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Today’s News

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
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# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated 6 minutes ago 1,024 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

The 8 at 8: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Thursday

14 minutes ago 672 Views 0 Comments

Here is what’s making the news headlines this morning.

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

28 minutes ago 2,973 Views 4 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

1 hour ago 3,746 Views 3 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

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Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

1 hour ago 2,032 Views 10 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

1 hour ago 3,135 Views 13 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

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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.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

1 hour ago 9,022 Views 13 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced

1 hour ago 2,150 Views 6 Comments

Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

7 hours ago 20,286 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

Yesterday’s News

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal
# Getting To Work
# Getting To Work

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal

Updated 9 hours ago 34,237 Views 70 Comments

Joe Biden stepped into the White House for the first time as president this evening.

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot
# The Leaders
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# The Leaders

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot

9 hours ago 19,031 Views 22 Comments

A 2-1 result puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back at the summit of the Premier League table.

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

9 hours ago 12,958 Views 4 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban
# Senedd
# Senedd

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban

9 hours ago 18,412 Views 11 Comments

The four say they did not consume alcohol not bought from parliamentary premises.

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Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated 10 hours ago 77,282 Views 73 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

10 hours ago 6,201 Views 0 Comments

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre

10 hours ago 51,054 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the people were arrested in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

10 hours ago 6,499 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'

11 hours ago 10,373 Views 3 Comments

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

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'
# Viking Hoard
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# Viking Hoard

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'

Updated 11 hours ago 48,537 Views 28 Comments

Trainer Charles Byrnes is set to appeal an IHRB decision to suspend his licence for six months following an investigation into a 2018 race.

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# False Claims
# False Claims

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

11 hours ago 142,010 Views 100 Comments

James Conner of Republicans Overseas previously suggested on air that Antifa was behind the attack on the US Capitol.

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Updated 12 hours ago 76,486 Views 43 Comments
Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine

12 hours ago 11,193 Views 19 Comments

A senior clinician has also been appointed to lead the rollout of the vaccine in the hospital.

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration
# Irish Roots
# Irish Roots

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration

12 hours ago 17,496 Views 18 Comments

The president’s heritage traces back to Ballina in Co Mayo and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
# Water
# Water

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

12 hours ago 19,235 Views 34 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid

Updated 13 hours ago 42,398 Views 3 Comments

At least eight people were injured in the blast.

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden

13 hours ago 10,677 Views 35 Comments

Joe Biden was sworn in at the inauguration in Washington DC this afternoon.

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

13 hours ago 6,310 Views 6 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 109,938 Views 169 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
# Deaths
# Deaths

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'

14 hours ago 44,387 Views 30 Comments

A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

14 hours ago 18,195 Views 73 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal

Updated 14 hours ago 45,285 Views 0 Comments

The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

14 hours ago 13,447 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'
# How To Win At Dominoes
From The42
# How To Win At Dominoes

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'

Updated 14 hours ago 13,462 Views 0 Comments

Keith Ricken is Shane Keegan’s second guest on season two of How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

15 hours ago 6,003 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019

15 hours ago 44,289 Views 92 Comments

The top 10 earners at RTÉ collectively took in just over €9 million in fees during the three-year period.

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated 15 hours ago 64,228 Views 71 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached
# Courts
# Courts

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached

16 hours ago 10,181 Views 0 Comments

The man was charged with trespassing on Government Buildings, at Merrion Street, Dublin 2, yesterday.

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury
# Update
From The42
# Update

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury

16 hours ago 49,244 Views 2 Comments

The All-Ireland winner suffered a neck fracture in a game in Adelaide on Sunday.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

17 hours ago 20,312 Views 26 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month

18 hours ago 16,675 Views 43 Comments

Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.

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