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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

5 hours ago 5,548 Views 1 Comment

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

Yesterday’s News

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears

6 hours ago 18,550 Views 31 Comments

Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

6 hours ago 11,649 Views 0 Comments

The singer has been held in Chicago where he faces a separate trial.

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win
# Cruise Control
From The42
# Cruise Control

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win

6 hours ago 12,137 Views 13 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison
# Courts
# Courts

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison

7 hours ago 13,406 Views 0 Comments

The case has been heard before the High Court.

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Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin

7 hours ago 10,116 Views 6 Comments

€5,000 worth of suspected cocaine was also seized.

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
# Factfind
# Factfind

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like

7 hours ago 18,517 Views 20 Comments

The government’s National Remote Work Strategy says that remote working will be a “permanent feature” after Covid-19.

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated 8 hours ago 44,017 Views 53 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

8 hours ago 37,314 Views 48 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what we learned from NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

8 hours ago 5,316 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the news headlines.

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

8 hours ago 7,270 Views 6 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems

8 hours ago 7,352 Views 1 Comment

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

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

9 hours ago 60,691 Views 105 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

9 hours ago 10,389 Views 18 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated 9 hours ago 80,359 Views 65 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week

9 hours ago 23,797 Views 24 Comments

Three of the centres will be located in Dublin and the fourth one will be located in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
From The42
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

9 hours ago 12,620 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth
# Crash
# Crash

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth

9 hours ago 18,098 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R174 at Blackgate, Ravensdale at approximately 3.50pm.

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

10 hours ago 4,216 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

11 hours ago 19,097 Views 25 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell
# Axe
# Axe

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell

Updated 11 hours ago 16,910 Views 0 Comments

Defence barrister Eleazar Anyene said the defendant “refused to come out” of his cell.

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
# White House
# White House

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

11 hours ago 10,470 Views 31 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 67,928 Views 79 Comments

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

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

11 hours ago 23,140 Views 64 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
# Ofcom
# Ofcom

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record

12 hours ago 47,091 Views 37 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

12 hours ago 5,231 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

12 hours ago 26,648 Views 30 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated 12 hours ago 35,582 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
From The42
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

14 hours ago 17,917 Views 15 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

14 hours ago 26,414 Views 49 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped
# Bastia
From The42
# Bastia

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

15 hours ago 38,803 Views 0 Comments

‘We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statements,’ said prosecutor Arnaud Viornery.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest
# Murder
# Murder

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest

15 hours ago 18,286 Views 0 Comments

There has been three arrests in the case and gardaí have also been assisted by the Defence Forces in searches for the missing man.

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny
# Lotto
# Lotto

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny

15 hours ago 15,697 Views 11 Comments

The jackpot was the highest in four years.

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline

Updated 16 hours ago 24,868 Views 35 Comments

Almost one in five people have been vaccinated to date.

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately
# David Duffy
# David Duffy

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately

16 hours ago 12,073 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

16 hours ago 35,336 Views 47 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake

17 hours ago 30,925 Views 6 Comments

M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow
# Rathnew
# Rathnew

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow

17 hours ago 36,233 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 7pm last night.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
# Spacing Doses
# Spacing Doses

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

17 hours ago 29,379 Views 64 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin

17 hours ago 75,043 Views 42 Comments

The devices have an estimated value of €150,000.

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