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'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

5 hours ago 6,915 Views 25 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?
# Shantytok
# Shantytok

Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?

7 hours ago 25,417 Views 19 Comments

Soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum.

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
From The42
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

Updated 8 hours ago 31,588 Views 10 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

9 hours ago 18,265 Views 1 Comment

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

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet

Updated 9 hours ago 32,728 Views 4 Comments

Anthony Scully has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Lincoln from West Ham.

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US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

10 hours ago 19,367 Views 6 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Spotlight

Mother and Baby Homes report

The report documents the harrowing and shameful treatment of young women and children at the hands of the Irish State.

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

10 hours ago 21,100 Views 58 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
# Election
# Election

EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

10 hours ago 12,322 Views 63 Comments

Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

11 hours ago 9,739 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 112,963 Views 180 Comments

“A significant percentage of the population – in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties – is currently either a case or a close contact.”

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds
# Mount Semeru
# Mount Semeru

Highest volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds

12 hours ago 19,669 Views 15 Comments

Locals have been told to be vigilant for signs of danger.

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''

Updated 12 hours ago 19,428 Views 5 Comments

Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres

12 hours ago 39,299 Views 89 Comments

A requirement for travellers into Ireland to produce evidence of a negative test result has also come into effect.

Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win
# Kampala
# Kampala

Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Updated 12 hours ago 24,636 Views 10 Comments

The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.

Brittany Ferries moves up start of new Cherbourg-Rosslare route over Brexit pressures
# Ship Out
# Ship Out

Brittany Ferries moves up start of new Cherbourg-Rosslare route over Brexit pressures

13 hours ago 34,739 Views 48 Comments

A weekly crossing between Cherbourg and Rosslare will start on Monday two months earlier than planned.

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes
# Special Education
# Special Education

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes

Updated 13 hours ago 34,448 Views 72 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said classes for children with special needs would reopen next Thursday.

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

14 hours ago 16,622 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said the health service is facing “unparalleled pressures”.

Two men arrested as part of investigation into shots fired in Co Clare
# Shannon
# Shannon

Two men arrested as part of investigation into shots fired in Co Clare

14 hours ago 22,222 Views 0 Comments

At around 11am on Wednesday, shots were fired in the Illaunamanagh area near Shannon.

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss
# On The Knight Train
From The42
# On The Knight Train

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss

14 hours ago 28,765 Views 17 Comments

Jason Knight leads the Rams out against Rotherham United.

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal

15 hours ago 92,537 Views 116 Comments

The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help finding man, 44, missing from Dublin

16 hours ago 45,393 Views 1 Comment

Peter Moylan has been missing from his home since yesterday.

'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime
# Donegall Pass
# Donegall Pass

'Deliberate' fire at Belfast multicultural centre investigated as hate crime

17 hours ago 12,584 Views 6 Comments

Fire crews were called to a blaze in south Belfast on Thursday night.

Poll: Have you been switching off properly outside work hours?
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

Poll: Have you been switching off properly outside work hours?

18 hours ago 28,773 Views 46 Comments

I hate to bring work up on a Saturday, but…

Angela Merkel's ally Armin Laschet elected as CDU leader
# Chancellor
# Chancellor

Angela Merkel's ally Armin Laschet elected as CDU leader

18 hours ago 15,539 Views 9 Comments

The vote kicks off the race for Germany’s top job – Chancellor ahead of Merkel stepping down in September.

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

19 hours ago 85,666 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people

19 hours ago 98,504 Views 0 Comments

Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'
# Eamonn Ryan
From The42
# Eamonn Ryan

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'

19 hours ago 16,368 Views 2 Comments

The late Eamonn Ryan leaves behind a great legacy with the impact he made on players he coached.

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?
# Christmas Spike
# Christmas Spike

'A new storm is brewing across Europe': As Ireland reels from Covid surge, how are other countries faring?

20 hours ago 74,687 Views 52 Comments

While case numbers in most areas aren’t on the scale Ireland has been facing, lockdown measures are common around Europe at this time.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

20 hours ago 13,148 Views 0 Comments

Special education to return to schools, an interview with the Taoiseach, and vaccine prioritisation.

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

21 hours ago 53,781 Views 114 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

21 hours ago 37,589 Views 82 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

21 hours ago 45,501 Views 7 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans who helped Capitol Hill rioters could be prosecuted - Pelosi

21 hours ago 29,101 Views 52 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

22 hours ago 11,342 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not included in the first stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel
# Goodbye Mutti
# Goodbye Mutti

The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel

22 hours ago 15,079 Views 9 Comments

Merkel has led her party for almost 20 years and her country since 2005.

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations

22 hours ago 24,892 Views 20 Comments

Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
# International Travel
# International Travel

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today

23 hours ago 26,772 Views 48 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine

Sat 12:05 AM 24,293 Views 0 Comments

Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year
# Empty Streets
# Empty Streets

Taoiseach says St Patrick's Day parades won't take place this year

Fri 11:22 PM 57,252 Views 153 Comments

Micheál Martin said there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

Fri 10:15 PM 42,811 Views 48 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

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