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Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

7 minutes ago 290 Views 1 Comment

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Nine inmates escape after gang rams vehicles into Mexican prison

27 minutes ago 2,595 Views 2 Comments

Authorities said the pre-dawn attack resulted in gunshot wounds to two police officers.

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated 38 minutes ago 10,359 Views 29 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail
# Stegouros Elengassen
# Stegouros Elengassen

Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail

42 minutes ago 3,329 Views 2 Comments

The new dinosaur species had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon.

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez
# Braging Rights
From The42
# Braging Rights

Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez

48 minutes ago 6,979 Views 3 Comments

A Seamus Coleman error proved costly as the Reds earned a convincing win.

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon

58 minutes ago 2,925 Views 2 Comments

A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Court upholds indemnity ruling on legal action over country's second mobile phone licence

1 hour ago 4,733 Views 1 Comment

The case was originally against the Minister of Public Expenditure, the State, BT, businessman Denis O’Brien, and former minister Michael Lowry TD.

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Two Premier League games brought to a halt due to separate medical emergencies

1 hour ago 33,740 Views 15 Comments

Supporters required attention in the stands.

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead
# Oxford High School
# Oxford High School

Boy (15) charged over Michigan high school shooting that left four dead

1 hour ago 4,942 Views 0 Comments

Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Updated 1 hour ago 45,645 Views 64 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

1 hour ago 2,012 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting
# First Interview
# First Interview

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in Rust shooting

2 hours ago 20,949 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin sat down for his first major interview since the tragedy in October.

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

2 hours ago 58,326 Views 9 Comments

The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died last week.

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks

2 hours ago 2,956 Views 2 Comments

Post-Brexit talks between the EU and UK are still ongoing.

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

2 hours ago 9,550 Views 5 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane
# New York
# New York

Youngest Maxwell accuser tells court she flew with Prince Andrew in private plane

2 hours ago 15,315 Views 0 Comments

The witness is giving evidence under the pseudonym ‘Jane’ at a US federal court.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated 3 hours ago 16,493 Views 36 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated 3 hours ago 16,132 Views 34 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries
# Search
# Search

€160,000 worth of cannabis herb seized by Revenue officers in Skerries

3 hours ago 5,023 Views 0 Comments

Two men were arrested as the authorities seized 8kg of suspected cannabis herb.

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
# Empty The Tank
# Empty The Tank

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

3 hours ago 3,759 Views 2 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal for information on man missing from Cork City since 2007

3 hours ago 7,816 Views 0 Comments

Daniel ‘Danny’ Walsh was last seen in the Bishopstown area of Cork City in February 2007.

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television
# Court
# Court

Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television

3 hours ago 12,339 Views 0 Comments

Kellie Walton pleaded guilty to charges of theft between 2009 and 2019.

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
# Sport
# Sport

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

4 hours ago 6,179 Views 26 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

4 hours ago 11,466 Views 20 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa

5 hours ago 14,997 Views 3 Comments

They’re now required to follow mandatory self-isolation and PCR testing at their own locations.

'I know someone did something to her': Families mark National Missing Persons Day
# Missing
# Missing

'I know someone did something to her': Families mark National Missing Persons Day

5 hours ago 13,120 Views 4 Comments

Families appealed to anyone who knows anything about their loved ones’ disappearances to come forward.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated 6 hours ago 20,692 Views 35 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
# Schools
# Schools

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

6 hours ago 64,220 Views 59 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to street violence outside Irishtown pub ahead of FAI Cup final
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to street violence outside Irishtown pub ahead of FAI Cup final

7 hours ago 9,095 Views 1 Comment

Damage was caused to a number of vehicles outside the premises during the incident and a number of people were assaulted.

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

7 hours ago 11,357 Views 50 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
# New Variant
# New Variant

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission

Updated 7 hours ago 113,159 Views 182 Comments
  • Eight potential cases were sequenced, with one confirmed as Omicron.
  • Dr Cillian De Gascun said the single case was "positive in some respects" because lab teams believed there may be more.
  • The case relates to travel from one of seven southern African countries.
Avian flu found in Ireland for third time in a month after cases in Monaghan and Galway
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

Avian flu found in Ireland for third time in a month after cases in Monaghan and Galway

7 hours ago 7,143 Views 9 Comments

The risk to humans is considered very low but people are advised not to handle sick or dead wild birds.

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site
# Germany
# Germany

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site

7 hours ago 17,370 Views 10 Comments

A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the train station.

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
# New Measures
# New Measures

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools

Updated 8 hours ago 33,120 Views 116 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexual assault on college student
# Cork
# Cork

European Karate champion jailed for six years for sexual assault on college student

8 hours ago 22,516 Views 0 Comments

Rachel McElroy told the court she cried for hours after the attack as videos of which bystanders posted on social media.

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order
# PCR Booking
# PCR Booking

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order

9 hours ago 8,240 Views 2 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July
# Shooting
# Shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired at garda car in July

9 hours ago 7,582 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí had been on patrol in the area in July when they came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and another with a baseball bat.

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?

10 hours ago 12,462 Views 0 Comments

Jamie has been missing from the Drogheda area since the morning of Thursday, 25th November 2021.

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement
# Kev Mc
From The42
# Kev Mc

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement

Updated 10 hours ago 19,210 Views 22 Comments

St Jude’s clubman hangs up his Dublin boots at the age of 34.

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