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

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of Cyborgs'

12 minutes ago 1,307 Views 1 Comment

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

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

16 minutes ago 1,983 Views 2 Comments

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

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'

54 minutes ago 3,446 Views 0 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

1 hour ago 4,964 Views 16 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

1 hour ago 4,739 Views 11 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'

1 hour ago 3,103 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

1 hour ago 2,472 Views 1 Comment

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

1 hour ago 30,829 Views 65 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

2 hours ago 4,324 Views 15 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 2 hours ago 52,673 Views 67 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?

2 hours ago 8,909 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

3 hours ago 3,534 Views 5 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

3 hours ago 14,973 Views 24 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 3 hours ago 26,074 Views 6 Comments

Emergency services are at the scene.

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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

3 hours ago 27,142 Views 29 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

3 hours ago 14,721 Views 34 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

3 hours ago 56,658 Views 47 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'

4 hours ago 23,963 Views 64 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

4 hours ago 4,131 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

4 hours ago 22,271 Views 43 Comments

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

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin
# Palmerstown
# Palmerstown

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin

5 hours ago 15,556 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí observed two men behaving suspiciously at an ATM on the Old Lucan Road yesterday.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated 5 hours ago 15,031 Views 14 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

5 hours ago 10,095 Views 6 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

Updated 5 hours ago 88,807 Views 76 Comments
UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19 Outbreak
# Covid-19 Outbreak

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

6 hours ago 11,994 Views 37 Comments

UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
# CSO
# CSO

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says

6 hours ago 15,266 Views 79 Comments

Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

8 hours ago 13,849 Views 47 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year
# Gearoid Hegarty
From The42
# Gearoid Hegarty

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year

8 hours ago 12,830 Views 5 Comments

Gearóid Hegarty’s golden season is one to savour for the St Patrick’s club who watched him grow into a star.

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# State Pathologist
# State Pathologist

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

8 hours ago 26,793 Views 19 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

8 hours ago 7,798 Views 3 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
# On The Radio
# On The Radio

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group

Updated 9 hours ago 39,609 Views 5 Comments

Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.

Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation
# Ireland Reads
# Ireland Reads

Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation

9 hours ago 5,935 Views 3 Comments

The campaign encourages people to read to help with their wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot
# They're Calling Again
# They're Calling Again

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot

9 hours ago 17,720 Views 39 Comments

The revival was ordered by the new streaming service Paramount Plus.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

10 hours ago 29,429 Views 71 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin
# Summerhill
# Summerhill

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

10 hours ago 8,683 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was arrested after a search of a property in Summerhill.

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?

11 hours ago 59,984 Views 215 Comments

Are you a music fan or do you prefer chat radio?

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

11 hours ago 19,160 Views 46 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

12 hours ago 4,699 Views 11 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

12 hours ago 17,668 Views 42 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 12 hours ago 11,504 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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