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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

10 minutes ago 928 Views 1 Comment

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

26 minutes ago 526 Views 0 Comments

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

40 minutes ago 1,145 Views 0 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'

6 hours ago 8,006 Views 22 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 7 hours ago 46,706 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

7 hours ago 15,158 Views 24 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'

8 hours ago 12,580 Views 18 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

9 hours ago 18,458 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

9 hours ago 36,889 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

9 hours ago 13,679 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

10 hours ago 25,549 Views 26 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

10 hours ago 22,962 Views 19 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

10 hours ago 24,130 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 10 hours ago 58,190 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

10 hours ago 39,456 Views 16 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

11 hours ago 7,347 Views 10 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 11 hours ago 25,867 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

11 hours ago 15,420 Views 3 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'

11 hours ago 21,011 Views 18 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

12 hours ago 14,906 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

13 hours ago 79,429 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

13 hours ago 26,287 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

13 hours ago 14,655 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

13 hours ago 8,737 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

14 hours ago 64,918 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 14 hours ago 30,034 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

14 hours ago 16,452 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 14 hours ago 41,187 Views 91 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

15 hours ago 43,257 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

15 hours ago 38,882 Views 14 Comments

Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades
# Research
# Research

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades

Updated 16 hours ago 15,237 Views 28 Comments

More children reported feeling low and being on a diet compared with 1998.

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail

16 hours ago 38,731 Views 32 Comments

Nicola Henry (32) wrote 37 cheques to herself, forging her colleagues’ signatures.

Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic

17 hours ago 14,619 Views 31 Comments

Online grocery sales had another record breaking month in February.

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
# Return
From The42
# Return

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

17 hours ago 22,798 Views 33 Comments

He’ll replace the injured Munster man Shane Daly.

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

17 hours ago 26,181 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'
# Alan Rusbridger
# Alan Rusbridger

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'

17 hours ago 19,948 Views 0 Comments

The column in the newspaper questioned how the BBC investigated Cahill’s claim she was raped.

Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms
# 2fm Breakfast
# 2fm Breakfast

Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms

17 hours ago 141,898 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ said McDermott’s contract is “due to expire shortly”.

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

18 hours ago 12,649 Views 10 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview
# Fallout
# Fallout

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

18 hours ago 103,578 Views 62 Comments

Broadcaster Piers Morgan was scathing of the couple on Twitter and on breakfast television this morning.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

18 hours ago 12,514 Views 10 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

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