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Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

4 minutes ago 119 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain
# Cantabria
# Cantabria

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain

29 minutes ago 4,621 Views 2 Comments

The 44-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Appeal to trace red Toyota Corolla van after bodies of two brothers discovered at house in Mitchelstown, Co Cork
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Appeal to trace red Toyota Corolla van after bodies of two brothers discovered at house in Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Updated 33 minutes ago 56,480 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are urgently seeking to trace a Toyota Corolla Van with a registration of 03-WW-1556.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 35 minutes ago 5,110 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose From The42

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

1 hour ago 2,956 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for his team to show a clinical edge against Italy.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
# Mohammed Bin Salman
# Mohammed Bin Salman

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

1 hour ago 4,630 Views 3 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated 1 hour ago 32,371 Views 79 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

1 hour ago 5,382 Views 7 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

2 hours ago 10,237 Views 19 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

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Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

2 hours ago 20,767 Views 19 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

2 hours ago 4,457 Views 0 Comments

He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

2 hours ago 14,109 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

2 hours ago 5,955 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally

3 hours ago 5,863 Views 0 Comments

A false flyer advertising a pro-lockdown rally has been incorrectly attributed to People Before Profit and Le Chéile.

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Bold colour and striking design at this south Dublin home with heaps of personality

Yesterday’s News

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'
# Mix Mashed Potatoes
# Mix Mashed Potatoes

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'

10 hours ago 37,610 Views 157 Comments

The company who makes the toy said that the titles were limiting for “both gender identity and family structure”.

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges

Updated 11 hours ago 46,196 Views 0 Comments

John Geddert had ties to disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
# Super Followers
# Super Followers

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

11 hours ago 7,833 Views 9 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March
# Bikes
# Bikes

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March

11 hours ago 20,931 Views 49 Comments

The electric option will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum.

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Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes
# West Cork
# West Cork

Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes

Updated 11 hours ago 23,715 Views 15 Comments

The incident happened just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in west Cork.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

11 hours ago 7,001 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'

12 hours ago 21,251 Views 3 Comments

A new documentary looks at the work of Dr Phil Kennedy, who is based in the USA.

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'

12 hours ago 13,019 Views 2 Comments

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

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend

13 hours ago 12,839 Views 23 Comments

The spring weather looks set to continue.

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Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

13 hours ago 13,374 Views 23 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'

13 hours ago 10,472 Views 0 Comments

David Gillick discusses the rise of online abuse in sport, and the zero-tolerance approach which must be adopted towards it.

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF

13 hours ago 7,779 Views 9 Comments

We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Covid19
# Covid19

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

13 hours ago 66,020 Views 97 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS
# NHS
# NHS

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS

13 hours ago 8,654 Views 19 Comments

An estimated 20.3% of people aged 16 to 69 had received their first jab as of 21 February.

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'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

Updated 14 hours ago 62,716 Views 69 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?

14 hours ago 14,508 Views 0 Comments

Bauer’s Irish move could be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the radio industry here.

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

14 hours ago 5,886 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night
# Stocks
# Stocks

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night

14 hours ago 24,107 Views 32 Comments

GameStop’s chief financial officer Jim Bell announced this week that he would resign on 26 March.

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision
# N20
# N20

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision

Updated 15 hours ago 37,350 Views 8 Comments

Emergency services are at the scene.

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports

15 hours ago 50,466 Views 45 Comments

The incident reportedly happened in the Hollywood area last night.

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

15 hours ago 21,815 Views 39 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 66,658 Views 51 Comments

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

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'

16 hours ago 30,931 Views 66 Comments

The Government has been told that levels of happiness are at “the lowest point yet, while intolerance has reached a high point.”

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

16 hours ago 5,500 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game

16 hours ago 28,760 Views 54 Comments

The 25-year-old has been named on the bench for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

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