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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 19 minutes ago 7,206 Views 5 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

30 minutes ago 4,763 Views 7 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

33 minutes ago 2,454 Views 0 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

58 minutes ago 6,707 Views 6 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 1 hour ago 57,878 Views 57 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

1 hour ago 3,153 Views 0 Comments

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

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.

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Gardaí arrest 11 at protest outside Four Courts in Dublin city centre

2 hours ago 22,144 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the people were arrested in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

2 hours ago 3,279 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Marianne Faithfull on her career and hating being a 'muse'

2 hours ago 5,832 Views 2 Comments

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

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'
# Viking Hoard
From The42
# Viking Hoard

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'

Updated 3 hours ago 35,220 Views 24 Comments

Trainer Charles Byrnes is set to appeal an IHRB decision to suspend his licence for six months following an investigation into a 2018 race.

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# False Claims
# False Claims

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

3 hours ago 65,894 Views 76 Comments

James Conner of Republicans Overseas previously suggested on air that Antifa was behind the attack on the US Capitol.

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Updated 3 hours ago 73,007 Views 42 Comments
Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine

3 hours ago 8,098 Views 17 Comments

A senior clinician has also been appointed to lead the rollout of the vaccine in the hospital.

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration
# Irish Roots
# Irish Roots

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration

3 hours ago 12,993 Views 15 Comments

The president’s heritage traces back to Ballina in Co Mayo and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
# Water
# Water

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

4 hours ago 15,421 Views 23 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid

Updated 4 hours ago 38,010 Views 3 Comments

At least eight people were injured in the blast.

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden

4 hours ago 8,683 Views 33 Comments

Joe Biden was sworn in at the inauguration in Washington DC this afternoon.

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

4 hours ago 4,818 Views 5 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 101,614 Views 161 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
# Deaths
# Deaths

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'

5 hours ago 39,586 Views 30 Comments

A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

5 hours ago 15,453 Views 70 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal

Updated 5 hours ago 39,454 Views 0 Comments

The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

6 hours ago 11,756 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'
# How To Win At Dominoes
From The42
# How To Win At Dominoes

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'

Updated 6 hours ago 11,742 Views 0 Comments

Keith Ricken is Shane Keegan’s second guest on season two of How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

6 hours ago 5,161 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019

6 hours ago 39,515 Views 79 Comments

The top 10 earners at RTÉ collectively took in just over €9 million in fees during the three-year period.

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated 6 hours ago 58,555 Views 61 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached
# Courts
# Courts

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached

7 hours ago 9,005 Views 0 Comments

The man was charged with trespassing on Government Buildings, at Merrion Street, Dublin 2, yesterday.

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury
# Update
From The42
# Update

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury

7 hours ago 44,397 Views 2 Comments

The All-Ireland winner suffered a neck fracture in a game in Adelaide on Sunday.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

8 hours ago 17,537 Views 24 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month

9 hours ago 15,467 Views 39 Comments

Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

9 hours ago 31,485 Views 50 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump

9 hours ago 27,036 Views 16 Comments

The former zookeeper’s life became the focus of the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness.

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?

10 hours ago 4,336 Views 4 Comments

Some companies have been more proactive than others but the pandemic may have slowed progress.

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain

10 hours ago 26,605 Views 25 Comments

The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international

10 hours ago 25,542 Views 13 Comments

Kevin Zefi has already made his senior debut with Shamrock Rovers II.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

10 hours ago 19,727 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online

10 hours ago 7,314 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin said previously that there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

10 hours ago 24,433 Views 28 Comments

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League
# Welcome News
From The42
# Welcome News

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League

11 hours ago 8,768 Views 10 Comments

SSE Airtricity’s new deal runs for two years and it will be the first time that the men’s and women’s elite leagues have shared a sponsor.

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