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Today’s News

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland

36 minutes ago 29,167 Views 51 Comments

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

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
# Robbery
# Robbery

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

58 minutes ago 8,048 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in October 2019.

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
# Change Of Plan
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# Change Of Plan

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month

1 hour ago 5,644 Views 12 Comments

The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

1 hour ago 3,563 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee

1 hour ago 20,305 Views 14 Comments

McEntee is pregnant with her first child and is due in May

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply

Updated 2 hours ago 20,867 Views 84 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

Man (30s) dies after car collides with lorry in Roscommon
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

Man (30s) dies after car collides with lorry in Roscommon

2 hours ago 8,502 Views 1 Comment

The crash occurred this morning.

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA withdraws Davy's authority to act as primary dealer of Irish government bonds

2 hours ago 10,947 Views 30 Comments

The pressure has ramped up on Davy after last week’s fine levied by the Central Bank.

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated 2 hours ago 26,921 Views 82 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

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Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan
# Interview
# Interview

Oprah Winfrey says it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comment to Harry and Meghan

3 hours ago 24,494 Views 26 Comments

Meghan said when she was pregnant, a royal raised “concerns and conversations about how dark” the baby’s skin might be.

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month

3 hours ago 22,765 Views 9 Comments

Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades
# Research
# Research

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades

Updated 3 hours ago 10,128 Views 26 Comments

More children reported feeling low and being on a diet compared with 1998.

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail

4 hours ago 25,807 Views 22 Comments

Nicola Henry (32) wrote 37 cheques to herself, forging her colleagues’ signatures.

Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Household grocery bills increase by €1,000 as Irish shoppers spend €2 billion extra amid pandemic

4 hours ago 9,865 Views 25 Comments

Online grocery sales had another record breaking month in February.

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
# Return
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# Return

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

4 hours ago 17,512 Views 30 Comments

He’ll replace the injured Munster man Shane Daly.

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

5 hours ago 18,351 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'
# Alan Rusbridger
# Alan Rusbridger

Máiría Cahill: apology by ex-Guardian editor over 2014 column 'not worth the paper it's written on'

5 hours ago 14,659 Views 0 Comments

The column in the newspaper questioned how the BBC investigated Cahill’s claim she was raped.

Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms
# 2fm Breakfast
# 2fm Breakfast

Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms

5 hours ago 105,715 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ said McDermott’s contract is “due to expire shortly”.

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

5 hours ago 8,873 Views 7 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview
# Fallout
# Fallout

'Two-hour trashathon': Parts of British media react angrily to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

6 hours ago 85,056 Views 56 Comments

Broadcaster Piers Morgan was scathing of the couple on Twitter and on breakfast television this morning.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

6 hours ago 9,327 Views 5 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

Seven arrested after gardaí foil Cavan extortion attempt
# Blackmail Plot
# Blackmail Plot

Seven arrested after gardaí foil Cavan extortion attempt

7 hours ago 29,915 Views 8 Comments

Searches led to the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition.

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

7 hours ago 28,978 Views 79 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

Two arrested after pharmacy in Cork robbed at knifepoint
# Douglas
# Douglas

Two arrested after pharmacy in Cork robbed at knifepoint

8 hours ago 13,002 Views 0 Comments

The robbery occurred at around 10pm on Saturday night.

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

8 hours ago 6,473 Views 6 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today

8 hours ago 39,262 Views 43 Comments

Alleged royal racism, Meghan’s mental health and Harry’s relationship with Charles were all discussed in the US primetime interview.

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week
# Here Comes The Rain Again
# Here Comes The Rain Again

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week

9 hours ago 10,860 Views 2 Comments

Heavy rain will move in tomorrow evening and remain with us for much of the week, Met Éireann said.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

9 hours ago 9,143 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making the news this bright Monday morning.

Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win

9 hours ago 38,368 Views 30 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20
# Bata Explosion
# Bata Explosion

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20

10 hours ago 7,966 Views 3 Comments

Authorities have blamed military negligence and badly stored explosives for the blast.

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December

10 hours ago 6,775 Views 4 Comments

Around 100,000 children are also returning to pre-school in the Republic of Ireland.

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

10 hours ago 5,614 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

11 hours ago 9,227 Views 4 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility

11 hours ago 63,150 Views 74 Comments

Meghan Markle said a member of the Royal Family had concerns about how “dark” her son Archie’s skin would be.

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
# West Cork
# West Cork

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000

11 hours ago 13,937 Views 4 Comments

The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence

18 hours ago 8,672 Views 14 Comments

The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?

20 hours ago 51,416 Views 20 Comments

The popular court series is ending after 25 years.

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham
# Kop Crisis
From The42
# Kop Crisis

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham

20 hours ago 39,768 Views 41 Comments

Jurgen Klopp had called his team ‘mentality monsters’ as they won the Premier League title last season.

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown

22 hours ago 86,782 Views 29 Comments

This week, our reader is back home away from Dublin for lockdown and is able to earn some extra cash painting along the way.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

22 hours ago 11,806 Views 0 Comments

A quick round-up of what made the headlines today.

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