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'It’s nowhere near as PC as normal jobs. You get to run around and hit people'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It’s nowhere near as PC as normal jobs. You get to run around and hit people'

22 minutes ago 1,564 Views 0 Comments

Conor Carey’s career has taken him from Ulster to Connacht and on to Northampton Saints.

Dublin rally hears calls for Government intervention to ‘save’ Moore Street
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Dublin rally hears calls for Government intervention to ‘save’ Moore Street

25 minutes ago 1,015 Views 2 Comments

The area housed the headquarters for the leaders of the Easter Rising in the final stages of the 1916 insurrection.

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
# Omicron
# Omicron

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules

35 minutes ago 6,415 Views 9 Comments

Jacinda Ardern had been planning to get married next weekend but the celebration has been postponed.

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
# Global Politics
# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

51 minutes ago 1,174 Views 1 Comment

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

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Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
# Ghost Flights
# Ghost Flights

Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners

1 hour ago 4,612 Views 1 Comment

Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
# Good Information
# Good Information

'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic

8 hours ago 10,316 Views 16 Comments
  • Recent research pointed to higher levels of abuse towards female politicians in Ireland compared to their male counterparts, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One local councillor shared her experience of receiving inappropriate messages from a man on Facebook.
  • Research shows these types of negative online experiences lead to self-censoring by women.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?

10 hours ago 26,341 Views 23 Comments

The death of Meat Loaf was confirm by his family in a statement yesterday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

11 hours ago 9,795 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads
# Coining It
# Coining It

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads

12 hours ago 23,922 Views 49 Comments

Spain and the United Kingdom have both unveiled new rules aimed at tightening advertising standards for crypto-assets.

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4

12 hours ago 18,878 Views 26 Comments

Five tries at Kingspan Stadium and a thoroughly dominant display for 70 minutes proved enough for the Irish side.

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison
# Yemen
# Yemen

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison

12 hours ago 10,890 Views 8 Comments

More than 80 people have been killed after the attack in Saada province.

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

13 hours ago 24,518 Views 89 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality

13 hours ago 33,782 Views 64 Comments

The majority of Covid-19 restrictions lifted at 6am on Saturday.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

Updated 13 hours ago 202,944 Views 160 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy
# Belfast
# Belfast

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy

14 hours ago 30,516 Views 2 Comments

The man is charged with breaching the terms of a prevention order by having contact with a male child.

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game

15 hours ago 27,746 Views 59 Comments

Marcus Rashford scored a winner deep into stoppage time.

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US
# Georgia
# Georgia

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US

15 hours ago 51,435 Views 29 Comments

Dr Matthew Willson was described by the University of Exeter as a ‘much-loved member of our astrophysics team’.

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation

15 hours ago 55,596 Views 89 Comments

Protesters marched from Parnell Square to the GPO this afternoon.

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Updated 16 hours ago 11,285 Views 28 Comments

There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70

Updated 17 hours ago 68,356 Views 12 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs

17 hours ago 36,153 Views 59 Comments

Jimmy O’Brien scored four tries as Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed a dominant victory.

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

17 hours ago 15,872 Views 22 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

18 hours ago 44,927 Views 49 Comments

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

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?
# Environment
# Environment

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?

19 hours ago 10,760 Views 20 Comments

50% of plastic packaging waste needs to be recycled by 2025. The latest figures show only 22.5% is.

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan

19 hours ago 34,672 Views 51 Comments

The government confirmed plans for a €1,000 tax-free bonus for public sector healthcare workers earlier this week.

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

21 hours ago 30,400 Views 8 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

21 hours ago 54,961 Views 66 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
# History Books
# History Books

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history

22 hours ago 6,377 Views 9 Comments

We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs' From The42

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

22 hours ago 23,720 Views 3 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated
# Above Water
# Above Water

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated

22 hours ago 18,927 Views 17 Comments

By 2025, a target may be set for how much geothermal energy should contribute to Ireland’s long-term plans to reduce emissions.

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford

22 hours ago 21,351 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Sweeney was last seen on Wednesday.

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

23 hours ago 20,451 Views 48 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
From The42
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

Sat 8:00 AM 19,697 Views 56 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
# Delta
# Delta

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight

Sat 7:39 AM 87,758 Views 0 Comments

Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
# Banshee Wail
# Banshee Wail

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?

Sat 7:30 AM 103,750 Views 42 Comments

The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

Sat 7:00 AM 25,351 Views 20 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

Sat 12:03 AM 85,407 Views 66 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

Friday 21 January, 2022

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

Fri 10:53 PM 40,186 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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