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Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500
# Hospital Numbers
# Hospital Numbers

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500

12 minutes ago 1,720 Views 1 Comment

The Táinaiste says the fall in patient numbers is a sign health measures are working.

Thousands flee as Mount Semeru volcano erupts in Indonesia
# Volcano
# Volcano

Thousands flee as Mount Semeru volcano erupts in Indonesia

20 minutes ago 906 Views 0 Comments

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'

Updated 1 hour ago 25,081 Views 4 Comments

Fermanagh footballer Brenda Bannon speaks about the loss of her mother and how counselling helped her with bereavement.

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'

1 hour ago 11,552 Views 17 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, or simply ‘The Treaty’, was signed on 6 December 1921.

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted
# Donal Fallon
# Donal Fallon

Fear and loathing (and unbridled enthusiasm) in London: How the Treaty negotiators were greeted

1 hour ago 3,753 Views 6 Comments

There was huge interest in the representatives of republican Ireland in some sections of London society, Donal Fallon writes.

Thousands in the UK enter eighth day without power following Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Thousands in the UK enter eighth day without power following Storm Arwen

1 hour ago 3,210 Views 0 Comments

Forecasters have warned almost freezing temperatures will hit parts of the UK over the weekend.

Parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting arrested
# Ethan Crumbley
# Ethan Crumbley

Parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting arrested

Updated 2 hours ago 41,321 Views 1 Comment

They were charged after investigators in Michigan said the husband bought the gun used by Ethan Crumbley.

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school

3 hours ago 15,836 Views 40 Comments

Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.

The Irishman working with Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle on 'themeing'
# CONNECTION
From The42
# CONNECTION

The Irishman working with Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle on 'themeing'

3 hours ago 12,639 Views 4 Comments

Mullingar man David Sharkey has been consulting behind the scenes with the French club.

Garda appeal after teenage girl on scooter seriously injured in collision
# Dublin 12
# Dublin 12

Garda appeal after teenage girl on scooter seriously injured in collision

3 hours ago 21,618 Views 33 Comments

The teenager was travelling on Walkinstown Avenue on a push scooter when she was hit by a van on Wednesday.

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?

5 hours ago 45,175 Views 147 Comments

The government issued new guidance on visits to private homes in the weeks ahead.

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
# UNSUNG HERO
From The42
# UNSUNG HERO

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

5 hours ago 22,807 Views 7 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion
# Putin
# Putin

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion

6 hours ago 26,370 Views 34 Comments

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join Nato.

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
# Life In Direct Provision
# Life In Direct Provision

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

6 hours ago 19,613 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
# Cloud 9
From The42
# Cloud 9

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool

6 hours ago 10,180 Views 1 Comment

Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter

6 hours ago 7,774 Views 2 Comments

The Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin argues that despite current Conservative Party ideologies being bad for Ireland, relations must be maintained.

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students
# Exam Fever
# Exam Fever

Some colleges to carry out in-person exams despite Covid concerns raised by students

7 hours ago 12,793 Views 13 Comments

Thousands of students have signed a petition raising about sitting exams in person at this time.

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs

13 hours ago 27,119 Views 0 Comments

The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.

Yesterday’s News

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court
# Juan Patricio Alessi
# Juan Patricio Alessi

Epstein employment was ‘slavery’, former housekeeper tells court

15 hours ago 30,912 Views 0 Comments

Juan Patricio Alessi was cross-examined by Ghislaine Maxwell’s counsel today.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 16-year-old missing from Lucan

15 hours ago 19,120 Views 0 Comments

Jodie was last seen in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Wednesday.

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht
# Entertainers
From The42
# Entertainers

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht

15 hours ago 26,046 Views 47 Comments

The visitors started strongly but couldn’t live with Leinster’s quality at the RDS.

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Man arrested at Dublin Airport in connection with the murder of Francis Dunne in Cork

Updated 16 hours ago 32,357 Views 0 Comments

Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu appeared before a special sitting of a Cork court.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated 16 hours ago 258,058 Views 319 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

16 hours ago 8,288 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers
# Negative Pcr
# Negative Pcr

New Covid testing rules delayed until Sunday for inbound travellers

Updated 16 hours ago 94,129 Views 126 Comments
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will require a negative test from Sunday.
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly signed off on the regulations this evening.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks.
Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors
# PUP Returns
# PUP Returns

Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors

Updated 16 hours ago 38,273 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys confirmed the measure in a tweet this evening.

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

17 hours ago 39,698 Views 15 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure

17 hours ago 28,857 Views 4 Comments

Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: DJ Calum and hype-man Jackson are back in the mix tonight

17 hours ago 13,315 Views 3 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

18 hours ago 16,758 Views 38 Comments

The US president offered the warning amid growing concern about a Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

19 hours ago 29,794 Views 81 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 54,539 Views 76 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz From The42

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

20 hours ago 27,146 Views 8 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath
# Laughing Gas
# Laughing Gas

Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath

20 hours ago 25,804 Views 16 Comments

The canisters have legitimate uses, but Revenue can seize them if it believes they won’t be used that way.

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week
# More Of It
# More Of It

Wet and very windy weather forecast for next week

20 hours ago 19,571 Views 3 Comments

Weather warnings are expected to be issued on Sunday.

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs

21 hours ago 26,562 Views 36 Comments

New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght
# Shooting
# Shooting

Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght

Updated 21 hours ago 30,531 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene on Fortunestown Lane.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
# Jailed
# Jailed

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse

21 hours ago 23,085 Views 0 Comments

“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.

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