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Four French porn actors charged with rape following string of abuse claims
# France
# France

Four French porn actors charged with rape following string of abuse claims

5 minutes ago 986 Views 0 Comments

This is the first time porn actors in France have been charged with rape.

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week

Updated 30 minutes ago 22,814 Views 15 Comments
  • Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
  • Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
  • The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

39 minutes ago 1,180 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailer
# Trailer

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

1 hour ago 3,476 Views 1 Comment

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division

1 hour ago 10,301 Views 0 Comments

With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.

Your Evening Longread: What it's like to apply to become a spy
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: What it's like to apply to become a spy

1 hour ago 2,289 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row
# Detained
# Detained

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row

Updated 1 hour ago 19,656 Views 22 Comments

France and the UK are at loggerheads over the issuing of licences to fish in UK waters after Brexit.

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta
# Face Mask
# Face Mask

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta

1 hour ago 16,038 Views 22 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote address during a virtual event.

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

2 hours ago 29,081 Views 27 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".
The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?

2 hours ago 1,257 Views 0 Comments

Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues

Updated 2 hours ago 23,079 Views 53 Comments

Late-night venues will need to have the ticketing system ready for customers tomorrow.

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils

Updated 3 hours ago 20,606 Views 22 Comments
  • Varadkar said that rapid tests could be given to children in a school pod where there has been a confirmed case.
  • Five rapid tests will be sent in the post to close contacts from today.
  • The Tánaiste says he anticipates primary school children being offered the vaccine in the coming months.
Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths

3 hours ago 14,201 Views 10 Comments

Russia today recorded 1,159 fatalities in a single day.

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country

3 hours ago 22,542 Views 52 Comments

Data released by the stats body found that just 75% of construction workers have had their jabs.

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

3 hours ago 2,098 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by Luas
# Steeven's Lane
# Steeven's Lane

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by Luas

3 hours ago 16,360 Views 8 Comments

Red Line services are currently running with significant delays,

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford
# Gorey
# Gorey

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford

4 hours ago 8,958 Views 6 Comments

The notice was issued due to issues at the water treatment plant.

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 50,418 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

'Jack Carty is playing really well but this is an opportunity to find out about people'
# 10s
From The42
# 10s

'Jack Carty is playing really well but this is an opportunity to find out about people'

4 hours ago 14,488 Views 45 Comments

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has asked why they can’t ‘dare to dream’ about the 2023 World Cup.

Man (30s) dies in workplace incident in Dublin
# Rathcoole
# Rathcoole

Man (30s) dies in workplace incident in Dublin

4 hours ago 31,075 Views 9 Comments

The incident occurred at approximately 6.45am.

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

5 hours ago 15,232 Views 21 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

Man accused of launching firework at gardaí during Covid protest charged with endangerment
# Grafton Street Protest
# Grafton Street Protest

Man accused of launching firework at gardaí during Covid protest charged with endangerment

6 hours ago 13,564 Views 0 Comments

Jake Merriman is now accused of possessing glass bottles capable of causing serious injury, violent disorder, and endangering life.

Teenager handed life term for murdering sisters in London as part of demonic blood pact
# UK
# UK

Teenager handed life term for murdering sisters in London as part of demonic blood pact

Updated 7 hours ago 50,408 Views 0 Comments

Danyal Hussein,19, declined to give evidence in his trial, claiming he was not responsible for the killings.

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
# Price Inflation
# Price Inflation

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde

7 hours ago 7,920 Views 10 Comments

Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.

Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank
# Settlements
# Settlements

Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank

Updated 7 hours ago 19,251 Views 43 Comments

The homes will be built in the occupied West Bank despite the US president’s strongest criticism yet of the project.

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard
# Tee-up
# Tee-up

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard

8 hours ago 16,136 Views 0 Comments

Judge Mary Fahy set aside 6 and 7 January for the opening days of the hearing.

RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore
# Moooved Back To Shore
# Moooved Back To Shore

RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore

8 hours ago 20,379 Views 16 Comments

The animal was spotted in the water at Tullan Strand in Bundoran yesterday afternoon.

Man who organised fatal Sala flight convicted of endangering safety of plane
# Emiliano Sala
# Emiliano Sala

Man who organised fatal Sala flight convicted of endangering safety of plane

9 hours ago 15,166 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson was convicted by a majority verdict in Cardiff today.

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?

9 hours ago 32,552 Views 56 Comments

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated 9 hours ago 9,605 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says

10 hours ago 28,192 Views 57 Comments

Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds
# The North
# The North

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds

Updated 12 hours ago 36,241 Views 34 Comments

Queen’s University is monitoring public attitudes to the contentious Irish Sea trading arrangements.

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn

12 hours ago 17,602 Views 65 Comments

The hottest place in the world is officially Death Valley, California.

New study shows how antidepressant could reduce Covid-19 hospitalisation risk
# Fluvoxamine
# Fluvoxamine

New study shows how antidepressant could reduce Covid-19 hospitalisation risk

12 hours ago 21,707 Views 42 Comments

Fluvoxamine is traditionally used to treat mental health conditions such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Eight in ten people want Capel Street fully pedestrianised, survey finds
# Dublin
# Dublin

Eight in ten people want Capel Street fully pedestrianised, survey finds

12 hours ago 14,809 Views 45 Comments

Dublin City Council ran a pedestrianisation trial on Parliament Street and Capel Street in recent months.

Caelan Doris: 'Having an extra layer of foam around my head will do no harm'
# Ahead Of The Game
From The42
# Ahead Of The Game

Caelan Doris: 'Having an extra layer of foam around my head will do no harm'

Updated 13 hours ago 28,541 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland No8 has outlined the fears he encountered as he recovered from a concussion injury.

New Zealand unveils plans to tentatively reopen borders amid growing pressure
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand unveils plans to tentatively reopen borders amid growing pressure

13 hours ago 9,309 Views 1 Comment

Arrivals from a handful of tiny Pacific island states will be granted quarantine-free travel from next month.

Alec Baldwin shooting: Assistant director admits he didn't fully check gun
# Rust
# Rust

Alec Baldwin shooting: Assistant director admits he didn't fully check gun

14 hours ago 33,878 Views 0 Comments

Halyna Hutchins died after Baldwin shot her with the Colt .45.

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