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UN launches record €49 billion emergency funding appeal amid Ukraine war and climate emergencies
# UN
# UN

UN launches record €49 billion emergency funding appeal amid Ukraine war and climate emergencies

8 minutes ago 104 Views 0 Comments

An estimated 339 million people worldwide will need some form of emergency assistance next year.

Redacted Lives: Why survivors felt let down by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes
# The Commission
# The Commission

Redacted Lives: Why survivors felt let down by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes

57 minutes ago 284 Views 0 Comments
  • The latest episode in our podcast series examines how the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes gathered evidence
  • Many survivors felt as though the inquiry was a chance for Irish society to finally find out what truly happened in these institutions
  • But the final report didn’t come to the conclusions that many experts expected, leading people to ask: How?
'Concerning' rise in HIV and STI cases since last year
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

'Concerning' rise in HIV and STI cases since last year

1 hour ago 1,087 Views 0 Comments

There have also been more cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the first 11 months of 2022 than in all of 2019.

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
# Modern Slavery
# Modern Slavery

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation

6 hours ago 2,270 Views 2 Comments
  • Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector - but no prosecutions
  • US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
  • Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."

Yesterday's News

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died aged 79
# Fleetwood Mac
# Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died aged 79

Updated 7 hours ago 32,827 Views 22 Comments

Her death was announced in a tweet this evening.

UN puts French baguette on cultural heritage list
# Ooh La La
# Ooh La La

UN puts French baguette on cultural heritage list

7 hours ago 3,967 Views 9 Comments

The simple French flute has been recognised on the Unesco list.

Twitter must comply with new rules or risk ban from EU, official says
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter must comply with new rules or risk ban from EU, official says

8 hours ago 7,524 Views 5 Comments

Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for digital policy, held a video call with Elon Musk.

Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis
# Carers
# Carers

Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis

8 hours ago 8,653 Views 15 Comments

The move was recommended in a report by the strategic workforce advisory group on home carers and nursing home healthcare assistants.

Woman (60s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Co Kerry
# Killarney
# Killarney

Woman (60s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Co Kerry

8 hours ago 8,035 Views 0 Comments

The crash occurred at around 5.40pm on the Rock Road in Killarney, Co Kerry.

Fossil ‘overturns more than a century of knowledge about origin of modern birds’
# Research
# Research

Fossil ‘overturns more than a century of knowledge about origin of modern birds’

9 hours ago 11,434 Views 3 Comments

Each of the roughly 11,000 species of birds on Earth today is classified into one of two groups, based on the arrangement of their palate bones.

Messi's mixed night a good sign for Argentina in win over dismal Poland
# Evolution
From The42
# Evolution

Messi's mixed night a good sign for Argentina in win over dismal Poland

9 hours ago 18,989 Views 21 Comments

Messi missed a penalty but his side topped their World Cup group with a 2-0 win.

Man who died after being assaulted at stag do didn't have a 'bad bone in his body', court told
# Vincent Parsons
# Vincent Parsons

Man who died after being assaulted at stag do didn't have a 'bad bone in his body', court told

9 hours ago 16,272 Views 0 Comments

Philip Disney (27) and Sean Carlyle (30) have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Vincent Parsons at Killinarden Way, Tallaght in August 2019.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

9 hours ago 3,602 Views 0 Comments

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

Martin says we need 'to go back to the drawing board' on dog legislation after Wexford attack
# Enniscorthy
# Enniscorthy

Martin says we need 'to go back to the drawing board' on dog legislation after Wexford attack

Updated 10 hours ago 18,852 Views 0 Comments

The attack has fueled discussion of dog ownership since the weekend.

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy
# Irish Embassy Opening
# Irish Embassy Opening

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy

10 hours ago 9,917 Views 9 Comments

Opening an Irish embassy in the Iranian capital is being kept under review.

East Wall protesters block Port Tunnel a second time over asylum seeker accommodation
# East Wall
# East Wall

East Wall protesters block Port Tunnel a second time over asylum seeker accommodation

11 hours ago 61,285 Views 118 Comments

The group said protests ‘will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice’.

Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying

11 hours ago 5,316 Views 6 Comments

PBP TD Gino Kenny has said that he hopes to see the Committee established before Christmas.

Witness tells murder trial of finding body while walking his dogs
# Courts
# Courts

Witness tells murder trial of finding body while walking his dogs

11 hours ago 16,160 Views 0 Comments

A witness said the deceased was lying on his back and there was discolouring and bruising on his face, neck and throat.

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

11 hours ago 16,090 Views 8 Comments

Employers will soon be required to pay their staff when too sick to work.

Austin Gleeson on Davy Fitzgerald’s new direction, Liam Cahill's legacy, and Ballygunner brilliance
# Davy Direction
From The42
# Davy Direction

Austin Gleeson on Davy Fitzgerald’s new direction, Liam Cahill's legacy, and Ballygunner brilliance

12 hours ago 11,356 Views 2 Comments

The return date for inter-county training arrived last week and the new Waterford manager has taken the opportunity to emphasise some early pointers.

The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?

12 hours ago 3,683 Views 0 Comments

Parent Paul Murphy, whose son is being treated in hospital for RSV, and Dr Niamh Lynch explain more in this week’s podcast episode.

Australia qualify for World Cup knockouts for second time, as Denmark suffer shock exit
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Australia qualify for World Cup knockouts for second time, as Denmark suffer shock exit

13 hours ago 18,547 Views 11 Comments

Winger Mathew Leckie scored the winner on the hour with a smart run and finish.

'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from

14 hours ago 46,245 Views 31 Comments

The UK’s late Queen Elizabeth’s lady in waiting repeatedly asked a black guest where she really came from.

Iggy Pop to headline All Together Now 2023 as Sugababes, Jamie xx and more to perform
# Summer Festivals
# Summer Festivals

Iggy Pop to headline All Together Now 2023 as Sugababes, Jamie xx and more to perform

14 hours ago 10,986 Views 8 Comments

It will be the legendary punk singer’s first Irish festival in 15 years

Man convicted of lewd act in M&S public toilet
# Courts
# Courts

Man convicted of lewd act in M&S public toilet

14 hours ago 27,720 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had set up a surveillance operation following reports that men had been using the toilets for public masturbation.

Ryanair CEO raises concerns over potential staff shortages at Dublin Airport this Christmas
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair CEO raises concerns over potential staff shortages at Dublin Airport this Christmas

Updated 15 hours ago 14,264 Views 6 Comments
  • O'Leary said that Ryanair was currently engaging with the Dublin Airport Authority over the issue.
  • The DAA said that it is continuing to recruit for multiple roles at the airport.
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
# Archives
# Archives

Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released

15 hours ago 7,516 Views 2 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.

PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark
# Exchanging Fire
# Exchanging Fire

PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark

15 hours ago 53,893 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach was asked to explain ‘what was going on’ when NATO visited Cork

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'
# Review
From The42
# Review

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'

Updated 15 hours ago 14,144 Views 14 Comments

Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan wants to see TMO involvement limited to try-scoring decisions.

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
# Madrid
# Madrid

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one

16 hours ago 8,991 Views 3 Comments

Police have opened an investigation involving forensic police.

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west

17 hours ago 17,234 Views 3 Comments

Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League

Updated 17 hours ago 6,785 Views 4 Comments

The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital

17 hours ago 13,332 Views 29 Comments

The current estimated cost of the NCH is €1.4 billion.

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position

17 hours ago 21,275 Views 0 Comments

The executive said she was treated as a former employee for not replying to an email sent by Musk to all staff.

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Tax-free Payment
# Tax-free Payment

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

18 hours ago 13,344 Views 18 Comments

The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
# Christmas Travel
# Christmas Travel

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend

18 hours ago 13,034 Views 10 Comments

Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.
# China
# China

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.

20 hours ago 10,818 Views 9 Comments

The former Communist Party leader helped oversee the Chinese economic boom.

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs
# Education
# Education

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs

Updated 21 hours ago 14,258 Views 21 Comments

The Government has faced criticism about the difficulty in finding school and class places for children with additional needs.

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