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'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

34 minutes ago 7,552 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people

43 minutes ago 16,592 Views 0 Comments

Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'
# Eamonn Ryan
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# Eamonn Ryan

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'

1 hour ago 4,788 Views 1 Comment

The late Eamonn Ryan leaves behind a great legacy with the impact he made on players he coached.

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?
# Christmas Spike
# Christmas Spike

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?

2 hours ago 31,442 Views 26 Comments

While case numbers in most areas aren’t on the scale Ireland has been facing, lockdown measures are common around Europe at this time.

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The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

2 hours ago 6,419 Views 0 Comments

Special education to return to schools, an interview with the Taoiseach, and vaccine prioritisation.

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

2 hours ago 28,635 Views 66 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

2 hours ago 15,691 Views 42 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
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# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

3 hours ago 22,745 Views 3 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi

3 hours ago 16,429 Views 20 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

3 hours ago 6,250 Views 14 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not included in the first stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel
# Goodbye Mutti
# Goodbye Mutti

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel

4 hours ago 10,311 Views 7 Comments

Merkel has led her party for almost 20 years and her country since 2005.

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations

4 hours ago 13,175 Views 9 Comments

Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
# International Travel
# International Travel

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today

4 hours ago 13,433 Views 28 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine

10 hours ago 17,863 Views 0 Comments

Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.

Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year
# Empty Streets
# Empty Streets

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year

11 hours ago 37,027 Views 133 Comments

Micheál Martin said there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

12 hours ago 35,182 Views 41 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'

13 hours ago 26,660 Views 10 Comments

Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

13 hours ago 32,166 Views 33 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

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Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?

13 hours ago 29,262 Views 9 Comments

Remember when photo ops were a thing?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

14 hours ago 10,513 Views 0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day plans, the Beacon Hospital and remote working made headlines today.

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
# Frontline
# Frontline

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach

Updated 14 hours ago 51,263 Views 89 Comments

The video was released this morning.

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

14 hours ago 21,472 Views 48 Comments

The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life

14 hours ago 8,816 Views 0 Comments

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

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
# Apology
# Apology

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report

14 hours ago 18,209 Views 41 Comments

The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

15 hours ago 27,531 Views 68 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Gardaí issue appeal for two teenage girls aged 16 and 15 missing since last Friday
# Missing Girls
# Missing Girls

Gardaí issue appeal for two teenage girls aged 16 and 15 missing since last Friday

15 hours ago 101,211 Views 8 Comments

They are missing since 8 January.

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

15 hours ago 27,534 Views 85 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late
# Sofa Watch
# Sofa Watch

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late

16 hours ago 22,382 Views 12 Comments

Here’s some of the chat on the box tonight.

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend

16 hours ago 46,975 Views 49 Comments

Gardaí said they will continue to engage with the public but will issue tickets to those who ignore the regulations to stay at home.

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

16 hours ago 10,397 Views 16 Comments

The figures have been collated by the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

16 hours ago 19,972 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal

17 hours ago 47,630 Views 65 Comments

Beacon Hospital has not signed up to allow its ICU capacity be used by the public system.

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

17 hours ago 24,419 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Council looks to gauge interest for 'flagship' white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Council looks to gauge interest for 'flagship' white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre

17 hours ago 23,535 Views 75 Comments

Dublin City Council last year faced much criticism over the €22.8 million bill for the project.

Coronavirus: 50 deaths and 3,498 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 50 deaths and 3,498 new cases confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 94,890 Views 200 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from NPHET this evening.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
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# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

18 hours ago 27,995 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

18 hours ago 11,991 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

18 hours ago 6,676 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?

18 hours ago 33,617 Views 16 Comments

Your final bill can be significantly reduced to zero or even turned into a refund.

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years
# Brian Reilly
# Brian Reilly

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years

19 hours ago 31,561 Views 60 Comments

Brian Reilly had 126 previous convictions.

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