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Today’s News

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

5 minutes ago 245 Views 0 Comments

Children aged nine and up should now wear face masks in school.

Thousands in UK still without heating and hot water as Storm Barra looms
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Thousands in UK still without heating and hot water as Storm Barra looms

1 hour ago 6,520 Views 4 Comments

Status yellow and orange wind warnings will be in place in Ireland.

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed
# Australia
# Australia

Alleged abductor of four-year-old Australian Cleo Smith has case delayed

1 hour ago 5,978 Views 0 Comments

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent in Western Australia in October.

Members of hospitality industry to meet with Tánaiste and Culture Minister
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Members of hospitality industry to meet with Tánaiste and Culture Minister

1 hour ago 5,319 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from the events sector will also be in attendance at today’s meeting.

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board
# Prison
# Prison

Concerns raised over delay in hiring chief executive of new Parole Board

2 hours ago 3,182 Views 1 Comment

The new Parole Board, which for the first time is fully independent from the Minister for Justice, was launched in August.

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'
# From Russia With Glove
From The42
# From Russia With Glove

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'

2 hours ago 22,689 Views 3 Comments

Sofya Ochigava – remember her? – is back on the radar, and plans to avenge her ‘political’ defeat to Katie Taylor in their 2012 Olympic final.

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison
# Junta
# Junta

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

2 hours ago 8,765 Views 5 Comments

The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old since the army seized power on 1 February.

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

3 hours ago 21,865 Views 27 Comments

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

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

7 hours ago 24,296 Views 13 Comments

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

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

9 hours ago 8,044 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?

11 hours ago 25,332 Views 12 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor
# How Winning Is Done
From The42
# How Winning Is Done

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor

12 hours ago 30,646 Views 2 Comments

‘I mean, I think it’d be unusual for me if I wasn’t the favourite going into a fight at this stage,’ laughed Taylor ahead of her title defence next Saturday.

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster

13 hours ago 30,468 Views 7 Comments

This week, our reader is busy renovating her home, which she purchased with her partner in August.

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire
# F1
From The42
# F1

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire

13 hours ago 41,415 Views 53 Comments

The title will be decided at the final race in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

13 hours ago 9,306 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
# Greece
# Greece

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit

14 hours ago 13,282 Views 39 Comments

The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated 14 hours ago 47,067 Views 57 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules
# Brussels
# Brussels

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules

15 hours ago 18,088 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of people gathered in Brussels to demonstrate against the latest restrictions announced on Friday.

Bob Dole, former US Senate leader and presidential candidate, dies aged 98
# RIP
# RIP

Bob Dole, former US Senate leader and presidential candidate, dies aged 98

15 hours ago 15,275 Views 10 Comments

Dole announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

Status Orange and Yellow warnings issued ahead of Storm Barra next week
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Status Orange and Yellow warnings issued ahead of Storm Barra next week

Updated 16 hours ago 97,793 Views 50 Comments

The weather warnings will be in place for the country on Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

16 hours ago 12,671 Views 9 Comments

Allied Western countries called on the Taliban to end the targeted killings of former members of Afghan security forces.

Fred strike gets Manchester United's Rangnick Era off to a winning start
# Good One Fred
From The42
# Good One Fred

Fred strike gets Manchester United's Rangnick Era off to a winning start

Updated 16 hours ago 30,043 Views 32 Comments

Fred struck 13 minutes from time to give United a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Austin Stacks celebrate Kerry senior glory after final test against rivals Kerins O'Rahillys
# The Rockies
From The42
# The Rockies

Austin Stacks celebrate Kerry senior glory after final test against rivals Kerins O'Rahillys

17 hours ago 25,961 Views 0 Comments

The Tralee derby took centre stage today in the Kingdom.

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated 17 hours ago 42,527 Views 99 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

US lawmaker slammed for gun-toting Christmas tweet after school shooting
# Thomas Massie
# Thomas Massie

US lawmaker slammed for gun-toting Christmas tweet after school shooting

17 hours ago 48,559 Views 60 Comments

Parents of school shooting victims and fellow lawmakers accused Massie of insensitivity following a recent Michigan shooting.

One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
# Delays
# Delays

One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry

18 hours ago 11,775 Views 15 Comments

In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party
# Dominic Raab
# Dominic Raab

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party

19 hours ago 47,058 Views 22 Comments

Dominic Raab said it would have been a breach of Covid restrictions if Downing Street staff held a party last year.

Dublin’s oldest Christmas market returns to Henry street at full trading capacity
# Christmas Market
# Christmas Market

Dublin’s oldest Christmas market returns to Henry street at full trading capacity

20 hours ago 26,726 Views 26 Comments

After operating at a limited capacity last year, the market is now back with a full trading capacity.

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland

20 hours ago 67,542 Views 111 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
# Vaccine Approval
# Vaccine Approval

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

21 hours ago 11,595 Views 23 Comments

“It is about keeping our kids safe, keeping our families safe, keeping all Australians safe,” Australia’s Health Minister said.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave to ex-governor brother with accusations
# Andrew Cuomo
# Andrew Cuomo

CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave to ex-governor brother with accusations

21 hours ago 20,794 Views 43 Comments

The network has said it will continue to investigate their former staffer’s conduct ‘as appropriate’.

Fionnuala McCormack smashes her personal best to finish 5th at Valencia Marathon
# Flying Fionnuala
From The42
# Flying Fionnuala

Fionnuala McCormack smashes her personal best to finish 5th at Valencia Marathon

21 hours ago 18,753 Views 10 Comments

McCormack’s time of 2:23:58 is second only to Catherina McKiernan’s national record.

Poll: Would you eat a meatless Christmas dinner?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you eat a meatless Christmas dinner?

Sun 9:38 AM 65,273 Views 116 Comments

Would you consider a turkey-less Christmas?

Sitdown Sunday: A road trip with Ireland's most exciting hip hop acts
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: A road trip with Ireland's most exciting hip hop acts

Sun 9:00 AM 16,415 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from  Morocco
# Omicron
# Omicron

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from Morocco

Sun 8:29 AM 31,753 Views 17 Comments

Morocco has banned all incoming flights for at least two weeks.

Death toll rises to 13 after eruption of Indonesia volcano
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Death toll rises to 13 after eruption of Indonesia volcano

Sun 7:43 AM 16,987 Views 3 Comments

The Mount Semeru volcano erupted yesterday.

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?

Sun 7:30 AM 30,468 Views 57 Comments

Nine to 12 year-olds are now required to wear face masks in Ireland.

Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley

Sun 7:00 AM 17,253 Views 3 Comments

The Republic of Ireland captain will fly the flag on the big stage.

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