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Wednesday 19 January, 2022

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

Wed 7:57 AM 13,783 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

Wed 7:41 AM 15,554 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

Wed 7:12 AM 38,685 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

Wed 7:00 AM 12,267 Views 16 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

Wed 12:05 AM 37,031 Views 2 Comments

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

Tuesday 18 January, 2022

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

Tue 10:58 PM 25,895 Views 32 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

Tue 10:14 PM 19,308 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

Tue 10:14 PM 54,951 Views 23 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

Tue 10:09 PM 34,911 Views 15 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

Tue 8:59 PM 16,040 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 Tue 8:06 PM 30,845 Views 7 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

Tue 7:55 PM 50,519 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

Tue 6:51 PM 43,490 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

Tue 6:36 PM 25,046 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

Tue 6:30 PM 28,420 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 Tue 5:55 PM 72,275 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

Tue 5:45 PM 24,735 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

Tue 5:43 PM 47,535 Views 66 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

Tue 4:20 PM 14,715 Views 37 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

Tue 4:17 PM 10,768 Views 9 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 Tue 4:15 PM 46,210 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 Tue 4:00 PM 172,837 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

Tue 3:58 PM 34,741 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

Tue 3:33 PM 51,638 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

Tue 3:20 PM 28,499 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

Tue 3:00 PM 36,454 Views 14 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

Tue 2:20 PM 129,749 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

Tue 2:20 PM 35,493 Views 29 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

Tue 2:01 PM 8,903 Views 16 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

Tue 1:39 PM 66,443 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

Tue 1:09 PM 26,049 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

Tue 12:00 PM 22,981 Views 13 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

Tue 10:46 AM 15,505 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

Tue 10:05 AM 25,283 Views 28 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

Tue 9:59 AM 15,708 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 Tue 9:50 AM 15,278 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?

Tue 9:37 AM 36,601 Views 36 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 Tue 8:47 AM 13,987 Views 6 Comments

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