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Irish flags half-mast at State buildings in 'mark of respect' for Prince Philip
# Funeral
# Funeral

Irish flags half-mast at State buildings in 'mark of respect' for Prince Philip

18 minutes ago 2,696 Views 16 Comments

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place later today.

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people

54 minutes ago 2,612 Views 5 Comments

The count by Johns Hopkins University comes as cases are spiking in many countries.

Explainer: The Greensill affair, 'a return of Tory sleaze' and how Ted Hastings could sort it all out
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Explainer: The Greensill affair, 'a return of Tory sleaze' and how Ted Hastings could sort it all out

1 hour ago 2,809 Views 5 Comments

A former Prime Minister is causing trouble for the current one.

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism
# Biden
# Biden

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism

1 hour ago 4,887 Views 8 Comments

The latest move gets rid of Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen to the US.

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Tipperary's O'Dwyer crowned AFLW champion after win with Brisbane Lions
# Success Story
From The42
# Success Story

Tipperary's O'Dwyer crowned AFLW champion after win with Brisbane Lions

1 hour ago 10,185 Views 2 Comments

Brisbane Lions defeated Adelaide Crows 38-20 in the final.

Poll: Do you swim in the sea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you swim in the sea?

1 hour ago 13,224 Views 24 Comments

The lifting of the 5km travel limit opens up the possibility of a sea swim for more people.

'They recorded in bathrooms and garages': How a chart-topping orchestra released chart hits during lockdown
# RTÉ Concert Orchestra
# RTÉ Concert Orchestra

'They recorded in bathrooms and garages': How a chart-topping orchestra released chart hits during lockdown

2 hours ago 4,503 Views 3 Comments

We go behind the scenes with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

2 hours ago 5,950 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

3 hours ago 19,061 Views 73 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

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Sene Naoupu, Beibhinn Parsons and BOD on Ireland’s Six Nations hopes - plus previews and more
Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

3 hours ago 4,320 Views 8 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'

3 hours ago 7,375 Views 2 Comments

What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

4 hours ago 22,880 Views 30 Comments

The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

Ambulance en route to sick child stood down after paramedic 'threatened colleague' during row
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ambulance en route to sick child stood down after paramedic 'threatened colleague' during row

4 hours ago 50,744 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the ambulance station.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?
# The Numbers
# The Numbers

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?

4 hours ago 17,120 Views 14 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Thursday that Ireland “is in a far better position” but that “we do have a way to go” yet.

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'

4 hours ago 9,860 Views 8 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan and the Irish women’s hockey team ‘want to achieve what we know we’re capable of’ through a massive summer.

Prince Philip funeral: Duke's coffin to be taken from castle to chapel in self-designed Land Rover
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Prince Philip funeral: Duke's coffin to be taken from castle to chapel in self-designed Land Rover

5 hours ago 21,281 Views 30 Comments

Prince Philip will be laid to rest at the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel following the funeral mass.

It's been 'another rollercoaster week' - so what does the Q2 plan for the vaccine rollout look like now?
# All Change
# All Change

It's been 'another rollercoaster week' - so what does the Q2 plan for the vaccine rollout look like now?

11 hours ago 21,653 Views 13 Comments
  • All 60-69s to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Health officials hope the J&J jab will come back on stream this quarter
  • Government still confident of June vaccine target, Michelle Hennessy reports.

Yesterday’s News

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport

13 hours ago 18,628 Views 26 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed today’s meeting did not happen due to a timing issue.

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee
# Indianapolis
# Indianapolis

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee

Updated 13 hours ago 67,066 Views 98 Comments
  • The suspected shooter has been named as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole from Indiana.
  • At a press conference, it was revealed that police seized a gun from the suspected shooter last year.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said. Five people are also wounded.
Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison
# Seamie
From The42
# Seamie

Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison

13 hours ago 24,007 Views 20 Comments

There was concern for Tottenham as Harry Kane picked up a late injury.

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'
# RIP
# RIP

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'

Updated 13 hours ago 83,326 Views 33 Comments

Cillian Murphy has led tributes to the “gifted, fearless and magnificent” actor.

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Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told
# High Court
# High Court

Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told

13 hours ago 18,389 Views 20 Comments

The legal actions are about the mechanics of the quarantine scheme, and how it is being applied.

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?
# Miggeldy
# Miggeldy

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?

14 hours ago 33,045 Views 45 Comments

The politician, poet and sociologist turns 80 on Sunday. How much do you know about him?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

14 hours ago 8,132 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of the news.

You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman

15 hours ago 17,548 Views 8 Comments

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

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

15 hours ago 16,141 Views 32 Comments

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a €100 fine each, Gardaí said.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 15 hours ago 21,706 Views 19 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

15 hours ago 10,639 Views 11 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday
# Tralee
# Tralee

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday

16 hours ago 18,232 Views 3 Comments

Jennifer Dunkova is missing from her home in Tralee.

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told
# Anthony Rogers
# Anthony Rogers

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told

16 hours ago 24,785 Views 0 Comments

The most serious injuries were to the left side of the deceased’s head and neck area, where there were 11 stab wounds, the court heard.

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names

17 hours ago 35,218 Views 12 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway
# Bothar Na DTreabh
# Bothar Na DTreabh

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway

Updated 17 hours ago 38,132 Views 3 Comments

Two men have been charged and will appear before Galway District Court this evening.

Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo
# Swinford
# Swinford

Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo

17 hours ago 20,696 Views 4 Comments

He was arrested this morning.

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

17 hours ago 12,107 Views 6 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 86,866 Views 125 Comments

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

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated 18 hours ago 13,017 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
From The42
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

18 hours ago 22,689 Views 2 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated 18 hours ago 28,097 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

18 hours ago 5,837 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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