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

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

8 minutes ago 816 Views 0 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

32 minutes ago 5,674 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 1 hour ago 29,658 Views 31 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

1 hour ago 2,425 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

1 hour ago 2,379 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
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# Nothing Toulouse

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

Updated 2 hours ago 19,645 Views 14 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?

2 hours ago 7,289 Views 14 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.

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

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

3 hours ago 10,752 Views 15 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

3 hours ago 16,743 Views 15 Comments

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

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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

3 hours ago 70,886 Views 68 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
From The42
# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated 4 hours ago 12,851 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 to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

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

4 hours ago 78,623 Views 176 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

4 hours ago 10,355 Views 8 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

4 hours ago 124,978 Views 0 Comments

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

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

5 hours ago 23,312 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

5 hours ago 30,539 Views 27 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

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

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

5 hours ago 17,683 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

6 hours ago 15,415 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

6 hours ago 15,458 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

7 hours ago 15,579 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 8 hours ago 38,453 Views 31 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’

8 hours ago 18,428 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

9 hours ago 105,014 Views 122 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?

9 hours ago 18,597 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

9 hours ago 46,757 Views 27 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 10 hours ago 93,646 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

10 hours ago 27,047 Views 3 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 10 hours ago 16,381 Views 8 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

11 hours ago 36,821 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

11 hours ago 13,697 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

12 hours ago 12,690 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

12 hours ago 4,112 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

12 hours ago 6,631 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

13 hours ago 16,617 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

13 hours ago 8,991 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

15 hours ago 14,528 Views 5 Comments

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

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