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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 16 minutes ago 18,574 Views 0 Comments

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

Stormont Ministers debate timeline for lockdown exit as indicative plan is leaked
# North Of The Border
# North Of The Border

Stormont Ministers debate timeline for lockdown exit as indicative plan is leaked

Updated 50 minutes ago 31,425 Views 43 Comments

The Assembly was planned to sit from 3pm but this has now been pushed back until 4.15pm.

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

1 hour ago 6,574 Views 9 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

1 hour ago 11,165 Views 33 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.

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Tourism Minister 'working on plans' that could allow domestic tourism to resume in June and July
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Tourism Minister 'working on plans' that could allow domestic tourism to resume in June and July

2 hours ago 12,997 Views 20 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet representatives from the sector in the coming weeks.

Man charged by police in London after ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace
# Axe
# Axe

Man charged by police in London after ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace

2 hours ago 4,259 Views 0 Comments

Private security guards working on The Mall were alerted by a member of the public at around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

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

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

2 hours ago 20,580 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

3 hours ago 9,447 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

3 hours ago 8,474 Views 4 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 3 hours ago 19,782 Views 32 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

3 hours ago 7,531 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

4 hours ago 25,041 Views 41 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

4 hours ago 21,445 Views 4 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

4 hours ago 16,214 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

5 hours ago 23,349 Views 56 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

5 hours ago 41,459 Views 38 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 6 hours ago 67,191 Views 57 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

6 hours ago 16,203 Views 56 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

6 hours ago 13,303 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

7 hours ago 13,597 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

7 hours ago 10,684 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 7 hours ago 9,217 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?

7 hours ago 39,624 Views 67 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

8 hours ago 11,671 Views 17 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

8 hours ago 14,225 Views 38 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

9 hours ago 5,914 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'

9 hours ago 8,342 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

9 hours ago 22,285 Views 37 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

10 hours ago 28,141 Views 90 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

12 hours ago 17,648 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

17 hours ago 19,292 Views 0 Comments

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

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

17 hours ago 47,530 Views 5 Comments

Irina Gavrila has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday at around 4pm.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

17 hours ago 26,599 Views 35 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

18 hours ago 25,816 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

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There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million

18 hours ago 78,898 Views 47 Comments

The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and bonus number 39.

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

19 hours ago 21,536 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

19 hours ago 7,541 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

19 hours ago 86,785 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

19 hours ago 26,521 Views 4 Comments

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

19 hours ago 9,979 Views 25 Comments

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

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