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'It has hit the town so hard': Search for missing man continues along River Barrow
# Athy
# Athy

'It has hit the town so hard': Search for missing man continues along River Barrow

Updated 1 hour ago 32,318 Views 4 Comments

The man went missing after a young child was rescued during a kayaking incident in Co Kildare.

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay

1 hour ago 7,864 Views 7 Comments

The airline said the layoffs may be subject to further extension or change.

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies
# Game Time
From The42
# Game Time

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies

Updated 1 hour ago 11,605 Views 23 Comments

21-year-old lock Ryan Baird is one of 23 players who will remain with Ireland this week.

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court
# Lee Canavan
# Lee Canavan

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court

1 hour ago 5,015 Views 0 Comments

The State is alleging that Lee Canavan “literally pulled the trigger” in the crime.

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Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds
# EPA
# EPA

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds

2 hours ago 5,656 Views 36 Comments

The EPA study based its findings on an analysis of the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) found in the capital.

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended
# Back To School
# Back To School

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended

Updated 2 hours ago 23,147 Views 41 Comments

Sixth years and young primary school students are among those who returned to school today.

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections

2 hours ago 6,483 Views 17 Comments

The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers
# Consumers
# Consumers

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers

3 hours ago 10,526 Views 6 Comments
  • 88 branches in Ireland are to close
  • Banking services will move to 900 Post Offices
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
# France
# France

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption

3 hours ago 65,796 Views 21 Comments

Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

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Prince Philip transferred to another hospital for tests on pre-existing heart condition
# Hospital
# Hospital

Prince Philip transferred to another hospital for tests on pre-existing heart condition

3 hours ago 21,378 Views 12 Comments

The Duke of Edinburgh was initially admitted to hospital nearly two weeks ago after feeling unwell.

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph

3 hours ago 51,965 Views 51 Comments

Betfair, however, has severed ties with Elliott after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures

4 hours ago 14,063 Views 38 Comments

Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.

Covid-19 testing centre at Aviva Stadium stood down by Defence Forces
# Testing Centre
# Testing Centre

Covid-19 testing centre at Aviva Stadium stood down by Defence Forces

4 hours ago 30,942 Views 12 Comments

The Defence Forces said their focus is now switching to support mass vaccination sites and the national quarantine programme.

Gardaí ask for information about skeletal remains of woman in her 70s found in Co Cork
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Gardaí ask for information about skeletal remains of woman in her 70s found in Co Cork

4 hours ago 27,875 Views 5 Comments

A nightdress was found near the remains discovered at a construction site on the Midleton-to-Youghal Greenway on 5 January.

Here's the full list of 103 Bank of Ireland branches set to shut across the island
# The Banks
# The Banks

Here's the full list of 103 Bank of Ireland branches set to shut across the island

Updated 5 hours ago 180,801 Views 122 Comments
Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest
# GRA
# GRA

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest

6 hours ago 15,233 Views 0 Comments

Garda McCarthy said there was “clear intent” to inflict harm on members of the force.

11-year-old boy injured in sectarian attack in north Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

11-year-old boy injured in sectarian attack in north Belfast

6 hours ago 16,956 Views 16 Comments

The boy was walking home yesterday afternoon when he was set upon by a number of youths.

Man arrested and charged over armed robbery at shop in Dundalk
# Carrickmacross Road
# Carrickmacross Road

Man arrested and charged over armed robbery at shop in Dundalk

7 hours ago 8,858 Views 0 Comments

The man in his 20s is due in court this morning.

'Concrete reasons for hope', says Ronan Glynn, one year on from first Covid-19 case in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Concrete reasons for hope', says Ronan Glynn, one year on from first Covid-19 case in Ireland

7 hours ago 17,577 Views 40 Comments

There were 537 patients with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals as of yesterday evening

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated 7 hours ago 10,188 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Is today the first day of spring?
# Spring Is Sprung
# Spring Is Sprung

Poll: Is today the first day of spring?

7 hours ago 24,908 Views 33 Comments

Or was it last month? Or is it later this month?

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated 8 hours ago 16,160 Views 27 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

No luck for the Irish as Nomadland makes Golden Globes history
# Winners Circle
# Winners Circle

No luck for the Irish as Nomadland makes Golden Globes history

9 hours ago 35,804 Views 8 Comments

The late Chadwick Boseman won best actor for 1920s blues drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
# Stormont
# Stormont

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

9 hours ago 6,432 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must engage all of society in the battle against Covid
# Opinion
# Opinion

Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must engage all of society in the battle against Covid

9 hours ago 11,449 Views 15 Comments

The professor of Public Health and Epidemiology says the engagement of communities and families could be the key to getting a handle on Covid.

'Do you miss me yet?': Trump hits familiar notes and hints at 2024 run in first post-presidential speech
# Cpac
# Cpac

'Do you miss me yet?': Trump hits familiar notes and hints at 2024 run in first post-presidential speech

9 hours ago 33,326 Views 63 Comments

Trump had a message for the Republicans who voted to impeach and convict him: “Get rid of them all”.

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
# Third Level
# Third Level

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

9 hours ago 7,190 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season

10 hours ago 28,130 Views 18 Comments

A breach of the Wildlife Act can result in a conviction and fine.

Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead

16 hours ago 35,710 Views 21 Comments

Transporting products across the UK landbridge is going to get rougher before it gets smoother.

Yesterday’s News

Gordon Elliott apologises and offers ‘context’ to social media image
# Gordon Elliott
From The42
# Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott apologises and offers ‘context’ to social media image

17 hours ago 57,683 Views 39 Comments

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board investigating, as BHA urges swift resolution.

QUIZ: How well do you remember the Eurovision host cities?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you remember the Eurovision host cities?

18 hours ago 13,712 Views 5 Comments

If you’re a Eurovision expert and a geography buff, this one’s for you.

Keane: 'Does anyone think Doherty is going to turn Spurs into a top-4 team?'
# Roy With A Thorn In His Side
From The42
# Roy With A Thorn In His Side

Keane: 'Does anyone think Doherty is going to turn Spurs into a top-4 team?'

Updated 19 hours ago 46,198 Views 37 Comments

Keane clashed with Jamie Redknapp over quality of Tottenham squad on Sky Sports.

Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands

20 hours ago 47,732 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader and his wife are busier than ever in lockdown between homeschooling and working.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

20 hours ago 12,519 Views 2 Comments

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

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season
# Tinseltown
# Tinseltown

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Updated 20 hours ago 15,109 Views 9 Comments

Normal People is nominated for Best Limited Series, with star Daisy Edgar-Jones also securing a nomination.

Leinster’s win over 14-man Glasgow is spoiled by injury to Harry Byrne
# Nervy
From The42
# Nervy

Leinster’s win over 14-man Glasgow is spoiled by injury to Harry Byrne

Updated 20 hours ago 34,766 Views 21 Comments

Adam Hastings was given a red card for dangerous play as Leinster won 40-21.

First cases of P1 variant from Brazil identified in UK
# Spreading Strain
# Spreading Strain

First cases of P1 variant from Brazil identified in UK

21 hours ago 25,538 Views 50 Comments

At least six cases of the variant first detected in Manaus have been found in Britain.

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

21 hours ago 36,497 Views 177 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

'I had no sensation of being dumped, I must admit': The week in quotes
# Week In Quotes
# Week In Quotes

'I had no sensation of being dumped, I must admit': The week in quotes

22 hours ago 22,268 Views 0 Comments

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

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests
# Anti-Coup
# Anti-Coup

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests

22 hours ago 7,566 Views 8 Comments

Protesters are demanding that the government of Aung San Suu Kyi be restored to power after being ousted.

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