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Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 22 minutes ago 5,926 Views 49 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised
# Emma Blake
# Emma Blake

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised

23 minutes ago 2,138 Views 3 Comments

The mural of the 18-year-old environmental activist is painted on the side of a building in Smithfield.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

29 minutes ago 1,527 Views 6 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

1 hour ago 2,778 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

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'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
# A Worm In The Heart
# A Worm In The Heart

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

1 hour ago 5,503 Views 3 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered

Updated 2 hours ago 22,574 Views 7 Comments

A section of the Luas Red Line was closed off near the scene for the duration of the operation.

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house
# Cork And Westmeath
# Cork And Westmeath

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house

3 hours ago 9,773 Views 31 Comments

Two of the three people arrested have since been released.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

3 hours ago 13,815 Views 33 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 3 hours ago 7,909 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
# Cape York
# Cape York

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

3 hours ago 16,870 Views 12 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US
# Germany
# Germany

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US

3 hours ago 23,167 Views 4 Comments

Germany’s relaxations will happen gradually and many of the current restrictions will remain until 28 March.

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
# Case For Defence
From The42
# Case For Defence

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

3 hours ago 5,115 Views 20 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'

4 hours ago 12,968 Views 4 Comments

Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.

Poll: Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

4 hours ago 39,689 Views 46 Comments

The interview is set to air in the US on Sunday and on UTV on Monday.

Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack
# Sweden
# Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack

4 hours ago 10,889 Views 6 Comments

The suspect was taken to hospital after being shot in the leg by police.

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois

4 hours ago 14,516 Views 0 Comments

The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking.

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

4 hours ago 16,830 Views 41 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

SUV in crash where 13 people died in California came through hole in Mexico border fence
# California
# California

SUV in crash where 13 people died in California came through hole in Mexico border fence

5 hours ago 28,726 Views 26 Comments

A section of the fence was apparently cut away by smugglers.

House of Representatives scraps today's session amid threats of US Capitol 'breach'
# Militia Group
# Militia Group

House of Representatives scraps today's session amid threats of US Capitol 'breach'

5 hours ago 15,087 Views 17 Comments

The warning was prompted by intelligence about an unnamed militia group.

Plans progress for almost 300 apartments and hotel on site of landmark 'Goat' pub in south Dublin
# Charlie Chawke
# Charlie Chawke

Plans progress for almost 300 apartments and hotel on site of landmark 'Goat' pub in south Dublin

5 hours ago 34,116 Views 30 Comments

Publican Charlie Chawke said the development would be a “new beginning for Goatstown”.

Loyalists paramilitaries write to Johnson to temporarily withdraw support for Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

Loyalists paramilitaries write to Johnson to temporarily withdraw support for Good Friday Agreement

5 hours ago 37,521 Views 49 Comments

A letter was sent by an umbrella body representing the paramilitaries

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
# Al Fresco
# Al Fresco

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'

12 hours ago 29,643 Views 56 Comments

Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.

Yesterday’s News

Over €140k worth of drugs found in items declared as action figures and coffee pods
# Revenue
# Revenue

Over €140k worth of drugs found in items declared as action figures and coffee pods

13 hours ago 24,062 Views 20 Comments

The parcels were destined for various address throughout Ireland.

Man jailed for causing €17,000 worth of damage during a violent escape from Oberstown detention centre
# Calvin Brophy
# Calvin Brophy

Man jailed for causing €17,000 worth of damage during a violent escape from Oberstown detention centre

13 hours ago 19,995 Views 9 Comments

He was sentenced to three years with one year suspended.

Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian found guilty of murdering 10 people
# Mass Murder
# Mass Murder

Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian found guilty of murdering 10 people

14 hours ago 22,458 Views 3 Comments

Alek Minassian faces a minimum of 25 years in prison

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
# Appeal
# Appeal

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue

14 hours ago 44,795 Views 0 Comments

The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.

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Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
From The42
# Grounds For Concern

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games

15 hours ago 24,797 Views 34 Comments

The Aviva Stadium must be able to host crowds if the four games are to go ahead as planned.

Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight

Updated 15 hours ago 37,126 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was shot in the leg by police when he was taken into custody.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

15 hours ago 7,845 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power
# Star
From The42
# Star

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power

15 hours ago 39,112 Views 10 Comments

An in-depth look at the 23-year-old DCU student, after her incredible few weeks.

Your evening longread: The legend of the last Wailer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The legend of the last Wailer

15 hours ago 7,128 Views 1 Comment

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

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste

15 hours ago 27,356 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste says he hopes government can do better than the September target.

Stockbrokers Davy apologise for 'failures' after €4.1 million Central Bank fine
# Fined
# Fined

Stockbrokers Davy apologise for 'failures' after €4.1 million Central Bank fine

16 hours ago 12,484 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank announced the fine levied against Davy yesterday.

Myanmar security forces fire at protesters as UN says 38 dead in 'bloodiest' day
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

Myanmar security forces fire at protesters as UN says 38 dead in 'bloodiest' day

16 hours ago 6,965 Views 7 Comments

The junta has ignored the global condemnation, responding to the uprising with escalating strength.

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college

Updated 16 hours ago 64,156 Views 2 Comments

Covid-19 case numbers among those aged 19-24 “continue on a downward trend” despite incidents like this, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.

'For Sheriff Street to be seen outside of Ireland in a positive light, it feels like a dream'
# Up De Flats
# Up De Flats

'For Sheriff Street to be seen outside of Ireland in a positive light, it feels like a dream'

16 hours ago 32,613 Views 3 Comments

Artist Gemma Dunleavy features in Playback, a showcase premiering at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival this Sunday.

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
# Solo Run
# Solo Run

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'

Updated 17 hours ago 39,078 Views 56 Comments
  • The UK announced that it would extend a grace period on health certs required for agrifoods going from GB to NI.
  • This caused a stir as the decision should be made jointly by the EU and UK; and the EU had been considering it anyway.
  • Maroš Šefčovič is to speak with David Frost tonight to raise the EU's "strong concerns" about the decision.
Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations of bullying made against Meghan Markle
# Royal Rumble
# Royal Rumble

Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations of bullying made against Meghan Markle

17 hours ago 48,012 Views 38 Comments

The Times newspaper has reported allegations made by former royal staff.

Two men charged after catalytic converters found in boot of car in Finglas
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men charged after catalytic converters found in boot of car in Finglas

17 hours ago 32,945 Views 5 Comments

The men are due to appear in court later this month.

Man arrested over €20 million property fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested over €20 million property fraud

18 hours ago 36,243 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí say mortgage charges were fraudulently removed from 12 properties.

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