• Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Melania Trump thanks volunteers for decorating White House 'after saying “who gives a f**k about Christmas” on tape'

    US First Lady Melania Trump has unveiled the Christmas layout of the White House, with this year’s theme being “American Treasures”. On social media, Melania shared a video of the decorations along with a message. "During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share “America the Beautiful” and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.

  • News
    TheJournal.ie

    All arrivals into Ireland can now end movement restrictions after five days with a negative Covid-19 test

    FROM TODAY, ALL passengers arriving into Ireland regardless of their origin can end their movement restriction after five days if they receive a negative Covid-19 test. The change comes as Ireland continues to adapt its travel restrictions in line with the EU’s traffic light approach. Before today and besides some specific exceptions, people arriving into Ireland from orange, red or grey countries were required to restrict their movements for 14 days.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Homeless man crushed by digger at Grand Canal is burgled twice in new sheltered accommodation

    A homeless man from Eritrea who was paralysed when his tent was cleared by a digger from the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin has been burgled twice at his new sheltered accommodation. Elias Adane, who suffered life-changing injuries in January, was discharged from the National Rehabilitation Hospital earlier this summer and moved into sheltered housing, as he was penniless and without family in Ireland. However, soon after moving in, his home was burgled on two occasions in August.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Milkshakes have been the surprise takeaway hit of lockdown

    Milkshakes are bringing all the takeaway drivers to our yards, and all because the lockdown is hard. A fast-food chain has been stunned by an 84% increase in orders of the cold malted drink during the second lockdown in October and November. While milkshake sales would ordinarily plummet during the colder months, they have become the comfort-food of choice for fed-up families during lockdown.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Celia Holman Lee: The girl from the wrong side of the tracks

    Nor did she see her brothers until she was eight. Her mother never mentioned the subject of her father and Celia never brought it up. She says now that she didn't miss her dad because he had been absent from her life since birth, while her uncles on her mother's side were a constant presence.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Trump concedes he faces 'very hard' challenge to reverse Joe Biden victory

    Donald Trump has admitted he faces an uphill struggle to persuade the Supreme Court to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in the presidential election. In his first full interview since the November 3 vote, Mr Trump said it was “very hard” to get to the Supreme Court, albeit “that’s what everyone is fighting for”. I’ve got the best Supreme Court advocate that wants to argue the case if it gets there,” he told Maria Bartiromo, of Fox News, in an hour-long interview littered with more false claims a...

  • Science
    JOE.ie

    NASA responds to young Adam from The Late Late Toy Show

    But his love of outer space has made waves all around the world, with NASA now responding to him. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has responded to a clip of Adam, saying that it "can't wait" for him to join the team. NASA continued: "There’s space for everybody at NASA, and we can’t wait for him to one day join our team of dreamers.