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Today’s News

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
# Chicago
# Chicago

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack

3 minutes ago 119 Views 0 Comments

Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'
# Tough Times
From The42
# Tough Times

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'

24 minutes ago 4,872 Views 2 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to force his way back into the Ireland squad.

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?

27 minutes ago 3,408 Views 3 Comments

Is it too soon to be hearing Wham! or Mariah Carey back on the air?

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny
# Glenmore
# Glenmore

Woman in her 40s killed in two-car collision on N25 in Co Kilkenny

47 minutes ago 4,409 Views 0 Comments

Three women were taken to University Hospital Waterford to be treated for serious injuries

NPHET to meet today to discuss response to Omicron risk and Christmas socialisation
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

NPHET to meet today to discuss response to Omicron risk and Christmas socialisation

1 hour ago 10,129 Views 18 Comments

TDs are due to debate a bill that would allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine.

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer
# Australia
# Australia

Australian minister stands aside after accusations of abusing staffer

1 hour ago 6,098 Views 0 Comments

It comes days after an inquiry found that sexual harassment and bullying are rife in Australia’s parliament.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

1 hour ago 14,047 Views 12 Comments

The research was published in the journal Science Advances.

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

1 hour ago 6,450 Views 7 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
# Cancer
# Cancer

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns

2 hours ago 2,759 Views 4 Comments

The National Cancer Registry Ireland 2021 report was published today.

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules
# Christmas Tv
# Christmas Tv

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules

2 hours ago 7,775 Views 10 Comments

Mrs Brown’s Boys is back with two more episodes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows

8 hours ago 19,305 Views 44 Comments
  • 898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
  • The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
  • On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.

Yesterday’s News

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

10 hours ago 10,718 Views 14 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison

10 hours ago 16,713 Views 3 Comments

Authorities said the pre-dawn attack resulted in gunshot wounds to two police officers.

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated 10 hours ago 23,464 Views 70 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail
# Stegouros Elengassen
# Stegouros Elengassen

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail

10 hours ago 16,930 Views 13 Comments

The new dinosaur species had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon.

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez
# Braging Rights
From The42
# Braging Rights

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez

10 hours ago 21,547 Views 17 Comments

A Seamus Coleman error proved costly as the Reds earned a convincing win.

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon

10 hours ago 12,174 Views 10 Comments

A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence

11 hours ago 14,189 Views 4 Comments

The case was originally against the Minister of Public Expenditure, the State, BT, businessman Denis O’Brien, and former minister Michael Lowry TD.

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies

11 hours ago 54,026 Views 15 Comments

Supporters required attention in the stands.

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead
# Oxford High School
# Oxford High School

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead

11 hours ago 11,916 Views 0 Comments

Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Updated 11 hours ago 55,701 Views 71 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

11 hours ago 4,698 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting
# First Interview
# First Interview

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting

12 hours ago 40,900 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin sat down for his first major interview since the tragedy in October.

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

12 hours ago 79,897 Views 13 Comments

The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died last week.

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks

12 hours ago 5,506 Views 2 Comments

Post-Brexit talks between the EU and UK are still ongoing.

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

12 hours ago 16,031 Views 7 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane
# New York
# New York

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane

13 hours ago 26,440 Views 0 Comments

The witness is giving evidence under the pseudonym ‘Jane’ at a US federal court.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated 13 hours ago 22,870 Views 46 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated 13 hours ago 20,609 Views 39 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries
# Search
# Search

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries

13 hours ago 7,665 Views 0 Comments

Two men were arrested as the authorities seized 8kg of suspected cannabis herb.

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
# Empty The Tank
# Empty The Tank

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

13 hours ago 6,132 Views 3 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007

13 hours ago 11,734 Views 1 Comment

Daniel ‘Danny’ Walsh was last seen in the Bishopstown area of Cork City in February 2007.

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television
# Court
# Court

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television

13 hours ago 17,267 Views 0 Comments

Kellie Walton pleaded guilty to charges of theft between 2009 and 2019.

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
# Sport
# Sport

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

14 hours ago 8,265 Views 29 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

15 hours ago 14,409 Views 33 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

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

15 hours ago 18,475 Views 4 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

15 hours ago 17,805 Views 4 Comments

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

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 16 hours ago 23,204 Views 40 Comments

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

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