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Today’s News

Govt needs to give rationale for late night decision to close Dublin schools, Fine Gael TD says
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Govt needs to give rationale for late night decision to close Dublin schools, Fine Gael TD says

13 minutes ago 3,353 Views 6 Comments

Schools are closed in 12 counties today.

LIVE: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north
Live 23 minutes ago

LIVE: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north

  • Storm Barra is making its way across the north west, leaving thousands without power.
  • Schools in 12 counties are to remain closed today - Dublin was added to the list late last night.
  • Local authorities in counties with no Status Orange warnings have begun clearing trees from the roads.
Storm Barra leaves almost 60,000 without power as ESB Networks' teams work to restore service
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Storm Barra leaves almost 60,000 without power as ESB Networks' teams work to restore service

32 minutes ago 4,340 Views 0 Comments

Repair teams are working hard to restore power this morning.

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

1 hour ago 10,838 Views 4 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash
# Peggy Morrissey
# Peggy Morrissey

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash

1 hour ago 22,729 Views 4 Comments

Peggy Morrissey passed away following a collision yesterday.

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

1 hour ago 5,173 Views 13 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

2 hours ago 10,100 Views 18 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

Stephen Donnelly to face questions over abortion review that must begin next month
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Stephen Donnelly to face questions over abortion review that must begin next month

2 hours ago 6,353 Views 8 Comments

Campaigners are seeking answers from the Health Minister over who will lead the mandated review of legislation.

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'

2 hours ago 7,064 Views 5 Comments

The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.

'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

8 hours ago 5,358 Views 16 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

9 hours ago 29,418 Views 31 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

10 hours ago 12,856 Views 15 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
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

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

10 hours ago 244,784 Views 92 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

10 hours ago 23,251 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

11 hours ago 32,396 Views 24 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 11 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 11 hours ago 113,242 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

11 hours ago 7,325 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

12 hours ago 28,317 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

12 hours ago 31,987 Views 18 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

12 hours ago 20,335 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

12 hours ago 21,268 Views 31 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?

13 hours ago 35,517 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

13 hours ago 11,485 Views 10 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 14 hours ago 46,243 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

14 hours ago 16,621 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

14 hours ago 54,708 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 14 hours ago 24,998 Views 7 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

14 hours ago 22,551 Views 71 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

15 hours ago 56,836 Views 82 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

15 hours ago 10,173 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 15 hours ago 27,659 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

16 hours ago 17,671 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

16 hours ago 12,102 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

16 hours ago 8,256 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

17 hours ago 20,885 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

17 hours ago 18,555 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

18 hours ago 12,761 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.

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