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Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour
# In Lockdown
# In Lockdown

Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour

16 minutes ago 3,487 Views 3 Comments

The problem is one that’s been raised consistently by outreach workers.

A national Status Yellow snow/ice warning kicks in at 6pm
# Weather
# Weather

A national Status Yellow snow/ice warning kicks in at 6pm

35 minutes ago 8,751 Views 10 Comments

There will be falls of hail, sleet and snow, creating icy and hazardous conditions.

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

47 minutes ago 1,605 Views 0 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?

55 minutes ago 13,755 Views 24 Comments

More people are ordering food online during the pandemic.

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'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
# Jeni Pim
# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

1 hour ago 23,973 Views 20 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

2 hours ago 6,922 Views 0 Comments

Here is what’s making the news headlines this morning.

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.

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
# Irish On Film
# Irish On Film

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction

2 hours ago 6,595 Views 23 Comments

Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

2 hours ago 18,752 Views 11 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city
# IFSC
# IFSC

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city

2 hours ago 24,394 Views 0 Comments

The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year
# Thin White Line
# Thin White Line

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year

3 hours ago 31,807 Views 62 Comments

The system is expected to come into effect in the third quarter of the year.

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February

3 hours ago 9,523 Views 25 Comments

Republicans had pushed for a delay to give Trump a chance to prepare a defence on the sole charge of incitement of insurrection.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

3 hours ago 16,190 Views 8 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

4 hours ago 13,090 Views 5 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

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

10 hours ago 26,211 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

12 hours ago 14,420 Views 14 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

12 hours ago 16,005 Views 51 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 12 hours ago 35,915 Views 40 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 13 hours ago 40,433 Views 85 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?

13 hours ago 29,268 Views 14 Comments

Were you tuned in for Biden’s this week?

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

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

13 hours ago 20,625 Views 23 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

13 hours ago 11,389 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

14 hours ago 26,421 Views 6 Comments

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

14 hours ago 34,775 Views 20 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 15 hours ago 18,887 Views 32 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

15 hours ago 31,522 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

16 hours ago 34,123 Views 85 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

16 hours ago 14,313 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

16 hours ago 39,540 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

16 hours ago 21,627 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

16 hours ago 13,797 Views 19 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

16 hours ago 85,410 Views 159 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

16 hours ago 9,496 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 17 hours ago 63,332 Views 108 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

17 hours ago 74,370 Views 16 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

17 hours ago 43,413 Views 5 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 17 hours ago 66,735 Views 26 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

17 hours ago 14,455 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

17 hours ago 22,555 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

17 hours ago 6,752 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

18 hours ago 11,309 Views 51 Comments

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

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