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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

23 minutes ago 1,311 Views 6 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

33 minutes ago 2,635 Views 2 Comments

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

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told
# Trial
# Trial

Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told

Updated 47 minutes ago 14,062 Views 0 Comments

The former Defence Forces soldier, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of membership of Islamic State.

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
# Seizure
# Seizure

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang

56 minutes ago 3,258 Views 6 Comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind

1 hour ago 3,476 Views 1 Comment

Heather Payne, Beibhinn Parsons and many more stars in the same age bracket have crossed paths in the sporting hotspot on the Galway/Roscommon border.

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week
# Daily Stats
# Daily Stats

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week

1 hour ago 29,123 Views 33 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

1 hour ago 5,071 Views 41 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week
# Pay And Display
# Pay And Display

Dublin parking prices will increase by up to 30 cent per hour from next week

2 hours ago 12,112 Views 38 Comments

Dublin City Council says prices are going up to deter long stay parking and to encourage people not to use cars.

GAA confirm removal of water breaks and return of Maor Uisces
# Change
From The42
# Change

GAA confirm removal of water breaks and return of Maor Uisces

3 hours ago 15,154 Views 13 Comments

The Association confirmed the change in its latest Covid-19 update for members this afternoon.

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers

3 hours ago 9,382 Views 36 Comments

Trade unions have taken aim at the draft legislation, which they say is stacked in favour of employers over workers.

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS
# Hassakeh
# Hassakeh

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS

3 hours ago 6,843 Views 1 Comment

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting in and around Ghwayran prison since it was taken last week has killed 181 people.

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

4 hours ago 4,157 Views 2 Comments

The film festival will celebrate 20 years when it kicks off on 23 February and will run until 6 March.

Johnson says he didn't authorise charity evacuation from Kabul as more pressure piled on UK PM
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Johnson says he didn't authorise charity evacuation from Kabul as more pressure piled on UK PM

Updated 4 hours ago 23,362 Views 17 Comments

Reports suggested the civil servant’s inquiry could be published to coincide with Prime Minister’s Questions today.

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing

4 hours ago 36,922 Views 86 Comments

Leader’ Questions got heated today with the Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald hitting out at each other over housing issues.

Russian and Ukrainian officials meet in Paris in bid to ease tensions
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Russian and Ukrainian officials meet in Paris in bid to ease tensions

4 hours ago 4,307 Views 18 Comments

Diplomatic advisors to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are also taking part in the talks.

Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary

5 hours ago 21,172 Views 54 Comments

The Secretary General had temporarily waived an €81,000 pay rise.

'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy

5 hours ago 8,428 Views 28 Comments

New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered
# Medication
# Medication

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered

5 hours ago 72,578 Views 0 Comments

Review of 1,300 children who attended the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS found 46 of them suffered “significant harm”.

Ashling Murphy murder accused further remanded in custody pending directions from the DPP
# Jozef Puska
# Jozef Puska

Ashling Murphy murder accused further remanded in custody pending directions from the DPP

5 hours ago 29,940 Views 0 Comments

Jozef Puska appeared before Cloverhill District Court via videolink.

SDLP's Colum Eastwood calls on Parachute Regiment to apologise for Bloody Sunday
# 50 Years On
# 50 Years On

SDLP's Colum Eastwood calls on Parachute Regiment to apologise for Bloody Sunday

5 hours ago 6,295 Views 7 Comments

This weekend marks; the 50th anniversary of the massacre.

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out
# Defence
# Defence

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out

5 hours ago 4,268 Views 0 Comments

The women of Honour group have been campaigning for a full review of how the Defence Forces handled their complaints.

'Angry and upset' CAMHS families seek apology from Taoiseach

'Angry and upset' CAMHS families seek apology from Taoiseach

5 hours ago 5,820 Views 8 Comments

A review of the care of more than 1,300 children found that 46 of them sustained significant harm.

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded
# Snowstorm
# Snowstorm

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded

6 hours ago 13,251 Views 9 Comments

The army was brought in to help police, fire and state crews extricate some 3,500 stranded motorists.

Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'

6 hours ago 6,592 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar told RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne that he hasn’t heard from gardaí since last Apri.

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage

6 hours ago 4,055 Views 11 Comments

There are currently an average of 0.69 GPs per 1,000 population, when it should be between 1.02 and 1.1.

Carbery 'fit as a fiddle' for Six Nations with Henderson the only injury doubt
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Carbery 'fit as a fiddle' for Six Nations with Henderson the only injury doubt

7 hours ago 11,151 Views 26 Comments

Jack Carty will be pushing for Carbery’s spot in Ireland’s matchday squad.

Poll: Have you been out at a pub, restaurant or event past 8pm since restrictions were relaxed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been out at a pub, restaurant or event past 8pm since restrictions were relaxed?

9 hours ago 44,805 Views 42 Comments

Have you been out already enjoying the relaxed restrictions?

93 potential graves found at Canada school site
# British Columbia
# British Columbia

93 potential graves found at Canada school site

9 hours ago 15,581 Views 10 Comments

Since May, more than 1,000 anonymous graves have been found near former schools run by religious groups.

Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong

9 hours ago 15,054 Views 8 Comments

WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.

Connacht to stage Champions Cup home leg with Leinster at the Sportsground
# Shall Not Be Moved
From The42
# Shall Not Be Moved

Connacht to stage Champions Cup home leg with Leinster at the Sportsground

Updated 10 hours ago 24,477 Views 27 Comments

While Leinster might look at bringing the second leg to the Aviva Stadium, Connacht are going to stay put for the first.

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated 10 hours ago 21,547 Views 10 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

Driver (20s) killed in single-vehicle crash in Meath
# Collision
# Collision

Driver (20s) killed in single-vehicle crash in Meath

10 hours ago 20,848 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

11 hours ago 30,547 Views 64 Comments
  • The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
  • US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
  • Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine
Minister of State 'deeply concerned' about marine impacts of Russian military exercises
# Military Exercises
# Military Exercises

Minister of State 'deeply concerned' about marine impacts of Russian military exercises

12 hours ago 13,428 Views 15 Comments

Malcolm Noonan said he has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Russian Ambassador to Ireland to express his concerns.

Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?

12 hours ago 6,848 Views 16 Comments

Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut.

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009
# Housing
# Housing

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009

12 hours ago 8,384 Views 4 Comments

Mortgages drawn down in 2021 were worth a total of €10.5 billion, the highest value since 2008.

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

12 hours ago 4,550 Views 4 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

Central Bank forecasts strong growth and drop in unemployment as economy shrugs off Omicron
# Economic Outlook
# Economic Outlook

Central Bank forecasts strong growth and drop in unemployment as economy shrugs off Omicron

12 hours ago 7,047 Views 7 Comments

Economic activity is back to pre-pandemic levels but inflation looms large.

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