments

A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears

3 hours ago 10,231 Views 0 Comments

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

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway
# M6
# M6

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway

3 hours ago 20,414 Views 1 Comment

The crash happened around 2pm.

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu
# Foie Gras' Sake
# Foie Gras' Sake

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu

Updated 4 hours ago 7,355 Views 12 Comments

Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

4 hours ago 2,357 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes

Updated 4 hours ago 20,215 Views 15 Comments

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

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million
# Drop In The Ocean
# Drop In The Ocean

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million

4 hours ago 23,905 Views 28 Comments

The research, commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, found the project ‘would be impossible to justify’.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated 5 hours ago 11,773 Views 7 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated 5 hours ago 40,786 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

5 hours ago 43,706 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
# Bank Holliers
# Bank Holliers

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

6 hours ago 25,737 Views 19 Comments

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson

6 hours ago 8,742 Views 9 Comments

These 5,000 homes will be delivered through ‘Project Tosaigh’ and will be on private land that is yet to be developed.

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds

Updated 6 hours ago 25,640 Views 0 Comments

The report analyses how abuse cases were dealt with in the archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019.

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row
# Catastrophe
# Catastrophe

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row

6 hours ago 32,515 Views 33 Comments

It reflects the scientists’ view that the world is no safer than it was this time last year.

All-Ireland camogie champions Galway agree landmark €250,000 sponsorship deal
# Big Bucks
From The42
# Big Bucks

All-Ireland camogie champions Galway agree landmark €250,000 sponsorship deal

7 hours ago 26,260 Views 4 Comments

The Tribeswomen were previously sponsored by Supermac’s.

Judge refuses judicial review request made by loyalist Jamie Bryson over bonfire
# Ulster Says No
# Ulster Says No

Judge refuses judicial review request made by loyalist Jamie Bryson over bonfire

7 hours ago 12,388 Views 0 Comments

The judge said there was no justifiable practical purpose for hearing a judicial review.

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report

7 hours ago 8,089 Views 7 Comments

The Attorney General warned it could not be published in full.

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims
# William Wragg
# William Wragg

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims

Updated 8 hours ago 20,255 Views 14 Comments

William Wragg has urged MPs to report intimidation to the police.

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

8 hours ago 30,425 Views 106 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
# Hacked
# Hacked

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack

8 hours ago 8,730 Views 4 Comments

It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March

8 hours ago 16,587 Views 56 Comments

The bonus will appear in the regular payroll payments in those months.

The Arts Council announces Colm Tóibín as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024
# Colm Tóibín
# Colm Tóibín

The Arts Council announces Colm Tóibín as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024

8 hours ago 3,981 Views 4 Comments

He is taking over the laureateship from Sebastian Barry, who followed inaugural Laureate Anne Enright.

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
# Energy
# Energy

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

8 hours ago 6,729 Views 15 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human

9 hours ago 9,863 Views 10 Comments

Experts now hope to carry out a clinical trial on living humans with serious kidney problems.

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 9 hours ago 59,386 Views 87 Comments

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

Six people arrested as watches, vehicles and €700k in cash seized during Garda raids in Dublin
# Seized
# Seized

Six people arrested as watches, vehicles and €700k in cash seized during Garda raids in Dublin

9 hours ago 20,004 Views 9 Comments

All suspects are currently detained at various garda stations within the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March
# Public Apology
# Public Apology

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March

9 hours ago 2,927 Views 0 Comments

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill announced how a recommendation of a public inquiry would be delivered.

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

9 hours ago 11,118 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows
# Drugs In College
# Drugs In College

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows

9 hours ago 14,621 Views 33 Comments

Cannabis remains the most common drug, but cocaine displaced ecstasy to take the second place spot.

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