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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

17 minutes ago 1,218 Views 0 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'

34 minutes ago 2,835 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

48 minutes ago 4,010 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

1 hour ago 15,437 Views 37 Comments

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

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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

1 hour ago 72,758 Views 90 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

1 hour ago 15,355 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

2 hours ago 19,810 Views 49 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?

2 hours ago 6,753 Views 34 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

2 hours ago 11,969 Views 23 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

2 hours ago 11,584 Views 8 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

3 hours ago 13,666 Views 48 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

3 hours ago 8,588 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

3 hours ago 16,793 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

3 hours ago 7,889 Views 1 Comment

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

3 hours ago 8,065 Views 8 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

4 hours ago 14,398 Views 35 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

4 hours ago 12,791 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 4 hours ago 27,389 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

5 hours ago 23,875 Views 34 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

5 hours ago 17,916 Views 22 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 5 hours ago 17,577 Views 20 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

5 hours ago 7,738 Views 25 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

6 hours ago 18,742 Views 12 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 6 hours ago 33,796 Views 96 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 6 hours ago 101,199 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

6 hours ago 4,794 Views 17 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

6 hours ago 12,307 Views 37 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

7 hours ago 22,737 Views 36 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

7 hours ago 8,828 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 8 hours ago 13,906 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 8 hours ago 44,467 Views 81 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

8 hours ago 13,067 Views 42 Comments

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

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?

11 hours ago 79,848 Views 217 Comments

The WHO doesn’t think they should, but others disagree.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

11 hours ago 8,136 Views 35 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 11 hours ago 13,721 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan

11 hours ago 66,504 Views 14 Comments

“When she unleashed her vocal fireworks, she made time stand still,” the artistic director of Irish National Opera said of Cara.

'The more you coach, the more you realise that nobody cares about your formulas'
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

'The more you coach, the more you realise that nobody cares about your formulas'

12 hours ago 14,656 Views 2 Comments

Former Dublin goalkeeper Clíodhna O’Connor is Shane Keegan’s latest guest on How To Win At Dominoes.

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial

13 hours ago 73,082 Views 67 Comments

The trial’s first procedural vote, a 55-45 tally against dismissing the impeachment, suggests Trump still has GOP support.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

13 hours ago 25,198 Views 23 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

13 hours ago 21,444 Views 28 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

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