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#2021

# 2021 - Saturday 20 March, 2021

England a daunting challenge as Ireland look to finish Six Nations on a high
# Finale
From The42
# Finale

England a daunting challenge as Ireland look to finish Six Nations on a high

Mar 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,158 Views 31 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will need to be at their peak but that may not even be enough.

# 2021 - Friday 19 March, 2021

Title winners? Relegation candidates? Our 2021 League of Ireland predictions
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Title winners? Relegation candidates? Our 2021 League of Ireland predictions

Mar 19th 2021, 7:15 AM 5,287 Views 1 Comment

The42′s writers preview the new season.

# 2021 - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged
# Wearing The Green
# Wearing The Green

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged

Mar 10th 2021, 12:14 PM 29,343 Views 89 Comments

The Department of an Taoiseach warned that organising such parties is an offence.

# 2021 - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,458 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

# 2021 - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

Feb 27th 2021, 5:15 PM 28,899 Views 54 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

# 2021 - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,678 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.

# 2021 - Monday 15 February, 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations
# 2021
# 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,713 Views 33 Comments

The ASTI has said the minister has agreed to work on the union’s concerns.

# 2021 - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember the longest January of all time?
# 2021
# 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember the longest January of all time?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 54,582 Views 19 Comments

Please don’t make me relive it.

# 2021 - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh on 2021: 'One thing is certain, and that is that there still is hope'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh on 2021: 'One thing is certain, and that is that there still is hope'

Jan 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,080 Views 1 Comment

Writer Kerri Ní Dochartaigh explores the idea of the year ahead, taking in the ideas of time, borders, and family.

Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW

Jan 28th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,966 Views 0 Comments

14 players are involved, with seven counties represented across eight clubs.

# 2021 - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

As it happened: Ireland introduces mandatory quarantine and faces five more weeks of Level 5
Live Jan 26th 2021, 5:53 PM

As it happened: Ireland introduces mandatory quarantine and faces five more weeks of Level 5

  • Level 5 until at least 5 March
  • Special education in February, other schools incrementally from March
  • Mandatory quarantine for arrivals, either at home or in a hotel
  • Extra gardaí at ports and airports
Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,058 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

# 2021 - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence

Jan 13th 2021, 9:32 PM 3,105 Views 0 Comments

The Leeside outfit are hoping to play Women’s National League football in 2022.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,523 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# 2021 - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'

Jan 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 46,284 Views 6 Comments

Secondary student Beth Doherty says it’s unfair for Government to make sweeping decisions about school closure and exams in 2021 without consulting students.

# 2021 - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
# US Election
# US Election

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,913 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

# 2021 - Friday 1 January, 2021

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
# Babies
# Babies

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive

Jan 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 56,096 Views 15 Comments

Several babies arrived just after midnight, the first at Holles St in Dublin, to a mum diagnosed with Covid-19.

Poll: Are you making a New Year's resolution?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you making a New Year's resolution?

Jan 1st 2021, 11:17 AM 25,691 Views 31 Comments

Or are you actually not that bothered about it at all?

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
# For Auld Lang Syne
# For Auld Lang Syne

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere

Jan 1st 2021, 7:48 AM 38,741 Views 25 Comments

In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.

# 2021 - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Irish books to watch out for in 2021
# Preview
# Preview

Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,979 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

# 2021 - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

Dec 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,550 Views 7 Comments

Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.

# 2021 - Monday 28 December, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about 2021?
# New Year
# New Year

Quiz: How much do you know about 2021?

Dec 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 47,261 Views 11 Comments

You might know quite a bit already…

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations

Dec 28th 2020, 3:23 PM 6,138 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old fractured his jaw playing for Toulouse against Bordeaux.

# 2021 - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021

Dec 27th 2020, 8:30 PM 27,868 Views 3 Comments

From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.

# 2021 - Friday 25 December, 2020

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,577 Views 5 Comments

Businesses that had to shut for most of 2020 are hoping for brighter days ahead in 2021.

# 2021 - Monday 21 December, 2020

4 property market changes to expect in 2021, according to an estate agent
# Property Market
# Property Market

4 property market changes to expect in 2021, according to an estate agent

Dec 21st 2020, 5:48 PM 11,415 Views 0 Comments

From house prices to what will happen with supply and demand.

County before club 'a no-brainer' for 2021 season as GAA unveil fixture plans
# Fill The Diary
From The42
# Fill The Diary

County before club 'a no-brainer' for 2021 season as GAA unveil fixture plans

Dec 21st 2020, 5:22 PM 24,685 Views 12 Comments

The GAA inter-county leagues are scheduled to start on the weekend of 27-28 February.

# 2021 - Friday 18 December, 2020

Bye-bye cool grey, hello colour: The home design trends every 2021 buyer should know about
# 2021
# 2021

Bye-bye cool grey, hello colour: The home design trends every 2021 buyer should know about

Dec 18th 2020, 5:13 PM 15,926 Views 1 Comment

Elaine Verdon of Leo + Cici shares her trend predictions for the year to come.

# 2021 - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Government will look into whether to allow restaurants to stay open till 12.30am on New Year's Eve
# 2021
# 2021

Government will look into whether to allow restaurants to stay open till 12.30am on New Year's Eve

Dec 16th 2020, 8:37 PM 29,503 Views 67 Comments

Under the current rules, restaurants must close by 11.30pm.

# 2021 - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres
# 2021
# 2021

Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 2:58 PM 46,495 Views 51 Comments
  • The highest priority groups, those over the age of 65 in long-term care facilities and frontline healthcare workers in direct patient contact, will receive the vaccine first.
  • The vaccine will be administrated from long-term care facilities, hospitals, mass vaccination clinics, GP surgeries and community pharmacies.
  • First vaccinations could begin before the new year, if European authorities approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

# 2021 - Monday 23 November, 2020

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:22 PM 22,132 Views 6 Comments

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

# 2021 - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,046 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

# 2021 - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed
# Options Open
From The42
# Options Open

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed

Oct 7th 2020, 3:36 PM 3,570 Views 2 Comments

Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.

# 2021 - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Dublin duo to return to Melbourne for 2021 season due to 'unfinished business'
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

Dublin duo to return to Melbourne for 2021 season due to 'unfinished business'

Aug 12th 2020, 10:06 AM 8,582 Views 0 Comments

Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy are heading back to Melbourne.

# 2021 - Friday 7 August, 2020

GPA will reportedly propose shortened inter-county season with July climax
# Fixture Decongestion
From The42
# Fixture Decongestion

GPA will reportedly propose shortened inter-county season with July climax

Aug 7th 2020, 4:02 PM 5,802 Views 7 Comments

The GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force is due to meet this month and RTÉ report that the GPA will submit plans for a 23-week inter-county season.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
From The42
# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,496 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

# 2021 - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Malahide-based Euro T20 Slam pushed back again
# 2021
From The42
# 2021

Malahide-based Euro T20 Slam pushed back again

Jul 22nd 2020, 1:00 PM 2,313 Views 0 Comments

‘Even if it takes until the third time of asking, we still very much believe,’ Cricket Ireland’s Warren Deutrom said of the luckless project.

# 2021 - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Former world champion Alonso set for F1 return three years after walking away
# NOT FINISHED YET
From The42
# NOT FINISHED YET

Former world champion Alonso set for F1 return three years after walking away

Jul 7th 2020, 5:33 PM 4,594 Views 2 Comments

The 38-year-old Spaniard will make his comeback with Renault in 2021.

# 2021 - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
# Calendar
From The42
# Calendar

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,702 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

# 2021 - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'
# Bring It On
From The42
# Bring It On

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,922 Views 3 Comments

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

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