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Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister

1 minute ago 2 Views 0 Comments

The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people

9 minutes ago 2,510 Views 10 Comments

The minister said this will be dependent on supply but this is based on what Ireland has secured.

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

16 minutes ago 2,757 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford
# Crime Watch
# Crime Watch

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford

19 minutes ago 1,944 Views 4 Comments

The seizure was made during a search in Longford town yesterday evening.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

20 minutes ago 718 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated 28 minutes ago 17,357 Views 25 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC

1 hour ago 5,421 Views 0 Comments

A judge has warned that they can face prosecution for breaking reporting restrictions.

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

1 hour ago 8,935 Views 12 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

1 hour ago 8,150 Views 2 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan

Updated 1 hour ago 48,428 Views 1 Comment

The arrests were made earlier today.

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
# Nathan Collins
From The42
# Nathan Collins

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others

2 hours ago 16,849 Views 3 Comments

Leixlip native Nathan Collins has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly rated young defenders in English football.

Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul
# Drugs Bust
# Drugs Bust

Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul

2 hours ago 13,905 Views 20 Comments

Dutch police said the drugs were bound for a destination in the Netherlands.

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list

2 hours ago 9,821 Views 28 Comments

Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated 2 hours ago 28,819 Views 105 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure

4 hours ago 8,032 Views 0 Comments

The two were arrested yesterday following searches in Dublin and Meath.

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55

5 hours ago 44,346 Views 11 Comments

The prop represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups.

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?

5 hours ago 33,737 Views 95 Comments

Varadkar said that if there have been any failures “we have to accept responsibility for that”.

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

7 hours ago 59,518 Views 47 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

8 hours ago 14,273 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning

8 hours ago 21,730 Views 68 Comments

Johnson pledged an extra £400 million of funding as part of the Government’s catch-up programme.

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge

9 hours ago 10,983 Views 18 Comments

Elements of Ireland’s play have come in for criticism following the Six Nations defeat to France.

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

9 hours ago 35,462 Views 23 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Tiger Woods ‘awake’ and ‘responsive’ after surgery on car crash leg injuries
# Tiger Woods
From The42
# Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods ‘awake’ and ‘responsive’ after surgery on car crash leg injuries

9 hours ago 35,099 Views 22 Comments

The 15-time Major winner suffered ‘significant’ right leg injuries.

US judge says wife of drug kingpin El Chapo must stay in jail
# Emma Coronel Aispuro
# Emma Coronel Aispuro

US judge says wife of drug kingpin El Chapo must stay in jail

9 hours ago 35,223 Views 38 Comments

US Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather explained the charges to Coronel, who spoke to the judge through a Spanish interpreter.

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
# Great Defector
# Great Defector

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South

9 hours ago 35,889 Views 18 Comments

The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

9 hours ago 15,019 Views 2 Comments

The military was deployed to help police quell the uprising.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
# Analysis
# Analysis

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

10 hours ago 51,162 Views 138 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

11 hours ago 13,444 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns

11 hours ago 9,537 Views 2 Comments

Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

16 hours ago 69,409 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

Yesterday’s News

Tiger Woods 'very fortunate' to survive after suffering serious injuries to both legs in car crash
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Tiger Woods 'very fortunate' to survive after suffering serious injuries to both legs in car crash

Updated 17 hours ago 107,208 Views 65 Comments

Woods did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the early-morning incident in Los Angeles.

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
# Biden's Team
# Biden's Team

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition

18 hours ago 24,380 Views 14 Comments

While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

19 hours ago 27,432 Views 8 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

Judgement reserved in injunction application over Pete Taylor's Bray boxing club
# High Court
# High Court

Judgement reserved in injunction application over Pete Taylor's Bray boxing club

19 hours ago 22,493 Views 0 Comments

Taylor claims the council is wrongfully trying to evict him and the club from a facility.

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Flooding in Cork, Kerry and other areas following Status Orange rainfall warnings
# Flooding
# Flooding

Flooding in Cork, Kerry and other areas following Status Orange rainfall warnings

Updated 20 hours ago 61,614 Views 18 Comments

A Status Orange rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford was in place throughout today.

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list

Updated 20 hours ago 68,219 Views 45 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

20 hours ago 26,109 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

20 hours ago 9,040 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence

20 hours ago 36,306 Views 34 Comments

The victim has since made a good recovery.

Your evening longread: The North Korean defector who vanished... then reappeared
# Longread
# Longread

Your evening longread: The North Korean defector who vanished... then reappeared

20 hours ago 9,254 Views 1 Comment

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

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