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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

19 minutes ago 494 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

37 minutes ago 8,318 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

51 minutes ago 41,825 Views 7 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

55 minutes ago 1,469 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

1 hour ago 5,231 Views 2 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

1 hour ago 9,155 Views 0 Comments

The witness is giving evidence under the pseudonym ‘Jane’ at a US federal court.

Watford-Chelsea Premier League game brought to a halt due to medical emergency
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Watford-Chelsea Premier League game brought to a halt due to medical emergency

1 hour ago 14,520 Views 0 Comments

The match subsequently resumed after a lengthy stoppage, with confirmation that the supporter had been ‘stabilised’.

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 1 hour ago 12,622 Views 30 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 1 hour ago 13,620 Views 32 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

1 hour ago 3,419 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

1 hour ago 2,508 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

2 hours ago 5,650 Views 0 Comments

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

2 hours ago 9,481 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

2 hours ago 4,945 Views 25 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

3 hours ago 9,867 Views 19 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

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

3 hours ago 37,208 Views 55 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

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

3 hours ago 12,717 Views 3 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

4 hours ago 10,090 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 4 hours ago 18,964 Views 35 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'

4 hours ago 57,180 Views 57 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

5 hours ago 8,334 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

5 hours ago 10,474 Views 45 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 5 hours ago 105,961 Views 180 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

5 hours ago 6,508 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

6 hours ago 16,268 Views 10 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 6 hours ago 32,289 Views 114 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

6 hours ago 21,356 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

7 hours ago 7,743 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

7 hours ago 7,189 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.

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen missing teenager Jamie Dunican?

8 hours ago 11,506 Views 0 Comments

Jamie has been missing from the Drogheda area since the morning of Thursday, 25th November 2021.

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement
# Kev Mc
From The42
# Kev Mc

Eight-time All-Ireland champion Kevin McManamon announces inter-county retirement

Updated 9 hours ago 18,551 Views 19 Comments

St Jude’s clubman hangs up his Dublin boots at the age of 34.

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations
# Chris Cuomo
# Chris Cuomo

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations

9 hours ago 17,687 Views 25 Comments

In October, the 63-year-old former governor was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime for forcible touching.

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told

Updated 10 hours ago 25,447 Views 30 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Health today.

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her
# Memoir
# Memoir

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her

10 hours ago 41,309 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Broadwater’s conviction was overturned last week after a re-examination of the case found serious flaws in the prosecution.

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week

11 hours ago 34,199 Views 56 Comments

The cost of this year’s Christmas payment will be €313 million.

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas

11 hours ago 16,061 Views 10 Comments

The initiative runs in Dublin until the end of this month.

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?

12 hours ago 30,216 Views 32 Comments

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday.

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
# Chicago
# Chicago

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax

13 hours ago 22,055 Views 0 Comments

A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.

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