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Today’s News

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms
# BEGORRAH
# BEGORRAH

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms

4 minutes ago 225 Views 0 Comments

The Government announced the changes this evening.

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week

11 minutes ago 1,443 Views 3 Comments

The move was part of the Government’s announcement this evening.

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know
# Key Dates
# Key Dates

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know

30 minutes ago 17,110 Views 12 Comments
  • From tomorrow, visiting rules will be scrapped and any number of households will be allowed to gather.
  • Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be allowed to operate normal trading times without Covid passes, masks for customers or social distancing.
  • The phased return to the workplace will begin on Monday.
AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions
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AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated 1 hour ago 8,785 Views 3 Comments

Munster Rugby have reacted by releasing an additional 11,000 tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Wasps.

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures lifted from 6am tomorrow

1 hour ago 49,826 Views 135 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure

1 hour ago 6,788 Views 7 Comments

Martin announced the news this evening.

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension
# Co Carlow
# Co Carlow

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension

1 hour ago 66,438 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are examining all the circumstances around the man’s death.

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

2 hours ago 17,215 Views 18 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

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Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal
# Kilmacrennan
# Kilmacrennan

Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal

2 hours ago 14,936 Views 2 Comments

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU

2 hours ago 24,841 Views 21 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

2 hours ago 10,581 Views 2 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
# Public Worship
# Public Worship

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass

3 hours ago 11,401 Views 0 Comments

The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.

Belfast City Hall to fly union flag in celebration of Prince Andrew's birthday despite pushback
# Flag Vote
# Flag Vote

Belfast City Hall to fly union flag in celebration of Prince Andrew's birthday despite pushback

3 hours ago 10,939 Views 0 Comments

A council motion was rejected by the DUP today.

Gardaí seek help finding 53-year-old man missing from Kildare
# Rathangan
# Rathangan

Gardaí seek help finding 53-year-old man missing from Kildare

4 hours ago 12,256 Views 0 Comments

Samer Daboul is described as being 6’3″ in height, with a slim build and grey hair.

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson

Updated 5 hours ago 36,451 Views 29 Comments

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’

5 hours ago 17,542 Views 29 Comments

US secretary of state Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva.

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74
# RIP
# RIP

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74

5 hours ago 101,703 Views 121 Comments

His family confirmed the news, saying: “Our hearts are broken.”

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?

6 hours ago 16,541 Views 0 Comments

We test claims from Irish website The Liberal that a study implies ‘vaccines were never required to begin with’.

4,500-year-old Neolithic tomb collapses in South Dublin
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

4,500-year-old Neolithic tomb collapses in South Dublin

6 hours ago 39,474 Views 25 Comments

The dolmen, located in Shankill, appears to have collapsed in late 2021.

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated 6 hours ago 91,569 Views 127 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
# Manitoba
# Manitoba

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border

7 hours ago 24,364 Views 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.

Here’s your guide for the weekend’s sporting action
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here’s your guide for the weekend’s sporting action

Updated 7 hours ago 14,635 Views 6 Comments

What’s on your telly this weekend?

RTÉ announces Sean Whelan as its new Washington Correspondent
# Rte News
# Rte News

RTÉ announces Sean Whelan as its new Washington Correspondent

8 hours ago 32,647 Views 27 Comments

Whelan is taking over from Brian O’Donovan.

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii
# Marine Rescue
# Marine Rescue

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

8 hours ago 12,484 Views 8 Comments

Rescuers were not able to remove all of the heavy-gauge gear that had wrapped around the creature.

Four men to appear in court in relation to cash and vehicle seizures in Dublin
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Four men to appear in court in relation to cash and vehicle seizures in Dublin

8 hours ago 11,637 Views 0 Comments

The seizures were made as part of an operation led by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

9 hours ago 3,694 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story

9 hours ago 5,926 Views 0 Comments

Whatever your situation is, we want to hear what change you’d like to see to the current childcare system.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

10 hours ago 15,842 Views 20 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
# Environmental Emergency
# Environmental Emergency

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption

10 hours ago 8,569 Views 3 Comments

The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory

12 hours ago 13,539 Views 5 Comments

Kilmoyley, Banagher, Tooreen and Naas are the unlikely hurling quartet hoping to reach Croke Park.

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

12 hours ago 5,994 Views 5 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time
# Summer Of 69
# Summer Of 69

Kenneth Branagh's Belfast seeks to make history and tell it at the same time

13 hours ago 14,771 Views 5 Comments

The film’s editor Úna Ní Dhonghaile speaks about its long-awaited release.

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
# UK
# UK

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland

19 hours ago 19,581 Views 15 Comments
  • Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
  • The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.

Yesterday’s News

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
# Texas Law
# Texas Law

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

20 hours ago 24,083 Views 26 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated 21 hours ago 49,821 Views 88 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final
# Carabao Runneth Over
From The42
# Carabao Runneth Over

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final

21 hours ago 32,827 Views 80 Comments

Jota scored a goal in either half as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

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