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Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

16 minutes ago 4,020 Views 8 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
# Traffic
# Traffic

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads

1 hour ago 10,120 Views 6 Comments

Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

1 hour ago 13,307 Views 22 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen

1 hour ago 8,742 Views 3 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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Charm and grandeur abound at this luxurious Wicklow mansion for €2.65m
The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

1 hour ago 6,900 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

2 hours ago 8,047 Views 4 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

2 hours ago 12,595 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

More than 2,600 arrested as protesters across Russia demand Navalny’s release
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

More than 2,600 arrested as protesters across Russia demand Navalny’s release

2 hours ago 4,401 Views 1 Comment

Demonstrators calling for the opposition leader to be freed braved temperatures as low as minus 50C in some places.

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk

3 hours ago 17,945 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
# Crashed
# Crashed

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

3 hours ago 15,753 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
# MDMA
From The42
# MDMA

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'

3 hours ago 12,693 Views 6 Comments

Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
From The42
# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

4 hours ago 71,296 Views 145 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

4 hours ago 30,354 Views 23 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

10 hours ago 19,724 Views 26 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

12 hours ago 44,937 Views 31 Comments

Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
From The42
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

12 hours ago 39,359 Views 194 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation

14 hours ago 32,011 Views 0 Comments

A man, 29, and a woman, 26, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

14 hours ago 13,189 Views 0 Comments

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

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Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas

15 hours ago 20,340 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí seized an estimated €57,000 of cocaine and €8,450 in cash.

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

15 hours ago 29,340 Views 41 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

15 hours ago 20,129 Views 45 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide
# Weather
# Weather

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide

Updated 15 hours ago 108,871 Views 40 Comments

There will be falls of hail, sleet and snow, creating icy and hazardous conditions.

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

16 hours ago 82,917 Views 70 Comments

An inter-pro to tee up the Six Nations and we went minute-by-minute.

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban
# Controversy
# Controversy

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban

16 hours ago 26,201 Views 12 Comments

Paul Davies said the controversy over his conduct had become a ‘distraction’ for the party.

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 110,463 Views 201 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Ireland will be facing some form of restrictions for at least the first six months of the year.

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast
# Rescue
# Rescue

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast

17 hours ago 16,288 Views 132 Comments

More than 350 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in two days.

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87
# RIP
# RIP

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87

Updated 17 hours ago 47,991 Views 18 Comments

Larry King’s media company has said that the tv and radio interviewer died this morning.

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
From The42
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

17 hours ago 32,809 Views 35 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
# Frontline
# Frontline

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February

17 hours ago 25,491 Views 51 Comments

Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.

Gardaí seize cocaine and diamorphine in Blanchardstown
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí seize cocaine and diamorphine in Blanchardstown

18 hours ago 16,696 Views 0 Comments

€40,000 worth of drugs were seized as part of an intelligence operation.

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
# Covid-19 Vaccine
# Covid-19 Vaccine

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

18 hours ago 17,795 Views 25 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated 19 hours ago 41,233 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

Teenage boy in custody over knife attack on woman in Dublin
# IFSC
# IFSC

Teenage boy in custody over knife attack on woman in Dublin

19 hours ago 22,877 Views 0 Comments

The woman remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March

Updated 19 hours ago 191,040 Views 224 Comments

Micheál Martin said he is concerned about the UK strain of the virus, and vaccine delivery delays.

Man charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition in Cork
# Clonakilty
# Clonakilty

Man charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition in Cork

20 hours ago 11,755 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 60s, appeared before a special sitting of Bandon District Court today.

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

20 hours ago 9,608 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland decided this week to extend its lockdown to the start of March.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

21 hours ago 15,135 Views 40 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Updated 21 hours ago 29,739 Views 2 Comments

Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

21 hours ago 40,893 Views 16 Comments

Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.

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