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Today’s News

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog
# Antiviral
# Antiviral

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog

18 minutes ago 1,833 Views 3 Comments

A National Therapeutics Advisory Group will evaluate the use of this treatment in Ireland.

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
# The Big One
From The42
# The Big One

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner

28 minutes ago 4,509 Views 1 Comment

The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography
# Knock-out
# Knock-out

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography

28 minutes ago 921 Views 0 Comments

It will be published later this year.

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

43 minutes ago 2,222 Views 9 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated 58 minutes ago 13,254 Views 23 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

1 hour ago 3,392 Views 8 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision

1 hour ago 1,610 Views 0 Comments

The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast

Updated 1 hour ago 21,792 Views 28 Comments

Russia has planned military exercises to take place 240km off the Irish coast next week.

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears

1 hour ago 5,350 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges at the Special Criminal Court.

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe

2 hours ago 11,902 Views 26 Comments

The new identity, including a change to their logo, will take effect from July.

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

3 hours ago 11,157 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey
# Survey
# Survey

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey

3 hours ago 6,793 Views 11 Comments

Three in ten students said they did not feel well informed about intervening as a bystander.

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Court
# Court

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

3 hours ago 24,962 Views 0 Comments

The court has ordered a victim impact statement.

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated 4 hours ago 13,473 Views 31 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86

4 hours ago 9,662 Views 11 Comments

The comedy star has been remembered by comedians and celebrities.

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell
# Comeback Kid
From The42
# Comeback Kid

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell

4 hours ago 8,543 Views 1 Comment

Doherty made his last appearance for Mayo against Donegal in August 2019.

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident

Updated 5 hours ago 44,256 Views 0 Comments

The defendant is alleged to have produced a social welfare card in the name of a deceased man who was brought to the post office.

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
# Marine Warning
# Marine Warning

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests

Updated 5 hours ago 66,494 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated 5 hours ago 15,840 Views 28 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report
# Sue Gray
# Sue Gray

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report

6 hours ago 7,723 Views 6 Comments

Legal officials are scrutinising the report before it can be published.

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?

6 hours ago 22,351 Views 35 Comments

ComReg has established a taskforce to tackle the increase in scam calls and texts being sent to members of the public.

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell
# First Day Of Camp
From The42
# First Day Of Camp

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell

7 hours ago 9,829 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell has challenged his Ireland squad to improve on their impressive November campaign in this year’s Six Nations.

Five dead in Ukraine after national guard soldier opens fire at factory
# Dnipro
# Dnipro

Five dead in Ukraine after national guard soldier opens fire at factory

8 hours ago 17,240 Views 7 Comments

Ukraine’s interior ministry said the man has now been detained.

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

Updated 8 hours ago 18,105 Views 35 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum
# Hey Hey My My
# Hey Hey My My

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum

8 hours ago 44,177 Views 89 Comments

Young has accused the streaming service of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by hosting Rogan’s podcast.

Man dies after single-vehicle collision in Meath
# Donore
# Donore

Man dies after single-vehicle collision in Meath

8 hours ago 13,922 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote

9 hours ago 12,614 Views 10 Comments

The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say
# Power
# Power

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say

10 hours ago 10,692 Views 19 Comments

Sanctions on Russia – or an invasion of Ukraine – could interrupt gas supply to Europe.

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses
# Blooming Lovely
# Blooming Lovely

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses

10 hours ago 6,475 Views 3 Comments

The An Post CEO said the stamps “reflect the unique mix of modernism and classicism that define” Ulysses.

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

16 hours ago 23,514 Views 41 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

Yesterday’s News

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension
# Carlow
# Carlow

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension

17 hours ago 34,591 Views 0 Comments

Locals in Carlow last week spoke of their shock at the incident.

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation

18 hours ago 26,602 Views 18 Comments

Two of the bikes were confirmed as stolen and officers are in the process of reuniting them with their owners.

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

18 hours ago 25,548 Views 0 Comments

Ms Giuffre alleges the son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager.

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine

Updated 19 hours ago 25,611 Views 40 Comments

But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp

19 hours ago 17,113 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

19 hours ago 22,605 Views 32 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

20 hours ago 9,052 Views 1 Comment

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

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare

20 hours ago 24,110 Views 19 Comments

The man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital by the Air Corp Ambulance.

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