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Today’s News

Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Central Bank to tell committee stronger regulatory framework needed in wake of Davy controversy

15 minutes ago 662 Views 4 Comments

The scandal has led to fierce criticism of the firm, and its CEO resigned at the weekend.

GSOC notified as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick
# Ballinacurra Road
# Ballinacurra Road

GSOC notified as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick

43 minutes ago 6,413 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened at approximately 11.20pm yesterday on the Ballinacurra Road.

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to become law ‘within weeks’
# Injury Claims
# Injury Claims

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to become law ‘within weeks’

44 minutes ago 3,496 Views 9 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will outline how the new guidelines will be implemented at Cabinet today.

Buckingham Palace yet to comment on Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview
# Royals
# Royals

Buckingham Palace yet to comment on Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview

54 minutes ago 7,669 Views 18 Comments

The interview was aired in the UK and Ireland yesterday evening.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated 1 hour ago 6,308 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show

1 hour ago 3,416 Views 4 Comments

There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.

Man (30s) due in court charged over shooting in Dublin
# Bluebell
# Bluebell

Man (30s) due in court charged over shooting in Dublin

1 hour ago 4,800 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the Bluebell area of Dublin shortly after 1pm on Saturday.

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

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

2 hours ago 32,272 Views 55 Comments

The two-hour special was broadcast on Irish television last night.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021
# Key Indicators
# Key Indicators

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021

2 hours ago 6,563 Views 10 Comments

NPHET said last night that all key indicators of the disease are improving.

Corruption charges against Brazil's ex-leader Lula overturned, leaving him free to run in 2022 election
# Brazil
# Brazil

Corruption charges against Brazil's ex-leader Lula overturned, leaving him free to run in 2022 election

2 hours ago 2,771 Views 4 Comments

Reacting to the ruling outside the presidential palace, Bolsonaro accused the judge of bias.

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

2 hours ago 9,339 Views 3 Comments

A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

2 hours ago 10,721 Views 7 Comments

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut
# Students
# Students

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut

3 hours ago 2,579 Views 4 Comments

Students and other civilians took part in one of many daily protests across the country against the military’s seizure of power last month.

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

3 hours ago 4,068 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language

3 hours ago 8,964 Views 29 Comments

On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.

'Palace in turmoil' , 'What have they done?': UK front pages react to Harry and Meghan interview
# Oprah Interview
# Oprah Interview

'Palace in turmoil' , 'What have they done?': UK front pages react to Harry and Meghan interview

3 hours ago 57,957 Views 41 Comments

The two-hour interview with Oprah was broadcast on Irish and UK TV yesterday evening.

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity

3 hours ago 44,607 Views 22 Comments

The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting

3 hours ago 5,900 Views 3 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will seek approval for the Family Leave Bill at today’s Cabinet meeting.

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

4 hours ago 8,702 Views 11 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

'It wasn't a big issue when Mick was sacked' - Jack Byrne settling into life at Apoel Nicosia
# New Surroundings
From The42
# New Surroundings

'It wasn't a big issue when Mick was sacked' - Jack Byrne settling into life at Apoel Nicosia

4 hours ago 4,930 Views 1 Comment

Jack Byrne talks about how he is adjusting to his new life in Cyprus, and has high praise for Stephen Kenny.

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

10 hours ago 22,397 Views 40 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

Yesterday’s News

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge
# Blackmail Plot
# Blackmail Plot

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge

Updated 11 hours ago 51,959 Views 13 Comments

Searches led to the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition.

Dogs Trust charity received 172 requests over Chrismas from people wanting to surrender their pet
# Surrendered
# Surrendered

Dogs Trust charity received 172 requests over Chrismas from people wanting to surrender their pet

11 hours ago 23,191 Views 25 Comments

In one instance, CCTV footage showed a dog being abandoned at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'
# Poland
# Poland

French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'

11 hours ago 17,278 Views 21 Comments

LGBT rights have become a flashpoint issue in Poland in recent years under the populist Law and Justice (PiS) party government.

Carty's Ireland chances and the catch technique that made Haley's wonder-try possible
# The42 Rugby Weekly Extra
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly Extra

Carty's Ireland chances and the catch technique that made Haley's wonder-try possible

12 hours ago 23,317 Views 3 Comments

The Munster fullback’s landing was something Eoin Toolan works on every day with his Kintetsu Liners players.

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New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine

12 hours ago 44,173 Views 31 Comments

New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

13 hours ago 16,461 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Meghan, Harry and the Royal Family
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Meghan, Harry and the Royal Family

13 hours ago 29,308 Views 27 Comments

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

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

13 hours ago 26,159 Views 22 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old
# Greece
# Greece

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old

13 hours ago 27,317 Views 11 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “the grief is unbearable”.

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Police in the North probe large Rangers gatherings on Shankill Road
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Police in the North probe large Rangers gatherings on Shankill Road

Updated 14 hours ago 60,796 Views 40 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.

Teenage son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan to train with Serie A giants including Juventus
# Next Generation
From The42
# Next Generation

Teenage son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan to train with Serie A giants including Juventus

14 hours ago 45,215 Views 18 Comments

Cathal Heffernan has the chance to impress Roma, Atalanta and AC Milan too, as Brexit forces Irish youngsters to broaden their horizons.

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support

14 hours ago 8,274 Views 11 Comments

This week’s PUP payments are valued at €139 million.

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds

Updated 14 hours ago 27,422 Views 66 Comments

The pressure has ramped up on Davy after last week’s fine levied by the Central Bank.

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer

15 hours ago 17,420 Views 4 Comments

Reformed hoarder and clutter expert Emma Gleeson looks at what her work has taught her about how we run our homes – and our lives.

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
# Education
# Education

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

15 hours ago 22,271 Views 20 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

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 16,289 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 81,598 Views 89 Comments

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

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
# Robbery
# Robbery

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

16 hours ago 28,229 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in October 2019.

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
# Change Of Plan
From The42
# Change Of Plan

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month

17 hours ago 15,461 Views 22 Comments

The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.

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