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Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees

3 minutes ago 124 Views 0 Comments

Those on the PUP can sign up to courses without losing their payment.

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month
# Brexit Impact
# Brexit Impact

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month

3 minutes ago 148 Views 0 Comments

The five new ports designated are Ros a Mhíl, Greencaster, Howth, Rathmullen and Burtonport.

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration
# Security Checks
# Security Checks

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration

34 minutes ago 2,982 Views 7 Comments

About 25,000 members of the National Guard are streaming into Washington from across the country.

'No special treatment' - Australian authorities disregard tennis stars' quarantine complaints
# No Sympathy
From The42
# No Sympathy

'No special treatment' - Australian authorities disregard tennis stars' quarantine complaints

36 minutes ago 8,378 Views 5 Comments

72 players are not allowed leave their hotel rooms for the next two weeks, while Novak Djokovic has sent tournament organisers a list of demands.

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Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June

1 hour ago 2,954 Views 4 Comments

A total of 459,921 people will receive the payment this week.

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital

Updated 1 hour ago 42,069 Views 67 Comments
  • Over 400 people with Covid-19 are receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support inside and outside of ICU.
  • 17 of Ireland’s 18 private hospitals have signed up to a “safety net” deal.
  • As of last Wednesday, 77,303 people have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
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.

Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility
# George's Dock
# George's Dock

Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility

1 hour ago 15,308 Views 46 Comments

The Council has written to elected members to explain the benefits of the controversial project.

Health Minister seeking 'full account' after Coombe staff family members receive leftover vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Health Minister seeking 'full account' after Coombe staff family members receive leftover vaccines

Updated 1 hour ago 52,114 Views 211 Comments

The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.

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Over 70 fines issued to people in Wicklow as gardaí carry out checkpoints
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Over 70 fines issued to people in Wicklow as gardaí carry out checkpoints

1 hour ago 14,515 Views 39 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Man (28) pleads guilty to murdering 11-year-old boy in southwest of country in November 2019
# Murder
# Murder

Man (28) pleads guilty to murdering 11-year-old boy in southwest of country in November 2019

2 hours ago 18,387 Views 0 Comments

The judge directed the preparation of a victim impact report and remanded the man in custody until 1 February.

Woman attacked with knife during assault by three teenagers in north Dublin
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Woman attacked with knife during assault by three teenagers in north Dublin

2 hours ago 17,146 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened on Friday.

Man charged over Cork city robbery after being traced with 'find my phone' app
# Bishopstown
# Bishopstown

Man charged over Cork city robbery after being traced with 'find my phone' app

3 hours ago 16,327 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear in Cork City District Court this morning at 10.30am.

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?

4 hours ago 23,354 Views 66 Comments

There is no such levy on vacant housing in Ireland at the moment.

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

4 hours ago 15,207 Views 22 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

Positive update on Bríd Stack after horror incident, with Cork great to make full recovery
# Giant
From The42
# Giant

Positive update on Bríd Stack after horror incident, with Cork great to make full recovery

4 hours ago 26,330 Views 4 Comments

Her club, Greater Western Sydney Giants, has issued a statement, confirming the extent of the neck injury.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated 5 hours ago 13,205 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making the headlines this morning.

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic
# Citizens
# Citizens

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic

6 hours ago 19,530 Views 45 Comments

4,000 people awaiting citizenship will be able to finish the process by the end of March.

Man and woman charged over aggravated burglary in Cork residence
# Skibbereen
# Skibbereen

Man and woman charged over aggravated burglary in Cork residence

7 hours ago 16,597 Views 0 Comments

The property was covered with petrol and the occupants were threatened with a knife during the incident.

Cases document foster children facing stress and isolation during Covid-19 restrictions
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Cases document foster children facing stress and isolation during Covid-19 restrictions

7 hours ago 10,048 Views 2 Comments

Social workers, parents, foster carers and children have experienced additional stress in the last six months.

Calls continue for release of arrested Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Calls continue for release of arrested Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

7 hours ago 15,041 Views 32 Comments

Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

7 hours ago 19,443 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

Looking at career options? TheJournal.ie and UCD Smurfit School have an MBA Scholarship for one reader
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Looking at career options? TheJournal.ie and UCD Smurfit School have an MBA Scholarship for one reader

8 hours ago 9,187 Views 0 Comments

The newly launched two-year, part-time Modular Executive MBA begins in August 2021.

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020
# Food Safety Authority
# Food Safety Authority

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020

14 hours ago 157,978 Views 28 Comments

The FSAI issued less than half of the enforcement orders last year that it issued in 2019.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about Presidents of the United States?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How much do you know about Presidents of the United States?

16 hours ago 54,870 Views 48 Comments

No history books allowed.

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack

17 hours ago 35,161 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.

Over €1 million cash seized as part of organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Over €1 million cash seized as part of organised crime investigation

Updated 18 hours ago 60,425 Views 27 Comments

In another search yesterday, Gardaí seized €117,000 in cash, a Rolex watch and a vehicle in Coolock.

'I'm grateful and privileged to play both' - a closer look at the inter-county dual player
# Double Trouble
From The42
# Double Trouble

'I'm grateful and privileged to play both' - a closer look at the inter-county dual player

18 hours ago 35,326 Views 13 Comments

Will it continue? The42 speaks to some of the country’s top stars who combine camogie and ladies football at the top level.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

18 hours ago 19,389 Views 4 Comments

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

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
# Social Media
# Social Media

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes

19 hours ago 21,843 Views 27 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush
# Taliban
# Taliban

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush

19 hours ago 12,458 Views 2 Comments

Violence has risen in Afghanistan in recent months despite peace talks between the Taliban and government.

Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Galway since end of December
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Galway since end of December

20 hours ago 55,188 Views 3 Comments

The man has been missing for nearly three weeks.

'Welcome to the Brexit, sir': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'Welcome to the Brexit, sir': The week in quotes

20 hours ago 51,264 Views 15 Comments

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

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot
# Report
From The42
# Report

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot

20 hours ago 36,928 Views 165 Comments

A tight and tense affair saw few clear-cut chances, as both sides had to be content with a point ultimately.

Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines

20 hours ago 28,249 Views 82 Comments

An early delivery would be sent to GPs and pharmacies to be ready for use when the vaccine approved.

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 114,909 Views 156 Comments

The total number of people who have died now stands at 2,608.

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81
# Phil Spector
# Phil Spector

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

21 hours ago 55,489 Views 38 Comments

Spector, a former music producer, was in prison for murder.

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League

22 hours ago 64,873 Views 46 Comments

Liverpool faced Man United, in one of the season’s most-anticipated matches so far.

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

22 hours ago 10,354 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

23 hours ago 43,598 Views 17 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match
# Best Wishes
From The42
# Best Wishes

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

Updated 23 hours ago 46,413 Views 9 Comments

Cork LGFA say there’s positive news coming from Australia, and the Giants player will make a full recovery.

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