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Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky
# Mount Sinabung
# Mount Sinabung

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky

2 minutes ago 27 Views 0 Comments

No evacuation orders have been issued, but locals are taking no chances.

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

4 minutes ago 72 Views 1 Comment

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
# New York
# New York

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

9 minutes ago 506 Views 1 Comment

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year

13 minutes ago 544 Views 0 Comments

NPHET has urged people to “stick with this” over the coming weeks and continue adhering to restrictions.

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Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

15 minutes ago 295 Views 0 Comments

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

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

33 minutes ago 1,040 Views 2 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection
# Hydroxychloroquine
# Hydroxychloroquine

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection

1 hour ago 3,161 Views 2 Comments

The recommendation comes from a WHO Guideline Development Group, which are a panel of international experts.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

7 hours ago 19,524 Views 42 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report

8 hours ago 7,967 Views 25 Comments

A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.

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FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

8 hours ago 10,137 Views 24 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin

8 hours ago 16,724 Views 6 Comments

The discovery was made after Gardaí searched two vehicles in Clondalkin at 3:30pm this afternoon.

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'

8 hours ago 37,747 Views 66 Comments

The trainer has been speaking further about the controversy to The Racing Post today.

Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back
# M50 Chase
# M50 Chase

Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back

9 hours ago 68,205 Views 0 Comments

At least 18 Garda cars and the force’s helicopter were involved in this evening’s chase.

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly

9 hours ago 34,683 Views 67 Comments

The health minister said Zero Covid is “just not possible” to achieve.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

10 hours ago 13,281 Views 2 Comments

Bank of Ireland, Banksy and Nicolas Sarkozy made the headlines today.

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit
# People Before Profit
# People Before Profit

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit

10 hours ago 31,401 Views 76 Comments

Murphy had previously set up the eco-socialist party RISE.

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s

10 hours ago 4,855 Views 1 Comment

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

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

11 hours ago 11,013 Views 25 Comments

The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

11 hours ago 50,570 Views 55 Comments

Behavioural data about compliance and a continued decline in hospitalisations were among the topics discussed.

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Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place

11 hours ago 44,561 Views 41 Comments

The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

11 hours ago 90,085 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

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

12 hours ago 16,684 Views 14 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges

13 hours ago 10,124 Views 7 Comments

Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on 1 February.

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 73,616 Views 107 Comments

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

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin
# RiseUp Éireann
# RiseUp Éireann

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

13 hours ago 44,363 Views 0 Comments

RiseUp Éireann organised the Unite the Tribes march on Saturday.

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast
# Lé James Joyce
# Lé James Joyce

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast

13 hours ago 27,276 Views 26 Comments

The vessel was detained for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

Munster stalwart Billy Holland to retire at the end of the season
# Over And Out
From The42
# Over And Out

Munster stalwart Billy Holland to retire at the end of the season

14 hours ago 22,152 Views 12 Comments

The 35-year-old Corkman has made 241 appearances during a career that has spanned 14 seasons.

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

14 hours ago 9,128 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence

14 hours ago 22,562 Views 0 Comments

Noel McCabe has 34 previous convictions including assault, possession of ammunition, production of an article and road traffic offences.

'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 16 hours ago 60,816 Views 5 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

16 hours ago 26,093 Views 22 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 16 hours ago 28,696 Views 37 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

16 hours ago 13,028 Views 0 Comments

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

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

17 hours ago 13,991 Views 74 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 17 hours ago 31,910 Views 43 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

17 hours ago 13,142 Views 37 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

18 hours ago 19,177 Views 9 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

18 hours ago 105,405 Views 21 Comments

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

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

18 hours ago 33,509 Views 18 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

18 hours ago 72,645 Views 59 Comments

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

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