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Today’s News

UN to try to keep Tonga Covid-free in relief effort following tsunami-volcano devastation
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

UN to try to keep Tonga Covid-free in relief effort following tsunami-volcano devastation

Updated 8 minutes ago 24,535 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said ash on the runway will delay the flight by at least a day.

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
# Accountability
# Accountability

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

17 minutes ago 653 Views 6 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children

39 minutes ago 21,906 Views 0 Comments

During the sentencing, the judge said the parents had engaged in “the most profound breach of trust a human being can commit against their children”.

Donnelly believes Govt will move to ease some restrictions before the end of the month
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Donnelly believes Govt will move to ease some restrictions before the end of the month

Updated 46 minutes ago 9,177 Views 18 Comments

The health minister said all emergency powers could be scrapped by the end of March.

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president
# Roberta Metsola
# Roberta Metsola

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president

1 hour ago 7,228 Views 2 Comments

The vote comes a week after the sudden death of outgoing centre-left president David Sassoli.

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place in Co Offaly
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place in Co Offaly

1 hour ago 71,398 Views 0 Comments

Schools across the country are being asked to hold a minute’s silence in memory of Ashling today.

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL

2 hours ago 10,815 Views 7 Comments

Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone and Dublin can make it attractive for their best talent to remain at home.

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco
# Tarfaya
# Tarfaya

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco

3 hours ago 8,643 Views 6 Comments

Ten people were rescued from the shipwreck.

Boris Johnson would ‘normally’ be expected to resign if he lied to parliament, says Raab
# Dominic Raab
# Dominic Raab

Boris Johnson would ‘normally’ be expected to resign if he lied to parliament, says Raab

3 hours ago 16,871 Views 16 Comments

But Dominic Raab has insisted that claims the Prime Minister lied to MPs is “nonsense”.

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today
# Anders Breivik Behring
# Anders Breivik Behring

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today

4 hours ago 13,856 Views 19 Comments

The request is widely expected to be denied.

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion

4 hours ago 8,556 Views 0 Comments

Marmion abused dozens of pupils in Belvedere, Clongowes and Crescent College 40 years ago.

It's the biggest story of our time. Sign up to The Journal's new monthly climate newsletter
# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

It's the biggest story of our time. Sign up to The Journal's new monthly climate newsletter

Updated 4 hours ago 12,096 Views 5 Comments

We’ll bring you the latest climate updates from Ireland and abroad and original reporting you’ll get to read before anyone else.

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?

4 hours ago 19,211 Views 26 Comments

Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row
# Workrate
From The42
# Workrate

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row

Updated 5 hours ago 9,590 Views 5 Comments

The flanker had a typically productive outing against Montpellier on Sunday.

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested

7 hours ago 41,341 Views 0 Comments

The arrested man, Dave De K., regularly minded Dean Verberckmoes and his younger sister.

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life
# John Paul Hegarty
# John Paul Hegarty

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life

7 hours ago 25,321 Views 0 Comments

John Paul Hegarty was convicted of repeatedly raping his sister and was jailed for 7 years.

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year
# Building
# Building

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year

7 hours ago 8,266 Views 15 Comments

16.5% more dwellings were under construction in the final quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

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

14 hours ago 30,566 Views 56 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

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

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border

14 hours ago 31,088 Views 47 Comments

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

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

15 hours ago 31,797 Views 35 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

15 hours ago 30,173 Views 19 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 16 hours ago 41,187 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Ireland winger Stockdale's season looks over after ankle surgery

16 hours ago 22,358 Views 20 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

17 hours ago 10,591 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

17 hours ago 21,235 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 18 hours ago 13,052 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

18 hours ago 41,033 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

19 hours ago 74,197 Views 18 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

19 hours ago 21,183 Views 6 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

20 hours ago 85,802 Views 44 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 20 hours ago 192,663 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

20 hours ago 67,722 Views 68 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

21 hours ago 19,896 Views 9 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

21 hours ago 63,561 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

22 hours ago 21,697 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 22 hours ago 24,731 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

23 hours ago 28,827 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

23 hours ago 37,699 Views 48 Comments

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

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