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Today’s News

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

36 minutes ago 12,027 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions

1 hour ago 4,181 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Golf Society guests are said to have been split into two separate groups to keep under the 50-person limit.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

1 hour ago 3,577 Views 9 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 1 hour ago 7,268 Views 1 Comment

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

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Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

2 hours ago 14,045 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days
# Brrrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrrr

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days

2 hours ago 16,694 Views 14 Comments

It is a cold and frosty morning in many parts of the country.

Spotlight

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.

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death
# English Channel
# English Channel

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death

2 hours ago 9,177 Views 0 Comments

The Argentinian footballer was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed north of Guernsey in 2019.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated 2 hours ago 6,817 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

2 hours ago 15,354 Views 15 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

3 hours ago 10,491 Views 27 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

3 hours ago 8,597 Views 50 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

3 hours ago 8,956 Views 45 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

4 hours ago 22,782 Views 31 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced

4 hours ago 6,465 Views 14 Comments

Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

10 hours ago 33,554 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

Yesterday’s News

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal
# Getting To Work
# Getting To Work

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal

Updated 11 hours ago 45,486 Views 72 Comments

Joe Biden stepped into the White House for the first time as president this evening.

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot
# The Leaders
From The42
# The Leaders

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot

11 hours ago 23,330 Views 22 Comments

A 2-1 result puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back at the summit of the Premier League table.

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

11 hours ago 16,966 Views 6 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban
# Senedd
# Senedd

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban

12 hours ago 22,472 Views 12 Comments

The four say they did not consume alcohol not bought from parliamentary premises.

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Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated 12 hours ago 83,707 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

13 hours ago 7,160 Views 0 Comments

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre

13 hours ago 69,796 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the people were arrested in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

13 hours ago 7,310 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'

13 hours ago 12,046 Views 3 Comments

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

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'
# Viking Hoard
From The42
# Viking Hoard

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'

Updated 14 hours ago 53,326 Views 28 Comments

Trainer Charles Byrnes is set to appeal an IHRB decision to suspend his licence for six months following an investigation into a 2018 race.

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# False Claims
# False Claims

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

14 hours ago 193,466 Views 105 Comments

James Conner of Republicans Overseas previously suggested on air that Antifa was behind the attack on the US Capitol.

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Updated 14 hours ago 77,453 Views 43 Comments
Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine

14 hours ago 11,886 Views 19 Comments

A senior clinician has also been appointed to lead the rollout of the vaccine in the hospital.

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration
# Irish Roots
# Irish Roots

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration

14 hours ago 18,934 Views 18 Comments

The president’s heritage traces back to Ballina in Co Mayo and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
# Water
# Water

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

15 hours ago 20,020 Views 34 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid

Updated 15 hours ago 43,688 Views 3 Comments

At least eight people were injured in the blast.

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden

16 hours ago 11,183 Views 36 Comments

Joe Biden was sworn in at the inauguration in Washington DC this afternoon.

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

16 hours ago 6,656 Views 6 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 111,512 Views 171 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
# Deaths
# Deaths

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'

16 hours ago 45,183 Views 29 Comments

A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

16 hours ago 18,514 Views 73 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal

Updated 17 hours ago 47,308 Views 0 Comments

The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

17 hours ago 13,836 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'
# How To Win At Dominoes
From The42
# How To Win At Dominoes

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'

Updated 17 hours ago 13,898 Views 0 Comments

Keith Ricken is Shane Keegan’s second guest on season two of How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

17 hours ago 6,189 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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