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 2022-01-01 11:00 

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Hail the heroes whose happy stories stood out in 2021...

As a regional correspondent, the last 12 months has provided endless stories about Covid but it's the stories of hope and happiness that stand out....

 2022-01-01 10:19 

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Pope issues call to end violence against women...

Pope Francis has used his New Year's message to issue a clarion call for an end to violence against women, saying it was insulting to God....

 2022-01-01 09:53 

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China ends 2021 with worst Covid week...

China ended its final week of 2021 with its biggest tally of local coronavirus cases for any seven-day period since subduing the country's first epidemic nearly two years ago, despite some of the world's toughest Covid-19 measures....

 2022-01-01 08:14 

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Covid-19 test system remains under pressure...

Ireland's Covid-19 testing system is continuing to come under pressure with no PCR test appointments available anywhere in the country this morning....

 2022-01-01 07:55 

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Three killed in two-car collision in Co Meath...

Three people have died and a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured following a two-car collision near Kells in Co Meath....

 2022-01-01 07:46 

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President welcomes Irish as full official EU language...

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed what he called a "significant day" for the Irish language as it achieved full status as an official language of the European Union from midnight last night....

 2022-01-01 07:42 

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State funeral for Desmond Tutu in South Africa...

A state funeral is under way for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, where for years he preached against racial injustice....

 2022-01-01 07:06 

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Acts of kindness as islands of hope in a year to forget...

Looking back over my work diary for 2021, it's all Covid and mica, then mica and Covid, every other week, with a few other stories thrown in, and, on a personal level, it's been horrible, to put it politely....

 2022-01-01 07:03 

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Muted welcome to 2022 as Omicron cases rise globally...

The world ushered in 2022 with scaled-back celebrations due to new restrictions aimed at slowing soaring Covid cases - although hope remained for a better new year....

 2022-01-01 07:00 

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Much work needed for shared vision of Ireland - Martin...

Much work is required in exploring and building a unity of hearts and minds towards a shared vision for the future on the island of Ireland, according to the Catholic Primate of All Ireland....

 2022-01-01 07:00 

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2021 safest year on Irish roads on record - RSA...

2021 was the safest year on Irish roads since records began, with the number of road deaths last year down 11% on 2020....

 2022-01-01 06:00 

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Supply-demand storm keeps on brewing for property...

Although the supply of newly built properties has been fairly decent in the context of lockdowns, the overall supply of homes - against the backdrop of soaring demand - has seen property prices ending the year with double digit percentage increases. The p...

 2022-01-01 04:23 

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Stampede at India holy shrine kills 12...

Officials in India says at least 12 people have died in a stampede at a religious shrine as pilgrims gathered to offer new-year prayers....

 2022-01-01 00:02 

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New social welfare increases come into effect this week...

All social welfare weekly payments will increase this week with the increased payments benefitting an estimated 1.3 million pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents and jobseekers....

 2021-12-31 20:23 

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HSE antigen tests can be used to qualify for benefits...

A positive PCR Covid test result will no longer be a necessity to qualify for Enhanced Illness Benefit, under new changes announced this evening by the Minister for Social Protection....

 2021-12-31 19:38 

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Golden Girls actress Betty White dies aged 99...

Comedic actress Betty White, who starred in globally popular sitcom The Golden Girls, has died just three weeks away from her 100th birthday....

 2021-12-31 19:31 

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France introduces free birth control for young women...

Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from tomorrow....

 2021-12-31 18:45 

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Experts concerned about Covid testing changes...

GPs and infectious diseases experts have expressed concern about the changes to the rules around Covid-19 testing....

 2021-12-31 17:38 

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Childcare services should reopen, says O'Gorman...

Childcare services should remain open, or reopen next week, if they have been closed for the Christmas period, the Minister for Children has said....

 2021-12-31 16:02 

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UK's Prince Andrew asked to prove he could not sweat...

The UK's Prince Andrew has been asked to produce key documents in support of his alibi he did not have sex with his American accuser - including confirmation he did not sweat....

 2021-12-31 15:39 

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In pictures: New Year's Eve around the world...

How 2022 is being welcomed by people across the globe....

 2021-12-31 15:31 

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Dutch child killed in fireworks accident...

A 12-year-old child has been killed and another seriously injured in a Dutch fireworks accident today, despite a nationwide ban on fireworks to usher in the New Year....

 2021-12-31 14:22 

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Foley, health officials to meet before school reopening...

The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, will meet with public health officials next Tuesday in advance of schools reopening....

 2021-12-31 12:53 

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UK sees hottest New Year's Eve on record...

Britain has marked its hottest New Year's Eve on record with temperatures already reaching 15.3C, the Met Office has confirmed....

 2021-12-31 11:58 

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Sauropod tracks in Wales may be 200 million years old...

Footprints discovered on a south Wales beach could have been made more than 200 million years ago by an early dinosaur, experts believe....

 2021-12-31 11:57 

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Truck driver sentence over fatal crash cut by 100 years...

A truck driver whose 110-year sentence over a deadly crash sparked outrage had his jail term reduced to ten years....

 2021-12-31 11:06 

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Ronaldo statue kicks up a fuss in India's Goa...

A statue of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a stir in the southern Indian state of Goa, with locals accusing officials of insensitivity for honouring a sports star from the region's former colonial power....

 2021-12-31 10:43 

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Charges dropped against Epstein prison guards...

US prosecutors have dismissed charges against two New York prison guards who admitted to falsifying records on the night the US financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in his cell in 2019....

 2021-12-31 10:11 

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South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides...

South Africa, where the Omicron variant was detected in November, has said that the country's latest coronavirus wave had likely passed its peak without a significant increase in deaths and that restrictions would be eased....

 2021-12-31 09:56 

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Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 rises to 682...

There were 682 patients with Covid-19 in hospital as of 8am, an increase of 63 on the same time yesterday....

 2021-12-31 09:18 

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Wildfire destroys homes in Colorado...

Hundreds of homes are feared lost in fast-moving wildfires in the US state of Colorado, with flames tearing through areas desiccated by a historic drought....

 2021-12-31 08:01 

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Young man dies in Donegal collision...

A man in his 20s has died in a collision between two cars in Co Donegal....

 2021-12-31 07:37 

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Motorcyclist dies in Dublin collision...

A man has died in a crash in Dublin city, when the motorcycle he was driving was in collision with a car last night....

 2021-12-31 07:15 

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CMO says people should avoid NYE house parties...

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people not to hold household gatherings tonight to celebrate New Year's Eve amid concern over high levels of Covid-19 transmission....

 2021-12-31 06:00 

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Big Tech's biggest weaknesses were on display in 2021...

While 2020 was a year when tech's greatest strengths were on display, it was its weaknesses that came to the fore in 2021, writes Adam Maguire....

 2021-12-31 00:01 

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Work-related fatalities fall by 30% in 2021...

The Health and Safety Authority has reported a 30% reduction in work-related fatalities for 2021....

 2021-12-31 00:00 

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Dodger Donaldson faces most important performance...

A critic of Jeffrey Donaldson took to Twitter shortly after he was elected DUP leader and likened him to Oliver Twist, the character in the Charles Dickens classic....

 2021-12-30 17:37 

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CMO expresses concern over latest Covid figures...

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has written to the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this evening expressing concern at the latest Covid-19 figures....

 2021-12-30 15:51 

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Ministers watching hospital figures amid Covid surge...

There is a hope in Government that schools will return after the Christmas holidays but as ever, Covid-19 does not neatly lend itself to providing certainty....

 2021-12-30 14:19 

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Family of George Nkencho call for inquiry into death...

The family of of a man shot dead by an armed garda last year has repeated their calls for a public inquiry into the death....

 2021-12-30 13:20 

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India saw record 126 tiger deaths in 2021...

India's tiger conservation body said 126 of the endangered big cats died in 2021, the most since it began compiling data a decade ago....

 2021-12-30 11:48 

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IKEA ups Irish prices by 11.2% due to rising costs...

IKEA has increased the average price of products in its Irish stores by over 11% due to rising supply chain costs - more than the global average increase of 9%....

 2021-12-30 11:22 

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'Murderous intent' behind Liverpool taxi bomb - inquest...

Liverpool Women's Hospital bomber Emad Al Swealmeen died from the explosion and fire caused by the improvised device he manufactured with "murderous intent", a coroner has ruled....

 2021-12-30 11:16 

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Mounting political troubles cap divisive 2021 for Biden...

2021 began with what would become one of the biggest stories of the year in the United States....

 2021-12-30 09:19 

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True infection rate likely much higher, warns professor...

The true number of Covid-19 cases is much higher than the 16,428 reported yesterday, according to an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at Trinity College....

 2021-12-30 09:09 

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Hong Kong news outlet's editors charged with sedition...

Two senior editors of Hong Kong media outlet Stand News were charged with "conspiracy to publish seditious" material today, authorities said, following a raid that drew international condemnation over China's crackdown on press freedom in the ...

 2021-12-30 08:33 

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Strict new restrictions in India after Covid-19 spike...

Indian authorities started to impose stringent rules today to prevent mass gatherings at parties and public venues ahead of New Year celebrations as the nation sees a spike in Covid-19 infections....

 2021-12-30 07:40 

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'Others must be held accountable' - Maxwell accusers...

Accusers of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell have said "others must be held accountable" after she was convicted of sex-trafficking young girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse....

 2021-12-30 07:35 

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Australia's former parliament in flames during protest...

Australia's former parliament building caught fire during an Aboriginal rights protest today, officials said, causing limited damage....

 2021-12-30 07:01 

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Simple pine coffin as Tutu returns 'home' to cathedral...

The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was carried this morning into a historic cathedral where he once railed against white rule, to allow South Africans to bid farewell before the weekend funeral....

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