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Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 in hospital and 78 in ICU

43 minutes ago 14,910 Views 23 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?
# Environment
# Environment

Targets for recycling plastic packaging will be 'extremely challenging' - so how do we do it?

1 hour ago 2,380 Views 8 Comments

50% of plastic packaging waste needs to be recycled by 2025. The latest figures show only 22.5% is.

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan

1 hour ago 9,635 Views 35 Comments

The government confirmed plans for a €1,000 tax-free bonus for public sector healthcare workers earlier this week.

US and Russia agree to keep talking amid tensions over Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US and Russia agree to keep talking amid tensions over Ukraine

2 hours ago 2,198 Views 14 Comments

The pledge came despite a summit between the countries’ top diplomats producing no clear movement.

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

2 hours ago 16,375 Views 5 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

3 hours ago 30,607 Views 46 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
# History Books
# History Books

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history

4 hours ago 3,319 Views 6 Comments

We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs' From The42

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

4 hours ago 12,877 Views 3 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated
# Above Water
# Above Water

'Intuitive and straightforward' - How geothermal energy could change how Irish homes are heated

4 hours ago 12,106 Views 13 Comments

By 2025, a target may be set for how much geothermal energy should contribute to Ireland’s long-term plans to reduce emissions.

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Cathal? Appeal to find man missing from Waterford

4 hours ago 12,319 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Sweeney was last seen on Wednesday.

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

5 hours ago 12,421 Views 33 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

Author and journalist Colm Keane dies aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Author and journalist Colm Keane dies aged 70

5 hours ago 38,760 Views 8 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
From The42
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

6 hours ago 13,885 Views 43 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
# Delta
# Delta

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight

6 hours ago 67,681 Views 0 Comments

Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
# Banshee Wail
# Banshee Wail

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?

6 hours ago 60,046 Views 34 Comments

The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

7 hours ago 17,808 Views 19 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

13 hours ago 111,875 Views 111 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

14 hours ago 68,321 Views 65 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

Yesterday’s News

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

15 hours ago 34,929 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford
# Sargent's Major
From The42
# Sargent's Major

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford

15 hours ago 18,440 Views 4 Comments

Play was delayed for 11 minutes in the second half when a section of the floodlights went out.

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death
# Kildare Chilling Company
# Kildare Chilling Company

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death

16 hours ago 37,144 Views 0 Comments

Alexandru Coceban died after he was struck by a forklift at the company’s factory in Kildare town.

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated 16 hours ago 52,435 Views 53 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 9,513 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

17 hours ago 7,223 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16
# Nothing Toulouse
From The42
# Nothing Toulouse

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16

Updated 18 hours ago 32,039 Views 23 Comments

France captain Antoine Dupont is among the Toulouse players who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

18 hours ago 17,583 Views 39 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms
# BEGORRAH
# BEGORRAH

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms

18 hours ago 19,827 Views 20 Comments

The Government announced the changes this evening.

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week

18 hours ago 32,375 Views 38 Comments

The move was part of the Government’s announcement this evening.

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know
# Key Dates
# Key Dates

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know

19 hours ago 114,606 Views 117 Comments
  • From tomorrow, visiting rules will be scrapped and any number of households will be allowed to gather.
  • Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be allowed to operate normal trading times without Covid passes, masks for customers or social distancing.
  • The phased return to the workplace will begin on Monday.
AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions
Live 19 hours ago

AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated 19 hours ago 17,029 Views 8 Comments

Munster Rugby have reacted by releasing an additional 11,000 tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Wasps.

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow

19 hours ago 90,059 Views 188 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure

19 hours ago 14,400 Views 9 Comments

Martin announced the news this evening.

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension
# Co Carlow
# Co Carlow

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension

20 hours ago 169,389 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are examining all the circumstances around the man’s death.

Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal
# Kilmacrennan
# Kilmacrennan

Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal

20 hours ago 33,731 Views 2 Comments

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU

20 hours ago 36,100 Views 33 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

21 hours ago 25,499 Views 2 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
# Public Worship
# Public Worship

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass

21 hours ago 21,055 Views 0 Comments

The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.

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