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Clashes in Dublin city centre as gardaí stop protest over lockdown restrictions
# Stephen's Green
# Stephen's Green

Clashes in Dublin city centre as gardaí stop protest over lockdown restrictions

Updated 14 minutes ago 41,758 Views 79 Comments

A protest against Covid-19 restrictions had been planned at St Stephen’s Green for 2pm this afternoon.

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March
# Moved Up
# Moved Up

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March

55 minutes ago 7,987 Views 7 Comments

Some people with specific health conditions will start to be vaccinated from 8 March under the new priority schedule.

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
# Returned
# Returned

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days

Updated 1 hour ago 3,979 Views 0 Comments

42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.

Liveblog: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship From The42

Liveblog: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship

1 hour ago 19,616 Views 13 Comments

Ireland take on Italy this afternoon in Rome in round three of this year’s Six Nations.

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HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline

Updated 2 hours ago 22,481 Views 62 Comments

Reid has said there has been “continued improvement” in hospital figures today.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

2 hours ago 10,152 Views 3 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Man arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis herb in Roscommon
# Search
# Search

Man arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis herb in Roscommon

3 hours ago 8,160 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí seized an estimated €123,000 of cocaine and cannabis herb last night.

Myanmar police escalate crackdown on coup protesters
# Mandalay
# Mandalay

Myanmar police escalate crackdown on coup protesters

4 hours ago 3,394 Views 5 Comments

Demonstrators had sought to assemble in Yangon and Mandalay.

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
# The Times We Live In
# The Times We Live In

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one

4 hours ago 6,278 Views 6 Comments

We speak to an expert on humans perception of time.

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Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected

4 hours ago 27,391 Views 46 Comments

From Sunday morning the city’s 1.7 million residents must stay at home except for essential shopping and work.

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack From The42

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack

5 hours ago 7,285 Views 14 Comments

The centre says Andy Farrell’s team are determined to develop their offloading game.

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

5 hours ago 16,003 Views 52 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'

5 hours ago 4,736 Views 0 Comments

One survivor says her experience was “misrepresented” to a “shocking extent” in the final report by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Saturday

6 hours ago 7,915 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy

6 hours ago 14,929 Views 13 Comments

The story of Ireland’s hat-trick of Italian humiliations in the mid-90s is one of farce and bad planning.

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill
# United States
# United States

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill

6 hours ago 10,434 Views 27 Comments

Democrats said the faltering economy and the loss of half a million lives demanded quick action.

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

7 hours ago 13,604 Views 34 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork
# North Cork
# North Cork

Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork

7 hours ago 25,275 Views 0 Comments

Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy were found dead after an extensive garda operation.

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

7 hours ago 24,262 Views 28 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs safely returned to police
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs safely returned to police

7 hours ago 29,450 Views 25 Comments

A woman had found the dogs and reached out to the singer’s staff to return them.

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

8 hours ago 14,471 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use in the European Union in early March.

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision
# Meet The New Boss
From The42
# Meet The New Boss

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision

8 hours ago 11,562 Views 13 Comments

Jonathan Hill is the FAI’s first permanent CEO since John Delaney, and yesterday he explained how he plans to drag Irish football from its miserable recent past.

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works

8 hours ago 11,480 Views 11 Comments

The work involves replacing old cast iron water mains.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

8 hours ago 12,102 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on

15 hours ago 23,044 Views 37 Comments

This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.

Yesterday’s News

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China

16 hours ago 28,529 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered online this evening for a prayer service via Zoom.

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average
# CSO Data
# CSO Data

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average

16 hours ago 32,233 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus called it a “worrying trend”.

Here are the winners from the Press Photographer of the Year Awards
# Photography
# Photography

Here are the winners from the Press Photographer of the Year Awards

17 hours ago 25,566 Views 11 Comments

Inpho photographer James Crombie has been announced as press photographer of the year.

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

Updated 17 hours ago 19,796 Views 38 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

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'Mourinho's in the worst form of his career and has never worked his way out of a similar situation'
# Premier League
From The42
# Premier League

'Mourinho's in the worst form of his career and has never worked his way out of a similar situation'

17 hours ago 18,633 Views 10 Comments

Miguel Delaney, David Sneyd and Johnny Ward are our latest guests on The Punt — discussing the major topics in the Premier League this week before we look ahead to Cheltenham.

Quiz: How well do you remember these classic toys?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember these classic toys?

17 hours ago 38,724 Views 13 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess
# Sheikha Latifa
# Sheikha Latifa

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess

17 hours ago 52,628 Views 65 Comments

Dubai Princess Latifa Al Maktoum has claimed she is being held hostage in a ‘jail villa’, and fears for her safety.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

18 hours ago 7,313 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of today’s news.

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list

18 hours ago 49,486 Views 63 Comments

The updated list of countries was announced by the Minister for Health this evening.

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Ireland appoint Chelsea coach as Damien Duff's successor
# Barrys Team
From The42
# Barrys Team

Ireland appoint Chelsea coach as Damien Duff's successor

18 hours ago 30,997 Views 21 Comments

Anthony Barry will continue working on Thomas Tuchel’s staff at Stamford Bridge.

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?

18 hours ago 20,965 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

Your evening longread: Alice Cooper on making rock n'roll in Detroit
# Longread
# Longread

Your evening longread: Alice Cooper on making rock n'roll in Detroit

18 hours ago 4,929 Views 0 Comments

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

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

19 hours ago 8,978 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head
# Woof Day
# Woof Day

Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head

19 hours ago 31,720 Views 39 Comments

The dog was reunited with its owners and taken to the vet for treatment.

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well
# Missing
# Missing

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well

20 hours ago 46,587 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.

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