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Today’s News

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you these Meat Loaf lyrics?

1 hour ago 14,879 Views 17 Comments

The death of Meat Loaf was confirm by his family in a statement yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

2 hours ago 6,265 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads
# Coining It
# Coining It

Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads

3 hours ago 17,446 Views 42 Comments

Spain and the United Kingdom have both unveiled new rules aimed at tightening advertising standards for crypto-assets.

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4

3 hours ago 14,620 Views 24 Comments

Five tries at Kingspan Stadium and a thoroughly dominant display for 70 minutes proved enough for the Irish side.

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison
# Yemen
# Yemen

Death toll rises after air strike on Yemen prison

3 hours ago 7,540 Views 5 Comments

More than 80 people have been killed after the attack in Saada province.

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

4 hours ago 18,110 Views 49 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality

5 hours ago 26,509 Views 48 Comments

The majority of Covid-19 restrictions lifted at 6am on Saturday.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

Updated 5 hours ago 189,490 Views 155 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy
# Belfast
# Belfast

'Irish Mick' sex offender refused bail in Belfast after communicating with boy

5 hours ago 24,904 Views 2 Comments

The man is charged with breaching the terms of a prevention order by having contact with a male child.

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Man United beat West Ham with virtually the last kick of the game

6 hours ago 24,758 Views 57 Comments

Marcus Rashford scored a winner deep into stoppage time.

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US
# Georgia
# Georgia

‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US

7 hours ago 43,335 Views 28 Comments

Dr Matthew Willson was described by the University of Exeter as a ‘much-loved member of our astrophysics team’.

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hundreds march in Dublin calling for end to Covid-19 legislation

7 hours ago 49,814 Views 83 Comments

Protesters marched from Parnell Square to the GPO this afternoon.

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Updated 8 hours ago 10,135 Views 25 Comments

There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70

Updated 8 hours ago 64,658 Views 11 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs

8 hours ago 33,392 Views 58 Comments

Jimmy O’Brien scored four tries as Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed a dominant victory.

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

9 hours ago 14,171 Views 21 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

10 hours ago 42,785 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?
# Environment
# Environment

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?

10 hours ago 9,698 Views 19 Comments

50% of plastic packaging waste needs to be recycled by 2025. The latest figures show only 22.5% is.

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan

11 hours ago 31,995 Views 47 Comments

The government confirmed plans for a €1,000 tax-free bonus for public sector healthcare workers earlier this week.

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

12 hours ago 28,659 Views 8 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

13 hours ago 51,662 Views 65 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
# History Books
# History Books

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history

13 hours ago 5,850 Views 9 Comments

We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs' From The42

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

13 hours ago 22,228 Views 3 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated
# Above Water
# Above Water

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated

14 hours ago 17,899 Views 17 Comments

By 2025, a target may be set for how much geothermal energy should contribute to Ireland’s long-term plans to reduce emissions.

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford

14 hours ago 20,070 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Sweeney was last seen on Wednesday.

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

14 hours ago 19,229 Views 46 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
From The42
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

15 hours ago 18,940 Views 56 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
# Delta
# Delta

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight

16 hours ago 84,735 Views 0 Comments

Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
# Banshee Wail
# Banshee Wail

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?

16 hours ago 95,806 Views 40 Comments

The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

16 hours ago 23,932 Views 20 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

23 hours ago 82,800 Views 66 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

Yesterday’s News

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

Fri 10:53 PM 39,427 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford
# Sargent's Major
From The42
# Sargent's Major

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford

Fri 10:22 PM 20,100 Views 4 Comments

Play was delayed for 11 minutes in the second half when a section of the floodlights went out.

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death
# Kildare Chilling Company
# Kildare Chilling Company

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death

Fri 9:58 PM 42,070 Views 0 Comments

Alexandru Coceban died after he was struck by a forklift at the company’s factory in Kildare town.

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

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated Fri 9:22 PM 55,761 Views 54 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:58 PM 10,410 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

Fri 8:51 PM 7,898 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16
# Nothing Toulouse
From The42
# Nothing Toulouse

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16

Updated Fri 8:01 PM 33,667 Views 23 Comments

France captain Antoine Dupont is among the Toulouse players who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

Fri 8:00 PM 19,685 Views 42 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

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