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Today’s News

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain

5 minutes ago 1,057 Views 1 Comment

The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international

7 minutes ago 1,199 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Zefi has already made his senior debut with Shamrock Rovers II.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

9 minutes ago 1,168 Views 1 Comment

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online

19 minutes ago 922 Views 3 Comments

Micheál Martin said previously that there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

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There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

28 minutes ago 3,138 Views 1 Comment

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League
# Welcome News
From The42
# Welcome News

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League

50 minutes ago 2,269 Views 4 Comments

SSE Airtricity’s new deal runs for two years and it will be the first time that the men’s and women’s elite leagues have shared a sponsor.

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.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

53 minutes ago 12,100 Views 23 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard
# Chop Shop
# Chop Shop

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard

1 hour ago 13,846 Views 2 Comments

The men are due to appear before Trim District Court this morning.

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster

3 hours ago 24,691 Views 8 Comments

Heavy rain expected in Leinster will turn to sleet or snow in the afternoon, Met Éireann said.

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump

3 hours ago 24,495 Views 28 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris had previously urged Trump to pardon the Wikileaks founder.

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?

3 hours ago 29,732 Views 76 Comments

Donald Trump may not be watching, but will you?

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars
# Oxygen Thief
# Oxygen Thief

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars

3 hours ago 9,044 Views 0 Comments

Thefts have been reported while people have also been urged to return loaned oxygen tanks that are no longer in use.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 3 hours ago 11,914 Views 4 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

4 hours ago 8,069 Views 16 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

4 hours ago 41,561 Views 252 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’

4 hours ago 18,993 Views 21 Comments

Former PM hits out at Donald Trump ‘whipping up’ the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

4 hours ago 19,082 Views 87 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

5 hours ago 7,849 Views 6 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

5 hours ago 13,236 Views 23 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

5 hours ago 13,054 Views 10 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency

5 hours ago 44,821 Views 43 Comments

The pardons and commutations for 143 people were announced in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'
# Irish In Dc
# Irish In Dc

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'

6 hours ago 19,529 Views 7 Comments

With thousands of National Guardsmen on the streets, there’s an “eerily quiet” atmosphere in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration today.

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers
# Dealers
# Dealers

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers

6 hours ago 26,661 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí have set up accounts to monitor the dealers.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
# United States
# United States

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

6 hours ago 13,583 Views 15 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

12 hours ago 40,434 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

Yesterday’s News

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

14 hours ago 37,274 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated 14 hours ago 48,498 Views 221 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
# Foxes On Fire
From The42
# Foxes On Fire

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

14 hours ago 23,943 Views 26 Comments

Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored to send Leicester top of the Premier League.

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says
# Wattlebridge
# Wattlebridge

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says

14 hours ago 19,788 Views 18 Comments

The dissident group were said to have claimed to have fired upon a police helicopter last week.

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'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address
# Last Day
# Last Day

'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address

15 hours ago 77,118 Views 114 Comments

The outgoing president wished success to the new administration in a video posted this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

15 hours ago 14,688 Views 0 Comments

93 more Covid-19 deaths; unions call for school return to be deferred; and Trump’s last full day in office…

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

15 hours ago 50,376 Views 31 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor
# High Court
# High Court

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor

16 hours ago 64,469 Views 0 Comments

Legal proceedings were initiated in the High Court yesterday.

Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

16 hours ago 13,188 Views 33 Comments

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

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Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats

16 hours ago 32,389 Views 12 Comments

A judge issued the order in a case against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
From The42
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

16 hours ago 17,955 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday

17 hours ago 46,090 Views 9 Comments

Catherine Reidy has been missing from her home in Ballyderown, Kilworth, Co Cork.

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose

17 hours ago 27,620 Views 28 Comments

The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland

17 hours ago 21,276 Views 0 Comments

Last year, the 75-year-old penned songs alleging scientists were making up “crooked facts” to justify restrictions to “enslave” the population.

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

18 hours ago 10,102 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

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