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Today’s News

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar
# Check Your Tickets
# Check Your Tickets

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar

3 minutes ago 473 Views 1 Comment

The ticket-holder has yet to make contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize.

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy

35 minutes ago 2,941 Views 0 Comments

The funeral mass for the 23-year-old school teacher will take place at 11am tomorrow.

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

52 minutes ago 1,561 Views 4 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over  No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges

1 hour ago 12,477 Views 16 Comments

Johnson is alleged to have attended a leaving do for his defence adviser in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway
# Cork
# Cork

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway

1 hour ago 9,146 Views 1 Comment

The incident occurred at around 5pm yesterday evening.

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage as communications still limited after volcanic eruption
# Volcano
# Volcano

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage as communications still limited after volcanic eruption

1 hour ago 5,229 Views 1 Comment

A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented flights from leaving.

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue

2 hours ago 11,820 Views 0 Comments

It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering

2 hours ago 10,905 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today

2 hours ago 5,880 Views 0 Comments

Smith, 39, is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and financing terrorism.

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

9 hours ago 38,478 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies

10 hours ago 9,151 Views 4 Comments

Ireland claim the country’s first away ODI series win against a fellow Test nation.

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?

11 hours ago 29,115 Views 20 Comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s tonight’s quiz!

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland

11 hours ago 26,296 Views 23 Comments

‘After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland.’

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

12 hours ago 10,614 Views 1 Comment

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

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision

12 hours ago 25,796 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old man died in the collision which happened at lunchtime today.

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle

13 hours ago 13,052 Views 21 Comments

Michael Collins and other members of the provisional Government took over Dublin Castle from the British 100 years ago today.

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City

13 hours ago 31,570 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in Cork and enjoying a bit of socialising while paying back his Mam.

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat
# Special Forces
# Special Forces

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat

14 hours ago 34,737 Views 63 Comments

The Army Ranger Wing have a group within their unit with specialist maritime training such as combat diving.

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'
# St Finbarr's
From The42
# St Finbarr's

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'

15 hours ago 44,975 Views 0 Comments

St Finbarr’s defender Sam Ryan dedicated today’s Munster win to his brother Cian.

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation
# Halyna Hutchins
# Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation

16 hours ago 26,529 Views 0 Comments

US authorities are investigating the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

17 hours ago 59,536 Views 71 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
# Uhl
# Uhl

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak

17 hours ago 25,166 Views 20 Comments

The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.

Leinster demolish Montpellier by 82 points in record-breaking European win
# One Way Traffic
From The42
# One Way Traffic

Leinster demolish Montpellier by 82 points in record-breaking European win

18 hours ago 50,619 Views 56 Comments

The province eclipsed their previous biggest win in Europe, set against Bourgoin back in 2004.

Poll: Have you broken your New Year's resolutions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you broken your New Year's resolutions?

19 hours ago 22,218 Views 22 Comments

Motivation may beginning to wane for some a fortnight into the new year.

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

19 hours ago 12,788 Views 21 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU

20 hours ago 61,286 Views 88 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
# Game Set And Match
# Game Set And Match

'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal

Updated 20 hours ago 110,317 Views 195 Comments

He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.

Ashling Murphy: Funeral arrangements announced as vigils continue across the country
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy: Funeral arrangements announced as vigils continue across the country

21 hours ago 67,585 Views 0 Comments

Vigils will be held in Co Kilkenny and Co Armagh this afternoon in memory of Ashling.

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas

22 hours ago 21,441 Views 0 Comments

The FBI said the man was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community.

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’
# Israel
# Israel

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’

22 hours ago 14,734 Views 0 Comments

Netanyahu is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases.

The Benin international who lit up Irish football
# Fan Favourite
From The42
# Fan Favourite

The Benin international who lit up Irish football

23 hours ago 23,745 Views 1 Comment

Romuald Boco recalls his League of Ireland days and the three times he played in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gardaí appeal for information on man's body found in 'unexplained circumstances' in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Gardaí appeal for information on man's body found in 'unexplained circumstances' in Donegal

23 hours ago 25,780 Views 0 Comments

The man’s body was found lying in a laneway behind a row of houses in Knockalla Drive in Buncrana on Friday.

Ashling Murphy murder: Gardaí carry out searches as investigation continues
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Ashling Murphy murder: Gardaí carry out searches as investigation continues

Sun 9:12 AM 125,869 Views 0 Comments

Detectives have spoken to a person of interest in the probe, who remains in hospital.

Sitdown Sunday: The tourists who experience 'India syndrome' after falling in love with the country
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The tourists who experience 'India syndrome' after falling in love with the country

Sun 9:00 AM 30,969 Views 9 Comments

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

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Sun 8:49 AM 17,169 Views 2 Comments

It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says

Sun 8:10 AM 13,830 Views 25 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.

'I went to Barcelona and spent €2,500. That's the kind of release I was living for'
# Happy Place
From The42
# Happy Place

'I went to Barcelona and spent €2,500. That's the kind of release I was living for'

Sun 8:00 AM 71,119 Views 9 Comments

Niall Saunders retired from professional rugby at the age of 22 and is better for it.

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today

Sun 7:45 AM 13,464 Views 14 Comments

On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.

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