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Today’s News

#Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

#Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

5 minutes ago 1,192 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

38,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

38,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties

Updated 30 minutes ago 94,751 Views 66 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested in France
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested in France

34 minutes ago 2,070 Views 1 Comment

French radio RTL said the Saudi suspect was arrested at Charles de Galle airport near Paris as he was trying to board a flight to Riyadh.

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated 1 hour ago 39,690 Views 9 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

LIVE: Power outages, flooding and gusts of up to 160km/h as Storm Barra moves across Ireland
Live 1 hour ago

LIVE: Power outages, flooding and gusts of up to 160km/h as Storm Barra moves across Ireland

  • Schools will be closed again tomorrow in 11 counties
  • Status Red warnings are in place in Cork, Kerry and Clare
  • Some 38,000 homes and businesses around the country remain without power this evening
The Remote: And Just Like That, an Olivia Colman murder mystery and Simon Cowell's new talent show
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: And Just Like That, an Olivia Colman murder mystery and Simon Cowell's new talent show

1 hour ago 4,836 Views 1 Comment

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Doctor who worked in seven Irish hospitals failed to reveal that he had been struck off in UK
# Courts
# Courts

Doctor who worked in seven Irish hospitals failed to reveal that he had been struck off in UK

1 hour ago 15,655 Views 0 Comments

Dr Ragheb Nouman is accused of providing information which he knew was untrue in his application form to register as a doctor in Ireland.

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people
# Water Outages
# Water Outages

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people

Updated 1 hour ago 14,740 Views 5 Comments

The Boil Water Notices are in place in Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Wexford

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Booster Shot
# Booster Shot

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil

1 hour ago 10,506 Views 44 Comments

Questions over the actual number of booster ‘no-shows’ have been raised in recent weeks due to issues with the booking system.

Storm Barra: Schools in 11 counties advised to close tomorrow amid Red and Orange warnings
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

Storm Barra: Schools in 11 counties advised to close tomorrow amid Red and Orange warnings

1 hour ago 124,322 Views 43 Comments
  • This includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
  • The advice to close also applies to third-level facilities in the affected counties.
  • If an individual school in other areas is deemed by school boards to be affected by the storm they can decide to close.
Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 38,820 Views 63 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Investigations underway into the alleged discharge of a firearm in Dundalk on Saturday
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Investigations underway into the alleged discharge of a firearm in Dundalk on Saturday

2 hours ago 5,553 Views 2 Comments

The incident took place in Muirheavnamor, Dundalk

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist

Updated 2 hours ago 16,374 Views 14 Comments

Chris Armas, the former New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC manager, will join as assistant coach.

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees
# Feeling Festive
# Feeling Festive

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees

2 hours ago 10,712 Views 2 Comments

The weather outside is frightful…

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
# Freezing Classrooms
# Freezing Classrooms

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

3 hours ago 8,252 Views 11 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion

3 hours ago 5,391 Views 18 Comments

Satellite pictures showing massive troop concentrations on Ukraine’s border.

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022

3 hours ago 14,662 Views 26 Comments

The final cost of the project is set to be between €969 million and €1.1 Billion

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos
# Forfeit
From The42
# Forfeit

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos

4 hours ago 15,407 Views 14 Comments

The Welsh side currently have 32 players in quarantine in a hotel near Belfast.

Judge reserves ruling in challenge against DUP boycott of north-south meetings

Judge reserves ruling in challenge against DUP boycott of north-south meetings

4 hours ago 9,839 Views 1 Comment

The party is not engaging in North South Ministerial Council structures as part of its protest against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.

Man (53) arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation
# Antrim
# Antrim

Man (53) arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation

5 hours ago 10,994 Views 0 Comments

More than 20 people have been arrested as part of the investigation so far.

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

6 hours ago 8,757 Views 14 Comments

The forecaster will usually refrain from issuing warnings more than 60-hours in advance

Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí renew appeal on 21st anniversary of Trevor Deely's disappearance

6 hours ago 14,100 Views 6 Comments

Trevor was 22-years-old when he disappeared in December 2000.

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe
# PSNI
# PSNI

Police search offices of production company in Paris as part of Lyra McKee murder probe

6 hours ago 12,598 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old was shot dead in Derry in April 2019.

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?

7 hours ago 33,765 Views 18 Comments

You might be meaning to put some lights up outside, but as Storm Barra rages, it’s a day to stay indoors.

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
Live 7 hours ago

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed
Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

9 hours ago 5,556 Views 3 Comments

On Saturday, Mount Semeru ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on villages.

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

10 hours ago 25,585 Views 62 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare
# Miltown Malbay
# Miltown Malbay

Woman (90s) dies after single-car crash in Co Clare

10 hours ago 33,308 Views 3 Comments

The crash occurred at Annagh, Miltown Malbay at around 12.30am this morning.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

11 hours ago 34,239 Views 66 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial
# Court
# Court

Second accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial

12 hours ago 23,303 Views 0 Comments

The witness explained how Maxwell would coordinate her sexual encounters with Epstein, inviting her over and escorting to her to massage rooms.

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager

12 hours ago 25,867 Views 0 Comments

Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

13 hours ago 22,935 Views 58 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

13 hours ago 27,163 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Everything you need to know as it arrives on our shores

13 hours ago 62,966 Views 13 Comments

The storm is set to bring high winds and heavy rainfall across the country, with some counties also expecting flooding in coastal areas.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

19 hours ago 13,257 Views 15 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated 20 hours ago 33,395 Views 32 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

21 hours ago 17,248 Views 65 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

21 hours ago 18,989 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

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