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Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

1 minute ago 49 Views 0 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

29 minutes ago 42,309 Views 59 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

32 minutes ago 7,448 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain
# Travel
# Travel

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain

46 minutes ago 10,709 Views 32 Comments

The HSE had changed advice on its website but the DFA has said the situation has not changed.

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Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?

1 hour ago 4,425 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to introduce statutory gender quotas.

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

1 hour ago 9,283 Views 19 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

1 hour ago 8,231 Views 8 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

1 hour ago 11,004 Views 38 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

2 hours ago 6,637 Views 4 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

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

2 hours ago 13,777 Views 0 Comments

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

2 hours ago 6,343 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'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

2 hours ago 6,395 Views 8 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 11,500 Views 31 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 10,965 Views 0 Comments

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

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 3 hours ago 26,083 Views 0 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 21,352 Views 33 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 15,381 Views 19 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 3 hours ago 16,273 Views 20 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

4 hours ago 6,842 Views 25 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.

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made
# Wrexham
# Wrexham

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made

4 hours ago 17,525 Views 12 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 5 hours ago 32,373 Views 94 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 5 hours ago 95,730 Views 24 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

5 hours ago 4,416 Views 15 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

5 hours ago 11,655 Views 36 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

5 hours ago 22,137 Views 36 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

6 hours ago 8,296 Views 13 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 6 hours ago 13,171 Views 41 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 6 hours ago 43,337 Views 78 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

7 hours ago 12,475 Views 42 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?

10 hours ago 77,597 Views 213 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

10 hours ago 7,952 Views 35 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 10 hours ago 13,548 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

10 hours ago 60,018 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'

11 hours ago 14,215 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

11 hours ago 71,758 Views 66 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

11 hours ago 24,796 Views 23 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

12 hours ago 20,985 Views 27 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

12 hours ago 10,478 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

13 hours ago 13,588 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

18 hours ago 85,391 Views 47 Comments

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

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