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Today’s News

'I believe our game style can do some damage' - Connacht turn focus to Champions Cup
# Positive Thinking
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# Positive Thinking

'I believe our game style can do some damage' - Connacht turn focus to Champions Cup

9 minutes ago 43 Views 0 Comments

Andy Friend is confident his squad have the tools to compete in Europe this season.

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
# Festive Spirit
# Festive Spirit

Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas

10 minutes ago 506 Views 1 Comment

Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.

'It’s a dream come true. I sound like John Mullane now…I was going to say I love my club!'
# Austin Stacks
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# Austin Stacks

'It’s a dream come true. I sound like John Mullane now…I was going to say I love my club!'

39 minutes ago 436 Views 0 Comments

A jubilant Wayne Quillinan reflected after Austin Stacks triumphed in yesterday’s Kerry senior final.

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

6 hours ago 3,502 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until ICHH has been wound down, writes Órla Ryan

Yesterday’s News

Cardinals remain on course for number one seed in play-offs as Brady fires Bucs to victory
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Cardinals remain on course for number one seed in play-offs as Brady fires Bucs to victory

7 hours ago 1,498 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions finally won their first game of the season.

Morikawa squanders five-shot lead as Hovland captures Hero World Challenge
# Get In The Hole
From The42
# Get In The Hole

Morikawa squanders five-shot lead as Hovland captures Hero World Challenge

8 hours ago 2,771 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy finished the tournament in 18th place.

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
# Treaty Centenary
# Treaty Centenary

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?

8 hours ago 18,196 Views 11 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor
# How Winning Is Done
From The42
# How Winning Is Done

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor

9 hours ago 20,729 Views 2 Comments

‘I mean, I think it’d be unusual for me if I wasn’t the favourite going into a fight at this stage,’ laughed Taylor ahead of her title defence next Saturday.

Former Longford Town player returns as manager for 2022 season
# Gary's At The Wheel
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# Gary's At The Wheel

Former Longford Town player returns as manager for 2022 season

9 hours ago 2,571 Views 0 Comments

Gary Cronin takes over following the departure of Daire Doyle last month.

Mullen grabs late try as Blackrock edge Dublin derby with Old Belvedere
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Mullen grabs late try as Blackrock edge Dublin derby with Old Belvedere

10 hours ago 3,354 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, defending champions Railway Union defeated Galwegians in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

Tue 12:42 PM 28,460 Views 20 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'

Tue 12:03 PM 12,953 Views 23 Comments

The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive

Updated Tue 12:00 PM 12,858 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

Tue 11:39 AM 15,969 Views 13 Comments

It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa

Updated Tue 10:50 AM 65,051 Views 32 Comments

The positive cases will have to remain in isolation in Cape Town.

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?

Tue 10:00 AM 45,499 Views 53 Comments

Do you think the boom in cross-border trade will lead to improved relations?

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated Tue 10:00 AM 38,415 Views 74 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub
# Time Please Folks
# Time Please Folks

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub

Tue 8:54 AM 47,767 Views 35 Comments

The pub’s manager described being stranded as ‘like a party with a big group of friends’.

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction
# Bill Cosby
# Bill Cosby

US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction

Tue 7:26 AM 21,530 Views 0 Comments

The entertainer spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set him free in June.

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
# Republic
# Republic

Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic

Tue 7:20 AM 45,841 Views 27 Comments

Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules
# Telegram
# Telegram

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules

Nov 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,482 Views 0 Comments

The council has received thousands of calls and emails.

Monday 29 November, 2021

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry
# Abbeydorney
# Abbeydorney

Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Kerry

Nov 29th 2021, 11:15 PM 80,645 Views 1 Comment

The man was discovered in a vehicle in Abbeydorney this morning.

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

Nov 29th 2021, 10:57 PM 21,798 Views 68 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago

Nov 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 27,845 Views 0 Comments

He was accused in 2019 of orchestrating a hoax racist attack to gain publicity and secure a bigger paycheck.

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech
# Real Recognise Real
From The42
# Real Recognise Real

Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski deserved 2020 award during speech

Nov 29th 2021, 9:53 PM 50,407 Views 30 Comments

Midfielder Alexia Putellas took home the women’s Ballon d’Or after starring in a league, cup and Champions League treble for Barcelona.

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’

Nov 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 13,138 Views 21 Comments

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 42,166 Views 0 Comments

The British socialite is the ex-girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash
# Stepping Back
From The42
# Stepping Back

Tiger Woods rules out full-time return to golf after serious car crash

Nov 29th 2021, 9:15 PM 36,870 Views 11 Comments

‘This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mount Everest and that’s OK.’

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

Nov 29th 2021, 9:07 PM 10,063 Views 10 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Nov 29th 2021, 9:00 PM 9,517 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'I'm looking forward to that, it's different' - Davy Fitz confirmed for Cork camogie role
# Fitz The Bill
From The42
# Fitz The Bill

'I'm looking forward to that, it's different' - Davy Fitz confirmed for Cork camogie role

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 8:17 PM 30,413 Views 17 Comments

The Clare All-Ireland winner is heading to Leeside.

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real
# Factchecked
# Factchecked

Debunked: No, this poster claiming the HSE will void your vaccine passport without boosters is not real

Nov 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,126 Views 0 Comments

A fake vaccine poster claiming to be authorised by the HSE has proved to be fake.

Have you seen Shane? Appeal for information on missing 17-year-old boy
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Shane? Appeal for information on missing 17-year-old boy

Nov 29th 2021, 7:43 PM 27,035 Views 0 Comments

Shane O’Connor is missing from Newbridge, Co Kildare.

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
# Personnel Support
# Personnel Support

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork

Nov 29th 2021, 7:22 PM 12,028 Views 2 Comments

The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.

Gardaí have found missing Limerick teenager after public appeal
# Shane Griffin
# Shane Griffin

Gardaí have found missing Limerick teenager after public appeal

Nov 29th 2021, 7:05 PM 18,997 Views 0 Comments

Shane was last seen in Limerick city on Saturday night.

Famed Aboriginal Australian actor David Gulpilil dies at 68
# RIP
# RIP

Famed Aboriginal Australian actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

Nov 29th 2021, 6:55 PM 66,579 Views 10 Comments

The actor found fame in the 1986 hit film Crocodile Dundee but struggled with straddling two very different cultures.

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 29th 2021, 5:53 PM 70,992 Views 93 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review

Nov 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 21,344 Views 33 Comments

The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

Nov 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 24,390 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home

Nov 29th 2021, 5:18 PM 39,291 Views 0 Comments

The now 19-year-old woman told the court that he “killed” her that night.

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO
# Moving On
# Moving On

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

Nov 29th 2021, 4:58 PM 32,066 Views 13 Comments

Twitter’s chief technical officer Parag Agrawal will replace Dorsey in the top post.

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen to race in Ireland next week
# Super Sunday
From The42
# Super Sunday

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen to race in Ireland next week

Nov 29th 2021, 4:52 PM 17,453 Views 5 Comments

The 21-year-old has been named on the Norwegian team for European Cross Country Championships.

Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 4:42 PM 44,886 Views 0 Comments

The arrests relate to an outbreak of violence at a funeral in Tuam, Co Galway in September.

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
# High Court
# High Court

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached

Nov 29th 2021, 4:02 PM 32,533 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.

Man pleads guilty to removing evidence from scene where Kean Mulready Woods was murdered last year
# Court
# Court

Man pleads guilty to removing evidence from scene where Kean Mulready Woods was murdered last year

Nov 29th 2021, 3:04 PM 24,605 Views 0 Comments

Kean Mulready Woods was killed in Dublin in January 2020.

'It’s an incredible occasion' - From 2020 heartbreak to Tipperary double success
# Dual Delight
From The42
# Dual Delight

'It’s an incredible occasion' - From 2020 heartbreak to Tipperary double success

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 3:04 PM 14,874 Views 1 Comment

They were very different tears this time around for Noel McGrath.

Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave
# Courts
# Courts

Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave

Nov 29th 2021, 2:42 PM 29,923 Views 0 Comments

Daire Hickey, who co-founded the tech conference, is alleging his rights as a minority shareholder were oppressed by Cosgrave.