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Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine

6 minutes ago 298 Views 0 Comments

Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.

Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year
# Empty Streets
# Empty Streets

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year

50 minutes ago 8,847 Views 37 Comments

Micheál Martin said there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

1 hour ago 18,003 Views 25 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'

2 hours ago 13,753 Views 8 Comments

Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

2 hours ago 22,209 Views 32 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

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Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?

2 hours ago 16,483 Views 5 Comments

Remember when photo ops were a thing?

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

3 hours ago 6,406 Views 0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day plans, the Beacon Hospital and remote working made headlines today.

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
# Frontline
# Frontline

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach

Updated 3 hours ago 40,716 Views 82 Comments

The video was released this morning.

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

3 hours ago 13,887 Views 26 Comments

The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life

3 hours ago 5,353 Views 0 Comments

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

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
# Apology
# Apology

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report

4 hours ago 12,008 Views 34 Comments

The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

4 hours ago 21,329 Views 54 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Gardaí issue appeal for two teenage girls aged 16 and 15 missing since last Friday
# Missing Girls
# Missing Girls

Gardaí issue appeal for two teenage girls aged 16 and 15 missing since last Friday

4 hours ago 53,801 Views 8 Comments

They are missing since 8 January.

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

4 hours ago 21,215 Views 73 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late
# Sofa Watch
# Sofa Watch

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late

5 hours ago 17,299 Views 11 Comments

Here’s some of the chat on the box tonight.

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend

5 hours ago 39,784 Views 46 Comments

Gardaí said they will continue to engage with the public but will issue tickets to those who ignore the regulations to stay at home.

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

5 hours ago 8,380 Views 14 Comments

The figures have been collated by the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

6 hours ago 15,856 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal

6 hours ago 40,805 Views 64 Comments

Beacon Hospital has not signed up to allow its ICU capacity be used by the public system.

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

6 hours ago 20,848 Views 23 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Council looks to gauge interest for 'flagship' white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Council looks to gauge interest for 'flagship' white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre

6 hours ago 19,679 Views 59 Comments

Dublin City Council last year faced much criticism over the €22.8 million bill for the project.

Coronavirus: 50 deaths and 3,498 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 50 deaths and 3,498 new cases confirmed in Ireland

6 hours ago 88,155 Views 191 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from NPHET this evening.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
From The42
# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

7 hours ago 24,242 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

7 hours ago 10,371 Views 26 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

7 hours ago 5,811 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?

7 hours ago 27,872 Views 16 Comments

Your final bill can be significantly reduced to zero or even turned into a refund.

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years
# Brian Reilly
# Brian Reilly

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years

8 hours ago 27,804 Views 57 Comments

Brian Reilly had 126 previous convictions.

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland

8 hours ago 10,605 Views 26 Comments

Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.

Cow & Gate and Aptamil recall batches of cereal due to possible presence of apple stalks
# Muesli
# Muesli

Cow & Gate and Aptamil recall batches of cereal due to possible presence of apple stalks

8 hours ago 5,281 Views 2 Comments

Three types of cereal have been recalled.

Three mass vaccination centres for GPs to run tomorrow
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Three mass vaccination centres for GPs to run tomorrow

8 hours ago 44,643 Views 29 Comments

Daily vaccination figures will be published from 25 January.

Golf star Angel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to Argentina
# No Angel
From The42
# No Angel

Golf star Angel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to Argentina

9 hours ago 56,082 Views 0 Comments

Officials in his homeland are said to have charged him with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities.

Lloyds Pharmacy suspends Irish online doctor services due to Brexit law changes
# A Bitter Pill
# A Bitter Pill

Lloyds Pharmacy suspends Irish online doctor services due to Brexit law changes

9 hours ago 16,802 Views 16 Comments

The company said it is trying to restore the service to Irish users.

Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House
# Shamrock Bowl
# Shamrock Bowl

Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House

Updated 9 hours ago 14,106 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin says it’s ‘early days’ but that Covid-19 is causing problems for bilateral meetings.

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal
# Mark Rutte
# Mark Rutte

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

9 hours ago 31,617 Views 20 Comments

Dutch authorities wrongly accused thousands of parents of fraudulently claiming child allowance.

Freight group warns of trade disruption as supply chains 'slow up' due to new rules
# Brexit
# Brexit

Freight group warns of trade disruption as supply chains 'slow up' due to new rules

9 hours ago 6,938 Views 11 Comments

FTAI General Manager Aidan Flynn said it is “unbelievable” that 30% of goods imported into Dublin Port are being inspected.

Dublin Airport private Antigen testing begins as Dutch authorities make it compulsory for fliers
# Antigen Test
# Antigen Test

Dublin Airport private Antigen testing begins as Dutch authorities make it compulsory for fliers

9 hours ago 13,334 Views 17 Comments

The antigen tests come as Dutch authorities have banned untested passengers from entering the country.

Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services
# Extern
# Extern

Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services

9 hours ago 5,481 Views 19 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould has urged the government to provide funding for Extern.

'We are gravely concerned': Chief medical officers issue joint stay-at-home warning
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

'We are gravely concerned': Chief medical officers issue joint stay-at-home warning

10 hours ago 102,574 Views 60 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan and Dr Michael McBride said there is an “unsustainably high level of Covid-19 infection” across Ireland.

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

10 hours ago 21,496 Views 9 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
# Delays
# Delays

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe

Updated 10 hours ago 79,136 Views 49 Comments

“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.

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