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Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
# Lifeline
# Lifeline

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

41 minutes ago 4,116 Views 6 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus
# Mark Rutte
# Mark Rutte

Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus

1 hour ago 9,456 Views 7 Comments

Home visits have also been cut as well as flights from Britain, South Africa and South America.

Burnley stun Liverpool as 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield comes to an end
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Burnley stun Liverpool as 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield comes to an end

1 hour ago 19,624 Views 107 Comments

It’s the first time the Reds have been lost at home since April 2017.

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office
# First Day
# First Day

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

Updated 1 hour ago 26,420 Views 34 Comments
  • The US is the world's hardest-hit country with more than 405,000 Covid-19 deaths.
  • The Biden administration is seeking $1.9 trillion from Congress for its Covid-19 plans.
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'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'

1 hour ago 16,305 Views 4 Comments

Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.

Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month

Updated 2 hours ago 43,707 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, the latest letter from the Chief Medical Officer said that ‘optimistic’ projections show between 800 and 1,600 cases per day at the end of January.

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.

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland

2 hours ago 33,129 Views 58 Comments

The RISE TD argues that now is the time for an overhaul of our approach to Covid-19 so we can make this lockdown the last.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

2 hours ago 8,849 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach indicates restrictions until at least late February, Joe Biden’s first full day in office, and the death of an Irish athletics legend…

Your evening longread: Joe Biden on having a stutter
# Your Evening Longread
# Your Evening Longread

Your evening longread: Joe Biden on having a stutter

2 hours ago 9,318 Views 4 Comments

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

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

3 hours ago 16,069 Views 24 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

3 hours ago 11,200 Views 14 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
# Reproductive Rate
# Reproductive Rate

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'

4 hours ago 16,129 Views 19 Comments

Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.

Education Minister: Unions 'refused to accept public health advice' over special schools return
# School Closures
# School Closures

Education Minister: Unions 'refused to accept public health advice' over special schools return

Updated 4 hours ago 46,133 Views 122 Comments

The Fórsa union has said it wanted special education back “as soon as possible” but criticised “running commentary in the media”

RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# Complaints
# Complaints

RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

4 hours ago 38,820 Views 32 Comments

The broadcaster also received over 90 emails and a number of phone calls with “negative feedback” over the broadcast.

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies

4 hours ago 14,357 Views 15 Comments

A total of 64% of 6,000 healthcare workers from the two hospitals participated in the study.

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'

4 hours ago 18,155 Views 10 Comments

Sport Ireland CEO and former athlete John Treacy pays tribute to his late friend.

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator

4 hours ago 31,088 Views 36 Comments

121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated 5 hours ago 96,877 Views 167 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

5 hours ago 12,723 Views 7 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?

5 hours ago 3,429 Views 6 Comments

We outline what’s in the report, and talk to a historian about issues it raises.

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

5 hours ago 13,513 Views 22 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

6 hours ago 9,970 Views 10 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated 6 hours ago 39,204 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

6 hours ago 5,672 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Irish MEPs call on Chinese government to allow Dublin man return home

6 hours ago 35,467 Views 27 Comments

Richard O’Halloran from Foxrock hasn’t seen his family since February 2019.

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill
# Busted Loose
# Busted Loose

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill

Updated 6 hours ago 74,405 Views 57 Comments

It includes busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

7 hours ago 15,664 Views 17 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

8 hours ago 7,580 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

8 hours ago 27,338 Views 97 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67

8 hours ago 91,501 Views 33 Comments

Kiernan finished ninth in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and went on to coach many of Ireland’s top athletes.

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
# Paddy McElhone
# Paddy McElhone

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

9 hours ago 17,025 Views 14 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings
# Storm Christoph
# Storm Christoph

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings

9 hours ago 18,104 Views 2 Comments

Nearly 180 flood warnings remained in place across England at midday today.

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

9 hours ago 22,977 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis

10 hours ago 9,993 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí also seized almost €4,000 in cash, a weighing scales and mixing agent.

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row

10 hours ago 10,476 Views 13 Comments

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were “so sorry” to have to cancel the event.

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
# Daniel Kane
# Daniel Kane

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial

10 hours ago 24,780 Views 0 Comments

The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work
# IFSC
# IFSC

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work

11 hours ago 52,893 Views 48 Comments

She is in a serious condition.

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

11 hours ago 6,942 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

11 hours ago 24,499 Views 40 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city
# Garda Armed Support Unit
# Garda Armed Support Unit

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city

11 hours ago 13,465 Views 0 Comments

The apartment owner was allegedly stabbed in the leg during the burglary.

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