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All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
# Sneem
# Sneem

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine

19 minutes ago 2,281 Views 3 Comments

The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

21 minutes ago 1,458 Views 1 Comment

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
# Did It Again
# Did It Again

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

42 minutes ago 5,539 Views 8 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers
# Irish Hauliers
# Irish Hauliers

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers

46 minutes ago 2,081 Views 2 Comments

French officials had ruled that Irish hauliers would have to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country.

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No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister
# Housing
# Housing

No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister

53 minutes ago 4,477 Views 18 Comments

While Taoiseach Micheal Martin has targeted 5 April for the return of the building sector, O’Brien conceded on Friday that he cannot guarantee that.

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

57 minutes ago 4,374 Views 14 Comments

Alex Ferguson set the template for transitioning successful Premier League sides ahead of the 1995-96 season.

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim
# Headfort Arms Hotel
# Headfort Arms Hotel

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim

1 hour ago 5,399 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been brought by the awarding winning Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, Co Meath.

Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions
# CSO
# CSO

Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions

2 hours ago 9,916 Views 49 Comments

The CSO said that growth continued in the more globalised sectors with industry showing a 15% upturn.

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants

2 hours ago 4,280 Views 7 Comments

Worldwide, more than two million women have had the mesh products implanted in their bodies.

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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

Updated 3 hours ago 24,292 Views 55 Comments
  • There are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
  • 102 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.
22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody

3 hours ago 5,031 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in the quiet town of Vetlanda.

Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules

3 hours ago 15,795 Views 30 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the State must cut all ties with Davy Stockbrokers unless individuals are held to account.

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin
# Crash
# Crash

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin

3 hours ago 20,202 Views 17 Comments

The white truck continued through the closed level crossing just a split second after a pedestrian was seen walking through.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated 3 hours ago 16,407 Views 39 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

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Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

3 hours ago 6,799 Views 12 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 3 hours ago 12,116 Views 7 Comments

Plenty of sport to watch over the next few days.

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford
# Wexford
# Wexford

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford

4 hours ago 18,791 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am this morning.

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

4 hours ago 18,778 Views 42 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated 6 hours ago 29,703 Views 81 Comments

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

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?

6 hours ago 35,729 Views 92 Comments

E-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 7 hours ago 9,439 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Tsunami warnings lifted across South Pacific as threat from monster quakes subsides
# South Pacific
# South Pacific

Tsunami warnings lifted across South Pacific as threat from monster quakes subsides

7 hours ago 10,907 Views 0 Comments

Quakes of 7.3, 7.4 and 8.1 magnitude struck near New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands.

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

8 hours ago 12,357 Views 23 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

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

8 hours ago 73,432 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

8 hours ago 9,635 Views 19 Comments

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

'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'

9 hours ago 14,469 Views 0 Comments

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

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts

9 hours ago 7,030 Views 4 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.

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

15 hours ago 41,929 Views 87 Comments

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

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

17 hours ago 38,776 Views 27 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

17 hours ago 32,064 Views 54 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

17 hours ago 32,286 Views 53 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

18 hours ago 73,852 Views 37 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

18 hours ago 38,959 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

18 hours ago 9,948 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'

19 hours ago 30,387 Views 9 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

19 hours ago 13,560 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 19 hours ago 62,573 Views 88 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

19 hours ago 35,977 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

19 hours ago 6,559 Views 6 Comments

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

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