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Pfizer to offer its Covid-19 vaccine to employees’ relatives in coming months
# Job Perks
# Job Perks

Pfizer to offer its Covid-19 vaccine to employees’ relatives in coming months

50 minutes ago 8,364 Views 10 Comments

The 4,000-plus staff across Pfizer’s five Irish locations were informed of the offer today.

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
# Women's Healthcare
# Women's Healthcare

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre

1 hour ago 6,117 Views 5 Comments

These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

1 hour ago 6,903 Views 7 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
# Limerick
# Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations

1 hour ago 23,481 Views 27 Comments

A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.

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As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

2 hours ago 5,169 Views 1 Comment

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated 2 hours ago 51,192 Views 94 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

Police clash with protesters as Germany passes law to impose 10pm curfews
# Bundestag
# Bundestag

Police clash with protesters as Germany passes law to impose 10pm curfews

2 hours ago 10,732 Views 23 Comments

Police said some 150 people were detained for throwing bottles, attacking officers and failing to comply with rules on wearing masks.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

2 hours ago 3,732 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?
# Recounting The Drama
From The42
# Recounting The Drama

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?

3 hours ago 11,458 Views 15 Comments

We look at why the Super League proposal collapsed, and the changes it may bring to football.

Your evening longread: How Beckett's 'fail better' mantra took over Silicon Valley
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Beckett's 'fail better' mantra took over Silicon Valley

3 hours ago 4,473 Views 1 Comment

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

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
# The North
# The North

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

3 hours ago 5,568 Views 1 Comment

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech

3 hours ago 21,984 Views 29 Comments

TDs from the Rural Independent Group have criticised the bill, accusing the government of ignoring the people of rural Ireland.

GoFundMe page to exhume body of child drowned by father reaches €42,000 target
# Clarissa's Cause
# Clarissa's Cause

GoFundMe page to exhume body of child drowned by father reaches €42,000 target

3 hours ago 20,252 Views 33 Comments

Martin McCarthy (50) drowned his daughter Clarissa McCarthy at Audley Cove in West Cork on 5 March 2013.

Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines
# Berlin D2
# Berlin D2

Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines

4 hours ago 11,823 Views 0 Comments

Footage emerged in August of non-compliance with social distance guidelines at the bar.

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
# Russia
# Russia

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

4 hours ago 5,791 Views 10 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

4 hours ago 9,806 Views 3 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone
# Waterford City
# Waterford City

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone

4 hours ago 9,786 Views 11 Comments

The plan was unveiled at the launch of Waterford’s new investment brand identity.

Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale
# Microplastics
# Microplastics

Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale

4 hours ago 32,826 Views 10 Comments

The group said the move is part of its drive to reduce plastic pollution and manage its environmental footprint.

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year
# Be Summer Ready
# Be Summer Ready

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year

5 hours ago 13,831 Views 13 Comments

Water Safety Ireland said however that it will be running classes at 200 beaches this summer.

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson

5 hours ago 28,050 Views 26 Comments

Johnson sent the businessman a text about the tax status of his workers: “I will fix it tomo! We need you.”

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'
# Cork
# Cork

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'

Updated 5 hours ago 25,834 Views 20 Comments

The developer has said it is “highly unlikely” the land in question is a burial site, but that this can’t be ruled out.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 78,515 Views 128 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?

6 hours ago 7,673 Views 7 Comments

Don’t worry if you don’t have a clue – this week’s podcast will explain.

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans
# Super Sorry
From The42
# Super Sorry

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans

6 hours ago 15,946 Views 40 Comments

United, like the other English clubs involved, have been forced into an hasty and embarrassing retreat.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

6 hours ago 5,810 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 

6 hours ago 33,711 Views 39 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan have both been elected.

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’

7 hours ago 19,997 Views 55 Comments

The president delivered a warning to the West during his annual state-of-the-nation address.

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated 7 hours ago 25,364 Views 54 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies

7 hours ago 7,969 Views 13 Comments

“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?

7 hours ago 17,596 Views 12 Comments

Contracts should continue as normal – here’s what you need to know.

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations
# Inquests
# Inquests

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations

8 hours ago 5,248 Views 13 Comments

A new report has criticised the current system.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
From The42
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 8 hours ago 13,453 Views 24 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated 8 hours ago 29,384 Views 87 Comments

Ireland is due to receive over 600,000 doses of the J&J vaccine before the end of June.

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
# Report
# Report

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

9 hours ago 6,325 Views 5 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed

9 hours ago 41,148 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj was rushed to the Mater Hospital following an attack on 20 January last.

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

9 hours ago 7,802 Views 12 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer

9 hours ago 14,436 Views 28 Comments

Under the plan members of the public will not be charged to use the toilets.

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood
# Cherrywood
# Cherrywood

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood

9 hours ago 14,432 Views 8 Comments

The build-to-rent apartments will be constructed by Ronan Group.

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
# Students
# Students

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party

9 hours ago 12,807 Views 0 Comments

Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

10 hours ago 13,344 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

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