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Today’s News

LIVE: Tens of thousands without power and people warned to stay indoors in Status Red counties
Live 19 minutes ago

LIVE: Tens of thousands without power and people warned to stay indoors in Status Red counties

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by orange and yellow warnings, with warnings of travel and power disruption also in effect
  • Schools and most colleges in red and orange counties will be closed today
Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?

29 minutes ago 5,092 Views 7 Comments

You might be meaning to put some lights up outside, but as Storm Barra rages, it’s a day to stay indoors.

59,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties
# Outage
# Outage

59,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties

Updated 50 minutes ago 47,457 Views 48 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

1 hour ago 2,158 Views 1 Comment

On Saturday, Mount Semeru ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on villages.

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

1 hour ago 9,984 Views 12 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare
# Miltown Malbay
# Miltown Malbay

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare

1 hour ago 14,608 Views 2 Comments

The crash occurred at Annagh, Miltown Malbay at around 12.30am this morning.

Storm Barra: How transport is impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport is impacted today across the country

2 hours ago 20,152 Views 0 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

3 hours ago 22,880 Views 40 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial
# Court
# Court

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial

3 hours ago 14,993 Views 0 Comments

The witness explained how Maxwell would coordinate her sexual encounters with Epstein, inviting her over and escorting to her to massage rooms.

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager

4 hours ago 18,108 Views 0 Comments

Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

4 hours ago 15,605 Views 39 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

5 hours ago 18,192 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores

5 hours ago 53,875 Views 12 Comments

The storm is set to bring high winds and heavy rainfall across the country, with some counties also expecting flooding in coastal areas.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

11 hours ago 11,018 Views 10 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated 12 hours ago 29,875 Views 26 Comments

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

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

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

12 hours ago 14,811 Views 53 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

13 hours ago 16,434 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

13 hours ago 29,552 Views 70 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

13 hours ago 19,347 Views 35 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 14 hours ago 207,616 Views 60 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

14 hours ago 8,611 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 14 hours ago 17,326 Views 12 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 15 hours ago 130,051 Views 65 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

15 hours ago 28,869 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 16 hours ago 27,269 Views 29 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

16 hours ago 36,363 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

16 hours ago 18,766 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

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

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 63,006 Views 75 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

17 hours ago 70,408 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 18 hours ago 47,158 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

18 hours ago 28,162 Views 21 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

19 hours ago 24,174 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

19 hours ago 50,155 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' '

20 hours ago 28,610 Views 11 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

21 hours ago 15,562 Views 13 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

21 hours ago 9,597 Views 18 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

21 hours ago 8,268 Views 37 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 21 hours ago 28,791 Views 23 Comments

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

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