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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 19 minutes ago 47,022 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'

33 minutes ago 4,745 Views 0 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 47 minutes ago 19,833 Views 38 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

50 minutes ago 10,809 Views 13 Comments

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

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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

1 hour ago 12,002 Views 5 Comments

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

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' incident in Swedish city of Vetlanda
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' incident in Swedish city of Vetlanda

1 hour ago 10,959 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Man arrested over €20 million property fraud

1 hour ago 17,941 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí say mortgage charges were fraudulently removed from 12 properties.

Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition
# Francis Mcmanus Award
# Francis Mcmanus Award

Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition

2 hours ago 2,497 Views 2 Comments

This year’s judges are Lisa McInerney, Declan Hughes and Lisa Caldwell.

Coronavirus: 25 deaths and 566 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 25 deaths and 566 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 57,228 Views 113 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from NPHET this evening.

Police execute search warrant for 'black box' of Tiger Woods' crashed car
# Further Investigation
From The42
# Further Investigation

Police execute search warrant for 'black box' of Tiger Woods' crashed car

2 hours ago 27,000 Views 15 Comments

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department want to look at the vehicle’s telematics to help them understand the nature of the crash.

Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults
# HSE
# HSE

Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults

3 hours ago 29,740 Views 0 Comments

Over 50% of cases are linked to multiple household clusters.

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

The 5 at 5 Wednesday:

3 hours ago 3,102 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
# Scotland
# Scotland

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him

Updated 3 hours ago 23,399 Views 0 Comments

She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.

Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl

4 hours ago 17,798 Views 0 Comments

Judge Sean O’Donnabháin told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that it was in the interest of the public that the 17 year old be named.

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
# High Court
# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

4 hours ago 8,262 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up

4 hours ago 26,543 Views 90 Comments

Government says it’s on target to give first dose to 72,000 over-85s by the end of the first week of March.

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised
# Greta Thunberg
# Greta Thunberg

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised

5 hours ago 32,129 Views 97 Comments

The mural is painted on a wall on Chancery Street.

MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds
# Cork
# Cork

MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds

5 hours ago 13,701 Views 13 Comments

The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February 2020.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

5 hours ago 5,214 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

6 hours ago 18,079 Views 31 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Courts
# Courts

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

Updated 6 hours ago 34,536 Views 0 Comments

The case has been adjourned until 14 April.

Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin

7 hours ago 21,670 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 80s handed over a substantial sum of money for work that was never done, gardaí said.

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody

7 hours ago 19,080 Views 0 Comments

Over 50 Fixed Payment Notices have been issued.

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal
# Patrick Costello
# Patrick Costello

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal

10 hours ago 16,234 Views 0 Comments

The trade deal has divided the Green Party with Costello and TD Neasa Hourigan signalling they will not back the deal.

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

10 hours ago 11,213 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal

10 hours ago 45,427 Views 69 Comments

eCOMM Merchant Solutions have ended their arrangement with Elliott, while a local GAA club has voiced its support for the trainer.

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded
# Dolly Parton
# Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded

10 hours ago 21,074 Views 24 Comments

The beloved country music star (75) broke into song while getting the jab and adapted one of her best-known ballads Jolene.

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca

11 hours ago 56,245 Views 113 Comments

The delays follow a change in AstraZeneca’s vaccine delivery schedule for last week and this week.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

11 hours ago 16,567 Views 69 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 11 hours ago 10,450 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?

11 hours ago 74,961 Views 141 Comments

Last night a further 359 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland.

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending
# The Banks
# The Banks

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending

11 hours ago 8,995 Views 17 Comments

The 75% State-owned bank took a loan impairment charge of €155 million.

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Charged
# Charged

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

12 hours ago 17,663 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says

12 hours ago 14,424 Views 17 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

12 hours ago 14,495 Views 16 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

12 hours ago 17,455 Views 15 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

13 hours ago 9,884 Views 19 Comments

Teachers are to be prioritised.

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
From The42
# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

13 hours ago 12,368 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California
# California
# California

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California

13 hours ago 36,967 Views 8 Comments

Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said.

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'
# Glengarriff
# Glengarriff

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'

13 hours ago 35,215 Views 17 Comments

The project started afresh with a different sculptor but “artistic differences” have arisen.

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