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The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure

20 minutes ago 5,387 Views 1 Comment

Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight

22 minutes ago 1,406 Views 0 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers
# Negative Pcr
# Negative Pcr

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers

Updated 32 minutes ago 76,999 Views 117 Comments
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will require a negative test from Sunday.
  • The rules were due from today but are still being "finalised".
  • The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks.
Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

1 hour ago 4,820 Views 14 Comments

The US president offered the warning amid growing concern about a Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors
# PUP Returns
# PUP Returns

Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors

1 hour ago 10,534 Views 20 Comments

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys confirmed the measure in a tweet this evening.

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

2 hours ago 18,130 Views 64 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated 2 hours ago 182,994 Views 201 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 39,459 Views 57 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork
# Court
# Court

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork

2 hours ago 13,055 Views 0 Comments

Frankie’s death was previously described by Gardaí as a “horrific murder.”

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Luxury meets industry at this €750k Kinsale renovation that’s far from run of the mill
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz From The42

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

3 hours ago 14,033 Views 5 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath
# Laughing Gas
# Laughing Gas

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath

3 hours ago 14,271 Views 13 Comments

The canisters have legitimate uses, but Revenue can seize them if it believes they won’t be used that way.

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week
# More Of It
# More Of It

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week

3 hours ago 11,661 Views 2 Comments

Weather warnings are expected to be issued on Sunday.

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs

4 hours ago 15,906 Views 32 Comments

New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght
# Shooting
# Shooting

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght

Updated 4 hours ago 25,675 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene on Fortunestown Lane.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
# Jailed
# Jailed

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse

4 hours ago 15,363 Views 0 Comments

“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears
# Garda
# Garda

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears

4 hours ago 12,109 Views 0 Comments

Retired Superintendent John Murphy, 61, was charged with possessing cannabis worth over €13,000 at his home.

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases

4 hours ago 12,791 Views 23 Comments

Wales has also recorded its first cases of the variant of concern.

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences
# Review
From The42
# Review

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences

6 hours ago 28,919 Views 32 Comments

The results of an independent review into the violence-marred showdown at Wembley have been published.

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm
# Ouch
# Ouch

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm

7 hours ago 74,701 Views 32 Comments

Vaccinators were (unsurprisingly) not fooled by the silicone arm.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Listings
From The42
# Listings

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Updated 7 hours ago 18,627 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty to choose from if you’re not planning to move from the couch for the next few days.

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
# Recycling
# Recycling

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA

8 hours ago 10,946 Views 12 Comments

There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
# Germany
# Germany

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony

9 hours ago 11,639 Views 26 Comments

Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron

10 hours ago 17,505 Views 21 Comments

The variant of concern is now in every continent but there is still much to be investigated.

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?
# Travel Plans
# Travel Plans

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?

10 hours ago 30,589 Views 43 Comments

Have your say.

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification

11 hours ago 12,716 Views 16 Comments

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, had been barred because of past convictions for violence against protesters.

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme

11 hours ago 25,144 Views 79 Comments

It will be open to those who don’t have a current permission to reside in Ireland.

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

12 hours ago 7,154 Views 15 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death
# Rust
# Rust

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death

13 hours ago 26,846 Views 0 Comments

“I don’t have anything to hide,” he said.

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

13 hours ago 9,703 Views 13 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021
# Cavan's Finest
From The42
# Cavan's Finest

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021

14 hours ago 7,087 Views 1 Comment

‘Even though I didn’t add any trophies to my cabinet, it’s still been a very successful year.’

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

14 hours ago 37,773 Views 4 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds

14 hours ago 4,645 Views 4 Comments

The research found that it is ‘vital’ that children with disabilities have equal access to early learning and school age care and education.

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

20 hours ago 23,656 Views 26 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

Yesterday’s News

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

Updated 21 hours ago 45,976 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old allegedly told the housekeeper to only speak to Epstein ‘when he asked questions’.

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations
# Mark Nolan
# Mark Nolan

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations

22 hours ago 17,654 Views 0 Comments

The arrest warrant states that Nazi-related materials were uncovered during a search of his address.

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal
# That Man Again
From The42
# That Man Again

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal

22 hours ago 36,099 Views 57 Comments

New interim manager Ralf Rangnick was watching from the stands as United recorded a 3-2 win.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 22 hours ago 114,857 Views 156 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
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