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Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste
# Four Walls
# Four Walls

Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste

23 minutes ago 5,549 Views 9 Comments

Arrivals from Brazil or South Africa or those without a PCR test are currently facing hotel quarantine.

German vaccines commission recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for under-65s only
# Oxford Astrazeneca
# Oxford Astrazeneca

German vaccines commission recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for under-65s only

34 minutes ago 8,321 Views 12 Comments

“There is currently insufficient data to assess the efficacy of the vaccine for persons aged 65 years and older,” it said.

Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged
# Breach
# Breach

Central Bank fines insurance company over €40,000 after customers overcharged

34 minutes ago 4,746 Views 3 Comments

The Central Bank of Ireland found that Keystone Insurance overcharged 62 customers over five years.

Man arrested after house and six cars burgled in Cork in one night
# Fermoy
# Fermoy

Man arrested after house and six cars burgled in Cork in one night

1 hour ago 6,441 Views 0 Comments

Cash, bank cards, a TV, and jewellery were stolen in a series of break-ins.

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Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces

1 hour ago 7,816 Views 18 Comments

The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
# Getting The Jab Done
# Getting The Jab Done

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?

1 hour ago 11,269 Views 33 Comments

The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.

Everything you need to know about Valneva's Covid-19 vaccine candidate already being manufactured in the UK
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Everything you need to know about Valneva's Covid-19 vaccine candidate already being manufactured in the UK

1 hour ago 9,321 Views 5 Comments

Clinical trials are still ongoing for the vaccine.

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall

3 hours ago 19,064 Views 63 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that 66,000 people in long term residential care homes have been vaccinated.

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

4 hours ago 15,720 Views 51 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending less time on social media?

4 hours ago 18,574 Views 25 Comments

Some people are taking a social media break amid the pandemic.

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

5 hours ago 36,301 Views 29 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 5 hours ago 10,837 Views 0 Comments

The new restrictions are still making the news headlines today.

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
# RIP
# RIP

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

5 hours ago 23,503 Views 12 Comments

Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Pfizer-BioNTech say its Covid vaccine is effective against UK and South Africa variants
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer-BioNTech say its Covid vaccine is effective against UK and South Africa variants

5 hours ago 11,318 Views 12 Comments

It follows a similar announcement by Moderna this week.

Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions From The42

Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions

Updated 5 hours ago 23,364 Views 38 Comments

CEO Ben Morel insists there must be ‘balance’ between commercial gain and exposure.

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
# China
# China

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

6 hours ago 16,923 Views 29 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
# Treatment
# Treatment

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study

6 hours ago 14,048 Views 2 Comments

The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases

6 hours ago 7,067 Views 2 Comments

Hospitals are so full in some parts of Mexico that many families have to treat their relatives at home, and they need oxygen cylinders to do so.

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

7 hours ago 13,607 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at psychiatry department in Connolly Hospital
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at psychiatry department in Connolly Hospital

7 hours ago 24,066 Views 10 Comments

It is understood the outbreak has been ongoing since last month.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

13 hours ago 55,364 Views 81 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

Yesterday’s News

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
# Sweeping Plans
# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

15 hours ago 17,804 Views 50 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities
# Boeing
# Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities

15 hours ago 17,143 Views 44 Comments

Irish authorities said they were satisfied that the aircraft is safe to return to European airspace.

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford
# Major Upset
From The42
# Major Upset

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford

15 hours ago 44,774 Views 137 Comments

Sheffield United’s shock victory keeps the hosts second, a point behind neighbours Man City.

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

16 hours ago 117,823 Views 143 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

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Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks

16 hours ago 24,752 Views 3 Comments

Sean Spellman left his family home in Taughmaconnell on 16 January.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 13,490 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

17 hours ago 20,752 Views 16 Comments

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

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France
# Port Of Call
# Port Of Call

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France

17 hours ago 15,065 Views 5 Comments

The new rules come into effect from tonight.

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'
# Sheppard's Bye
From The42
# Sheppard's Bye

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'

18 hours ago 20,996 Views 1 Comment

His playing career is now over, but Karl Sheppard isn’t finished with football just yet.

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours
# Oh The Rain
# Oh The Rain

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours

18 hours ago 16,177 Views 3 Comments

Northern parts of the country will see the worst of the rain this evening.

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

19 hours ago 56,051 Views 95 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 111,566 Views 140 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

19 hours ago 33,601 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain
# Travel
# Travel

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain

19 hours ago 37,041 Views 70 Comments

The HSE had changed advice on its website but the DFA has said the situation has not changed.

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?

20 hours ago 12,782 Views 69 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to introduce statutory gender quotas.

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

20 hours ago 18,303 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

20 hours ago 19,986 Views 10 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

20 hours ago 20,960 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

21 hours ago 14,277 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

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