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Today’s News

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

10 minutes ago 1,537 Views 4 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

26 minutes ago 897 Views 0 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
# The42 Reads
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# The42 Reads

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'

56 minutes ago 3,222 Views 1 Comment

What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

1 hour ago 9,898 Views 11 Comments

The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

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Ambulance en route to sick child stood down after paramedic 'threatened colleague' during row
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ambulance en route to sick child stood down after paramedic 'threatened colleague' during row

1 hour ago 24,163 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the ambulance station.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?
# The Numbers
# The Numbers

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?

1 hour ago 9,901 Views 9 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Thursday that Ireland “is in a far better position” but that “we do have a way to go” yet.

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'
# Green Army
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# Green Army

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'

1 hour ago 5,600 Views 5 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan and the Irish women’s hockey team ‘want to achieve what we know we’re capable of’ through a massive summer.

Prince Philip funeral: Duke's coffin to be taken from castle to chapel in self-designed Land Rover
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Prince Philip funeral: Duke's coffin to be taken from castle to chapel in self-designed Land Rover

2 hours ago 11,601 Views 15 Comments

Prince Philip will be laid to rest at the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel following the funeral mass.

It's been 'another rollercoaster week' - so what does the Q2 plan for the vaccine rollout look like now?
# All Change
# All Change

It's been 'another rollercoaster week' - so what does the Q2 plan for the vaccine rollout look like now?

8 hours ago 15,059 Views 12 Comments
  • All 60-69s to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Health officials hope the J&J jab will come back on stream this quarter
  • Government still confident of June vaccine target, Michelle Hennessy reports.
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Yesterday’s News

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport

10 hours ago 14,367 Views 23 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed today’s meeting did not happen due to a timing issue.

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee
# Indianapolis
# Indianapolis

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee

Updated 10 hours ago 62,148 Views 95 Comments
  • The suspected shooter has been named as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole from Indiana.
  • At a press conference, it was revealed that police seized a gun from the suspected shooter last year.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said. Five people are also wounded.
Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison
# Seamie
From The42
# Seamie

Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison

10 hours ago 20,139 Views 19 Comments

There was concern for Tottenham as Harry Kane picked up a late injury.

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'
# RIP
# RIP

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'

Updated 10 hours ago 76,424 Views 31 Comments

Cillian Murphy has led tributes to the “gifted, fearless and magnificent” actor.

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Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told
# High Court
# High Court

Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told

11 hours ago 15,496 Views 18 Comments

The legal actions are about the mechanics of the quarantine scheme, and how it is being applied.

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?
# Miggeldy
# Miggeldy

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?

11 hours ago 28,010 Views 40 Comments

The politician, poet and sociologist turns 80 on Sunday. How much do you know about him?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

11 hours ago 7,130 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of the news.

You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

You evening longread: The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman

12 hours ago 15,168 Views 5 Comments

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

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

12 hours ago 14,396 Views 30 Comments

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a €100 fine each, Gardaí said.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 12 hours ago 19,704 Views 15 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

13 hours ago 9,803 Views 10 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday
# Tralee
# Tralee

Have you seen Jennifer? The 16-year-old is missing from Kerry since Tuesday

13 hours ago 16,491 Views 3 Comments

Jennifer Dunkova is missing from her home in Tralee.

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told
# Anthony Rogers
# Anthony Rogers

Wheelchair user heard screaming 'help me I'm dying here' after being stabbed, court told

13 hours ago 22,394 Views 0 Comments

The most serious injuries were to the left side of the deceased’s head and neck area, where there were 11 stab wounds, the court heard.

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names

14 hours ago 31,813 Views 11 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway
# Bothar Na DTreabh
# Bothar Na DTreabh

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway

Updated 14 hours ago 36,745 Views 3 Comments

Two men have been charged and will appear before Galway District Court this evening.

Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo
# Swinford
# Swinford

Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo

14 hours ago 19,069 Views 5 Comments

He was arrested this morning.

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

14 hours ago 11,280 Views 6 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 84,835 Views 116 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated 15 hours ago 12,542 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
From The42
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

15 hours ago 21,373 Views 2 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated 15 hours ago 27,147 Views 98 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

16 hours ago 5,627 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

16 hours ago 13,023 Views 36 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

What now for Matt Doherty?
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

What now for Matt Doherty?

16 hours ago 35,523 Views 17 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice

Updated 17 hours ago 33,830 Views 42 Comments

67 year olds can be registered tomorrow followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer
# Dublin
# Dublin

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer

17 hours ago 11,327 Views 27 Comments

The OPW’s chairman confirmed the move to Dublin City Council.

Gardaí find suspected cannabis growhouse inside converted horsebox in Tipperary
# Ready To Roll
# Ready To Roll

Gardaí find suspected cannabis growhouse inside converted horsebox in Tipperary

17 hours ago 21,845 Views 43 Comments

The drugs were allegedly found inside a fully kitted-out horse transporter on land near Thurles.

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market
# BOI Talks
# BOI Talks

'Deeply worrying development': Union raises concerns over KBC's potential exit from Irish market

Updated 19 hours ago 91,086 Views 182 Comments

The Financial Services Union will request an “urgent meeting” with the banks.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
From The42
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

19 hours ago 18,014 Views 3 Comments

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

HSE agrees to €23.5m settlement in case by Cork girl who suffered severe brain injury at birth
# High Court
# High Court

HSE agrees to €23.5m settlement in case by Cork girl who suffered severe brain injury at birth

20 hours ago 23,577 Views 31 Comments

16-year-old Kameela Kuye from Cork took the case against the HSE through her father Jimmy

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