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DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote

9 minutes ago 814 Views 0 Comments

The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.

China tells US that Russia's security concerns 'should be taken seriously'
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

China tells US that Russia's security concerns 'should be taken seriously'

26 minutes ago 2,322 Views 2 Comments

The country’s foreign minister told his US counterpart that “regional security cannot be guaranteed” by expanding military blocs.

Taoiseach to attend memorial service to mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
# Derry
# Derry

Taoiseach to attend memorial service to mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

56 minutes ago 2,092 Views 2 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

1 hour ago 4,648 Views 0 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say
# Power
# Power

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say

1 hour ago 3,558 Views 7 Comments

Sanctions on Russia – or an invasion of Ukraine – could interrupt gas supply to Europe.

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses
# Blooming Lovely
# Blooming Lovely

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses

1 hour ago 1,820 Views 1 Comment

The An Post CEO said the stamps “reflect the unique mix of modernism and classicism that define” Ulysses.

Russian ambassador to meet with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Russian ambassador to meet with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns

2 hours ago 4,260 Views 8 Comments

Russia has planned military exercises to take place 240km off the Irish coast next week.

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

8 hours ago 12,410 Views 25 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

8 hours ago 23,979 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

9 hours ago 18,009 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

10 hours ago 19,394 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 10 hours ago 22,490 Views 40 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

10 hours ago 13,654 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

10 hours ago 17,818 Views 29 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

11 hours ago 7,349 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

11 hours ago 20,338 Views 15 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 11 hours ago 36,046 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

12 hours ago 15,056 Views 20 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

12 hours ago 24,681 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

12 hours ago 14,663 Views 2 Comments

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

13 hours ago 34,507 Views 34 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

13 hours ago 8,733 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

13 hours ago 16,811 Views 60 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

13 hours ago 10,838 Views 39 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

13 hours ago 16,384 Views 17 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 14 hours ago 25,824 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

14 hours ago 12,172 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

14 hours ago 12,555 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

15 hours ago 51,506 Views 60 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

15 hours ago 12,160 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

15 hours ago 22,060 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

16 hours ago 24,273 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

17 hours ago 14,243 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

17 hours ago 10,724 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

17 hours ago 7,563 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

17 hours ago 55,514 Views 94 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

18 hours ago 29,522 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

18 hours ago 13,025 Views 29 Comments

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

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