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Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December

21 minutes ago 1,470 Views 2 Comments
  • There are currently 427 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
  • 103 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care currently.
  • Health officials yesterday confirmed that a further 39 people with Covid-19 died in Ireland.
  • Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 are under investigation by health officials.
Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good
# Opinion
# Opinion

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good

42 minutes ago 6,825 Views 0 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey outlines ways to make Ireland a world leader in the Zero Covid approach to this pandemic.

New Zealand to end week-long Covid-19 lockdown in largest city
# Auckland
# Auckland

New Zealand to end week-long Covid-19 lockdown in largest city

42 minutes ago 1,792 Views 5 Comments

Authorities say they are confident that a virus cluster in Auckland has been contained.

Brexit: EU warns it will launch legal proceedings against the UK ‘very soon’
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: EU warns it will launch legal proceedings against the UK ‘very soon’

57 minutes ago 3,621 Views 4 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

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'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

1 hour ago 3,041 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back

7 hours ago 15,451 Views 42 Comments

The Passport Office has said it won’t resume normal service until the end of Level 5 restrictions.

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Yesterday’s News

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison
# David Berney
# David Berney

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison

9 hours ago 24,415 Views 11 Comments

David Berney was high on cocaine at the time.

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

9 hours ago 23,063 Views 41 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield
# Report
From The42
# Report

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield

9 hours ago 24,511 Views 46 Comments

Chelsea, meanwhile, remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media

10 hours ago 54,070 Views 31 Comments

The scheme appears to be particularly targeting students and younger people.

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Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears
# David Williams
# David Williams

Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears

10 hours ago 26,173 Views 0 Comments

David Williams was charged with 14 fraud offences.

Here's what happened today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Thursday

10 hours ago 7,947 Views 0 Comments

Covid Placentitis, Ryanair routes and starling murmurations made headlines today.

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'
# Connecting The Dots
From The42
# Connecting The Dots

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'

11 hours ago 24,241 Views 7 Comments

We chart Brian Fenton’s winding road to the top.

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer

11 hours ago 10,628 Views 1 Comment

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

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated 11 hours ago 59,741 Views 85 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

11 hours ago 34,310 Views 26 Comments

Liverpool faced Chelsea, as Jurgen Klopp’s men looked to improve on a recent poor run of form.

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

11 hours ago 5,343 Views 6 Comments

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

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

11 hours ago 38,959 Views 37 Comments

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

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend

12 hours ago 24,107 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland head coach has a serious task on his hands as part of his recently broadened World Rugby role.

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

12 hours ago 13,838 Views 35 Comments

54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials

13 hours ago 44,276 Views 36 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said the condition is “very rare”.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

13 hours ago 7,084 Views 3 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

13 hours ago 9,084 Views 18 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 69,771 Views 95 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

13 hours ago 22,075 Views 91 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups

Updated 14 hours ago 50,335 Views 80 Comments
  • GPs and advocacy groups will help identify patients in the community.
  • AstraZeneca deliveries this week will also be reduced.
  • The 500,000th vaccine dose will be administered over the next week.
The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

14 hours ago 7,703 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

15 hours ago 29,132 Views 68 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
# Bird Watch
# Bird Watch

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting

15 hours ago 47,843 Views 27 Comments
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide

15 hours ago 35,634 Views 11 Comments

Willie, 66, and Paddy Hennessy, 60, are believed to have been killed by their younger brother Johnny, 59.

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time

15 hours ago 37,520 Views 35 Comments

The report says the health of officers and the public were placed at “significant risk” due to the amount of hours worked by some gardaí.

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

16 hours ago 12,145 Views 15 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 16 hours ago 19,145 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

17 hours ago 23,901 Views 21 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'

18 hours ago 24,848 Views 38 Comments

A range of different government supports are currently in place as large portions of the economy remain closed or restricted.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated 18 hours ago 32,675 Views 74 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 19 hours ago 25,441 Views 82 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised
# Emma Blake
# Emma Blake

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised

19 hours ago 27,163 Views 71 Comments

The mural of the 18-year-old environmental activist is painted on the side of a building in Smithfield.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

19 hours ago 12,325 Views 25 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

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