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Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
# New Variant
# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated 21 minutes ago 12,013 Views 16 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19
# Scramble
From The42
# Scramble

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19

31 minutes ago 6,112 Views 0 Comments

The province will return to their Cape Town hotel for an isolation period after a round of PCR testing last night returned a positive test.

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
# Awards
# Awards

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021

36 minutes ago 1,594 Views 0 Comments

Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.

It will take several weeks to see full impact of Omicron, says Eamon Ryan
# Omicron
# Omicron

It will take several weeks to see full impact of Omicron, says Eamon Ryan

54 minutes ago 3,940 Views 32 Comments

The Green Party leader said that it will heed public health advice on the new variant but ‘our people need a social life’ for their wellbeing.

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Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 19,377 Views 32 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today
# Leap
# Leap

Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today

1 hour ago 8,169 Views 13 Comments

Any number of journeys taken within 90 minutes will cost a flat rate of €2.30.

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new prime minister
# Czech Republic
# Czech Republic

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new prime minister

1 hour ago 3,264 Views 0 Comments

The president was separated from officials by a cube of transparent panels after testing positive for Covid-19.

Poll: Would you get solar panels for your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you get solar panels for your home?

3 hours ago 26,913 Views 85 Comments

Solar panels can be used to generate electricity or hot water.

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again
# Determination
From The42
# Determination

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again

4 hours ago 26,174 Views 2 Comments

Joe Barr chats about his new book ‘Going the Distance’.

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals
# Covid Tests
# Covid Tests

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals

4 hours ago 43,726 Views 31 Comments

The new rules do not apply for those within the Common Travel Area – including Ireland.

Sitdown Sunday: Uncovering the buried secrets of Pompeii
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Uncovering the buried secrets of Pompeii

5 hours ago 8,208 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis

5 hours ago 14,222 Views 13 Comments

UN officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster.

'What would winning the FAI Cup with Bohs mean? Everything. Full stop'
# James Talbot
From The42
# James Talbot

'What would winning the FAI Cup with Bohs mean? Everything. Full stop'

6 hours ago 7,040 Views 7 Comments

Bohemians goalkeeper James Talbot talks to The42 about falling back in love with football after leaving Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo, and playing GAA for Ballymun.

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe

6 hours ago 83,521 Views 111 Comments

The new variant has not yet been detected in Ireland.

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion

6 hours ago 11,396 Views 1 Comment

Bray’s Amy Wall has taken the kickboxing world by storm.

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves today
# It's Christmaaaaaaas
# It's Christmaaaaaaas

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves today

7 hours ago 17,038 Views 24 Comments

Everyone’s favourite festive radio station will be broadcasting from midday.

'Unchallenged misinformation' has led to very low vaccine uptake in migrant communities
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Unchallenged misinformation' has led to very low vaccine uptake in migrant communities

7 hours ago 19,308 Views 54 Comments

Conspiracy theories were allowed to take hold in certain communities here, experts have warned.

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit
# Trade Winds
# Trade Winds

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit

14 hours ago 36,653 Views 21 Comments
  • The volume of cargo going through the Wexford port has ballooned by 55% this year
  • A big increase in direct trade with Europe is driving the change, writes Ian Curran
  • Irish businesses are finding new customers and new suppliers in Europe as an alternative to Britain

Yesterday’s News

Benfica see Portuguese league game abandoned in second half as Covid chaos decimates opponents
# Blow It Up Ref!
From The42
# Blow It Up Ref!

Benfica see Portuguese league game abandoned in second half as Covid chaos decimates opponents

15 hours ago 44,041 Views 7 Comments

Belenenses could name only nine players in their starting line-up, including two goalkeepers.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?

16 hours ago 41,484 Views 14 Comments

Who loved golf and who likes spending time in a convent?

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS From The42

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS

16 hours ago 31,372 Views 60 Comments

Ulster won 20-10 in the URC tonight.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

18 hours ago 26,165 Views 9 Comments

Your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

19 hours ago 35,346 Views 54 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant
# Omicron
# Omicron

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant

Updated 19 hours ago 84,795 Views 88 Comments

The positive cases, found in a group of around 600 passengers, will be examined to see if they are the new Omicron variant.

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert
# Omicron
# Omicron

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert

19 hours ago 45,767 Views 95 Comments

The UK reported its first two cases of the new variant today.

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

19 hours ago 12,557 Views 50 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant

Updated 20 hours ago 107,862 Views 94 Comments

The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.

Liverpool turn up the heat on Chelsea with hammering of Southampton
# Freescoring
From The42
# Freescoring

Liverpool turn up the heat on Chelsea with hammering of Southampton

Updated 20 hours ago 24,017 Views 7 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s side were 4-0 winners at Anfield.

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds

Updated 21 hours ago 30,496 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s meteorological service has issued a rare “red weather” warning, with wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour.

Mayo v Galway and Kerry v Cork, as All-Ireland champions Tyrone open 2022 Ulster bid against Fermanagh
# Luck Of The Draw
From The42
# Luck Of The Draw

Mayo v Galway and Kerry v Cork, as All-Ireland champions Tyrone open 2022 Ulster bid against Fermanagh

21 hours ago 22,908 Views 18 Comments

Next year’s provincial football draws took place this evening.

Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy
# English Channel
# English Channel

Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy

23 hours ago 16,797 Views 17 Comments

Relatives identified 24-year-old Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin.

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 11:48 AM 79,081 Views 107 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?

Sat 11:06 AM 81,275 Views 86 Comments

Many travel rules still apply across the world.

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK
# Windy
# Windy

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK

Sat 10:02 AM 14,340 Views 2 Comments

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for counties in Northern Ireland until 6pm this evening.

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin
# Dubliners
From The42
# Dubliners

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin

Sat 10:00 AM 26,303 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s FAI Cup final, The42 met Bohemians captain Keith Buckley and St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker Chris Forrester for a tour of the places closest to them in the capital.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Sat 8:00 AM 39,622 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
From The42
# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

Sat 8:00 AM 36,617 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

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