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First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

Thu 8:00 AM 9,480 Views 3 Comments

Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

Thu 7:10 AM 10,981 Views 9 Comments

David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation

Thu 7:06 AM 18,200 Views 18 Comments

Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

Thu 7:00 AM 8,228 Views 6 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home

Thu 12:05 AM 25,535 Views 67 Comments
  • Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
  • Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.

Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Teenager charged over series of robberies at Dublin train stations

Wed 10:57 PM 32,496 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear in court on Friday.

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win

Wed 10:55 PM 64,218 Views 22 Comments

Anthony Elanga helped the Red Devils secure a win over Brentford.

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

Wed 10:32 PM 17,107 Views 18 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover
# Transvaginal Mesh
# Transvaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover

Wed 10:09 PM 67,590 Views 10 Comments

A proposal brought forward by Stephen Donnelly was approved by Cabinet today.

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
# Tighthead Lock
From The42
# Tighthead Lock

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season

Wed 9:43 PM 49,544 Views 90 Comments

The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the southern province so far this season.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:00 PM 17,441 Views 0 Comments

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

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Man (31) appears in court in Tullamore charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy

Wed 7:30 PM 331,475 Views 0 Comments

A second man arrested by investigating gardaí has been released without charge.

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad
# Tight Calls
From The42
# Tight Calls

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad

Updated Wed 7:29 PM 60,290 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland head coach faced some interesting calls in finalising his 37-man group.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps
# RIP
# RIP

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps

Wed 7:12 PM 63,371 Views 23 Comments

Ulliel, who was 37, played the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Wed 7:09 PM 34,925 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told

Wed 7:00 PM 19,507 Views 0 Comments

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

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
# Residential Property
# Residential Property

Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin

Wed 6:44 PM 24,754 Views 41 Comments

It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.

'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 Wed 5:55 PM 63,834 Views 43 Comments

Downing Street said Johnson would have further meetings with MPs today as he attempted to shore up support on his backbenches.

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall
# Orchestral Manoeuvres
# Orchestral Manoeuvres

National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall

Wed 5:34 PM 14,953 Views 16 Comments

The three RTÉ choirs, the Philharmonic Choir, Cór Linn and Cór na nÓg, will also transfer to the National Concert Hall from 24 January.

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week

Wed 5:20 PM 81,288 Views 85 Comments

910 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 90 in intensive care.

'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

Updated Wed 5:17 PM 15,589 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Wed 4:17 PM 40,743 Views 101 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 Wed 4:15 PM 234,402 Views 240 Comments

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

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

Wed 3:55 PM 50,783 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?

Wed 3:01 PM 15,356 Views 43 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

Wed 2:58 PM 10,934 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Wed 2:01 PM 10,532 Views 3 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

Wed 1:53 PM 35,019 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 Wed 12:37 PM 46,659 Views 54 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

Wed 12:15 PM 17,532 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

Wed 11:41 AM 16,211 Views 54 Comments

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

Second man released without charge after being arrested by investigating gardaí
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Second man released without charge after being arrested by investigating gardaí

Updated Wed 11:38 AM 104,614 Views 0 Comments

A file will now be prepared for the DPP.

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

Poll: Do you like U2's music?

Wed 11:16 AM 58,685 Views 72 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

Wed 11:05 AM 25,817 Views 47 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

Wed 9:51 AM 13,536 Views 26 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

Wed 9:31 AM 7,768 Views 25 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 Wed 8:41 AM 21,569 Views 14 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

Wed 8:12 AM 25,407 Views 23 Comments

A sum of cash was taken during the incident.