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'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated 5 minutes ago 11,206 Views 3 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

Teenage boy in custody over knife attack on woman in Dublin
# IFSC
# IFSC

Teenage boy in custody over knife attack on woman in Dublin

21 minutes ago 2,597 Views 0 Comments

The woman remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March

Updated 44 minutes ago 86,751 Views 146 Comments

Micheál Martin said he is concerned about the UK strain of the virus, and vaccine delivery delays.

Man charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition in Cork
# Clonakilty
# Clonakilty

Man charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition in Cork

1 hour ago 3,241 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 60s, appeared before a special sitting of Bandon District Court today.

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12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

1 hour ago 3,076 Views 0 Comments

Northern Ireland decided this week to extend its lockdown to the start of March.

A national Status Yellow snow/ice warning kicks in at 6pm
# Weather
# Weather

A national Status Yellow snow/ice warning kicks in at 6pm

Updated 1 hour ago 56,164 Views 27 Comments

There will be falls of hail, sleet and snow, creating icy and hazardous conditions.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87
# RIP
# RIP

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87

2 hours ago 17,987 Views 9 Comments

Larry King’s media company has said that the tv and radio interviewer died this morning.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

2 hours ago 7,567 Views 27 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Updated 2 hours ago 15,755 Views 1 Comment

Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

2 hours ago 20,006 Views 8 Comments

Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks
# Fraud
# Fraud

AIB customers hit by increase in 'smishing' fraud attacks

3 hours ago 14,265 Views 20 Comments

Gardaí are warning bank users not to click fraudulent links in texts or give away personal details.

Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash
# Waterford
# Waterford

Two men arrested after gardaí seize €90,000 worth of cocaine and €64,000 in cash

3 hours ago 6,555 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí searched two vehicles in Butlerstown, Co Waterford, yesterday.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

3 hours ago 4,779 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of protesters joined in cities today to support the jailed Kremlin critic.

Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour
# In Lockdown
# In Lockdown

Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour

5 hours ago 37,343 Views 38 Comments

The problem is one that’s been raised consistently by outreach workers.

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

5 hours ago 7,039 Views 10 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?

5 hours ago 47,031 Views 49 Comments

More people are ordering food online during the pandemic.

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
# Jeni Pim
# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

6 hours ago 44,874 Views 91 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

6 hours ago 10,674 Views 0 Comments

Here is what’s making the news headlines this morning.

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
# Irish On Film
# Irish On Film

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction

7 hours ago 11,113 Views 37 Comments

Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

7 hours ago 31,306 Views 15 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city
# IFSC
# IFSC

Boy charged over serious assault on woman in Dublin city

7 hours ago 35,156 Views 0 Comments

The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year
# Thin White Line
# Thin White Line

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year

8 hours ago 49,832 Views 90 Comments

The system is expected to come into effect in the third quarter of the year.

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to begin on week of 8 February

8 hours ago 15,606 Views 32 Comments

Republicans had pushed for a delay to give Trump a chance to prepare a defence on the sole charge of incitement of insurrection.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

8 hours ago 23,502 Views 14 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

9 hours ago 17,368 Views 10 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19

15 hours ago 33,127 Views 0 Comments

The claim goes against what medical and scientific experts have observed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

Yesterday’s News

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

16 hours ago 16,161 Views 18 Comments

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter,” the WHO chief said today.

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

17 hours ago 17,862 Views 59 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated
# Reduced Production
# Reduced Production

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated

Updated 17 hours ago 38,588 Views 42 Comments

The jab it developed with the University of Oxford is already being rolled out across the UK.

Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions
# Gig Economy
# Gig Economy

Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions

Updated 17 hours ago 43,346 Views 89 Comments

A number of riders went offline from 6pm.

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Quiz: Can you finish these lines from US President inauguration speeches?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: Can you finish these lines from US President inauguration speeches?

18 hours ago 32,832 Views 15 Comments

Were you tuned in for Biden’s this week?

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant
# France
# France

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant

18 hours ago 22,937 Views 23 Comments

No serious complications have been detected nine days after the operation, doctors said.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

18 hours ago 12,105 Views 0 Comments

A warning about hospitals, government considers mandatory quarantine for new arrivals, and four jailed over deaths of 39 migrants in Essex…

Your evening longread: Why Halima Aden quit being a supermodel
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why Halima Aden quit being a supermodel

19 hours ago 29,069 Views 8 Comments

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

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression

19 hours ago 37,021 Views 22 Comments

The player has started rehabilitation to improve his mental health after crashing his car into a coffee shop.

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?

Updated 20 hours ago 20,150 Views 35 Comments

A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

20 hours ago 33,387 Views 29 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

20 hours ago 36,128 Views 85 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
# B117
# B117

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

20 hours ago 14,991 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme

21 hours ago 41,853 Views 3 Comments

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

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