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Today’s News

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal

46 minutes ago 10,933 Views 32 Comments

The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin

1 hour ago 12,979 Views 0 Comments

Peter Moylan has been missing from his home since yesterday.

Uganda incumbent set to win over opposition leader and musician in presidential election
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda incumbent set to win over opposition leader and musician in presidential election

1 hour ago 4,978 Views 4 Comments

Final results are expected this afternoon.

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes
# Special Education
# Special Education

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes

2 hours ago 8,795 Views 32 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said classes for children with special needs would reopen next Thursday.

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'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime
# Donegall Pass
# Donegall Pass

'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime

2 hours ago 5,532 Views 2 Comments

Fire crews were called to a blaze in south Belfast on Thursday night.

Poll: Have you been switching off properly outside work hours?
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

Poll: Have you been switching off properly outside work hours?

3 hours ago 15,947 Views 28 Comments

I hate to bring work up on a Saturday, but…

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Angela Merkel's ally Armin Laschet elected as CDU leader
# Chancellor
# Chancellor

Angela Merkel's ally Armin Laschet elected as CDU leader

3 hours ago 9,221 Views 8 Comments

The vote kicks off the race for Germany’s top job – Chancellor ahead of Merkel stepping down in September.

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

4 hours ago 50,518 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people

4 hours ago 58,287 Views 0 Comments

Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'
# Eamonn Ryan
From The42
# Eamonn Ryan

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'

4 hours ago 10,947 Views 2 Comments

The late Eamonn Ryan leaves behind a great legacy with the impact he made on players he coached.

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?
# Christmas Spike
# Christmas Spike

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?

5 hours ago 53,373 Views 49 Comments

While case numbers in most areas aren’t on the scale Ireland has been facing, lockdown measures are common around Europe at this time.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

5 hours ago 10,105 Views 0 Comments

Special education to return to schools, an interview with the Taoiseach, and vaccine prioritisation.

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

6 hours ago 42,564 Views 96 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

6 hours ago 30,062 Views 72 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

6 hours ago 34,278 Views 6 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi

7 hours ago 23,231 Views 41 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

7 hours ago 8,889 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not included in the first stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel
# Goodbye Mutti
# Goodbye Mutti

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel

7 hours ago 12,932 Views 9 Comments

Merkel has led her party for almost 20 years and her country since 2005.

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations

7 hours ago 18,950 Views 17 Comments

Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
# International Travel
# International Travel

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today

8 hours ago 20,026 Views 45 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine

14 hours ago 21,212 Views 0 Comments

Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.

Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year
# Empty Streets
# Empty Streets

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year

15 hours ago 44,542 Views 145 Comments

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

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

16 hours ago 38,751 Views 45 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'

17 hours ago 29,230 Views 13 Comments

Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

17 hours ago 34,126 Views 36 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

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Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: What random things are these TDs launching?

17 hours ago 32,163 Views 10 Comments

Remember when photo ops were a thing?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 11,181 Views 0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day plans, the Beacon Hospital and remote working made headlines today.

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
# Frontline
# Frontline

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach

Updated 18 hours ago 53,464 Views 90 Comments

The video was released this morning.

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

18 hours ago 22,717 Views 56 Comments

The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I turned the anniversary of my dad's death into a celebration of his life

18 hours ago 9,446 Views 0 Comments

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

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
# Apology
# Apology

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report

18 hours ago 19,592 Views 41 Comments

The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

18 hours ago 28,927 Views 69 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Teenage girls missing from Louth found safe and well
# Missing Girls
# Missing Girls

Teenage girls missing from Louth found safe and well

18 hours ago 107,463 Views 9 Comments

They went missing from Dundalk on 8 January.

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

19 hours ago 28,938 Views 86 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late
# Sofa Watch
# Sofa Watch

Sofa Watch: Bridgerton, Barry McGuigan and a special tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on tonight's Late Late

20 hours ago 23,492 Views 12 Comments

Here’s some of the chat on the box tonight.

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend

20 hours ago 48,412 Views 49 Comments

Gardaí said they will continue to engage with the public but will issue tickets to those who ignore the regulations to stay at home.

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

20 hours ago 10,751 Views 16 Comments

The figures have been collated by the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

20 hours ago 20,886 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal

21 hours ago 49,104 Views 65 Comments

Beacon Hospital has not signed up to allow its ICU capacity be used by the public system.

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

21 hours ago 25,059 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

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