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HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

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54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

LIVE: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

LIVE: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

4 minutes ago 512 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool face Chelsea, as Jurgen Klopp’s men look to improve on a recent poor run of form.

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials

44 minutes ago 12,499 Views 14 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said the condition is “very rare”.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

51 minutes ago 1,840 Views 0 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

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The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

1 hour ago 3,497 Views 8 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 45,549 Views 61 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

1 hour ago 11,525 Views 62 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week as HSE identifies 'tricky' groups

Updated 1 hour ago 38,691 Views 80 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.
The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

2 hours ago 4,502 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

2 hours ago 20,146 Views 57 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

3 hours ago 28,359 Views 17 Comments
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide

3 hours ago 21,518 Views 6 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

3 hours ago 24,747 Views 30 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.

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

4 hours ago 8,691 Views 15 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 4 hours ago 13,976 Views 26 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

5 hours ago 18,353 Views 18 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

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'

6 hours ago 19,587 Views 34 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 6 hours ago 29,278 Views 66 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 7 hours ago 21,837 Views 78 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

7 hours ago 22,001 Views 68 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

7 hours ago 10,448 Views 23 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

8 hours ago 8,341 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'

8 hours ago 11,649 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 9 hours ago 33,388 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

10 hours ago 15,783 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 10 hours ago 10,470 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

10 hours ago 26,452 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

10 hours ago 32,819 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’

10 hours ago 14,539 Views 34 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'

11 hours ago 16,986 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?

11 hours ago 55,386 Views 60 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

11 hours ago 14,796 Views 18 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

11 hours ago 18,422 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

11 hours ago 20,768 Views 54 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

12 hours ago 35,703 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'

12 hours ago 19,337 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

12 hours ago 44,041 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

12 hours ago 46,781 Views 62 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'

19 hours ago 33,009 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

20 hours ago 27,031 Views 23 Comments

The parcels were destined for various address throughout Ireland.

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