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Press watchdog files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Press watchdog files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing

11 minutes ago 861 Views 1 Comment

It comes after the United States released last week a declassified intelligence report which determined that Prince Mohammed approved the 2018 killing.

Man (30s) arrested over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man (30s) arrested over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

17 minutes ago 13,585 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested this morning and is being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.

New racing investigation into another social media post
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

New racing investigation into another social media post

26 minutes ago 7,461 Views 8 Comments

The footage was posted on Twitter last night.

UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families
# Pontins
# Pontins

UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families

37 minutes ago 11,029 Views 0 Comments

The list was uploaded to the Pontins intranet under the heading ‘Undesirable Guests’.

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A post box 350 kilometres above the Arctic Circle is 'going green' for St Patrick's Day
# Feelin' Green
# Feelin' Green

A post box 350 kilometres above the Arctic Circle is 'going green' for St Patrick's Day

1 hour ago 3,987 Views 2 Comments

Tourism Ireland today announced details of some of the famous attractions and sites around the world which will go green.

Ryanair says it will not reopen its Cork base until winter 2021 at the earliest
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Ryanair says it will not reopen its Cork base until winter 2021 at the earliest

1 hour ago 7,987 Views 13 Comments

The airline described the airport’s decision to renovate its runway as a “crazy plan”.

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus

2 hours ago 8,864 Views 11 Comments

Last week was Brazil’s deadliest of the pandemic, with 8,244 deaths from the virus.

Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues
# Yangon
# Yangon

Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues

2 hours ago 2,308 Views 1 Comment

Police in Yangon used tear gas against the protesters.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated 2 hours ago 8,366 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Man (30s) charged over aggravated burglary in Co Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Man (30s) charged over aggravated burglary in Co Kerry

3 hours ago 10,131 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Killarney District Court at 10.30am today.

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?
# A Nation Holds Its Breath
# A Nation Holds Its Breath

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?

3 hours ago 22,884 Views 58 Comments

Ireland and the UK are plotting a joint bid, but they’ll face stiff competition.

'You have to take a line' - Stephen Jones on his 'uncompromising' opinions
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'You have to take a line' - Stephen Jones on his 'uncompromising' opinions

3 hours ago 16,812 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Jones, rugby correspondent with The Sunday Times, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor

3 hours ago 4,011 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months

Motorists urged to take care as heavy fog hits many parts of the country
# Caution
# Caution

Motorists urged to take care as heavy fog hits many parts of the country

3 hours ago 7,278 Views 7 Comments

A Status Yellow fog warning is in place for 11 countties until 10am.

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky
# Mount Sinabung
# Mount Sinabung

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia spews columns of ash thousands of metres into the sky

4 hours ago 7,836 Views 1 Comment

No evacuation orders have been issued, but locals are taking no chances.

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

4 hours ago 4,001 Views 5 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
# New York
# New York

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

4 hours ago 11,856 Views 18 Comments

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year

4 hours ago 7,150 Views 2 Comments

NPHET has urged people to “stick with this” over the coming weeks and continue adhering to restrictions.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

4 hours ago 3,281 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

4 hours ago 7,750 Views 22 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection
# Hydroxychloroquine
# Hydroxychloroquine

WHO advises against the use of anti-Malaria drug to prevent Covid-19 infection

5 hours ago 9,488 Views 2 Comments

The recommendation comes from a WHO Guideline Development Group, which are a panel of international experts.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

11 hours ago 56,005 Views 17 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report

12 hours ago 13,647 Views 35 Comments

A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

12 hours ago 15,979 Views 28 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Three guns and €115,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí after search in Dublin

12 hours ago 30,058 Views 11 Comments

The discovery was made after Gardaí searched two vehicles in Clondalkin at 3:30pm this afternoon.

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

Gordon Elliott: 'A moment of madness that I am going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for'

12 hours ago 58,266 Views 82 Comments

The trainer has been speaking further about the controversy to The Racing Post today.

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Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back
# M50 Chase
# M50 Chase

Woman (20s) arrested after multiple Garda cars pursue vehicle from Ballymun to Bray and back

13 hours ago 101,967 Views 0 Comments

At least 18 Garda cars and the force’s helicopter were involved in this evening’s chase.

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly

13 hours ago 46,730 Views 81 Comments

The health minister said Zero Covid is “just not possible” to achieve.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

14 hours ago 16,525 Views 2 Comments

Bank of Ireland, Banksy and Nicolas Sarkozy made the headlines today.

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit
# People Before Profit
# People Before Profit

'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit

14 hours ago 38,361 Views 87 Comments

Murphy had previously set up the eco-socialist party RISE.

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Rediscovering neglected female Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s

14 hours ago 6,107 Views 1 Comment

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

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469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

15 hours ago 12,956 Views 26 Comments

The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

15 hours ago 55,933 Views 55 Comments

Behavioural data about compliance and a continued decline in hospitalisations were among the topics discussed.

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place

15 hours ago 48,677 Views 44 Comments

The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

15 hours ago 96,261 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

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

16 hours ago 18,418 Views 17 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges

17 hours ago 11,126 Views 8 Comments

Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on 1 February.

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: One death and 687 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 75,465 Views 110 Comments

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

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin
# RiseUp Éireann
# RiseUp Éireann

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

17 hours ago 48,235 Views 0 Comments

RiseUp Éireann organised the Unite the Tribes march on Saturday.

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast
# Lé James Joyce
# Lé James Joyce

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast

17 hours ago 29,667 Views 26 Comments

The vessel was detained for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

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