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The 8 at 8: Wednesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

19 minutes ago 1,358 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

28 minutes ago 1,734 Views 2 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

29 minutes ago 3,130 Views 3 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

1 hour ago 4,535 Views 5 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

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Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency

1 hour ago 16,319 Views 17 Comments

The pardons and commutations for 143 people were announced in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'
# Irish In Dc
# Irish In Dc

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'

1 hour ago 7,960 Views 0 Comments

With thousands of National Guardsmen on the streets, there’s an “eerily quiet” atmosphere in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration today.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers
# Dealers
# Dealers

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers

1 hour ago 8,197 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí have set up accounts to monitor the dealers.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
# United States
# United States

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

2 hours ago 5,939 Views 5 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

8 hours ago 21,259 Views 11 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

Yesterday’s News

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

9 hours ago 24,476 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated 9 hours ago 43,067 Views 209 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
# Foxes On Fire
From The42
# Foxes On Fire

Leicester go top as defeat piles more pressure on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

9 hours ago 18,805 Views 25 Comments

Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored to send Leicester top of the Premier League.

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says
# Wattlebridge
# Wattlebridge

Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says

9 hours ago 15,741 Views 15 Comments

The dissident group were said to have claimed to have fired upon a police helicopter last week.

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'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address
# Last Day
# Last Day

'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address

10 hours ago 61,409 Views 107 Comments

The outgoing president wished success to the new administration in a video posted this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

11 hours ago 12,863 Views 0 Comments

93 more Covid-19 deaths; unions call for school return to be deferred; and Trump’s last full day in office…

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

11 hours ago 42,467 Views 26 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor
# High Court
# High Court

Two women launch personal injury lawsuits against Conor McGregor

11 hours ago 54,476 Views 0 Comments

Legal proceedings were initiated in the High Court yesterday.

Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

11 hours ago 11,268 Views 30 Comments

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

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Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Judge tells new owners of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to hand over big cats

12 hours ago 28,283 Views 11 Comments

A judge issued the order in a case against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
From The42
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

12 hours ago 16,277 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'very concerned' for welfare of woman (67) missing since last Wednesday

12 hours ago 42,149 Views 9 Comments

Catherine Reidy has been missing from her home in Ballyderown, Kilworth, Co Cork.

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose

12 hours ago 25,754 Views 28 Comments

The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland

13 hours ago 19,726 Views 0 Comments

Last year, the 75-year-old penned songs alleging scientists were making up “crooked facts” to justify restrictions to “enslave” the population.

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

13 hours ago 9,341 Views 24 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated 13 hours ago 58,694 Views 160 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
# Fire Up
# Fire Up

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply

13 hours ago 10,798 Views 19 Comments

Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

13 hours ago 12,483 Views 33 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

The Remote: Biden's big day, Mitchell and Webb are Back and a 1980s AIDS drama
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Biden's big day, Mitchell and Webb are Back and a 1980s AIDS drama

13 hours ago 17,141 Views 3 Comments

Here are some of the TV highlights to watch out for this week.

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City

13 hours ago 7,744 Views 9 Comments

The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 129,230 Views 145 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House

14 hours ago 19,193 Views 0 Comments

The gates and entrance to Leinster House were briefly locked this afternoon after a man crossed over a barrier into the grounds.

Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland

14 hours ago 46,884 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a ski slope near Siviez in the Col des Gentianes region.

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks

14 hours ago 39,627 Views 147 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'
# Spicy
From The42
# Spicy

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'

15 hours ago 20,518 Views 34 Comments

Johann van Graan says Munster will always look to tailor their game plans to specific opposition.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

15 hours ago 6,311 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election

15 hours ago 9,599 Views 6 Comments

Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.

'It's like buying from China or the US': Brexit causes issues for Irish ordering online from UK
# Uk Websites
# Uk Websites

'It's like buying from China or the US': Brexit causes issues for Irish ordering online from UK

16 hours ago 47,383 Views 75 Comments

Customers have reported getting refunds after couriers temporarily paused their services for UK websites.

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU

Updated 16 hours ago 34,293 Views 98 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • The Beacon Hospital signed up to the HSE's 'safety net' deal for private beds during the third Covid-19 wave.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

17 hours ago 7,572 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was arrested after returning from Germany following treatment for nerve agent poisoning.

'Nowadays, footballers stop being normal people from the age of 11 or 12'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'Nowadays, footballers stop being normal people from the age of 11 or 12'

17 hours ago 19,222 Views 5 Comments

Author Simon Kuper is our guest on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.

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