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Friday 21 January, 2022

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

Jan 21st 2022, 10:08 AM 5,433 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story

Jan 21st 2022, 9:57 AM 8,002 Views 0 Comments

Whatever your situation is, we want to hear what change you’d like to see to the current childcare system.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21st 2022, 9:05 AM 18,436 Views 21 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
# Environmental Emergency
# Environmental Emergency

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption

Jan 21st 2022, 8:40 AM 10,007 Views 3 Comments

The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.

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

Jan 21st 2022, 7:15 AM 17,523 Views 5 Comments

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

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

Jan 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 7,941 Views 5 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time
# Summer Of 69
# Summer Of 69

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time

Jan 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 18,186 Views 5 Comments

The film’s editor Úna Ní Dhonghaile speaks about its long-awaited release.

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
# UK
# UK

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland

Jan 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 21,825 Views 15 Comments
  • Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
  • The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.

Thursday 20 January, 2022

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
# Texas Law
# Texas Law

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

Jan 20th 2022, 10:52 PM 25,549 Views 30 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 9:54 PM 51,225 Views 80 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final
# Carabao Runneth Over
From The42
# Carabao Runneth Over

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final

Jan 20th 2022, 9:51 PM 34,012 Views 82 Comments

Jota scored a goal in either half as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford
# Longford
# Longford

Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford

Jan 20th 2022, 9:22 PM 22,493 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí appealed for witnesses to this collision to come forward.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jan 20th 2022, 8:56 PM 9,633 Views 0 Comments

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

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 178,190 Views 151 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 14,314 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Capitol investigation committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Jan 20th 2022, 8:08 PM 28,580 Views 43 Comments

In the letter, the committee chairman says Ivanka Trump was in direct contact with her father during key moments on January 6 2021.

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'
# Effort
From The42
# Effort

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 8:02 PM 25,866 Views 11 Comments

Munster and Ireland wing Andrew Conway’s work-rate off the ball is exemplary.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Jan 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 17,081 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb

Jan 20th 2022, 7:57 PM 31,990 Views 13 Comments

Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin
# Phibsborough
# Phibsborough

3 hospitalised following collision between van and Garda car in Dublin

Jan 20th 2022, 7:30 PM 59,047 Views 6 Comments

The crash took place in the middle of Phibsborough at approximately 2am.

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey
# Belfast
# Belfast

Murder investigation launched following death of 18-year old Fionntán McGarvey

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 67,548 Views 14 Comments

A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Horticultural peat unlawfully removed ‘much like rock from a quarry’, High Court hears

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 20,501 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway
# M6
# M6

Man (80s) dies in crash on M6 motorway near Galway

Jan 20th 2022, 6:23 PM 29,621 Views 1 Comment

The crash happened around 2pm.

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

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 6:12 PM 10,649 Views 14 Comments

Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.

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

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,722 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.

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 Jan 20th 2022, 5:34 PM 27,026 Views 20 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

Jan 20th 2022, 5:29 PM 35,022 Views 33 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 Jan 20th 2022, 5:11 PM 15,034 Views 8 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 Jan 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 57,127 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

Jan 20th 2022, 4:29 PM 49,696 Views 83 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?

Jan 20th 2022, 3:57 PM 40,376 Views 20 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

Jan 20th 2022, 3:55 PM 12,493 Views 12 Comments

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

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 Jan 20th 2022, 3:32 PM 29,318 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

Jan 20th 2022, 3:15 PM 41,062 Views 36 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

Jan 20th 2022, 3:00 PM 34,752 Views 7 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

Jan 20th 2022, 2:57 PM 16,202 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

Jan 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 10,267 Views 7 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 Jan 20th 2022, 2:05 PM 22,424 Views 15 Comments

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