New Year’s Day


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K Ryan (13), Ciara Williams (13) and Martha Crossan (13) swim on the first day of 2022 off Dollymount Strand.

Source: Sam Boal



South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the eulogy during the funeral of Archbishop Desmond Tutu at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

Source: AP

#TEAR Archbishop Desmond Tutu is remembered at his funeral for his role as Nobel Peace Prize laureate in ending the racially oppressed apartheid regime in South Africa and for standing up for the rights of LGBTQ people.

#BELGIUM Four people died in a gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in northern Belgium on New Year’s Eve.

#UKRAINE A Ukrainian soldier has been killed in fighting with pro-Moscow separatists, the country’s military said, as the United States again warned Russia against any attack on the country.

#UK Prince Andrew’s efforts to immediately block progress in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims she sexually assaulted her when she was 17 – on the grounds that she no longer lives in the United States – has been dismissed by a federal judge.


A baby girl born a second after midnight was the first to be born in Ireland in 2022.

The little girl, who has yet to be named, was born at Holles Street National Maternity Hospital in Dublin just after the stroke of midnight to parents Selina and Nethan Burke.

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Another baby, a little boy named Luca, was also born at the hospital to parents Gladis and Nibin at 2:05 a.m.

The rotunda also saw the arrival of baby Carter, born at 1:37 a.m. this morning to proud parents Ciara and Graham.


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