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Today’s News

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east
# US
# US

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east

36 minutes ago 3,349 Views 2 Comments

The weather was making air travel extremely difficult in some parts of the country.

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law
# Vaccine Pass
# Vaccine Pass

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law

1 hour ago 8,303 Views 30 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron had hoped to pass the bill through the National Assembly sooner but was slowed due to opposition.

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
# Oxfam
# Oxfam

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds

1 hour ago 11,854 Views 26 Comments

It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar
# Check Your Tickets
# Check Your Tickets

Winning €19 million lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Castlebar

1 hour ago 11,760 Views 17 Comments

The ticket-holder has yet to make contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize.

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Vigils continue across Ireland and world in memory of Ashling Murphy

2 hours ago 7,142 Views 0 Comments

The funeral mass for the 23-year-old school teacher will take place at 11am tomorrow.

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

2 hours ago 3,266 Views 7 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

Seamus Power breaks into top 50 in the world after finishing in tie for third in Hawaii
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Seamus Power breaks into top 50 in the world after finishing in tie for third in Hawaii

2 hours ago 4,769 Views 3 Comments

A great week for the Waterford man at the Sony Open, he finished four shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over  No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson 'questioned' over No 10 party as claim of another lockdown breach emerges

3 hours ago 18,563 Views 20 Comments

Johnson is alleged to have attended a leaving do for his defence adviser in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway
# Cork
# Cork

Motorcyclist (70) in critical condition after single-vehicle collision on M8 motorway

3 hours ago 13,704 Views 1 Comment

The incident occurred at around 5pm yesterday evening.

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage as communications still limited after volcanic eruption
# Volcano
# Volcano

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage as communications still limited after volcanic eruption

3 hours ago 7,411 Views 1 Comment

A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented flights from leaving.

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue

3 hours ago 15,208 Views 0 Comments

It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering

4 hours ago 14,465 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today

4 hours ago 7,661 Views 0 Comments

Smith, 39, is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and financing terrorism.

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

10 hours ago 44,505 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Ireland's cricketers clinch massive series win against the West Indies

12 hours ago 11,569 Views 4 Comments

Ireland claim the country’s first away ODI series win against a fellow Test nation.

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about superheroes?

12 hours ago 31,734 Views 22 Comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s tonight’s quiz!

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland

13 hours ago 28,273 Views 27 Comments

‘After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland.’

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

13 hours ago 11,216 Views 1 Comment

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

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí begin investigation as man dies in Limerick motorcycle collision

14 hours ago 27,188 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old man died in the collision which happened at lunchtime today.

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle

14 hours ago 13,959 Views 22 Comments

Michael Collins and other members of the provisional Government took over Dublin Castle from the British 100 years ago today.

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City

14 hours ago 33,913 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in Cork and enjoying a bit of socialising while paying back his Mam.

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat
# Special Forces
# Special Forces

Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat

15 hours ago 36,513 Views 63 Comments

The Army Ranger Wing have a group within their unit with specialist maritime training such as combat diving.

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'
# St Finbarr's
From The42
# St Finbarr's

'Tough week for the family but a win this morning and a win there for us'

17 hours ago 46,225 Views 0 Comments

St Finbarr’s defender Sam Ryan dedicated today’s Munster win to his brother Cian.

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation
# Halyna Hutchins
# Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin surrenders his phone in shooting investigation

18 hours ago 27,275 Views 0 Comments

US authorities are investigating the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

18 hours ago 61,240 Views 75 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
# Uhl
# Uhl

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak

19 hours ago 25,623 Views 20 Comments

The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.

Leinster demolish Montpellier by 82 points in record-breaking European win
# One Way Traffic
From The42
# One Way Traffic

Leinster demolish Montpellier by 82 points in record-breaking European win

19 hours ago 51,474 Views 56 Comments

The province eclipsed their previous biggest win in Europe, set against Bourgoin back in 2004.

Poll: Have you broken your New Year's resolutions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you broken your New Year's resolutions?

20 hours ago 22,767 Views 22 Comments

Motivation may beginning to wane for some a fortnight into the new year.

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

21 hours ago 13,053 Views 21 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU

21 hours ago 61,973 Views 88 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
# Game Set And Match
# Game Set And Match

'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal

Updated 22 hours ago 110,974 Views 195 Comments

He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.

Ashling Murphy: Funeral arrangements announced as vigils continue across the country
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy: Funeral arrangements announced as vigils continue across the country

23 hours ago 68,328 Views 0 Comments

Vigils will be held in Co Kilkenny and Co Armagh this afternoon in memory of Ashling.

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas

23 hours ago 21,689 Views 0 Comments

The FBI said the man was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community.

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’
# Israel
# Israel

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’

Sun 10:25 AM 14,972 Views 0 Comments

Netanyahu is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases.

The Benin international who lit up Irish football
# Fan Favourite
From The42
# Fan Favourite

The Benin international who lit up Irish football

Sun 10:00 AM 24,091 Views 1 Comment

Romuald Boco recalls his League of Ireland days and the three times he played in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gardaí appeal for information on man's body found in 'unexplained circumstances' in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Gardaí appeal for information on man's body found in 'unexplained circumstances' in Donegal

Sun 9:55 AM 26,165 Views 0 Comments

The man’s body was found lying in a laneway behind a row of houses in Knockalla Drive in Buncrana on Friday.

Ashling Murphy murder: Gardaí carry out searches as investigation continues
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Ashling Murphy murder: Gardaí carry out searches as investigation continues

Sun 9:12 AM 126,507 Views 0 Comments

Detectives have spoken to a person of interest in the probe, who remains in hospital.

Sitdown Sunday: The tourists who experience 'India syndrome' after falling in love with the country
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The tourists who experience 'India syndrome' after falling in love with the country

Sun 9:00 AM 31,472 Views 9 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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