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Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated 8 minutes ago 21,018 Views 32 Comments

Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth
# Crash
# Crash

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth

16 minutes ago 2,640 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R174 at Blackgate, Ravensdale at approximately 3.50pm.

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

1 hour ago 1,275 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated 1 hour ago 64,714 Views 54 Comments

The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates – 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.

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Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

1 hour ago 10,716 Views 20 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell
# Axe
# Axe

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell

Updated 2 hours ago 11,259 Views 0 Comments

Defence barrister Eleazar Anyene said the defendant “refused to come out” of his cell.

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
# White House
# White House

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

2 hours ago 4,944 Views 16 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 52,078 Views 69 Comments

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

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

2 hours ago 13,581 Views 31 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
# Ofcom
# Ofcom

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record

2 hours ago 22,338 Views 28 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

2 hours ago 3,058 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

3 hours ago 15,455 Views 23 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated 3 hours ago 29,757 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
From The42
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

4 hours ago 13,306 Views 13 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

5 hours ago 19,288 Views 45 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped
# Bastia
From The42
# Bastia

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

5 hours ago 30,402 Views 0 Comments

‘We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statements,’ said prosecutor Arnaud Viornery.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest
# Murder
# Murder

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest

6 hours ago 13,905 Views 0 Comments

There has been three arrests in the case and gardaí have also been assisted by the Defence Forces in searches for the missing man.

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny
# Lotto
# Lotto

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny

6 hours ago 12,392 Views 7 Comments

The jackpot was the highest in four years.

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline

Updated 6 hours ago 22,638 Views 34 Comments

Almost one in five people have been vaccinated to date.

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately
# David Duffy
# David Duffy

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately

7 hours ago 9,905 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

7 hours ago 30,412 Views 44 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake

7 hours ago 26,421 Views 5 Comments

M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow
# Rathnew
# Rathnew

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow

8 hours ago 21,832 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 7pm last night.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
# Spacing Doses
# Spacing Doses

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

8 hours ago 26,631 Views 62 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin

8 hours ago 56,586 Views 40 Comments

The devices have an estimated value of €150,000.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated 9 hours ago 70,955 Views 58 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

9 hours ago 18,348 Views 58 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

9 hours ago 15,294 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car
# Ballycoolin
# Ballycoolin

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car

10 hours ago 15,056 Views 5 Comments

The collision occurred in Dublin 15 yesterday evening.

Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation
# Crime
# Crime

Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation

10 hours ago 11,719 Views 0 Comments

The search took place under Operation Tara which targets people involved in drug dealing and organised crime.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 10 hours ago 9,828 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

11 hours ago 43,747 Views 71 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

11 hours ago 12,827 Views 19 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

11 hours ago 15,196 Views 39 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

12 hours ago 6,321 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
From The42
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

12 hours ago 9,161 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

12 hours ago 23,568 Views 38 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

13 hours ago 30,759 Views 97 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

15 hours ago 18,534 Views 35 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

Yesterday’s News

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

20 hours ago 20,048 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

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