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Today’s News

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

20 minutes ago 1,265 Views 0 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

1 hour ago 2,622 Views 3 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

1 hour ago 15,818 Views 67 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67
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# RIP

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67

1 hour ago 29,625 Views 22 Comments

Kiernan finished ninth in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and went on to coach many of Ireland’s top athletes.

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Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
# Paddy McElhone
# Paddy McElhone

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

1 hour ago 7,215 Views 9 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings
# Storm Christoph
# Storm Christoph

Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings

2 hours ago 9,283 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 180 flood warnings remained in place across England at midday today.

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.

There could be up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in January, Holohan told Government
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

There could be up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in January, Holohan told Government

2 hours ago 16,957 Views 16 Comments

The latest letter from the Chief Medical Officer also said that ‘optimistic’ projections show between 800 and 1,600 cases per day at the end of January.

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill
# Busted Loose
# Busted Loose

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill

2 hours ago 33,683 Views 31 Comments

It includes busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

2 hours ago 12,476 Views 25 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Two men due in court after gardaí seize over €122k worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis

2 hours ago 5,269 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí also seized almost €4,000 in cash, a weighing scales and mixing agent.

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row

3 hours ago 6,825 Views 12 Comments

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were “so sorry” to have to cancel the event.

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
# Daniel Kane
# Daniel Kane

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial

3 hours ago 17,519 Views 0 Comments

The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work
# IFSC
# IFSC

Woman stabbed in IFSC area of Dublin on her way home from work

4 hours ago 39,034 Views 35 Comments

She is in a serious condition.

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

4 hours ago 4,937 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

4 hours ago 15,878 Views 30 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city
# Garda Armed Support Unit
# Garda Armed Support Unit

Armed gardaí arrest man and woman over aggravated burglary in Cork city

4 hours ago 10,049 Views 0 Comments

The apartment owner was allegedly stabbed in the leg during the burglary.

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?

4 hours ago 21,239 Views 54 Comments

Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

5 hours ago 31,241 Views 71 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

6 hours ago 72,684 Views 195 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
Michael Darragh Macauley brings curtain down on superb Dublin career
# Farewell
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# Farewell

Michael Darragh Macauley brings curtain down on superb Dublin career

6 hours ago 16,622 Views 32 Comments

The midfielder won eight All-Irelands in a decade of glory with the Dubs.

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions

6 hours ago 10,621 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Golf Society guests are said to have been split into two separate groups to keep under the 50-person limit.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

7 hours ago 8,104 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 7 hours ago 11,159 Views 1 Comment

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

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

7 hours ago 24,194 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days
# Brrrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrrr

Temperatures to drop as low as minus four in coming days

7 hours ago 28,108 Views 18 Comments

It is a cold and frosty morning in many parts of the country.

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death
# English Channel
# English Channel

Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death

8 hours ago 15,016 Views 1 Comment

The Argentinian footballer was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed north of Guernsey in 2019.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
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# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated 8 hours ago 11,332 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

8 hours ago 22,347 Views 16 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

9 hours ago 14,893 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

9 hours ago 12,432 Views 72 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

9 hours ago 12,710 Views 81 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

9 hours ago 31,549 Views 42 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced

9 hours ago 9,141 Views 34 Comments

Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

16 hours ago 38,633 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

Yesterday’s News

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal
# Getting To Work
# Getting To Work

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal

Updated 17 hours ago 54,176 Views 84 Comments

Joe Biden stepped into the White House for the first time as president this evening.

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot
# The Leaders
From The42
# The Leaders

Pogba goal completes Man Utd's comeback win against Fulham to reclaim top spot

17 hours ago 26,334 Views 25 Comments

A 2-1 result puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back at the summit of the Premier League table.

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

17 hours ago 20,162 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban
# Senedd
# Senedd

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban

17 hours ago 24,991 Views 13 Comments

The four say they did not consume alcohol not bought from parliamentary premises.

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Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated 18 hours ago 89,679 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

18 hours ago 7,694 Views 0 Comments

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

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