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Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan
# Interview
# Interview

Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan

21 minutes ago 4,438 Views 8 Comments

Meghan said when she was pregnant, a royal raised “concerns and conversations about how dark” the baby’s skin might be.

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month

35 minutes ago 6,841 Views 4 Comments

Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades
# Research
# Research

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades

Updated 1 hour ago 6,099 Views 21 Comments

More children reported feeling low and being on a diet compared with 1998.

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail

1 hour ago 14,445 Views 17 Comments

Nicola Henry (32) wrote 37 cheques to herself, forging her colleagues’ signatures.

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Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic

1 hour ago 6,483 Views 17 Comments

Online grocery sales had another record breaking month in February.

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
# Return
From The42
# Return

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

1 hour ago 13,863 Views 29 Comments

He’ll replace the injured Munster man Shane Daly.

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

1 hour ago 12,591 Views 42 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

2 hours ago 13,125 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'
# Alan Rusbridger
# Alan Rusbridger

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'

2 hours ago 11,050 Views 0 Comments

The column in the newspaper questioned how the BBC investigated Cahill’s claim she was raped.

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Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms
# 2fm Breakfast
# 2fm Breakfast

Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms

2 hours ago 78,949 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ said McDermott’s contract is “due to expire shortly”.

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

3 hours ago 6,346 Views 4 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

Harris defends rollout: 'They're getting the vaccines out as quickly as they're coming in'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris defends rollout: 'They're getting the vaccines out as quickly as they're coming in'

3 hours ago 10,503 Views 49 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview
# Fallout
# Fallout

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

3 hours ago 61,103 Views 44 Comments

Broadcaster Piers Morgan was scathing of the couple on Twitter and on breakfast television this morning.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

3 hours ago 7,540 Views 5 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

Seven arrested after gardaí foil Cavan extortion attempt
# Blackmail Plot
# Blackmail Plot

Seven arrested after gardaí foil Cavan extortion attempt

4 hours ago 21,280 Views 6 Comments

Searches led to the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition.

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

5 hours ago 26,336 Views 74 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

Two arrested after pharmacy in Cork robbed at knifepoint
# Douglas
# Douglas

Two arrested after pharmacy in Cork robbed at knifepoint

5 hours ago 11,588 Views 0 Comments

The robbery occurred at around 10pm on Saturday night.

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

5 hours ago 5,731 Views 6 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today

6 hours ago 36,824 Views 43 Comments

Alleged royal racism, Meghan’s mental health and Harry’s relationship with Charles were all discussed in the US primetime interview.

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week
# Here Comes The Rain Again
# Here Comes The Rain Again

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week

6 hours ago 9,919 Views 1 Comment

Heavy rain will move in tomorrow evening and remain with us for much of the week, Met Éireann said.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

6 hours ago 8,735 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making the news this bright Monday morning.

Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win

7 hours ago 36,330 Views 30 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20
# Bata Explosion
# Bata Explosion

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20

7 hours ago 7,585 Views 2 Comments

Authorities have blamed military negligence and badly stored explosives for the blast.

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December

7 hours ago 6,294 Views 4 Comments

Around 100,000 children are also returning to pre-school in the Republic of Ireland.

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

7 hours ago 5,319 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

8 hours ago 8,703 Views 4 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility

8 hours ago 61,669 Views 72 Comments

Meghan Markle said a member of the Royal Family had concerns about how “dark” her son Archie’s skin would be.

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
# West Cork
# West Cork

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000

9 hours ago 13,373 Views 4 Comments

The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence

15 hours ago 8,262 Views 13 Comments

The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?

17 hours ago 49,877 Views 20 Comments

The popular court series is ending after 25 years.

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham
# Kop Crisis
From The42
# Kop Crisis

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham

17 hours ago 38,981 Views 42 Comments

Jurgen Klopp had called his team ‘mentality monsters’ as they won the Premier League title last season.

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown

19 hours ago 84,492 Views 27 Comments

This week, our reader is back home away from Dublin for lockdown and is able to earn some extra cash painting along the way.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

19 hours ago 11,672 Views 0 Comments

A quick round-up of what made the headlines today.

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash
# Olivier Dassault
# Olivier Dassault

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Updated 19 hours ago 65,800 Views 39 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the captain of industry who “never stopped serving our country”.

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award

20 hours ago 18,253 Views 9 Comments

O’Brien, 90, is the author of 18 novels.

'I'm ready to talk': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'I'm ready to talk': The week in quotes

21 hours ago 26,232 Views 8 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated 21 hours ago 43,839 Views 50 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Man United stun City to end 21-game winning run
# Report
From The42
# Report

Man United stun City to end 21-game winning run

21 hours ago 35,444 Views 68 Comments

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw got the goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Man (40s) dies after car collides with wall in Skerries
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Man (40s) dies after car collides with wall in Skerries

21 hours ago 28,610 Views 4 Comments

The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midday.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 84,292 Views 153 Comments

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

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