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Today’s News

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

12 minutes ago 1,034 Views 4 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexually assault on young student
# Cork
# Cork

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexually assault on young student

13 minutes ago 1,809 Views 0 Comments

Rachel McElroy told the court she cried for hours after the attack as videos of which bystanders posted on social media.

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
# New Measures
# New Measures

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools

Updated 43 minutes ago 19,072 Views 96 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order
# PCR Booking
# PCR Booking

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order

44 minutes ago 1,954 Views 0 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July
# Shooting
# Shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July

55 minutes ago 2,248 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had been on patrol in the area in July when they came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and another with a baseball bat.

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?

1 hour ago 5,856 Views 0 Comments

Jamie has been missing from the Drogheda area since the morning of Thursday, 25th November 2021.

First case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Ireland
# New Variant
# New Variant

First case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Ireland

2 hours ago 70,843 Views 137 Comments

The World Health Organization designated the latest strain of Covid-19 as a variant of concern.

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement
# Kev Mc
From The42
# Kev Mc

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement

Updated 2 hours ago 11,949 Views 15 Comments

St Jude’s clubman hangs up his Dublin boots at the age of 34.

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations
# Chris Cuomo
# Chris Cuomo

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations

3 hours ago 11,418 Views 11 Comments

In October, the 63-year-old former governor was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime for forcible touching.

NPHET meets today as new mask measures for children kick in
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET meets today as new mask measures for children kick in

Updated 3 hours ago 6,397 Views 15 Comments

A technical briefing on the news measures will take place later today.

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told

Updated 3 hours ago 21,209 Views 30 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Health today.

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her
# Memoir
# Memoir

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her

4 hours ago 31,193 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Broadwater’s conviction was overturned last week after a re-examination of the case found serious flaws in the prosecution.

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week

4 hours ago 19,336 Views 47 Comments

The cost of this year’s Christmas payment will be €313 million.

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas

4 hours ago 10,459 Views 8 Comments

The initiative runs in Dublin until the end of this month.

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?

5 hours ago 24,207 Views 25 Comments

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday.

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
# Chicago
# Chicago

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax

7 hours ago 19,290 Views 0 Comments

A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law
# United States
# United States

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law

7 hours ago 6,247 Views 17 Comments

Justices will sit to examine a 2018 law in Mississippi that prohibits most terminations after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'

7 hours ago 8,290 Views 1 Comment

The skipper sparkled again as Vera Pauw’s side beat Georgia 11-0 last night.

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns
# Irish Fiscal Council
# Irish Fiscal Council

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns

8 hours ago 6,312 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Council says the current over-reliance on corporation tax needs to be addressed.

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?
# Future Of Europe
# Future Of Europe

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?

14 hours ago 30,519 Views 35 Comments
  • The tumultuous nature of the UK's exit may have changed what euroscepticism means.
  • Is there a difference between 'hard eurosceptics' and soft eurosceptics'?
  • The next 12 months may tell us a lot about the EU's stability, writes Rónán Duffy.

Yesterday’s News

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes

Updated 15 hours ago 49,612 Views 0 Comments

Lawrence Visoski told the New York trial that he never saw any sexual activity on the planes.

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon

15 hours ago 45,369 Views 23 Comments

An expert report found that John Twiss was wrongfully convicted for the murder of John Donovan.

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine
# Homebound
From The42
# Homebound

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine

Updated 15 hours ago 32,346 Views 5 Comments

The travelling group are set to land in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000

16 hours ago 43,779 Views 11 Comments

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on 2 October in Blackrock.

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

16 hours ago 11,520 Views 17 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up

Updated 17 hours ago 36,140 Views 28 Comments

The UK Prime Minister promised that everyone eligible for a booster will be offered one by the end of January.

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting
# Oxford Township
# Oxford Township

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting

Updated 17 hours ago 29,273 Views 13 Comments

A 15-year-old has been arrested.

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
# 11/10
From The42
# 11/10

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia

17 hours ago 32,266 Views 19 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 11,926 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated 17 hours ago 54,474 Views 134 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

18 hours ago 22,913 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

New rules over special envoys published but no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig
# New Rules
# New Rules

New rules over special envoys published but no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig

Updated 19 hours ago 13,080 Views 17 Comments

A report was commissioned in the wake of a controversy over Zappone’s appointment this summer.

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated 19 hours ago 91,484 Views 96 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

19 hours ago 17,515 Views 14 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage

20 hours ago 10,286 Views 8 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

20 hours ago 17,358 Views 9 Comments

The HSE confirmed that it expects the three new centres will continue to operate beyond this week.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

21 hours ago 67,400 Views 190 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns

Updated 21 hours ago 139,875 Views 233 Comments
  • The requirement will apply to people arriving at ports and airports and includes travellers arriving from Britain.
  • The negative test can be a PCR test taken within 72 hours or a professionally-administered antigen test within 48 hours.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in a fortnight's time.
Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

Updated 21 hours ago 30,036 Views 23 Comments

Kennedy won five league titles and three European Cups during his time at Anfield.

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