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Today’s News

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland

27 minutes ago 30,082 Views 41 Comments

The total number of people who have died now stands at 2,608.

Man arrested and €117,000 cash seized in organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man arrested and €117,000 cash seized in organised crime investigation

46 minutes ago 9,217 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí seized €117,000 in cash, a Rolex watch and a vehicle in Coolock.

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81
# Phil Spector
# Phil Spector

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

1 hour ago 16,171 Views 14 Comments

Spector, a former music producer, was in prison for murder.

LIVE: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

LIVE: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League

1 hour ago 40,071 Views 34 Comments

Liverpool face Man United, in one of the season’s most-anticipated matches so far.

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O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

1 hour ago 3,960 Views 11 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

2 hours ago 21,489 Views 10 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match
# Best Wishes
From The42
# Best Wishes

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

Updated 2 hours ago 34,407 Views 9 Comments

Cork LGFA say there’s positive news coming from Australia, and the Giants player will make a full recovery.

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes
# Redress
# Redress

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes

3 hours ago 33,631 Views 152 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the church was “expected to intervene” when society “banished” mothers.

25 deaths and 822 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

25 deaths and 822 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

3 hours ago 7,780 Views 3 Comments

Current restrictions in place in the North mean that people must stay at home unless they have a “reasonable excuse”.

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Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge

Updated 4 hours ago 35,948 Views 51 Comments

Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.

Woman, 20s, charged over assault after dispute on mask wearing
# Arrest
# Arrest

Woman, 20s, charged over assault after dispute on mask wearing

4 hours ago 68,026 Views 0 Comments

The woman assaulted a staff member at a premises where she had not worn a face covering.

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after earthquake
# Shaken
# Shaken

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after earthquake

5 hours ago 11,417 Views 0 Comments

The death toll from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake has risen to 56.

Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay
# Shipment
# Shipment

Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay

5 hours ago 15,547 Views 22 Comments

The Pfizer plant in Belgium is working to increase capacity.

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

6 hours ago 20,554 Views 70 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
# Frozen In Time
# Frozen In Time

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

6 hours ago 12,026 Views 24 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'

6 hours ago 47,837 Views 124 Comments

The former Tánaiste called on the Government to intervene to stop the tendering process.

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?

7 hours ago 28,466 Views 110 Comments

Are you paying more for something, or don’t have access to it anymore?

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend
# Audition Time
From The42
# Audition Time

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend

7 hours ago 24,813 Views 43 Comments

With the Six Nations kicking off in just three weeks, the Ireland coach has some tough decisions to make. Saturday’s clash between Munster and Leinster should help him do so.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party in latest opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party in latest opinion poll

7 hours ago 42,312 Views 158 Comments

Irish Mail on Sunday/Ireland Thinks poll was published today.

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

8 hours ago 35,854 Views 40 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

Sitdown Sunday: How six brothers and their lion terrorised a Libyan town
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: How six brothers and their lion terrorised a Libyan town

8 hours ago 27,097 Views 1 Comment

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

8 hours ago 10,748 Views 0 Comments

A political poll, nurses, and the mother and baby homes: Here’s what’s in the news this morning.

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

9 hours ago 45,427 Views 73 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

9 hours ago 23,132 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

9 hours ago 23,134 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

RTÉ says it has no plans to scrap The Angelus as it aims to strike a balance on 'diversity of views'
# The Bells
# The Bells

RTÉ says it has no plans to scrap The Angelus as it aims to strike a balance on 'diversity of views'

10 hours ago 20,800 Views 165 Comments

An online petition started this week calling for RTÉ to scrap broadcasting the Angelus.

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'
# Glass Half Full
From The42
# Glass Half Full

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'

10 hours ago 19,475 Views 1 Comment

With his Hawthorn career in the rearview mirror, Conor Glass is determined to help Derry compete for Ulster titles.

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
# Disruption
# Disruption

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?

11 hours ago 29,317 Views 38 Comments

More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

17 hours ago 21,909 Views 40 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?
# Shantytok
# Shantytok

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?

19 hours ago 40,632 Views 25 Comments

Soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum.

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
From The42
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

Updated 20 hours ago 46,317 Views 10 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

21 hours ago 22,789 Views 1 Comment

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

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet

Updated 22 hours ago 40,811 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Scully has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Lincoln from West Ham.

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US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

22 hours ago 24,911 Views 7 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

22 hours ago 27,852 Views 67 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
# Election
# Election

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

22 hours ago 15,549 Views 70 Comments

Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

23 hours ago 12,022 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 5:50 PM 123,317 Views 189 Comments

“A significant percentage of the population – in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties – is currently either a case or a close contact.”

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds

Sat 5:41 PM 22,840 Views 15 Comments

Locals have been told to be vigilant for signs of danger.

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