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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'

5 hours ago 8,594 Views 23 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?

7 hours ago 33,950 Views 26 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

7 hours ago 29,967 Views 186 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

9 hours ago 27,236 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

9 hours ago 10,905 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

10 hours ago 17,213 Views 19 Comments

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

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.

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

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

10 hours ago 24,600 Views 39 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'

10 hours ago 16,610 Views 39 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 11 hours ago 104,763 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

11 hours ago 80,313 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

11 hours ago 22,471 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

12 hours ago 106,232 Views 199 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

12 hours ago 14,411 Views 130 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 12 hours ago 45,964 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?

12 hours ago 30,046 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

12 hours ago 23,382 Views 50 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

13 hours ago 15,494 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

13 hours ago 16,645 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 14 hours ago 38,406 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

14 hours ago 21,196 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 14 hours ago 183,722 Views 220 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

15 hours ago 11,002 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

15 hours ago 9,118 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

16 hours ago 14,433 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 16 hours ago 28,626 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

16 hours ago 38,809 Views 16 Comments

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

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks
# Fraud
# Fraud

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks

17 hours ago 24,395 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí are warning bank users not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.

Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash
# Waterford
# Waterford

Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash

17 hours ago 11,253 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí searched two vehicles in Butlerstown, Co Waterford, yesterday.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

17 hours ago 7,944 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of protesters joined in cities today to support the jailed Kremlin critic.

Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour
# In Lockdown
# In Lockdown

Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour

19 hours ago 55,247 Views 44 Comments

The problem is one that’s been raised consistently by outreach workers.

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

19 hours ago 10,915 Views 15 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?

19 hours ago 61,170 Views 59 Comments

More people are ordering food online during the pandemic.

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
# Jeni Pim
# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

20 hours ago 58,399 Views 115 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

20 hours ago 12,621 Views 0 Comments

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

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
# Irish On Film
# Irish On Film

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction

21 hours ago 14,283 Views 37 Comments

Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

21 hours ago 40,375 Views 19 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city
# IFSC
# IFSC

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city

21 hours ago 38,516 Views 0 Comments

The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year
# Thin White Line
# Thin White Line

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year

22 hours ago 68,901 Views 103 Comments

The system is expected to come into effect in the third quarter of the year.

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February

22 hours ago 19,261 Views 32 Comments

Republicans had pushed for a delay to give Trump a chance to prepare a defence on the sole charge of incitement of insurrection.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

22 hours ago 29,693 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

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