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Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?

36 minutes ago 4,488 Views 6 Comments

ComReg has established a taskforce to tackle the increase in scam calls and texts being sent to members of the public.

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell
# First Day Of Camp
From The42
# First Day Of Camp

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell

1 hour ago 4,463 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell has challenged his Ireland squad to improve on their impressive November campaign in this year’s Six Nations.

Man charged in connection with body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man charged in connection with body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension

1 hour ago 13,330 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Carlow District Court this morning.

Five dead in Ukraine after national guard soldier opens fire at factory
# Dnipro
# Dnipro

Five dead in Ukraine after national guard soldier opens fire at factory

1 hour ago 8,774 Views 3 Comments

Ukraine’s interior ministry said the man has now been detained.

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
# Marine Warning
# Marine Warning

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests

2 hours ago 24,024 Views 39 Comments

The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

Updated 2 hours ago 12,414 Views 13 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum
# Hey Hey My My
# Hey Hey My My

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum

2 hours ago 23,945 Views 44 Comments

Young has accused the streaming service of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by hosting Rogan’s podcast.

Man dies after single-vehicle collision in Meath
# Donore
# Donore

Man dies after single-vehicle collision in Meath

2 hours ago 8,985 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote

2 hours ago 8,531 Views 7 Comments

The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.

China tells US that Russia's security concerns 'should be taken seriously'
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

China tells US that Russia's security concerns 'should be taken seriously'

3 hours ago 9,095 Views 17 Comments

The country’s foreign minister told his US counterpart that “regional security cannot be guaranteed” by expanding military blocs.

Taoiseach to attend memorial service to mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
# Derry
# Derry

Taoiseach to attend memorial service to mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

3 hours ago 6,093 Views 11 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say
# Power
# Power

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say

4 hours ago 8,303 Views 15 Comments

Sanctions on Russia – or an invasion of Ukraine – could interrupt gas supply to Europe.

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses
# Blooming Lovely
# Blooming Lovely

New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses

4 hours ago 4,565 Views 1 Comment

The An Post CEO said the stamps “reflect the unique mix of modernism and classicism that define” Ulysses.

Russian ambassador to meet with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Russian ambassador to meet with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns

4 hours ago 7,916 Views 10 Comments

Russia has planned military exercises to take place 240km off the Irish coast next week.

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

10 hours ago 20,954 Views 40 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

Yesterday’s News

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension
# Carlow
# Carlow

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension

11 hours ago 31,084 Views 0 Comments

Locals in Carlow last week spoke of their shock at the incident.

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation

12 hours ago 23,375 Views 15 Comments

Two of the bikes were confirmed as stolen and officers are in the process of reuniting them with their owners.

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

12 hours ago 23,138 Views 0 Comments

Ms Giuffre alleges the son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager.

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine

Updated 13 hours ago 24,412 Views 40 Comments

But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp

13 hours ago 15,687 Views 6 Comments

Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

13 hours ago 20,621 Views 30 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

13 hours ago 8,308 Views 1 Comment

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

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare
# Naas
# Naas

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare

14 hours ago 22,500 Views 17 Comments

The man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital by the Air Corp Ambulance.

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues

Updated 14 hours ago 36,819 Views 22 Comments

The report was expected to be handed to No 10 today but had not been delivered by the time the Commons adjourned.

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

14 hours ago 16,411 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt
# Hassle On The Hill
From The42
# Hassle On The Hill

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt

14 hours ago 26,688 Views 25 Comments

Munster CEO Ian Flanagan says the southern province ‘will do everything possible in exhausting all avenues to play the game at Thomond.’

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan
# Arva
# Arva

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan

15 hours ago 16,171 Views 2 Comments

The cigarettes are estimated to have resulted in a loss of €27,000 to the State.

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes

15 hours ago 37,611 Views 34 Comments

A feasibility study will examine the potential use of the site,

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

15 hours ago 9,675 Views 11 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Warning
# Warning

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears

16 hours ago 18,199 Views 61 Comments

Moya Doherty, the chair of the RTÉ Board, warned of her deep concerns about the future of the broadcaster.

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards

16 hours ago 11,539 Views 40 Comments

This year will be Micheál Martin’s last opportunity as Taoiseach to visit with the US president in Washington DC.

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions
# Heather Humphreys
# Heather Humphreys

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions

16 hours ago 17,513 Views 18 Comments

The measure will initially apply to new applicants before being extended to other jobseekers over the coming months.

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told
# Trial
# Trial

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told

Updated 16 hours ago 26,990 Views 0 Comments

The former Defence Forces soldier, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of membership of Islamic State.

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
# Seizure
# Seizure

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang

17 hours ago 12,907 Views 8 Comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind

17 hours ago 13,603 Views 1 Comment

Heather Payne, Beibhinn Parsons and many more stars in the same age bracket have crossed paths in the sporting hotspot on the Galway/Roscommon border.

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week
# Daily Stats
# Daily Stats

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week

17 hours ago 52,703 Views 61 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

17 hours ago 12,845 Views 53 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week
# Pay And Display
# Pay And Display

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week

18 hours ago 22,881 Views 54 Comments

Dublin City Council says prices are going up to deter long stay parking and to encourage people not to use cars.

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