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Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges
# Courts
# Courts

Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges

1 minute ago 13 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm near the CHQ building at Custom House Quay on 20 January.

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
# Criminality
# Criminality

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks

3 minutes ago 181 Views 0 Comments

A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back
# Tralee
# Tralee

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back

Updated 17 minutes ago 21,327 Views 0 Comments

Patrick O’Brien admitted sending the former footballer messages that were grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

52 minutes ago 3,801 Views 13 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

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High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools

1 hour ago 5,531 Views 0 Comments

Each of the actions have been brought on behalf of five school-going children.

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media
# PSNI
# PSNI

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media

1 hour ago 12,123 Views 24 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee heard evidence from the PSNI this afternoon.

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.

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020
# Choice Music Prize
# Choice Music Prize

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020

1 hour ago 8,566 Views 11 Comments

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 28 February.

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue

Updated 1 hour ago 12,982 Views 18 Comments

Munster lock Billy Holland highlights how difficult a time this is for rugby players.

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online
# Holocaust Memorial Day
# Holocaust Memorial Day

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online

2 hours ago 4,139 Views 16 Comments

Tova Friedman had hoped to take her grandchildren to the site of the former Nazi death camp in Poland but the coronavirus pandemic prevented the trip.

Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made evacuated after suspicious package found
# Wrexham
# Wrexham

Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made evacuated after suspicious package found

2 hours ago 13,049 Views 8 Comments

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford said “we are working with local police and the military to find out more about this incident”.

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated 2 hours ago 28,161 Views 83 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

Teenager stabbed to death in East Wall named locally as Josh Dunne (16)
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teenager stabbed to death in East Wall named locally as Josh Dunne (16)

Updated 3 hours ago 78,939 Views 39 Comments

Tributes are being paid to the teenager.

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes

3 hours ago 3,254 Views 12 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop John McDowell have issued public apologies.

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach

3 hours ago 8,954 Views 34 Comments

Speaking in Leaders’ Questions, he said “there will be no half-measures from me, as Taoiseach, or from Government”.

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs

3 hours ago 19,214 Views 35 Comments

The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

3 hours ago 6,695 Views 12 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star
# 2020 Survey
From The42
# 2020 Survey

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star

Updated 4 hours ago 11,344 Views 39 Comments

Taylor’s win over Delfine Persoon was voted the most memorable sporting moment.

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims

Updated 4 hours ago 40,393 Views 72 Comments

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said it’s ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’.

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period
# Go Slow
# Go Slow

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period

4 hours ago 11,097 Views 39 Comments

Fixed charge notices were issued to 1,096 motorists for using a mobile phone during the same period.

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?

7 hours ago 72,233 Views 209 Comments

The WHO doesn’t think they should, but others disagree.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

8 hours ago 7,516 Views 33 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 8 hours ago 13,142 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan

8 hours ago 51,644 Views 14 Comments

“When she unleashed her vocal fireworks, she made time stand still,” the artistic director of Irish National Opera said of Cara.

'The more you coach, the more you realise that nobody cares about your formulas'
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

'The more you coach, the more you realise that nobody cares about your formulas'

9 hours ago 13,356 Views 2 Comments

Former Dublin goalkeeper Clíodhna O’Connor is Shane Keegan’s latest guest on How To Win At Dominoes.

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial

9 hours ago 69,037 Views 62 Comments

The trial’s first procedural vote, a 55-45 tally against dismissing the impeachment, suggests Trump still has GOP support.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

9 hours ago 23,923 Views 22 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

10 hours ago 19,956 Views 26 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December

10 hours ago 10,076 Views 16 Comments

Around 2.1 million people used contactless payments each day last month.

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

10 hours ago 13,123 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

'Look out for text kisses and flirting': Garda policy orders officers to report colleagues for inappropriate relationships
# Inappropriate
# Inappropriate

'Look out for text kisses and flirting': Garda policy orders officers to report colleagues for inappropriate relationships

16 hours ago 81,877 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Anti-Corruption Unit went live late last year.

Yesterday’s News

Teenager dies and another suffers serious injuries following incident in Dublin's north inner city
# North Inner City
# North Inner City

Teenager dies and another suffers serious injuries following incident in Dublin's north inner city

Updated 17 hours ago 116,363 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood gardaí are investigating if the two males were involved in an altercation with a takeaway delivery worker.

Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison

18 hours ago 55,987 Views 30 Comments

Stone killed three people in a gun and grenade attack at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast following an IRA funeral.

'There was nothing I could do' - Jack Byrne on Mick McCarthy's Apoel sacking
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

'There was nothing I could do' - Jack Byrne on Mick McCarthy's Apoel sacking

18 hours ago 39,570 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland midfielder said the Cypriot club reassured him over his future after McCarthy’s exit.

Biden raises concerns over Navalny and Russian 'aggression' in Ukraine in first phone call with Putin
# A Quick Chat
# A Quick Chat

Biden raises concerns over Navalny and Russian 'aggression' in Ukraine in first phone call with Putin

18 hours ago 17,285 Views 24 Comments

The G7 group of nations also hit out at Navalny’s “politically motivated” detention in a statement today.

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Lifeboat crew rescues dog after slip near Dun Laoghaire pier
# Dublin
# Dublin

Lifeboat crew rescues dog after slip near Dun Laoghaire pier

19 hours ago 28,100 Views 22 Comments

Archie fell on to rocks near the pier after 11am.

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week

19 hours ago 34,800 Views 17 Comments

The vaccine is a one-dose shot.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

19 hours ago 10,185 Views 0 Comments

New restrictions on incoming travel, Ireland reaches 3,000 Covid-19 deaths, and man jailed over courtroom siege…

Your evening longread: Famed fashion designer Zandra Rhodes on how cancer changed her life
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Famed fashion designer Zandra Rhodes on how cancer changed her life

20 hours ago 13,076 Views 1 Comment

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

Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station

20 hours ago 30,808 Views 46 Comments

The three men will receive 15 weeks of training in advance of the flight next January.

Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'
# Non-runner
# Non-runner

Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'

20 hours ago 30,036 Views 87 Comments

NPHET does not recommend such a strategy, says Micheál Martin.

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