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Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison
# David Berney
# David Berney

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison

1 hour ago 11,356 Views 9 Comments

David Berney was high on cocaine at the time.

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

1 hour ago 12,736 Views 25 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Setback for Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield
# Report
From The42
# Report

Setback for Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield

1 hour ago 16,042 Views 40 Comments

Chelsea, meanwhile, remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media

2 hours ago 33,691 Views 22 Comments

The scheme appears to be particularly targeting students and younger people.

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Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears
# David Williams
# David Williams

Man (64) accused of running bogus legal advice service found hiding in bushes by gardaí, court hears

2 hours ago 18,110 Views 0 Comments

David Williams was charged with 14 fraud offences.

Here's what happened today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Thursday

2 hours ago 5,560 Views 0 Comments

Covid Placentitis, Ryanair routes and starling murmurations made headlines today.

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'
# Connecting The Dots
From The42
# Connecting The Dots

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'

3 hours ago 19,110 Views 7 Comments

We chart Brian Fenton’s winding road to the top.

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The serial cat killer

3 hours ago 7,863 Views 1 Comment

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

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated 3 hours ago 56,569 Views 73 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

3 hours ago 32,234 Views 26 Comments

Liverpool faced Chelsea, as Jurgen Klopp’s men looked to improve on a recent poor run of form.

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

3 hours ago 3,939 Views 4 Comments

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

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

4 hours ago 32,936 Views 27 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend

4 hours ago 19,770 Views 8 Comments

The former Ireland head coach has a serious task on his hands as part of his recently broadened World Rugby role.

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

4 hours ago 11,908 Views 29 Comments

54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials

5 hours ago 40,259 Views 30 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said the condition is “very rare”.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

5 hours ago 5,875 Views 2 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

5 hours ago 7,933 Views 18 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

6 hours ago 66,626 Views 82 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

6 hours ago 20,026 Views 85 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups

Updated 6 hours ago 48,053 Views 80 Comments
  • GPs and advocacy groups will help identify patients in the community.
  • AstraZeneca deliveries this week will also be reduced.
  • The 500,000th vaccine dose will be administered over the next week.
The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

7 hours ago 7,064 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

7 hours ago 27,415 Views 68 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
# Bird Watch
# Bird Watch

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting

7 hours ago 43,939 Views 21 Comments
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide

8 hours ago 32,777 Views 11 Comments

Willie, 66, and Paddy Hennessy, 60, are believed to have been killed by their younger brother Johnny, 59.

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time

8 hours ago 35,250 Views 34 Comments

The report says the health of officers and the public were placed at “significant risk” due to the amount of hours worked by some gardaí.

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

8 hours ago 11,470 Views 15 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 8 hours ago 18,137 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

10 hours ago 22,567 Views 20 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'

10 hours ago 23,823 Views 38 Comments

A range of different government supports are currently in place as large portions of the economy remain closed or restricted.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated 11 hours ago 31,985 Views 73 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 11 hours ago 24,768 Views 81 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised
# Emma Blake
# Emma Blake

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised

11 hours ago 25,756 Views 71 Comments

The mural of the 18-year-old environmental activist is painted on the side of a building in Smithfield.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

12 hours ago 11,908 Views 24 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

12 hours ago 9,335 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
# A Worm In The Heart
# A Worm In The Heart

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

13 hours ago 12,893 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered

Updated 14 hours ago 35,672 Views 11 Comments

A section of the Luas Red Line was closed off near the scene for the duration of the operation.

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house
# Cork And Westmeath
# Cork And Westmeath

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house

14 hours ago 17,319 Views 40 Comments

Two of the three people arrested have since been released.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 15 hours ago 11,101 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
# Cape York
# Cape York

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

15 hours ago 29,128 Views 14 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US
# Germany
# Germany

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US

15 hours ago 35,323 Views 7 Comments

Germany’s relaxations will happen gradually and many of the current restrictions will remain until 28 March.

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