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Today’s News

Ryanair says it will not reopen its Cork base until winter 2021 at the earliest
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Ryanair says it will not reopen its Cork base until winter 2021 at the earliest

34 minutes ago 2,644 Views 4 Comments

The airline described the airport’s decision to renovate its runway as a “crazy plan”.

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus

51 minutes ago 4,993 Views 6 Comments

Last week was Brazil’s deadliest of the pandemic, with 8,244 deaths from the virus.

Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues
# Yangon
# Yangon

Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues

1 hour ago 1,567 Views 1 Comment

Police in Yangon used tear gas against the protesters.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated 1 hour ago 6,890 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Man (30s) charged over aggravated burglary in Co Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Man (30s) charged over aggravated burglary in Co Kerry

1 hour ago 7,658 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Killarney District Court at 10.30am today.

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?
# A Nation Holds Its Breath
# A Nation Holds Its Breath

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?

1 hour ago 17,212 Views 38 Comments

Ireland and the UK are plotting a joint bid, but they’ll face stiff competition.

'You have to take a line' - Stephen Jones on his 'uncompromising' opinions
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'You have to take a line' - Stephen Jones on his 'uncompromising' opinions

2 hours ago 13,029 Views 6 Comments

Stephen Jones, rugby correspondent with The Sunday Times, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor

2 hours ago 3,198 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months

Motorists urged to take care as heavy fog hits many parts of the country
# Caution
# Caution

Motorists urged to take care as heavy fog hits many parts of the country

2 hours ago 6,190 Views 5 Comments

A Status Yellow fog warning is in place for 11 countties until 10am.

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Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky
# Mount Sinabung
# Mount Sinabung

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky

2 hours ago 6,656 Views 1 Comment

No evacuation orders have been issued, but locals are taking no chances.

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

2 hours ago 3,291 Views 5 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
# New York
# New York

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

2 hours ago 9,954 Views 13 Comments

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year

3 hours ago 6,067 Views 1 Comment

NPHET has urged people to “stick with this” over the coming weeks and continue adhering to restrictions.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

3 hours ago 2,774 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

3 hours ago 6,728 Views 14 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection
# Hydroxychloroquine
# Hydroxychloroquine

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection

4 hours ago 8,475 Views 2 Comments

The recommendation comes from a WHO Guideline Development Group, which are a panel of international experts.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

10 hours ago 50,985 Views 17 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report

11 hours ago 12,687 Views 31 Comments

A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

11 hours ago 15,185 Views 28 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin

11 hours ago 27,107 Views 11 Comments

The discovery was made after Gardaí searched two vehicles in Clondalkin at 3:30pm this afternoon.

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'

11 hours ago 54,468 Views 81 Comments

The trainer has been speaking further about the controversy to The Racing Post today.

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Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back
# M50 Chase
# M50 Chase

Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back

11 hours ago 95,336 Views 0 Comments

At least 18 Garda cars and the force’s helicopter were involved in this evening’s chase.

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly

12 hours ago 44,633 Views 77 Comments

The health minister said Zero Covid is “just not possible” to achieve.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

13 hours ago 16,021 Views 2 Comments

Bank of Ireland, Banksy and Nicolas Sarkozy made the headlines today.

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit
# People Before Profit
# People Before Profit

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit

13 hours ago 37,118 Views 85 Comments

Murphy had previously set up the eco-socialist party RISE.

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s

13 hours ago 5,922 Views 1 Comment

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

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469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

13 hours ago 12,603 Views 26 Comments

The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

14 hours ago 55,107 Views 55 Comments

Behavioural data about compliance and a continued decline in hospitalisations were among the topics discussed.

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place

14 hours ago 47,874 Views 44 Comments

The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

14 hours ago 94,956 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

15 hours ago 18,144 Views 16 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges

15 hours ago 10,982 Views 8 Comments

Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on 1 February.

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 75,061 Views 109 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin
# RiseUp Éireann
# RiseUp Éireann

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

16 hours ago 47,420 Views 0 Comments

RiseUp Éireann organised the Unite the Tribes march on Saturday.

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast
# Lé James Joyce
# Lé James Joyce

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast

16 hours ago 29,116 Views 26 Comments

The vessel was detained for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

Munster stalwart Billy Holland to retire at the end of the season
# Over And Out
From The42
# Over And Out

Munster stalwart Billy Holland to retire at the end of the season

17 hours ago 23,419 Views 13 Comments

The 35-year-old Corkman has made 241 appearances during a career that has spanned 14 seasons.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

17 hours ago 9,663 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence

17 hours ago 23,895 Views 0 Comments

Noel McCabe has 34 previous convictions including assault, possession of ammunition, production of an article and road traffic offences.

'It has hit the town so hard': Search for missing man continues along River Barrow
# Athy
# Athy

'It has hit the town so hard': Search for missing man continues along River Barrow

Updated 18 hours ago 62,431 Views 5 Comments

The man went missing after a young child was rescued during a kayaking incident in Co Kildare.

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay

18 hours ago 27,086 Views 22 Comments

The airline said the layoffs may be subject to further extension or change.

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