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Hundreds turn out to anti-lockdown protest taking place in Cork City
# Protest
# Protest

Hundreds turn out to anti-lockdown protest taking place in Cork City

24 minutes ago 9,051 Views 0 Comments

Multiple Garda checkpoints have been set up around Cork City.

Man and woman injured in shooting incident in Dublin
# Inchicore
# Inchicore

Man and woman injured in shooting incident in Dublin

1 hour ago 38,898 Views 16 Comments

The incident happened in the Bluebell area of Inchicore in Dublin 8.

Ireland reaches half a million coronavirus vaccinations
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland reaches half a million coronavirus vaccinations

Updated 1 hour ago 22,718 Views 45 Comments

There are currently 401 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship

1 hour ago 7,276 Views 20 Comments

The artist says her song has been misinterpreted and is about an abusive relationship between two lovers.

Davy stockbrokers' CEO resigns amid bond deal fine
# Executive Action
# Executive Action

Davy stockbrokers' CEO resigns amid bond deal fine

2 hours ago 12,309 Views 0 Comments

Davy’s deputy chairman Kyran McLaughlin and head of bonds Barry Nangle also resigned this morning.

Mainly dry weekend ahead of 'very disturbed weather' next week
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Mainly dry weekend ahead of 'very disturbed weather' next week

2 hours ago 15,839 Views 9 Comments

Today will be cool but dry across the country with spells of sunshine

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors
# Going Well
From The42
# Going Well

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors

2 hours ago 12,958 Views 3 Comments

Nadia Power, Mark English, Cian McPhillips and Phil Healy are all in action in the business end of their respective events this evening.

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place

3 hours ago 8,829 Views 11 Comments

It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.

Body of man discovered on Moore Street in Dublin
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

Body of man discovered on Moore Street in Dublin

3 hours ago 40,428 Views 36 Comments

It’s understood he was a rough sleeper.

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?

4 hours ago 26,688 Views 99 Comments

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
# Galway
# Galway

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

4 hours ago 12,659 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive

5 hours ago 14,146 Views 28 Comments

The Perseverance rover completed a drive lasting more than half an hour.

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'
# Road Less Travelled
From The42
# Road Less Travelled

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'

5 hours ago 27,377 Views 17 Comments

Cormac Izuchukwu has taken a unique route into pro rugby and is now impressing with Ulster.

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea
# Community Banking
# Community Banking

A new public banking system in Ireland? The Government is being asked to revisit the idea

5 hours ago 14,917 Views 22 Comments

Green Party and Fianna Fáil TDs are calling for the government to revisit the idea of community banking.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

6 hours ago 8,503 Views 6 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis

Updated 6 hours ago 19,233 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.

Covid-19 relief bill logjam broken after Senate Democrats strike benefits deal
# Senate
# Senate

Covid-19 relief bill logjam broken after Senate Democrats strike benefits deal

6 hours ago 10,894 Views 13 Comments

Senator Joe Manchin has announced a compromise that seems to pave the way for the bill to be approved.

'We've reached a point of no return - it's an epidemic': Problem gambling fears raised as bookie revenues soar
# Problem Gambling
# Problem Gambling

'We've reached a point of no return - it's an epidemic': Problem gambling fears raised as bookie revenues soar

7 hours ago 24,091 Views 54 Comments

Long-awaited gambling regulations are due to be introduced later in the year.

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

7 hours ago 58,016 Views 12 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
# Iran
# Iran

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

7 hours ago 17,961 Views 38 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

7 hours ago 20,420 Views 11 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought

8 hours ago 19,512 Views 21 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side secured their place with a narrow victory over Connacht last night.

Switzerland to vote tomorrow on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Switzerland to vote tomorrow on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places

8 hours ago 16,245 Views 0 Comments

Polls indicate a slim majority support the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules

15 hours ago 53,616 Views 63 Comments

Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.

Yesterday’s News

YouTube removes Myanmar army channels as UN meets on coup crisis
# Removed
# Removed

YouTube removes Myanmar army channels as UN meets on coup crisis

16 hours ago 8,017 Views 5 Comments

YouTube said it is watching for any further content that might violate its rules.

Gardaí renew appeal for information over 2014 murder of Paul Gallagher
# Paul Gallagher
# Paul Gallagher

Gardaí renew appeal for information over 2014 murder of Paul Gallagher

17 hours ago 16,463 Views 1 Comment

He was shot dead in a field in Meath.

QUIZ: How well do you know the month of March?
# Lousy Smarch Weather
# Lousy Smarch Weather

QUIZ: How well do you know the month of March?

17 hours ago 40,632 Views 18 Comments

There will be at least one question about Paddy’s Day.

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht

17 hours ago 33,130 Views 173 Comments

The southern province will have a chance to end their 10-year trophy drought later this month.

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UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

18 hours ago 35,018 Views 33 Comments

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

18 hours ago 9,737 Views 2 Comments

Here’s what made headlines today.

Your evening longread: Meet the 'life extensionists'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Meet the 'life extensionists'

18 hours ago 13,680 Views 7 Comments

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

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

18 hours ago 7,567 Views 1 Comment

The equipment will support the first set of improved solar panels, due to arrive in June.

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

19 hours ago 20,742 Views 71 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.

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Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Breaches
# Breaches

Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

20 hours ago 23,955 Views 57 Comments

This includes more than 9,000 €100 fines for non-essential travel.

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown
# Construction
# Construction

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown

20 hours ago 30,349 Views 0 Comments

It claims the private construction sector is being unfairly discriminated against.

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

20 hours ago 10,151 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

21 hours ago 25,813 Views 38 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

Sofa Watch: Toy Show stars return to Late Late while there's an Irish takeover on the Beeb
# Chat Shows
# Chat Shows

Sofa Watch: Toy Show stars return to Late Late while there's an Irish takeover on the Beeb

21 hours ago 23,175 Views 14 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation

Updated 21 hours ago 82,171 Views 174 Comments

Elliott says he will ‘never again disrespect a horse living or dead’.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 522 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 522 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 63,998 Views 120 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

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