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US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

26 minutes ago 1,927 Views 8 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

59 minutes ago 4,359 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres
# New Rules
# New Rules

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres

1 hour ago 11,554 Views 52 Comments

Those who have just tested negative in recent days for will no longer be allowed into concerts, movies or performances.

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

1 hour ago 8,421 Views 14 Comments

President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts

Updated 1 hour ago 179,046 Views 54 Comments
  • Schools and colleges have been closed across 12 counties because of the approaching storm.
  • The HSE has cancelled Covid vaccine clinics in several counties.
  • The Taoiseach urged people to stay at home and "avoid the coast at all costs".
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

1 hour ago 3,916 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?

Updated 2 hours ago 9,479 Views 3 Comments

Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Updated 2 hours ago 115,272 Views 59 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
# Sent Forward
# Sent Forward

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers

3 hours ago 17,415 Views 0 Comments

The trial is due to go ahead in March 2022.

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated 4 hours ago 23,929 Views 25 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed

4 hours ago 25,688 Views 0 Comments

Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

4 hours ago 12,870 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Taoiseach says government and NPHET must 'coordinate' but advice will remain independent
# Nphet
# Nphet

Taoiseach says government and NPHET must 'coordinate' but advice will remain independent

4 hours ago 10,224 Views 9 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# New Cases
# New Cases

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 53,161 Views 70 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told

5 hours ago 50,981 Views 0 Comments

Thorbjorn Olesen is said to have been drinking and taking sleeping pills on the flight from the US to the UK.

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated 5 hours ago 41,039 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

5 hours ago 20,618 Views 17 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

7 hours ago 18,958 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend
# Jailed
# Jailed

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend

7 hours ago 41,581 Views 0 Comments

The defendant was aged 14 at the time of the incident.

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '

8 hours ago 24,548 Views 10 Comments

John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards

8 hours ago 12,999 Views 11 Comments

The Tipperary jockey faces stiff competition from a host of international athletes.

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit

9 hours ago 8,006 Views 16 Comments

He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021

9 hours ago 7,172 Views 36 Comments

Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match
# Joey Barton
# Joey Barton

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match

Updated 9 hours ago 25,658 Views 21 Comments

The former footballer denied shoving Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after a match when he was Fleetwood Town boss in 2019.

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes
# Banknotes
# Banknotes

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes

9 hours ago 22,821 Views 39 Comments

A final decision on the new look is expected in 2024.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

9 hours ago 17,188 Views 13 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated 10 hours ago 25,042 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told
# Grenfell Tower Fire
# Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told

10 hours ago 8,257 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of today’s hearing survivors said the “the spotlight will finally fall on the Government” in this part of the inquiry.

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold

10 hours ago 32,363 Views 35 Comments

Comans Beverages Ltd also distributes brands like Prazky, Druids cider and Karpackie.

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption

12 hours ago 7,446 Views 0 Comments

At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

12 hours ago 33,509 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed
# Australia
# Australia

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed

14 hours ago 17,643 Views 0 Comments

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent in Western Australia in October.

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board
# Prison
# Prison

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board

15 hours ago 7,133 Views 8 Comments

The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched in August.

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'
# From Russia With Glove
From The42
# From Russia With Glove

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'

15 hours ago 57,941 Views 2 Comments

Sofya Ochigava – remember her? – is back on the radar, and plans to avenge her ‘political’ defeat to Katie Taylor in their 2012 Olympic final.

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison
# Junta
# Junta

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

16 hours ago 15,866 Views 12 Comments

The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old since the army seized power on 1 February.

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

16 hours ago 34,103 Views 35 Comments

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

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

20 hours ago 30,759 Views 16 Comments

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

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

22 hours ago 12,176 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan
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