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Today’s News

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

3 hours ago 10,020 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

Yesterday’s News

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
# Sweeping Plans
# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

4 hours ago 8,077 Views 32 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities
# Boeing
# Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities

5 hours ago 9,176 Views 31 Comments

Irish authorities said they were satisfied that the aircraft is safe to return to European airspace.

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford
# Major Upset
From The42
# Major Upset

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford

5 hours ago 28,274 Views 125 Comments

Sheffield United’s shock victory keeps the hosts second, a point behind neighbours Man City.

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

6 hours ago 59,916 Views 91 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

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Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks

6 hours ago 15,551 Views 2 Comments

Sean Spellman left his family home in Taughmaconnell on 16 January.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

6 hours ago 9,343 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

7 hours ago 14,037 Views 10 Comments

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

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France
# Port Of Call
# Port Of Call

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France

7 hours ago 11,054 Views 4 Comments

The new rules come into effect from tonight.

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'
# Sheppard's Bye
From The42
# Sheppard's Bye

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'

7 hours ago 16,082 Views 0 Comments

His playing career is now over, but Karl Sheppard isn’t finished with football just yet.

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours
# Oh The Rain
# Oh The Rain

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours

8 hours ago 12,937 Views 3 Comments

Northern parts of the country will see the worst of the rain this evening.

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

8 hours ago 41,567 Views 79 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 105,413 Views 137 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

9 hours ago 27,833 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain
# Travel
# Travel

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain

9 hours ago 31,071 Views 61 Comments

The HSE had changed advice on its website but the DFA has said the situation has not changed.

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?

9 hours ago 10,851 Views 66 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to introduce statutory gender quotas.

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

9 hours ago 16,501 Views 28 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

10 hours ago 17,537 Views 9 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

10 hours ago 18,787 Views 52 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

10 hours ago 12,654 Views 4 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges
# Courts
# Courts

Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges

10 hours ago 23,347 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm near the CHQ building at Custom House Quay on 20 January.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

10 hours ago 11,015 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
# Criminality
# Criminality

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks

10 hours ago 11,516 Views 10 Comments

A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

11 hours ago 20,840 Views 36 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools

12 hours ago 17,647 Views 0 Comments

Each of the actions have been brought on behalf of five school-going children.

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back
# Tralee
# Tralee

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back

Updated 12 hours ago 30,711 Views 0 Comments

Patrick O’Brien admitted sending the former footballer messages that were grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media
# PSNI
# PSNI

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media

12 hours ago 29,619 Views 36 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee heard evidence from the PSNI this afternoon.

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020
# Choice Music Prize
# Choice Music Prize

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020

12 hours ago 23,080 Views 26 Comments

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 28 February.

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue

Updated 12 hours ago 20,428 Views 24 Comments

Munster lock Billy Holland highlights how difficult a time this is for rugby players.

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online
# Holocaust Memorial Day
# Holocaust Memorial Day

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online

13 hours ago 10,067 Views 26 Comments

Tova Friedman had hoped to take her grandchildren to the site of the former Nazi death camp in Poland but the coronavirus pandemic prevented the trip.

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made
# Wrexham
# Wrexham

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made

13 hours ago 21,650 Views 14 Comments

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford said “we are working with local police and the military to find out more about this incident”.

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated 13 hours ago 37,274 Views 103 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

Teenager stabbed to death in East Wall named locally as Josh Dunne (16)
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teenager stabbed to death in East Wall named locally as Josh Dunne (16)

Updated 14 hours ago 113,923 Views 24 Comments

Tributes are being paid to the teenager.

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes

14 hours ago 5,778 Views 18 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop John McDowell have issued public apologies.

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach

14 hours ago 15,113 Views 38 Comments

Speaking in Leaders’ Questions, he said “there will be no half-measures from me, as Taoiseach, or from Government”.

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs

14 hours ago 24,043 Views 37 Comments

The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

14 hours ago 10,304 Views 14 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star
# 2020 Survey
From The42
# 2020 Survey

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star

Updated 15 hours ago 16,047 Views 41 Comments

Taylor’s win over Delfine Persoon was voted the most memorable sporting moment.

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims

Updated 15 hours ago 47,077 Views 100 Comments

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said it’s ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’.

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period
# Go Slow
# Go Slow

Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period

15 hours ago 14,574 Views 42 Comments

Fixed charge notices were issued to 1,096 motorists for using a mobile phone during the same period.

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