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Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise

18 minutes ago 3,261 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

49 minutes ago 16,994 Views 13 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

1 hour ago 10,763 Views 8 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 75,511 Views 91 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month

2 hours ago 31,002 Views 38 Comments

The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

2 hours ago 13,140 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Spotlight

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.

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland
# Cold Snaps
# Cold Snaps

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland

Updated 2 hours ago 49,518 Views 15 Comments

Because they’re a bit of fun.

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
From The42
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

3 hours ago 14,400 Views 15 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

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Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

3 hours ago 17,114 Views 32 Comments

The move undoes Trump’s controversial decision in July 2017 to bar transgender personnel from serving “in any capacity” in the military.

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student
# Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student

3 hours ago 34,758 Views 0 Comments

Cameron Blair died in January 2020 after being stabbed at a house party.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated 3 hours ago 51,712 Views 62 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

3 hours ago 6,248 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland

4 hours ago 22,804 Views 16 Comments

Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

4 hours ago 15,029 Views 42 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?
# MBA Scholarship
# MBA Scholarship

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?

5 hours ago 10,312 Views 10 Comments

The UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business had had to adapt to new realities.

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

5 hours ago 14,376 Views 49 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

5 hours ago 14,897 Views 28 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

5 hours ago 9,957 Views 0 Comments

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September 2019.

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?

5 hours ago 27,451 Views 46 Comments

Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears
# Caolan Smyth
# Caolan Smyth

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears

6 hours ago 9,884 Views 0 Comments

Gately, who was a Kinahan cartel target, was shot five times in north Dublin on 10 May 2017.

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
# Variant B117
# Variant B117

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated 6 hours ago 53,014 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants
# Covid19 Vaccine
# Covid19 Vaccine

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants

6 hours ago 17,266 Views 24 Comments

The company is also working on a booster shot against the variant found in South Africa.

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
# UK
# UK

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated 6 hours ago 12,160 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated 7 hours ago 8,417 Views 11 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

7 hours ago 7,547 Views 6 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated 8 hours ago 38,718 Views 84 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

9 hours ago 16,999 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over
# Out The Door
From The42
# Out The Door

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over

Updated 9 hours ago 44,549 Views 82 Comments

Club great has been shown the door after 18 months in charge.

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced
# State Assets
# State Assets

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced

9 hours ago 23,496 Views 24 Comments

The NTMA said that the new rates “reflect the reductions in interest rates in both Sovereign bond yields and the retail savings market”.

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

10 hours ago 35,312 Views 112 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

10 hours ago 11,704 Views 54 Comments

While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

11 hours ago 44,150 Views 54 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests

11 hours ago 17,959 Views 27 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2020 found respondents in Ireland were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Boohoo buys UK Debenhams brand for €62 million, saving name but not jobs
# Fashion Buyout
# Fashion Buyout

Boohoo buys UK Debenhams brand for €62 million, saving name but not jobs

11 hours ago 37,396 Views 19 Comments

Debenhams in Ireland operated under a sperate company and closed all of its stores last year.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

12 hours ago 9,064 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police

12 hours ago 23,124 Views 70 Comments

Hundreds gathered to protest a curfew in place until February.

Trump impeachment article to be sent to US Senate today
# Impeached
# Impeached

Trump impeachment article to be sent to US Senate today

13 hours ago 11,865 Views 44 Comments

The impeachment trial is scheduled for the second week of February.

Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote

13 hours ago 14,255 Views 8 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was reelected yesterday, amid a turnout higher than expected.

Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal
# Donegal
# Donegal

Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal

13 hours ago 23,583 Views 0 Comments

The man had fled from gardaí after they tried to pull him over.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

13 hours ago 23,073 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

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