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Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

3 minutes ago 128 Views 0 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
# Russia
# Russia

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says

8 minutes ago 995 Views 1 Comment

The Russian ambassador to Ireland said “there are no problems” with the planned military exercises.

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers
# Coup
# Coup

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers

16 minutes ago 846 Views 0 Comments

Burkina Faso has seen a series of anti-government protests as anger has mounted over the handling of an Islamic insurgency.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

33 minutes ago 3,109 Views 0 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims

57 minutes ago 4,403 Views 0 Comments

J Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were at the scene on 25 May 2020 as Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground.

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done
# Mayo County Council
# Mayo County Council

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done

1 hour ago 7,433 Views 2 Comments

Mayo County Council had been awarded significant funding for tourism and amenity projects.

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
# Beacon
# Beacon

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital

1 hour ago 7,571 Views 11 Comments

The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar

1 hour ago 11,794 Views 28 Comments

The new bill will also provide circumstances in which employers can refuse to offer remote working.

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview
# Crossover Of The Century
From The42
# Crossover Of The Century

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview

Updated 1 hour ago 3,055 Views 1 Comment

Exclusive to The42 members, the crossover preview show will look ahead in depth to Ireland-Wales and the competition as a whole.

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

2 hours ago 27,991 Views 27 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

2 hours ago 4,803 Views 4 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday

2 hours ago 4,323 Views 4 Comments

The services were cancelled indefinitely in mid-December as Covid-19 restrictions were reimposed.

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university
# Heidelberg University
# Heidelberg University

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university

2 hours ago 8,125 Views 0 Comments

The gunman died in the incident at Heidelberg University.

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
# Courts
# Courts

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial

3 hours ago 17,608 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments
# Apartment Living
# Apartment Living

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments

3 hours ago 8,504 Views 3 Comments

The new Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently open to public submissions.

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73

Updated 3 hours ago 33,539 Views 5 Comments

His dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B.

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics

4 hours ago 8,481 Views 9 Comments

The Games take place from 4-20 February in Beijing.

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
# London
# London

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Updated 4 hours ago 16,862 Views 8 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.

Liz Truss and Maros Sefcovic meet for 'constructive' talks on NI Brexit row
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss and Maros Sefcovic meet for 'constructive' talks on NI Brexit row

4 hours ago 3,590 Views 4 Comments

Truss said the “teams continue intensive discussions”.

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

4 hours ago 11,161 Views 30 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford
# Garda
# Garda

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford

4 hours ago 14,029 Views 0 Comments

Both gardaí required hospital treatment.

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city
# Heidelberg
# Heidelberg

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city

4 hours ago 8,545 Views 0 Comments

Police did not specify how many people were wounded or how seriously.

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night

5 hours ago 8,984 Views 0 Comments

Cash and cigarettes were stolen from a filling station and a shop.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

5 hours ago 35,452 Views 36 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022

5 hours ago 7,848 Views 37 Comments

The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

5 hours ago 25,563 Views 0 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the flags are “an insult to the survivors of Bloody Sunday and the victims’ families”.

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial

5 hours ago 10,348 Views 0 Comments

He says an editorial error was responsible for his previous assertion that he was not there.

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow
# Ballinabrannagh
# Ballinabrannagh

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow

5 hours ago 9,864 Views 0 Comments

The fire was extinguished by the local fire service, with no injuries being reported.

Ukraine invasion would be 'violent and bloody' for Russia, says Johnson
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine invasion would be 'violent and bloody' for Russia, says Johnson

Updated 6 hours ago 37,451 Views 80 Comments

It comes as the EU has said that it will not follow the US and UK and withdraw embassy staff from Kyiv

'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'
# Skippers
From The42
# Skippers

'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'

7 hours ago 35,958 Views 7 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar will face off as captains in their sides’ Six Nations opener.

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow

7 hours ago 15,878 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with alleged offences associated with membership of Islamic State.

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established

8 hours ago 7,069 Views 12 Comments

It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'
# High Seas
# High Seas

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'

8 hours ago 27,493 Views 69 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs plans to brief his EU counterparts on the planned Russian military exercises.

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?

9 hours ago 35,112 Views 51 Comments

Have you prepped some water-cooler chat?

Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking
# Nusrat Ghani
# Nusrat Ghani

Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking

10 hours ago 7,715 Views 3 Comments

Downing Street confirmed the Cabinet Office has been asked to “establish the facts”.

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts

10 hours ago 26,518 Views 8 Comments

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.

Five men charged in relation to burglaries across the south of the country
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Five men charged in relation to burglaries across the south of the country

10 hours ago 21,489 Views 0 Comments

The men are set to appear before Bandon District Court this morning.

Bohemians release another Bob Marley-themed jersey
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

Bohemians release another Bob Marley-themed jersey

11 hours ago 31,333 Views 19 Comments

The club had to pull a Marley-themed kit from the market in 2018, but now they are releasing it in conjunction with Marley’s family.

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