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Today’s News

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

1 minute ago 1 View 0 Comments

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

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season
# Tinseltown
# Tinseltown

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Updated 14 minutes ago 6,829 Views 4 Comments

Normal People is nominated for Best Limited Series, with star Daisy Edgar-Jones also securing a nomination.

First cases of P1 variant from Brazil identified in UK
# Spreading Strain
# Spreading Strain

First cases of P1 variant from Brazil identified in UK

43 minutes ago 5,033 Views 7 Comments

At least six cases of the variant first detected in Manaus have been found in Britain.

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
# Social Media
# Social Media

Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister

1 hour ago 9,482 Views 55 Comments

“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”

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'I had no sensation of being dumped, I must admit': The week in quotes
# Week In Quotes
# Week In Quotes

'I had no sensation of being dumped, I must admit': The week in quotes

1 hour ago 7,050 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests
# Anti-Coup
# Anti-Coup

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests

1 hour ago 2,962 Views 4 Comments

Protesters are demanding that the government of Aung San Suu Kyi be restored to power after being ousted.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 612 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 612 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 2 hours ago 61,422 Views 109 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said that “since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Ireland last February, our lives have changed in ways we never thought possible”.

Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February

2 hours ago 16,511 Views 8 Comments

Daily cases in Northern Ireland have been mostly between 200 and 400 in recent weeks, but dropped today to 136.

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
# NASA
# NASA

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

3 hours ago 7,790 Views 8 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

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Bold colour and striking design at this south Dublin home with heaps of personality
Thirteen people charged after special court sitting to deal with anti-lockdown protest arrests
# Grafton Street
# Grafton Street

Thirteen people charged after special court sitting to deal with anti-lockdown protest arrests

Updated 4 hours ago 74,657 Views 0 Comments
  • Officers identified the risk of violence at the event after monitoring online chatter in recent weeks.
  • 23 people were arrested in total with a "major investigation" now underway.
AGSI says no guidance given to frontline Gardaí over checks on mandatory quarantine
# House Checks
# House Checks

AGSI says no guidance given to frontline Gardaí over checks on mandatory quarantine

5 hours ago 11,023 Views 11 Comments

Antoinette Cunningham said her organisation has had no operational guidance, instructions or details on this matter.

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
# Defending Pay
# Defending Pay

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

6 hours ago 31,519 Views 73 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

Post-mortems completed on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork
# North Cork
# North Cork

Post-mortems completed on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork

6 hours ago 22,646 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths.

Johnny Briggs – Coronation Street’s Mike Baldwin – dies aged 85
# RIP
# RIP

Johnny Briggs – Coronation Street’s Mike Baldwin – dies aged 85

6 hours ago 30,852 Views 18 Comments

A statement from his family said Briggs died peacefully after a long illness.

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
# Raids
# Raids

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

7 hours ago 5,949 Views 5 Comments

Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.

Gardaí seek help finding woman missing from Carlow
# Rathoe
# Rathoe

Gardaí seek help finding woman missing from Carlow

7 hours ago 36,762 Views 4 Comments

Betty Nolan, 60, is missing from her home since yesterday afternoon.

Poll: Have you felt time go slower or faster during the pandemic?
# As Time Goes By
# As Time Goes By

Poll: Have you felt time go slower or faster during the pandemic?

8 hours ago 29,682 Views 45 Comments

Studies have shown that the past year of lockdowns and restrictions on day-to-day life has distorted our perception of time.

Garda injured during course of arrest at house party in Dublin
# Finglas
# Finglas

Garda injured during course of arrest at house party in Dublin

8 hours ago 49,561 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí attended to a report of a house party at Glenties Drive, Finglas shortly before midnight last night.

President leads tributes to 'giant of broadcasting' Mike Burns
# RIP
# RIP

President leads tributes to 'giant of broadcasting' Mike Burns

8 hours ago 17,224 Views 1 Comment

Mr Burns spent the majority of his career at RTÉ becoming head of news and later London Editor.

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
# Brexit Checks
# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

9 hours ago 38,195 Views 53 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

Kennedy consoled by the prospect of a more secure future after retiring at 23
# Starting Over
From The42
# Starting Over

Kennedy consoled by the prospect of a more secure future after retiring at 23

10 hours ago 26,454 Views 2 Comments

Mikhail Kennedy, who was 19 when he played in the English Championship, quit professional football last year.

Police in Myanmar intensify use of force at anti-coup protests
# Clashes
# Clashes

Police in Myanmar intensify use of force at anti-coup protests

10 hours ago 4,252 Views 0 Comments

Footage showed protesters in Yangon running away from police as they charged at them.

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons
# A Saga Retold
From The42
# A Saga Retold

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons

10 hours ago 18,317 Views 15 Comments

More than 25 years ago, an Irish consortium led by Eamon Dunphy tried to buy Wimbledon FC and move it to Dublin. Some of the key players recall the story, and wonder what Irish football might look like now had it happened.

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest

10 hours ago 40,072 Views 0 Comments

Harris yesterday told RTÉ News that both far-right and far-left factions were involved in yesterday’s clashes which left several Gardaí injured.

Sitdown Sunday: My week in frozen Texas hell
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: My week in frozen Texas hell

11 hours ago 15,844 Views 6 Comments

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

11 hours ago 8,997 Views 2 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From Casablanca to... The Exorcist - our readers on their comfort films
# Vmdff
# Vmdff

From Casablanca to... The Exorcist - our readers on their comfort films

11 hours ago 9,026 Views 17 Comments

We asked, and you answered in your droves.

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door
# Carers
# Carers

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door

11 hours ago 12,386 Views 18 Comments

Maeve Higgins says Ireland’s home care assistants and other migrant workers perform a vital service and should be given proper immigration status.

Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
# New York
# New York

Second former aide accuses New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

11 hours ago 17,260 Views 16 Comments

A young woman claimed the politician asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life including whether she had ever had sex with older men.

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials

12 hours ago 17,525 Views 24 Comments

J&J also is seeking authorisation for emergency use of its vaccine in Europe and from the World Health Organisation.

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
# Ruins Of Rome
From The42
# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

13 hours ago 38,017 Views 41 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year
# Rats
# Rats

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year

13 hours ago 17,134 Views 4 Comments

The callouts were spread more evenly across the north and south of the county compared to 2019.

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest
# Lockdown Protest
# Lockdown Protest

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest

Updated 19 hours ago 79,675 Views 168 Comments
  • A major policing operation was in place from yesterday morning with senior officers, including the Commissioner, taking direct command.
  • Officers had been monitoring online chatter in recent weeks as groups planned a protest for Stephen's Green.
Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue

19 hours ago 52,889 Views 34 Comments

The changes announced this week related to those with underlying health conditions.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Can you name these crisps and corn snacks?
# Lent
# Lent

Quiz: Can you name these crisps and corn snacks?

22 hours ago 54,548 Views 56 Comments

Test your temptation.

'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'

Updated 22 hours ago 69,709 Views 15 Comments

Meath All-Ireland winner and Intermediate Player of the Year Vikki Wall speaks candidly about the regular verbal abuse she has been subjected to on the pitch.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

23 hours ago 14,519 Views 0 Comments

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

'We will bring perpetrators to justice': Anti-lockdown protest condemned after injuries and arrests
# Grafton St
# Grafton St

'We will bring perpetrators to justice': Anti-lockdown protest condemned after injuries and arrests

Sat 7:55 PM 46,306 Views 62 Comments

Three gardaí were injured at the Dublin protest this afternoon, with one needing hospital treatment.

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Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam
# Triple Crown
From The42
# Triple Crown

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam

Sat 7:22 PM 40,175 Views 49 Comments

The defeat all but ended reigning the champions’ hopes of a successful title defence.

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