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Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
# 999 Problems
# 999 Problems

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’

19 minutes ago 1,978 Views 6 Comments

Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.

Phone of man accused of murder connected to cell site close to where body was found, jury hears
# Stephen Penrose
# Stephen Penrose

Phone of man accused of murder connected to cell site close to where body was found, jury hears

44 minutes ago 3,447 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Penrose is charged with the murder of Philip Finnegan in Kildare in 2016.

'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year
# Irish Heart Foundation
# Irish Heart Foundation

'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year

1 hour ago 12,054 Views 6 Comments

Research found just one in five people in Ireland know the most vital action to take in the event of a stroke.

Four French porn actors charged with rape following string of abuse claims
# France
# France

Four French porn actors charged with rape following string of abuse claims

1 hour ago 14,934 Views 0 Comments

This is the first time porn actors in France have been charged with rape.

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week

Updated 1 hour ago 29,727 Views 20 Comments
  • Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
  • Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
  • The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

2 hours ago 3,134 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

2 hours ago 6,595 Views 1 Comment

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division

2 hours ago 16,595 Views 1 Comment

With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.

Your Evening Longread: What it's like to apply to become a spy
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: What it's like to apply to become a spy

2 hours ago 3,876 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row
# Detained
# Detained

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row

Updated 3 hours ago 21,704 Views 22 Comments

France and the UK are at loggerheads over the issuing of licences to fish in UK waters after Brexit.

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta
# Face Mask
# Face Mask

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta

3 hours ago 22,620 Views 31 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote address during a virtual event.

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

3 hours ago 40,444 Views 33 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".
The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?

4 hours ago 1,901 Views 0 Comments

Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues

Updated 4 hours ago 26,626 Views 56 Comments

Late-night venues will need to have the ticketing system ready for customers tomorrow.

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils

Updated 4 hours ago 21,972 Views 23 Comments
  • Varadkar said that rapid tests could be given to children in a school pod where there has been a confirmed case.
  • Five rapid tests will be sent in the post to close contacts from today.
  • The Tánaiste says he anticipates primary school children being offered the vaccine in the coming months.
Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths

4 hours ago 16,837 Views 13 Comments

Russia today recorded 1,159 fatalities in a single day.

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country

5 hours ago 24,944 Views 55 Comments

Data released by the stats body found that just 75% of construction workers have had their jabs.

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

5 hours ago 2,952 Views 2 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by Luas
# Steeven's Lane
# Steeven's Lane

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by Luas

5 hours ago 19,272 Views 8 Comments

Red Line services are currently running with significant delays,

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford
# Gorey
# Gorey

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford

5 hours ago 10,715 Views 6 Comments

The notice was issued due to issues at the water treatment plant.

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 55,453 Views 82 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

'Jack Carty is playing really well but this is an opportunity to find out about people'
# 10s
From The42
# 10s

'Jack Carty is playing really well but this is an opportunity to find out about people'

6 hours ago 16,409 Views 51 Comments

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has asked why they can’t ‘dare to dream’ about the 2023 World Cup.

Man (30s) dies in workplace incident in Dublin
# Rathcoole
# Rathcoole

Man (30s) dies in workplace incident in Dublin

6 hours ago 34,817 Views 9 Comments

The incident occurred at approximately 6.45am.

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

7 hours ago 16,584 Views 21 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

Man accused of launching firework at gardaí during Covid protest charged with endangerment
# Grafton Street Protest
# Grafton Street Protest

Man accused of launching firework at gardaí during Covid protest charged with endangerment

7 hours ago 14,975 Views 0 Comments

Jake Merriman is now accused of possessing glass bottles capable of causing serious injury, violent disorder, and endangering life.

Teenager handed life term for murdering sisters in London as part of demonic blood pact
# UK
# UK

Teenager handed life term for murdering sisters in London as part of demonic blood pact

Updated 8 hours ago 52,037 Views 0 Comments

Danyal Hussein,19, declined to give evidence in his trial, claiming he was not responsible for the killings.

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
# Price Inflation
# Price Inflation

'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde

8 hours ago 8,403 Views 11 Comments

Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.

Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank
# Settlements
# Settlements

Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank

Updated 9 hours ago 19,873 Views 43 Comments

The homes will be built in the occupied West Bank despite the US president’s strongest criticism yet of the project.

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard
# Tee-up
# Tee-up

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard

9 hours ago 16,900 Views 0 Comments

Judge Mary Fahy set aside 6 and 7 January for the opening days of the hearing.

RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore
# Moooved Back To Shore
# Moooved Back To Shore

RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore

10 hours ago 22,704 Views 19 Comments

The animal was spotted in the water at Tullan Strand in Bundoran yesterday afternoon.

Man who organised fatal Sala flight convicted of endangering safety of plane
# Emiliano Sala
# Emiliano Sala

Man who organised fatal Sala flight convicted of endangering safety of plane

10 hours ago 15,730 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson was convicted by a majority verdict in Cardiff today.

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?

10 hours ago 33,837 Views 56 Comments

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated 10 hours ago 10,145 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says

12 hours ago 29,207 Views 57 Comments

Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds
# The North
# The North

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds

Updated 13 hours ago 37,258 Views 34 Comments

Queen’s University is monitoring public attitudes to the contentious Irish Sea trading arrangements.

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn

13 hours ago 18,051 Views 66 Comments

The hottest place in the world is officially Death Valley, California.

New study shows how antidepressant could reduce Covid-19 hospitalisation risk
# Fluvoxamine
# Fluvoxamine

New study shows how antidepressant could reduce Covid-19 hospitalisation risk

14 hours ago 22,265 Views 42 Comments

Fluvoxamine is traditionally used to treat mental health conditions such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Eight in ten people want Capel Street fully pedestrianised, survey finds
# Dublin
# Dublin

Eight in ten people want Capel Street fully pedestrianised, survey finds

14 hours ago 15,248 Views 48 Comments

Dublin City Council ran a pedestrianisation trial on Parliament Street and Capel Street in recent months.

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