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Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

1 hour ago 966 Views 0 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s launches today - so how will it all work?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s launches today - so how will it all work?

5 hours ago 4,553 Views 12 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

Yesterday’s News

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

6 hours ago 7,420 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

6 hours ago 21,087 Views 4 Comments

Irina Gavrila has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday at around 4pm.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

6 hours ago 10,460 Views 31 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

7 hours ago 17,488 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

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There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million

7 hours ago 61,361 Views 35 Comments

The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and bonus number 39.

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

8 hours ago 14,024 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

8 hours ago 5,372 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

8 hours ago 65,013 Views 78 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

8 hours ago 18,652 Views 4 Comments

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

8 hours ago 6,866 Views 13 Comments

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

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

8 hours ago 11,919 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

8 hours ago 25,026 Views 41 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

9 hours ago 20,167 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

9 hours ago 55,232 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated 10 hours ago 74,713 Views 80 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

10 hours ago 18,591 Views 27 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

10 hours ago 15,827 Views 32 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

10 hours ago 27,568 Views 18 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated 11 hours ago 15,481 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

11 hours ago 21,158 Views 20 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 57,125 Views 77 Comments

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

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 11 hours ago 73,004 Views 125 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

11 hours ago 48,090 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

11 hours ago 12,121 Views 24 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

11 hours ago 6,460 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

12 hours ago 27,490 Views 22 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

12 hours ago 27,623 Views 5 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

12 hours ago 5,387 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

12 hours ago 6,803 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated 13 hours ago 13,990 Views 52 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

13 hours ago 57,417 Views 25 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

13 hours ago 8,544 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

13 hours ago 4,864 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
From The42
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

14 hours ago 15,445 Views 6 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

14 hours ago 23,722 Views 28 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated 14 hours ago 51,159 Views 61 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare
# Murder
# Murder

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare

14 hours ago 12,462 Views 0 Comments

Father of two Mark Loughlin died following an assault in the Allenwood South area of Kildare.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

14 hours ago 35,514 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

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