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Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated 12 minutes ago 24,623 Views 71 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

New rules over appointing special envoys published following Katherine Zappone saga
# New Rules
# New Rules

New rules over appointing special envoys published following Katherine Zappone saga

20 minutes ago 754 Views 1 Comment

A report was commissioned in the wake of a controversy over Zappone’s appointment this summer.

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019

33 minutes ago 2,343 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Kevin Sheehy, but guilty to his manslaughter.

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary
# Kildare
# Kildare

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary

2 hours ago 15,144 Views 0 Comments

The arrests are part of an ongoing operation targeting the gang who have committed several burglaries and robberies.

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns

Updated 2 hours ago 84,176 Views 167 Comments
  • The requirement will apply to people arriving at ports and airports and includes travellers arriving from Britain.
  • The negative test can be a PCR test taken within 72 hours or a professionally-administered antigen test within 48 hours.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in a fortnight's time.
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?
# Questions
# Questions

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?

2 hours ago 8,270 Views 0 Comments

Certain cohorts are being prioritised to receive their booster jabs at the moment.

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

3 hours ago 16,357 Views 5 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January

3 hours ago 8,422 Views 105 Comments

Those who don’t comply will face a monthly fine of €100.

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

3 hours ago 14,098 Views 16 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'

4 hours ago 7,478 Views 18 Comments

The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive

Updated 4 hours ago 7,479 Views 3 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

4 hours ago 9,810 Views 11 Comments

It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa

Updated 5 hours ago 57,169 Views 28 Comments

The positive cases will have to remain in isolation in Cape Town.

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?

6 hours ago 28,845 Views 50 Comments

Do you think the boom in cross-border trade will lead to improved relations?

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated 6 hours ago 31,465 Views 69 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub
# Time Please Folks
# Time Please Folks

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub

7 hours ago 36,921 Views 29 Comments

The pub’s manager described being stranded as ‘like a party with a big group of friends’.

Face masks once again compulsory in England in shops and on public transport
# Omicron
# Omicron

Face masks once again compulsory in England in shops and on public transport

7 hours ago 11,837 Views 15 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today’s new measures are “proportionate and responsible”.

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction
# Bill Cosby
# Bill Cosby

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction

9 hours ago 17,239 Views 0 Comments

The entertainer spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set him free in June.

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
# Republic
# Republic

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic

9 hours ago 37,752 Views 19 Comments

Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules
# Telegram
# Telegram

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules

16 hours ago 40,393 Views 0 Comments

The council has received thousands of calls and emails.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry
# Abbeydorney
# Abbeydorney

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry

17 hours ago 63,601 Views 1 Comment

The man was discovered in a vehicle in Abbeydorney this morning.

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

17 hours ago 19,435 Views 54 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago

18 hours ago 25,494 Views 0 Comments

He was accused in 2019 of orchestrating a hoax racist attack to gain publicity and secure a bigger paycheck.

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech
# Real Recognise Real
From The42
# Real Recognise Real

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech

18 hours ago 45,600 Views 28 Comments

Midfielder Alexia Putellas took home the women’s Ballon d’Or after starring in a league, cup and Champions League treble for Barcelona.

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’

19 hours ago 11,785 Views 18 Comments

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears

Updated 19 hours ago 39,360 Views 0 Comments

The British socialite is the ex-girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash
# Stepping Back
From The42
# Stepping Back

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash

19 hours ago 34,748 Views 11 Comments

‘This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mount Everest and that’s OK.’

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

19 hours ago 8,956 Views 9 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

19 hours ago 8,782 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'I'm looking forward to that, it's different' - Davy Fitz confirmed for Cork camogie role
# Fitz The Bill
From The42
# Fitz The Bill

'I'm looking forward to that, it's different' - Davy Fitz confirmed for Cork camogie role

Updated 20 hours ago 28,034 Views 17 Comments

The Clare All-Ireland winner is heading to Leeside.

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real
# Factchecked
# Factchecked

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real

20 hours ago 24,472 Views 0 Comments

A fake vaccine poster claiming to be authorised by the HSE has proved to be fake.

Have you seen Shane? Appeal for information on missing 17-year-old boy
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Shane? Appeal for information on missing 17-year-old boy

20 hours ago 24,915 Views 0 Comments

Shane O’Connor is missing from Newbridge, Co Kildare.

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
# Personnel Support
# Personnel Support

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork

21 hours ago 10,646 Views 2 Comments

The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.

Gardaí have found missing Limerick teenager after public appeal
# Shane Griffin
# Shane Griffin

Gardaí have found missing Limerick teenager after public appeal

21 hours ago 17,631 Views 0 Comments

Shane was last seen in Limerick city on Saturday night.

Famed Aboriginal Australian actor David Gulpilil dies at 68
# RIP
# RIP

Famed Aboriginal Australian actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

21 hours ago 59,480 Views 10 Comments

The actor found fame in the 1986 hit film Crocodile Dundee but struggled with straddling two very different cultures.

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 68,798 Views 93 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review

23 hours ago 20,276 Views 33 Comments

The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

23 hours ago 23,501 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

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