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Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

30 minutes ago 4,139 Views 19 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

203 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

203 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19

1 hour ago 6,434 Views 23 Comments

The figure has gradually fallen in recent weeks.

Poll: Are you facing pressure to go back to work?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Are you facing pressure to go back to work?

1 hour ago 10,719 Views 12 Comments

Leo Varadkar said there is “clear evidence that some people are drifting back to the office or the workplace”.

India is suffering its worst pandemic surge with 130,000 daily infections
# India
# India

India is suffering its worst pandemic surge with 130,000 daily infections

1 hour ago 6,018 Views 0 Comments

Experts say that missteps stemming from the belief that the pandemic was “over” are coming back to haunt the country.

Government to pay cost of hotel quarantine for Irish students returning from EU states
# Erasmus
# Erasmus

Government to pay cost of hotel quarantine for Irish students returning from EU states

1 hour ago 7,681 Views 28 Comments

Around 500 students are set to return home from five countries this summer.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

1 hour ago 5,991 Views 2 Comments

Here’s what is making the headlines this morning.

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean
# Radioactive
# Radioactive

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean

2 hours ago 13,678 Views 26 Comments

The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.

Q&A: Why Ireland changed its guidelines for the AstraZeneca vaccine - and how it'll affect the rollout
# Rare Blood Clotting
# Rare Blood Clotting

Q&A: Why Ireland changed its guidelines for the AstraZeneca vaccine - and how it'll affect the rollout

2 hours ago 45,473 Views 65 Comments

The HSE is going to consider over the next few days how this affects the vaccine rollout.

Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'
# US
# US

Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'

2 hours ago 10,617 Views 40 Comments

The city is already experiencing tensions as the George Floyd murder trial continues.

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry
# Coleraine
# Coleraine

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry

3 hours ago 14,312 Views 13 Comments

The incident took place around 9pm last night.

Dr Ronan Glynn: Ireland at 'considerable risk' of fourth wave if restrictions are eased too quickly
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Dr Ronan Glynn: Ireland at 'considerable risk' of fourth wave if restrictions are eased too quickly

3 hours ago 25,946 Views 58 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

4 hours ago 24,347 Views 17 Comments

The Tánaiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
# The Stacks
# The Stacks

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur

10 hours ago 15,178 Views 46 Comments
  • The ESB said chemical analysis undertaken last year identified the presence of the corrosive element.
  • It's planned works will be carried out on the iconic chimneys this year, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Councillor Dermot Lacey has called for the towers to be protected and repainted.

Yesterday’s News

Man due to appear in court over serious assault at home in Limerick
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man due to appear in court over serious assault at home in Limerick

11 hours ago 14,411 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Limerick District Court tomorrow at 10.30am.

Harvey Weinstein challenges extradition to California to face charges of assaults
# Harvey Weinstein
# Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein challenges extradition to California to face charges of assaults

11 hours ago 12,326 Views 0 Comments

Weinstein maintains his innocence and contends that any sexual activity was consensual.

One person dies following shooting at high school in Tennessee
# Knoxville
# Knoxville

One person dies following shooting at high school in Tennessee

Updated 12 hours ago 27,564 Views 30 Comments

Another person has been detained for further investigation.

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 12 hours ago 56,467 Views 46 Comments

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

'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'

12 hours ago 38,882 Views 6 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 13 hours ago 122,937 Views 164 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

13 hours ago 9,400 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

13 hours ago 8,036 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

14 hours ago 31,988 Views 0 Comments

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

13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry found safe and well
# Appeal
# Appeal

13-year-old girl missing from Co Kerry found safe and well

14 hours ago 40,183 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí thanked the public and media for their assistance in the matter.

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

14 hours ago 31,633 Views 91 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 15 hours ago 46,638 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

15 hours ago 9,685 Views 15 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

16 hours ago 17,574 Views 10 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

16 hours ago 26,721 Views 6 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'

16 hours ago 17,249 Views 27 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

16 hours ago 14,283 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

16 hours ago 63,269 Views 67 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

16 hours ago 12,468 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

17 hours ago 34,854 Views 33 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

17 hours ago 8,387 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

18 hours ago 39,722 Views 67 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’

18 hours ago 24,135 Views 41 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

18 hours ago 24,122 Views 33 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 18 hours ago 64,394 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 18 hours ago 25,642 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

19 hours ago 35,256 Views 0 Comments

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

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