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'It will drive people away': Student teachers on the potential threat to career breaks
# Staff Shortage
# Staff Shortage

'It will drive people away': Student teachers on the potential threat to career breaks

11 minutes ago 294 Views 0 Comments
  • One teacher suggested that staff may simply resign and emigrate to teach elsewhere if the option is removed.
  • The Department of Education has emphasised that no decisions have been made.

Yesterday's News

My Fourth Time, We Drowned by Sally Hayden named as the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022
# Book Awards
# Book Awards

My Fourth Time, We Drowned by Sally Hayden named as the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022

40 minutes ago 1,197 Views 0 Comments

The book details the migrant crisis across North Africa, using first-hand stories from people incarcerated in Libyan detention centres.

Patient Safety Bill to be amended after TDs raise concerns
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Patient Safety Bill to be amended after TDs raise concerns

1 hour ago 2,251 Views 0 Comments

The amendment relates to a draft law being fast-tracked in memory of the late campaigner Vicky Phelan.

Putin refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons
# Ukraine War
# Ukraine War

Putin refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons

1 hour ago 9,076 Views 25 Comments

The Russian president said Moscow would not be able to use nuclear weapons at all if it agreed not to use them first and then came under a nuclear strike.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

2 hours ago 2,667 Views 0 Comments

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

David Moran waiting on call over Kerry future as he skips Dubai trip for Munster final
# FOMO
From The42
# FOMO

David Moran waiting on call over Kerry future as he skips Dubai trip for Munster final

Updated 2 hours ago 15,207 Views 0 Comments

Moran is grateful to his team-mates for sending Kerins O’Rahillys into Saturday’s final against Newcastle West after his semi-final red card

Irish airspace access to be briefly restricted during UK Virgin satellite launch
# Space
# Space

Irish airspace access to be briefly restricted during UK Virgin satellite launch

2 hours ago 10,446 Views 8 Comments

Virgin Orbit is planning to launch a satellite this month from Spaceport Cornwall, which is based at an airport in south-west England.

HSE contacts schools with advice for parents as child dies from invasive Strep A
# Strep A
# Strep A

HSE contacts schools with advice for parents as child dies from invasive Strep A

Updated 3 hours ago 36,799 Views 9 Comments

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

Cold snap hits as nation to experience -4 degree temperatures
# Brrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrr

Cold snap hits as nation to experience -4 degree temperatures

Updated 4 hours ago 39,314 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Updated 4 hours ago 35,611 Views 1 Comment

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

Italian mafia boss with close ties to Daniel Kinahan 'to turn state witness' following arrest
# Raffaele Imperiale
# Raffaele Imperiale

Italian mafia boss with close ties to Daniel Kinahan 'to turn state witness' following arrest

4 hours ago 23,319 Views 0 Comments

The mafia boss wants to “change his life”, according to Italian media.

RTÉ reveal nominees for 2022 Manager of the Year award
# Yoda
From The42
# Yoda

RTÉ reveal nominees for 2022 Manager of the Year award

4 hours ago 15,365 Views 14 Comments

The winner will be announced on Saturday.

Dropping Dowdall murder charge was 'powerful' incentive for statement against Hutch, lawyers argue
# Court
# Court

Dropping Dowdall murder charge was 'powerful' incentive for statement against Hutch, lawyers argue

Updated 5 hours ago 11,030 Views 0 Comments

Dowdall intends to give evidence in the coming days implicating Hutch in the murder at the Regency Hotel.

Journal Media wins Mental Health Media Award for health system and eating disorders investigation
# Awards
# Awards

Journal Media wins Mental Health Media Award for health system and eating disorders investigation

6 hours ago 5,133 Views 4 Comments

Noteworthy Editor Maria Delaney was awarded top prize in the Special Interest category.

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Cian Healy cleared for Champions Cup opener as red card rescinded
# Off The Hook
From The42
# Off The Hook

Cian Healy cleared for Champions Cup opener as red card rescinded

7 hours ago 17,312 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland international prop was sent off after 20 minutes of last Saturday’s URC victory over Ulster for a tackle on hooker Tom Stewart

Proposed overhaul of jobseeker's benefit would directly link payment to previous earnings
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Proposed overhaul of jobseeker's benefit would directly link payment to previous earnings

8 hours ago 22,412 Views 26 Comments

Currently, recipients of the jobseeker’s benefit are categorised into one of four bands depending on their prior income.

Gardaí probe heroin debt and turf-war theories as part of investigation into Dublin drug murder
# Cormac Berkeley
# Cormac Berkeley

Gardaí probe heroin debt and turf-war theories as part of investigation into Dublin drug murder

8 hours ago 19,221 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are following several lines of inquiry.

The latest attempt to re-establish powersharing in Stormont just failed
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

The latest attempt to re-establish powersharing in Stormont just failed

Updated 8 hours ago 15,931 Views 19 Comments

Sinn Féin has urged the DUP to back the election of a speaker to deliver energy support payments.

Cooney on Soccer: The Air Conditioning World Cup
# Newsletter
From The42
# Newsletter

Cooney on Soccer: The Air Conditioning World Cup

Updated 9 hours ago 16,375 Views 4 Comments

Our latest letter from Doha discusses one of the defining parts of the Qatar World Cup: Air Conditioning.

Matt Hancock to step down as Tory MP in next UK election
# Get Him Out Of Here
# Get Him Out Of Here

Matt Hancock to step down as Tory MP in next UK election

9 hours ago 16,191 Views 8 Comments

The I’m A Celebrity campmate says he wants to ‘do things differently’.

Plans to scrap teacher career breaks criticised as it emerges Education Minister is on same break
# Teacher Supply
# Teacher Supply

Plans to scrap teacher career breaks criticised as it emerges Education Minister is on same break

9 hours ago 33,153 Views 59 Comments

The lack of availability of teachers was brought up in the Dáil this afternoon.

Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use

Updated 10 hours ago 27,512 Views 29 Comments

Property owners face fines of €300 if they advertise their property without a valid registration number.

Dublin children's hospitals operator warns facilities in the capital are 'under extreme pressure'
# Children's Health Ireland
# Children's Health Ireland

Dublin children's hospitals operator warns facilities in the capital are 'under extreme pressure'

10 hours ago 28,175 Views 18 Comments

The CHI operator said that staff at children’s hospitals are going ‘above the call of duty’ to care for sick children

Existence of paramilitary groups means 'clear and present danger' remains in Northern Ireland
# Report
# Report

Existence of paramilitary groups means 'clear and present danger' remains in Northern Ireland

10 hours ago 5,625 Views 3 Comments

The Independent Reporting Commission recommended that a formal process of engagement with paramilitary groups in the north take place.

Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick
# Limerick District Court
# Limerick District Court

Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick

10 hours ago 12,294 Views 0 Comments

The district court has imposed restrictions on naming the parties in the trial

German police arrest 25 'terror group' members on suspicion of planning armed coup
# Reich Citizens
# Reich Citizens

German police arrest 25 'terror group' members on suspicion of planning armed coup

Updated 11 hours ago 18,128 Views 15 Comments

Followers of the so-called Reich Citizens movement have called for the overthrow of the German government.

Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in

Updated 11 hours ago 97,625 Views 57 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'

11 hours ago 7,841 Views 12 Comments

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

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 12 hours ago 53,667 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Two men arrested over Newry murder

14 hours ago 8,054 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

14 hours ago 17,881 Views 2 Comments

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

14 hours ago 18,740 Views 0 Comments

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

'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

15 hours ago 16,763 Views 27 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

15 hours ago 12,995 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Researchers find elusive European parent of lager yeast in Ireland

16 hours ago 19,335 Views 9 Comments

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

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?

16 hours ago 33,458 Views 55 Comments

It is under consideration by the Government at the moment.

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

China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests

17 hours ago 4,532 Views 2 Comments

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

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