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LIVE: Joe Biden has been sworn in as 46th President of the United States
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

LIVE: Joe Biden has been sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Updated 34 minutes ago 61,510 Views 39 Comments
Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid

Updated 37 minutes ago 25,174 Views 2 Comments

At least eight people were injured in the blast.

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden

46 minutes ago 3,410 Views 18 Comments

Joe Biden was sworn in at the inauguration in Washington DC this afternoon.

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

54 minutes ago 1,582 Views 2 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

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Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 60,236 Views 83 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
# Deaths
# Deaths

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'

1 hour ago 24,035 Views 21 Comments

A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

1 hour ago 7,834 Views 48 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal

Updated 1 hour ago 27,754 Views 0 Comments

The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

2 hours ago 7,206 Views 6 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'
# How To Win At Dominoes
From The42
# How To Win At Dominoes

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'

Updated 2 hours ago 7,605 Views 0 Comments

Keith Ricken is Shane Keegan’s second guest on season two of How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

2 hours ago 3,131 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019

2 hours ago 26,669 Views 67 Comments

The top 10 earners at RTÉ collectively took in just over €9 million in fees during the three-year period.

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated 2 hours ago 42,253 Views 56 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached
# Courts
# Courts

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached

3 hours ago 6,500 Views 0 Comments

The man was charged with trespassing on Government Buildings, at Merrion Street, Dublin 2, yesterday.

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury
# Update
From The42
# Update

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury

3 hours ago 31,056 Views 2 Comments

The All-Ireland winner suffered a neck fracture in a game in Adelaide on Sunday.

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

3 hours ago 30,651 Views 37 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

4 hours ago 11,054 Views 21 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month

5 hours ago 12,839 Views 37 Comments

Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

5 hours ago 26,717 Views 47 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump

5 hours ago 22,238 Views 16 Comments

The former zookeeper’s life became the focus of the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness.

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?

6 hours ago 3,490 Views 4 Comments

Some companies have been more proactive than others but the pandemic may have slowed progress.

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain

6 hours ago 22,746 Views 22 Comments

The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international

6 hours ago 21,190 Views 13 Comments

Kevin Zefi has already made his senior debut with Shamrock Rovers II.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

6 hours ago 16,456 Views 10 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online

6 hours ago 6,344 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin said previously that there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

6 hours ago 23,386 Views 27 Comments

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League
# Welcome News
From The42
# Welcome News

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League

7 hours ago 7,664 Views 9 Comments

SSE Airtricity’s new deal runs for two years and it will be the first time that the men’s and women’s elite leagues have shared a sponsor.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

7 hours ago 59,855 Views 59 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard
# Chop Shop
# Chop Shop

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard

8 hours ago 25,529 Views 4 Comments

The men are due to appear before Trim District Court this morning.

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster

9 hours ago 32,710 Views 9 Comments

Heavy rain expected in Leinster will turn to sleet or snow in the afternoon, Met Éireann said.

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump

9 hours ago 29,881 Views 34 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris had previously urged Trump to pardon the Wikileaks founder.

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?

9 hours ago 39,798 Views 97 Comments

Donald Trump may not be watching, but will you?

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars
# Oxygen Thief
# Oxygen Thief

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars

9 hours ago 11,247 Views 2 Comments

Thefts have been reported while people have also been urged to return loaned oxygen tanks that are no longer in use.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 10 hours ago 13,720 Views 5 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

10 hours ago 9,730 Views 20 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

10 hours ago 55,447 Views 330 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’

10 hours ago 23,224 Views 25 Comments

Former PM hits out at Donald Trump ‘whipping up’ the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

10 hours ago 23,007 Views 113 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

11 hours ago 8,895 Views 7 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

11 hours ago 14,762 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

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