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Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement
# Tipp Top
From The42
# Tipp Top

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement

30 minutes ago 10,951 Views 20 Comments

‘I feel it is the right time for me and my family to step away from rugby and this season will be my last.’

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

45 minutes ago 1,905 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Protests as man shot by Minnesota officer in traffic stop crashes and dies
# Daunte Wright
# Daunte Wright

Protests as man shot by Minnesota officer in traffic stop crashes and dies

54 minutes ago 7,394 Views 10 Comments

A female passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the crash.

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years
# Reeling In The Tears
# Reeling In The Tears

Over half a million viewers tuned into last night's Reeling in the Years

1 hour ago 7,880 Views 17 Comments

The first episode of the new series featured some not-so-fond memories.

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
# Unrest
# Unrest

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

1 hour ago 7,563 Views 21 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents
# Another Woof Week
# Another Woof Week

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents

1 hour ago 7,799 Views 18 Comments

Last month, the White House confirmed that Major had nipped someone during a walk.

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated 1 hour ago 50,025 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting
# Fatality
# Fatality

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting

Updated 1 hour ago 15,642 Views 4 Comments

One person has died and another is injured.

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man
# Cork
# Cork

Owner and pet reunited after dog stolen by hammer-wielding masked man

2 hours ago 15,120 Views 0 Comments

Denis was walking his dog near his home in Ballyvolane, Cork when his dog was snatched in a violent robbery.

NIAC expected to recommend giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NIAC expected to recommend giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only

2 hours ago 19,265 Views 55 Comments

The committee met today to discuss the use of the jab,

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral

2 hours ago 11,387 Views 0 Comments

A Waitrose delivery van was seen arriving at the royal residence in Windsor.

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths

3 hours ago 15,423 Views 4 Comments

Health officials first reported the condition last month.

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
# Greensill Capital
# Greensill Capital

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row

3 hours ago 6,770 Views 4 Comments

The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK

Updated 3 hours ago 28,749 Views 51 Comments

There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death
# National Rail Enquiries
# National Rail Enquiries

Complaints after UK train timetables turned grey to mark Prince Philip's death

4 hours ago 26,400 Views 26 Comments

Passengers and rail staff said the switch made online journey planners difficult to read for some users.

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month
# Courts
# Courts

Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month

4 hours ago 21,009 Views 0 Comments

The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims
# Khmer Rouge
# Khmer Rouge

Irish artist criticised in Cambodia for adding smiles to colourised images of genocide victims

4 hours ago 23,076 Views 16 Comments

The images appeared in a Vice article last weekend.

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

4 hours ago 15,248 Views 27 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS
# Proposal
From The42
# Proposal

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS

4 hours ago 12,765 Views 16 Comments

The capacity for this proof of concept match will be capped at 2,000 supporters.

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'
# Limerick City
# Limerick City

Gardaí intervene to stop Limerick stabbing 'due to imminent threat to life'

5 hours ago 22,424 Views 0 Comments

“There was literally no time to draw weapons,” a source said.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

5 hours ago 17,352 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

5 hours ago 26,972 Views 15 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels

6 hours ago 14,842 Views 27 Comments

Weekend figures have fallen compared to recent weeks.

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19

7 hours ago 15,588 Views 29 Comments

India reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.

Poll: Will you travel beyond your 5km today?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you travel beyond your 5km today?

7 hours ago 45,759 Views 74 Comments

A number of Covid-19 restrictions will be eased today including the 5km travel rule.

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future

7 hours ago 19,889 Views 63 Comments

Several more countries were added to the list last week.

Man and woman charged after drugs and cash seized in Mayo
# Suspected Cannabis
# Suspected Cannabis

Man and woman charged after drugs and cash seized in Mayo

7 hours ago 11,284 Views 0 Comments

Gardai arrested the two over the weekend under suspicion of sale and supply of illegal drugs.

Israeli study says South African Covid-19 variant can evade Pfizer vaccine
# Pfizer BioNTech
# Pfizer BioNTech

Israeli study says South African Covid-19 variant can evade Pfizer vaccine

8 hours ago 28,536 Views 23 Comments

The study did not reveal any data to show if the variant would still cause serious illness among those who have been vaccinated.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated 8 hours ago 13,680 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
# Natanz
# Natanz

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant

8 hours ago 13,439 Views 18 Comments

Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.

US police officer fired after black army officer pepper-sprayed at traffic stop
# Virgina
# Virgina

US police officer fired after black army officer pepper-sprayed at traffic stop

9 hours ago 102,913 Views 77 Comments

The incident happened in Virginia in December.

New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry
# Home Thoughts
From The42
# Home Thoughts

New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry

9 hours ago 23,718 Views 19 Comments

And the reigning British Open champion is forced to look for a new caddie to help his title defence preparations.

Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early
# Hotel To Home
# Hotel To Home

Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early

9 hours ago 33,461 Views 21 Comments

The requirement to quarantine in a hotel for arrivals from Israel, Albania and St Lucia has been lifted.

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

10 hours ago 13,104 Views 61 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today
# Easing
# Easing

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today

11 hours ago 53,583 Views 52 Comments

Restrictions around travel, outdoor meetings, schools and construction have been loosened.

Four people found dead in boat carrying 23 migrants near Canary Islands
# Rescue
# Rescue

Four people found dead in boat carrying 23 migrants near Canary Islands

11 hours ago 16,516 Views 3 Comments

Ninteen migrants have been hospitalied on Tenerife.

Matsuyama holds on to win the Masters and become the first Japanese male player to win a Major
# Augusta
From The42
# Augusta

Matsuyama holds on to win the Masters and become the first Japanese male player to win a Major

Updated 17 hours ago 47,022 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s Shane Lowry finished in a tie for 21st.

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor

17 hours ago 44,618 Views 55 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shows that just one in three think Martin has handled the pandemic well

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Can you identify these Irish towns with shared placenames?
# Shared Ireland
# Shared Ireland

Quiz: Can you identify these Irish towns with shared placenames?

19 hours ago 68,851 Views 19 Comments

For the eagle-eyed amongst you.

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers

20 hours ago 17,096 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side suffered a 1-0 loss against Belgium.

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