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Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by health officials
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by health officials

3 minutes ago 514 Views 0 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said the condition is “very rare”.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

10 minutes ago 392 Views 0 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

40 minutes ago 1,785 Views 4 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

45 minutes ago 33,491 Views 37 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

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Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

56 minutes ago 8,141 Views 48 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups

Updated 1 hour ago 35,304 Views 73 Comments
  • GPs and advocacy groups will help identify patients in the community.
  • AstraZeneca deliveries this week will also be reduced.
  • The 500,000th vaccine dose will be administered over the next week.
The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

1 hour ago 3,670 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

2 hours ago 16,530 Views 48 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
# Bird Watch
# Bird Watch

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting

2 hours ago 23,832 Views 15 Comments
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide

2 hours ago 18,478 Views 6 Comments

Willie, 66, and Paddy Hennessy, 60, are believed to have been killed by their younger brother Johnny, 59.

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time

2 hours ago 22,034 Views 26 Comments

The report says the health of officers and the public were placed at “significant risk” due to the amount of hours worked by some gardaí.

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

3 hours ago 7,945 Views 15 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 3 hours ago 12,625 Views 20 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

4 hours ago 17,197 Views 18 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'

5 hours ago 18,309 Views 32 Comments

A range of different government supports are currently in place as large portions of the economy remain closed or restricted.

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

Updated 5 hours ago 28,542 Views 64 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
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 6 hours ago 21,050 Views 78 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

6 hours ago 21,060 Views 66 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

6 hours ago 10,075 Views 23 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

7 hours ago 8,097 Views 11 Comments

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

'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'

8 hours ago 11,327 Views 5 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 8 hours ago 32,813 Views 11 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

9 hours ago 15,365 Views 39 Comments

Two of the three people arrested have since been released.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 9 hours ago 10,343 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

10 hours ago 25,865 Views 14 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

10 hours ago 32,247 Views 7 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’

10 hours ago 13,856 Views 33 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'

10 hours ago 16,685 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?

10 hours ago 54,328 Views 60 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

10 hours ago 14,563 Views 18 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

10 hours ago 18,166 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

11 hours ago 20,536 Views 54 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

11 hours ago 35,273 Views 30 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'

11 hours ago 19,007 Views 18 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

11 hours ago 43,434 Views 35 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

11 hours ago 46,188 Views 62 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'

18 hours ago 32,790 Views 59 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

20 hours ago 26,805 Views 23 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

20 hours ago 21,962 Views 11 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

20 hours ago 24,020 Views 3 Comments

Alek Minassian faces a minimum of 25 years in prison

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