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Today’s News

EU looks to strengthen vaccine uptake while US toughens quarantine rules over Omicron
# Variant
# Variant

EU looks to strengthen vaccine uptake while US toughens quarantine rules over Omicron

1 minute ago 20 Views 0 Comments

Rising infection rates have already seen governments reintroduce certain measures.

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

2 minutes ago 1,036 Views 1 Comment

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa

13 minutes ago 1,366 Views 0 Comments

They’re now required to follow mandatory self-isolation and PCR testing at their own locations.

'I know someone did something to her': Families mark National Missing Persons Day
# Missing
# Missing

'I know someone did something to her': Families mark National Missing Persons Day

39 minutes ago 2,632 Views 0 Comments

Families appealed to anyone who knows anything about their loved ones’ disappearances to come forward.

NPHET defends guidance on mask-wearing for children, saying proposal is in line with advice
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET defends guidance on mask-wearing for children, saying proposal is in line with advice

40 minutes ago 2,729 Views 1 Comment

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
# Schools
# Schools

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

1 hour ago 20,061 Views 28 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to street violence outside Irishtown pub ahead of FAI Cup final
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to street violence outside Irishtown pub ahead of FAI Cup final

1 hour ago 5,209 Views 1 Comment

Damage was caused to a number of vehicles outside the premises during the incident and a number of people were assaulted.

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

1 hour ago 6,480 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
# New Variant
# New Variant

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission

Updated 2 hours ago 89,312 Views 159 Comments
  • Eight potential cases were sequenced, with one confirmed as Omicron.
  • Dr Cillian De Gascun said the single case was "positive in some respects" because lab teams believed there may be more.
  • The case relates to travel from one of seven southern African countries.
Avian flu found in Ireland for third time in a month after cases in Monaghan and Galway
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

Avian flu found in Ireland for third time in a month after cases in Monaghan and Galway

2 hours ago 3,932 Views 7 Comments

The risk to humans is considered very low but people are advised not to handle sick or dead wild birds.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated 2 hours ago 13,091 Views 31 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site
# Germany
# Germany

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site

2 hours ago 11,438 Views 6 Comments

A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the train station.

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
# New Measures
# New Measures

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools

Updated 3 hours ago 29,027 Views 108 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexual assault on college student
# Cork
# Cork

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexual assault on college student

3 hours ago 15,950 Views 0 Comments

Rachel McElroy told the court she cried for hours after the attack as videos of which bystanders posted on social media.

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order
# PCR Booking
# PCR Booking

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order

3 hours ago 5,949 Views 2 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July
# Shooting
# Shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July

3 hours ago 5,522 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí had been on patrol in the area in July when they came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and another with a baseball bat.

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?

4 hours ago 9,247 Views 0 Comments

Jamie has been missing from the Drogheda area since the morning of Thursday, 25th November 2021.

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement
# Kev Mc
From The42
# Kev Mc

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement

Updated 5 hours ago 15,688 Views 17 Comments

St Jude’s clubman hangs up his Dublin boots at the age of 34.

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations
# Chris Cuomo
# Chris Cuomo

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations

6 hours ago 15,148 Views 25 Comments

In October, the 63-year-old former governor was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime for forcible touching.

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told

Updated 6 hours ago 23,825 Views 30 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Health today.

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her
# Memoir
# Memoir

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her

7 hours ago 37,104 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Broadwater’s conviction was overturned last week after a re-examination of the case found serious flaws in the prosecution.

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week

7 hours ago 25,647 Views 53 Comments

The cost of this year’s Christmas payment will be €313 million.

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas

7 hours ago 13,061 Views 9 Comments

The initiative runs in Dublin until the end of this month.

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?

8 hours ago 27,762 Views 32 Comments

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday.

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
# Chicago
# Chicago

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax

10 hours ago 20,843 Views 0 Comments

A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law
# United States
# United States

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law

10 hours ago 6,880 Views 19 Comments

Justices will sit to examine a 2018 law in Mississippi that prohibits most terminations after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'

10 hours ago 9,362 Views 4 Comments

The skipper sparkled again as Vera Pauw’s side beat Georgia 11-0 last night.

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns
# Irish Fiscal Council
# Irish Fiscal Council

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns

11 hours ago 6,790 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Council says the current over-reliance on corporation tax needs to be addressed.

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?
# Future Of Europe
# Future Of Europe

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?

17 hours ago 33,722 Views 37 Comments
  • The tumultuous nature of the UK's exit may have changed what euroscepticism means.
  • Is there a difference between 'hard eurosceptics' and soft eurosceptics'?
  • The next 12 months may tell us a lot about the EU's stability, writes Rónán Duffy.

Yesterday’s News

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes

Updated 18 hours ago 51,195 Views 0 Comments

Lawrence Visoski told the New York trial that he never saw any sexual activity on the planes.

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon

18 hours ago 47,259 Views 28 Comments

An expert report found that John Twiss was wrongfully convicted for the murder of John Donovan.

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine
# Homebound
From The42
# Homebound

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine

Updated 18 hours ago 33,443 Views 5 Comments

The travelling group are set to land in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000

19 hours ago 47,297 Views 12 Comments

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on 2 October in Blackrock.

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

19 hours ago 11,882 Views 17 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up

Updated 20 hours ago 36,721 Views 28 Comments

The UK Prime Minister promised that everyone eligible for a booster will be offered one by the end of January.

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting
# Oxford Township
# Oxford Township

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting

Updated 20 hours ago 29,864 Views 15 Comments

A 15-year-old has been arrested.

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
# 11/10
From The42
# 11/10

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia

20 hours ago 32,847 Views 19 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

20 hours ago 12,256 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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