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Tonga remains cut off by volcanic blast as fears grow for coastal towns
# Volcano
# Volcano

Tonga remains cut off by volcanic blast as fears grow for coastal towns

Updated 34 minutes ago 10,625 Views 1 Comment

A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented flights from leaving.

Ashling Murphy: More searches in Tullamore as results of 'crucial' DNA testing awaited
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Ashling Murphy: More searches in Tullamore as results of 'crucial' DNA testing awaited

46 minutes ago 7,916 Views 0 Comments

Searches are set to take place at a bottle bank near the scene of the murder today.

Sending military to the Channel and scrapping licence fee among Johnson's ideas to save his job
# Operation Red Meat
# Operation Red Meat

Sending military to the Channel and scrapping licence fee among Johnson's ideas to save his job

48 minutes ago 4,699 Views 4 Comments

The UK Prime Minister is on the brink.

Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
# Belgrade
# Belgrade

Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

52 minutes ago 6,038 Views 14 Comments

His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.

Two men due in court over armed robbery in Co Kildare on Saturday
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Two men due in court over armed robbery in Co Kildare on Saturday

1 hour ago 4,853 Views 0 Comments

Two men entered a premises on the main street in Castledermot armed with a handgun and a hammer.

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice

1 hour ago 8,993 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield Jnr was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison his former employee Martin Byrne.

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly

1 hour ago 10,218 Views 7 Comments

Nabarro said that while countries should hope for the best, they should expect difficulties to arrive.

'Vile and disgusting': Online vigil for Ashling Murphy interrupted by man exposing himself
# Zoom Vigil
# Zoom Vigil

'Vile and disgusting': Online vigil for Ashling Murphy interrupted by man exposing himself

2 hours ago 32,450 Views 0 Comments

Contact has been made with gardaí over the incident.

'Like the Wild West': TD criticises standing ovation for embattled Wexford council CEO
# Tom Enright
# Tom Enright

'Like the Wild West': TD criticises standing ovation for embattled Wexford council CEO

3 hours ago 30,320 Views 0 Comments

Ethics watchdog SIPO found against Wexford County Council CEO Tom Enright in a report earlier this month.

Poll: Everyone is obsessed with Wordle - have you played it yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Everyone is obsessed with Wordle - have you played it yet?

3 hours ago 26,117 Views 26 Comments

You may have seen it mentioned on your Twitter feed recently.

Leicester's Steve Borthwick: 'Jack Carty was incredible. He is a fantastic player'
# Jack Of All Trades
From The42
# Jack Of All Trades

Leicester's Steve Borthwick: 'Jack Carty was incredible. He is a fantastic player'

3 hours ago 22,439 Views 21 Comments

Eddie Jones’ former sidekick singled out Connacht’s captain for special praise in the aftermath of Saturday’s Champions Cup thriller.

Schools asked to observe minute's silence in memory of Ashling Murphy
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Schools asked to observe minute's silence in memory of Ashling Murphy

3 hours ago 17,916 Views 0 Comments

The minute’s silence will be held to coincide with the young teacher’s funeral tomorrow.

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year

4 hours ago 8,023 Views 15 Comments

There were over 40,900 responses to the survey by the ISSU, with one in three Leaving Cert students responding to the poll.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to seek parole as victims' families fear grandstanding
# Anders Behring Breivik
# Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to seek parole as victims' families fear grandstanding

4 hours ago 27,927 Views 25 Comments

The far-right terrorist killed 77 people in a bomb and gun massacre in Norway in 2011.

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east
# US
# US

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east

5 hours ago 14,733 Views 4 Comments

The weather was making air travel extremely difficult in some parts of the country.

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law
# Vaccine Pass
# Vaccine Pass

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law

5 hours ago 20,833 Views 75 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron had hoped to pass the bill through the National Assembly sooner but was slowed due to opposition.

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
# Oxfam
# Oxfam

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds

6 hours ago 25,385 Views 61 Comments

It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar
# Check Your Tickets
# Check Your Tickets

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar

6 hours ago 23,050 Views 28 Comments

The ticket-holder has yet to make contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize.

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

7 hours ago 5,137 Views 11 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

Seamus Power breaks into top 50 in the world after finishing in tie for third in Hawaii
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Seamus Power breaks into top 50 in the world after finishing in tie for third in Hawaii

7 hours ago 12,013 Views 8 Comments

A great week for the Waterford man at the Sony Open, he finished four shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over  No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges

7 hours ago 24,937 Views 25 Comments

Johnson is alleged to have attended a leaving do for his defence adviser in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway
# Cork
# Cork

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway

8 hours ago 17,734 Views 1 Comment

The incident occurred at around 5pm yesterday evening.

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy

8 hours ago 10,783 Views 0 Comments

The funeral mass for the 23-year-old school teacher will take place at 11am tomorrow.

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue

8 hours ago 18,311 Views 0 Comments

It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering

8 hours ago 18,197 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today

9 hours ago 9,868 Views 0 Comments

Smith, 39, is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and financing terrorism.

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

15 hours ago 49,988 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies

17 hours ago 14,062 Views 7 Comments

Ireland claim the country’s first away ODI series win against a fellow Test nation.

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?

17 hours ago 35,136 Views 23 Comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s tonight’s quiz!

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland

17 hours ago 30,518 Views 28 Comments

‘After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland.’

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

18 hours ago 11,886 Views 1 Comment

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

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision

19 hours ago 28,697 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old man died in the collision which happened at lunchtime today.

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle

19 hours ago 15,052 Views 24 Comments

Michael Collins and other members of the provisional Government took over Dublin Castle from the British 100 years ago today.

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City

19 hours ago 37,474 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in Cork and enjoying a bit of socialising while paying back his Mam.

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat
# Special Forces
# Special Forces

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat

20 hours ago 39,003 Views 65 Comments

The Army Ranger Wing have a group within their unit with specialist maritime training such as combat diving.

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'
# St Finbarr's
From The42
# St Finbarr's

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'

21 hours ago 47,977 Views 0 Comments

St Finbarr’s defender Sam Ryan dedicated today’s Munster win to his brother Cian.

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation
# Halyna Hutchins
# Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation

22 hours ago 28,239 Views 0 Comments

US authorities are investigating the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

23 hours ago 64,133 Views 75 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
# Uhl
# Uhl

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak

Sun 3:30 PM 26,263 Views 20 Comments

The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.

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