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Today’s News

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 minutes ago 888 Views 4 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

15 minutes ago 1,338 Views 4 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

58 minutes ago 2,817 Views 12 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 1 hour ago 27,414 Views 47 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.
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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

1 hour ago 3,106 Views 6 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'

1 hour ago 24,013 Views 0 Comments

The incident has been described as a “personal tragedy”.

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

1 hour ago 24,533 Views 20 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

1 hour ago 14,200 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

2 hours ago 7,748 Views 6 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'

2 hours ago 9,716 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 2 hours ago 19,183 Views 7 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

3 hours ago 6,540 Views 9 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

3 hours ago 20,143 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

3 hours ago 9,152 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

3 hours ago 15,738 Views 21 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

4 hours ago 10,396 Views 14 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 4 hours ago 55,958 Views 21 Comments

Rider was injured earlier in the month.

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
# Mars
# Mars

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Updated 4 hours ago 21,587 Views 33 Comments

The helicopter beamed images of the feat back to Earth this morning.

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge

4 hours ago 8,736 Views 8 Comments

Trade with the UK declined by 29% while trade with other EU ports increased by nearly 18%.

Man charged over fatal stabbing of Jennifer Poole in Dublin
# Finglas
# Finglas

Man charged over fatal stabbing of Jennifer Poole in Dublin

5 hours ago 54,547 Views 0 Comments

She was killed at a property in Finglas on Saturday.

Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
# Apprenticeship
# Apprenticeship

Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices

5 hours ago 11,875 Views 32 Comments

Additional money will also be given to businesses that take on people with a disability, or are from direct provision as apprentices.

India’s capital to lock down as nation’s virus cases top 15 million
# India
# India

India’s capital to lock down as nation’s virus cases top 15 million

5 hours ago 8,980 Views 16 Comments

New Delhi has reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the past 24 hours.

8-year-old French girl kidnapped during 'military' style operation is found in Switzerland
# Mia Montemaggi
# Mia Montemaggi

8-year-old French girl kidnapped during 'military' style operation is found in Switzerland

5 hours ago 31,827 Views 0 Comments

The girl’s mother has been arrested.

Major search operation underway for missing woman on the Comeragh Mountains
# Missing
# Missing

Major search operation underway for missing woman on the Comeragh Mountains

6 hours ago 34,050 Views 6 Comments

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

Jose Mourinho sacked as Tottenham manager
# Dismissed
From The42
# Dismissed

Jose Mourinho sacked as Tottenham manager

6 hours ago 62,259 Views 90 Comments

The 58-year-old has paid the price for a disappointing campaign.

Man (30s) arrested in connection with murder of garda Adrian Donohoe
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Man (30s) arrested in connection with murder of garda Adrian Donohoe

6 hours ago 16,584 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested in the Dundalk area this morning.

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated

7 hours ago 13,485 Views 18 Comments

Officers say they have received no response from the government about the issue since December.

Poll: Should the government consider vaccinating 18 to 24-year-olds earlier than older cohorts?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the government consider vaccinating 18 to 24-year-olds earlier than older cohorts?

7 hours ago 44,069 Views 73 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly had asked if the younger groups should be vaccinated first.

Tensions rise in Minneapolis as murder trial of Derek Chauvin reaches closing arguments
# United States
# United States

Tensions rise in Minneapolis as murder trial of Derek Chauvin reaches closing arguments

7 hours ago 12,324 Views 0 Comments

The former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated 8 hours ago 9,505 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s happening this morning.

Limerick and Cork set for Munster SHC semi-final showdown
# Draw
From The42
# Draw

Limerick and Cork set for Munster SHC semi-final showdown

8 hours ago 16,739 Views 12 Comments

The draw for the newly named Mick Mackey Cup was made this morning.

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble

9 hours ago 16,109 Views 10 Comments

The idea has been proposed for months.

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

9 hours ago 36,069 Views 45 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

'We are not at that point yet' - but when is a return to the office likely to happen?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We are not at that point yet' - but when is a return to the office likely to happen?

Updated 10 hours ago 27,453 Views 28 Comments

Whether or not you’ll be asked to return to the office – and how often – will likely vary from company to company.

New survey launched to capture people's experiences of remote working during the pandemic
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

New survey launched to capture people's experiences of remote working during the pandemic

10 hours ago 15,010 Views 14 Comments

Researchers from NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission will publish their findings from the survey in May.

Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption

Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption

10 hours ago 13,903 Views 29 Comments

McEntee said that the plan is being put in place to ensure those who engage in white-collar criminality are caught and punished.

Yesterday’s News

Twelve clubs unveil plans to launch European Super League
# Dirty Dozen
From The42
# Dirty Dozen

Twelve clubs unveil plans to launch European Super League

17 hours ago 48,428 Views 141 Comments

Six English sides, including Manchester United and Liverpool, are involved in the proposed competition.

Quiz: How well do you remember these old telly ads?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How well do you remember these old telly ads?

18 hours ago 62,982 Views 32 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Biggest English crowd in 13 months sees Leicester advance to first FA Cup final in 52 years
# Long Time Coming
From The42
# Long Time Coming

Biggest English crowd in 13 months sees Leicester advance to first FA Cup final in 52 years

Updated 19 hours ago 34,566 Views 9 Comments

There were 4,000 spectators in attendance at Wembley.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because Galway rents are so high
# Finances
# Finances

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because Galway rents are so high

20 hours ago 46,238 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader is glad to be still working during Covid and is trying to make his earnings work for him.

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