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Ahead of the return of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Coalition leaders to discuss reshuffle on Monday
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Ahead of the return of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Coalition leaders to discuss reshuffle on Monday

8 minutes ago 411 Views 0 Comments

The role of Taoiseach will rotate to Leo Varadkar next Saturday.

Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here
# Podcast
# Podcast

Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here

Updated 29 minutes ago 5,885 Views 0 Comments

NEW EPISODE: If or when they re-entered society, women sent to mother and baby homes were not expected to talk about what happened to them, let alone attempt to reconnect with their children. Many did, however – but with mixed success.

Status Yellow freezing fog and ice warnings remain in effect nationwide as cold snap continues
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Status Yellow freezing fog and ice warnings remain in effect nationwide as cold snap continues

36 minutes ago 3,358 Views 0 Comments

The warnings will remain in effect until midday.

After their travel nightmare, Leinster must be close to best against Racing
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

After their travel nightmare, Leinster must be close to best against Racing

39 minutes ago 3,726 Views 1 Comment

Leo Cullen’s side weren’t able to do their captain’s run due to long delays on the journey to Le Havre.

Property price ceilings under First Home Scheme likely to be increased in a number of counties
# Housing
# Housing

Property price ceilings under First Home Scheme likely to be increased in a number of counties

1 hour ago 2,513 Views 3 Comments

A recommendation is due to go to Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien next week to increase caps.

Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case
# US
# US

Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case

1 hour ago 1,820 Views 1 Comment

Defence lawyers were seen entering the courtroom around 2pm and were still inside more than an hour later.

Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds
# Stolen Childhood
# Stolen Childhood

Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds

1 hour ago 2,258 Views 1 Comment

Carole Wickham of Plan International Ireland outlines the needless suffering of so many young girls and what can be done to prevent it.

England's 'superiority complex' held them back for decades, so what has changed?
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

England's 'superiority complex' held them back for decades, so what has changed?

1 hour ago 3,759 Views 3 Comments

Paul Hayward discusses his new book and how a sense of entitlement has hampered the English game for years.

UK strikes in air travel and Royal Mail could impact Irish Christmas plans
# Deck The Placards
# Deck The Placards

UK strikes in air travel and Royal Mail could impact Irish Christmas plans

8 hours ago 10,254 Views 4 Comments

Strikes are planned in the UK this month by rail workers, passport control officers, and in Royal Mail.

Yesterday's News

Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
# US Courts
# US Courts

Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd

9 hours ago 12,160 Views 2 Comments

J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.

Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored

10 hours ago 12,968 Views 15 Comments

A Dáil debate on the derelict site took place last week.

Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic

10 hours ago 23,197 Views 31 Comments

Argentina blew a 2-0 lead with seven minutes of normal time remaining only to triumph on spot kicks.

Aaron Connolly lied during investigation because he murdered his friend, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Aaron Connolly lied during investigation because he murdered his friend, court told

10 hours ago 27,333 Views 0 Comments

Closing statements in the trial took place today.

Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled

Updated 11 hours ago 74,194 Views 47 Comments

DAA confirmed the cancellations this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

11 hours ago 6,171 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round up of what happened today.

Spotlight

Redacted Lives

The Journal’s new podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
‘I remember my mother crying’: Families of Siege of Jadotville veterans honoured
# Siege Of Jadotville
# Siege Of Jadotville

‘I remember my mother crying’: Families of Siege of Jadotville veterans honoured

12 hours ago 11,743 Views 5 Comments

It will serve as ‘a perpetual acknowledgement and recognition’ of the families of Siege of Jadotville soldiers, Simon Coveney

Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
# AAI
# AAI

Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023

Updated 13 hours ago 20,918 Views 6 Comments

The AAI wrote to people today, confirming further delays.

Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads
# Icy Weather
# Icy Weather

Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads

Updated 13 hours ago 38,908 Views 7 Comments

A Status Yellow freezing fog warning is now in effect nationwide.

Woman in her 70s killed in serious crash involving a truck in Co Cork
# Macroom
# Macroom

Woman in her 70s killed in serious crash involving a truck in Co Cork

Updated 13 hours ago 31,958 Views 0 Comments

The incident occured on the Main Street in Macroom.

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout
# Final Four
From The42
# Final Four

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout

14 hours ago 36,286 Views 64 Comments

Brazil’s bid for a sixth World Cup came crashing down as Croatia booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Trial hears how singer Mary Coughlan was warned that burglar in her Wicklow home had a knife
# Burglary Trial
# Burglary Trial

Trial hears how singer Mary Coughlan was warned that burglar in her Wicklow home had a knife

14 hours ago 25,989 Views 0 Comments

Darren Carton (41) has pleaded not guilty to the offences.

Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill
# Waterford
# Waterford

Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill

15 hours ago 22,315 Views 0 Comments

Declan Doocey, a Fine Gael councillor, served as Mayor of Waterford City and County between 2018 and 2019.

Investigation launched after aircraft landing at Dublin Airport targeted by lasers
# Laser Investigation
# Laser Investigation

Investigation launched after aircraft landing at Dublin Airport targeted by lasers

15 hours ago 13,661 Views 5 Comments

It is understood that at least five aircraft were targeted by the laser pointer.

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament
# EU Parliament
# EU Parliament

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament

16 hours ago 20,227 Views 7 Comments

Belgian investigators were looking into “corruption” and “money laundering” ahead of the arrests.

Man denies stabbing Irish pensioner to death in London
# UK Courts
# UK Courts

Man denies stabbing Irish pensioner to death in London

16 hours ago 8,593 Views 0 Comments

Lee Byer pleaded not guilty to the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in west London on 16 August.

Housing minister to face motion of no confidence in the Dáil next week
# Housing
# Housing

Housing minister to face motion of no confidence in the Dáil next week

Updated 17 hours ago 15,992 Views 58 Comments

The motion being tabled by People Before Profit-Solidarity will take place just days before the Cabinet reshuffle.

Energy costs: Pinergy to increase electricity bills by 14% from January
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Energy costs: Pinergy to increase electricity bills by 14% from January

17 hours ago 8,970 Views 24 Comments

This increase is expected to add approximately €320 to electricity bills for Pinergy customers.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
From The42
# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

17 hours ago 20,740 Views 4 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the week’s sporting headlines?

Cold weather to remain until Wednesday with new Status Yellow warnings issued
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Cold weather to remain until Wednesday with new Status Yellow warnings issued

Updated 18 hours ago 71,284 Views 26 Comments
  • A number of Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services were cancelled this morning.
  • The RSA is asking motorists to be extra cautious on untreated road surfaces.
  • People are being urged to check in on any of their vulnerable neighbours.
'That's where it stands': Taoiseach says Sipo has made final decision not to investigate Varadkar
# Gp Contract
# Gp Contract

'That's where it stands': Taoiseach says Sipo has made final decision not to investigate Varadkar

18 hours ago 8,830 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Times reports today that there were dissenting opinions within the ethics watchdog over whether to press ahead with an inquiry.

Jonathan Dowdall due to give evidence in murder trial on Monday
# Courts
# Courts

Jonathan Dowdall due to give evidence in murder trial on Monday

18 hours ago 5,260 Views 0 Comments

The court was told today a decision on Dowdall’s status within the Witness Protection Programme would not be made until January.

EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine
# Generators Of Hope
# Generators Of Hope

EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine

19 hours ago 5,595 Views 0 Comments

Roberta Metsola outlines a campaign to deliver generators to Ukraine as it faces a winter of war.

Former army lieutenant Dónal de Róiste 'overcome' after apology for dismissal
# Donal De Roiste
# Donal De Roiste

Former army lieutenant Dónal de Róiste 'overcome' after apology for dismissal

19 hours ago 15,032 Views 7 Comments

He was speaking alongside his family outside Leinster House this afternoon.

AXA firm fined €3,640,000 for failures in handling conflicts of interest and risk management
# AXA Life Insurance
# AXA Life Insurance

AXA firm fined €3,640,000 for failures in handling conflicts of interest and risk management

19 hours ago 8,042 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank’s Seána Cunninham said the failures could affect the firm’s ability to fulfil its commitment to consumers.

Irish-born woman to join Japanese billionaire on first civilian flight to moon
# Dearmooon
# Dearmooon

Irish-born woman to join Japanese billionaire on first civilian flight to moon

19 hours ago 24,598 Views 23 Comments

Hackney-based Rhiannon Adam, who was born in Cork, is among eight crew picked by Yusaku Maezawa for the trip.

Ronan Collins Show to finish on RTÉ Radio 1 after 37 years on air
# Radio
# Radio

Ronan Collins Show to finish on RTÉ Radio 1 after 37 years on air

20 hours ago 20,760 Views 38 Comments

The final show will be broadcast on 23 December.

Cold snaps: Reader photos of snowy scenes from around the country
# Snow
# Snow

Cold snaps: Reader photos of snowy scenes from around the country

20 hours ago 17,114 Views 1 Comment

We want your photos of this week’s snow.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

20 hours ago 18,004 Views 1 Comment

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?

20 hours ago 3,900 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear economist and research affiliate with the ESRI John Fitzgerald to hear more.

Dublin City Council canteen closed after food inspectors find live rodent and greasy walls
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council canteen closed after food inspectors find live rodent and greasy walls

20 hours ago 20,028 Views 5 Comments

An inspecting officer noted a rodent through a hole in the wall of the main kitchen.

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