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You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman

6 minutes ago 320 Views 0 Comments

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

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

6 minutes ago 410 Views 1 Comment

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a €100 fine each, Gardaí said.

Indianapolis police identify killer in FedEx shooting as 19-year-old man
# Indianapolis
# Indianapolis

Indianapolis police identify killer in FedEx shooting as 19-year-old man

Updated 16 minutes ago 32,946 Views 76 Comments
  • Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter provided the identity to The Associated Press.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said.
  • Five people were also wounded
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 33 minutes ago 8,430 Views 10 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

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Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

47 minutes ago 2,491 Views 1 Comment

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday
# Tralee
# Tralee

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday

1 hour ago 5,163 Views 3 Comments

Jennifer Dunkova is missing from her home in Tralee.

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told
# Anthony Rogers
# Anthony Rogers

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told

1 hour ago 9,373 Views 0 Comments

The most serious injuries were to the left side of the deceased’s head and neck area, where there were 11 stab wounds, the court heard.

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names

2 hours ago 15,037 Views 6 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway
# Bothar Na DTreabh
# Bothar Na DTreabh

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway

Updated 2 hours ago 28,368 Views 3 Comments

Two men have been charged and will appear before Galway District Court this evening.

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Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo
# Swinford
# Swinford

Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo

2 hours ago 10,310 Views 2 Comments

He was arrested this morning.

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

2 hours ago 6,027 Views 3 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 63,256 Views 85 Comments

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

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated 2 hours ago 9,120 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
From The42
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

3 hours ago 12,182 Views 2 Comments

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

Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'
# RIP
# RIP

Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'

3 hours ago 40,860 Views 22 Comments

Her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis confirmed her death this afternoon.

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated 3 hours ago 21,383 Views 92 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

3 hours ago 3,948 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

3 hours ago 8,554 Views 25 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

What now for Matt Doherty?
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

What now for Matt Doherty?

4 hours ago 24,337 Views 16 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice

Updated 4 hours ago 27,748 Views 40 Comments

67 year olds can be registered tomorrow followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer
# Dublin
# Dublin

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer

5 hours ago 8,290 Views 21 Comments

The OPW’s chairman confirmed the move to Dublin City Council.

Gardaí find suspected cannabis growhouse inside converted horsebox in Tipperary
# Ready To Roll
# Ready To Roll

Gardaí find suspected cannabis growhouse inside converted horsebox in Tipperary

5 hours ago 16,206 Views 35 Comments

The drugs were allegedly found inside a fully kitted-out horse transporter on land near Thurles.

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated 7 hours ago 86,180 Views 179 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
From The42
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

7 hours ago 14,534 Views 1 Comment

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

HSE agrees to €23.5m settlement in case by Cork girl who suffered severe brain injury at birth
# High Court
# High Court

HSE agrees to €23.5m settlement in case by Cork girl who suffered severe brain injury at birth

7 hours ago 17,534 Views 23 Comments

16-year-old Kameela Kuye from Cork took the case against the HSE through her father Jimmy

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'

Updated 8 hours ago 33,939 Views 91 Comments

In Ireland, it was confirmed last night that four variants of concern had been identified in mandatory hotel quarantine

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'

9 hours ago 17,096 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman gave fascinating insight into rugby recruitment on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192

10 hours ago 29,270 Views 38 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE this morning.

Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy
# Police Shooting
# Police Shooting

Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy

10 hours ago 49,658 Views 96 Comments

Footage reveals 13-year-old Adam Toledo dropped a handgun and raised his empty hands.

Poll: Are you planning a domestic summer holiday?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Are you planning a domestic summer holiday?

11 hours ago 37,585 Views 87 Comments

Both Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin have spoken about plans to reopen the hospitality sector for the summer.

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
# Android
# Android

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

11 hours ago 6,909 Views 3 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 11 hours ago 10,749 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

12 hours ago 6,762 Views 6 Comments

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

13 hours ago 17,598 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

13 hours ago 8,109 Views 8 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
# Incitement To Hatred
# Incitement To Hatred

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval

13 hours ago 15,538 Views 41 Comments

Minister McEntee said the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and of association will be respected in the new legislation.

Deloitte announces plans for 300 new jobs in Ireland
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Deloitte announces plans for 300 new jobs in Ireland

14 hours ago 18,024 Views 8 Comments

The majority of the roles will be in consulting, 100 of which are being recruited immediately.

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
# AMRI
# AMRI

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

14 hours ago 11,821 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

20 hours ago 42,021 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

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