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Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
# Portuguese President
# Portuguese President

Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases

5 minutes ago 312 Views 0 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
# Safety
# Safety

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion

24 minutes ago 1,782 Views 2 Comments

The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse
# Longford
# Longford

Man to appear in court after gardaí seize €130,000 of cannabis from growhouse

51 minutes ago 3,605 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found “a sophisticated cannabis growhouse” in two bedrooms and a basement.

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
# Traffic
# Traffic

Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads

Updated 1 hour ago 21,856 Views 9 Comments

Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.

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New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening
# Spots Of Snow
# Spots Of Snow

New nationwide Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place until this evening

1 hour ago 8,329 Views 7 Comments

Mét Éireann forecasts scattered sleet, snow and rain showers continuing 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.

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'

Updated 1 hour ago 11,274 Views 0 Comments

Collingwood’s Irish duo, Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan, are gearing up for another big season in Australia.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
# Say Hi
# Say Hi

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

1 hour ago 8,745 Views 20 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

1 hour ago 7,806 Views 11 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

2 hours ago 21,650 Views 106 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?

3 hours ago 28,560 Views 74 Comments

The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

4 hours ago 27,672 Views 58 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: QAnon's 'digital soldier' on becoming a conspiracy theory meme queen

4 hours ago 15,222 Views 4 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

4 hours ago 10,560 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

5 hours ago 12,847 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

5 hours ago 20,601 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

More than 2,600 arrested as protesters across Russia demand Navalny’s release
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

More than 2,600 arrested as protesters across Russia demand Navalny’s release

5 hours ago 7,136 Views 9 Comments

Demonstrators calling for the opposition leader to be freed braved temperatures as low as minus 50C in some places.

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman (60) dies in two-vehicle collision in Lusk

6 hours ago 26,439 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
# Crashed
# Crashed

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

6 hours ago 22,115 Views 23 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
# MDMA
From The42
# MDMA

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'

6 hours ago 23,068 Views 10 Comments

Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
From The42
# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

7 hours ago 109,718 Views 186 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

7 hours ago 44,393 Views 33 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

13 hours ago 25,225 Views 27 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

15 hours ago 50,045 Views 35 Comments

Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
From The42
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

15 hours ago 43,424 Views 196 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí seize over €1.1 million of cannabis in organised crime investigation

17 hours ago 34,306 Views 0 Comments

A man, 29, and a woman, 26, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

17 hours ago 13,849 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man arrested after seizure of cash and cocaine in Finglas

18 hours ago 21,720 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí seized an estimated €57,000 of cocaine and €8,450 in cash.

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

18 hours ago 31,671 Views 45 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

18 hours ago 21,455 Views 46 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide
# Weather
# Weather

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in effect nationwide

Updated 18 hours ago 110,107 Views 40 Comments

There will be falls of hail, sleet and snow, creating icy and hazardous conditions.

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

19 hours ago 84,055 Views 70 Comments

An inter-pro to tee up the Six Nations and we went minute-by-minute.

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban
# Controversy
# Controversy

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban

19 hours ago 27,511 Views 12 Comments

Paul Davies said the controversy over his conduct had become a ‘distraction’ for the party.

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 112,321 Views 205 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Ireland will be facing some form of restrictions for at least the first six months of the year.

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast
# Rescue
# Rescue

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast

19 hours ago 17,033 Views 132 Comments

More than 350 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in two days.

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87
# RIP
# RIP

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87

Updated 20 hours ago 48,839 Views 19 Comments

Larry King’s media company has said that the tv and radio interviewer died this morning.

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
From The42
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

20 hours ago 33,969 Views 37 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
# Frontline
# Frontline

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February

20 hours ago 26,316 Views 52 Comments

Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.

Gardaí seize cocaine and diamorphine in Blanchardstown
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí seize cocaine and diamorphine in Blanchardstown

21 hours ago 17,195 Views 0 Comments

€40,000 worth of drugs were seized as part of an intelligence operation.

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
# Covid-19 Vaccine
# Covid-19 Vaccine

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

21 hours ago 18,210 Views 26 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

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