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Today’s News

'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

1 hour ago 1,586 Views 6 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 2 hours ago 17,084 Views 16 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

2 hours ago 6,919 Views 41 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

3 hours ago 8,319 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

3 hours ago 19,537 Views 78 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

3 hours ago 12,530 Views 20 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 4 hours ago 194,526 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

4 hours ago 6,195 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 4 hours ago 12,197 Views 6 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 4 hours ago 121,262 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

5 hours ago 21,781 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 6 hours ago 25,267 Views 27 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

6 hours ago 29,662 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

6 hours ago 15,100 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

7 hours ago 57,598 Views 71 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

7 hours ago 57,536 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 7 hours ago 43,414 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

8 hours ago 22,658 Views 19 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

9 hours ago 20,963 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

9 hours ago 45,012 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' '

10 hours ago 26,168 Views 11 Comments

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

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards

11 hours ago 14,028 Views 12 Comments

The Tipperary jockey faces stiff competition from a host of international athletes.

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit

11 hours ago 8,671 Views 17 Comments

He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021

11 hours ago 7,627 Views 36 Comments

Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match
# Joey Barton
# Joey Barton

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match

Updated 11 hours ago 26,935 Views 23 Comments

The former footballer denied shoving Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after a match when he was Fleetwood Town boss in 2019.

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes
# Banknotes
# Banknotes

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes

12 hours ago 24,067 Views 40 Comments

A final decision on the new look is expected in 2024.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

12 hours ago 18,027 Views 14 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated 12 hours ago 25,784 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told
# Grenfell Tower Fire
# Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told

13 hours ago 8,738 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of today’s hearing survivors said the “the spotlight will finally fall on the Government” in this part of the inquiry.

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold

13 hours ago 33,902 Views 35 Comments

Comans Beverages Ltd also distributes brands like Prazky, Druids cider and Karpackie.

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption

14 hours ago 7,815 Views 0 Comments

At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

15 hours ago 34,658 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed
# Australia
# Australia

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed

16 hours ago 18,250 Views 0 Comments

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent in Western Australia in October.

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board
# Prison
# Prison

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board

17 hours ago 7,432 Views 8 Comments

The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched in August.

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'
# From Russia With Glove
From The42
# From Russia With Glove

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'

18 hours ago 59,743 Views 2 Comments

Sofya Ochigava – remember her? – is back on the radar, and plans to avenge her ‘political’ defeat to Katie Taylor in their 2012 Olympic final.

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison
# Junta
# Junta

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

18 hours ago 16,245 Views 12 Comments

The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old since the army seized power on 1 February.

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

18 hours ago 34,838 Views 35 Comments

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted
# Donal Fallon
# Donal Fallon

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted

22 hours ago 31,167 Views 17 Comments

There was huge interest in the representatives of republican Ireland in some sections of London society, Donal Fallon writes.

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