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Today’s News

Poll: Did you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

4 minutes ago 1,329 Views 3 Comments

The two-hour special was broadcast on Irish television last night.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021
# Key Indicators
# Key Indicators

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021

11 minutes ago 661 Views 1 Comment

NPHET said last night that all key indicators of the disease are improving.

The 8 at 8: Tuesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

21 minutes ago 988 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Corruption charges against Brazil's ex-leader Lula overturned, leaving him free to run in 2022 election
# Brazil
# Brazil

Corruption charges against Brazil's ex-leader Lula overturned, leaving him free to run in 2022 election

21 minutes ago 520 Views 0 Comments

Reacting to the ruling outside the presidential palace, Bolsonaro accused the judge of bias.

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

37 minutes ago 3,086 Views 2 Comments

A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

46 minutes ago 4,022 Views 4 Comments

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut
# Students
# Students

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut

58 minutes ago 1,074 Views 0 Comments

Students and other civilians took part in one of many daily protests across the country against the military’s seizure of power last month.

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

1 hour ago 1,843 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language

1 hour ago 3,744 Views 9 Comments

On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.

'Palace in turmoil' , 'What have they done?': UK front pages react to Harry and Meghan interview
# Oprah Interview
# Oprah Interview

'Palace in turmoil' , 'What have they done?': UK front pages react to Harry and Meghan interview

1 hour ago 23,787 Views 21 Comments

The two-hour interview with Oprah was broadcast on Irish and UK TV yesterday evening.

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity

1 hour ago 19,220 Views 11 Comments

The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting

1 hour ago 3,413 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will seek approval for the Family Leave Bill at today’s Cabinet meeting.

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

2 hours ago 5,013 Views 5 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

8 hours ago 15,186 Views 28 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

Yesterday’s News

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge
# Blackmail Plot
# Blackmail Plot

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge

Updated 9 hours ago 49,372 Views 13 Comments

Searches led to the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition.

Dogs Trust charity received 172 requests over Chrismas from people wanting to surrender their pet
# Surrendered
# Surrendered

Dogs Trust charity received 172 requests over Chrismas from people wanting to surrender their pet

9 hours ago 19,230 Views 25 Comments

In one instance, CCTV footage showed a dog being abandoned at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'
# Poland
# Poland

French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'

9 hours ago 15,050 Views 19 Comments

LGBT rights have become a flashpoint issue in Poland in recent years under the populist Law and Justice (PiS) party government.

Carty's Ireland chances and the catch technique that made Haley's wonder-try possible
# The42 Rugby Weekly Extra
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly Extra

Carty's Ireland chances and the catch technique that made Haley's wonder-try possible

10 hours ago 20,767 Views 0 Comments

The Munster fullback’s landing was something Eoin Toolan works on every day with his Kintetsu Liners players.

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New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine

10 hours ago 40,682 Views 30 Comments

New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

11 hours ago 15,154 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Meghan, Harry and the Royal Family
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Meghan, Harry and the Royal Family

11 hours ago 27,690 Views 27 Comments

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

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

11 hours ago 24,698 Views 20 Comments

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

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old
# Greece
# Greece

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old

11 hours ago 25,749 Views 10 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “the grief is unbearable”.

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Police in the North probe large Rangers gatherings on Shankill Road
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Police in the North probe large Rangers gatherings on Shankill Road

Updated 12 hours ago 59,465 Views 40 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.

Teenage son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan to train with Serie A giants including Juventus
# Next Generation
From The42
# Next Generation

Teenage son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan to train with Serie A giants including Juventus

12 hours ago 42,083 Views 17 Comments

Cathal Heffernan has the chance to impress Roma, Atalanta and AC Milan too, as Brexit forces Irish youngsters to broaden their horizons.

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support

12 hours ago 7,850 Views 11 Comments

This week’s PUP payments are valued at €139 million.

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds

Updated 12 hours ago 26,627 Views 63 Comments

The pressure has ramped up on Davy after last week’s fine levied by the Central Bank.

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer

13 hours ago 16,377 Views 4 Comments

Reformed hoarder and clutter expert Emma Gleeson looks at what her work has taught her about how we run our homes – and our lives.

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
# Education
# Education

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

13 hours ago 21,707 Views 19 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

13 hours ago 15,575 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 80,406 Views 89 Comments

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

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
# Robbery
# Robbery

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

14 hours ago 27,186 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in October 2019.

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
# Change Of Plan
From The42
# Change Of Plan

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month

15 hours ago 15,000 Views 22 Comments

The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

15 hours ago 8,939 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee

15 hours ago 66,326 Views 41 Comments

McEntee is pregnant with her first child and is due in May

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply

Updated 16 hours ago 30,377 Views 106 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

Man (30s) dies after car collides with lorry in Roscommon
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

Man (30s) dies after car collides with lorry in Roscommon

16 hours ago 16,750 Views 1 Comment

The crash occurred this morning.

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated 16 hours ago 41,746 Views 92 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan
# Interview
# Interview

Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan

16 hours ago 44,195 Views 43 Comments

Meghan said when she was pregnant, a royal raised “concerns and conversations about how dark” the baby’s skin might be.

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month

17 hours ago 39,599 Views 14 Comments

Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.

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