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Russia's Lavrov warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
# Crimea
# Crimea

Russia's Lavrov warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine

1 minute ago 4 Views 0 Comments

Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”

Bank of Ireland fined €24.5 million for IT failures that had potential 'serious' customer impact
# The Banks
# The Banks

Bank of Ireland fined €24.5 million for IT failures that had potential 'serious' customer impact

51 minutes ago 13,963 Views 10 Comments

The failures could have led to customers being denied access to basic banking services.

UK Mail on Sunday publisher loses appeal over Meghan letter to her estranged father
# Meghan
# Meghan

UK Mail on Sunday publisher loses appeal over Meghan letter to her estranged father

56 minutes ago 3,976 Views 4 Comments

“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station
# Clontarf
# Clontarf

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station

57 minutes ago 3,639 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday.

Dáil approves bill paving path for reintroduction of mandatory hotel quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Dáil approves bill paving path for reintroduction of mandatory hotel quarantine

Updated 1 hour ago 30,514 Views 87 Comments
  • NPHET is meeting today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials will consider whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • In the Dáil, TDs passed a bill this morning that allows the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine.
Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field
# Ballymena
# Ballymena

Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field

1 hour ago 1,899 Views 0 Comments

Detectives have charged two more men, aged 38 and 39, in relation with the incident.

Fraud websites offering fast loans target vulnerable people ahead of Christmas, gardaí warn
# Loans
# Loans

Fraud websites offering fast loans target vulnerable people ahead of Christmas, gardaí warn

2 hours ago 2,488 Views 1 Comment

The website will often suggest that it is regulated by the Central Bank Of Ireland, even though it is not, and provide a fake Irish address.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated 2 hours ago 28,438 Views 20 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
# Chicago
# Chicago

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack

2 hours ago 5,434 Views 0 Comments

Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'
# Tough Times
From The42
# Tough Times

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'

3 hours ago 15,302 Views 13 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to force his way back into the Ireland squad.

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?

3 hours ago 14,833 Views 18 Comments

Is it too soon to be hearing Wham! or Mariah Carey back on the air?

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny
# Glenmore
# Glenmore

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny

3 hours ago 11,406 Views 0 Comments

Three women were taken to University Hospital Waterford to be treated for serious injuries

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer
# Australia
# Australia

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer

4 hours ago 10,657 Views 0 Comments

It comes days after an inquiry found that sexual harassment and bullying are rife in Australia’s parliament.

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

4 hours ago 10,671 Views 24 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
# Cancer
# Cancer

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns

5 hours ago 5,020 Views 5 Comments

The National Cancer Registry Ireland 2021 report was published today.

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules
# Christmas Tv
# Christmas Tv

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules

5 hours ago 12,273 Views 14 Comments

Mrs Brown’s Boys is back with two more episodes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows

11 hours ago 25,273 Views 47 Comments
  • 898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
  • The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
  • On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.

Yesterday’s News

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

13 hours ago 12,324 Views 16 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison

13 hours ago 19,776 Views 7 Comments

Authorities said the pre-dawn attack resulted in gunshot wounds to two police officers.

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated 13 hours ago 26,144 Views 90 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail
# Stegouros Elengassen
# Stegouros Elengassen

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail

13 hours ago 19,655 Views 15 Comments

The new dinosaur species had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon.

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez
# Bragging Rights
From The42
# Bragging Rights

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez

13 hours ago 24,160 Views 18 Comments

A Seamus Coleman error proved costly as the Reds earned a convincing win.

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon

13 hours ago 14,796 Views 11 Comments

A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence

14 hours ago 15,843 Views 6 Comments

The case was originally against the Minister of Public Expenditure, the State, BT, businessman Denis O’Brien, and former minister Michael Lowry TD.

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies

14 hours ago 57,750 Views 17 Comments

Supporters required attention in the stands.

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead
# Oxford High School
# Oxford High School

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead

14 hours ago 13,337 Views 0 Comments

Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Updated 14 hours ago 57,357 Views 71 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

14 hours ago 5,051 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting
# First Interview
# First Interview

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting

15 hours ago 45,441 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin sat down for his first major interview since the tragedy in October.

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

15 hours ago 83,927 Views 14 Comments

The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died last week.

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks

15 hours ago 6,039 Views 2 Comments

Post-Brexit talks between the EU and UK are still ongoing.

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

15 hours ago 17,213 Views 7 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane
# New York
# New York

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane

15 hours ago 28,746 Views 0 Comments

The witness is giving evidence under the pseudonym ‘Jane’ at a US federal court.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated 15 hours ago 23,976 Views 48 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated 16 hours ago 21,165 Views 39 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries
# Search
# Search

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries

16 hours ago 8,299 Views 0 Comments

Two men were arrested as the authorities seized 8kg of suspected cannabis herb.

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
# Empty The Tank
# Empty The Tank

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

16 hours ago 6,643 Views 6 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007

16 hours ago 12,318 Views 1 Comment

Daniel ‘Danny’ Walsh was last seen in the Bishopstown area of Cork City in February 2007.

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television
# Court
# Court

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television

16 hours ago 18,222 Views 0 Comments

Kellie Walton pleaded guilty to charges of theft between 2009 and 2019.

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