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Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
# Deputy Medical Officer
# Deputy Medical Officer

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

6 minutes ago 740 Views 1 Comment

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

SofaWatch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case
# Nights In
# Nights In

SofaWatch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case

13 minutes ago 1,149 Views 6 Comments

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

Business groups say members should steer clear of online campaigners calling for 'great re-opening'
# Warning
# Warning

Business groups say members should steer clear of online campaigners calling for 'great re-opening'

13 minutes ago 696 Views 0 Comments

A campaign to re-open essential business began earlier this year.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

49 minutes ago 4,542 Views 2 Comments

Let’s see how closely you’ve been paying attention to the headlines this week.

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Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland

50 minutes ago 32,457 Views 101 Comments

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

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

1 hour ago 2,490 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Revenue seizes €1.2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin Port
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes €1.2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin Port

2 hours ago 6,817 Views 42 Comments

The find included two kilos of cannabis infused jelly sweets.

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Fines
# Fines

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

2 hours ago 7,812 Views 41 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

2 hours ago 3,773 Views 10 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

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Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
# Survey
# Survey

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

3 hours ago 5,222 Views 9 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Tapes
# Deleted Tapes

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

3 hours ago 4,128 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

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

3 hours ago 10,182 Views 4 Comments

Ireland fans will be focused on tomorrow’s meeting with Italy in the Six Nations.

Woman and 11-year-old daughter rescued after going overboard from ferry in Belfast harbour
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman and 11-year-old daughter rescued after going overboard from ferry in Belfast harbour

3 hours ago 16,552 Views 8 Comments

The incident happened as the Stena Horizon was approaching its berth in Belfast harbour.

'We're halfway there': Biden says US on course for 100 million Covid jabs in his first 100 days
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We're halfway there': Biden says US on course for 100 million Covid jabs in his first 100 days

3 hours ago 6,324 Views 5 Comments

The US President said that plans are in place to roll out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

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Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

Updated 3 hours ago 19,450 Views 46 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

4 hours ago 48,268 Views 24 Comments

There’s a new number one for girls.

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria
# Mass Kidnapping
# Mass Kidnapping

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria

4 hours ago 11,144 Views 9 Comments

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years.

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child

4 hours ago 21,189 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old Tipperary man recorded himself abusing the baby and also secretly recorded four other girls when they used the bathroom.

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'
# Dublin
# Dublin

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'

5 hours ago 19,992 Views 46 Comments

The OPW says the park was “extremely busy” last weekend.

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16

5 hours ago 15,695 Views 18 Comments

Tottenham will face Dinamo Zagreb, while Arsenal are once again paired with Olympiakos in Europe.

Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown
# Cork
# Cork

Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown

Updated 5 hours ago 250,266 Views 1 Comment

The house in Mitchelstown has been sealed off an an investigation is continuing.

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth

6 hours ago 12,822 Views 46 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

6 hours ago 8,248 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?

6 hours ago 5,281 Views 9 Comments

The ECB says it’s closely monitoring what’s going on in government debt markets.

Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend
# Good News
# Good News

Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend

7 hours ago 9,654 Views 16 Comments

It beats the wet, cold weather, anyway.

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

7 hours ago 27,937 Views 75 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine

7 hours ago 35,734 Views 142 Comments

This represents some 238,000 people.

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

8 hours ago 27,396 Views 37 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?

8 hours ago 44,344 Views 95 Comments

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

8 hours ago 5,981 Views 2 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain
# Cantabria
# Cantabria

Zoo worker killed by blow of elephant's trunk in Spain

9 hours ago 21,915 Views 18 Comments

The 44-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 9 hours ago 10,344 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose From The42

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

10 hours ago 10,383 Views 30 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for his team to show a clinical edge against Italy.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
# Mohammed Bin Salman
# Mohammed Bin Salman

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

10 hours ago 10,629 Views 13 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

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

Updated 10 hours ago 46,754 Views 118 Comments

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

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

10 hours ago 10,495 Views 16 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

11 hours ago 18,342 Views 52 Comments

The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

11 hours ago 45,126 Views 48 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

11 hours ago 7,657 Views 0 Comments

He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.

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