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Germany recommends under-60s who got AstraZeneca first dose vaccine should switch to another for second
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Germany recommends under-60s who got AstraZeneca first dose vaccine should switch to another for second

1 hour ago 7,786 Views 15 Comments

The move comes as worldwide concerns mount over the danger of blood clots linked to the embattled company’s medication.

65 to 69 year-olds will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

65 to 69 year-olds will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow

1 hour ago 14,568 Views 19 Comments

Further details will be announced later today.

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?

1 hour ago 9,665 Views 24 Comments

The pause in bookings has been caused by a high level of walk ins, according to Minister Donnelly.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

2 hours ago 8,811 Views 20 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

2 hours ago 11,697 Views 9 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

2 hours ago 6,072 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin

2 hours ago 14,316 Views 6 Comments

The incident happened on Margaret Kennedy Road yesterday.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

2 hours ago 3,689 Views 17 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Trailblazers
From The42
# Trailblazers

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

3 hours ago 7,880 Views 3 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

3 hours ago 6,007 Views 10 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

3 hours ago 3,204 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

189 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

189 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19

3 hours ago 10,771 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE last night.

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

3 hours ago 16,087 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

3 hours ago 7,277 Views 8 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

4 hours ago 6,920 Views 2 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
# Cancer
# Cancer

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

4 hours ago 5,051 Views 5 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown
# Gone
# Gone

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown

5 hours ago 41,349 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí have been battling the gang since 2015.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

10 hours ago 20,548 Views 50 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

10 hours ago 8,404 Views 21 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

Yesterday’s News

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

12 hours ago 21,386 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80
# Entrepreneur
# Entrepreneur

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80

12 hours ago 89,010 Views 22 Comments

Galen Weston bought the bankrupt department store that would become Penneys in the 1960s, when he moved to Dublin.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
From The42
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

12 hours ago 18,242 Views 10 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park

13 hours ago 46,002 Views 36 Comments

Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan said that rhododendron “is one of the biggest threats to peatlands in the west of Ireland”.

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

13 hours ago 24,912 Views 15 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated 13 hours ago 56,859 Views 126 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

14 hours ago 8,212 Views 0 Comments

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers
# Ramadan Mubarak
# Ramadan Mubarak

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers

14 hours ago 13,927 Views 24 Comments

The holy month is marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown

14 hours ago 15,377 Views 17 Comments

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

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin
# Skerries
# Skerries

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin

15 hours ago 30,900 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision which occurred on the R127 near Milverton in Skerries.

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'
# 10 Years On
From The42
# 10 Years On

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'

15 hours ago 23,631 Views 4 Comments

10 years on from a landmark U21 football title for Cavan, goalkeeper Alan O’Mara reflects on the significance of that win.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

15 hours ago 34,351 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation

15 hours ago 46,034 Views 51 Comments

The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity
# Summer In The City
# Summer In The City

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity

15 hours ago 16,119 Views 19 Comments

Businesses selling food can now apply for outdoor dining grants of up to €4,000.

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns
# Daunte Wright
# Daunte Wright

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns

15 hours ago 21,500 Views 35 Comments

The city’s police chief has said he believes Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser.

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?

16 hours ago 9,010 Views 5 Comments

The right to disconnect allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, including the right to not respond immediately to emails, telephone calls or other messages.

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

16 hours ago 11,984 Views 40 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate
# Carrick-on-Suir
# Carrick-on-Suir

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate

16 hours ago 31,099 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene, and are appealing for witnesses.

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched
# Courts
# Courts

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched

Updated 16 hours ago 23,216 Views 0 Comments

The woman travelled to support her father, who is due to undergo major cancer surgery.

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston

16 hours ago 10,276 Views 7 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week
# AstraZenenca
# AstraZenenca

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week

16 hours ago 15,620 Views 31 Comments

Immunisation clinics using the AstraZeneca vaccine will still go ahead for certain people over the age of 60.

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