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'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

3 hours ago 11,082 Views 40 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

Yesterday’s News

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta
# The Masters
From The42
# The Masters

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta

Updated 5 hours ago 32,726 Views 17 Comments

Lowry was tied for 20th behind clubhouse leader after three rounds.

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?
# No Sugar
# No Sugar

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?

6 hours ago 33,140 Views 12 Comments

You can’t live off Easter eggs forever, you know.

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'

8 hours ago 25,630 Views 0 Comments

Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.

Spotlight

The Good Information Project: A Shared Island

Over the past four weeks, The Good Information Project – a new initiative from The Journal – has focussed on the question, What could a shared island look like?
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

8 hours ago 7,956 Views 0 Comments

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

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter

8 hours ago 42,473 Views 115 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.

Gardaí renew appeal for information after man (30s) dies in Newbridge stabbing
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí renew appeal for information after man (30s) dies in Newbridge stabbing

8 hours ago 11,746 Views 0 Comments

A man (30s) was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the incident and has since been charged.

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff

8 hours ago 17,627 Views 10 Comments

The visitors built up a commanding 31-0 lead in the first-half.

Former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame dies aged 38
# Nikki Grahame
# Nikki Grahame

Former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

9 hours ago 128,696 Views 33 Comments

She appeared on the reality show in 2006.

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup
# Myanmar Coup
# Myanmar Coup

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup

10 hours ago 6,725 Views 8 Comments

The US wants the UN to issue a resolution to pressure the military junta to restore democracy.

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times

10 hours ago 51,220 Views 47 Comments

More glory for trainer Henry De Bromhead.

Funeral for Prince Philip set for April 17, with tributes being paid across the UK today
# Prince Philip
# Prince Philip

Funeral for Prince Philip set for April 17, with tributes being paid across the UK today

Updated 10 hours ago 39,855 Views 65 Comments

Flags will fly at half-mast in UK government buildings until the morning after Prince Philip’s funeral.

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant
# French Police
# French Police

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant

11 hours ago 17,724 Views 18 Comments

Participants were shown enjoying caviar and champagne at the event costing €220 per person.

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 91,164 Views 138 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement.

'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list

Updated 12 hours ago 105,698 Views 251 Comments

Discussions between the officials have been taking place throughout the week.

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion
# La Soufriere
# La Soufriere

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion

12 hours ago 16,987 Views 6 Comments

The volcano, which last erupted in 1979, kept rumbling as experts warned that explosive eruptions could continue for days.

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
# LINDA DOYLE
# LINDA DOYLE

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history

13 hours ago 28,549 Views 23 Comments

Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall

Updated 13 hours ago 32,003 Views 31 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid described the figures as a ‘good start to the weekend’.

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast

Updated 14 hours ago 23,303 Views 0 Comments

Leaders have continued to call for an end to tensions in the North.

Weather set to remain cold throughout the weekend, with chances of wintery showers and thunderstorms today
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Weather set to remain cold throughout the weekend, with chances of wintery showers and thunderstorms today

14 hours ago 10,963 Views 4 Comments

It’s set to be between 5 and 8 degrees this afternoon, and will drop further tonight.

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
From The42
# Trailblazers

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby

Updated 15 hours ago 19,406 Views 3 Comments

In the first part of our new series, Trailblazers, we hear about their humble beginnings, merging with the IRFU and the journey still ahead.

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

15 hours ago 13,107 Views 51 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

Woman (30s) seriously injured in single-car crash in Donegal this morning
# Donegal Crash
# Donegal Crash

Woman (30s) seriously injured in single-car crash in Donegal this morning

16 hours ago 14,714 Views 2 Comments

The woman has since been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital, with Gardaí preserving the scene.

Poll: Have you noticed more dog fouling in your area recently?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Have you noticed more dog fouling in your area recently?

17 hours ago 29,763 Views 78 Comments

There has been an upsurge of complaints about the issue in Dublin.

Eurovision-winning songwriter and RTÉ broadcaster Shay Healy dies aged 78
# RIP
# RIP

Eurovision-winning songwriter and RTÉ broadcaster Shay Healy dies aged 78

17 hours ago 41,036 Views 46 Comments

His death was announced by RTÉ this morning.

Two men killed in separate road crashes in Galway and Wexford
# Traffic Collisions
# Traffic Collisions

Two men killed in separate road crashes in Galway and Wexford

Updated 17 hours ago 36,467 Views 5 Comments

The crash happened in Carraroe at around 3:50am this morning.

Forbes article about Stripe brothers which called Limerick 'stab city' removed after online backlash
# Peace Treaty
# Peace Treaty

Forbes article about Stripe brothers which called Limerick 'stab city' removed after online backlash

18 hours ago 55,605 Views 121 Comments

The piece was written as a profile of Stripe billionaires John and Patrick Collison.

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
# Player Profile
From The42
# Player Profile

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'

Updated 18 hours ago 30,077 Views 7 Comments

19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

19 hours ago 10,273 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Cork City Fire Brigade bring 'major fire' in north of city under control
# Cork
# Cork

Cork City Fire Brigade bring 'major fire' in north of city under control

Updated 19 hours ago 66,493 Views 20 Comments

The fire broke out yesterday evening.

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# WEEK IN STATS
# WEEK IN STATS

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

20 hours ago 36,479 Views 39 Comments

Ireland now has one of the lowest incidence rates among European countries, alongside Denmark and Finland.

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

20 hours ago 33,605 Views 86 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?

20 hours ago 14,752 Views 16 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons explains on this week’s podcast.

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter
# Exet Strategy
From The42
# Exet Strategy

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter

21 hours ago 6,542 Views 3 Comments

The 2018 European champions meet last year’s Champions Cup winners in the European quarter-finals tonight.

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?
# Ireland Inc
# Ireland Inc

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?

21 hours ago 36,277 Views 58 Comments
  • The Biden administration has recommitted the US to global tax reform talks.
  • American wants a 21% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • Ireland's famous 12.5% rate looks likely to come under severe pressure.
Just two dog fouling fines handed out by Dublin City Council in 2020
# POO'S TO BLAME
# POO'S TO BLAME

Just two dog fouling fines handed out by Dublin City Council in 2020

21 hours ago 13,295 Views 35 Comments

One fine in 2020 was paid, according to Dublin City Council, with a prosecution initiated for the second fine.

The way we work has changed dramatically in the last year - but what will it look like after Covid?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The way we work has changed dramatically in the last year - but what will it look like after Covid?

22 hours ago 11,016 Views 11 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the working week after Covid-19.

WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS ON THE42
The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby - plus previews, profiles and more
Rory McIlroy misses cut at the Masters, Justin Rose maintains narrow lead
# As It Stands
From The42
# As It Stands

Rory McIlroy misses cut at the Masters, Justin Rose maintains narrow lead

Sat 12:54 AM 30,772 Views 33 Comments

Defending champion Dustin Johnson also made an early exit at Augusta National.

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
# Kerry
# Kerry

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials

Sat 12:05 AM 52,883 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has written to the victim in the Conor Quaid trail but cannot meet her as an appeal has been lodged.

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