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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

3 hours ago 10,442 Views 28 Comments

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

Yesterday’s News

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony
# Stars In Their Eyes
# Stars In Their Eyes

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony

4 hours ago 23,731 Views 32 Comments

The first new award went to Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore.

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion
# Dominion
# Dominion

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion

4 hours ago 25,519 Views 25 Comments

Dominion Voting Systems said Giuliani had damaged its reputation by alleging its widely used voting machines were part of a “massive fraud”.

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
From The42
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

5 hours ago 15,661 Views 38 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions
# High Court
# High Court

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions

5 hours ago 9,240 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the court lacks the jurisdiction to grant a mandatory injunction.

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Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year

5 hours ago 8,931 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí emphasised that the current travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures

6 hours ago 196,653 Views 144 Comments

There will also be additional checks at the ports and airports.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

6 hours ago 7,756 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise

6 hours ago 24,833 Views 5 Comments

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

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Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

7 hours ago 53,040 Views 26 Comments

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

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

8 hours ago 22,714 Views 26 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 96,848 Views 112 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month

8 hours ago 48,572 Views 56 Comments

The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.

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

8 hours ago 19,886 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland
# Cold Snaps
# Cold Snaps

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland

Updated 9 hours ago 63,856 Views 17 Comments

Because they’re a bit of fun.

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
From The42
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

9 hours ago 19,654 Views 16 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

9 hours ago 22,623 Views 50 Comments

The move undoes Trump’s controversial decision in July 2017 to bar transgender personnel from serving “in any capacity” in the military.

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student
# Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student

9 hours ago 47,343 Views 0 Comments

Cameron Blair died in January 2020 after being stabbed at a house party.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated 10 hours ago 66,327 Views 71 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

10 hours ago 7,963 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland

10 hours ago 28,534 Views 18 Comments

Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

10 hours ago 17,927 Views 45 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?
# MBA Scholarship
# MBA Scholarship

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?

11 hours ago 13,332 Views 10 Comments

The UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business had had to adapt to new realities.

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

11 hours ago 17,840 Views 50 Comments

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

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

11 hours ago 18,512 Views 34 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

12 hours ago 12,264 Views 0 Comments

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September 2019.

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?

12 hours ago 34,370 Views 58 Comments

Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears
# Caolan Smyth
# Caolan Smyth

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears

12 hours ago 12,070 Views 0 Comments

Gately, who was a Kinahan cartel target, was shot five times in north Dublin on 10 May 2017.

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
# Variant B117
# Variant B117

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated 12 hours ago 59,629 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants
# Covid19 Vaccine
# Covid19 Vaccine

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants

12 hours ago 19,517 Views 24 Comments

The company is also working on a booster shot against the variant found in South Africa.

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
# UK
# UK

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated 12 hours ago 13,581 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated 13 hours ago 9,562 Views 12 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

13 hours ago 8,746 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated 14 hours ago 40,901 Views 88 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

15 hours ago 18,324 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over
# Out The Door
From The42
# Out The Door

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over

Updated 15 hours ago 47,852 Views 87 Comments

Club great has been shown the door after 18 months in charge.

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced
# State Assets
# State Assets

Interest rates on State savings schemes and Prize Bond Fund to be reduced

15 hours ago 26,105 Views 24 Comments

The NTMA said that the new rates “reflect the reductions in interest rates in both Sovereign bond yields and the retail savings market”.

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

16 hours ago 37,950 Views 123 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

17 hours ago 12,529 Views 57 Comments

While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

17 hours ago 47,701 Views 55 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

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