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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

23 minutes ago 2,111 Views 0 Comments

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

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

50 minutes ago 3,146 Views 3 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

58 minutes ago 105,415 Views 72 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

1 hour ago 3,660 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise

1 hour ago 13,150 Views 2 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

2 hours ago 38,244 Views 23 Comments

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

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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.

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

3 hours ago 16,549 Views 21 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

3 hours ago 87,028 Views 97 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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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

3 hours ago 40,399 Views 47 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

3 hours ago 15,859 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 4 hours ago 55,019 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

4 hours ago 16,558 Views 15 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

4 hours ago 19,309 Views 42 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

4 hours ago 39,515 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 5 hours ago 57,099 Views 65 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

5 hours ago 6,845 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

5 hours ago 25,052 Views 16 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'

5 hours ago 16,177 Views 44 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?

6 hours ago 11,422 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

6 hours ago 15,700 Views 49 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

6 hours ago 16,218 Views 32 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

7 hours ago 10,772 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?

7 hours ago 29,998 Views 52 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

7 hours ago 10,632 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 7 hours ago 55,631 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

7 hours ago 18,151 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 7 hours ago 12,642 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 8 hours ago 8,846 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

8 hours ago 7,986 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 9 hours ago 39,881 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

10 hours ago 17,486 Views 11 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.

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over
# Out The Door
From The42
# Out The Door

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over

Updated 10 hours ago 46,048 Views 84 Comments

Club great has been shown the door after 18 months in charge.

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced
# State Assets
# State Assets

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced

10 hours ago 24,421 Views 24 Comments

The NTMA said that the new rates “reflect the reductions in interest rates in both Sovereign bond yields and the retail savings market”.

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

11 hours ago 36,326 Views 114 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

12 hours ago 11,993 Views 56 Comments

While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

12 hours ago 45,323 Views 55 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests

13 hours ago 18,370 Views 27 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2020 found respondents in Ireland were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Boohoo buys UK Debenhams brand for €62 million, saving name but not jobs
# Fashion Buyout
# Fashion Buyout

Boohoo buys UK Debenhams brand for €62 million, saving name but not jobs

13 hours ago 38,144 Views 21 Comments

Debenhams in Ireland operated under a sperate company and closed all of its stores last year.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

13 hours ago 9,172 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police

14 hours ago 23,419 Views 72 Comments

Hundreds gathered to protest a curfew in place until February.

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