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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

35 minutes ago 1,172 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

‘Lady of house’ Ghislaine Maxwell told Epstein staff ‘not to look in his eyes’, court told
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

‘Lady of house’ Ghislaine Maxwell told Epstein staff ‘not to look in his eyes’, court told

41 minutes ago 6,239 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old allegedly told the housekeeper to only speak to Epstein ‘when he asked questions’.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailers
# Trailers

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

1 hour ago 3,679 Views 9 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
# Coastguard
# Coastguard

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast

1 hour ago 4,634 Views 5 Comments

The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco
# Grounded
# Grounded

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco

1 hour ago 10,154 Views 5 Comments

Flights to and from Morocco have been suspended until at least 13 December over Omicron fears.

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

1 hour ago 9,361 Views 8 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.
National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns
# National Risk Assessment Report
# National Risk Assessment Report

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns

1 hour ago 4,189 Views 4 Comments

Some of the new risks identified in this year’s report were ‘economic scarring, digital exclusion, and the rise of a multi-polar world’.

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep
# Courts
# Courts

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep

1 hour ago 5,190 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) is charged with murdering Kevin Sheehy (20) in Limerick city over two years ago.

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

2 hours ago 948 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson
# Migrants
# Migrants

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson

2 hours ago 6,590 Views 10 Comments

Johnson wrote a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron last week proposing joint patrols.

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion

2 hours ago 6,809 Views 17 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the strong tax returns show the “strength of our economic recovery”.

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development

2 hours ago 8,842 Views 0 Comments

Atlas has permission to build 255 residential units and a childcare facility at Church Road in Killiney..

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

3 hours ago 6,844 Views 6 Comments

Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
# Averted Deaths
# Averted Deaths

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates

3 hours ago 8,439 Views 29 Comments

New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members
# Modernising
From The42
# Modernising

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members

Updated 3 hours ago 12,375 Views 31 Comments

It is the last club in Ireland to do so.

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
# Crack Cocaine Ireland
# Crack Cocaine Ireland

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'

3 hours ago 11,882 Views 18 Comments

Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 47,277 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products
# Recall Notice
# Recall Notice

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products

5 hours ago 21,207 Views 5 Comments

Ethylene oxide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the European Union.

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup

5 hours ago 17,557 Views 5 Comments

EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

5 hours ago 35,149 Views 34 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

5 hours ago 14,022 Views 29 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again
# Windfall
# Windfall

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again

5 hours ago 27,885 Views 30 Comments

A total of 209 people have benefited from the boosted prize funds, to a total of almost €16 million.

First case of grey seal preying on a harbour porpoise recorded in Ireland
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

First case of grey seal preying on a harbour porpoise recorded in Ireland

6 hours ago 19,960 Views 15 Comments

The incident was documented off Co Louth last month.

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
# Citywest
# Citywest

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin

6 hours ago 20,139 Views 0 Comments

The animals have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 6 hours ago 85,121 Views 142 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.
Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation
# Turner Prize
# Turner Prize

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation

6 hours ago 6,901 Views 2 Comments

In a first, this year’s shortlist was made up entirely of groups with no individual artist being nominated.

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast
# Fixture Calendar
From The42
# Fixture Calendar

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast

6 hours ago 5,369 Views 12 Comments

The new six-week window in late March and April means the tournament will no longer be linked to the men’s calendar.

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports
# Christmas Cancellations
# Christmas Cancellations

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports

6 hours ago 16,159 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said a decision on financial supports will be made in the coming days.

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea

7 hours ago 20,048 Views 17 Comments

The store manager said they spent the evening watching television and eating.

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'

7 hours ago 22,963 Views 14 Comments

The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
# New Report
# New Report

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment

8 hours ago 9,701 Views 0 Comments

Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

8 hours ago 9,371 Views 13 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January

9 hours ago 5,223 Views 0 Comments

Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.

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

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

9 hours ago 13,329 Views 18 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

10 hours ago 34,153 Views 19 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

10 hours ago 17,327 Views 13 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

10 hours ago 17,311 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday.

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

10 hours ago 6,960 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

11 hours ago 5,483 Views 2 Comments

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.

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