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Today’s News

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

15 minutes ago 2,224 Views 2 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 27 minutes ago 4,486 Views 0 Comments

The new restrictions are still making the news headlines today.

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
# RIP
# RIP

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

46 minutes ago 6,924 Views 3 Comments

Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Pfizer-BioNTech say its Covid vaccine is effective against UK and South Africa variants
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer-BioNTech say its Covid vaccine is effective against UK and South Africa variants

1 hour ago 4,724 Views 4 Comments

It follows a similar announcement by Moderna this week.

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Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions From The42

Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions

Updated 1 hour ago 9,468 Views 14 Comments

CEO Ben Morel insists there must be ‘balance’ between commercial gain and exposure.

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
# China
# China

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

1 hour ago 7,535 Views 12 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
# Treatment
# Treatment

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study

1 hour ago 6,982 Views 1 Comment

The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases

1 hour ago 3,773 Views 0 Comments

Hospitals are so full in some parts of Mexico that many families have to treat their relatives at home, and they need oxygen cylinders to do so.

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

2 hours ago 6,895 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at psychiatry department in Connolly Hospital
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at psychiatry department in Connolly Hospital

2 hours ago 14,465 Views 7 Comments

It is understood the outbreak has been ongoing since last month.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

9 hours ago 38,089 Views 49 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

Yesterday’s News

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
# Sweeping Plans
# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

10 hours ago 14,316 Views 43 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities
# Boeing
# Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities

10 hours ago 14,083 Views 35 Comments

Irish authorities said they were satisfied that the aircraft is safe to return to European airspace.

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford
# Major Upset
From The42
# Major Upset

Basement Blades shock lacklustre Man United at Old Trafford

11 hours ago 39,381 Views 133 Comments

Sheffield United’s shock victory keeps the hosts second, a point behind neighbours Man City.

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

11 hours ago 90,321 Views 126 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

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Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help locating man missing from Roscommon for almost two weeks

11 hours ago 21,028 Views 3 Comments

Sean Spellman left his family home in Taughmaconnell on 16 January.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

12 hours ago 11,847 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

12 hours ago 18,014 Views 14 Comments

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

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France
# Port Of Call
# Port Of Call

Hauliers warn of more disruption at Irish ports over new requirement for negative test to enter France

13 hours ago 13,594 Views 4 Comments

The new rules come into effect from tonight.

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'
# Sheppard's Bye
From The42
# Sheppard's Bye

'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'

13 hours ago 19,152 Views 1 Comment

His playing career is now over, but Karl Sheppard isn’t finished with football just yet.

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours
# Oh The Rain
# Oh The Rain

Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for many areas with risk of flooding and thundery downpours

13 hours ago 15,011 Views 3 Comments

Northern parts of the country will see the worst of the rain this evening.

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

14 hours ago 48,266 Views 86 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 108,944 Views 140 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

14 hours ago 31,335 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain
# Travel
# Travel

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain

14 hours ago 34,389 Views 66 Comments

The HSE had changed advice on its website but the DFA has said the situation has not changed.

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?

15 hours ago 12,022 Views 68 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to introduce statutory gender quotas.

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

15 hours ago 17,619 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

15 hours ago 18,921 Views 10 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

16 hours ago 20,083 Views 53 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

16 hours ago 13,626 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges
# Courts
# Courts

Teen charged with knife attack on woman in Dublin's IFSC could face further charges

16 hours ago 25,031 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm near the CHQ building at Custom House Quay on 20 January.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

16 hours ago 11,763 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
# Criminality
# Criminality

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks

16 hours ago 12,577 Views 12 Comments

A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

17 hours ago 21,911 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools

17 hours ago 18,582 Views 0 Comments

Each of the actions have been brought on behalf of five school-going children.

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back
# Tralee
# Tralee

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back

Updated 17 hours ago 31,615 Views 0 Comments

Patrick O’Brien admitted sending the former footballer messages that were grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media
# PSNI
# PSNI

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media

17 hours ago 31,122 Views 38 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee heard evidence from the PSNI this afternoon.

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020
# Choice Music Prize
# Choice Music Prize

Here's the shortlist for best Irish song of 2020

18 hours ago 24,442 Views 26 Comments

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 28 February.

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue

Updated 18 hours ago 21,024 Views 24 Comments

Munster lock Billy Holland highlights how difficult a time this is for rugby players.

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online
# Holocaust Memorial Day
# Holocaust Memorial Day

'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online

18 hours ago 10,629 Views 27 Comments

Tova Friedman had hoped to take her grandchildren to the site of the former Nazi death camp in Poland but the coronavirus pandemic prevented the trip.

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