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Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office
# First Day
# First Day

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

4 minutes ago 1,110 Views 1 Comment
  • The US is the world's hardest-hit country with more than 405,000 Covid-19 deaths.
  • The Biden administration is seeking $1.9 trillion from Congress for its Covid-19 plans.
There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

25 minutes ago 2,763 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

57 minutes ago 3,679 Views 7 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated 1 hour ago 24,741 Views 31 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

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The 5 at 5: Thursday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

1 hour ago 2,306 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home

1 hour ago 15,181 Views 10 Comments

Richard O’Halloran from Foxrock hasn’t seen his family since February 2019.

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Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill
# Busted Loose
# Busted Loose

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill

Updated 1 hour ago 51,227 Views 40 Comments

It includes busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

2 hours ago 6,613 Views 7 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

2 hours ago 4,948 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

3 hours ago 21,536 Views 86 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67

3 hours ago 55,709 Views 27 Comments

Kiernan finished ninth in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and went on to coach many of Ireland’s top athletes.

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
# Paddy McElhone
# Paddy McElhone

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

3 hours ago 11,279 Views 11 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings
# Storm Christoph
# Storm Christoph

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings

4 hours ago 13,252 Views 2 Comments

Nearly 180 flood warnings remained in place across England at midday today.

There could be up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in January, Holohan told Government
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

There could be up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in January, Holohan told Government

4 hours ago 22,563 Views 24 Comments

The latest letter from the Chief Medical Officer also said that ‘optimistic’ projections show between 800 and 1,600 cases per day at the end of January.

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

4 hours ago 17,284 Views 36 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis

4 hours ago 7,148 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí also seized almost €4,000 in cash, a weighing scales and mixing agent.

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row

4 hours ago 8,327 Views 12 Comments

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were “so sorry” to have to cancel the event.

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
# Daniel Kane
# Daniel Kane

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial

5 hours ago 20,090 Views 0 Comments

The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work
# IFSC
# IFSC

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work

5 hours ago 44,590 Views 43 Comments

She is in a serious condition.

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

5 hours ago 5,712 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

6 hours ago 19,004 Views 35 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city
# Garda Armed Support Unit
# Garda Armed Support Unit

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city

6 hours ago 11,304 Views 0 Comments

The apartment owner was allegedly stabbed in the leg during the burglary.

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?

6 hours ago 23,997 Views 54 Comments

Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

6 hours ago 36,924 Views 72 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

8 hours ago 80,405 Views 218 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
Michael Darragh Macauley brings curtain down on superb Dublin career
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Michael Darragh Macauley brings curtain down on superb Dublin career

8 hours ago 18,029 Views 34 Comments

The midfielder won eight All-Irelands in a decade of glory with the Dubs.

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions

8 hours ago 11,158 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Golf Society guests are said to have been split into two separate groups to keep under the 50-person limit.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

8 hours ago 8,427 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 9 hours ago 11,506 Views 1 Comment

Here is what’s making the news headlines this morning.

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

9 hours ago 25,053 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days
# Brrrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrrr

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days

9 hours ago 29,264 Views 19 Comments

It is a cold and frosty morning in many parts of the country.

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death
# English Channel
# English Channel

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death

9 hours ago 15,599 Views 1 Comment

The Argentinian footballer was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed north of Guernsey in 2019.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated 9 hours ago 11,873 Views 22 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

10 hours ago 23,040 Views 17 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

10 hours ago 15,260 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

10 hours ago 12,847 Views 72 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

11 hours ago 13,148 Views 81 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

11 hours ago 32,425 Views 44 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced

11 hours ago 9,450 Views 34 Comments

Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

17 hours ago 39,366 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

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