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Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase

3 minutes ago 19 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally

33 minutes ago 674 Views 0 Comments

A false flyer advertising a pro-lockdown rally has been incorrectly attributed to People Before Profit and Le Chéile.

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

6 hours ago 6,239 Views 30 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

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Yesterday’s News

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'
# Mix Mashed Potatoes
# Mix Mashed Potatoes

Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'

8 hours ago 26,206 Views 135 Comments

The company who makes the toy said that the titles were limiting for “both gender identity and family structure”.

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sexual abuse and human trafficking charges

Updated 8 hours ago 35,836 Views 0 Comments

John Geddert had ties to disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
# Super Followers
# Super Followers

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

8 hours ago 5,753 Views 8 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March
# Bikes
# Bikes

800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March

8 hours ago 16,496 Views 40 Comments

The electric option will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum.

Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes
# West Cork
# West Cork

Coastguard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes

Updated 9 hours ago 19,038 Views 15 Comments

The incident happened just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in west Cork.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

9 hours ago 5,587 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'

9 hours ago 16,140 Views 3 Comments

A new documentary looks at the work of Dr Phil Kennedy, who is based in the USA.

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'We was treated by the ruling class as second class citizens'

10 hours ago 10,605 Views 1 Comment

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

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend

10 hours ago 11,129 Views 23 Comments

The spring weather looks set to continue.

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

10 hours ago 12,009 Views 21 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

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'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'

10 hours ago 8,959 Views 0 Comments

David Gillick discusses the rise of online abuse in sport, and the zero-tolerance approach which must be adopted towards it.

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF

10 hours ago 6,645 Views 10 Comments

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

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Covid19
# Covid19

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

10 hours ago 59,996 Views 90 Comments

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

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS
# NHS
# NHS

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS

11 hours ago 7,787 Views 19 Comments

An estimated 20.3% of people aged 16 to 69 had received their first jab as of 21 February.

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

Updated 11 hours ago 60,829 Views 68 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

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'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?

12 hours ago 13,244 Views 0 Comments

Bauer’s Irish move could be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the radio industry here.

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

12 hours ago 5,412 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night
# Stocks
# Stocks

Not quite Game Over for GameStop? Stock value almost quadrupled last night

12 hours ago 22,198 Views 30 Comments

GameStop’s chief financial officer Jim Bell announced this week that he would resign on 26 March.

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision
# N20
# N20

Motorist in his 70s and 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Cork road collision

Updated 12 hours ago 35,908 Views 8 Comments

Emergency services are at the scene.

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports

12 hours ago 43,438 Views 45 Comments

The incident reportedly happened in the Hollywood area last night.

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Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

12 hours ago 20,342 Views 40 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland

12 hours ago 65,212 Views 51 Comments

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

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET tells government that normal life is still 'some way off'

13 hours ago 29,623 Views 65 Comments

The Government has been told that levels of happiness are at “the lowest point yet, while intolerance has reached a high point.”

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

13 hours ago 5,255 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game

13 hours ago 27,821 Views 54 Comments

The 25-year-old has been named on the bench for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin
# Palmerstown
# Palmerstown

Two men arrested over suspected ATM tampering in Dublin

14 hours ago 18,869 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí observed two men behaving suspiciously at an ATM on the Old Lucan Road yesterday.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated 14 hours ago 17,592 Views 15 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

14 hours ago 12,948 Views 6 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

Updated 14 hours ago 92,777 Views 78 Comments
UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19 Outbreak
# Covid-19 Outbreak

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

15 hours ago 14,460 Views 40 Comments

UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
# CSO
# CSO

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says

16 hours ago 17,234 Views 82 Comments

Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

17 hours ago 16,048 Views 49 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year
# Gearoid Hegarty
From The42
# Gearoid Hegarty

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year

17 hours ago 15,433 Views 6 Comments

Gearóid Hegarty’s golden season is one to savour for the St Patrick’s club who watched him grow into a star.

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# State Pathologist
# State Pathologist

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

17 hours ago 31,352 Views 20 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

18 hours ago 8,810 Views 3 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
# On The Radio
# On The Radio

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group

Updated 18 hours ago 42,164 Views 5 Comments

Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.

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