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Today’s News

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’

29 minutes ago 2,536 Views 6 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

35 minutes ago 1,739 Views 3 Comments

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

Coveney says Defence Forces chief has his full support following comments at FG party meeting
# Russia Controversy
# Russia Controversy

Coveney says Defence Forces chief has his full support following comments at FG party meeting

39 minutes ago 2,192 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

1 hour ago 12,722 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 1 hour ago 10,818 Views 17 Comments

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

Russian ambassador meets with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Russian ambassador meets with Cork fishermen over military exercise concerns

Updated 1 hour ago 13,743 Views 18 Comments

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

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

1 hour ago 5,999 Views 8 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

2 hours ago 5,550 Views 0 Comments

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 2 hours ago 36,328 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.

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

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated 2 hours ago 14,214 Views 24 Comments

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

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 2 hours ago 58,447 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report

3 hours ago 6,326 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?

4 hours ago 17,923 Views 33 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

4 hours ago 8,402 Views 17 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

5 hours ago 15,423 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 5 hours ago 16,757 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

5 hours ago 38,762 Views 78 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

6 hours ago 12,681 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

6 hours ago 11,723 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

7 hours ago 10,045 Views 18 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

8 hours ago 5,879 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

14 hours ago 22,778 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

15 hours ago 33,537 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

15 hours ago 25,702 Views 17 Comments

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

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

16 hours ago 24,875 Views 0 Comments

Ms Giuffre alleges the son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager.

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine

Updated 16 hours ago 25,285 Views 40 Comments

But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp

16 hours ago 16,691 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
# USA
# USA

Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

17 hours ago 21,987 Views 30 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 8,793 Views 1 Comment

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

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Cyclist (60s) seriously injured after being hit by motorist in Kildare

17 hours ago 23,563 Views 18 Comments

The man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital by the Air Corp Ambulance.

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues

Updated 18 hours ago 37,116 Views 22 Comments

The report was expected to be handed to No 10 today but had not been delivered by the time the Commons adjourned.

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

18 hours ago 17,055 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt
# Hassle On The Hill
From The42
# Hassle On The Hill

Munster v Leinster rescheduled for May, but Ed Sheeran concerts puts Thomond in doubt

18 hours ago 27,788 Views 26 Comments

Munster CEO Ian Flanagan says the southern province ‘will do everything possible in exhausting all avenues to play the game at Thomond.’

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan
# Arva
# Arva

Gardaí seize cash, cannabis and illicit cigarettes following searches in Cavan

18 hours ago 17,054 Views 2 Comments

The cigarettes are estimated to have resulted in a loss of €27,000 to the State.

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes

19 hours ago 39,684 Views 36 Comments

A feasibility study will examine the potential use of the site,

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

19 hours ago 10,352 Views 11 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Warning
# Warning

RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears

19 hours ago 18,958 Views 61 Comments

Moya Doherty, the chair of the RTÉ Board, warned of her deep concerns about the future of the broadcaster.

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards

19 hours ago 12,006 Views 41 Comments

This year will be Micheál Martin’s last opportunity as Taoiseach to visit with the US president in Washington DC.

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions
# Heather Humphreys
# Heather Humphreys

Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions

20 hours ago 18,140 Views 18 Comments

The measure will initially apply to new applicants before being extended to other jobseekers over the coming months.

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