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Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated 11 minutes ago 31,679 Views 26 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

22 minutes ago 2,549 Views 13 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

23 minutes ago 1,556 Views 1 Comment

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car
# Ballycoolin
# Ballycoolin

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car

54 minutes ago 5,232 Views 2 Comments

The collision occurred in Dublin 15 yesterday evening.

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Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation
# Crime
# Crime

Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation

1 hour ago 4,585 Views 0 Comments

The search took place under Operation Tara which targets people involved in drug dealing and organised crime.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 1 hour ago 5,913 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Covid-19 vaccine portal opens for 69-year-olds as numbers in hospital continue to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 vaccine portal opens for 69-year-olds as numbers in hospital continue to decline

1 hour ago 7,093 Views 16 Comments

The number has fallen in recent weeks.

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

1 hour ago 19,237 Views 36 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

2 hours ago 6,422 Views 8 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

2 hours ago 8,850 Views 25 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

Stormont set to announce series of NI lockdown relaxations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Stormont set to announce series of NI lockdown relaxations

2 hours ago 9,228 Views 22 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive is due to meet today.

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

3 hours ago 3,897 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
From The42
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

3 hours ago 4,687 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem
# Trial
# Trial

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem

3 hours ago 11,928 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts several experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

3 hours ago 15,933 Views 29 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

4 hours ago 19,188 Views 59 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

6 hours ago 13,539 Views 29 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

Yesterday’s News

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

11 hours ago 16,166 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

11 hours ago 41,009 Views 5 Comments

Irina Gavrila has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday at around 4pm.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

11 hours ago 20,634 Views 37 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

12 hours ago 24,168 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

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There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million

12 hours ago 75,212 Views 43 Comments

The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and bonus number 39.

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

13 hours ago 19,735 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

13 hours ago 7,086 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

13 hours ago 81,092 Views 89 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

13 hours ago 24,780 Views 4 Comments

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

13 hours ago 9,151 Views 23 Comments

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

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

13 hours ago 15,230 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

13 hours ago 31,292 Views 46 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

14 hours ago 24,455 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

14 hours ago 74,641 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated 14 hours ago 82,422 Views 84 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

15 hours ago 21,673 Views 32 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

15 hours ago 17,668 Views 36 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

15 hours ago 31,701 Views 20 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated 16 hours ago 16,666 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

16 hours ago 23,619 Views 22 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 58,808 Views 79 Comments

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

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 16 hours ago 74,338 Views 125 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

16 hours ago 53,576 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

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