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Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue

3 hours ago 10,704 Views 13 Comments

The changes announced this week related to those with underlying health conditions.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Can you name these crisps and corn snacks?
# Lent
# Lent

Quiz: Can you name these crisps and corn snacks?

5 hours ago 26,845 Views 38 Comments

Test your temptation.

'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'

Updated 6 hours ago 35,820 Views 12 Comments

Meath All-Ireland winner and Intermediate Player of the Year Vikki Wall speaks candidly about the regular verbal abuse she has been subjected to on the pitch.

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police today's protest
# Lockdown Protest
# Lockdown Protest

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police today's protest

6 hours ago 37,587 Views 87 Comments
  • A major policing operation was in place from this morning with senior officers, including the Commissioner, taking direct command.
  • Officers had been monitoring online chatter in recent weeks as groups planned a protest for Stephen's Green this afternoon.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

7 hours ago 9,849 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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'We will bring perpetrators to justice': Anti-lockdown protest condemned after injuries and arrests
# Grafton St
# Grafton St

'We will bring perpetrators to justice': Anti-lockdown protest condemned after injuries and arrests

7 hours ago 32,610 Views 49 Comments

Three gardaí were injured at the Dublin protest this afternoon, with one needing hospital treatment.

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam
# Triple Crown
From The42
# Triple Crown

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam

8 hours ago 29,805 Views 40 Comments

The defeat all but ended reigning the champions’ hopes of a successful title defence.

23 people arrested after clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre
# Major Operation
# Major Operation

23 people arrested after clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre

Updated 8 hours ago 361,959 Views 557 Comments
  • A number of gardaí have been injured in the wake of the clashes, which saw fireworks aimed at officers.
  • The Taoiseach has condemned today's events as posing an "unacceptable risk" to the public and gardaí.
  • A special court sitting is being convened and several fixed charge notices have been issued.
Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
# Investigation
# Investigation

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

9 hours ago 8,543 Views 14 Comments

At the party’s national conference, Social Democrats voted to call on the government to prioritise addressing survivors’ concerns.

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 738 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 738 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 80,680 Views 120 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said there has been “continued improvement” in hospital figures.

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Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

10 hours ago 24,213 Views 51 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'

11 hours ago 12,187 Views 26 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi, who is of African descent, had hoped to run in the forthcoming Seanad by-election. She shares her thoughts on Irish politics.

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March
# Moved Up
# Moved Up

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March

13 hours ago 47,936 Views 17 Comments

Some people with specific health conditions will start to be vaccinated from 8 March under the new priority schedule.

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
# Returned
# Returned

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days

Updated 14 hours ago 14,436 Views 1 Comment

42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship From The42

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship

14 hours ago 51,134 Views 22 Comments

Ireland tok on Italy this afternoon in Rome in round three of this year’s Six Nations.

HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline

Updated 14 hours ago 33,732 Views 73 Comments

Reid has said there has been “continued improvement” in hospital figures today.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

15 hours ago 21,605 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Man arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis herb in Roscommon
# Search
# Search

Man arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis herb in Roscommon

15 hours ago 17,432 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí seized an estimated €123,000 of cocaine and cannabis herb last night.

Myanmar police escalate crackdown on coup protesters
# Mandalay
# Mandalay

Myanmar police escalate crackdown on coup protesters

17 hours ago 7,172 Views 5 Comments

Demonstrators had sought to assemble in Yangon and Mandalay.

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
# The Times We Live In
# The Times We Live In

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one

17 hours ago 11,757 Views 9 Comments

We speak to an expert on humans perception of time.

Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected

17 hours ago 41,610 Views 49 Comments

From Sunday morning the city’s 1.7 million residents must stay at home except for essential shopping and work.

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack From The42

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack

17 hours ago 10,505 Views 14 Comments

The centre says Andy Farrell’s team are determined to develop their offloading game.

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

17 hours ago 25,628 Views 61 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'

18 hours ago 7,551 Views 0 Comments

One survivor says her experience was “misrepresented” to a “shocking extent” in the final report by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

18 hours ago 10,421 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy

19 hours ago 19,879 Views 13 Comments

The story of Ireland’s hat-trick of Italian humiliations in the mid-90s is one of farce and bad planning.

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill
# United States
# United States

US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill

19 hours ago 13,582 Views 27 Comments

Democrats said the faltering economy and the loss of half a million lives demanded quick action.

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

19 hours ago 17,233 Views 40 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork
# North Cork
# North Cork

Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork

19 hours ago 31,783 Views 0 Comments

Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy were found dead after an extensive garda operation.

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

20 hours ago 32,691 Views 32 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs safely returned to police
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs safely returned to police

20 hours ago 35,436 Views 28 Comments

A woman had found the dogs and reached out to the singer’s staff to return them.

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

20 hours ago 17,025 Views 19 Comments

The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use in the European Union in early March.

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision
# Meet The New Boss
From The42
# Meet The New Boss

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision

20 hours ago 13,774 Views 14 Comments

Jonathan Hill is the FAI’s first permanent CEO since John Delaney, and yesterday he explained how he plans to drag Irish football from its miserable recent past.

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works

21 hours ago 13,737 Views 12 Comments

The work involves replacing old cast iron water mains.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

21 hours ago 13,480 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on

Sat 12:05 AM 27,813 Views 40 Comments

This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.

Friday 26 February, 2021

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China

Fri 10:59 PM 32,082 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered online this evening for a prayer service via Zoom.

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average
# CSO Data
# CSO Data

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average

Fri 10:30 PM 36,592 Views 32 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus called it a “worrying trend”.

Here are the winners from the Press Photographer of the Year Awards
# Photography
# Photography

Here are the winners from the Press Photographer of the Year Awards

Fri 10:11 PM 28,106 Views 11 Comments

Inpho photographer James Crombie has been announced as press photographer of the year.

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

Updated Fri 9:46 PM 20,918 Views 39 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

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