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Positivity rate at Finglas and Mulhuddart walk-in test centres is 6%
# Covid-19 Test Centres
# Covid-19 Test Centres

Positivity rate at Finglas and Mulhuddart walk-in test centres is 6%

Updated 26 minutes ago 33,837 Views 30 Comments

The HSE has this evening announced two more walk-in test centres in Mullingar and Dunmanway.

Multiple people, including police officer, shot at high school in Tennessee
# Knoxville
# Knoxville

Multiple people, including police officer, shot at high school in Tennessee

46 minutes ago 10,378 Views 8 Comments

Local police have reported that multiple agencies are on the scene of the shooting.

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Don't Mind The Gap
From The42
# Don't Mind The Gap

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

57 minutes ago 7,724 Views 2 Comments

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only

Updated 1 hour ago 100,910 Views 144 Comments
  • The committee met this morning to review the vaccine following a warning from the European Medicines Agency.
  • The HSE had advised that all AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for tomorrow should be cancelled.
  • In a statement this evening, AstraZeneca said it "recognises" the decision taken by NIAC.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

1 hour ago 4,127 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: The tale of the elusive rare book thieves
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The tale of the elusive rare book thieves

1 hour ago 3,139 Views 1 Comment

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

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears

2 hours ago 16,462 Views 0 Comments

The victim did not realise her father was behind everything until the age of 21.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry
# Appeal
# Appeal

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry

2 hours ago 22,981 Views 8 Comments

Karolina Huserova was last seen at 8.50am this morning.

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

2 hours ago 17,235 Views 61 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
# Protests
# Protests

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest

Updated 3 hours ago 35,934 Views 17 Comments

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast

3 hours ago 5,772 Views 8 Comments

It has often been said that Unionism has few friends globally. If the same is true in Brussels, it is largely down to the fact that the DUP rarely missed a chance to repeat pro-Brexit slogans

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

3 hours ago 11,283 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Funeral details for Eurovision-winning songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy announced
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral details for Eurovision-winning songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy announced

3 hours ago 16,469 Views 5 Comments

A private family funeral will take place on tomorrow at 4pm.

'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'

4 hours ago 12,477 Views 22 Comments

Advice on exempting vaccinated passengers from hotel quarantine is expected from the HPSC.

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work

4 hours ago 10,850 Views 10 Comments

Some 48% of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of €350 this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 394 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 394 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 56,322 Views 61 Comments

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

Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg
# Russia
# Russia

Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg

4 hours ago 9,655 Views 1 Comment

The blaze spread across all four of the building’s floors.

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement
# Tipp Top
From The42
# Tipp Top

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement

5 hours ago 28,438 Views 31 Comments

‘I feel it is the right time for me and my family to step away from rugby and this season will be my last.’

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 hours ago 6,796 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years
# Reeling In The Tears
# Reeling In The Tears

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years

5 hours ago 28,199 Views 58 Comments

The first episode of the new series featured some not-so-fond memories.

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
# Unrest
# Unrest

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

6 hours ago 19,177 Views 38 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents
# Another Woof Week
# Another Woof Week

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents

6 hours ago 20,102 Views 24 Comments

Last month, the White House confirmed that Major had nipped someone during a walk.

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated 6 hours ago 59,915 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting
# Fatality
# Fatality

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting

Updated 6 hours ago 22,637 Views 13 Comments

One person has died and another is injured.

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man
# Cork
# Cork

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man

7 hours ago 29,081 Views 0 Comments

Denis was walking his dog near his home in Ballyvolane, Cork when his dog was snatched in a violent robbery.

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral

7 hours ago 20,442 Views 2 Comments

A Waitrose delivery van was seen arriving at the royal residence in Windsor.

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths

8 hours ago 24,907 Views 6 Comments

Health officials first reported the condition last month.

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
# Greensill Capital
# Greensill Capital

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row

8 hours ago 10,597 Views 5 Comments

The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK

Updated 8 hours ago 34,530 Views 58 Comments

There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death
# National Rail Enquiries
# National Rail Enquiries

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death

8 hours ago 33,876 Views 30 Comments

Passengers and rail staff said the switch made online journey planners difficult to read for some users.

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month
# Courts
# Courts

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month

9 hours ago 29,584 Views 0 Comments

The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims
# Khmer Rouge
# Khmer Rouge

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims

9 hours ago 29,024 Views 20 Comments

The images appeared in a Vice article last weekend.

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

9 hours ago 20,268 Views 28 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS
# Proposal
From The42
# Proposal

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS

9 hours ago 15,737 Views 18 Comments

The capacity for this proof of concept match will be capped at 2,000 supporters.

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'
# Limerick City
# Limerick City

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'

10 hours ago 26,248 Views 0 Comments

“There was literally no time to draw weapons,” a source said.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

10 hours ago 20,826 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

10 hours ago 32,750 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels

11 hours ago 16,407 Views 27 Comments

Weekend figures have fallen compared to recent weeks.

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19

12 hours ago 17,135 Views 29 Comments

India reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.

Poll: Will you travel beyond your 5km today?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you travel beyond your 5km today?

12 hours ago 51,370 Views 76 Comments

A number of Covid-19 restrictions will be eased today including the 5km travel rule.

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