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Today’s News

Chelsea’s struggles continue as battling Brighton hit back to claim point
# Out Of Sorts
From The42
# Out Of Sorts

Chelsea’s struggles continue as battling Brighton hit back to claim point

3 minutes ago 226 Views 0 Comments

Hakim Ziyech and Adam Webster were on target in a 1-1 draw.

Winner of record lotto draw makes contact with National Lottery
# A LOTTO MONEY
# A LOTTO MONEY

Winner of record lotto draw makes contact with National Lottery

3 minutes ago 615 Views 0 Comments

Arrangements are being made for the €19 million prize to be paid.

Mrs Brown to have guest role in new Netflix Madea film
# Agnes
# Agnes

Mrs Brown to have guest role in new Netflix Madea film

8 minutes ago 894 Views 3 Comments

Madea is a character played by US actor Tyler Perry.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

1 hour ago 4,151 Views 3 Comments

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

John O'Dwyer absent from Colm Bonnar's Tipperary panel for the league
# Bubbles
From The42
# Bubbles

John O'Dwyer absent from Colm Bonnar's Tipperary panel for the league

Updated 2 hours ago 15,901 Views 3 Comments

Denis Maher and Ger Browne have been recalled by new manager Colm Bonnar.

Who is YZ? How Alan Harte, ringleader in the Kevin Lunney trial, had 180 previous convictions
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Who is YZ? How Alan Harte, ringleader in the Kevin Lunney trial, had 180 previous convictions

2 hours ago 22,519 Views 0 Comments

Harte, previously referred to in the media only as YZ, inflicted most of Kevin Lunney’s serious injuries.

Man (40) charged over fatal Ballyfermot shooting
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man (40) charged over fatal Ballyfermot shooting

3 hours ago 26,049 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear in court tomorrow morning.

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions
# War Games
# War Games

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions

3 hours ago 13,763 Views 44 Comments

The Kremlin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external threats by the alliance of Russia and Belarus.

The Remote: Ozark returns, Ricky Gervais in After Life and a bit of First Dates IRL

The Remote: Ozark returns, Ricky Gervais in After Life and a bit of First Dates IRL

3 hours ago 15,235 Views 17 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions

Updated 4 hours ago 55,812 Views 88 Comments

The EU Digital Covid Cert would be still needed for international travel in Europe.

Some Genrui antigen tests recalled from shelves over false positives
# False Positives
# False Positives

Some Genrui antigen tests recalled from shelves over false positives

4 hours ago 15,090 Views 17 Comments

Genrui Biotech Inc, who manufacture the tests, have issued a product recall for the impacted batches.

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU

4 hours ago 38,163 Views 56 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering
# Department Officials
# Department Officials

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering

5 hours ago 9,732 Views 30 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events From The42

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events

6 hours ago 7,114 Views 8 Comments

Stephen Donnelly was speaking ahead of NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities

Updated 6 hours ago 40,407 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said ash on the runway will delay the flight by at least a day.

Ashling Murphy investigation: Man in his 30s arrested on suspicion of murder
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy investigation: Man in his 30s arrested on suspicion of murder

Updated 6 hours ago 153,768 Views 0 Comments

The arrest comes just hours after Ashling’s funeral mass.

Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station

6 hours ago 24,432 Views 0 Comments

A judge held that the boy’s case was too serious to stay in the Children’s Court.

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte
# YZ
# YZ

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte

6 hours ago 41,603 Views 0 Comments

Harte was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the non-jury Special Criminal Court last month

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea
# Valerijs Leitons
# Valerijs Leitons

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea

6 hours ago 21,552 Views 0 Comments

Justice Paul Burns described the incident as a “brutal attack” upon “a defenceless woman”.

Kerry native Pat Spillane Jr gets green light to play with Sligo
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Kerry native Pat Spillane Jr gets green light to play with Sligo

7 hours ago 27,176 Views 10 Comments

The Kerry native has already started training with Sligo’s Dublin-based players.

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

'You have been robbed of your most precious gift': Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place

7 hours ago 118,849 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of mourners lined the main street of Mount Bolus to pay tribute to the young teacher.

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim

7 hours ago 32,144 Views 27 Comments

It comes after Dominic Raab said this morning that Johnson would “normally” be expected to resign if he lied to parliament.

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
# Accountability
# Accountability

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

8 hours ago 6,370 Views 12 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children

8 hours ago 55,018 Views 0 Comments

During the sentencing, the judge said the parents had engaged in “the most profound breach of trust a human being can commit against their children”.

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president
# Roberta Metsola
# Roberta Metsola

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president

9 hours ago 21,611 Views 7 Comments

The vote comes a week after the sudden death of outgoing centre-left president David Sassoli.

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

Mullin reverse typifies why top GAA counties can hold onto stars despite lure of AFL

10 hours ago 18,318 Views 12 Comments

Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone and Dublin can make it attractive for their best talent to remain at home.

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco
# Tarfaya
# Tarfaya

43 people drowned after migrant boat capsizes off southern Morocco

11 hours ago 13,439 Views 9 Comments

Ten people were rescued from the shipwreck.

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today
# Anders Breivik Behring
# Anders Breivik Behring

Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today

12 hours ago 21,928 Views 27 Comments

The request is widely expected to be denied.

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Jesuit Order announces redress scheme for victims of child sex abuser Joseph Marmion

12 hours ago 13,450 Views 0 Comments

Marmion abused dozens of pupils in Belvedere, Clongowes and Crescent College 40 years ago.

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

It's the biggest story of our time. Sign up to The Journal's new monthly climate newsletter

Updated 12 hours ago 13,959 Views 5 Comments

We’ll bring you the latest climate updates from Ireland and abroad and original reporting you’ll get to read before anyone else.

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?

12 hours ago 29,972 Views 32 Comments

Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row
# Workrate
From The42
# Workrate

Van der Flier continues to shine in Leinster's all-action back row

Updated 13 hours ago 12,609 Views 5 Comments

The flanker had a typically productive outing against Montpellier on Sunday.

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested

15 hours ago 51,813 Views 0 Comments

The arrested man, Dave De K., regularly minded Dean Verberckmoes and his younger sister.

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life
# John Paul Hegarty
# John Paul Hegarty

Woman repeatedly raped by her brother: He took my childhood and destroyed my whole life

15 hours ago 30,992 Views 0 Comments

John Paul Hegarty was convicted of repeatedly raping his sister and was jailed for 7 years.

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year
# Building
# Building

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year

15 hours ago 10,218 Views 17 Comments

16.5% more dwellings were under construction in the final quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

22 hours ago 33,379 Views 56 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

Yesterday’s News

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border
# Moylisha Hill
# Moylisha Hill

Local residents campaign against lithium exploration along Wicklow-Carlow border

22 hours ago 34,291 Views 52 Comments

The world’s largest lithium producer has been investigating the area since 2013.

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties
# Downing Street Parties
# Downing Street Parties

Dominic Cummings ‘would swear under oath’ Johnson lied to UK Parliament about parties

23 hours ago 34,135 Views 35 Comments

The former chief adviser to Boris Johnson said he told the Prime Minister to get a grip on the ‘madhouse’.

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