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Today’s News

Robbie Dunne found guilty of bullying and harassing Bryony Frost
# Latest
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# Latest

Robbie Dunne found guilty of bullying and harassing Bryony Frost

6 minutes ago 774 Views 0 Comments

An independent three-person panel found the four prejudicial conduct breaches to have been proven.

Former rugby international Mullin sent forward for trial over fraud allegation
# Brendan Mullin
# Brendan Mullin

Former rugby international Mullin sent forward for trial over fraud allegation

32 minutes ago 3,669 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating bank fraud allegations stretching back a decade.

'It's a little bit shambolic': Hundreds turned away after two Dublin walk-in centres reach capacity
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

'It's a little bit shambolic': Hundreds turned away after two Dublin walk-in centres reach capacity

Updated 34 minutes ago 24,452 Views 30 Comments

People were turned away from two Dublin booster walk-in centres this morning after the HSE sent texts out to people last night.

Govt says it was 'too complicated' to bring in targeted hospitality supports and instead extends EWSS
# BUSINESS SUPPORTS
# BUSINESS SUPPORTS

Govt says it was 'too complicated' to bring in targeted hospitality supports and instead extends EWSS

Updated 52 minutes ago 7,613 Views 14 Comments
  • Minister Paschal Donohoe says it was too complex to bring in targeted supports Christmas.
  • The higher rate of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme has been extended across December and January.
  • Planned reductions building up to the end of the scheme on 30 April will continue.
Robbie Shakespeare, reggae bassist and producer, dies aged 68
# Robbie Shakespeare
# Robbie Shakespeare

Robbie Shakespeare, reggae bassist and producer, dies aged 68

1 hour ago 2,458 Views 1 Comment

He was one half of the reggae and dub duo, Sly and Robbie

Inquiry into Number 10 party claims could be widened to other events, warns UK Cabinet minister
# Tory Party Party Party
# Tory Party Party Party

Inquiry into Number 10 party claims could be widened to other events, warns UK Cabinet minister

Updated 1 hour ago 38,086 Views 28 Comments

The Tories admitted an event organised by a mayoral candidate took place in the party’s headquarters on 14 December.

Ireland leads world record-breaking attempt for most countries ever singing together at once
# Expo 2020 Dubai
# Expo 2020 Dubai

Ireland leads world record-breaking attempt for most countries ever singing together at once

1 hour ago 5,223 Views 4 Comments

The performance will be live-streamed at 3.30pm Irish time.

'Negativity or untruths must stop': Mayo GAA chairman and James Horan call for unity
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

'Negativity or untruths must stop': Mayo GAA chairman and James Horan call for unity

1 hour ago 3,778 Views 4 Comments

‘It is important that we move forward together for the betterment of Mayo football,’ said Horan.

Fresh cost of living concerns as November sees the largest annual increase in prices since 2001
# Inflation
# Inflation

Fresh cost of living concerns as November sees the largest annual increase in prices since 2001

1 hour ago 5,294 Views 23 Comments

Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.

HSE says booster appointments system is 'imperfect' but gives people more choice
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says booster appointments system is 'imperfect' but gives people more choice

1 hour ago 5,052 Views 18 Comments

The HSE have said that these gaps are due to a separation between three IT systems

8,000 still without power in wake of Storm Barra
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

8,000 still without power in wake of Storm Barra

2 hours ago 2,521 Views 2 Comments

Coastal areas including Cork, Kerry and Wexford are still dealing with faults.

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised

Updated 3 hours ago 21,789 Views 64 Comments

Adam Hallissey argues that young people have paid the heaviest price in the pandemic.

Poll: Should Ireland begin to phase out the sale of tobacco to younger age groups?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland begin to phase out the sale of tobacco to younger age groups?

3 hours ago 20,633 Views 73 Comments

Currently, Ireland has a goal of becoming tobacco-free by 2025

How Munster have been working to get their season back on track against Wasps
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

How Munster have been working to get their season back on track against Wasps

Updated 5 hours ago 12,513 Views 7 Comments

A crop of talented young players have made an impression at training in Limerick.

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
# Pro-democracy
# Pro-democracy

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

5 hours ago 5,221 Views 6 Comments

Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

New Zealand to phase out tobacco sales by raising legal age for purchase each year

5 hours ago 24,056 Views 55 Comments

From 2027, the current under-18 sales ban would increase by one year annually to keep the cohort smoke free.

Ex-White House chief files lawsuit against Congress committee investigating Capitol attack
# 6 January
# 6 January

Ex-White House chief files lawsuit against Congress committee investigating Capitol attack

6 hours ago 11,853 Views 0 Comments

Mark Meadows specifically names Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives.

12 awards for Limerick as 2021 All-Star hurling team is named
# Stars Of The Show
From The42
# Stars Of The Show

12 awards for Limerick as 2021 All-Star hurling team is named

6 hours ago 18,775 Views 34 Comments

Kilkenny, Waterford and Clare all have winners but All-Ireland finalists Cork miss out.

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers

7 hours ago 4,886 Views 0 Comments

GSOC is to host a two day virtual conference on European whistleblowers.

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated
# Next Phases
# Next Phases

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated

13 hours ago 45,940 Views 34 Comments
  • All those aged between 30-49 will be offered a third dose of the vaccine before Christmas, reports Christina Finn
  • People in the 50-59 age cohort will start to be offered appointments for the additional dose from today.

Yesterday’s News

The Irish Book of the Year has been named
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

The Irish Book of the Year has been named

13 hours ago 35,874 Views 4 Comments

It was announced this evening during a one-hour special on RTÉ One.

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022
# Brussels Bombings
# Brussels Bombings

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022

14 hours ago 5,750 Views 1 Comment

Six of the suspects are already on trial in France over the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online

15 hours ago 19,595 Views 37 Comments

It is understood Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

Evidence that Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged fake attack is overwhelming, court told
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

Evidence that Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged fake attack is overwhelming, court told

15 hours ago 17,114 Views 0 Comments

The former Empire star is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in Chicago for publicity.

Greenwood provides moment of magic as Man United draw with Young Boys
# Ralf's Reds
From The42
# Ralf's Reds

Greenwood provides moment of magic as Man United draw with Young Boys

15 hours ago 21,143 Views 15 Comments

United’s youngsters were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Champions League dead rubber.

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released

15 hours ago 8,258 Views 3 Comments

French authorites determined he had been a victim of mistaken identity.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

16 hours ago 7,477 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation

17 hours ago 36,929 Views 6 Comments
  • Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
  • Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
  • Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Police will not investigate ‘rule-breaking No 10 Christmas party’ for now
# Last Christmas
# Last Christmas

Police will not investigate ‘rule-breaking No 10 Christmas party’ for now

Updated 17 hours ago 61,061 Views 62 Comments

Allegra Stratton, who was the Prime Minister’s spokeswoman, resigned as a Government adviser.

Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu
# Danny's Boy
From The42
# Danny's Boy

Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu

Updated 17 hours ago 45,047 Views 7 Comments

City loaned the 19-year-old goalkeeper to Pompey in July.

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts

17 hours ago 28,590 Views 27 Comments

The bank’s CEO said today that none of its 88 branches will close during the first half of next year.

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
# Extension To Powers
# Extension To Powers

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers

17 hours ago 14,432 Views 33 Comments

A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.

Finnish PM caught going to nightclub after Covid exposure
# Night Fever
# Night Fever

Finnish PM caught going to nightclub after Covid exposure

18 hours ago 62,924 Views 36 Comments

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto had tested positive for coronavirus.

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
# Plan B
# Plan B

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

18 hours ago 36,983 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

Olaf Scholz vows 'new beginning' for Germany as Angela Merkel exits
# New German Government
# New German Government

Olaf Scholz vows 'new beginning' for Germany as Angela Merkel exits

19 hours ago 15,122 Views 9 Comments

Merkel had served as chancellor for 16 years

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

19 hours ago 10,260 Views 30 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday
# Travel Rules
# Travel Rules

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday

19 hours ago 50,814 Views 39 Comments

At least 10% of arrivals had been checked, with 100% of passengers on some flights.

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022

19 hours ago 16,559 Views 1 Comment

The decision to extend the emergency roster was welcomed by the Garda Representative Association

India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash
# Bipin Rawat
# Bipin Rawat

India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash

Updated 20 hours ago 24,314 Views 5 Comments

Bipin Rawat was India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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