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The cold snap: Here's what you need to know ahead of this week's freezing weather
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

The cold snap: Here's what you need to know ahead of this week's freezing weather

Updated 7 minutes ago 20,129 Views 15 Comments

A Winter Weather Advisory is in place as the coldest temperatures in three years are expected this week.

New Sláintecare Consultant Contract will 'reduce waiting times' and 'maximise capacity in hospitals'
# Consultant Contract
# Consultant Contract

New Sláintecare Consultant Contract will 'reduce waiting times' and 'maximise capacity in hospitals'

8 minutes ago 243 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister said there is a ‘need to make consultant posts attractive to fill as many as possible on a permanent basis’.

Cabinet approves new short-term let register aiming to bring 12,000 properties back into use
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

Cabinet approves new short-term let register aiming to bring 12,000 properties back into use

Updated 32 minutes ago 12,550 Views 18 Comments

The proposals going to Cabinet today include penalties for non-compliance by property owners and online letting platforms.

Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup

Updated 1 hour ago 23,851 Views 11 Comments

Brazil and the other sides who are in contention to triumph.

Irish diplomat and ex-Defence Forces officer Michael Beary survives explosion in Yemen
# Bomb Blast
# Bomb Blast

Irish diplomat and ex-Defence Forces officer Michael Beary survives explosion in Yemen

2 hours ago 13,550 Views 1 Comment

Michael Beary is working on disarmament and peacekeeping as part of the UN response to the Yemeni Civil War.

Two men arrested over Newry murder
# Mark Lovell
# Mark Lovell

Two men arrested over Newry murder

2 hours ago 3,991 Views 0 Comments

The arrests follow searches of properties in Newry this morning.

Over 150 people injured in train collision near Barcelona
# Train Crash
# Train Crash

Over 150 people injured in train collision near Barcelona

3 hours ago 10,427 Views 1 Comment

18 medical units were deployed to the area

NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion

3 hours ago 11,242 Views 0 Comments

The child is now under the medical “guardianship of the Court” until “completion of his surgery” and recovery.

CMO: Number of bugs currently circulating in children to 'reduced social mixing' during pandemic
# Strep A
# Strep A

CMO: Number of bugs currently circulating in children to 'reduced social mixing' during pandemic

4 hours ago 7,131 Views 0 Comments

A total of 55 cases of invasive Strep A have been confirmed in Ireland so far this year.

'No Killer Robots': San Francisco pauses deadly police robot policy amid public outcry
# USA
# USA

'No Killer Robots': San Francisco pauses deadly police robot policy amid public outcry

4 hours ago 10,944 Views 23 Comments

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots for fatal force for now.

New appeal for information on whereabouts of 16-year-old missing since July
# Waterford City
# Waterford City

New appeal for information on whereabouts of 16-year-old missing since July

4 hours ago 7,657 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí and family are concerned for the 16-year-old’s wellbeing.

25 'terror group' members arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow government
# Citizens Of The Reich
# Citizens Of The Reich

25 'terror group' members arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow government

4 hours ago 8,503 Views 7 Comments

The “Citizens of the Reich” movement includes neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists and gun enthusiasts.

Cold snap to see temperatures drop to -4 tonight with widespread frost and ice expected
# Brrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrr

Cold snap to see temperatures drop to -4 tonight with widespread frost and ice expected

4 hours ago 16,187 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures to struggle to rise above freezing this weekend with uncertain outlook for next week.

Researchers find elusive European parent of lager yeast in Ireland
# Cheers
# Cheers

Researchers find elusive European parent of lager yeast in Ireland

5 hours ago 13,079 Views 8 Comments

Researchers at UCD discovered and isolated S eubayanus in a wooded area of their campus.

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The Journal’s new podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
Poll: Should career breaks for teachers be suspended in response to staff shortages?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should career breaks for teachers be suspended in response to staff shortages?

5 hours ago 21,873 Views 38 Comments

It is under consideration by the Government at the moment.

Stormont Assembly set to be recalled amid powersharing impasse
# The North
# The North

Stormont Assembly set to be recalled amid powersharing impasse

5 hours ago 3,925 Views 4 Comments

The DUP is boycotting devolution as part of its protest against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.

China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests

5 hours ago 3,105 Views 0 Comments

Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy stoked unrest not seen since the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

US says it hasn't 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia, after spate of drone attacks
# Russia
# Russia

US says it hasn't 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia, after spate of drone attacks

6 hours ago 8,187 Views 4 Comments

Kyiv did not directly claim responsibility but neither did it criticise the action.

Raphael Warnock wins Georgia election runoff, giving Democrats an outright US Senate majority
# US Senate
# US Senate

Raphael Warnock wins Georgia election runoff, giving Democrats an outright US Senate majority

6 hours ago 14,852 Views 13 Comments

There will be divided government, however, with Republicans having narrowly flipped House control.

Leinster set for Russell's 'full box of tricks' for Racing 92
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Leinster set for Russell's 'full box of tricks' for Racing 92

6 hours ago 8,174 Views 4 Comments

Hugo Keenan is expecting a big challenge in the backfield this Saturday.

Over 10,000 people who contacted housing non-profit were at risk of homelessness
# Threshold
# Threshold

Over 10,000 people who contacted housing non-profit were at risk of homelessness

6 hours ago 3,283 Views 1 Comment

It is among the figures in Threshold’s annual report released today.

Rising levels of waste making it difficult to increase recycling rates, EPA warns
# Recycling
# Recycling

Rising levels of waste making it difficult to increase recycling rates, EPA warns

7 hours ago 4,999 Views 7 Comments

The EPA’s national waste statistics report for 2020 has been published today.

Staff at Co Monaghan hotel stage sit-in protest in dispute over wages
# Nuremore Hotel
# Nuremore Hotel

Staff at Co Monaghan hotel stage sit-in protest in dispute over wages

12 hours ago 39,112 Views 9 Comments
  • The hotel's staff are worried heading into Christmas about their futures.
  • The director of the hotel's parent company has seen the wrong side of WRC rulings with another firm he runs.

Yesterday's News

January 6 committee to issue criminal referrals over attack on Capitol, chairman says
# January 6 Committee
# January 6 Committee

January 6 committee to issue criminal referrals over attack on Capitol, chairman says

13 hours ago 5,729 Views 7 Comments

The panel’s chairman said that the committee has decided to issue the referrals, but he did not disclose who the targets will be.

Van 'travelling wrong way across bridge' crashes into two cars in Waterford
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Van 'travelling wrong way across bridge' crashes into two cars in Waterford

14 hours ago 22,458 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said a man arrested at the scene is due to appear before court in the morning

Trump Organisation convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Trump Organisation convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

15 hours ago 19,955 Views 23 Comments

It could be fined up to 1.6 million dollars.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

15 hours ago 4,725 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Ronaldo's replacement stars as Portugal seal World Cup last-8 spot in style
# Heir Apparent
From The42
# Heir Apparent

Ronaldo's replacement stars as Portugal seal World Cup last-8 spot in style

16 hours ago 37,389 Views 17 Comments

It was a memorable night for Goncalo Ramos against Switzerland.

No evidence to support allegation Hutch 'effectively confessed' other than Dowdall's 'say so'
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

No evidence to support allegation Hutch 'effectively confessed' other than Dowdall's 'say so'

Updated 16 hours ago 18,518 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues tomorrow.

Suspect in fatal shooting at Colorado LGBTQ nightclub charged with 305 criminal counts
# Club Q
# Club Q

Suspect in fatal shooting at Colorado LGBTQ nightclub charged with 305 criminal counts

17 hours ago 34,580 Views 0 Comments

Five people were killed and 18 people were injured during the shooting in Club Q last month.

Gary Gannon: Government must act immediately to address teacher shortages
# Breaking Point
# Breaking Point

Gary Gannon: Government must act immediately to address teacher shortages

18 hours ago 14,736 Views 42 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the teacher shortage is at crisis point – he will table proposed solutions tomorrow.

Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
# United Nations
# United Nations

Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says

18 hours ago 9,334 Views 22 Comments

Coveney believes Ireland has had a “sustained and positive impact” during its two-year term on the council.

Career breaks for teachers may be suspended in response to staff shortages
# Teacher Shortages
# Teacher Shortages

Career breaks for teachers may be suspended in response to staff shortages

18 hours ago 26,630 Views 74 Comments

Schools have come under pressure due to unfilled job vacancies and teacher shortages.

Three people arrested over Bolivian people smuggling operation using Common Travel Area
# People Smuggling
# People Smuggling

Three people arrested over Bolivian people smuggling operation using Common Travel Area

18 hours ago 16,479 Views 0 Comments

The UK Home Office said it is believed that they were abusing the Common Travel Area between Dublin and Belfast.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
# Hands On Deck
# Hands On Deck

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?

Updated 18 hours ago 5,551 Views 1 Comment

Maria Delaney of Noteworthy and Geela Garcia in the Philippines tell Susan Daly about our latest cross-border investigation.

Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link

18 hours ago 17,020 Views 6 Comments

The Irish coach has extended his contract until 2027.

High Court action brought aimed at halting trial of teen accused of sexually assaulting girl
# Courts
# Courts

High Court action brought aimed at halting trial of teen accused of sexually assaulting girl

18 hours ago 20,668 Views 0 Comments

The charge against the male arises out of an incident that occurred in a public park in June 2019.

Magnificent Morocco shock toothless Spain in penalty shoot-out
# ON THE SPOT
From The42
# ON THE SPOT

Magnificent Morocco shock toothless Spain in penalty shoot-out

18 hours ago 23,039 Views 29 Comments

Morocco won 3-0 on spot kicks after a tense, goalless 120 minutes.

Status Yellow ice warning to take effect at midnight tomorrow
# Freezin
# Freezin

Status Yellow ice warning to take effect at midnight tomorrow

Updated 18 hours ago 56,890 Views 22 Comments

Showers of hail, sleet and snow are forecast for the second half of the week.

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