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Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

4 minutes ago 264 Views 0 Comments

The red list increased by almost 50% since the last survey in 2013.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

11 minutes ago 1,067 Views 3 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

The 8 at 8: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Thursday

28 minutes ago 1,459 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Stormont set to announce series of NI lockdown relaxations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Stormont set to announce series of NI lockdown relaxations

48 minutes ago 3,783 Views 4 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive is due to meet today.

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Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

1 hour ago 1,980 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem
# Trial
# Trial

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem

1 hour ago 6,542 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts several experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

1 hour ago 8,967 Views 14 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

2 hours ago 12,020 Views 41 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

4 hours ago 9,066 Views 19 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s launches today - so how will it all work?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s launches today - so how will it all work?

8 hours ago 15,939 Views 20 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

Yesterday’s News

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

9 hours ago 13,146 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

9 hours ago 34,225 Views 5 Comments

Irina Gavrila has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday at around 4pm.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

9 hours ago 16,263 Views 36 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

10 hours ago 22,028 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

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There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million

10 hours ago 70,095 Views 41 Comments

The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and bonus number 39.

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

11 hours ago 17,666 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

11 hours ago 6,538 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

11 hours ago 74,219 Views 83 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

11 hours ago 22,043 Views 4 Comments

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

11 hours ago 8,345 Views 15 Comments

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

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

11 hours ago 14,062 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

11 hours ago 29,125 Views 44 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

12 hours ago 22,790 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

12 hours ago 65,971 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated 13 hours ago 77,620 Views 80 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

13 hours ago 20,370 Views 32 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

13 hours ago 16,958 Views 32 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

14 hours ago 30,237 Views 19 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated 14 hours ago 16,233 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

14 hours ago 22,636 Views 20 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 58,163 Views 78 Comments

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

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 14 hours ago 73,800 Views 125 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

14 hours ago 51,342 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

14 hours ago 15,357 Views 24 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

14 hours ago 6,890 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

15 hours ago 29,019 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

15 hours ago 29,424 Views 5 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

15 hours ago 5,644 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

16 hours ago 7,194 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated 16 hours ago 14,300 Views 52 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

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