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Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

15 minutes ago 1,897 Views 6 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
# Bird Watch
# Bird Watch

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting

40 minutes ago 7,109 Views 8 Comments
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide

42 minutes ago 5,672 Views 5 Comments

Willie, 66, and Paddy Hennessy, 60, are believed to have been killed by their younger brother Johnny, 59.

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Audit finds some gardaí paid for being in two different places at same time

57 minutes ago 7,776 Views 10 Comments

The report says the health of officers and the public were placed at “significant risk” due to the amount of hours worked by some gardaí.

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Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

1 hour ago 4,452 Views 12 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 1 hour ago 8,105 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

2 hours ago 13,123 Views 17 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

HSE asks hospitals to identify patients with underlying conditions as vaccinations set to begin
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE asks hospitals to identify patients with underlying conditions as vaccinations set to begin

Updated 3 hours ago 22,991 Views 56 Comments
  • GPs and advocacy groups will help identify patients in the community.
  • AstraZeneca deliveries this week will also be reduced.
  • The 500,000th vaccine dose will be administered over the next week.
Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'

3 hours ago 13,960 Views 25 Comments

A range of different government supports are currently in place as large portions of the economy remain closed or restricted.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated 3 hours ago 26,304 Views 57 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 4 hours ago 18,599 Views 76 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised
# Emma Blake
# Emma Blake

Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised

4 hours ago 18,059 Views 60 Comments

The mural of the 18-year-old environmental activist is painted on the side of a building in Smithfield.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

4 hours ago 8,738 Views 21 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

5 hours ago 7,225 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
# A Worm In The Heart
# A Worm In The Heart

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

6 hours ago 10,312 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Controlled explosion on grounds of St James' Hospital after 'explosive' chemical discovered

Updated 6 hours ago 30,902 Views 11 Comments

A section of the Luas Red Line was closed off near the scene for the duration of the operation.

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house
# Cork And Westmeath
# Cork And Westmeath

Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house

7 hours ago 14,177 Views 39 Comments

Two of the three people arrested have since been released.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 7 hours ago 9,895 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years
# Cape York
# Cape York

Australian teenager dies after sting from jellyfish - the first such case in 15 years

8 hours ago 24,087 Views 14 Comments

The Australian box jellyfish is among the world’s most venomous creatures.

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US
# Germany
# Germany

Germany to begin easing Covid curbs as Biden slams 'Neanderthal' restriction lifting in US

8 hours ago 30,570 Views 7 Comments

Germany’s relaxations will happen gradually and many of the current restrictions will remain until 28 March.

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
# Case For Defence
From The42
# Case For Defence

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

8 hours ago 12,182 Views 32 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'

8 hours ago 15,980 Views 4 Comments

Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.

Poll: Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

8 hours ago 51,099 Views 59 Comments

The interview is set to air in the US on Sunday and on UTV on Monday.

Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack
# Sweden
# Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack

8 hours ago 13,849 Views 12 Comments

The suspect was taken to hospital after being shot in the leg by police.

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois

8 hours ago 17,421 Views 0 Comments

The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking.

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

9 hours ago 19,829 Views 50 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

SUV in crash where 13 people died in California came through hole in Mexico border fence
# California
# California

SUV in crash where 13 people died in California came through hole in Mexico border fence

9 hours ago 34,025 Views 30 Comments

A section of the fence was apparently cut away by smugglers.

House of Representatives scraps today's session amid threats of US Capitol 'breach'
# Militia Group
# Militia Group

House of Representatives scraps today's session amid threats of US Capitol 'breach'

9 hours ago 18,090 Views 18 Comments

The warning was prompted by intelligence about an unnamed militia group.

Plans progress for almost 300 apartments and hotel on site of landmark 'Goat' pub in south Dublin
# Charlie Chawke
# Charlie Chawke

Plans progress for almost 300 apartments and hotel on site of landmark 'Goat' pub in south Dublin

9 hours ago 41,390 Views 35 Comments

Publican Charlie Chawke said the development would be a “new beginning for Goatstown”.

Loyalists paramilitaries write to Johnson to temporarily withdraw support for Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

Loyalists paramilitaries write to Johnson to temporarily withdraw support for Good Friday Agreement

9 hours ago 44,467 Views 58 Comments

A letter was sent by an umbrella body representing the paramilitaries

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
# Al Fresco
# Al Fresco

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'

16 hours ago 32,154 Views 59 Comments

Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.

Yesterday’s News

Over €140k worth of drugs found in items declared as action figures and coffee pods
# Revenue
# Revenue

Over €140k worth of drugs found in items declared as action figures and coffee pods

18 hours ago 26,235 Views 23 Comments

The parcels were destined for various address throughout Ireland.

Man jailed for causing €17,000 worth of damage during a violent escape from Oberstown detention centre
# Calvin Brophy
# Calvin Brophy

Man jailed for causing €17,000 worth of damage during a violent escape from Oberstown detention centre

18 hours ago 21,514 Views 10 Comments

He was sentenced to three years with one year suspended.

Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian found guilty of murdering 10 people
# Mass Murder
# Mass Murder

Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian found guilty of murdering 10 people

18 hours ago 23,686 Views 3 Comments

Alek Minassian faces a minimum of 25 years in prison

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
# Appeal
# Appeal

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue

19 hours ago 47,365 Views 0 Comments

The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.

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Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
From The42
# Grounds For Concern

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games

19 hours ago 25,993 Views 35 Comments

The Aviva Stadium must be able to host crowds if the four games are to go ahead as planned.

Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight

Updated 19 hours ago 37,720 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was shot in the leg by police when he was taken into custody.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

19 hours ago 8,202 Views 0 Comments

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

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power
# Star
From The42
# Star

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power

19 hours ago 41,552 Views 11 Comments

An in-depth look at the 23-year-old DCU student, after her incredible few weeks.

Your evening longread: The legend of the last Wailer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The legend of the last Wailer

20 hours ago 7,509 Views 2 Comments

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

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