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Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 minutes ago 18,076 Views 29 Comments

Today’s update brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland to 2,970.

Shebeen shut down at industrial premises in Swords
# Penalties
# Penalties

Shebeen shut down at industrial premises in Swords

35 minutes ago 20,437 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí found alcohol, beer kegs, taps, cash, and bar stools during a search.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
# Russia
# Russia

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Updated 1 hour ago 14,576 Views 21 Comments

Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.

More than £15,000 in fines handed out following illegal rave in east London
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

More than £15,000 in fines handed out following illegal rave in east London

1 hour ago 11,209 Views 8 Comments

Metropolitan Police attended a venue under a railway arch in Hackney in the early hours of the morning.

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Live: Manchester United vs Liverpool, FA Cup fourth round
# Live Blog
From The42
# Live Blog

Live: Manchester United vs Liverpool, FA Cup fourth round

1 hour ago 24,445 Views 32 Comments

Follow all the action from Old Trafford, as Jurgen Klopp’s side aim to end their wretched run.

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.

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

2 hours ago 20,489 Views 103 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated 2 hours ago 44,434 Views 76 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection
# Audition Winners
From The42
# Audition Winners

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection

Updated 3 hours ago 16,193 Views 32 Comments

There could be as many as 13 players from the two provinces in Ireland’s side for the Six Nations opener on 7 February.

Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick
# Raheen
# Raheen

Man arrested after gardaí seize cocaine worth €245,000 in Limerick

3 hours ago 7,873 Views 0 Comments

A garda vehicle was damaged during the course of the operation.

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000

3 hours ago 10,546 Views 5 Comments

Northern Ireland has administered over 170,000 vaccinations.

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
# Portuguese President
# Portuguese President

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases

4 hours ago 8,837 Views 10 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
# Safety
# Safety

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion

4 hours ago 11,604 Views 10 Comments

The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse
# Longford
# Longford

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse

5 hours ago 13,300 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found “a sophisticated cannabis growhouse” in two bedrooms and a basement.

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
# Traffic
# Traffic

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads

Updated 5 hours ago 27,708 Views 15 Comments

Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.

New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening
# Spots Of Snow
# Spots Of Snow

New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening

5 hours ago 18,272 Views 7 Comments

Mét Éireann forecasts scattered sleet, snow and rain showers continuing today.

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'

Updated 6 hours ago 19,881 Views 0 Comments

Collingwood’s Irish duo, Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan, are gearing up for another big season in Australia.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
# Say Hi
# Say Hi

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

6 hours ago 20,367 Views 36 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

6 hours ago 18,161 Views 25 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

7 hours ago 34,025 Views 140 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

7 hours ago 40,373 Views 98 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen

9 hours ago 19,393 Views 7 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

9 hours ago 12,451 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

9 hours ago 15,926 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

10 hours ago 25,620 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk

10 hours ago 29,932 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
# Crashed
# Crashed

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

10 hours ago 25,358 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
# MDMA
From The42
# MDMA

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'

11 hours ago 29,236 Views 12 Comments

Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
From The42
# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

11 hours ago 135,591 Views 203 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

11 hours ago 52,995 Views 35 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

17 hours ago 29,929 Views 27 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

20 hours ago 53,379 Views 35 Comments

Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
From The42
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

20 hours ago 45,182 Views 198 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation

22 hours ago 35,685 Views 0 Comments

A man, 29, and a woman, 26, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

22 hours ago 14,294 Views 0 Comments

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

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Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas

22 hours ago 22,622 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí seized an estimated €57,000 of cocaine and €8,450 in cash.

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

22 hours ago 32,840 Views 45 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

23 hours ago 22,360 Views 46 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide
# Weather
# Weather

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide

Updated 23 hours ago 110,884 Views 40 Comments

There will be falls of hail, sleet and snow, creating icy and hazardous conditions.

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

23 hours ago 84,608 Views 70 Comments

An inter-pro to tee up the Six Nations and we went minute-by-minute.

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