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Snowy start to the day in some parts as 'bitterly cold' conditions to continue into weekend
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Snowy start to the day in some parts as 'bitterly cold' conditions to continue into weekend

Updated 34 minutes ago 15,078 Views 7 Comments
  • A Status Yellow low temperature and ice warning remains in place nationwide until midday.
  • A number of Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services have been cancelled this morning.
  • The RSA is asking motorists to be extra cautious on untreated road surfaces.
Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here
# Podcast
# Podcast

Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here

36 minutes ago 2,909 Views 0 Comments

NEW EPISODE: If or when they re-entered society, women sent to mother and baby homes were not expected to talk about what happened to them, let alone attempt to reconnect with their children. Many did, however – but with mixed success.

International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests
# Protests
# Protests

International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests

59 minutes ago 2,430 Views 0 Comments

Mohsen Shekari had been convicted and sentenced to death for blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary.

Taoiseach apologises to Stephen Teap in wake of CervicalCheck settlement
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach apologises to Stephen Teap in wake of CervicalCheck settlement

1 hour ago 3,712 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Martin said there was “no defence” for what happened with the CervicalCheck controversy.

Champions Cup: Why Leinster aren't Racing certainties as Munster have nothing to lose
# The Lowdown
From The42
# The Lowdown

Champions Cup: Why Leinster aren't Racing certainties as Munster have nothing to lose

1 hour ago 3,266 Views 1 Comment

The 42′s rugby writers separate the contenders from the pretenders as European rugby’s showpiece event returns for another year.

US Congress passes law to protect same-sex marriage
# Respect Marriage Act
# Respect Marriage Act

US Congress passes law to protect same-sex marriage

1 hour ago 9,556 Views 7 Comments

The vote in the House of Representatives saw 39 Republicans join a united Democratic majority in a rare show of bipartisanship.

Stigma around drug use preventing people from coming forward to access key supports
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Stigma around drug use preventing people from coming forward to access key supports

2 hours ago 2,413 Views 4 Comments

Tony Duffin, the CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, said that there was a distinction between ‘drug use’ and ‘problematic drug use’

Land Development Agency should have power to acquire public and private land, ESRI says
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Land Development Agency should have power to acquire public and private land, ESRI says

3 hours ago 3,332 Views 5 Comments

The Land Development Agency (LDA) currently builds homes on publicly owned land.

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Dream Home: Take a peek at the most expensive two-bed in Ireland right now
Macroom traffic bottleneck to be consigned to history as long-awaited bypass opens today
# Cork
# Cork

Macroom traffic bottleneck to be consigned to history as long-awaited bypass opens today

3 hours ago 8,994 Views 10 Comments

Motorists travelling from Cork to Killarney or Tralee will no longer need to pass through the town.

Leading GP: 'We are seeing huge rise in RSV - it's more of a concern than Strep A'
# Rsv
# Rsv

Leading GP: 'We are seeing huge rise in RSV - it's more of a concern than Strep A'

9 hours ago 20,060 Views 15 Comments
  • RSV usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.
  • Dr Illona Duffy says 'we're definitely seeing a rise in RSV'.
  • Dr Duffy added that there is a 'big concern' about a 'shortage of antibiotics'.

Yesterday's News

UK to cut banking controls and axe EU rules in bid for growth
# Cut Bank Rules
# Cut Bank Rules

UK to cut banking controls and axe EU rules in bid for growth

10 hours ago 16,483 Views 12 Comments

British Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will unveil the reforms in Scotland tomorrow.

All-Ireland finals set for last two Sundays in July, as GAA confirm 2023 fixtures
# Dates For Your Diary
From The42
# Dates For Your Diary

All-Ireland finals set for last two Sundays in July, as GAA confirm 2023 fixtures

Updated 11 hours ago 19,215 Views 14 Comments

The Allianz Football League will begin on 28 January, with the hurling league underway the following week.

Snow falls in parts of country as Status Yellow warnings take effect
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Snow falls in parts of country as Status Yellow warnings take effect

Updated 11 hours ago 53,481 Views 13 Comments

Met Éireann has forecast severe frost and temperatures falling to -4 degrees Celsius.

Spotlight

Redacted Lives

The Journal’s new podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
Mental Health Commission unhappy it can't 'vindicate rights' of Owenacurra residents as it would like to
# Mental Health Commission
# Mental Health Commission

Mental Health Commission unhappy it can't 'vindicate rights' of Owenacurra residents as it would like to

11 hours ago 5,820 Views 2 Comments

The commission refused to state their stance on the closure when questioned by multiple TDs.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

11 hours ago 4,131 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 11,424 Views 6 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Pesticide lobbyists pushing against environmental protections, research finds
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Pesticide lobbyists pushing against environmental protections, research finds

13 hours ago 6,422 Views 5 Comments

A UN conference in Montreal is trying to finalise a new framework for living in harmony with nature.

World Cup quarter-finals: Messi or Van Gaal's last stand, England to find out if they are the real deal
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

World Cup quarter-finals: Messi or Van Gaal's last stand, England to find out if they are the real deal

Updated 13 hours ago 15,561 Views 5 Comments

We preview the last-eight games in Qatar, which are rich with storylines.

Varadkar to prioritise Northern Ireland power sharing when he becomes Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Varadkar to prioritise Northern Ireland power sharing when he becomes Taoiseach

13 hours ago 6,066 Views 5 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the Government had “not for a second” given up on the matter despite the failed attempt to restore the institutions.

Housing crisis spilling into widespread social crisis, Dáil told
# Housing
# Housing

Housing crisis spilling into widespread social crisis, Dáil told

13 hours ago 13,556 Views 23 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar admitted that there was “a very deep” social crisis affecting the country.

Criminal who claimed to be IRA member jailed for four robberies
# Dublin
# Dublin

Criminal who claimed to be IRA member jailed for four robberies

14 hours ago 14,622 Views 0 Comments

Sean Doherty (27) has 25 previous convictions for serious crime including aggravated burglary and assault.

Further protests planned over Navan A&E with Dublin protest not ruled out
# Ambulance Diversion
# Ambulance Diversion

Further protests planned over Navan A&E with Dublin protest not ruled out

14 hours ago 4,767 Views 4 Comments

Concerns have been raised by a number of politicians about the number of ambulances being sent to Drogheda.

Special Criminal Court rules Jonathan Dowdall can give evidence in trial of Gerry Hutch
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Special Criminal Court rules Jonathan Dowdall can give evidence in trial of Gerry Hutch

Updated 14 hours ago 23,999 Views 0 Comments

Hutch (59), last of The Paddocks, Clontarf, Dublin 3, denies the murder of David Byrne (33) during a boxing weigh-in at the hotel on 5 February 2016.

The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?

15 hours ago 1,925 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear economist and research affiliate with the ESRI John Fitzgerald to hear more.

GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'
# Cariban
# Cariban

GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'

15 hours ago 21,813 Views 3 Comments

The HSE says a consultant must give the initial prescription but campaigners say this is an access barrier for women.

Leinster without 'dinosaur' Sexton but Racing set for huge test
# Some Neck
From The42
# Some Neck

Leinster without 'dinosaur' Sexton but Racing set for huge test

15 hours ago 34,933 Views 0 Comments

The French side hope to bring their high-speed game to bear in Le Havre.

Stephen Teap hits out at 'politicians who failed to listen' as he settles HSE CervicalCheck case
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Stephen Teap hits out at 'politicians who failed to listen' as he settles HSE CervicalCheck case

Updated 16 hours ago 21,986 Views 0 Comments
  • Irene Teap, a 35-year-old mother of two young boys, died of cancer in July 2017.
  • Stephen Teap today said the "blood of my wife" is on the Government's hands.
US woman Anne Sacoolas avoids UK jail sentence over death of Harry Dunn
# UK Courts
# UK Courts

US woman Anne Sacoolas avoids UK jail sentence over death of Harry Dunn

16 hours ago 20,992 Views 14 Comments

The 45-year-old declined to come to the Old Bailey in person to be sentenced today.

St Vincent's Hospital experiencing 'significant delays' in processing blood tests for GP patients
# Blood Test Backlog
# Blood Test Backlog

St Vincent's Hospital experiencing 'significant delays' in processing blood tests for GP patients

17 hours ago 13,694 Views 8 Comments

Staffing issues over the last three weeks has resulted in a backlog from the time the bloods are received in the lab to when the results are sent back to GPs.

IRFU's report proposes women's AIL restructure as extra €1 million funding announced
# Women's Rugby
From The42
# Women's Rugby

IRFU's report proposes women's AIL restructure as extra €1 million funding announced

17 hours ago 4,791 Views 0 Comments

The IRFU has revealed its Women In Rugby Report, which outlines several proposals to improve structures.

Stephen 'Rossi' Walsh wins appeal over indecent assault conviction on girl over media coverage
# Courts
# Courts

Stephen 'Rossi' Walsh wins appeal over indecent assault conviction on girl over media coverage

18 hours ago 22,554 Views 0 Comments

The 75-year-old was convicted on 21 October 2010 of two counts of indecent assault.

EU court rules Google must delete inaccurate search information if proven wrong
# Privacy
# Privacy

EU court rules Google must delete inaccurate search information if proven wrong

18 hours ago 6,878 Views 5 Comments

Search engines must “dereference information” if the person making the request can demonstrate the material is “manifestly inaccurate”.

Man arrested over murder of Mark Lovell in Newry
# Co Down
# Co Down

Man arrested over murder of Mark Lovell in Newry

18 hours ago 5,138 Views 0 Comments

The arrest follow searches of properties in Newry this morning.

144 people arrested for driving under the influence during first week of December
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

144 people arrested for driving under the influence during first week of December

18 hours ago 12,562 Views 10 Comments

To date this year, 148 people have lost their lives on Irish roads.

Gardaí arrest sixth person over Cherry Orchard ramming incident
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí arrest sixth person over Cherry Orchard ramming incident

18 hours ago 7,287 Views 0 Comments

A young male has been detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

US trades basketballer Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer in prisoner swap
# Brittney Griner
# Brittney Griner

US trades basketballer Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer in prisoner swap

19 hours ago 30,848 Views 38 Comments

The deal procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad.

Redacted Lives: Mother and Baby Home survivors share if they found who they were looking for
# Podcast
# Podcast

Redacted Lives: Mother and Baby Home survivors share if they found who they were looking for

Thu 6:00 AM 12,562 Views 0 Comments
  • In the penultimate episode in the series we find out if the survivors found who they were looking for
  • We also hear from adopted people about their search for their parents and information about their identity
  • Maria Arbuckle, like many women, spent decades looking for her son until a breakthrough in 2021
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