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Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

7 minutes ago 7,661 Views 9 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

19 minutes ago 1,419 Views 0 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 32 minutes ago 6,574 Views 8 Comments

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

Two Boil Water Notices issued in Kerry as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of 38,000 people
# Water Outages
# Water Outages

Two Boil Water Notices issued in Kerry as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of 38,000 people

52 minutes ago 3,558 Views 1 Comment

There are a total of 25 water supplies that are at risk due to heavy rainfall and high winds

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

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees

59 minutes ago 5,431 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

1 hour ago 5,407 Views 7 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

1 hour ago 3,292 Views 10 Comments

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

LIVE: Gusts of up to 160km/h batter some counties as Storm Barra moves across Ireland
Live 1 hour ago

LIVE: Gusts of up to 160km/h batter some counties as Storm Barra moves across Ireland

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork, Kerry and Clare
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Some 49,000 homes and businesses around the country are without power this afternoon
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

1 hour ago 10,751 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Storm Barra: How transport is impacted today across the country

Updated 2 hours ago 35,384 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos

2 hours ago 13,040 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

2 hours ago 7,697 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

3 hours ago 9,132 Views 0 Comments

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

49,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

49,000 now without power as Storm Barra batters western counties

Updated 3 hours ago 89,892 Views 66 Comments

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

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

How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

4 hours ago 7,741 Views 12 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

4 hours ago 12,436 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

4 hours ago 11,228 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?

5 hours ago 31,199 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 5 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

7 hours ago 5,188 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

8 hours ago 24,171 Views 60 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

8 hours ago 30,158 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

9 hours ago 32,894 Views 65 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

10 hours ago 22,137 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

10 hours ago 24,960 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

11 hours ago 21,992 Views 54 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

11 hours ago 26,099 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

11 hours ago 61,837 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

17 hours ago 13,010 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 18 hours ago 32,996 Views 31 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

19 hours ago 16,974 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

19 hours ago 18,660 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.

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres
# New Rules
# New Rules

Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres

20 hours ago 32,403 Views 75 Comments

Those who have just tested negative in recent days for will no longer be allowed into concerts, movies or performances.

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

20 hours ago 20,685 Views 38 Comments

President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Storm Barra: Red wind warning for Cork, Clare and Kerry as forecasters predict 130km/h gusts

Updated 20 hours ago 209,783 Views 59 Comments
  • Schools and colleges have been closed across 12 counties because of the approaching storm.
  • The HSE has cancelled Covid vaccine clinics in several counties.
  • The Taoiseach urged people to stay at home and "avoid the coast at all costs".
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

20 hours ago 9,271 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?

Updated 21 hours ago 19,296 Views 13 Comments

Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Updated 21 hours ago 134,842 Views 65 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

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