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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Thursday
# Eight At Eight
# Eight At Eight

The 8 at 8: Thursday

4 minutes ago 160 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

5 minutes ago 15,190 Views 41 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog

12 minutes ago 883 Views 0 Comments

More than 6,600 data security breaches were notified last year, according to the Data Protection Commission.

Man in serious condition after shooting in Dublin last night
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Man in serious condition after shooting in Dublin last night

31 minutes ago 5,420 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place on Eugene Street and the man has since been taken to hospital.

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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

50 minutes ago 2,251 Views 0 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed

54 minutes ago 1,878 Views 3 Comments

Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

1 hour ago 4,793 Views 5 Comments

The 46th president has been undoing dozens of Trump orders since taking office.

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
# Juvenile Scheme
# Juvenile Scheme

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

1 hour ago 5,558 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

6 hours ago 4,243 Views 7 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?
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Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

7 hours ago 29,751 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

Yesterday’s News

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

9 hours ago 19,600 Views 12 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

9 hours ago 11,613 Views 21 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

'Golf is so far from the equation right now. It’s not even on the map at this point'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

'Golf is so far from the equation right now. It’s not even on the map at this point'

10 hours ago 28,531 Views 19 Comments

Rory McIlroy on Tiger Woods, who underwent surgery on significant injuries to his right leg after the single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Have you seen Joshua? Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing since Monday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Joshua? Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing since Monday

10 hours ago 22,745 Views 3 Comments

Joshua McDonagh has been missing from Letterkenny since Monday, 22 February.

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Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years

10 hours ago 6,210 Views 18 Comments

The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group
# Una Mcgurk
# Una Mcgurk

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group

10 hours ago 56,689 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed in the High Court yesterday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

11 hours ago 6,188 Views 1 Comment

Family carers ‘devastated’ over vaccine list, Mother and Baby Home Commission won’t be extended, and J&J vaccine effective against variants.

Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope
# Party Show Down
# Party Show Down

Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope

11 hours ago 50,811 Views 181 Comments

Varadkar told his party that criticism of Government communications was “reasonable, heard loud and clear and will be taken onboard”.

Your evening longread: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on the legacy of The Silence Of The Lambs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on the legacy of The Silence Of The Lambs

11 hours ago 9,945 Views 3 Comments

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

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot
# Rock Of Dunamaise
# Rock Of Dunamaise

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot

11 hours ago 57,166 Views 68 Comments

Gardaí on patrol in Portlaoise found a group that had travelled well outside their 5km to visit the Rock of Dunamaise.

Leinster and Munster get home advantage in revised Champions Cup knockout format
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Leinster and Munster get home advantage in revised Champions Cup knockout format

11 hours ago 28,842 Views 17 Comments

Draws for Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout rounds will take place on 9 March.

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

11 hours ago 14,633 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

11 hours ago 12,095 Views 10 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

'I'm so lucky to have got it shot': Irish moviemakers on the challenges of getting their films on screen
# Diff
# Diff

'I'm so lucky to have got it shot': Irish moviemakers on the challenges of getting their films on screen

12 hours ago 8,092 Views 0 Comments

In the run-up to Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, we speak to Rachel Carey, AnneMarie Naughton and Eva Birthistle about releasing films in 2021.

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely
# Courts
# Courts

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely

12 hours ago 11,588 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said that it was an “unusual application but it comes out of the unusual times we live in”.

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'
# In Camera
# In Camera

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'

13 hours ago 26,970 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s legal team has said that the potential dissemination of legal documents is “a matter of enormous concern” to him.

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan
# National Service Plan
# National Service Plan

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan

13 hours ago 10,651 Views 21 Comments

Over half of the HSE’s boosted budget will go towards non-Covid-19 measures.

Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 89,835 Views 167 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines

14 hours ago 28,128 Views 20 Comments

Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister

14 hours ago 15,460 Views 94 Comments

The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.

Aston Villa report ‘sickening’ racist abuse of Ireland U19 international to police
# Tyreik Wright
From The42
# Tyreik Wright

Aston Villa report ‘sickening’ racist abuse of Ireland U19 international to police

14 hours ago 25,280 Views 21 Comments

Tyreik Wright, who is currently on loan at Walsall, received a torrent of abuse on Tuesday night.

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people

15 hours ago 31,984 Views 95 Comments

The minister said this will be dependent on supply but this is based on what Ireland has secured.

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

15 hours ago 25,532 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford
# Crime Watch
# Crime Watch

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford

15 hours ago 18,747 Views 9 Comments

The seizure was made during a search in Longford town yesterday evening.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

15 hours ago 6,595 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated 15 hours ago 30,556 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC

16 hours ago 13,985 Views 0 Comments

A judge has warned that they can face prosecution for breaking reporting restrictions.

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

16 hours ago 18,417 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

16 hours ago 19,391 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan

Updated 16 hours ago 100,504 Views 1 Comment

The arrests were made earlier today.

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