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Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you

4 minutes ago 74 Views 0 Comments

The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
# By-election
# By-election

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March

17 minutes ago 701 Views 1 Comment

Ballot papers will be issued on 25 February and the poll will close at 11 am on 30 March.

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

27 minutes ago 2,369 Views 1 Comment

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

39 minutes ago 13,977 Views 8 Comments

The figures were announced today.

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment
# Recognition Payment
# Recognition Payment

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment

45 minutes ago 5,169 Views 15 Comments

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the payment should be extended to include all workers in the disability sector.

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told

56 minutes ago 3,763 Views 2 Comments

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog
# Antiviral
# Antiviral

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog

1 hour ago 5,760 Views 7 Comments

A National Therapeutics Advisory Group will evaluate the use of this treatment in Ireland.

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
# The Big One
From The42
# The Big One

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner

1 hour ago 10,068 Views 11 Comments

The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography
# Knock-out
# Knock-out

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography

1 hour ago 2,320 Views 2 Comments

It will be published later this year.

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

1 hour ago 4,254 Views 22 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated 1 hour ago 17,922 Views 30 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

2 hours ago 4,974 Views 11 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision

2 hours ago 2,359 Views 0 Comments

The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast

Updated 2 hours ago 23,831 Views 28 Comments

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

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears

2 hours ago 7,070 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges at the Special Criminal Court.

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe

3 hours ago 14,901 Views 36 Comments

The new identity, including a change to their logo, will take effect from July.

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

4 hours ago 12,665 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey
# Survey
# Survey

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey

4 hours ago 7,938 Views 13 Comments

Three in ten students said they did not feel well informed about intervening as a bystander.

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Court
# Court

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

4 hours ago 27,688 Views 0 Comments

The court has ordered a victim impact statement.

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated 5 hours ago 14,135 Views 33 Comments

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

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86

5 hours ago 10,633 Views 11 Comments

The comedy star has been remembered by comedians and celebrities.

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell
# Comeback Kid
From The42
# Comeback Kid

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell

5 hours ago 9,248 Views 1 Comment

Doherty made his last appearance for Mayo against Donegal in August 2019.

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident

Updated 6 hours ago 45,489 Views 0 Comments

The defendant is alleged to have produced a social welfare card in the name of a deceased man who was brought to the post office.

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

Updated 6 hours ago 67,761 Views 72 Comments

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

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated 6 hours ago 16,202 Views 28 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report
# Sue Gray
# Sue Gray

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report

6 hours ago 8,050 Views 6 Comments

Legal officials are scrutinising the report before it can be published.

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

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

7 hours ago 23,519 Views 35 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

8 hours ago 10,166 Views 19 Comments

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

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

9 hours ago 17,631 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9 hours ago 18,439 Views 35 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

9 hours ago 45,718 Views 93 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

9 hours ago 14,288 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

9 hours ago 12,823 Views 10 Comments

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

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

11 hours ago 10,879 Views 19 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

11 hours ago 6,651 Views 3 Comments

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

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

17 hours ago 23,747 Views 41 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

18 hours ago 34,920 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

19 hours ago 26,886 Views 18 Comments

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

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