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Irish - Today’s News

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts or brownouts this winter as power stations back online
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts or brownouts this winter as power stations back online

43 minutes ago 4,630 Views 5 Comments

It is understood Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Man arrested in France over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released

1 hour ago 2,905 Views 2 Comments

French authorites determined he had been a victim of mistaken identity.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

2 hours ago 3,710 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation

2 hours ago 32,582 Views 5 Comments
  • Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
  • Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
  • Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu
# Danny's Boy
From The42
# Danny's Boy

Portsmouth boss allays concerns over Manchester City recall for 'incredible' Gavin Bazunu

Updated 2 hours ago 29,313 Views 4 Comments

City loaned the 19-year-old goalkeeper to Pompey in July.

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Ulster Bank customers will be given six months notice to close their accounts

2 hours ago 16,235 Views 19 Comments

The bank’s CEO said today that none of its 88 branches will close during the first half of next year.

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
# Extension To Powers
# Extension To Powers

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers

3 hours ago 8,308 Views 23 Comments

A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday
# Travel Rules
# Travel Rules

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday

5 hours ago 38,596 Views 32 Comments

At least 10% of arrivals had been checked, with 100% of passengers on some flights.

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022

5 hours ago 11,793 Views 0 Comments

The decision to extend the emergency roster was welcomed by the Garda Representative Association

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week

5 hours ago 44,097 Views 66 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

What we know about the Covid-19 booster vaccine roll-out so far
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

What we know about the Covid-19 booster vaccine roll-out so far

6 hours ago 13,169 Views 51 Comments

Over a million booster vaccines have been administered so far in the rollout

RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan to leave Washington for new role as Work and Technology Correspondent
# Rte News
# Rte News

RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan to leave Washington for new role as Work and Technology Correspondent

6 hours ago 31,058 Views 21 Comments

O’Donovan takes over the new post in February, which was created after the retirement of Ingrid Miley in June

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

Updated 6 hours ago 11,457 Views 19 Comments

The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis.

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated 6 hours ago 27,867 Views 77 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.
Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos

7 hours ago 6,730 Views 11 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a decision will be made today or tomorrow on a support scheme for businesses affected by new restrictions.

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

8 hours ago 19,157 Views 68 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.
Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'

Updated 8 hours ago 71,549 Views 75 Comments

Schools are closed in 12 counties today.

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland

8 hours ago 24,320 Views 10 Comments

Some of the players and staff who arrived back from South Africa have since tested positive.

Booster shots will be offered to people over 50 from tomorrow
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Booster shots will be offered to people over 50 from tomorrow

8 hours ago 17,487 Views 62 Comments

Over one million booster doses have been administered in Ireland.

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash
# Peggy Morrissey
# Peggy Morrissey

RTÉ colleagues pay tribute as Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy dies in Co Clare crash

Updated 9 hours ago 104,698 Views 27 Comments

Peggy Morrissey passed away following a collision yesterday.

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine

Updated 9 hours ago 43,514 Views 223 Comments
  • The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
  • NIAC recommended children with underlying conditions should receive a vaccine in parallel with cohorts currently being boosted.
  • All children 5-11 to be offered vaccine in parallel with boosters for under-40s.
RTÉ has been losing listeners to commercial stations but Radio 1 is still top dog
# JNLR
# JNLR

RTÉ has been losing listeners to commercial stations but Radio 1 is still top dog

10 hours ago 15,394 Views 43 Comments

Today FM and Newstalk see strong gains across their entire week-day schedule.

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year
# Top Of His Class
From The42
# Top Of His Class

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year

Updated 10 hours ago 31,352 Views 14 Comments

The tighthead is the sole Irish player selected in the team, which includes five Springboks and three All Blacks.

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online or in person?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online or in person?

13 hours ago 24,570 Views 28 Comments

Of course, Christmas is about more than just shopping and presents – nudge nudge, wink wink.

Man (40s) dies after crash in Co Tipperary
# R499
# R499

Man (40s) dies after crash in Co Tipperary

13 hours ago 19,707 Views 1 Comment

The man, a pedestrian in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north
Live 14 hours ago

As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north

  • Storm Barra is making its way across the north west, leaving thousands without power.
  • Schools in 12 counties are to remain closed today - Dublin was added to the list late last night.
  • Local authorities in counties with no Status Orange warnings have begun clearing trees from the roads.
Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

15 hours ago 26,611 Views 7 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

15 hours ago 15,334 Views 65 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

16 hours ago 21,363 Views 37 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'

17 hours ago 13,310 Views 8 Comments

The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed

Tue 10:10 PM 255,424 Views 95 Comments
  • This includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
  • The advice to close also applies to third-level facilities in the affected counties.
  • If an individual school in other areas is deemed by school boards to be affected by the storm they can decide to close.
Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála

Tue 9:46 PM 42,321 Views 34 Comments

It’s hoped the road will reduce traffic congestion and improve journey times in and around Galway city.

As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits
Live Tue 9:35 PM

As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits

  • Schools will be closed again tomorrow in 11 counties
  • Some 38,000 homes and businesses around the country remain without power
  • A status red warning is in place in Co Clare
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power

Updated Tue 9:03 PM 115,624 Views 69 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tue 9:00 PM 8,560 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

US experts say early indications showing Omicron not as serious as Delta
# Promising News
# Promising News

US experts say early indications showing Omicron not as serious as Delta

Tue 8:32 PM 31,462 Views 39 Comments

Dr Fauci said the Biden administration is considering lifting travel restrictions.

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad
# Turning To Youth
From The42
# Turning To Youth

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad

Tue 8:11 PM 36,818 Views 19 Comments

All 22 players put forward for registration are under the age of 21.

Man (70s) dies in Galway crash
# Kiltartan
# Kiltartan

Man (70s) dies in Galway crash

Tue 8:07 PM 22,468 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 3.35pm today.

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