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'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?

12 minutes ago 909 Views 0 Comments

Bauer’s Irish move could be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the radio industry here.

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

16 minutes ago 575 Views 1 Comment

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night
# Stocks
# Stocks

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night

18 minutes ago 2,352 Views 5 Comments

GameStop’s chief financial officer Jim Bell announced this week that he would resign on 26 March.

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision
# N20
# N20

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision

Updated 35 minutes ago 13,602 Views 3 Comments

Emergency services are at the scene.

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Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports

36 minutes ago 7,369 Views 13 Comments

The incident reportedly happened in the Hollywood area last night.

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

44 minutes ago 5,540 Views 17 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland

55 minutes ago 32,199 Views 38 Comments

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

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'

1 hour ago 14,257 Views 47 Comments

The Government has been told that levels of happiness are at “the lowest point yet, while intolerance has reached a high point.”

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

1 hour ago 2,566 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game

1 hour ago 15,530 Views 32 Comments

The 25-year-old has been named on the bench for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin
# Palmerstown
# Palmerstown

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin

2 hours ago 9,637 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí observed two men behaving suspiciously at an ATM on the Old Lucan Road yesterday.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated 2 hours ago 12,001 Views 14 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

2 hours ago 6,170 Views 6 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

Updated 3 hours ago 84,435 Views 72 Comments
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UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19 Outbreak
# Covid-19 Outbreak

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

3 hours ago 9,019 Views 25 Comments

UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

HSE: 'Severe drop' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

HSE: 'Severe drop' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

3 hours ago 35,381 Views 53 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
# CSO
# CSO

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says

4 hours ago 12,727 Views 74 Comments

Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

5 hours ago 11,892 Views 42 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year
# Gearoid Hegarty
From The42
# Gearoid Hegarty

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year

5 hours ago 9,606 Views 2 Comments

Gearóid Hegarty’s golden season is one to savour for the St Patrick’s club who watched him grow into a star.

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# Linda Mulligan
# Linda Mulligan

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

5 hours ago 22,185 Views 18 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting Chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

6 hours ago 6,714 Views 3 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
# On The Radio
# On The Radio

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group

Updated 6 hours ago 36,926 Views 5 Comments

Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.

Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation
# Ireland Reads
# Ireland Reads

Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation

6 hours ago 5,178 Views 3 Comments

The campaign encourages people to read to help with their wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot
# They're Calling Again
# They're Calling Again

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot

6 hours ago 15,715 Views 36 Comments

The revival was ordered by the new streaming service Paramount Plus.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

7 hours ago 26,339 Views 69 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin
# Summerhill
# Summerhill

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

7 hours ago 7,698 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was arrested after a search of a property in Summerhill.

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?

8 hours ago 55,746 Views 206 Comments

Are you a music fan or do you prefer chat radio?

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

9 hours ago 18,299 Views 45 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

9 hours ago 4,335 Views 10 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

9 hours ago 16,964 Views 42 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 9 hours ago 11,175 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues

Updated 10 hours ago 9,517 Views 10 Comments

The squad’s communication on the pitch was flagged as an issue by attack coach Mike Catt.

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

10 hours ago 27,881 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog

11 hours ago 6,200 Views 1 Comment

More than 6,600 data security breaches were notified last year, according to the Data Protection Commission.

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

11 hours ago 9,576 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed

11 hours ago 9,793 Views 15 Comments

Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

11 hours ago 26,375 Views 31 Comments

The 46th president has been undoing dozens of Trump orders since taking office.

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
# Juvenile Scheme
# Juvenile Scheme

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

12 hours ago 22,917 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

17 hours ago 10,221 Views 18 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?
Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

18 hours ago 84,840 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

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