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Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

3 hours ago 4,469 Views 13 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

Yesterday’s News

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

Updated 4 hours ago 25,575 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old allegedly told the housekeeper to only speak to Epstein ‘when he asked questions’.

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations
# Mark Nolan
# Mark Nolan

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations

4 hours ago 7,532 Views 0 Comments

The arrest warrant states that Nazi-related materials were uncovered during a search of his address.

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal
# That Man Again
From The42
# That Man Again

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal

4 hours ago 19,388 Views 52 Comments

New interim manager Ralf Rangnick was watching from the stands as United recorded a 3-2 win.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 4 hours ago 99,956 Views 152 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station
# Courts
# Courts

Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station

5 hours ago 12,433 Views 0 Comments

Enrique Martin Gutierrez, 20, of Calle de Frias, Burgas, Spain, was arrested yesterday.

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

5 hours ago 24,835 Views 45 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

5 hours ago 5,273 Views 6 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

6 hours ago 5,123 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailers
# Trailers

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

6 hours ago 9,916 Views 16 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
# Coastguard
# Coastguard

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast

6 hours ago 10,749 Views 7 Comments

The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco
# Grounded
# Grounded

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco

7 hours ago 18,681 Views 7 Comments

Flights to and from Morocco have been suspended until at least 13 December over Omicron fears.

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

7 hours ago 22,840 Views 15 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.
National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns
# National Risk Assessment Report
# National Risk Assessment Report

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns

7 hours ago 7,285 Views 7 Comments

Some of the new risks identified in this year’s report were ‘economic scarring, digital exclusion, and the rise of a multi-polar world’.

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep
# Courts
# Courts

Murder trial witness describes how champion boxer was struck and 'taken away' by speeding jeep

7 hours ago 9,535 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) is charged with murdering Kevin Sheehy (20) in Limerick city over two years ago.

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

7 hours ago 2,073 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson
# Migrants
# Migrants

France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK in letter to Johnson

7 hours ago 10,634 Views 13 Comments

Johnson wrote a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron last week proposing joint patrols.

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Public finances continue to improve as deficit narrows to €4.9 billion

8 hours ago 10,250 Views 25 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the strong tax returns show the “strength of our economic recovery”.

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development

8 hours ago 12,637 Views 0 Comments

Atlas has permission to build 255 residential units and a childcare facility at Church Road in Killiney..

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

8 hours ago 9,874 Views 7 Comments

Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
# Averted Deaths
# Averted Deaths

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates

8 hours ago 11,391 Views 42 Comments

New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members
# Modernising
From The42
# Modernising

Royal Dublin Golf Club votes to accept female members

Updated 9 hours ago 17,209 Views 36 Comments

It is the last club in Ireland to do so.

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
# Crack Cocaine Ireland
# Crack Cocaine Ireland

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'

9 hours ago 15,991 Views 23 Comments

Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 53,748 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products
# Recall Notice
# Recall Notice

Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products

10 hours ago 25,925 Views 5 Comments

Ethylene oxide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the European Union.

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup

10 hours ago 21,096 Views 5 Comments

EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

11 hours ago 40,911 Views 37 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

11 hours ago 16,438 Views 29 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again
# Windfall
# Windfall

National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again

11 hours ago 32,959 Views 33 Comments

A total of 209 people have benefited from the boosted prize funds, to a total of almost €16 million.

First case of grey seal preying on a harbour porpoise recorded in Ireland
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

First case of grey seal preying on a harbour porpoise recorded in Ireland

11 hours ago 23,345 Views 15 Comments

The incident was documented off Co Louth last month.

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
# Citywest
# Citywest

Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin

12 hours ago 22,412 Views 0 Comments

The animals have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation
# Turner Prize
# Turner Prize

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation

12 hours ago 8,020 Views 2 Comments

In a first, this year’s shortlist was made up entirely of groups with no individual artist being nominated.

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast
# Fixture Calendar
From The42
# Fixture Calendar

Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast

12 hours ago 6,289 Views 12 Comments

The new six-week window in late March and April means the tournament will no longer be linked to the men’s calendar.

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports
# Christmas Cancellations
# Christmas Cancellations

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports

12 hours ago 17,834 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said a decision on financial supports will be made in the coming days.

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea

13 hours ago 22,880 Views 17 Comments

The store manager said they spent the evening watching television and eating.

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'

13 hours ago 27,820 Views 15 Comments

The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
# New Report
# New Report

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment

13 hours ago 10,632 Views 0 Comments

Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

14 hours ago 10,024 Views 14 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January

14 hours ago 5,912 Views 0 Comments

Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.

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