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'We're horrified at how the children were buried, but how did they die?': Call for mother and baby home inquests
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'We're horrified at how the children were buried, but how did they die?': Call for mother and baby home inquests

Updated 6 minutes ago 7,443 Views 21 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

8 minutes ago 722 Views 2 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 minutes ago 18,302 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

30 minutes ago 11,109 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

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Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

33 minutes ago 3,057 Views 7 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

38 minutes ago 1,510 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

57 minutes ago 14,660 Views 16 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

1 hour ago 10,008 Views 3 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 1 hour ago 59,005 Views 98 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

1 hour ago 2,125 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

1 hour ago 2,965 Views 7 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated 1 hour ago 9,972 Views 45 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

2 hours ago 22,318 Views 20 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

2 hours ago 4,689 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

2 hours ago 2,679 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
From The42
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

3 hours ago 8,877 Views 3 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

3 hours ago 15,575 Views 23 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated 3 hours ago 45,350 Views 57 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare
# Murder
# Murder

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare

3 hours ago 7,915 Views 0 Comments

Father of two Mark Loughlin died following an assault in the Allenwood South area of Kildare.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

3 hours ago 24,654 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
# JK Rowling
# JK Rowling

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI

3 hours ago 14,007 Views 0 Comments

The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result
# Courts
# Courts

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result

4 hours ago 6,547 Views 0 Comments

The High Court had ordered an inquiry into her detention at the hotel.

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated 4 hours ago 43,970 Views 110 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

4 hours ago 4,432 Views 11 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated 5 hours ago 21,826 Views 52 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
# Flag Carriers
# Flag Carriers

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines

6 hours ago 14,203 Views 27 Comments

Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

6 hours ago 13,051 Views 25 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

65 to 69 year-olds will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

65 to 69 year-olds will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow

8 hours ago 40,723 Views 52 Comments

Further details will be announced later today.

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?

8 hours ago 21,938 Views 50 Comments

The pause in bookings has been caused by a high level of walk ins, according to Minister Donnelly.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

9 hours ago 12,585 Views 30 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

9 hours ago 19,043 Views 22 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

9 hours ago 8,798 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin

9 hours ago 24,155 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened on Margaret Kennedy Road yesterday.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

9 hours ago 5,773 Views 19 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Trailblazers
From The42
# Trailblazers

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

10 hours ago 12,974 Views 5 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

10 hours ago 9,848 Views 16 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

10 hours ago 4,672 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

10 hours ago 22,156 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

11 hours ago 9,957 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

11 hours ago 10,382 Views 2 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

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