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Today’s News

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK
# Windy
# Windy

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK

34 minutes ago 1,920 Views 1 Comment

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for counties in Northern Ireland until 6pm this evening.

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin
# Dubliners
From The42
# Dubliners

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin

37 minutes ago 1,846 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s FAI Cup final, The42 met Bohemians captain Keith Buckley and St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker Chris Forrester for a tour of the places closest to them in the capital.

Netherlands to be 'effectively closed' in the evenings as Covid cases surge
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Netherlands to be 'effectively closed' in the evenings as Covid cases surge

2 hours ago 19,911 Views 24 Comments

Bars, restaurants and many shops will close from 5pm.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

2 hours ago 19,689 Views 22 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
From The42
# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

2 hours ago 14,500 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91
# Broadway
# Broadway

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91

3 hours ago 8,368 Views 5 Comments

The US lyricist and composer is best known for works including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd.

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

3 hours ago 24,225 Views 8 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus

4 hours ago 15,924 Views 16 Comments

Several European countries are reintroducing restrictions as they work to roll out booster programmes.

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

10 hours ago 53,021 Views 38 Comments

Mystery phone bidder Tony Holohan, ringing the bell on cancer, and Hakuna Matata master Kellie Harrington.

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
# Delay
# Delay

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays

10 hours ago 42,619 Views 30 Comments
  • Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
  • There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
  • This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits

Yesterday’s News

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath
# CAB
# CAB

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath

12 hours ago 25,380 Views 5 Comments

Eleven professional properties and 11 residential properties were among those searched.

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
# Toy Time
# Toy Time

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?

12 hours ago 37,646 Views 17 Comments

And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status

12 hours ago 18,360 Views 12 Comments

It ended a miserable few days for Waterford, who will spend next season in the second tier.

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron

Updated 12 hours ago 41,800 Views 70 Comments

The US pharmaceutical company Moderna has said that it will develop a booster shot against Omicron.

Former principal fails to appeal convictions for sexually abusing boys over 50 years ago
# Patrick Harte
# Patrick Harte

Former principal fails to appeal convictions for sexually abusing boys over 50 years ago

13 hours ago 27,418 Views 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal rejected what was described as an “extraordinary” submission by Patrick Harte.

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC

13 hours ago 17,841 Views 26 Comments

Connacht defeated Ospreys 46-18 at the Sportsground tonight.

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home
# URC
From The42
# URC

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home

13 hours ago 25,333 Views 8 Comments

Health minister Stephen Donnelly has said that new restrictions for people travelling to Ireland from several southern African countries would apply ‘regardless of status’.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

13 hours ago 7,247 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Man dies after his car was hit by falling tree in Co Antrim
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Man dies after his car was hit by falling tree in Co Antrim

14 hours ago 15,834 Views 1 Comment

The Met Office has issued a rare red alert for parts of Scotland and the north of England.

Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation
# On Trial
# On Trial

Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation

15 hours ago 23,089 Views 0 Comments

They are due to stand trial on 28 January.

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated 16 hours ago 121,382 Views 57 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets ready to roar in tonight's chat show war
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets ready to roar in tonight's chat show war

16 hours ago 14,189 Views 21 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
# Protests
# Protests

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK

16 hours ago 12,642 Views 7 Comments

Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 55,497 Views 50 Comments

Two groups representing doctors released a statement this evening urging people to follow the public-health measures.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

16 hours ago 24,447 Views 6 Comments

How closely have you been following the sports news this week?

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening

16 hours ago 53,971 Views 42 Comments

Rumours of a Christmas lockdown have been swirling on social media in recent days.

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter
# Channel Tragedy
# Channel Tragedy

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter

Updated 17 hours ago 62,167 Views 59 Comments

Johnson last night asked France to take back all migrants who cross the Channel.

Revenue officers seize 2.4 kilos of MDMA from man at Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Revenue officers seize 2.4 kilos of MDMA from man at Dublin Airport

17 hours ago 13,898 Views 0 Comments

The seizure was made on 18 November.

Penneys to create 700 new jobs with 250 million euro investment
# Penneys
# Penneys

Penneys to create 700 new jobs with 250 million euro investment

17 hours ago 16,623 Views 18 Comments

The Tanaiste said the expansion was an enormous vote of confidence in the Irish retail sector.

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

19 hours ago 10,145 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
# Garda Operation
# Garda Operation

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking

19 hours ago 27,272 Views 0 Comments

As a result of the initiative, one female victim of sexual labour/exploitation was identified.

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling
# Dual Star
From The42
# Dual Star

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling

19 hours ago 16,227 Views 6 Comments

The Douglas man won an All-Ireland football title in 2010.

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?
# B11529
# B11529

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?

20 hours ago 45,731 Views 66 Comments

The B.1.1.529 variant has first been found in cases in parts of Africa and Asia.

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’
# Bridge Too Far
# Bridge Too Far

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’

20 hours ago 28,092 Views 47 Comments

Peter Hendy said the price of either project “would be impossible to justify” as “the benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs”.

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated 20 hours ago 24,878 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

German air force to transfer Covid patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds
# Germany
# Germany

German air force to transfer Covid patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds

21 hours ago 17,289 Views 16 Comments

The country’s disease control agency said 76,414 newly confirmed cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

Panto industry 'on high alert' after fresh public health advice on children's activities
# Entertainment
# Entertainment

Panto industry 'on high alert' after fresh public health advice on children's activities

21 hours ago 17,966 Views 6 Comments

Panto organiser Alan Hughes said parents have been calling to ask whether their show can still go ahead.

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news
# URC
From The42
# URC

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news

Updated 21 hours ago 31,828 Views 16 Comments

The province are in Pretoria for a planned game against the Bulls this weekend but are now working to get home urgently.

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