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Today’s News

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

20 minutes ago 2,282 Views 2 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
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# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

20 minutes ago 2,074 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91
# Broadway
# Broadway

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91

46 minutes ago 2,385 Views 2 Comments

The US lyricist and composer is best known for works including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd.

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

1 hour ago 9,718 Views 2 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus

2 hours ago 8,862 Views 12 Comments

Several European countries are reintroducing restrictions as they work to roll out booster programmes.

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

7 hours ago 31,415 Views 24 Comments

Mystery phone bidder Tony Holohan, ringing the bell on cancer, and Hakuna Matata master Kellie Harrington.

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
# Delay
# Delay

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays

8 hours ago 14,014 Views 15 Comments
  • Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
  • There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
  • This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits

Yesterday’s News

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath
# CAB
# CAB

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath

9 hours ago 20,065 Views 5 Comments

Eleven professional properties and 11 residential properties were among those searched.

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
# Toy Time
# Toy Time

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?

10 hours ago 30,439 Views 15 Comments

And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status

10 hours ago 15,311 Views 12 Comments

It ended a miserable few days for Waterford, who will spend next season in the second tier.

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron

Updated 10 hours ago 38,292 Views 69 Comments

The US pharmaceutical company Moderna has said that it will develop a booster shot against Omicron.

Former principal fails to appeal convictions for sexually abusing boys over 50 years ago
# Patrick Harte
# Patrick Harte

Former principal fails to appeal convictions for sexually abusing boys over 50 years ago

10 hours ago 22,465 Views 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal rejected what was described as an “extraordinary” submission by Patrick Harte.

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC

10 hours ago 15,050 Views 25 Comments

Connacht defeated Ospreys 46-18 at the Sportsground tonight.

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home
# URC
From The42
# URC

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home

11 hours ago 20,812 Views 7 Comments

Health minister Stephen Donnelly has said that new restrictions for people travelling to Ireland from several southern African countries would apply ‘regardless of status’.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

11 hours ago 6,323 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Man dies after his car was hit by falling tree in Co Antrim
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Man dies after his car was hit by falling tree in Co Antrim

12 hours ago 14,239 Views 1 Comment

The Met Office has issued a rare red alert for parts of Scotland and the north of England.

Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation
# On Trial
# On Trial

Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation

13 hours ago 20,196 Views 0 Comments

They are due to stand trial on 28 January.

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated 13 hours ago 118,052 Views 61 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets ready to roar in tonight's chat show war
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets ready to roar in tonight's chat show war

13 hours ago 13,231 Views 21 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
# Protests
# Protests

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK

14 hours ago 11,530 Views 8 Comments

Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 53,529 Views 48 Comments

Two groups representing doctors released a statement this evening urging people to follow the public-health measures.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

14 hours ago 22,686 Views 5 Comments

How closely have you been following the sports news this week?

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Rumours of a mid-December lockdown abound but here's why no-one actually knows if it's happening

14 hours ago 48,892 Views 41 Comments

Rumours of a Christmas lockdown have been swirling on social media in recent days.

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter
# Channel Tragedy
# Channel Tragedy

Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter

Updated 14 hours ago 60,484 Views 57 Comments

Johnson last night asked France to take back all migrants who cross the Channel.

Revenue officers seize 2.4 kilos of MDMA from man at Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Revenue officers seize 2.4 kilos of MDMA from man at Dublin Airport

14 hours ago 12,864 Views 0 Comments

The seizure was made on 18 November.

Penneys to create 700 new jobs with 250 million euro investment
# Penneys
# Penneys

Penneys to create 700 new jobs with 250 million euro investment

15 hours ago 15,826 Views 15 Comments

The Tanaiste said the expansion was an enormous vote of confidence in the Irish retail sector.

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

17 hours ago 9,684 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
# Garda Operation
# Garda Operation

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking

17 hours ago 25,940 Views 0 Comments

As a result of the initiative, one female victim of sexual labour/exploitation was identified.

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling
# Dual Star
From The42
# Dual Star

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling

17 hours ago 15,655 Views 6 Comments

The Douglas man won an All-Ireland football title in 2010.

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?
# B11529
# B11529

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?

17 hours ago 45,192 Views 66 Comments

The B.1.1.529 variant has first been found in cases in parts of Africa and Asia.

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’
# Bridge Too Far
# Bridge Too Far

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’

18 hours ago 27,101 Views 45 Comments

Peter Hendy said the price of either project “would be impossible to justify” as “the benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs”.

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated 18 hours ago 24,357 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

German air force to transfer Covid patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds
# Germany
# Germany

German air force to transfer Covid patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds

18 hours ago 16,853 Views 16 Comments

The country’s disease control agency said 76,414 newly confirmed cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

Panto industry 'on high alert' after fresh public health advice on children's activities
# Entertainment
# Entertainment

Panto industry 'on high alert' after fresh public health advice on children's activities

19 hours ago 17,375 Views 6 Comments

Panto organiser Alan Hughes said parents have been calling to ask whether their show can still go ahead.

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news
# URC
From The42
# URC

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news

Updated 19 hours ago 31,551 Views 16 Comments

The province are in Pretoria for a planned game against the Bulls this weekend but are now working to get home urgently.

Survivor found after fatal explosion and fire in Siberian coal mine
# Russia
# Russia

Survivor found after fatal explosion and fire in Siberian coal mine

19 hours ago 6,313 Views 2 Comments

Dozens of people died in the Listvyazhnaya mine in southwest Siberia.

Storm Arwen: Winds pick up speed as weather warnings to come into effect
# Alert
# Alert

Storm Arwen: Winds pick up speed as weather warnings to come into effect

Updated 19 hours ago 37,544 Views 10 Comments

Wind warnings have been issued for nine counties, while the parts of England and Scotland have been upgraded to a rare red warning.

Witness appeal after alleged attack following incident on Grafton Street
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Witness appeal after alleged attack following incident on Grafton Street

19 hours ago 26,676 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred at about 4pm when a man, who was not wearing a mask inside the store, became abusive to staff working there.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 20 hours ago 17,652 Views 2 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

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