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Biden believes Putin doesn't want full-blown Ukraine war, adding 'my guess is he will move in'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden believes Putin doesn't want full-blown Ukraine war, adding 'my guess is he will move in'

9 minutes ago 363 Views 0 Comments

Biden also said he believes that Russia is preparing to take action on Ukraine.

Stormont ministers to consider relaxations of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers to consider relaxations of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

22 minutes ago 617 Views 0 Comments

Business leaders earlier this week urged relaxations describing the impact on trade as ‘very real’.

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

30 minutes ago 1,703 Views 1 Comment

David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation

35 minutes ago 2,554 Views 5 Comments

Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

40 minutes ago 888 Views 0 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

MEPs to vote today on proposals which could see a ban on transporting very young animals
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs to vote today on proposals which could see a ban on transporting very young animals

1 hour ago 2,411 Views 4 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals will be debated today in Strasbourg.

NPHET to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

NPHET to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions

1 hour ago 3,348 Views 3 Comments

There have been calls to end the 8pm hospitality curfew and a partial return to the office.

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home

7 hours ago 10,955 Views 23 Comments
  • Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
  • Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.

Yesterday’s News

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations

8 hours ago 18,070 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear in court on Friday.

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win

8 hours ago 38,462 Views 13 Comments

Anthony Elanga helped the Red Devils secure a win over Brentford.

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

9 hours ago 10,156 Views 16 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover
# Transvaginal Mesh
# Transvaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover

9 hours ago 36,378 Views 5 Comments

A proposal brought forward by Stephen Donnelly was approved by Cabinet today.

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
# Tighthead Lock
From The42
# Tighthead Lock

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season

9 hours ago 37,752 Views 75 Comments

The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the southern province so far this season.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

10 hours ago 12,809 Views 0 Comments

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

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy

12 hours ago 290,850 Views 0 Comments

A second man arrested by investigating gardaí has been released without charge.

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad
# Tight Calls
From The42
# Tight Calls

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad

Updated 12 hours ago 48,121 Views 39 Comments

The Ireland head coach faced some interesting calls in finalising his 37-man group.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps
# RIP
# RIP

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps

12 hours ago 55,257 Views 20 Comments

Ulliel, who was 37, played the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

12 hours ago 27,594 Views 41 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told

12 hours ago 14,959 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
# Residential Property
# Residential Property

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin

12 hours ago 20,656 Views 39 Comments

It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him

Updated 13 hours ago 61,719 Views 43 Comments

Downing Street said Johnson would have further meetings with MPs today as he attempted to shore up support on his backbenches.

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall
# Orchestral Manoeuvres
# Orchestral Manoeuvres

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall

14 hours ago 12,990 Views 14 Comments

The three RTÉ choirs, the Philharmonic Choir, Cór Linn and Cór na nÓg, will also transfer to the National Concert Hall from 24 January.

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week

14 hours ago 76,776 Views 82 Comments

910 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 90 in intensive care.

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
# Gender-based Violence
# Gender-based Violence

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women

Updated 14 hours ago 14,121 Views 0 Comments

Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday

Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

15 hours ago 38,378 Views 98 Comments

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast is also involved as a development player.

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated 15 hours ago 221,954 Views 235 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him

15 hours ago 46,130 Views 0 Comments

It comes as a woman claiming she saw him with his accuser in a London nightclub said she is willing to give evidence against him.

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

16 hours ago 13,074 Views 32 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.
Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday

16 hours ago 9,755 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says
# Covid In Schools
# Covid In Schools

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says

17 hours ago 9,409 Views 3 Comments

Principals first raised the issue on social media, saying that they were unable to register positive antigen tests with the hotline.

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years
# Courts
# Courts

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years

17 hours ago 32,496 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Kellie Walton worked as a payroll administrator with the company since 2006 and began stealing money in 2009.

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated 19 hours ago 44,482 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey
# Courts
# Courts

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey

19 hours ago 16,519 Views 0 Comments

The 49 year-old victim was shot dead earlier this month.

December saw the largest annual increase in Irish consumer prices since 2001
# Inflation
# Inflation

December saw the largest annual increase in Irish consumer prices since 2001

19 hours ago 15,395 Views 53 Comments

Rising petrol, diesel and household electricity prices all made large contributions to annual inflation.

Second man released without charge after being arrested by investigating gardaí
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Second man released without charge after being arrested by investigating gardaí

Updated 20 hours ago 103,000 Views 0 Comments

A file will now be prepared for the DPP.

Poll: Do you like U2's music?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you like U2's music?

20 hours ago 55,737 Views 71 Comments

Bono said he’s not a fan of most of the band’s songs.

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
# Drugs
# Drugs

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee

20 hours ago 24,620 Views 46 Comments

However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel
# 6 January
# 6 January

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel

21 hours ago 13,094 Views 25 Comments

It is seeking records and deposition testimony from him in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims.

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks

22 hours ago 7,474 Views 25 Comments

The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.

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