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New rules over special envoys is published but there's no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig
# New Rules
# New Rules

New rules over special envoys is published but there's no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig

Updated 21 minutes ago 4,985 Views 6 Comments

A report was commissioned in the wake of a controversy over Zappone’s appointment this summer.

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated 22 minutes ago 46,764 Views 65 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

38 minutes ago 2,798 Views 6 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage

1 hour ago 2,518 Views 4 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Live: Republic of Ireland vs Georgia, 2023 World Cup qualifier From The42
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Live: Republic of Ireland vs Georgia, 2023 World Cup qualifier

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

1 hour ago 6,527 Views 2 Comments

The HSE confirmed that it expects the three new centres will continue to operate beyond this week.

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated 1 hour ago 38,113 Views 101 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

2 hours ago 39,456 Views 129 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns

Updated 2 hours ago 118,088 Views 215 Comments
  • The requirement will apply to people arriving at ports and airports and includes travellers arriving from Britain.
  • The negative test can be a PCR test taken within 72 hours or a professionally-administered antigen test within 48 hours.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in a fortnight's time.
Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

Updated 2 hours ago 16,104 Views 13 Comments

Kennedy won five league titles and three European Cups during his time at Anfield.

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'

3 hours ago 8,773 Views 0 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an art exhibition highlighting families living in homelessness today.

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019

3 hours ago 8,373 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Kevin Sheehy, but guilty to his manslaughter.

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary
# Kildare
# Kildare

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary

5 hours ago 29,336 Views 0 Comments

The arrests are part of an ongoing operation targeting the gang who have committed several burglaries and robberies.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?
# Questions
# Questions

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?

5 hours ago 12,662 Views 0 Comments

Certain cohorts are being prioritised to receive their booster jabs at the moment.

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

6 hours ago 25,531 Views 10 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January

6 hours ago 11,592 Views 122 Comments

Those who don’t comply will face a monthly fine of €100.

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

6 hours ago 20,701 Views 16 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'

7 hours ago 9,648 Views 21 Comments

The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive

Updated 7 hours ago 9,665 Views 3 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

8 hours ago 12,203 Views 13 Comments

It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa

Updated 8 hours ago 60,434 Views 28 Comments

The positive cases will have to remain in isolation in Cape Town.

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?

9 hours ago 34,594 Views 50 Comments

Do you think the boom in cross-border trade will lead to improved relations?

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated 9 hours ago 33,808 Views 70 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub
# Time Please Folks
# Time Please Folks

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub

10 hours ago 40,946 Views 32 Comments

The pub’s manager described being stranded as ‘like a party with a big group of friends’.

Face masks once again compulsory in England in shops and on public transport
# Omicron
# Omicron

Face masks once again compulsory in England in shops and on public transport

10 hours ago 12,958 Views 15 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today’s new measures are “proportionate and responsible”.

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction
# Bill Cosby
# Bill Cosby

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction

12 hours ago 18,641 Views 0 Comments

The entertainer spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set him free in June.

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
# Republic
# Republic

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic

12 hours ago 40,696 Views 21 Comments

Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules
# Telegram
# Telegram

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules

19 hours ago 42,299 Views 0 Comments

The council has received thousands of calls and emails.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry
# Abbeydorney
# Abbeydorney

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry

20 hours ago 68,350 Views 1 Comment

The man was discovered in a vehicle in Abbeydorney this morning.

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

20 hours ago 20,220 Views 62 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago

21 hours ago 26,362 Views 0 Comments

He was accused in 2019 of orchestrating a hoax racist attack to gain publicity and secure a bigger paycheck.

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech
# Real Recognise Real
From The42
# Real Recognise Real

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech

21 hours ago 47,213 Views 28 Comments

Midfielder Alexia Putellas took home the women’s Ballon d’Or after starring in a league, cup and Champions League treble for Barcelona.

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’

22 hours ago 12,264 Views 20 Comments

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears

Updated 22 hours ago 40,410 Views 0 Comments

The British socialite is the ex-girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash
# Stepping Back
From The42
# Stepping Back

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash

22 hours ago 35,537 Views 11 Comments

‘This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mount Everest and that’s OK.’

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

22 hours ago 9,236 Views 10 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

22 hours ago 9,003 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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