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Your evening longread: Meet the 'life extensionists'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Meet the 'life extensionists'

5 minutes ago 199 Views 0 Comments

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

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

7 minutes ago 251 Views 0 Comments

The equipment will support the first set of improved solar panels, due to arrive in June.

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

27 minutes ago 3,428 Views 18 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.

Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Breaches
# Breaches

Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

1 hour ago 8,394 Views 20 Comments

This includes more than 9,000 €100 fines for non-essential travel.

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Phil Healy storms into European final after stunning semi-final win
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

Phil Healy storms into European final after stunning semi-final win

Updated 1 hour ago 6,979 Views 4 Comments

There was also success for Mark English and Cian McPhillips who both qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 800 metres.

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown
# Construction
# Construction

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown

1 hour ago 11,727 Views 0 Comments

It claims the private construction sector is being unfairly discriminated against.

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

2 hours ago 3,820 Views 4 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

2 hours ago 13,482 Views 17 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

Sofa Watch: Toy Show stars return to Late Late while there's an Irish takeover on the Beeb
# Chat Shows
# Chat Shows

Sofa Watch: Toy Show stars return to Late Late while there's an Irish takeover on the Beeb

2 hours ago 10,460 Views 9 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

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Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation

Updated 2 hours ago 56,757 Views 130 Comments

Elliott says he will ‘never again disrespect a horse living or dead’.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 522 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 522 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 46,392 Views 99 Comments

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

Lorry rams police car and flees into Republic following anti-fuel smuggling raid along the border
# South Armagh
# South Armagh

Lorry rams police car and flees into Republic following anti-fuel smuggling raid along the border

2 hours ago 19,054 Views 12 Comments

The PSNI says that three officers were injured in the incident

Start Mortgages and receivers criticised over attitude to proceedings brought against them by 70-year-old farmer
# Criticised
# Criticised

Start Mortgages and receivers criticised over attitude to proceedings brought against them by 70-year-old farmer

3 hours ago 12,986 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the “dragging of heels” was not helping.

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating

3 hours ago 7,732 Views 25 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.

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The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

3 hours ago 4,608 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

3 hours ago 12,339 Views 3 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention these past seven days?

Covid Placentitis: what we know about the condition that may have caused four stillbirths in Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

Covid Placentitis: what we know about the condition that may have caused four stillbirths in Ireland

3 hours ago 9,194 Views 14 Comments

NPHET reported the possible cases of the condition last night.

Gardaí probe 'unexplained circumstances' of death of a man found in north Dublin bedroom
# Lusk
# Lusk

Gardaí probe 'unexplained circumstances' of death of a man found in north Dublin bedroom

3 hours ago 16,832 Views 0 Comments

The man in his 50s was found dead in Lusk on Wednesday evening.

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
# Sneem
# Sneem

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine

4 hours ago 21,143 Views 26 Comments

The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

4 hours ago 12,024 Views 17 Comments

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
# Did It Again
# Did It Again

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

5 hours ago 22,306 Views 25 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers
# Irish Hauliers
# Irish Hauliers

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers

5 hours ago 7,191 Views 4 Comments

French officials had ruled that Irish hauliers would have to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country.

No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister
# Housing
# Housing

No guarantee construction will resume on 5 April, says Housing Minister

5 hours ago 14,210 Views 51 Comments

While Taoiseach Micheal Martin has targeted 5 April for the return of the building sector, O’Brien conceded on Friday that he cannot guarantee that.

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

5 hours ago 14,009 Views 40 Comments

Alex Ferguson set the template for transitioning successful Premier League sides ahead of the 1995-96 season.

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim
# Headfort Arms Hotel
# Headfort Arms Hotel

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim

6 hours ago 10,698 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been brought by the awarding winning Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, Co Meath.

Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions
# CSO
# CSO

Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions

6 hours ago 15,422 Views 65 Comments

The CSO said that growth continued in the more globalised sectors with industry showing a 15% upturn.

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants

6 hours ago 7,510 Views 13 Comments

Worldwide, more than two million women have had the mesh products implanted in their bodies.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December

Updated 7 hours ago 27,275 Views 66 Comments
  • There are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
  • 102 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care currently.
  • Health officials yesterday confirmed that a further 39 people with Covid-19 died in Ireland.
  • Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 are under investigation by health officials.
22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody

7 hours ago 8,116 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in the quiet town of Vetlanda.

Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy scandal can't just pass without consequences for the top brass who think they can break the rules

7 hours ago 23,761 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the State must cut all ties with Davy Stockbrokers unless individuals are held to account.

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin
# Crash
# Crash

Delays to train services after truck crashes through level crossing barrier in Dublin

8 hours ago 27,198 Views 19 Comments

The white truck continued through the closed level crossing just a split second after a pedestrian was seen walking through.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated 8 hours ago 19,172 Views 44 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

8 hours ago 9,338 Views 19 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 8 hours ago 15,638 Views 8 Comments

Plenty of sport to watch over the next few days.

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford
# Wexford
# Wexford

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford

8 hours ago 24,721 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am this morning.

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

9 hours ago 24,728 Views 44 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated 11 hours ago 31,597 Views 81 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should e-scooters be allowed drive on Irish roads?

11 hours ago 42,418 Views 106 Comments

E-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 11 hours ago 10,122 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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