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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

6 minutes ago 511 Views 1 Comment

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'
# Appreciation
From The42
# Appreciation

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'

Updated 9 minutes ago 3,524 Views 2 Comments

Cathal Dennehy pays tribute to the Irish athletics legend.

'We're battling hard': 511 Covid patients in ICU or on respiratory support
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

'We're battling hard': 511 Covid patients in ICU or on respiratory support

Updated 14 minutes ago 6,751 Views 9 Comments

“We’re battling hard to sustain safe levels of care, but its getting harder,” HSE chief Paul Reid said.

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'

52 minutes ago 6,404 Views 14 Comments

The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.

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The 8 at 8: Friday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Friday

57 minutes ago 2,971 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

1 hour ago 2,396 Views 4 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks

1 hour ago 7,076 Views 23 Comments

Cillian Doyle says there are positive international examples of how large banks taken into public ownership can work better for customer, environment and economy.

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed

1 hour ago 9,263 Views 7 Comments

Ahead of an insurrection on 6 January, Trump told thousands of his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results.

10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women

2 hours ago 7,532 Views 8 Comments

The woman, who is the man’s former partner, said she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

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Charm and grandeur abound at this luxurious Wicklow mansion for €2.65m
Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

8 hours ago 7,097 Views 14 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

8 hours ago 20,885 Views 7 Comments

Public Health officials are urging people to stay at home as high levels of community transmission continue to pose a risk.

Yesterday’s News

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
# Lifeline
# Lifeline

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

10 hours ago 17,483 Views 37 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus
# Mark Rutte
# Mark Rutte

Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus

10 hours ago 24,676 Views 28 Comments

Home visits have also been cut as well as flights from Britain, South Africa and South America.

Burnley stun Liverpool as 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield comes to an end
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Burnley stun Liverpool as 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield comes to an end

10 hours ago 37,521 Views 132 Comments

It’s the first time the Reds have been lost at home since April 2017.

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office
# First Day
# First Day

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

Updated 10 hours ago 34,437 Views 41 Comments
  • The US is the world's hardest-hit country with more than 405,000 Covid-19 deaths.
  • The Biden administration is seeking $1.9 trillion from Congress for its Covid-19 plans.
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'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'

11 hours ago 26,096 Views 7 Comments

Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.

Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month

Updated 11 hours ago 51,920 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, the latest letter from the Chief Medical Officer said that ‘optimistic’ projections show between 800 and 1,600 cases per day at the end of January.

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland

11 hours ago 67,774 Views 81 Comments

The RISE TD argues that now is the time for an overhaul of our approach to Covid-19 so we can make this lockdown the last.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

11 hours ago 13,368 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach indicates restrictions until at least late February, Joe Biden’s first full day in office, and the death of an Irish athletics legend…

Your evening longread: Joe Biden on having a stutter
# Your Evening Longread
# Your Evening Longread

Your evening longread: Joe Biden on having a stutter

12 hours ago 14,452 Views 10 Comments

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

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

12 hours ago 23,790 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 16,191 Views 18 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
# Reproductive Rate
# Reproductive Rate

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'

13 hours ago 20,339 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.

Education Minister: Unions 'refused to accept public health advice' over special schools return
# School Closures
# School Closures

Education Minister: Unions 'refused to accept public health advice' over special schools return

Updated 13 hours ago 58,074 Views 145 Comments

The Fórsa union has said it wanted special education back “as soon as possible” but criticised “running commentary in the media”

RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# Complaints
# Complaints

RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

13 hours ago 57,988 Views 40 Comments

The broadcaster also received over 90 emails and a number of phone calls with “negative feedback” over the broadcast.

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies

13 hours ago 18,839 Views 17 Comments

A total of 64% of 6,000 healthcare workers from the two hospitals participated in the study.

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'

13 hours ago 23,982 Views 11 Comments

Sport Ireland CEO and former athlete John Treacy pays tribute to his late friend.

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator

14 hours ago 38,821 Views 41 Comments

121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated 14 hours ago 103,290 Views 173 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

14 hours ago 16,108 Views 7 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?

14 hours ago 4,506 Views 6 Comments

We outline what’s in the report, and talk to a historian about issues it raises.

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

15 hours ago 15,422 Views 23 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

15 hours ago 11,628 Views 10 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated 15 hours ago 41,709 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

15 hours ago 6,552 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home

16 hours ago 41,477 Views 27 Comments

Richard O’Halloran from Foxrock hasn’t seen his family since February 2019.

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill
# Busted Loose
# Busted Loose

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill

Updated 16 hours ago 87,126 Views 62 Comments

It includes busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

16 hours ago 19,039 Views 16 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

17 hours ago 8,456 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

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