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Today’s News

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

7 minutes ago 929 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

The 8 at 8: Tuesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

22 minutes ago 1,202 Views 0 Comments

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

Locals condemn vandals who painted racist graffiti on Balbriggan walls
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Locals condemn vandals who painted racist graffiti on Balbriggan walls

1 hour ago 8,709 Views 0 Comments

Balbriggan has become a target of far-right activism and misinformation over the last ten years.

AstraZeneca rejects 'incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

AstraZeneca rejects 'incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

1 hour ago 10,719 Views 10 Comments

“Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as 8% in adults over 65 years are completely incorrect,” the firm said in a statement.

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'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city

1 hour ago 6,190 Views 5 Comments

A new report on drug-related intimidation wil be launched today.

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

8 hours ago 31,494 Views 51 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

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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.

Yesterday’s News

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony
# Stars In Their Eyes
# Stars In Their Eyes

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony

9 hours ago 35,939 Views 35 Comments

The first new award went to Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore.

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion
# Dominion
# Dominion

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion

9 hours ago 38,389 Views 33 Comments

Dominion Voting Systems said Giuliani had damaged its reputation by alleging its widely used voting machines were part of a “massive fraud”.

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
From The42
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

10 hours ago 19,804 Views 40 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions
# High Court
# High Court

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions

10 hours ago 12,100 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the court lacks the jurisdiction to grant a mandatory injunction.

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Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year

10 hours ago 10,929 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí emphasised that the current travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence.

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures

10 hours ago 215,194 Views 153 Comments

There will also be additional checks at the ports and airports.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

11 hours ago 9,129 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise

11 hours ago 29,609 Views 5 Comments

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

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

12 hours ago 55,719 Views 26 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

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Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

12 hours ago 24,935 Views 27 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 99,010 Views 111 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month

13 hours ago 50,614 Views 60 Comments

The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

13 hours ago 21,201 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland
# Cold Snaps
# Cold Snaps

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland

Updated 13 hours ago 66,623 Views 17 Comments

Because they’re a bit of fun.

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
From The42
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

14 hours ago 20,724 Views 16 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

14 hours ago 23,827 Views 51 Comments

The move undoes Trump’s controversial decision in July 2017 to bar transgender personnel from serving “in any capacity” in the military.

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student
# Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student

14 hours ago 50,109 Views 0 Comments

Cameron Blair died in January 2020 after being stabbed at a house party.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated 15 hours ago 69,229 Views 72 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

15 hours ago 8,293 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland

15 hours ago 29,744 Views 18 Comments

Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

15 hours ago 18,428 Views 46 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?
# MBA Scholarship
# MBA Scholarship

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?

16 hours ago 13,969 Views 10 Comments

The UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business had had to adapt to new realities.

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

16 hours ago 18,453 Views 51 Comments

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

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

16 hours ago 19,159 Views 34 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

17 hours ago 12,770 Views 0 Comments

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September 2019.

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?

17 hours ago 36,255 Views 62 Comments

Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears
# Caolan Smyth
# Caolan Smyth

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears

17 hours ago 12,560 Views 0 Comments

Gately, who was a Kinahan cartel target, was shot five times in north Dublin on 10 May 2017.

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
# Variant B117
# Variant B117

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated 17 hours ago 61,743 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants
# Covid19 Vaccine
# Covid19 Vaccine

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants

17 hours ago 19,936 Views 24 Comments

The company is also working on a booster shot against the variant found in South Africa.

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
# UK
# UK

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated 17 hours ago 13,917 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated 18 hours ago 9,817 Views 12 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

18 hours ago 8,969 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated 19 hours ago 41,206 Views 88 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

20 hours ago 18,597 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

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