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Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?

5 hours ago 7,006 Views 23 Comments

Hospitals are under increasing pressure, with patients in all age cohorts needing critical care.

Yesterday’s News

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

6 hours ago 12,327 Views 56 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

Aubamayeng bags brace and youngsters shine bright as Arsenal ease past Newcastle
# Stroll
From The42
# Stroll

Aubamayeng bags brace and youngsters shine bright as Arsenal ease past Newcastle

6 hours ago 8,195 Views 9 Comments

Emile Smith Rowe and goalscorer Bukayo Saka caught the eye for the Gunners in a comfortable win.

A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive
# Yes Really
# Yes Really

A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive

7 hours ago 31,547 Views 21 Comments

Jeanne Pouchain’s status has prevented her and her husband from using their joint bank account.

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine
# Rotunda
# Rotunda

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine

7 hours ago 29,878 Views 78 Comments

It comes a similar controversy at the Coombe Hospital was reported last night.

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Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns
# The North
# The North

Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns

7 hours ago 6,029 Views 2 Comments

Stormont’s health minister warned the current pressures are likely to move to intensive care units in ten days’ time.

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.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

8 hours ago 9,057 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated 8 hours ago 72,798 Views 96 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Your evening longread: How do food trends happen - and what will we be eating in 2021?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How do food trends happen - and what will we be eating in 2021?

8 hours ago 11,232 Views 10 Comments

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

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Mayo legend Andy Moran takes first major step into management
# Home Comforts
From The42
# Home Comforts

Mayo legend Andy Moran takes first major step into management

Updated 8 hours ago 34,755 Views 12 Comments

The 2017 Footballer of the Year takes charge of his native Ballaghaderreen.

Man charged after refusing to comply with Garda direction in relation to travel restrictions
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Man charged after refusing to comply with Garda direction in relation to travel restrictions

9 hours ago 44,053 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Naas District Court tomorrow morning.

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines

Updated 9 hours ago 81,674 Views 286 Comments

The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported
# Hpra
# Hpra

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported

9 hours ago 49,482 Views 0 Comments

Over 77,000 vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far.

Arrivals to Ireland from South America must have a negative Covid-19 test AND self-isolate for 14 days
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Arrivals to Ireland from South America must have a negative Covid-19 test AND self-isolate for 14 days

Updated 10 hours ago 18,214 Views 78 Comments
  • The UK on Friday banned travellers from South America from entering the country.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said there are no plans for such a ban in Ireland as there are no direct flights from South Africa.
  • The variant has not yet been identified in Ireland.
Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

10 hours ago 20,094 Views 14 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen

10 hours ago 17,556 Views 45 Comments

Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.

Appeal for information on missing Northern Irish teenager who is believed to be in Co Clare
# Teagan Ward
# Teagan Ward

Appeal for information on missing Northern Irish teenager who is believed to be in Co Clare

11 hours ago 52,018 Views 0 Comments

Teagan Ward was last seen on Friday, 15 January in the Ballymena area of Co Antrim.

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
# NTA
# NTA

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

11 hours ago 22,652 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam

11 hours ago 44,619 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are aware of a scam in which people are asked to pay additional cost for customs clearance.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 2,121 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 2,121 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 113,187 Views 193 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed this evening.

Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days

Updated 11 hours ago 34,452 Views 32 Comments

Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
# London
# London

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal

12 hours ago 14,052 Views 26 Comments

Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.

Tributes paid after Kilkenny nursing home worker dies with Covid-19
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after Kilkenny nursing home worker dies with Covid-19

12 hours ago 55,191 Views 26 Comments

Solson Payyappillil Saviour passed away over the weekend.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

12 hours ago 7,727 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Possibility of 'long Covid' could be established in patients soon after they are infected
# Study
# Study

Possibility of 'long Covid' could be established in patients soon after they are infected

12 hours ago 45,551 Views 17 Comments

New research suggests why some people experience longer-lasting symptoms of the virus.

Andy Reid steps down as Ireland U18s head coach to take role at Nottingham Forest
# New Job
From The42
# New Job

Andy Reid steps down as Ireland U18s head coach to take role at Nottingham Forest

12 hours ago 12,845 Views 7 Comments

The Dubliner thanked the FAI for the opportunity as he prepares for a fresh challenge with his former club.

Security scare at Biden inauguration rehearsal prompted by fire at homeless camp
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Security scare at Biden inauguration rehearsal prompted by fire at homeless camp

12 hours ago 14,347 Views 11 Comments

The rehearsal was evacuated “out of an abundance of caution,” law enforcement said.

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says

13 hours ago 13,255 Views 25 Comments

A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit

13 hours ago 12,340 Views 22 Comments

“I wouldn’t say it’s a delay – I would say this is very much the new norm,” Tom Talbot of Revenue said.

Southampton's promising Irish midfielder set for long spell on the sidelines
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Southampton's promising Irish midfielder set for long spell on the sidelines

13 hours ago 19,476 Views 4 Comments

Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that Will Smallbone has suffered an ACL injury.

Rainfall warning in place from 9pm in 11 counties
# Weather
# Weather

Rainfall warning in place from 9pm in 11 counties

13 hours ago 15,307 Views 2 Comments

There will be between 30-50mm of rain over a 24-hour period, Met Éireann said.

Over 400 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since last Monday
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Over 400 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since last Monday

Updated 14 hours ago 40,724 Views 73 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing

14 hours ago 7,334 Views 14 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees

14 hours ago 13,698 Views 6 Comments

Those on the PUP can sign up to courses without losing their payment.

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month
# Brexit Impact
# Brexit Impact

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month

14 hours ago 13,155 Views 7 Comments

The five new ports designated are Ros a Mhíl, Greencastle, Howth, Rathmullen and Burtonport.

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration
# Security Checks
# Security Checks

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration

15 hours ago 13,297 Views 50 Comments

About 25,000 members of the National Guard are streaming into Washington from across the country.

'No special treatment' - Australian authorities disregard tennis stars' quarantine complaints
# No Sympathy
From The42
# No Sympathy

'No special treatment' - Australian authorities disregard tennis stars' quarantine complaints

15 hours ago 29,810 Views 25 Comments

72 players are not allowed leave their hotel rooms for the next two weeks, while Novak Djokovic has sent tournament organisers a list of demands.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June

15 hours ago 8,399 Views 11 Comments

A total of 459,921 people will receive the payment this week.

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital

Updated 16 hours ago 56,718 Views 87 Comments
  • Over 400 people with Covid-19 are receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support inside and outside of ICU.
  • 17 of Ireland’s 18 private hospitals have signed up to a “safety net” deal.
  • As of last Wednesday, 77,303 people have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility
# George's Dock
# George's Dock

Council hits out at 'hostile' commentary around white-water rafting facility

16 hours ago 37,688 Views 90 Comments

The Council has written to elected members to explain the benefits of the controversial project.

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