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Today’s News

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland

6 minutes ago 6,964 Views 12 Comments

The number of people who have died has reached 4,785.

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

29 minutes ago 5,637 Views 3 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
# Natanz
# Natanz

Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout

1 hour ago 5,936 Views 14 Comments

It is the latest incident to strike the site.

6 years ago, he was released by a Premier League club. Now, he's 'very, very thankful'
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

6 years ago, he was released by a Premier League club. Now, he's 'very, very thankful'

1 hour ago 23,787 Views 2 Comments

Evan Moran on the challenges of life as a footballer.

Spotlight

The Good Information Project: A Shared Island

Over the past four weeks, The Good Information Project – a new initiative from The Journal – has focussed on the question, What could a shared island look like?
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Serene gardens and a snooker room at this Georgian gem just minutes from the beach
One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

2 hours ago 5,614 Views 10 Comments

Northern Ireland hit a million vaccine doses in its rollout programme this week.

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme
# Quinns
# Quinns

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme

2 hours ago 25,530 Views 27 Comments

The pub, which is near Croke Park, is regularly attended by GAA fans.

O'Donovan and McCarthy win gold for Ireland at European Rowing Championships
# Golden Boys
From The42
# Golden Boys

O'Donovan and McCarthy win gold for Ireland at European Rowing Championships

Updated 3 hours ago 32,104 Views 10 Comments

Silver in Varese for Irish women’s four of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh.

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

3 hours ago 18,721 Views 54 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

Mary McAleese says Prince Philip's visit to Ireland was a 'mission to heal history'
# UK-Ireland
# UK-Ireland

Mary McAleese says Prince Philip's visit to Ireland was a 'mission to heal history'

3 hours ago 7,885 Views 30 Comments

McAleese said the Duke of Edinburgh was there to help further peace between the two countries.

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
# Admissions
# Admissions

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital

3 hours ago 16,295 Views 12 Comments

Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo
# Cross
# Cross

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo

4 hours ago 14,746 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí carried out two searches yesterday.

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?

5 hours ago 70,950 Views 193 Comments

It’s one measure being discussed as society reopens.

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland

6 hours ago 24,367 Views 11 Comments

Months after beating Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier fronted a band that toured 10 venues in Ireland. It could hardly have gone worse.

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

6 hours ago 15,997 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

Sitdown Sunday: 'Own your grey hair and be powerful'
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: 'Own your grey hair and be powerful'

7 hours ago 25,037 Views 3 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

7 hours ago 10,916 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

7 hours ago 11,519 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process

7 hours ago 13,774 Views 11 Comments

Records released to Noteworthy show that the State was warned it is not doing enough to ensure environmental risks from forestry “are a thing of the past”.

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?

8 hours ago 19,549 Views 51 Comments

Covid passports are vaccine passports by a different name, at worst, and at best – a quick ticket back to normality.

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath

8 hours ago 28,405 Views 5 Comments

Ten locations in Duleek, Trim and Dublin were searched yesterday.

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress
# Whelan In The Years
From The42
# Whelan In The Years

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress

9 hours ago 14,320 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s Emily Whelan took her chance against Denmark. Another could come against Belgium this evening.

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

9 hours ago 18,547 Views 38 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow

9 hours ago 46,854 Views 47 Comments

People will be able to travel within their own county for non-essential purposes.

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

16 hours ago 73,280 Views 76 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

Yesterday’s News

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta
# The Masters
From The42
# The Masters

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta

Updated 17 hours ago 47,864 Views 17 Comments

Lowry was tied for 20th behind clubhouse leader after three rounds.

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?
# No Sugar
# No Sugar

Quiz: Can you name these fruits and vegetables?

18 hours ago 61,208 Views 20 Comments

You can’t live off Easter eggs forever, you know.

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'

20 hours ago 41,956 Views 0 Comments

Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

20 hours ago 11,869 Views 0 Comments

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

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter

20 hours ago 54,811 Views 130 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.

Gardaí renew appeal for information after man (30s) dies in Newbridge stabbing
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí renew appeal for information after man (30s) dies in Newbridge stabbing

21 hours ago 16,431 Views 0 Comments

A man (30s) was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the incident and has since been charged.

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff

21 hours ago 24,272 Views 12 Comments

The visitors built up a commanding 31-0 lead in the first-half.

Former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame dies aged 38
# Nikki Grahame
# Nikki Grahame

Former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

21 hours ago 171,435 Views 28 Comments

She appeared on the reality show in 2006.

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup
# Myanmar Coup
# Myanmar Coup

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup

22 hours ago 9,299 Views 11 Comments

The US wants the UN to issue a resolution to pressure the military junta to restore democracy.

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times

22 hours ago 59,614 Views 49 Comments

More glory for trainer Henry De Bromhead.

Funeral for Prince Philip set for April 17, with tributes being paid across the UK today
# Prince Philip
# Prince Philip

Funeral for Prince Philip set for April 17, with tributes being paid across the UK today

Updated 22 hours ago 45,752 Views 70 Comments

Flags will fly at half-mast in UK government buildings until the morning after Prince Philip’s funeral.

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant
# French Police
# French Police

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant

23 hours ago 23,118 Views 21 Comments

Participants were shown enjoying caviar and champagne at the event costing €220 per person.

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 4:10 PM 97,336 Views 138 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement.

'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list

Updated Sat 4:00 PM 111,927 Views 255 Comments

Discussions between the officials have been taking place throughout the week.

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion
# La Soufriere
# La Soufriere

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion

Sat 3:32 PM 20,362 Views 6 Comments

The volcano, which last erupted in 1979, kept rumbling as experts warned that explosive eruptions could continue for days.

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