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Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

20 minutes ago 3,078 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

45 minutes ago 13,944 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated 48 minutes ago 50,329 Views 58 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg From The42

LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

55 minutes ago 4,680 Views 6 Comments

Can Jurgen Klopp’s side complete an improbable comeback after last week’s 3-1 defeat?

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Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

1 hour ago 7,263 Views 12 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

1 hour ago 7,593 Views 20 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

1 hour ago 13,397 Views 12 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated 2 hours ago 11,107 Views 26 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

2 hours ago 9,960 Views 13 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 43,628 Views 59 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 2 hours ago 65,472 Views 120 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

2 hours ago 28,891 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

2 hours ago 7,453 Views 20 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

2 hours ago 3,692 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

2 hours ago 20,116 Views 16 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

2 hours ago 17,881 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

3 hours ago 3,542 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

3 hours ago 4,277 Views 9 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated 3 hours ago 11,801 Views 49 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

4 hours ago 31,905 Views 21 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

4 hours ago 6,275 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

4 hours ago 3,632 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
From The42
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

4 hours ago 11,134 Views 3 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

5 hours ago 19,046 Views 24 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated 5 hours ago 47,965 Views 58 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare
# Murder
# Murder

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare

5 hours ago 9,702 Views 0 Comments

Father of two Mark Loughlin died following an assault in the Allenwood South area of Kildare.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

5 hours ago 29,377 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
# JK Rowling
# JK Rowling

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI

5 hours ago 17,107 Views 0 Comments

The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result
# Courts
# Courts

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result

6 hours ago 7,618 Views 0 Comments

The High Court had ordered an inquiry into her detention at the hotel.

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated 6 hours ago 47,750 Views 115 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

6 hours ago 4,954 Views 13 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated 6 hours ago 22,894 Views 53 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
# Flag Carriers
# Flag Carriers

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines

8 hours ago 15,662 Views 27 Comments

Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

8 hours ago 13,957 Views 26 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?

10 hours ago 23,452 Views 51 Comments

The pause in bookings has been caused by a high level of walk ins, according to Minister Donnelly.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

11 hours ago 12,880 Views 30 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

11 hours ago 19,600 Views 22 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

11 hours ago 9,010 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin

11 hours ago 25,275 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened on Margaret Kennedy Road yesterday.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

11 hours ago 5,960 Views 20 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

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