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Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath
# Laughing Gas
# Laughing Gas

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath

11 minutes ago 1,739 Views 1 Comment

The canisters have legitimate uses, but Revenue can seize them if it believes they won’t be used that way.

Taoiseach to address nation following NPHET's advice for Christmas curbs
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach to address nation following NPHET's advice for Christmas curbs

Updated 19 minutes ago 68,919 Views 109 Comments
  • NPHET is recommending limits on social mixing in the weeks ahead.
  • There's understood to be disquiet among some senior members of Cabinet about the potential for new restrictions.
  • Hospitality representative have reported a "constructive" meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin today.
Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week
# More Of It
# More Of It

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week

26 minutes ago 3,293 Views 1 Comment

Weather warnings are expected to be issued on Sunday.

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs

1 hour ago 7,151 Views 18 Comments

New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght
# Shooting
# Shooting

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght

Updated 1 hour ago 20,652 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene on Fortunestown Lane.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
# Jailed
# Jailed

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse

1 hour ago 8,937 Views 0 Comments

“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears
# Garda
# Garda

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears

1 hour ago 7,370 Views 0 Comments

Retired Superintendent John Murphy, 61, was charged with possessing cannabis worth over €13,000 at his home.

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases

1 hour ago 8,823 Views 18 Comments

Wales has also recorded its first cases of the variant of concern.

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Luxury meets industry at this €750k Kinsale renovation that’s far from run of the mill
England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences
# Review
From The42
# Review

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences

2 hours ago 22,058 Views 31 Comments

The results of an independent review into the violence-marred showdown at Wembley have been published.

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm
# Ouch
# Ouch

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm

4 hours ago 52,200 Views 26 Comments

Vaccinators were (unsurprisingly) not fooled by the silicone arm.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Listings
From The42
# Listings

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Updated 4 hours ago 15,423 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty to choose from if you’re not planning to move from the couch for the next few days.

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
# Recycling
# Recycling

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA

5 hours ago 9,258 Views 10 Comments

There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
# Germany
# Germany

Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony

6 hours ago 10,141 Views 26 Comments

Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron

7 hours ago 15,972 Views 20 Comments

The variant of concern is now in every continent but there is still much to be investigated.

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?
# Travel Plans
# Travel Plans

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?

7 hours ago 27,655 Views 41 Comments

Have your say.

New Covid testing rules for inbound travellers due to come in today are delayed for 48 hours
# Negative Pcr
# Negative Pcr

New Covid testing rules for inbound travellers due to come in today are delayed for 48 hours

Updated 8 hours ago 72,454 Views 116 Comments
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will require a negative test from Sunday.
  • The rules were due from today but are still being "finalised".
  • The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks.
Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification

8 hours ago 11,727 Views 11 Comments

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, had been barred because of past convictions for violence against protesters.

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented migrants will be given pathway to citizenship under new scheme

8 hours ago 22,595 Views 77 Comments

It will be open to those who don’t have a current permission to reside in Ireland.

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

9 hours ago 6,682 Views 14 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death
# Rust
# Rust

Alec Baldwin says he does not feel guilt over movie set shooting death

10 hours ago 25,429 Views 0 Comments

“I don’t have anything to hide,” he said.

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

10 hours ago 9,036 Views 13 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021
# Cavan's Finest
From The42
# Cavan's Finest

'Wins aren't always a trophy' - Leona Maguire's momentous 2021

10 hours ago 6,248 Views 1 Comment

‘Even though I didn’t add any trophies to my cabinet, it’s still been a very successful year.’

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Twitter, Walmart and CNBC's CEOs resign on same day as Ghislaine Maxwell's trial?

11 hours ago 35,450 Views 4 Comments

The highly publicised trial has attracted false internet-based claims before so let’s take a look at the latest allegations.

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds

11 hours ago 4,334 Views 4 Comments

The research found that it is ‘vital’ that children with disabilities have equal access to early learning and school age care and education.

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

17 hours ago 22,823 Views 26 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

Yesterday’s News

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

Updated 18 hours ago 44,832 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old allegedly told the housekeeper to only speak to Epstein ‘when he asked questions’.

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations
# Mark Nolan
# Mark Nolan

Man accused of terrorism offences surrenders himself to UK to face allegations

18 hours ago 17,162 Views 0 Comments

The arrest warrant states that Nazi-related materials were uncovered during a search of his address.

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal
# That Man Again
From The42
# That Man Again

Ronaldo hits 800th career goals as Man United come from behind to beat Arsenal

19 hours ago 35,451 Views 57 Comments

New interim manager Ralf Rangnick was watching from the stands as United recorded a 3-2 win.

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated 19 hours ago 113,724 Views 152 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station
# Courts
# Courts

Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station

19 hours ago 25,443 Views 0 Comments

Enrique Martin Gutierrez, 20, of Calle de Frias, Burgas, Spain, was arrested yesterday.

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

19 hours ago 36,581 Views 48 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

19 hours ago 8,956 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

20 hours ago 7,041 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

20 hours ago 14,941 Views 18 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
# Coastguard
# Coastguard

Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast

21 hours ago 15,286 Views 10 Comments

The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco
# Grounded
# Grounded

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco

21 hours ago 25,184 Views 7 Comments

Flights to and from Morocco have been suspended until at least 13 December over Omicron fears.

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

21 hours ago 36,139 Views 22 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.
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