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€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March

9 minutes ago 875 Views 2 Comments

Approximately 2.1 million domestic electricity account holders will benefit from the one-off credit.

Hunter high on cocaine walked through Donegal town firing at gardaí and civilians, court hears
# Glenties
# Glenties

Hunter high on cocaine walked through Donegal town firing at gardaí and civilians, court hears

35 minutes ago 6,885 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Dowling let off up to nine shots of ammunition from a high-powered telescopic rifle in Glenties, Co Donegal.

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Tanaiste says it's not for him to say
# Sec Gen Job
# Sec Gen Job

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Tanaiste says it's not for him to say

39 minutes ago 6,258 Views 6 Comments

‘Transparency is always useful in these matters,’ a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said.

Wildlife service set to hire champions to aid with the conservation of curlews
# Curlew Champion
# Curlew Champion

Wildlife service set to hire champions to aid with the conservation of curlews

59 minutes ago 2,274 Views 0 Comments

The wildlife service has estimated that without any action, curlews could go extinct as a breeding species within the next five to ten years.

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'

1 hour ago 2,696 Views 0 Comments

An extract from the memoir of Republican Máire Comerford, about an incident during the Civil War.

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations

Updated 1 hour ago 5,396 Views 0 Comments

The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated

Updated 1 hour ago 15,286 Views 26 Comments
  • Irish people are now advised against non-essential travel to Ukraine.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Russia's massing of troops the Ukrainian border was not justified.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he was "not aware" of plans for the use of Irish airspace for the transport of troops or weapons to Ukraine.
The Remote: Pre-WW2 Munich, the Kerry Babies case and GAA returns to HQ
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Pre-WW2 Munich, the Kerry Babies case and GAA returns to HQ

1 hour ago 2,184 Views 1 Comment

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears

1 hour ago 3,426 Views 0 Comments

Harte Peat Ltd is seeking to overturn the EPA’s refusal to examine its applications for a licence it made in 2019.

Serial arsonist jailed for killing uncle in revenge blaze
# Manslaughter
# Manslaughter

Serial arsonist jailed for killing uncle in revenge blaze

1 hour ago 7,035 Views 7 Comments

The court has heard that Daniel Murray has 48 previous convictions, several of which were for arson attacks.

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working
# Hybrid Working
# Hybrid Working

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working

Updated 2 hours ago 36,099 Views 41 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said new legislation will 'make it harder' for employers to say no.
  • The legislation lists 13 potential reasons why an employer might refuse such a request.
  • Varadkar has also said employers should give a pay rise to employees 'where they can afford' it.
Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

2 hours ago 31,786 Views 13 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Former Air Corps member Lisa Smith 'wanted to die a martyr', Special Criminal Court hears
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Air Corps member Lisa Smith 'wanted to die a martyr', Special Criminal Court hears

Updated 2 hours ago 14,274 Views 0 Comments

The trial is expected to last 12 weeks.

Court rejects State’s bid to jail man who sexually assaulted underage girl he met on Snapchat
# Appeal Denied
# Appeal Denied

Court rejects State’s bid to jail man who sexually assaulted underage girl he met on Snapchat

2 hours ago 16,332 Views 0 Comments

The man had pleaded guilty to the offence in 2020.

Healy: Larkham has helped teach me 'to break the rules'
# Master And Apprentice
From The42
# Master And Apprentice

Healy: Larkham has helped teach me 'to break the rules'

3 hours ago 11,720 Views 4 Comments

The out-half says Munster’s attack coach has helped him take his game to a new level.

UUP leader gets 'unanimous' support from his party amid alleged racist and misogynistic tweets
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

UUP leader gets 'unanimous' support from his party amid alleged racist and misogynistic tweets

Updated 3 hours ago 28,856 Views 36 Comments

Doug Beattie has apologised for the tweets written before he entered political life.

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

4 hours ago 17,008 Views 38 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

Stephen Kenny's Ireland to face Belgium in March friendly international
# Opponents
From The42
# Opponents

Stephen Kenny's Ireland to face Belgium in March friendly international

Updated 4 hours ago 9,831 Views 9 Comments

Roberto Martinez’ side are currently ranked at the top of the Fifa world rankings.

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent

Updated 4 hours ago 39,442 Views 96 Comments
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
  • Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties

Updated 5 hours ago 18,367 Views 26 Comments

The British Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of man (47) missing from Cork
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of man (47) missing from Cork

5 hours ago 14,972 Views 0 Comments

William O’Toole has been missing from the Churchfield area of Cork since 17 January.

Irish embassies provided help to over 1,200 citizens abroad last year
# Consular Assistance
# Consular Assistance

Irish embassies provided help to over 1,200 citizens abroad last year

5 hours ago 3,324 Views 0 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs show that 108 Irish citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan in 2021.

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

5 hours ago 4,414 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

Updated 6 hours ago 11,154 Views 23 Comments
  • A new Irish study has investigated the public's understanding of climate change and how it affects support for action, Lauren Boland reports.
  • People who are provided with information about climate change and its causes are more likely to be in favour of measures to tackle it.
  • But we tend to underestimate the benefits of high-impact actions, such as eating less meat, and overestimate low-impact actions like recycling.
James O'Donoghue announces Kerry retirement
# Over And Out
From The42
# Over And Out

James O'Donoghue announces Kerry retirement

Updated 6 hours ago 18,341 Views 5 Comments

The 2014 Footballer of the Year and two-time All-Star has struggled with injury issues in recent years.

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Putin
# Putin

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

7 hours ago 26,026 Views 62 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates the pathetic state of Ireland’s capacity to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)
# Deceived
# Deceived

Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)

7 hours ago 23,435 Views 10 Comments

The Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs Council have been ordered to pay compensation to Kate Wilson.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

7 hours ago 13,670 Views 22 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

Poll: Would you buy a non-fungible token?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you buy a non-fungible token?

9 hours ago 26,756 Views 57 Comments

John Lennon’s son is selling several pieces of music history via NFTs.

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
# Report
# Report

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says

10 hours ago 6,437 Views 0 Comments

The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole

11 hours ago 25,637 Views 13 Comments

No serious injuries have been reported but traffic delays in the area are expected.

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
# Incomplete
From The42
# Incomplete

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated 11 hours ago 21,596 Views 5 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
# Oops
# Oops

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone

11 hours ago 50,029 Views 55 Comments

The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years
# Courts
# Courts

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years

12 hours ago 37,844 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice O’Connor said that had Graham Daly been an adult at the time of the offending, she would have imposed a longer sentence.

Eight dead and 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush
# Stampede
# Stampede

Eight dead and 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

Updated 13 hours ago 51,016 Views 27 Comments

A baby was also reportedly trampled by the crowd but survived.

Cabinet to discuss approval of O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cabinet to discuss approval of O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

13 hours ago 16,975 Views 10 Comments

The scheme is made up of 1,047 apartments and houses in inner city Dublin.

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told
# Housing
# Housing

State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told

14 hours ago 9,704 Views 1 Comment

Housing committee to be told the costs of dereliction and vacancy in our cities, towns and villages “are very high in societal terms”.

Yesterday’s News

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth
# To Infinity And Beyond
# To Infinity And Beyond

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth

21 hours ago 34,054 Views 31 Comments

The telescope will let astronomers peer further back in time than ever before.

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