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49,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

49,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties

Updated 10 minutes ago 74,186 Views 57 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

33 minutes ago 2,738 Views 3 Comments

The forecaster will usually refrain from issuing warnings more than 60-hours in advance

LIVE: Gusts of up to 160km/h batter some counties as Storm Barra moves across Ireland
Live 51 minutes ago

LIVE: Gusts of up to 160km/h batter some counties as Storm Barra moves across Ireland

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Some 49,000 homes and businesses around the country are without power this afternoon
Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance

1 hour ago 3,879 Views 3 Comments

Trevor was 22-years-old when he disappeared in December 2000.

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe
# PSNI
# PSNI

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe

1 hour ago 5,553 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old was shot dead in Derry in April 2019.

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?

1 hour ago 22,357 Views 15 Comments

You might be meaning to put some lights up outside, but as Storm Barra rages, it’s a day to stay indoors.

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
Live 2 hours ago

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed
Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

4 hours ago 4,051 Views 3 Comments

On Saturday, Mount Semeru ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on villages.

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

4 hours ago 19,194 Views 55 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare
# Miltown Malbay
# Miltown Malbay

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare

4 hours ago 23,981 Views 2 Comments

The crash occurred at Annagh, Miltown Malbay at around 12.30am this morning.

Storm Barra: How transport is impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport is impacted today across the country

5 hours ago 24,293 Views 2 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

6 hours ago 28,748 Views 54 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial
# Court
# Court

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial

6 hours ago 19,159 Views 0 Comments

The witness explained how Maxwell would coordinate her sexual encounters with Epstein, inviting her over and escorting to her to massage rooms.

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager

7 hours ago 22,284 Views 0 Comments

Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

7 hours ago 19,320 Views 45 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

7 hours ago 22,749 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores

8 hours ago 58,135 Views 13 Comments

The storm is set to bring high winds and heavy rainfall across the country, with some counties also expecting flooding in coastal areas.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

14 hours ago 12,283 Views 12 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated 14 hours ago 31,701 Views 26 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

15 hours ago 16,131 Views 58 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

16 hours ago 17,705 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres
# New Rules
# New Rules

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres

16 hours ago 31,210 Views 74 Comments

Those who have just tested negative in recent days for will no longer be allowed into concerts, movies or performances.

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

16 hours ago 20,172 Views 38 Comments

President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts

Updated 17 hours ago 208,774 Views 59 Comments
  • Schools and colleges have been closed across 12 counties because of the approaching storm.
  • The HSE has cancelled Covid vaccine clinics in several counties.
  • The Taoiseach urged people to stay at home and "avoid the coast at all costs".
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

17 hours ago 8,930 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?

Updated 17 hours ago 18,494 Views 13 Comments

Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Updated 17 hours ago 131,791 Views 65 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
# Sent Forward
# Sent Forward

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers

18 hours ago 30,140 Views 0 Comments

The trial is due to go ahead in March 2022.

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated 19 hours ago 27,617 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed

19 hours ago 37,648 Views 0 Comments

Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

19 hours ago 19,508 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# New Cases
# New Cases

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland

20 hours ago 64,061 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told

20 hours ago 73,234 Views 0 Comments

Thorbjorn Olesen is said to have been drinking and taking sleeping pills on the flight from the US to the UK.

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated 20 hours ago 47,813 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

21 hours ago 29,319 Views 20 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

22 hours ago 24,850 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend
# Jailed
# Jailed

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend

22 hours ago 51,212 Views 0 Comments

The defendant was aged 14 at the time of the incident.

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '

23 hours ago 29,158 Views 11 Comments

John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.

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