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US Justice Department closes investigation into 1995 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1995 lynching of kidnapped black teenager

12 minutes ago 1,079 Views 0 Comments

Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

33 minutes ago 1,692 Views 1 Comment

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

LIVE: 'Remain indoors' alert now in place in Status Red counties as Storm Barra makes landfall
Live 35 minutes ago

LIVE: 'Remain indoors' alert now in place in Status Red counties as Storm Barra makes landfall

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by orange and yellow warnings, with warnings of travel and power disruption also in effect.
  • Schools and most colleges in red and orange counties will be closed today.
FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

49 minutes ago 3,425 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores

1 hour ago 15,138 Views 5 Comments

The storm is set to bring high winds and heavy rainfall across the country, with some counties also expecting flooding in coastal areas.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

6 hours ago 6,229 Views 8 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated 7 hours ago 23,342 Views 20 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

8 hours ago 10,227 Views 44 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

9 hours ago 11,761 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres
# New Rules
# New Rules

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres

9 hours ago 23,941 Views 66 Comments

Those who have just tested negative in recent days for will no longer be allowed into concerts, movies or performances.

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

9 hours ago 15,485 Views 23 Comments

President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts

Updated 10 hours ago 203,377 Views 60 Comments
  • Schools and colleges have been closed across 12 counties because of the approaching storm.
  • The HSE has cancelled Covid vaccine clinics in several counties.
  • The Taoiseach urged people to stay at home and "avoid the coast at all costs".
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

10 hours ago 7,300 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?

Updated 10 hours ago 14,066 Views 9 Comments

Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Updated 10 hours ago 124,649 Views 65 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
# Sent Forward
# Sent Forward

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers

11 hours ago 24,609 Views 0 Comments

The trial is due to go ahead in March 2022.

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated 12 hours ago 26,181 Views 28 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed

12 hours ago 32,217 Views 0 Comments

Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.

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

12 hours ago 16,452 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# New Cases
# New Cases

Coronavirus: 2,950 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 59,940 Views 74 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ryder Cup golfer grabbed woman’s breast on flight, court told

13 hours ago 62,105 Views 0 Comments

Thorbjorn Olesen is said to have been drinking and taking sleeping pills on the flight from the US to the UK.

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated 13 hours ago 44,920 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

13 hours ago 24,231 Views 19 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

15 hours ago 22,326 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend
# Jailed
# Jailed

Schoolboy sentenced for sex attack on 13-year-old friend

15 hours ago 47,098 Views 0 Comments

The defendant was aged 14 at the time of the incident.

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '

16 hours ago 27,079 Views 11 Comments

John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Rachael Blackmore favourite to claim World Sport Star title at BBC awards

16 hours ago 14,696 Views 12 Comments

The Tipperary jockey faces stiff competition from a host of international athletes.

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit

17 hours ago 9,071 Views 18 Comments

He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021

17 hours ago 7,921 Views 36 Comments

Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match
# Joey Barton
# Joey Barton

Joey Barton cleared of assault charge over tunnel incident after match

Updated 17 hours ago 27,753 Views 23 Comments

The former footballer denied shoving Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after a match when he was Fleetwood Town boss in 2019.

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes
# Banknotes
# Banknotes

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes

17 hours ago 24,845 Views 40 Comments

A final decision on the new look is expected in 2024.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

18 hours ago 18,622 Views 14 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated 18 hours ago 26,183 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told
# Grenfell Tower Fire
# Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told

18 hours ago 9,040 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of today’s hearing survivors said the “the spotlight will finally fall on the Government” in this part of the inquiry.

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Heineken moves to take sole control of Irish drinks company behind Dutch Gold

18 hours ago 34,945 Views 35 Comments

Comans Beverages Ltd also distributes brands like Prazky, Druids cider and Karpackie.

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption

20 hours ago 8,028 Views 0 Comments

At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

20 hours ago 35,315 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed
# Australia
# Australia

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed

22 hours ago 18,651 Views 0 Comments

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent in Western Australia in October.

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