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Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria
# Mass Kidnapping
# Mass Kidnapping

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria

22 minutes ago 2,111 Views 2 Comments

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years.

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child

28 minutes ago 5,277 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old Tipperary man recorded himself abusing the baby and also secretly recorded four other girls when they used the bathroom.

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'
# Dublin
# Dublin

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'

54 minutes ago 7,743 Views 24 Comments

The OPW says the park was “extremely busy” last weekend.

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16

1 hour ago 7,204 Views 10 Comments

Tottenham will face Dinamo Zagreb, while Arsenal are once again paired with Olympiakos in Europe.

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Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown
# Cork
# Cork

Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown

Updated 1 hour ago 195,445 Views 1 Comment

The house in Mitchelstown has been sealed off an an investigation is continuing.

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

1 hour ago 8,334 Views 25 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth

2 hours ago 7,922 Views 22 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

2 hours ago 4,940 Views 6 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?

2 hours ago 3,166 Views 7 Comments

The ECB says it’s closely monitoring what’s going on in government debt markets.

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Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend
# Good News
# Good News

Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend

2 hours ago 6,809 Views 15 Comments

It beats the wet, cold weather, anyway.

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

3 hours ago 20,012 Views 65 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine

3 hours ago 29,087 Views 129 Comments

This represents some 238,000 people.

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

4 hours ago 20,613 Views 36 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?

4 hours ago 35,797 Views 79 Comments

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.

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Bold colour and striking design at this south Dublin home with heaps of personality
Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

4 hours ago 4,997 Views 1 Comment

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain
# Cantabria
# Cantabria

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain

5 hours ago 18,571 Views 17 Comments

The 44-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 5 hours ago 9,437 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose From The42

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

5 hours ago 8,650 Views 29 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for his team to show a clinical edge against Italy.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
# Mohammed Bin Salman
# Mohammed Bin Salman

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

5 hours ago 9,412 Views 11 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated 6 hours ago 43,928 Views 120 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

6 hours ago 9,405 Views 15 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

6 hours ago 16,660 Views 41 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

6 hours ago 41,891 Views 43 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

6 hours ago 7,004 Views 0 Comments

He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

7 hours ago 21,190 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

7 hours ago 8,739 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally

7 hours ago 8,807 Views 0 Comments

A false flyer advertising a pro-lockdown rally has been incorrectly attributed to People Before Profit and Le Chéile.

Yesterday’s News

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'
# Mix Mashed Potatoes
# Mix Mashed Potatoes

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'

15 hours ago 45,639 Views 178 Comments

The company who makes the toy said that the titles were limiting for “both gender identity and family structure”.

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges

Updated 15 hours ago 51,101 Views 0 Comments

John Geddert had ties to disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
# Super Followers
# Super Followers

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

15 hours ago 8,873 Views 9 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March
# Bikes
# Bikes

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March

16 hours ago 23,627 Views 65 Comments

The electric option will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum.

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Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes
# West Cork
# West Cork

Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes

Updated 16 hours ago 26,215 Views 16 Comments

The incident happened just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in west Cork.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

16 hours ago 7,703 Views 0 Comments

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

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'

16 hours ago 24,131 Views 4 Comments

A new documentary looks at the work of Dr Phil Kennedy, who is based in the USA.

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'

17 hours ago 14,356 Views 3 Comments

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

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend

17 hours ago 13,607 Views 24 Comments

The spring weather looks set to continue.

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Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

17 hours ago 14,220 Views 24 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'

17 hours ago 11,324 Views 0 Comments

David Gillick discusses the rise of online abuse in sport, and the zero-tolerance approach which must be adopted towards it.

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF

17 hours ago 8,363 Views 10 Comments

We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

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