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The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

16 minutes ago 212 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

US warns of ‘swift, severe’ response if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US warns of ‘swift, severe’ response if Russia invades Ukraine

Updated 17 minutes ago 24,887 Views 39 Comments

US President Joe Biden yesterday said he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine.

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes

Updated 43 minutes ago 13,185 Views 10 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals were debated today in Strasbourg.

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million
# Drop In The Ocean
# Drop In The Ocean

Study that found bridge between Scotland and the North would be too pricey cost UK €1.1 million

48 minutes ago 7,516 Views 12 Comments

The research, commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, found the project ‘would be impossible to justify’.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated 1 hour ago 6,728 Views 5 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
# Courts
# Courts

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

Updated 1 hour ago 21,494 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

1 hour ago 29,810 Views 53 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
# Bank Holliers
# Bank Holliers

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

2 hours ago 14,162 Views 15 Comments

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson
# Land Development Agency
# Land Development Agency

Land agency planning to build 5,000 affordable homes within four years, says new chairperson

2 hours ago 4,829 Views 5 Comments

These 5,000 homes will be delivered through ‘Project Tosaigh’ and will be on private land that is yet to be developed.

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu
# Foie Gras' Sake
# Foie Gras' Sake

France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu

2 hours ago 2,790 Views 5 Comments

Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds

Updated 2 hours ago 22,028 Views 0 Comments

The report analyses how abuse cases were dealt with in the archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019.

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row
# Catastrophe
# Catastrophe

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row

3 hours ago 20,729 Views 28 Comments

It reflects the scientists’ view that the world is no safer than it was this time last year.

All-Ireland camogie champions Galway agree landmark €250,000 sponsorship deal
# Big Bucks
From The42
# Big Bucks

All-Ireland camogie champions Galway agree landmark €250,000 sponsorship deal

3 hours ago 18,273 Views 3 Comments

The Tribeswomen were previously sponsored by Supermac’s.

Judge refuses judicial review request made by loyalist Jamie Bryson over bonfire
# Ulster Says No
# Ulster Says No

Judge refuses judicial review request made by loyalist Jamie Bryson over bonfire

3 hours ago 8,615 Views 0 Comments

The judge said there was no justifiable practical purpose for hearing a judicial review.

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report

3 hours ago 5,890 Views 5 Comments

The Attorney General warned it could not be published in full.

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims
# William Wragg
# William Wragg

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims

Updated 4 hours ago 17,551 Views 14 Comments

William Wragg has urged MPs to report intimidation to the police.

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

4 hours ago 22,196 Views 95 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
# Hacked
# Hacked

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack

4 hours ago 6,403 Views 2 Comments

It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March

4 hours ago 11,898 Views 50 Comments

The bonus will appear in the regular payroll payments in those months.

The Arts Council announces Colm Tóibín as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024
# Colm Tóibín
# Colm Tóibín

The Arts Council announces Colm Tóibín as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024

4 hours ago 2,862 Views 4 Comments

He is taking over the laureateship from Sebastian Barry, who followed inaugural Laureate Anne Enright.

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
# Energy
# Energy

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

5 hours ago 5,295 Views 10 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human

5 hours ago 7,886 Views 8 Comments

Experts now hope to carry out a clinical trial on living humans with serious kidney problems.

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated 5 hours ago 55,864 Views 85 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

Six people arrested as watches, vehicles and €700k in cash seized during Garda raids in Dublin
# Seized
# Seized

Six people arrested as watches, vehicles and €700k in cash seized during Garda raids in Dublin

5 hours ago 16,445 Views 7 Comments

All suspects are currently detained at various garda stations within the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March
# Public Apology
# Public Apology

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March

5 hours ago 2,297 Views 0 Comments

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill announced how a recommendation of a public inquiry would be delivered.

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

5 hours ago 8,841 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows
# Drugs In College
# Drugs In College

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows

5 hours ago 12,399 Views 30 Comments

Cannabis remains the most common drug, but cocaine displaced ecstasy to take the second place spot.

Kildare confirm Paul Galvin addition to star-studded management team
# Addition
From The42
# Addition

Kildare confirm Paul Galvin addition to star-studded management team

6 hours ago 24,178 Views 10 Comments

The Kerry great has joined Glenn Ryan’s set-up.

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction
# Maxwell
# Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction

Updated 8 hours ago 18,106 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
# Line Call
From The42
# Line Call

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided

9 hours ago 28,286 Views 35 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?

9 hours ago 44,808 Views 68 Comments

New legislation aims to place tips and gratuities outside the scope of a person’s contractual wages.

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection From The42

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection

9 hours ago 13,349 Views 29 Comments

The likes of Kieran Marmion and Ciarán Frawley are unlucky to miss out.

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

10 hours ago 8,443 Views 2 Comments

Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory

11 hours ago 58 Views 0 Comments

Kilmoyley, Banagher, Tooreen and Naas are the unlikely hurling quartet hoping to reach Croke Park.

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

11 hours ago 10,062 Views 8 Comments

David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation

11 hours ago 16,717 Views 16 Comments

Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

11 hours ago 7,000 Views 6 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home

18 hours ago 23,762 Views 70 Comments
  • Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
  • Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.
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