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Today’s News

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

3 hours ago 4,824 Views 17 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

Yesterday’s News

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties
# Downing Street Parties
# Downing Street Parties

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties

4 hours ago 10,249 Views 24 Comments

The former chief adviser to Boris Johnson said he told the Prime Minister to get a grip on the ‘madhouse’.

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank
# Betrayal
# Betrayal

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

5 hours ago 12,412 Views 10 Comments

The Franks and four other Jews hid in an annex, reached by a secret staircase hidden behind a bookcase, from July 1942 until August 1944.

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
# Volcano
# Volcano

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off

Updated 5 hours ago 33,809 Views 10 Comments

It is two days since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano exploded, cloaking Tonga in a film of ash.

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border
# Moylisha Hill
# Moylisha Hill

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border

6 hours ago 15,419 Views 30 Comments

The world’s largest lithium producer has been investigating the area since 2013.

Ireland winger Stockdale's season looks over after ankle surgery
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Ireland winger Stockdale's season looks over after ankle surgery

6 hours ago 13,698 Views 16 Comments

Jacob Stockdale suffered the injury against Glasgow in September.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

6 hours ago 7,353 Views 0 Comments

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

Two arrested by gardaí investigating gunshots fired at garda patrol car last year
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two arrested by gardaí investigating gunshots fired at garda patrol car last year

7 hours ago 15,266 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing into the incident which occurred last July.

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints
# Arrows And Circles
From The42
# Arrows And Circles

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints

Updated 7 hours ago 8,768 Views 7 Comments

Shane Keegan examines where Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium was won and lost.

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers
# Courts
# Courts

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers

7 hours ago 29,782 Views 0 Comments

Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC, for Smith, raised his concerns about a statement released last week.

Body found in search for missing Irish man in Denmark
# Peter Burns
# Peter Burns

Body found in search for missing Irish man in Denmark

8 hours ago 60,357 Views 15 Comments

The Dunboyne native was working as a chef in Aarhus.

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

9 hours ago 16,618 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

'Appalling, alarming and depressing': Threatening email sent to RTÉ presenter condemned
# Katie Hannon
# Katie Hannon

'Appalling, alarming and depressing': Threatening email sent to RTÉ presenter condemned

9 hours ago 70,705 Views 40 Comments

The email was condemened by both the National Union of Journalists and the National Women’s Council.

Gardaí issue description of Tullamore person of interest and urge public not to share 'unhelpful' messages on social media
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Gardaí issue description of Tullamore person of interest and urge public not to share 'unhelpful' messages on social media

Updated 9 hours ago 173,105 Views 0 Comments

Searches are set to take place at a bottle bank near the scene of the murder today.

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU

10 hours ago 63,089 Views 69 Comments

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

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential
# Matchwinner
From The42
# Matchwinner

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential

10 hours ago 16,946 Views 8 Comments

The Irish striker scored his first Premier League goal against Everton on Saturday, and may have given Stephen Kenny some food for thought in the process.

Inquest finds 'vibrant, healthy woman' died from salmonella food poisoning at Communion party
# Dublin District Coroner’s Court
# Dublin District Coroner’s Court

Inquest finds 'vibrant, healthy woman' died from salmonella food poisoning at Communion party

11 hours ago 56,681 Views 0 Comments

A total of nine people were admitted to hospital as a result of the outbreak.

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison

11 hours ago 18,961 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Kelly’s daughter Alison told the court that her father’s murder was a “cowardly and senseless act”.

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres
# Jack The Lad
From The42
# Jack The Lad

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres

Updated 11 hours ago 22,667 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half enjoyed his first European start on Friday night.

Military in the Channel and scrapping the licence fee: Johnson plots policies to save his job
# Operation Red Meat
# Operation Red Meat

Military in the Channel and scrapping the licence fee: Johnson plots policies to save his job

12 hours ago 25,818 Views 30 Comments

The UK Prime Minister is on the brink.

Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
# Belgrade
# Belgrade

Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

12 hours ago 33,536 Views 47 Comments

His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.

Two men due in court over armed robbery in Co Kildare on Saturday
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Two men due in court over armed robbery in Co Kildare on Saturday

13 hours ago 19,869 Views 0 Comments

Two men entered a premises on the main street in Castledermot armed with a handgun and a hammer.

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice

13 hours ago 22,043 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield Jnr was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison his former employee Martin Byrne.

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly

13 hours ago 24,672 Views 31 Comments

Nabarro said that while countries should hope for the best, they should expect difficulties to arrive.

'Vile and disgusting': Online vigil for Ashling Murphy interrupted by man exposing himself
# Zoom Vigil
# Zoom Vigil

'Vile and disgusting': Online vigil for Ashling Murphy interrupted by man exposing himself

14 hours ago 65,431 Views 0 Comments

Contact has been made with gardaí over the incident.

'Like the Wild West': TD criticises standing ovation for embattled Wexford council CEO
# Tom Enright
# Tom Enright

'Like the Wild West': TD criticises standing ovation for embattled Wexford council CEO

15 hours ago 60,036 Views 0 Comments

Ethics watchdog SIPO found against Wexford County Council CEO Tom Enright in a report earlier this month.

Poll: Everyone is obsessed with Wordle - have you played it yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Everyone is obsessed with Wordle - have you played it yet?

15 hours ago 47,208 Views 36 Comments

You may have seen it mentioned on your Twitter feed recently.

Leicester's Steve Borthwick: 'Jack Carty was incredible. He is a fantastic player'
# Jack Of All Trades
From The42
# Jack Of All Trades

Leicester's Steve Borthwick: 'Jack Carty was incredible. He is a fantastic player'

15 hours ago 32,466 Views 34 Comments

Eddie Jones’ former sidekick singled out Connacht’s captain for special praise in the aftermath of Saturday’s Champions Cup thriller.

Schools asked to observe minute's silence in memory of Ashling Murphy
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Schools asked to observe minute's silence in memory of Ashling Murphy

15 hours ago 28,871 Views 0 Comments

The minute’s silence will be held to coincide with the young teacher’s funeral tomorrow.

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year

16 hours ago 12,401 Views 15 Comments

There were over 40,900 responses to the survey by the ISSU, with one in three Leaving Cert students responding to the poll.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to seek parole as victims' families fear grandstanding
# Anders Behring Breivik
# Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to seek parole as victims' families fear grandstanding

16 hours ago 39,257 Views 34 Comments

The far-right terrorist killed 77 people in a bomb and gun massacre in Norway in 2011.

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

17 hours ago 19,713 Views 7 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

17 hours ago 26,364 Views 99 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

18 hours ago 32,396 Views 70 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

18 hours ago 28,648 Views 34 Comments

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

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

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

19 hours ago 6,589 Views 12 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

19 hours ago 15,441 Views 8 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

19 hours ago 28,110 Views 25 Comments

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

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