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When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

2 hours ago 8,722 Views 8 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

Yesterday’s News

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

4 hours ago 13,956 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated 4 hours ago 35,633 Views 191 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
# Foxes On Fire
From The42
# Foxes On Fire

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

4 hours ago 13,619 Views 24 Comments

Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored to send Leicester top of the Premier League.

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says
# Wattlebridge
# Wattlebridge

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says

4 hours ago 11,904 Views 14 Comments

The dissident group were said to have claimed to have fired upon a police helicopter last week.

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'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address
# Last Day
# Last Day

'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address

5 hours ago 49,373 Views 102 Comments

The outgoing president wished success to the new administration in a video posted this evening.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

5 hours ago 11,033 Views 0 Comments

93 more Covid-19 deaths; unions call for school return to be deferred; and Trump’s last full day in office…

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

5 hours ago 35,206 Views 24 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor
# High Court
# High Court

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor

6 hours ago 46,714 Views 0 Comments

Legal proceedings were initiated in the High Court yesterday.

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Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

6 hours ago 9,477 Views 31 Comments

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

Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats

6 hours ago 25,057 Views 11 Comments

A judge issued the order in a case against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
From The42
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

6 hours ago 14,637 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday

7 hours ago 38,685 Views 8 Comments

Catherine Reidy has been missing from her home in Ballyderown, Kilworth, Co Cork.

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose

7 hours ago 24,157 Views 28 Comments

The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland

7 hours ago 18,255 Views 0 Comments

Last year, the 75-year-old penned songs alleging scientists were making up “crooked facts” to justify restrictions to “enslave” the population.

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

8 hours ago 8,576 Views 22 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated 8 hours ago 57,706 Views 160 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
# Fire Up
# Fire Up

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply

8 hours ago 10,107 Views 18 Comments

Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

8 hours ago 11,596 Views 33 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

The Remote: Biden's big day, Mitchell and Webb are Back and a 1980s AIDS drama
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Biden's big day, Mitchell and Webb are Back and a 1980s AIDS drama

8 hours ago 16,085 Views 3 Comments

Here are some of the TV highlights to watch out for this week.

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City

8 hours ago 7,233 Views 8 Comments

The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 126,505 Views 144 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House

9 hours ago 18,357 Views 0 Comments

The gates and entrance to Leinster House were briefly locked this afternoon after a man crossed over a barrier into the grounds.

Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland

9 hours ago 44,852 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a ski slope near Siviez in the Col des Gentianes region.

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks

9 hours ago 39,229 Views 147 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'
# Spicy
From The42
# Spicy

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'

9 hours ago 19,845 Views 34 Comments

Johann van Graan says Munster will always look to tailor their game plans to specific opposition.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

9 hours ago 6,111 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election

10 hours ago 9,189 Views 6 Comments

Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.

'It's like buying from China or the US': Brexit causes issues for Irish ordering online from UK
# Uk Websites
# Uk Websites

'It's like buying from China or the US': Brexit causes issues for Irish ordering online from UK

10 hours ago 45,253 Views 73 Comments

Customers have reported getting refunds after couriers temporarily paused their services for UK websites.

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU

Updated 11 hours ago 33,990 Views 97 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • The Beacon Hospital signed up to the HSE's 'safety net' deal for private beds during the third Covid-19 wave.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

11 hours ago 7,392 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was arrested after returning from Germany following treatment for nerve agent poisoning.

'Nowadays, footballers stop being normal people from the age of 11 or 12'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'Nowadays, footballers stop being normal people from the age of 11 or 12'

11 hours ago 18,807 Views 5 Comments

Author Simon Kuper is our guest on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.

Nationwide weather advisory issued as wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures on way
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Nationwide weather advisory issued as wintry conditions and sub-zero temperatures on way

11 hours ago 55,417 Views 15 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the entire country, which will kick in at midnight.

Man jailed after assault that led victim to drop out of college
# Crime
# Crime

Man jailed after assault that led victim to drop out of college

11 hours ago 25,965 Views 0 Comments

The victim was punched as he was leaving a fast food restaurant in 2017.

Man who targeted women walking alone loses appeal against conviction
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Man who targeted women walking alone loses appeal against conviction

12 hours ago 24,233 Views 10 Comments

The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, had been convicted of offences for attacks on three women.

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup

12 hours ago 35,995 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement
# Private Hospitals
# Private Hospitals

All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement

13 hours ago 12,945 Views 26 Comments

Until today, the Beacon Hospital had been the only private hospital not to sign up to the deal.

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

13 hours ago 14,120 Views 43 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week

14 hours ago 12,351 Views 42 Comments

The 737 Max returned to the skies in the United States last month.

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

14 hours ago 15,917 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

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