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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

5 minutes ago 150 Views 0 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today

30 minutes ago 7,059 Views 7 Comments

Alleged royal racism, Meghan’s mental health and Harry’s relationship with Charles were all discussed in the US primetime interview.

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week
# Here Comes The Rain Again
# Here Comes The Rain Again

Weather to stay mostly dry today but heavy rain and strong winds forecast later in the week

50 minutes ago 3,239 Views 0 Comments

Heavy rain will move in tomorrow evening and remain with us for much of the week, Met Éireann said.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

53 minutes ago 4,985 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making the news this bright Monday morning.

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Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win
# Mass Gathering
# Mass Gathering

Sturgeon condemns 'infuriating' scenes in Glasgow as Rangers fans gather to celebrate title win

1 hour ago 17,151 Views 18 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20
# Bata Explosion
# Bata Explosion

Explosions rip through military camp and residential areas in Equatorial Guinea, killing at least 20

1 hour ago 4,440 Views 0 Comments

Authorities have blamed military negligence and badly stored explosives for the blast.

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December

1 hour ago 3,333 Views 4 Comments

Around 100,000 children are also returning to pre-school in the Republic of Ireland.

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

2 hours ago 2,856 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

2 hours ago 5,193 Views 3 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

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Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility

2 hours ago 47,061 Views 56 Comments

Meghan Markle said a member of the Royal Family had concerns about how “dark” her son Archie’s skin would be.

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
# West Cork
# West Cork

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000

3 hours ago 9,551 Views 4 Comments

The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence

9 hours ago 5,988 Views 13 Comments

The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?

11 hours ago 41,147 Views 17 Comments

The popular court series is ending after 25 years.

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham
# Kop Crisis
From The42
# Kop Crisis

Carragher labels Liverpool ‘mentality midgets’ following defeat to Fulham

11 hours ago 34,134 Views 36 Comments

Jurgen Klopp had called his team ‘mentality monsters’ as they won the Premier League title last season.

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown

13 hours ago 74,878 Views 22 Comments

This week, our reader is back home away from Dublin for lockdown and is able to earn some extra cash painting along the way.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

13 hours ago 10,867 Views 0 Comments

A quick round-up of what made the headlines today.

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash
# Olivier Dassault
# Olivier Dassault

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Updated 14 hours ago 61,415 Views 39 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the captain of industry who “never stopped serving our country”.

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award

14 hours ago 16,593 Views 9 Comments

O’Brien, 90, is the author of 18 novels.

'I'm ready to talk': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'I'm ready to talk': The week in quotes

15 hours ago 24,608 Views 8 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated 15 hours ago 41,510 Views 49 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Man United stun City to end 21-game winning run
# Report
From The42
# Report

Man United stun City to end 21-game winning run

15 hours ago 33,913 Views 68 Comments

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw got the goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Man (40s) dies after car collides with wall in Skerries
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Man (40s) dies after car collides with wall in Skerries

15 hours ago 26,588 Views 3 Comments

The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midday.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 82,200 Views 153 Comments

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

As it happened: Man City v Man United, Premier League
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Man City v Man United, Premier League

16 hours ago 39,401 Views 21 Comments

Man City faced Man United, as Pep Guardiola’s side aimed to consolidate their top-of-the-table lead.

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week
# HSE
# HSE

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week

Updated 16 hours ago 36,155 Views 88 Comments

Arlene Foster says there will be an issue with different levels of vaccination across Ireland.

Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full facial coverings in public places
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full facial coverings in public places

Updated 16 hours ago 33,229 Views 0 Comments

Polls had indicated a slim majority supported the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.

Liverpool's astonishing Anfield slump continues against relegation-threatened Fulham
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Liverpool's astonishing Anfield slump continues against relegation-threatened Fulham

17 hours ago 34,379 Views 88 Comments

The Reds have been beaten at home for a sixth successive time.

Three men arrested in connection with Bluebell shooting released without charge
# Dublin
# Dublin

Three men arrested in connection with Bluebell shooting released without charge

Updated 17 hours ago 34,807 Views 14 Comments

A fourth man who was arrested remains in custody.

Woman (50s) dies following fire at house in Derry
# Derry
# Derry

Woman (50s) dies following fire at house in Derry

18 hours ago 7,364 Views 1 Comment

Police received reports of the fire at 7.30am.

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends

18 hours ago 19,059 Views 15 Comments

The 42-year-old has completed a near five-year sentence but must appear before a court in a week.

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

19 hours ago 27,728 Views 89 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
# Travel
# Travel

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated 19 hours ago 143,865 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

Rangers secure Scottish Premiership title after Celtic held by Dundee United
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

Rangers secure Scottish Premiership title after Celtic held by Dundee United

19 hours ago 21,427 Views 57 Comments

It is the 55th title for Steven Gerrard’s side.

'Come out swinging': Royal row reaches a head as Harry and Meghan speak to Oprah
# Royal Rumble
# Royal Rumble

'Come out swinging': Royal row reaches a head as Harry and Meghan speak to Oprah

20 hours ago 47,543 Views 39 Comments

Winfrey has reportedly sold the interview to US broadcaster CBS for €5.9 million to €7.6 million.

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says

20 hours ago 38,817 Views 50 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will become the first Cabinet minister to give birth while in office.

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed

20 hours ago 13,205 Views 0 Comments

The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

Appeal for help in tracing movements of 18-year-old woman after body found in Co Antrim river
# Shona Gillan
# Shona Gillan

Appeal for help in tracing movements of 18-year-old woman after body found in Co Antrim river

21 hours ago 80,842 Views 6 Comments

18-year-old Shona Gillan was reported missing yesterday morning.

Israel reopens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Israel reopens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated

21 hours ago 29,610 Views 67 Comments

Nearly five million people have received one dose.

Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction
# Blockchain Technology
# Blockchain Technology

Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction

22 hours ago 28,113 Views 29 Comments

“just setting up my twttr,” Jack Dorsey tweeted on 21 March 2006.

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

23 hours ago 32,068 Views 46 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

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