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'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?
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# Sean Mcdermott Street

'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?

12 minutes ago 891 Views 1 Comment

It was the last laundry in the State to close in 1996 and has become a focal point for potential memorialisation.

Yesterday’s News

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
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# Join The Club

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week

1 hour ago 1,956 Views 0 Comments

Fancy treating yourself to even more top-class sports coverage while simultaneously supporting The42?

Quiz: How well do you know these famous Irish Americans?
# Irish-Americans
# Irish-Americans

Quiz: How well do you know these famous Irish Americans?

2 hours ago 20,825 Views 12 Comments

Do you know your Flanagans from your Fanagans?

'Awesome!' - Darren Clarke wins second straight PGA Tour Champions title
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

'Awesome!' - Darren Clarke wins second straight PGA Tour Champions title

2 hours ago 39,656 Views 9 Comments

The 2011 Open champion won again in Hualalai.

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

4 hours ago 28,892 Views 47 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

4 hours ago 13,357 Views 1 Comment

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

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.

SpaceX rocket deploys record-setting cargo
# Rideshare
# Rideshare

SpaceX rocket deploys record-setting cargo

4 hours ago 13,541 Views 12 Comments

The rocket, which launched from Florida, carried a record number of satellites on board.

Holocaust victims and survivors remembered in online commemoration ceremony
# Memorial
# Memorial

Holocaust victims and survivors remembered in online commemoration ceremony

5 hours ago 10,404 Views 40 Comments

A digital broadcast from the Mansion House heard from Ireland’s last two Holocaust survivors, Tomi Reichental and Suzi Diamond.

Fernandes makes the difference as United win thrilling cup tie with Liverpool
# FA CUP
From The42
# FA CUP

Fernandes makes the difference as United win thrilling cup tie with Liverpool

5 hours ago 32,550 Views 166 Comments

It finished 3-2 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford.

'We must end this uncivil war': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'We must end this uncivil war': The week in quotes

5 hours ago 6,336 Views 4 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Thousands join protests in Brazil calling for Bolsonaro impeachment
# Brazil
# Brazil

Thousands join protests in Brazil calling for Bolsonaro impeachment

5 hours ago 12,353 Views 10 Comments

Cars paraded through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and at least a dozen other cities as other protesters marched on foot.

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

6 hours ago 96,118 Views 166 Comments

Today’s update brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland to 2,970.

Shebeen shut down at industrial premises in Swords
# Penalties
# Penalties

Shebeen shut down at industrial premises in Swords

6 hours ago 85,851 Views 86 Comments

Gardaí found alcohol, beer kegs, taps, cash, and bar stools during a search.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
# Russia
# Russia

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Updated 7 hours ago 23,667 Views 40 Comments

Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.

More than £15,000 in fines handed out following illegal rave in east London
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

More than £15,000 in fines handed out following illegal rave in east London

7 hours ago 22,965 Views 12 Comments

Metropolitan Police attended a venue under a railway arch in Hackney in the early hours of the morning.

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

8 hours ago 44,292 Views 199 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated 8 hours ago 50,728 Views 81 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection
# Audition Winners
From The42
# Audition Winners

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection

Updated 9 hours ago 25,528 Views 54 Comments

There could be as many as 13 players from the two provinces in Ireland’s side for the Six Nations opener on 7 February.

Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick
# Raheen
# Raheen

Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick

9 hours ago 13,369 Views 0 Comments

A garda vehicle was damaged during the course of the operation.

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000

10 hours ago 14,722 Views 6 Comments

Northern Ireland has administered over 170,000 vaccinations.

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
# Portuguese President
# Portuguese President

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases

10 hours ago 12,730 Views 11 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
# Safety
# Safety

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion

11 hours ago 15,270 Views 10 Comments

The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse
# Longford
# Longford

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse

11 hours ago 17,361 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found “a sophisticated cannabis growhouse” in two bedrooms and a basement.

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
# Traffic
# Traffic

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads

Updated 11 hours ago 30,699 Views 17 Comments

Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.

New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening
# Spots Of Snow
# Spots Of Snow

New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening

12 hours ago 21,741 Views 7 Comments

Mét Éireann forecasts scattered sleet, snow and rain showers continuing today.

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'

Updated 12 hours ago 25,123 Views 0 Comments

Collingwood’s Irish duo, Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan, are gearing up for another big season in Australia.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
# Say Hi
# Say Hi

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

12 hours ago 27,819 Views 38 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

12 hours ago 23,349 Views 31 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

13 hours ago 41,428 Views 151 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

13 hours ago 47,119 Views 102 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen

15 hours ago 21,999 Views 7 Comments

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

15 hours ago 13,592 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

15 hours ago 18,057 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

16 hours ago 29,319 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk

16 hours ago 32,516 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
# Crashed
# Crashed

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

16 hours ago 27,498 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
# MDMA
From The42
# MDMA

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'

17 hours ago 33,583 Views 12 Comments

Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
From The42
# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

17 hours ago 147,431 Views 208 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

17 hours ago 60,849 Views 36 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

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