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Today’s News

Quiz: Can you identify these Irish towns with shared placenames?
# Shared Ireland
# Shared Ireland

Quiz: Can you identify these Irish towns with shared placenames?

1 hour ago 28,302 Views 11 Comments

For the eagle-eyed amongst you.

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers

2 hours ago 8,580 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side suffered a 1-0 loss against Belgium.

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home

3 hours ago 26,164 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to build a new career while saving with her husband to renovate the family home.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

4 hours ago 7,136 Views 2 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Spotlight

The Good Information Project: A Shared Island

Over the past four weeks, The Good Information Project – a new initiative from The Journal – has focussed on the question, What could a shared island look like?
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Serene gardens and a snooker room at this Georgian gem just minutes from the beach
Egypt jails man, 20s, for eight years for sexually harrassing three minors and drug possession
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt jails man, 20s, for eight years for sexually harrassing three minors and drug possession

4 hours ago 19,703 Views 0 Comments

Claims against the former student first emerged through online testimonies.

'The light is shining a little brighter': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'The light is shining a little brighter': The week in quotes

5 hours ago 9,752 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what.

Man United beat Tottenham to heap pressure on Mourinho
# Report
From The42
# Report

Man United beat Tottenham to heap pressure on Mourinho

5 hours ago 28,191 Views 66 Comments

The result consolidates the Red Devils’ hold on second place while hurting Spurs’ top-four hopes.

Seven people killed in earthquake on Java island
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Seven people killed in earthquake on Java island

5 hours ago 6,681 Views 1 Comment

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck yesterday afternoon.

Two German conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Angela Merkel
# Berlin
# Berlin

Two German conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Angela Merkel

6 hours ago 7,781 Views 2 Comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she won’t be running for re-election.

Mouthwatering Champions Cup draw as Leinster pitted against La Rochelle in semis
# French Exchange
From The42
# French Exchange

Mouthwatering Champions Cup draw as Leinster pitted against La Rochelle in semis

6 hours ago 35,375 Views 57 Comments

Ulster will travel to Leicester Tigers in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine
# High Court
# High Court

Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine

6 hours ago 54,080 Views 9 Comments

Israel has been removed from countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 7 hours ago 91,013 Views 111 Comments

This is the lowest number of daily cases since the middle of December.

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

8 hours ago 41,216 Views 11 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
# Natanz
# Natanz

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout

8 hours ago 20,542 Views 27 Comments

It is the latest incident to strike the site.

6 years ago, he was released by a Premier League club. Now, he's 'very, very thankful'
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

6 years ago, he was released by a Premier League club. Now, he's 'very, very thankful'

8 hours ago 48,402 Views 7 Comments

Evan Moran on the challenges of life as a footballer.

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

9 hours ago 11,587 Views 17 Comments

Northern Ireland hit a million vaccine doses in its rollout programme this week.

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme
# Quinns
# Quinns

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme

10 hours ago 52,515 Views 41 Comments

The pub, which is near Croke Park, is regularly attended by GAA fans.

O'Donovan and McCarthy win gold for Ireland at European Rowing Championships
# Golden Boys
From The42
# Golden Boys

O'Donovan and McCarthy win gold for Ireland at European Rowing Championships

Updated 10 hours ago 51,173 Views 14 Comments

Silver in Varese for Irish women’s four of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh.

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

10 hours ago 31,536 Views 75 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

Mary McAleese says Prince Philip's visit to Ireland was a 'mission to heal history'
# UK-Ireland
# UK-Ireland

Mary McAleese says Prince Philip's visit to Ireland was a 'mission to heal history'

11 hours ago 15,068 Views 42 Comments

McAleese said the Duke of Edinburgh was there to help further peace between the two countries.

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
# Admissions
# Admissions

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital

11 hours ago 21,569 Views 15 Comments

Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo
# Cross
# Cross

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo

12 hours ago 22,115 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí carried out two searches yesterday.

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?

12 hours ago 130,151 Views 243 Comments

It’s one measure being discussed as society reopens.

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland

13 hours ago 31,549 Views 11 Comments

Months after beating Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier fronted a band that toured 10 venues in Ireland. It could hardly have gone worse.

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

14 hours ago 19,270 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

Sitdown Sunday: 'Own your grey hair and be powerful'
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: 'Own your grey hair and be powerful'

14 hours ago 32,647 Views 6 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

14 hours ago 13,072 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

15 hours ago 13,945 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process

15 hours ago 16,574 Views 13 Comments

Records released to Noteworthy show that the State was warned it is not doing enough to ensure environmental risks from forestry “are a thing of the past”.

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?

16 hours ago 22,137 Views 53 Comments

Covid passports are vaccine passports by a different name, at worst, and at best – a quick ticket back to normality.

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath

16 hours ago 31,772 Views 5 Comments

Ten locations in Duleek, Trim and Dublin were searched yesterday.

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress
# Whelan In The Years
From The42
# Whelan In The Years

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress

16 hours ago 16,606 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s Emily Whelan took her chance against Denmark. Another could come against Belgium this evening.

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

16 hours ago 20,897 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow

17 hours ago 52,405 Views 50 Comments

People will be able to travel within their own county for non-essential purposes.

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

23 hours ago 92,129 Views 90 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

Yesterday’s News

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta
# The Masters
From The42
# The Masters

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta

Updated Sat 10:29 PM 49,711 Views 17 Comments

Lowry was tied for 20th behind clubhouse leader after three rounds.

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?
# No Sugar
# No Sugar

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?

Sat 10:00 PM 67,848 Views 20 Comments

You can’t live off Easter eggs forever, you know.

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'

Sat 8:00 PM 44,878 Views 0 Comments

Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sat 7:55 PM 12,449 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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