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Today’s News

Nationwide weather advisory issued as wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures on way
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Nationwide weather advisory issued as wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures on way

13 minutes ago 4,916 Views 3 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the entire country, which will kick in at midnight.

Man jailed after assault that led victim to drop out of college
# Crime
# Crime

Man jailed after assault that led victim to drop out of college

13 minutes ago 1,736 Views 0 Comments

The victim was punched as he was leaving a fast food restaurant in 2017.

Cabinet approves plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet approves plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated 41 minutes ago 31,856 Views 115 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

Man who targeted women walking alone loses appeal against conviction
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Man who targeted women walking alone loses appeal against conviction

59 minutes ago 7,625 Views 16 Comments

The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, had been convicted of offences for attacks on three women.

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Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup

1 hour ago 14,353 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement
# Private Hospitals
# Private Hospitals

All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement

1 hour ago 6,449 Views 18 Comments

Until today, the Beacon Hospital had been the only private hospital not to sign up to the deal.

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.

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of 44-year-old man missing since last Thursday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of 44-year-old man missing since last Thursday

2 hours ago 19,041 Views 1 Comment

Colin Lacey is missing from Castledermot, Co Kildare.

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

2 hours ago 7,557 Views 37 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

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Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week

2 hours ago 7,073 Views 28 Comments

The 737 Max returned to the skies in the United States last month.

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

2 hours ago 9,810 Views 22 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

There are 1,954 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 202 in ICU
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

There are 1,954 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 202 in ICU

3 hours ago 15,289 Views 55 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • Questions have been raised over what hospitals should do with leftover Covid-19 vaccines.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
Student nurses repeat call for fair payment as Collins Report sent to Cabinet
# Collins Report
# Collins Report

Student nurses repeat call for fair payment as Collins Report sent to Cabinet

3 hours ago 4,632 Views 19 Comments

The report compiled by Professor Tom Collins was to look at how student nurses should be paid for working during the Covid pandemic.

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

3 hours ago 12,967 Views 32 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK
# Warnings
# Warnings

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

5 hours ago 87,029 Views 23 Comments

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.

AFLW player hit with three-week ban for challenge that injured All-Ireland winner Brid Stack
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

AFLW player hit with three-week ban for challenge that injured All-Ireland winner Brid Stack

5 hours ago 32,157 Views 8 Comments

Ebony Marinoff has been charged with ‘forceful front-on contact’.

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?

5 hours ago 36,676 Views 97 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald has called for a dedicated Vaccine Minister.

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself
# Season Finale
# Season Finale

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself

5 hours ago 27,341 Views 56 Comments

If Trump pardoned himself, that would likely harden anger among previously supportive Republicans in the Senate, which will soon start an impeachment trial.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated 6 hours ago 12,665 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

New coronavirus cases hit troubled Australian Open build-up
# Backlash
From The42
# Backlash

New coronavirus cases hit troubled Australian Open build-up

6 hours ago 25,484 Views 19 Comments

Two of the new cases were players. taking the total infections to seven since more than 1,000 people arrived in largely coronavirus-free Australia.

Special education return to school 'in jeopardy' as teachers' concerns remain
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

Special education return to school 'in jeopardy' as teachers' concerns remain

7 hours ago 23,652 Views 114 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

7 hours ago 24,919 Views 12 Comments

Trump said he would lift the travel ban on parts of Europe and Brazil.

Meghan Markle's bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

Meghan Markle's bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins

7 hours ago 17,724 Views 0 Comments

The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers Limited.

Warning over Covid vaccine scam that targets elderly people living alone
# Vaccine Scam
# Vaccine Scam

Warning over Covid vaccine scam that targets elderly people living alone

8 hours ago 29,063 Views 11 Comments

There have been multiple reports of people saying they’ve been contacted by con artists purporting to be from the HSE.

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?

15 hours ago 31,535 Views 38 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

16 hours ago 24,115 Views 70 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

16 hours ago 15,685 Views 13 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

16 hours ago 61,816 Views 29 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

17 hours ago 46,911 Views 94 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

17 hours ago 9,224 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

18 hours ago 13,350 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 18 hours ago 95,040 Views 118 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?

18 hours ago 16,266 Views 9 Comments

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

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 18 hours ago 50,307 Views 11 Comments

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

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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

19 hours ago 72,373 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 19 hours ago 84,905 Views 289 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

19 hours ago 60,971 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 20 hours ago 20,983 Views 80 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

20 hours ago 24,707 Views 16 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

20 hours ago 20,803 Views 47 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

20 hours ago 60,402 Views 0 Comments

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

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