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Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults
# HSE
# HSE

Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults

1 minute ago 4 Views 0 Comments

Over 50% of cases are linked to multiple household clusters.

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
# Scotland
# Scotland

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him

Updated 12 minutes ago 18,954 Views 0 Comments

She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.

UK government unilaterally extends grace period on checks for GB agri-foods going to Northern Ireland
# Grace Periods
# Grace Periods

UK government unilaterally extends grace period on checks for GB agri-foods going to Northern Ireland

19 minutes ago 1,451 Views 2 Comments

The UK formally requested that the EU extend this grace period, which would waive new checks and required paperwork for agri-foods.

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college

51 minutes ago 32,016 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene to disperse crowds last night.

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Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl

1 hour ago 8,533 Views 0 Comments

Judge Sean O’Donnabháin told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that it was in the interest of the public that the 17 year old be named.

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
# High Court
# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

1 hour ago 3,370 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up

1 hour ago 10,842 Views 55 Comments

Government says it’s on target to give first dose to 72,000 over-85s by the end of the first week of March.

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised
# Greta Thunberg
# Greta Thunberg

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised

2 hours ago 21,054 Views 79 Comments

The mural is painted on a wall on Chancery Street.

MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds
# Cork
# Cork

MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds

2 hours ago 8,651 Views 9 Comments

The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February 2020.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

2 hours ago 3,391 Views 4 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

3 hours ago 13,725 Views 27 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Courts
# Courts

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

Updated 3 hours ago 29,178 Views 0 Comments

The case has been adjourned until 14 April.

Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin

4 hours ago 17,046 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 80s handed over a substantial sum of money for work that was never done, gardaí said.

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody

4 hours ago 15,058 Views 0 Comments

Over 50 Fixed Payment Notices have been issued.

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal
# Patrick Costello
# Patrick Costello

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal

7 hours ago 14,598 Views 0 Comments

The trade deal has divided the Green Party with Costello and TD Neasa Hourigan signalling they will not back the deal.

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

7 hours ago 9,848 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal

7 hours ago 40,124 Views 61 Comments

eCOMM Merchant Solutions have ended their arrangement with Elliott, while a local GAA club has voiced its support for the trainer.

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded
# Dolly Parton
# Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded

7 hours ago 18,651 Views 22 Comments

The beloved country music star (75) broke into song while getting the jab and adapted one of her best-known ballads Jolene.

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca

8 hours ago 52,314 Views 113 Comments

The delays follow a change in AstraZeneca’s vaccine delivery schedule for last week and this week.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

8 hours ago 14,981 Views 64 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 8 hours ago 9,909 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?

8 hours ago 68,189 Views 116 Comments

Last night a further 359 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland.

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending
# The Banks
# The Banks

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending

8 hours ago 8,155 Views 15 Comments

The 75% State-owned bank took a loan impairment charge of €155 million.

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Charged
# Charged

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

9 hours ago 17,085 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says

9 hours ago 13,436 Views 17 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

9 hours ago 13,512 Views 17 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

9 hours ago 16,348 Views 14 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

9 hours ago 9,409 Views 18 Comments

Teachers are to be prioritised.

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
From The42
# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

10 hours ago 11,260 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California
# California
# California

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California

10 hours ago 35,295 Views 8 Comments

Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said.

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'
# Glengarriff
# Glengarriff

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'

10 hours ago 33,372 Views 17 Comments

The project started afresh with a different sculptor but “artistic differences” have arisen.

'No one is above the law': New documentary exposes Ireland's cruel illegal adoption system
# Ireland
# Ireland

'No one is above the law': New documentary exposes Ireland's cruel illegal adoption system

11 hours ago 17,880 Views 22 Comments

The documentary airs tonight.

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

16 hours ago 44,624 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

Yesterday’s News

Bristol council passes motion on reparations for city’s role in slave trade
# Reparations
# Reparations

Bristol council passes motion on reparations for city’s role in slave trade

18 hours ago 15,224 Views 47 Comments

Mayor Marvin Rees said the conversation on race will be complex, but that should not stop it taking place.

Three people arrested following street party near University of Limerick
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Three people arrested following street party near University of Limerick

19 hours ago 84,479 Views 189 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene and dispersed the crowds.

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last

Updated 19 hours ago 26,258 Views 17 Comments

The powersharing administration faced criticism for not attaching dates to its pathway to recovery.

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side
# Flying High
From The42
# Flying High

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side

19 hours ago 32,976 Views 13 Comments

Cardiff have taken 24 points from Mick McCarthy’s 10 games in charge.

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US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions
# Navalny
# Navalny

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions

19 hours ago 10,653 Views 14 Comments

This is Biden’s first major actiona gainst Russia during his presidency.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

20 hours ago 10,712 Views 0 Comments

Davy stockbrokers, Pontin’s and President Higgins’ new puppy made headlines today.

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

20 hours ago 34,979 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

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