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There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

18 minutes ago 2,845 Views 9 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
# Frozen In Time
# Frozen In Time

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

23 minutes ago 1,689 Views 5 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'

44 minutes ago 9,006 Views 34 Comments

The former Tánaiste called on the Government to intervene to stop the tendering process.

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?

1 hour ago 13,113 Views 63 Comments

Are you paying more for something, or don’t have access to it anymore?

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Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match
# Best Wishes
From The42
# Best Wishes

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

1 hour ago 12,153 Views 6 Comments

The practice match was blown up early with Stack taken to hospital ‘following spinal precaution protocols’, per her club.

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend
# Audition Time
From The42
# Audition Time

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend

2 hours ago 11,728 Views 19 Comments

With the Six Nations kicking off in just three weeks, the Ireland coach has some tough decisions to make. Saturday’s clash between Munster and Leinster should help him do so.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Support plummets for Fine Gael and Sinn Féin inches ahead in latest opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support plummets for Fine Gael and Sinn Féin inches ahead in latest opinion poll

2 hours ago 23,099 Views 88 Comments

Irish Mail on Sunday/Ireland Thinks poll was published today.

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

2 hours ago 23,472 Views 25 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

Sitdown Sunday: How six brothers and their lion terrorised a Libyan town
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: How six brothers and their lion terrorised a Libyan town

3 hours ago 16,267 Views 1 Comment

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

3 hours ago 7,936 Views 0 Comments

A political poll, nurses, and the mother and baby homes: Here’s what’s in the news this morning.

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

3 hours ago 31,000 Views 38 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

4 hours ago 16,538 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

4 hours ago 16,841 Views 2 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

'Last-minute decision': Qualified nurses in teaching roles to be redeployed to help with Covid-19 surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Last-minute decision': Qualified nurses in teaching roles to be redeployed to help with Covid-19 surge

4 hours ago 16,796 Views 12 Comments

Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.

RTÉ says it has no plans to scrap The Angelus as it aims to strike a balance on 'diversity of views'
# The Bells
# The Bells

RTÉ says it has no plans to scrap The Angelus as it aims to strike a balance on 'diversity of views'

4 hours ago 15,229 Views 119 Comments

An online petition started this week calling for RTÉ to scrap broadcasting the Angelus.

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'
# Glass Half Full
From The42
# Glass Half Full

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'

5 hours ago 15,309 Views 1 Comment

With his Hawthorn career in the rearview mirror, Conor Glass is determined to help Derry compete for Ulster titles.

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
# Disruption
# Disruption

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?

5 hours ago 23,522 Views 32 Comments

More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

12 hours ago 19,382 Views 40 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?
# Shantytok
# Shantytok

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?

14 hours ago 36,963 Views 24 Comments

Soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum.

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
From The42
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

Updated 14 hours ago 42,318 Views 10 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

16 hours ago 21,867 Views 1 Comment

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

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet

Updated 16 hours ago 38,906 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Scully has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Lincoln from West Ham.

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US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

16 hours ago 23,825 Views 7 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

17 hours ago 26,263 Views 64 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
# Election
# Election

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

17 hours ago 14,781 Views 64 Comments

Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

17 hours ago 11,535 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 120,472 Views 188 Comments

“A significant percentage of the population – in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties – is currently either a case or a close contact.”

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds

18 hours ago 22,187 Views 15 Comments

Locals have been told to be vigilant for signs of danger.

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''

Updated 18 hours ago 21,952 Views 5 Comments

Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres

19 hours ago 42,793 Views 89 Comments

A requirement for travellers into Ireland to produce evidence of a negative test result has also come into effect.

Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Updated 19 hours ago 26,851 Views 10 Comments

The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.

Brittany Ferries moves up start of new Cherbourg-Rosslare route over Brexit pressures
# Ship Out
# Ship Out

Brittany Ferries moves up start of new Cherbourg-Rosslare route over Brexit pressures

19 hours ago 41,344 Views 51 Comments

A weekly crossing between Cherbourg and Rosslare will start on Monday two months earlier than planned.

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes
# Special Education
# Special Education

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes

Updated 20 hours ago 37,991 Views 73 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said classes for children with special needs would reopen next Thursday.

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

20 hours ago 17,626 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said the health service is facing “unparalleled pressures”.

Two men arrested as part of investigation into shots fired in Co Clare
# Shannon
# Shannon

Two men arrested as part of investigation into shots fired in Co Clare

21 hours ago 24,283 Views 0 Comments

At around 11am on Wednesday, shots were fired in the Illaunamanagh area near Shannon.

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss
# On The Knight Train
From The42
# On The Knight Train

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss

21 hours ago 31,359 Views 17 Comments

Jason Knight leads the Rams out against Rotherham United.

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal

22 hours ago 98,776 Views 120 Comments

The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin

22 hours ago 49,852 Views 1 Comment

Peter Moylan has been missing from his home since yesterday.

'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime
# Donegall Pass
# Donegall Pass

'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime

23 hours ago 13,516 Views 6 Comments

Fire crews were called to a blaze in south Belfast on Thursday night.

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