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Today’s News

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

50 minutes ago 1,478 Views 5 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.

Yesterday’s News

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US
# Rebecca Saunders
# Rebecca Saunders

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US

1 hour ago 9,990 Views 11 Comments

Martin McCarthy killed his young daughter Clarissa before taking his own life in west Cork in 2013.

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated 1 hour ago 25,108 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 11,166 Views 21 Comments

The ‘Indian variant’ is not a variant of concern, but it is under investigation – and being monitored closely in Ireland.

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes

2 hours ago 11,896 Views 57 Comments

Diego Llorente scored a late goal to cancel out Sadio Mane’s first-half opener for the Reds.

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Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home

3 hours ago 21,526 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

3 hours ago 6,695 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
# South Africa
# South Africa

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations

Updated 4 hours ago 18,124 Views 3 Comments

Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place
# End Of An Era
From The42
# End Of An Era

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place

Updated 4 hours ago 10,621 Views 4 Comments

The five-time All-Ireland winner brought the curtain down on a glittering inter-county career today.

Your evening longread: 'I had postpartum psychosis'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'I had postpartum psychosis'

4 hours ago 10,244 Views 0 Comments

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

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

4 hours ago 10,652 Views 14 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

UK Labour party leader clashes with pub landlord in lockdown row
# Keir Starmer
# Keir Starmer

UK Labour party leader clashes with pub landlord in lockdown row

4 hours ago 16,948 Views 9 Comments

The Raven pub later said on Twitter that it had not intended to ‘hijack’ the Labour leader’s visit to Bath.

'We're in a better position than we thought we would be': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'We're in a better position than we thought we would be': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

4 hours ago 44,270 Views 45 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Man who attacked, tied up and robbed escort in Dublin hotel room jailed for four years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who attacked, tied up and robbed escort in Dublin hotel room jailed for four years

5 hours ago 26,914 Views 9 Comments

Samuel Pop pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and robbery.

Body found in search for missing woman on the Comeragh Mountains
# Missing
# Missing

Body found in search for missing woman on the Comeragh Mountains

Updated 5 hours ago 107,656 Views 31 Comments

The woman, who is an experienced trail runner, went out for a run yesterday afternoon and never returned home.

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
# Opinion
# Opinion

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

5 hours ago 16,915 Views 15 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

6 hours ago 13,777 Views 11 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid will be removed from CL semis, says Uefa ExCo member
# Cat Among Pigeons
From The42
# Cat Among Pigeons

Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid will be removed from CL semis, says Uefa ExCo member

6 hours ago 77,877 Views 74 Comments

Danish FA chairman Jesper Moller says he expects Super League clubs to be expelled as soon as Friday.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 403 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 403 new cases confirmed in Ireland

7 hours ago 63,628 Views 95 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Court ruling that prohibited child murder victims from being named publicly to be reversed

Court ruling that prohibited child murder victims from being named publicly to be reversed

7 hours ago 13,085 Views 8 Comments

Parents and media organisations had campaigned to change the law after the controversial ruling last October.

Comments on Mountbatten no change of position, insists Sinn Fein leader
# Ira Attack
# Ira Attack

Comments on Mountbatten no change of position, insists Sinn Fein leader

7 hours ago 33,199 Views 41 Comments

Mountbatten died when the IRA detonated a bomb on his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, in 1979.

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

8 hours ago 6,299 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol

8 hours ago 31,474 Views 14 Comments

Gareth McCord’s brother Raymond was beaten to death by a UVF gang in north Belfast in 1997.

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended
# ICCL
# ICCL

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended

8 hours ago 22,051 Views 73 Comments

The ICCL says that the Constitution requires that the State employ detention as “a very last resort”.

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
# Data
# Data

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook

8 hours ago 14,167 Views 65 Comments

The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.

More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose
# Uk Vaccination
# Uk Vaccination

More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose

9 hours ago 10,262 Views 37 Comments

The milestone means that more than 19% of all adults in the UK have received both jabs.

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
# Outdoor Activitiies
# Outdoor Activitiies

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May

Updated 9 hours ago 51,008 Views 62 Comments
  • The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
  • AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
  • Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.
Uefa delays final decision on Dublin's Euro 2020 fate until Friday From The42

Uefa delays final decision on Dublin's Euro 2020 fate until Friday

9 hours ago 9,148 Views 10 Comments

The future of the four games set to be played in the Aviva Stadium still hangs in the balance.

Death of former Bóthar CEO Peter Ireton described as 'personal tragedy'
# Peter Ireton
# Peter Ireton

Death of former Bóthar CEO Peter Ireton described as 'personal tragedy'

9 hours ago 56,996 Views 0 Comments

The founder and former chief executive of the Limerick-based charity was found dead in his home.

People over 65 told not to drink 'strong tea' with meals as part of new dietary advice
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

People over 65 told not to drink 'strong tea' with meals as part of new dietary advice

10 hours ago 80,115 Views 39 Comments

New guidance has been issued by the FSAI.

Man who told gardaí he didn't know rape could take place in a marriage is convicted of sexual assault
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man who told gardaí he didn't know rape could take place in a marriage is convicted of sexual assault

10 hours ago 31,751 Views 0 Comments

The 54-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of attempted rape.

Planning permission granted for 266 homes on the site of burnt down hospital in Cork
# Cork City
# Cork City

Planning permission granted for 266 homes on the site of burnt down hospital in Cork

10 hours ago 15,002 Views 13 Comments

The LDA has estimated that the first homes will be available on the site by 2023.

Man goes on trial charged with murdering ex-wife's partner during 'argument'
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial charged with murdering ex-wife's partner during 'argument'

10 hours ago 18,233 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Paget (46) has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland

Updated 11 hours ago 24,065 Views 11 Comments

The number of patients in hospital fell to a six-month low at the weekend.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be moved to prison hospital
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be moved to prison hospital

11 hours ago 10,087 Views 11 Comments

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader is in the third week of a hunger strike.

11-year-old boy awarded €44,000 for injuries sustained at communion function in Dalymount Park
# Personal Injuries
# Personal Injuries

11-year-old boy awarded €44,000 for injuries sustained at communion function in Dalymount Park

11 hours ago 33,555 Views 0 Comments

The then three-year-old was injured while playing near a dugout in 2013.

Gardai appeal for witnesses after masked men break into business premises in Westmeath
# Burglary
# Burglary

Gardai appeal for witnesses after masked men break into business premises in Westmeath

11 hours ago 13,766 Views 3 Comments

The incident occurred shortly before 9pm in the Rathconrath area of Mullingar.

Hines gets green light for apartments scheme at Player Wills factory in Dublin 8
# Player Wills
# Player Wills

Hines gets green light for apartments scheme at Player Wills factory in Dublin 8

12 hours ago 24,713 Views 24 Comments

The development includes four apartment blocks with one reaching 19 storeys in height.

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Thursday as EMA assesses blood clot data
# One Shot Dose
# One Shot Dose

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Thursday as EMA assesses blood clot data

12 hours ago 13,283 Views 16 Comments

The rollout of the one-shot dose was paused in the United States after six rare blood clots were identified post-vaccination.

Amateur rider Lorna Brooke dies following Taunton fall
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Amateur rider Lorna Brooke dies following Taunton fall

Updated 12 hours ago 72,307 Views 24 Comments

Rider was injured earlier in the month.

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