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Q&A: Why Ireland has changed its usage of AstraZeneca vaccines - and what it means for the rollout
# Rare Blood Clotting
# Rare Blood Clotting

Q&A: Why Ireland has changed its usage of AstraZeneca vaccines - and what it means for the rollout

3 hours ago 6,264 Views 16 Comments

The HSE is going to consider over the next few days how this affects the vaccine rollout.

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
# The Stacks
# The Stacks

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur

4 hours ago 3,528 Views 13 Comments
  • The ESB said chemical analysis undertaken last year identified the presence of the corrosive element.
  • It's planned works will be carried out on the iconic chimneys this year, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Councillor Dermot Lacey has called for the towers to be protected and repainted.

Yesterday’s News

Man due to appear in court over serious assault at home in Limerick
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man due to appear in court over serious assault at home in Limerick

5 hours ago 7,176 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Limerick District Court tomorrow at 10.30am.

Harvey Weinstein challenges extradition to California to face charges of assaults
# Harvey Weinstein
# Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein challenges extradition to California to face charges of assaults

5 hours ago 5,708 Views 0 Comments

Weinstein maintains his innocence and contends that any sexual activity was consensual.

One person dies following shooting at high school in Tennessee
# Knoxville
# Knoxville

One person dies following shooting at high school in Tennessee

Updated 6 hours ago 20,195 Views 24 Comments

Another person has been detained for further investigation.

Positivity rate at Finglas and Mulhuddart walk-in test centres is 6%
# Covid-19 Test Centres
# Covid-19 Test Centres

Positivity rate at Finglas and Mulhuddart walk-in test centres is 6%

Updated 6 hours ago 46,788 Views 42 Comments

The HSE has this evening announced two more walk-in test centres in Mullingar and Dunmanway.

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Don't Mind The Gap
From The42
# Don't Mind The Gap

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

6 hours ago 22,348 Views 6 Comments

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only

Updated 7 hours ago 114,857 Views 168 Comments
  • The committee met this morning to review the vaccine following a warning from the European Medicines Agency.
  • The HSE had advised that all AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for tomorrow should be cancelled.
  • In a statement this evening, AstraZeneca said it "recognises" the decision taken by NIAC.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

7 hours ago 7,173 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: The tale of the elusive rare book thieves
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The tale of the elusive rare book thieves

7 hours ago 5,764 Views 1 Comment

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

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears

8 hours ago 24,453 Views 0 Comments

The victim did not realise her father was behind everything until the age of 21.

13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry found safe and well
# Appeal
# Appeal

13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry found safe and well

8 hours ago 32,769 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí thanked the public and media for their assistance in the matter.

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

8 hours ago 24,709 Views 76 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
# Protests
# Protests

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest

Updated 9 hours ago 42,042 Views 17 Comments

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast

9 hours ago 8,012 Views 14 Comments

It has often been said that Unionism has few friends globally. If the same is true in Brussels, it is largely down to the fact that the DUP rarely missed a chance to repeat pro-Brexit slogans

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

9 hours ago 14,543 Views 9 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Funeral details for Eurovision-winning songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy announced
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral details for Eurovision-winning songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy announced

10 hours ago 21,894 Views 6 Comments

A private family funeral will take place on tomorrow at 4pm.

'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'

10 hours ago 15,228 Views 24 Comments

Advice on exempting vaccinated passengers from hotel quarantine is expected from the HPSC.

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work

10 hours ago 12,862 Views 10 Comments

Some 48% of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of €350 this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 394 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 394 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 61,102 Views 67 Comments

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

Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg
# Russia
# Russia

Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg

10 hours ago 11,300 Views 1 Comment

The blaze spread across all four of the building’s floors.

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement
# Tipp Top
From The42
# Tipp Top

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement

11 hours ago 31,985 Views 31 Comments

‘I feel it is the right time for me and my family to step away from rugby and this season will be my last.’

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

11 hours ago 7,691 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years
# Reeling In The Tears
# Reeling In The Tears

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years

11 hours ago 34,607 Views 62 Comments

The first episode of the new series featured some not-so-fond memories.

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
# Unrest
# Unrest

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

12 hours ago 21,819 Views 40 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents
# Another Woof Week
# Another Woof Week

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents

12 hours ago 22,440 Views 27 Comments

Last month, the White House confirmed that Major had nipped someone during a walk.

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated 12 hours ago 62,607 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting
# Fatality
# Fatality

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting

Updated 12 hours ago 24,528 Views 13 Comments

One person has died and another is injured.

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man
# Cork
# Cork

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man

13 hours ago 32,686 Views 0 Comments

Denis was walking his dog near his home in Ballyvolane, Cork when his dog was snatched in a violent robbery.

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral

13 hours ago 23,033 Views 2 Comments

A Waitrose delivery van was seen arriving at the royal residence in Windsor.

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths

14 hours ago 27,532 Views 6 Comments

Health officials first reported the condition last month.

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
# Greensill Capital
# Greensill Capital

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row

14 hours ago 11,823 Views 5 Comments

The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK

Updated 14 hours ago 36,075 Views 58 Comments

There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death
# National Rail Enquiries
# National Rail Enquiries

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death

14 hours ago 36,207 Views 30 Comments

Passengers and rail staff said the switch made online journey planners difficult to read for some users.

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month
# Courts
# Courts

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month

15 hours ago 32,514 Views 0 Comments

The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims
# Khmer Rouge
# Khmer Rouge

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims

15 hours ago 30,956 Views 21 Comments

The images appeared in a Vice article last weekend.

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

15 hours ago 22,251 Views 29 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS
# Proposal
From The42
# Proposal

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS

15 hours ago 16,668 Views 18 Comments

The capacity for this proof of concept match will be capped at 2,000 supporters.

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'
# Limerick City
# Limerick City

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'

16 hours ago 27,326 Views 0 Comments

“There was literally no time to draw weapons,” a source said.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

16 hours ago 22,013 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

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