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Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules
# Christmas Tv
# Christmas Tv

Daniel O'Donnell, The 2 Johnnies, and festive flicks: A look at RTÉ and Virgin Media's seasonal schedules

18 minutes ago 447 Views 0 Comments

Mrs Brown’s Boys is back with two more episodes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows

6 hours ago 7,280 Views 26 Comments
  • 898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
  • The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
  • On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.

Yesterday’s News

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 hours ago 7,298 Views 13 Comments

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

7 hours ago 10,806 Views 3 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 7 hours ago 18,245 Views 63 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

8 hours ago 10,593 Views 12 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

8 hours ago 16,298 Views 15 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

8 hours ago 8,172 Views 8 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

8 hours ago 10,851 Views 2 Comments

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

8 hours ago 46,880 Views 17 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

8 hours ago 9,185 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 8 hours ago 52,797 Views 70 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

9 hours ago 3,876 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

9 hours ago 33,650 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

9 hours ago 72,933 Views 13 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

9 hours ago 4,629 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

10 hours ago 13,919 Views 7 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

10 hours ago 22,609 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 10 hours ago 20,740 Views 44 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 10 hours ago 19,423 Views 39 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

10 hours ago 6,815 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

10 hours ago 5,256 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

11 hours ago 10,607 Views 1 Comment

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

11 hours ago 15,670 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

11 hours ago 7,645 Views 28 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

12 hours ago 13,479 Views 33 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

12 hours ago 17,352 Views 4 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

13 hours ago 16,395 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 13 hours ago 22,517 Views 41 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'

13 hours ago 70,643 Views 63 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

14 hours ago 10,096 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

14 hours ago 13,104 Views 57 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 14 hours ago 115,446 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

14 hours ago 7,999 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

15 hours ago 18,601 Views 13 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 15 hours ago 34,058 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

15 hours ago 23,977 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

16 hours ago 8,836 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

16 hours ago 8,190 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.

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