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Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions
# CSO
# CSO

Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions

37 minutes ago 3,121 Views 17 Comments

The CSO said that growth continued in the more globalised sectors with industry showing a 15% upturn.

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants

37 minutes ago 1,588 Views 2 Comments

Worldwide, more than two million women have had the mesh products implanted in their bodies.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December

Updated 1 hour ago 21,948 Views 46 Comments
  • There are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
  • 102 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care currently.
  • Health officials yesterday confirmed that a further 39 people with Covid-19 died in Ireland.
  • Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 are under investigation by health officials.
22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody

1 hour ago 3,312 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in the quiet town of Vetlanda.

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Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules

1 hour ago 10,586 Views 20 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the State must cut all ties with Davy Stockbrokers unless individuals are held to account.

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin
# Crash
# Crash

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin

1 hour ago 14,550 Views 9 Comments

The white truck continued through the closed level crossing just a split second after a pedestrian was seen walking through.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated 2 hours ago 14,383 Views 31 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

2 hours ago 5,085 Views 11 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 2 hours ago 10,104 Views 5 Comments

Plenty of sport to watch over the next few days.

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Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford
# Wexford
# Wexford

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford

2 hours ago 14,927 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am this morning.

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

3 hours ago 15,887 Views 37 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated 4 hours ago 28,205 Views 77 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?

5 hours ago 32,459 Views 86 Comments

E-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 5 hours ago 8,931 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Tsunami warnings lifted across South Pacific as threat from monster quakes subsides
# South Pacific
# South Pacific

Tsunami warnings lifted across South Pacific as threat from monster quakes subsides

6 hours ago 10,392 Views 0 Comments

Quakes of 7.3, 7.4 and 8.1 magnitude struck near New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands.

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

6 hours ago 11,800 Views 21 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good
# Opinion
# Opinion

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good

7 hours ago 70,573 Views 0 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey outlines ways to make Ireland a world leader in the Zero Covid approach to this pandemic.

New Zealand to end week-long Covid-19 lockdown in largest city
# Auckland
# Auckland

New Zealand to end week-long Covid-19 lockdown in largest city

7 hours ago 9,186 Views 19 Comments

Authorities say they are confident that a virus cluster in Auckland has been contained.

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

7 hours ago 13,641 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts

7 hours ago 6,651 Views 4 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back

14 hours ago 40,691 Views 87 Comments

The Passport Office has said it won’t resume normal service until the end of Level 5 restrictions.

Yesterday’s News

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison
# David Berney
# David Berney

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison

15 hours ago 37,985 Views 25 Comments

David Berney was high on cocaine at the time.

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

16 hours ago 31,555 Views 53 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield
# Report
From The42
# Report

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield

16 hours ago 31,890 Views 53 Comments

Chelsea, meanwhile, remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media

16 hours ago 72,386 Views 37 Comments

The scheme appears to be particularly targeting students and younger people.

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Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears
# David Williams
# David Williams

Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears

17 hours ago 37,349 Views 0 Comments

David Williams was charged with 14 fraud offences.

Here's what happened today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Thursday

17 hours ago 9,819 Views 0 Comments

Covid Placentitis, Ryanair routes and starling murmurations made headlines today.

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'
# Connecting The Dots
From The42
# Connecting The Dots

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'

17 hours ago 29,972 Views 9 Comments

We chart Brian Fenton’s winding road to the top.

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer

17 hours ago 13,363 Views 1 Comment

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

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated 17 hours ago 62,357 Views 87 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

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

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

18 hours ago 35,893 Views 26 Comments

Liverpool faced Chelsea, as Jurgen Klopp’s men looked to improve on a recent poor run of form.

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

18 hours ago 6,488 Views 6 Comments

We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

18 hours ago 43,687 Views 35 Comments

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

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend

18 hours ago 28,607 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland head coach has a serious task on his hands as part of his recently broadened World Rugby role.

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

19 hours ago 15,629 Views 39 Comments

54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials

19 hours ago 48,959 Views 42 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said the condition is “very rare”.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

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

19 hours ago 8,064 Views 3 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

20 hours ago 10,232 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

20 hours ago 72,639 Views 96 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

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