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Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

4 hours ago 4,447 Views 17 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

Yesterday’s News

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension
# Carlow
# Carlow

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension

5 hours ago 13,545 Views 0 Comments

Locals in Carlow last week spoke of their shock at the incident.

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation

5 hours ago 10,808 Views 11 Comments

Two of the bikes were confirmed as stolen and officers are in the process of reuniting them with their owners.

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

6 hours ago 14,099 Views 0 Comments

Ms Giuffre alleges the son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager.

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine

Updated 7 hours ago 18,477 Views 38 Comments

But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp

7 hours ago 11,267 Views 6 Comments

Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

7 hours ago 14,094 Views 27 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

7 hours ago 5,950 Views 1 Comment

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

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare
# Naas
# Naas

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare

7 hours ago 17,507 Views 17 Comments

The man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital by the Air Corp Ambulance.

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues

Updated 8 hours ago 34,918 Views 22 Comments

The report was expected to be handed to No 10 today but had not been delivered by the time the Commons adjourned.

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

8 hours ago 13,220 Views 19 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt
# Hassle On The Hill
From The42
# Hassle On The Hill

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt

8 hours ago 22,183 Views 25 Comments

Munster CEO Ian Flanagan says the southern province ‘will do everything possible in exhausting all avenues to play the game at Thomond.’

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan
# Arva
# Arva

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan

9 hours ago 13,181 Views 1 Comment

The cigarettes are estimated to have resulted in a loss of €27,000 to the State.

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes

9 hours ago 31,461 Views 30 Comments

A feasibility study will examine the potential use of the site,

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

9 hours ago 7,688 Views 10 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Warning
# Warning

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears

9 hours ago 15,245 Views 59 Comments

Moya Doherty, the chair of the RTÉ Board, warned of her deep concerns about the future of the broadcaster.

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards

10 hours ago 9,973 Views 38 Comments

This year will be Micheál Martin’s last opportunity as Taoiseach to visit with the US president in Washington DC.

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions
# Heather Humphreys
# Heather Humphreys

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions

10 hours ago 15,166 Views 16 Comments

The measure will initially apply to new applicants before being extended to other jobseekers over the coming months.

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told
# Trial
# Trial

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told

Updated 10 hours ago 24,506 Views 0 Comments

The former Defence Forces soldier, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of membership of Islamic State.

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
# Seizure
# Seizure

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang

10 hours ago 11,338 Views 8 Comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind

11 hours ago 11,672 Views 1 Comment

Heather Payne, Beibhinn Parsons and many more stars in the same age bracket have crossed paths in the sporting hotspot on the Galway/Roscommon border.

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week
# Daily Stats
# Daily Stats

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week

11 hours ago 50,233 Views 61 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

11 hours ago 11,406 Views 53 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week
# Pay And Display
# Pay And Display

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week

12 hours ago 21,101 Views 54 Comments

Dublin City Council says prices are going up to deter long stay parking and to encourage people not to use cars.

GAA confirm removal of water breaks and return of Maor Uisces
# Change
From The42
# Change

GAA confirm removal of water breaks and return of Maor Uisces

13 hours ago 23,404 Views 13 Comments

The Association confirmed the change in its latest Covid-19 update for members this afternoon.

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers

13 hours ago 13,739 Views 46 Comments

Trade unions have taken aim at the draft legislation, which they say is stacked in favour of employers over workers.

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS
# Hassakeh
# Hassakeh

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS

13 hours ago 10,370 Views 2 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting in and around Ghwayran prison since it was taken last week has killed 181 people.

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

13 hours ago 7,208 Views 4 Comments

The film festival will celebrate 20 years when it kicks off on 23 February and will run until 6 March.

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing

14 hours ago 53,780 Views 95 Comments

Leader’ Questions got heated today with the Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald hitting out at each other over housing issues.

Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary

15 hours ago 28,724 Views 61 Comments

The Secretary General had temporarily waived an €81,000 pay rise.

'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy

15 hours ago 12,568 Views 32 Comments

New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered
# Medication
# Medication

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered

15 hours ago 80,410 Views 0 Comments

Review of 1,300 children who attended the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS found 46 of them suffered “significant harm”.

Ashling Murphy murder accused further remanded in custody pending directions from the DPP
# Jozef Puska
# Jozef Puska

Ashling Murphy murder accused further remanded in custody pending directions from the DPP

15 hours ago 40,129 Views 0 Comments

Jozef Puska appeared before Cloverhill District Court via videolink.

SDLP's Colum Eastwood calls on Parachute Regiment to apologise for Bloody Sunday
# 50 Years On
# 50 Years On

SDLP's Colum Eastwood calls on Parachute Regiment to apologise for Bloody Sunday

15 hours ago 8,665 Views 8 Comments

This weekend marks; the 50th anniversary of the massacre.

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out
# Defence
# Defence

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out

15 hours ago 5,722 Views 0 Comments

The women of Honour group have been campaigning for a full review of how the Defence Forces handled their complaints.

'Angry and upset' CAMHS families seek apology from Taoiseach

'Angry and upset' CAMHS families seek apology from Taoiseach

15 hours ago 8,220 Views 9 Comments

A review of the care of more than 1,300 children found that 46 of them sustained significant harm.

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded
# Snowstorm
# Snowstorm

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded

16 hours ago 16,751 Views 9 Comments

The army was brought in to help police, fire and state crews extricate some 3,500 stranded motorists.

Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'

16 hours ago 8,544 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar told RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne that he hasn’t heard from gardaí since last Apri.

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage

16 hours ago 5,552 Views 14 Comments

There are currently an average of 0.69 GPs per 1,000 population, when it should be between 1.02 and 1.1.

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