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Man in critical condition in hospital after collision between car and lorry on N7 at Rathcoole
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man in critical condition in hospital after collision between car and lorry on N7 at Rathcoole

8 minutes ago 1,137 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Renowned US journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Renowned US journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup

24 minutes ago 6,670 Views 1 Comment

He fell ill while attending the quarter-final between Argentina and the Netherlands on Friday night.

Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

35 minutes ago 3,425 Views 5 Comments

There’s only two weeks left.

Ahead of the return of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Coalition leaders to discuss reshuffle on Monday
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Ahead of the return of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Coalition leaders to discuss reshuffle on Monday

1 hour ago 5,707 Views 20 Comments

The role of Taoiseach will rotate to Leo Varadkar next Saturday.

Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here
# Podcast
# Podcast

Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here

Updated 2 hours ago 6,328 Views 0 Comments

NEW EPISODE: If or when they re-entered society, women sent to mother and baby homes were not expected to talk about what happened to them, let alone attempt to reconnect with their children. Many did, however – but with mixed success.

Status Yellow freezing fog and ice warnings remain in effect nationwide as cold snap continues
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Status Yellow freezing fog and ice warnings remain in effect nationwide as cold snap continues

2 hours ago 10,043 Views 0 Comments

The warnings will remain in effect until midday.

After their travel nightmare, Leinster must be close to best against Racing
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

After their travel nightmare, Leinster must be close to best against Racing

2 hours ago 12,722 Views 4 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side weren’t able to do their captain’s run due to long delays on the journey to Le Havre.

Property price ceilings under First Home Scheme likely to be increased in a number of counties
# Housing
# Housing

Property price ceilings under First Home Scheme likely to be increased in a number of counties

2 hours ago 5,916 Views 5 Comments

A recommendation is due to go to Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien next week to increase caps.

Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case
# US
# US

Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case

2 hours ago 4,246 Views 1 Comment

Defence lawyers were seen entering the courtroom around 2pm and were still inside more than an hour later.

Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds
# Stolen Childhood
# Stolen Childhood

Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds

3 hours ago 4,459 Views 3 Comments

Carole Wickham of Plan International Ireland outlines the needless suffering of so many young girls and what can be done to prevent it.

England's 'superiority complex' held them back for decades, so what has changed?
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

England's 'superiority complex' held them back for decades, so what has changed?

3 hours ago 7,897 Views 7 Comments

Paul Hayward discusses his new book and how a sense of entitlement has hampered the English game for years.

UK strikes in air travel and Royal Mail could impact Irish Christmas plans
# Deck The Placards
# Deck The Placards

UK strikes in air travel and Royal Mail could impact Irish Christmas plans

10 hours ago 13,426 Views 5 Comments

Strikes are planned in the UK this month by rail workers, passport control officers, and in Royal Mail.

Yesterday's News

Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
# US Courts
# US Courts

Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd

11 hours ago 15,299 Views 3 Comments

J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.

Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored

11 hours ago 15,887 Views 22 Comments

A Dáil debate on the derelict site took place last week.

Spotlight

Redacted Lives

The Journal’s new podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic

11 hours ago 26,789 Views 32 Comments

Argentina blew a 2-0 lead with seven minutes of normal time remaining only to triumph on spot kicks.

Aaron Connolly lied during investigation because he murdered his friend, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Aaron Connolly lied during investigation because he murdered his friend, court told

12 hours ago 32,935 Views 0 Comments

Closing statements in the trial took place today.

Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled

Updated 12 hours ago 78,161 Views 47 Comments

DAA confirmed the cancellations this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

13 hours ago 6,776 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round up of what happened today.

‘I remember my mother crying’: Families of Siege of Jadotville veterans honoured
# Siege Of Jadotville
# Siege Of Jadotville

‘I remember my mother crying’: Families of Siege of Jadotville veterans honoured

13 hours ago 13,436 Views 5 Comments

It will serve as ‘a perpetual acknowledgement and recognition’ of the families of Siege of Jadotville soldiers, Simon Coveney

Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
# AAI
# AAI

Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023

Updated 14 hours ago 21,814 Views 6 Comments

The AAI wrote to people today, confirming further delays.

Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads
# Icy Weather
# Icy Weather

Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads

Updated 15 hours ago 39,806 Views 7 Comments

A Status Yellow freezing fog warning is now in effect nationwide.

Woman in her 70s killed in serious crash involving a truck in Co Cork
# Macroom
# Macroom

Woman in her 70s killed in serious crash involving a truck in Co Cork

Updated 15 hours ago 33,281 Views 0 Comments

The incident occured on the Main Street in Macroom.

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout
# Final Four
From The42
# Final Four

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout

16 hours ago 37,676 Views 64 Comments

Brazil’s bid for a sixth World Cup came crashing down as Croatia booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Trial hears how singer Mary Coughlan was warned that burglar in her Wicklow home had a knife
# Burglary Trial
# Burglary Trial

Trial hears how singer Mary Coughlan was warned that burglar in her Wicklow home had a knife

16 hours ago 28,049 Views 0 Comments

Darren Carton (41) has pleaded not guilty to the offences.

Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill
# Waterford
# Waterford

Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill

16 hours ago 24,609 Views 0 Comments

Declan Doocey, a Fine Gael councillor, served as Mayor of Waterford City and County between 2018 and 2019.

Investigation launched after aircraft landing at Dublin Airport targeted by lasers
# Laser Investigation
# Laser Investigation

Investigation launched after aircraft landing at Dublin Airport targeted by lasers

17 hours ago 14,696 Views 5 Comments

It is understood that at least five aircraft were targeted by the laser pointer.

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament
# EU Parliament
# EU Parliament

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament

17 hours ago 21,322 Views 7 Comments

Belgian investigators were looking into “corruption” and “money laundering” ahead of the arrests.

Man denies stabbing Irish pensioner to death in London
# UK Courts
# UK Courts

Man denies stabbing Irish pensioner to death in London

18 hours ago 9,109 Views 0 Comments

Lee Byer pleaded not guilty to the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in west London on 16 August.

Housing minister to face motion of no confidence in the Dáil next week
# Housing
# Housing

Housing minister to face motion of no confidence in the Dáil next week

Updated 18 hours ago 16,450 Views 60 Comments

The motion being tabled by People Before Profit-Solidarity will take place just days before the Cabinet reshuffle.

Energy costs: Pinergy to increase electricity bills by 14% from January
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Energy costs: Pinergy to increase electricity bills by 14% from January

19 hours ago 9,322 Views 24 Comments

This increase is expected to add approximately €320 to electricity bills for Pinergy customers.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
From The42
# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

19 hours ago 21,756 Views 4 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the week’s sporting headlines?

Cold weather to remain until Wednesday with new Status Yellow warnings issued
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Cold weather to remain until Wednesday with new Status Yellow warnings issued

Updated 19 hours ago 71,931 Views 26 Comments
  • A number of Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services were cancelled this morning.
  • The RSA is asking motorists to be extra cautious on untreated road surfaces.
  • People are being urged to check in on any of their vulnerable neighbours.
'That's where it stands': Taoiseach says Sipo has made final decision not to investigate Varadkar
# Gp Contract
# Gp Contract

'That's where it stands': Taoiseach says Sipo has made final decision not to investigate Varadkar

19 hours ago 9,181 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Times reports today that there were dissenting opinions within the ethics watchdog over whether to press ahead with an inquiry.

Jonathan Dowdall due to give evidence in murder trial on Monday
# Courts
# Courts

Jonathan Dowdall due to give evidence in murder trial on Monday

19 hours ago 5,481 Views 0 Comments

The court was told today a decision on Dowdall’s status within the Witness Protection Programme would not be made until January.

EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine
# Generators Of Hope
# Generators Of Hope

EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine

20 hours ago 5,889 Views 0 Comments

Roberta Metsola outlines a campaign to deliver generators to Ukraine as it faces a winter of war.

Former army lieutenant Dónal de Róiste 'overcome' after apology for dismissal
# Donal De Roiste
# Donal De Roiste

Former army lieutenant Dónal de Róiste 'overcome' after apology for dismissal

20 hours ago 15,654 Views 7 Comments

He was speaking alongside his family outside Leinster House this afternoon.

AXA firm fined €3,640,000 for failures in handling conflicts of interest and risk management
# AXA Life Insurance
# AXA Life Insurance

AXA firm fined €3,640,000 for failures in handling conflicts of interest and risk management

20 hours ago 8,428 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank’s Seána Cunninham said the failures could affect the firm’s ability to fulfil its commitment to consumers.

Irish-born woman to join Japanese billionaire on first civilian flight to moon
# Dearmooon
# Dearmooon

Irish-born woman to join Japanese billionaire on first civilian flight to moon

20 hours ago 25,568 Views 25 Comments

Hackney-based Rhiannon Adam, who was born in Cork, is among eight crew picked by Yusaku Maezawa for the trip.

Ronan Collins Show to finish on RTÉ Radio 1 after 37 years on air
# Radio
# Radio

Ronan Collins Show to finish on RTÉ Radio 1 after 37 years on air

21 hours ago 21,493 Views 38 Comments

The final show will be broadcast on 23 December.

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