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FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19

4 hours ago 8,088 Views 0 Comments

The claim goes against what medical and scientific experts have observed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

Yesterday’s News

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

5 hours ago 8,830 Views 8 Comments

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter,” the WHO chief said today.

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

6 hours ago 10,104 Views 48 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated
# Reduced Production
# Reduced Production

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated

Updated 6 hours ago 28,112 Views 39 Comments

The jab it developed with the University of Oxford is already being rolled out across the UK.

Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions
# Gig Economy
# Gig Economy

Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions

Updated 6 hours ago 31,911 Views 71 Comments

A number of riders went offline from 6pm.

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Quiz: Can you finish these lines from US President inauguration speeches?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: Can you finish these lines from US President inauguration speeches?

7 hours ago 20,792 Views 11 Comments

Were you tuned in for Biden’s this week?

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant
# France
# France

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant

7 hours ago 14,163 Views 20 Comments

No serious complications have been detected nine days after the operation, doctors said.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

7 hours ago 9,071 Views 0 Comments

A warning about hospitals, government considers mandatory quarantine for new arrivals, and four jailed over deaths of 39 migrants in Essex…

Your evening longread: Why Halima Aden quit being a supermodel
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why Halima Aden quit being a supermodel

8 hours ago 18,688 Views 1 Comment

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

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression

8 hours ago 28,870 Views 14 Comments

The player has started rehabilitation to improve his mental health after crashing his car into a coffee shop.

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?

Updated 9 hours ago 16,050 Views 28 Comments

A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

9 hours ago 27,158 Views 29 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

9 hours ago 29,336 Views 78 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
# B117
# B117

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

9 hours ago 12,302 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme

10 hours ago 32,773 Views 3 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

10 hours ago 18,092 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

Lloyd Austin confirmed as first black US defence secretary
# New Team
# New Team

Lloyd Austin confirmed as first black US defence secretary

10 hours ago 11,680 Views 17 Comments

The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 82,380 Views 156 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
Family of Nora Quoirin to challenge inquest ruling that she died by misadventure
# Nora Quoirin
# Nora Quoirin

Family of Nora Quoirin to challenge inquest ruling that she died by misadventure

10 hours ago 8,172 Views 0 Comments

Nora (15) went missing on a family holiday in Malaysia last year and was later found dead.

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas

Updated 10 hours ago 60,112 Views 106 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also spoken about a potential ‘two island’ solution with the UK.

Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' Irishman poisoned with date-rape drug as killer sentenced in London
# Adrian Murphy
# Adrian Murphy

Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' Irishman poisoned with date-rape drug as killer sentenced in London

11 hours ago 64,252 Views 15 Comments

Joel Osei and Diana Cristea were convicted of murder following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare
# Doonaha
# Doonaha

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare

11 hours ago 39,437 Views 4 Comments

It’s understood the man was working on a construction project on a local farm when the tragedy occurred.

Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued for entire country with temperatures as low as -3 expected
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued for entire country with temperatures as low as -3 expected

Updated 11 hours ago 64,332 Views 25 Comments

Wrap up warm.

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough

11 hours ago 12,948 Views 0 Comments

The action is understood to be one of the first brought following the publication of the final report by the commission of investigation earlier this month.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Quizzical Attraction
From The42
# Quizzical Attraction

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

11 hours ago 20,668 Views 9 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

11 hours ago 6,182 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

12 hours ago 10,413 Views 50 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport

12 hours ago 34,677 Views 0 Comments

The probe determined that both pilots were not adequately familiar with the aircraft they were flying.

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000
# Horse Racing IReland
# Horse Racing IReland

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000

12 hours ago 12,776 Views 0 Comments

The money was in control of a cash-in-transit company when it stopped operating and went into liquidation.

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

12 hours ago 14,284 Views 36 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

12 hours ago 13,433 Views 18 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

Four men jailed over deaths of 39 migrants found in lorry in Essex
# Essex
# Essex

Four men jailed over deaths of 39 migrants found in lorry in Essex

Updated 13 hours ago 24,309 Views 0 Comments

The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found after the container arrived from Europe in October 2019.

Woman arrested after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu harassed by far-right protesters outside Mansion House
# Dublin Lord Mayor
# Dublin Lord Mayor

Woman arrested after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu harassed by far-right protesters outside Mansion House

13 hours ago 37,239 Views 59 Comments

Hazel Chu was approached by a group of people who criticised her for wearing a mask and referred to her as a ‘shape-shifting dragon’.

Dublin confirm departure of three-time All-Star forward Paul Mannion
# Mann Down
From The42
# Mann Down

Dublin confirm departure of three-time All-Star forward Paul Mannion

13 hours ago 32,221 Views 23 Comments

The 27-year-old won’t be involved with the All-Ireland champions this year and possibly beyond.

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'
# Soleimani
# Soleimani

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'

Updated 14 hours ago 52,142 Views 46 Comments

The post warned of payback for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant.

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare unlikely to get early release from prison, court hears
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare unlikely to get early release from prison, court hears

14 hours ago 16,802 Views 0 Comments

O’Hare was due to appeal his sentence but had been unable to consult with his legal team while in prison.

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
# CSO Covid Data
# CSO Covid Data

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week

14 hours ago 12,426 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated 15 hours ago 52,274 Views 82 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told

15 hours ago 10,520 Views 20 Comments

Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.

The First Lady, the Second Gentleman and the other new White House faces to look out for
# Team Biden
# Team Biden

The First Lady, the Second Gentleman and the other new White House faces to look out for

16 hours ago 26,720 Views 39 Comments

There are several ‘firsts’ among the new residents of the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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