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Today’s News

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again
# Determination
From The42
# Determination

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again

10 minutes ago 1,785 Views 0 Comments

Joe Barr chats about his new book ‘Going the Distance’.

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals
# Covid Tests
# Covid Tests

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals

41 minutes ago 10,452 Views 12 Comments

The new rules do not apply for those within the Common Travel Area – including Ireland.

Sitdown Sunday: Uncovering the buried secrets of Pompeii
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Uncovering the buried secrets of Pompeii

1 hour ago 3,291 Views 0 Comments

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

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Luxury living in the Howth hills at this €2.5m lodge with a games room and ocean views
Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis

1 hour ago 7,112 Views 6 Comments

UN officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster.

'What would winning the FAI Cup with Bohs mean? Everything. Full stop'
# James Talbot
From The42
# James Talbot

'What would winning the FAI Cup with Bohs mean? Everything. Full stop'

2 hours ago 3,349 Views 1 Comment

Bohemians goalkeeper James Talbot talks to The42 about falling back in love with football after leaving Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo, and playing GAA for Ballymun.

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe

2 hours ago 45,099 Views 48 Comments

The new variant has not yet been detected in Ireland.

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves today
# It's Christmaaaaaaas
# It's Christmaaaaaaas

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves today

3 hours ago 10,780 Views 20 Comments

Everyone’s favourite festive radio station will be broadcasting from midday.

'Unchallenged misinformation' has led to very low vaccine uptake in migrant communities
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Unchallenged misinformation' has led to very low vaccine uptake in migrant communities

3 hours ago 12,631 Views 29 Comments

Conspiracy theories were allowed to take hold in certain communities here, experts have warned.

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit
# Trade Winds
# Trade Winds

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit

10 hours ago 27,448 Views 15 Comments
  • The volume of cargo going through the Wexford port has ballooned by 55% this year
  • A big increase in direct trade with Europe is driving the change, writes Ian Curran
  • Irish businesses are finding new customers and new suppliers in Europe as an alternative to Britain

Yesterday’s News

Benfica see Portuguese league game abandoned in second half as Covid chaos decimates opponents
# Blow It Up Ref!
From The42
# Blow It Up Ref!

Benfica see Portuguese league game abandoned in second half as Covid chaos decimates opponents

11 hours ago 35,840 Views 5 Comments

Belenenses could name only nine players in their starting line-up, including two goalkeepers.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about the Presidents of Ireland?

12 hours ago 35,117 Views 12 Comments

Who loved golf and who likes spending time in a convent?

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS From The42

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS

12 hours ago 26,869 Views 58 Comments

Ulster won 20-10 in the URC tonight.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

14 hours ago 24,633 Views 9 Comments

Your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

15 hours ago 32,180 Views 51 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant
# Omicron
# Omicron

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant

Updated 15 hours ago 82,215 Views 88 Comments

The positive cases, found in a group of around 600 passengers, will be examined to see if they are the new Omicron variant.

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert
# Omicron
# Omicron

Omicron vaccine 'could be ready' in 100 days – expert

15 hours ago 43,020 Views 91 Comments

The UK reported its first two cases of the new variant today.

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

15 hours ago 11,389 Views 36 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant

Updated 16 hours ago 106,365 Views 94 Comments

The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.

Liverpool turn up the heat on Chelsea with hammering of Southampton
# Freescoring
From The42
# Freescoring

Liverpool turn up the heat on Chelsea with hammering of Southampton

Updated 16 hours ago 22,675 Views 7 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s side were 4-0 winners at Anfield.

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds

Updated 17 hours ago 29,466 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s meteorological service has issued a rare “red weather” warning, with wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour.

Mayo v Galway and Kerry v Cork, as All-Ireland champions Tyrone open 2022 Ulster bid against Fermanagh
# Luck Of The Draw
From The42
# Luck Of The Draw

Mayo v Galway and Kerry v Cork, as All-Ireland champions Tyrone open 2022 Ulster bid against Fermanagh

17 hours ago 21,666 Views 18 Comments

Next year’s provincial football draws took place this evening.

Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy
# English Channel
# English Channel

Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy

19 hours ago 16,118 Views 17 Comments

Relatives identified 24-year-old Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin.

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 77,865 Views 107 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?

23 hours ago 78,754 Views 85 Comments

Many travel rules still apply across the world.

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK
# Windy
# Windy

Today to stay cold and windy after Storm Arwen batters parts of UK

Sat 10:02 AM 13,976 Views 2 Comments

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for counties in Northern Ireland until 6pm this evening.

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin
# Dubliners
From The42
# Dubliners

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin

Sat 10:00 AM 24,011 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s FAI Cup final, The42 met Bohemians captain Keith Buckley and St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker Chris Forrester for a tour of the places closest to them in the capital.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Sat 8:00 AM 39,029 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
From The42
# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

Sat 8:00 AM 35,646 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91
# Broadway
# Broadway

Tributes paid to composer Stephen Sondheim who has died aged 91

Sat 7:34 AM 17,980 Views 12 Comments

The US lyricist and composer is best known for works including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd.

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

Sat 7:00 AM 53,442 Views 10 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus

Sat 6:00 AM 24,366 Views 21 Comments

Several European countries are reintroducing restrictions as they work to roll out booster programmes.

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

Sat 12:25 AM 87,689 Views 67 Comments

Mystery phone bidder Tony Holohan, ringing the bell on cancer, and Hakuna Matata master Kellie Harrington.

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
# Delay
# Delay

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays

Sat 12:05 AM 63,519 Views 38 Comments
  • Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
  • There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
  • This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits

Friday 26 November, 2021

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath
# CAB
# CAB

Cash and designer bags seized after 24 raids in Dublin and Meath

Fri 10:25 PM 35,762 Views 6 Comments

Eleven professional properties and 11 residential properties were among those searched.

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
# Toy Time
# Toy Time

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?

Fri 10:00 PM 52,609 Views 19 Comments

And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status

Fri 9:45 PM 23,324 Views 12 Comments

It ended a miserable few days for Waterford, who will spend next season in the second tier.

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron

Updated Fri 9:45 PM 48,026 Views 76 Comments

The US pharmaceutical company Moderna has said that it will develop a booster shot against Omicron.

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