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Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

58 minutes ago 14,892 Views 61 Comments

Connacht’s Cian Prendergast is also involved as a development player.

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated 1 hour ago 163,472 Views 203 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
# Gender-based Violence
# Gender-based Violence

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women

1 hour ago 2,541 Views 0 Comments

Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him

1 hour ago 12,151 Views 0 Comments

It comes as a woman claiming she saw him with his accuser in a London nightclub said she is willing to give evidence against him.

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

2 hours ago 4,921 Views 11 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.
Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday

2 hours ago 3,162 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him

Updated 2 hours ago 36,656 Views 36 Comments

The British Prime Minister will answer questions in the House of Commons later today.

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says
# Covid In Schools
# Covid In Schools

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says

3 hours ago 4,076 Views 2 Comments

Principals first raised the issue on social media, saying that they were unable to register positive antigen tests with the hotline.

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years
# Courts
# Courts

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years

3 hours ago 16,853 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Kellie Walton worked as a payroll administrator with the company since 2006 and began stealing money in 2009.

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated 4 hours ago 34,119 Views 53 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey
# Courts
# Courts

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey

5 hours ago 10,279 Views 0 Comments

The 49 year-old victim was shot dead earlier this month.

December saw the largest annual increase in Irish consumer prices since 2001
# Inflation
# Inflation

December saw the largest annual increase in Irish consumer prices since 2001

5 hours ago 10,614 Views 48 Comments

Rising petrol, diesel and household electricity prices all made large contributions to annual inflation.

Second man arrested as part of investigation into killing of Ashling Murphy
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Second man arrested as part of investigation into killing of Ashling Murphy

Updated 5 hours ago 87,487 Views 0 Comments

The man is being detained in Tullamore Garda Station.

Poll: Do you like U2's music?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you like U2's music?

5 hours ago 37,449 Views 55 Comments

Bono said he’s not a fan of most of the band’s songs.

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
# Drugs
# Drugs

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee

6 hours ago 19,958 Views 39 Comments

However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel
# 6 January
# 6 January

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel

7 hours ago 10,251 Views 23 Comments

It is seeking records and deposition testimony from him in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims.

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks

7 hours ago 5,845 Views 22 Comments

The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.

'When you take a team to that kill zone from minute one, maybe that explains the result'
# Ball In PLay
From The42
# Ball In PLay

'When you take a team to that kill zone from minute one, maybe that explains the result'

Updated 8 hours ago 18,224 Views 12 Comments

Leinster ran 13 tries past Montpellier as they got up and running again last weekend.

Witness appeal after men force way into Co Sligo property and assault elderly man
# Skreen
# Skreen

Witness appeal after men force way into Co Sligo property and assault elderly man

9 hours ago 20,086 Views 23 Comments

A sum of cash was taken during the incident.

Five people dead and 11 others hospitalised after fire at Spain retirement home
# Valencia
# Valencia

Five people dead and 11 others hospitalised after fire at Spain retirement home

9 hours ago 11,174 Views 2 Comments

The fire broke out around midnight at the facility in Moncada in Valencia.

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption

9 hours ago 12,677 Views 1 Comment

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted 30 kilometres into the air on Saturday.

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases

10 hours ago 32,479 Views 32 Comments

Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
# World Hunger
# World Hunger

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away

10 hours ago 8,768 Views 14 Comments

We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.

Despite the huge crowds, just silence: Ashling Murphy's community pays its respects
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Despite the huge crowds, just silence: Ashling Murphy's community pays its respects

17 hours ago 32,306 Views 2 Comments

The nation came together yesterday to mourn the death of the 23-year-old teacher.

Yesterday’s News

US Supreme Court to determine fate of Pissarro painting looted by Nazis
# Camille Pissarro
# Camille Pissarro

US Supreme Court to determine fate of Pissarro painting looted by Nazis

18 hours ago 23,087 Views 31 Comments

The painting worth $30 million was taken from a Jewish woman for a pittance during Germany’s Nazi era.

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

19 hours ago 18,057 Views 13 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

19 hours ago 49,588 Views 21 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

19 hours ago 30,083 Views 12 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

20 hours ago 14,847 Views 4 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 21 hours ago 28,835 Views 5 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

21 hours ago 47,753 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

22 hours ago 42,467 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

22 hours ago 24,141 Views 70 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

22 hours ago 26,744 Views 24 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 23 hours ago 70,417 Views 98 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

23 hours ago 23,403 Views 22 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

23 hours ago 46,650 Views 64 Comments

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

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