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Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

54 minutes ago 11,110 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

1 hour ago 8,885 Views 34 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

Maths Week: Friday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Friday puzzles

1 hour ago 3,791 Views 0 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzles.)

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting

2 hours ago 20,612 Views 0 Comments

The US cinematographer worked on a film in Ireland last year.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
# Outdoor Seating
# Outdoor Seating

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

2 hours ago 6,109 Views 6 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

2 hours ago 10,856 Views 4 Comments

How well have you been paying attention over these past seven days then?

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 37,726 Views 76 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun

Updated 3 hours ago 105,166 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin said he is in touch with Halyna Hutchins’ husband, “offering my support to him and his family”.

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New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife
# Kathie Durst
# Kathie Durst

New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife

4 hours ago 13,996 Views 0 Comments

Kathie Durst was 29 when she vanished and her body has never been found.

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return

Updated 4 hours ago 34,203 Views 25 Comments

Based on advice from NPHET, the Government has decided against scrapping the work-from-home advice.

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park

4 hours ago 18,276 Views 0 Comments

Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines
# Reopening
# Reopening

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines

Updated 4 hours ago 14,541 Views 21 Comments
  • Musicians and entertainers say they have already had cancellations due to the lack of clarity.
  • There is a concern that this industry will be blamed if Covid numbers continue to rise.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the government's handling of the issue.
Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry
# Nottingham
# Nottingham

Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry

4 hours ago 7,779 Views 1 Comment

The men, aged 18 and 19, are being questioned by detectives after a spate of incidents in Nottingham.

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce
# Reopening
From The42
# Reopening

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce

Updated 4 hours ago 8,756 Views 4 Comments

Fully-vaccinated panels can again use the locker-rooms.

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022

5 hours ago 6,138 Views 15 Comments

The scheme will cost between €18m to €22m.

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices
# Plastic Or Planet?
# Plastic Or Planet?

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices

Updated 5 hours ago 10,754 Views 28 Comments

Lyndsey O’Connell of the Sick of Plastic campaign outlines just how destructive this material is and offers simple ways to avoid using it.

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery
# Cavan
# Cavan

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery

6 hours ago 6,999 Views 0 Comments

The man appeared in Cavan District Court this morning.

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway
# Eyre Square
# Eyre Square

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway

6 hours ago 21,456 Views 17 Comments

The woman was removed from the scene by ambulance.

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
# Summit
# Summit

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus

6 hours ago 6,791 Views 4 Comments

Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines
# Court
# Court

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines

7 hours ago 11,213 Views 0 Comments

Statements were read out from members of the deceased’s family in court.

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
# Garda Intelligence
# Garda Intelligence

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

7 hours ago 18,161 Views 64 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

7 hours ago 15,622 Views 3 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into…

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?

7 hours ago 18,677 Views 7 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

8 hours ago 17,974 Views 0 Comments

World Doctors Alliance was co-founded by former UCD Professor Dolores Cahill.

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy

9 hours ago 4,871 Views 6 Comments

Christine Schraner Burgener said fighting between the ruling army and different factions was increasing across the country.

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?

9 hours ago 33,285 Views 74 Comments

Nightclubs and events are back on the menu but warnings to social distance remain.

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes
# Lombardy
# Lombardy

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes

9 hours ago 9,657 Views 4 Comments

The human rights organisation has also raised concerns about alleged retaliation against staff who spoke out about working conditions.

EU summit sees Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic lining up against Brussels
# EU
# EU

EU summit sees Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic lining up against Brussels

10 hours ago 26,376 Views 75 Comments

The east-west divide was set to continue today, when leaders would return to discuss migration.

Marmion praises Doak's progression but warns him to expect tough exam at Aviva
# Master And Apprentice
From The42
# Master And Apprentice

Marmion praises Doak's progression but warns him to expect tough exam at Aviva

Updated 11 hours ago 12,585 Views 14 Comments

The two rivals could come face to face at the Aviva this Saturday.

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return

Updated 11 hours ago 19,597 Views 20 Comments

Today was meant to see all restrictions lifted.

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal
# KBC
# KBC

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal

12 hours ago 14,378 Views 20 Comments

KBC Bank Ireland said the transaction would ultimately result in KBC Group’s withdrawal from the Irish market.

Human remains found in Florida wilderness confirmed as Gabby Petitio's boyfriend
# Brian Laundrie
# Brian Laundrie

Human remains found in Florida wilderness confirmed as Gabby Petitio's boyfriend

12 hours ago 37,745 Views 16 Comments

The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were discovered on Wednesday.

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

19 hours ago 8,430 Views 12 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

19 hours ago 40,880 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

Yesterday’s News

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’
# Hospitalised
# Hospitalised

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’

21 hours ago 46,450 Views 56 Comments

Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today.

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

21 hours ago 13,375 Views 7 Comments

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed

Updated 22 hours ago 79,299 Views 92 Comments
  • Guidance was published in full this evening.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said people will be able to queue at the bar once social distancing is observed.
  • The 11.30 pm closing time for hospitality is to be scrapped.
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