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'I feel lucky to be alive' - Irish national cycling champion hit by car while training
# Feeling Fortunate
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# Feeling Fortunate

'I feel lucky to be alive' - Irish national cycling champion hit by car while training

26 minutes ago 7,941 Views 2 Comments

Imogen Cotter was out riding her bike in Spain when she was struck by a car that was overtaking another cyclist on the other side of the road.

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years
# Derry
# Derry

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years

46 minutes ago 1,237 Views 3 Comments

Relatives of several of those shot half a century ago have expressed doubts that they will ever be able to secure convictions.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

56 minutes ago 1,523 Views 0 Comments

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

1 hour ago 4,996 Views 4 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'I wish I was about 10 years of age right now coming into what is going to happen in the sport'
# Winner
From The42
# Winner

'I wish I was about 10 years of age right now coming into what is going to happen in the sport'

Updated 1 hour ago 11,113 Views 1 Comment

Kylie Murphy talks the development of the women’s game in Ireland, and where it has come from.

Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge
# Asylum
# Asylum

Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge

1 hour ago 12,362 Views 12 Comments

The woman claims that if transferred, she would be subject to inhuman and degrading treatment.

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?

1 hour ago 4,606 Views 32 Comments

The short answer: No.

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary

1 hour ago 2,994 Views 4 Comments

Liz Truss visited Northern Ireland today.

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus

2 hours ago 19,417 Views 38 Comments

Critics and environmentalists say the wall will fail to stop migrants, but will harm one of Europe’s last pristine woodlands.

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?

3 hours ago 2,643 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear behavioural scientist Pete Lunn and immunologist Christine Loscher give us the latest info and research on the reopening.

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you

3 hours ago 3,080 Views 10 Comments

The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
# By-election
# By-election

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March

4 hours ago 5,690 Views 5 Comments

Ballot papers will be issued on 25 February and the poll will close at 11 am on 30 March.

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

4 hours ago 15,546 Views 33 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

Coronavirus: 9,938 new cases, 708 people in hospital and 71 in ICU

4 hours ago 37,588 Views 27 Comments

The figures were announced today.

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment
# Recognition Payment
# Recognition Payment

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment

4 hours ago 22,182 Views 29 Comments

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the payment should be extended to include all workers in the disability sector.

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told

4 hours ago 12,433 Views 3 Comments

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog
# Antiviral
# Antiviral

Pfizer Covid-19 pill approved by EU's drug watchdog

5 hours ago 15,994 Views 9 Comments

A National Therapeutics Advisory Group will evaluate the use of this treatment in Ireland.

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
# The Big One
From The42
# The Big One

It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner

5 hours ago 21,467 Views 24 Comments

The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography
# Knock-out
# Knock-out

Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography

5 hours ago 6,451 Views 5 Comments

It will be published later this year.

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

5 hours ago 9,627 Views 32 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated 5 hours ago 30,974 Views 40 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report

6 hours ago 9,438 Views 12 Comments

The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision

6 hours ago 4,247 Views 0 Comments

The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast
# Missile Tests
# Missile Tests

Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast

Updated 6 hours ago 27,566 Views 31 Comments

Russia has planned military exercises to take place 240km off the Irish coast next week.

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears

6 hours ago 14,512 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges at the Special Criminal Court.

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe

7 hours ago 23,267 Views 52 Comments

The new identity, including a change to their logo, will take effect from July.

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

7 hours ago 16,951 Views 18 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey
# Survey
# Survey

Half of third-level students intervened in an incident of sexual violence or harassment - survey

8 hours ago 11,379 Views 17 Comments

Three in ten students said they did not feel well informed about intervening as a bystander.

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Court
# Court

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

8 hours ago 35,682 Views 0 Comments

The court has ordered a victim impact statement.

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated 8 hours ago 16,126 Views 42 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to British comedian Barry Cryer after his death aged 86

9 hours ago 13,196 Views 12 Comments

The comedy star has been remembered by comedians and celebrities.

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell
# Comeback Kid
From The42
# Comeback Kid

Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell

9 hours ago 11,887 Views 1 Comment

Doherty made his last appearance for Mayo against Donegal in August 2019.

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man appears in court charged with deception after Carlow post office incident

Updated 10 hours ago 49,044 Views 0 Comments

The defendant is alleged to have produced a social welfare card in the name of a deceased man who was brought to the post office.

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
# Marine Warning
# Marine Warning

Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests

Updated 10 hours ago 72,009 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated 10 hours ago 17,291 Views 29 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report
# Sue Gray
# Sue Gray

Pressure mounts on Johnson as he waits for partygate report

10 hours ago 9,098 Views 6 Comments

Legal officials are scrutinising the report before it can be published.

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received more scam calls and texts recently?

11 hours ago 26,894 Views 35 Comments

ComReg has established a taskforce to tackle the increase in scam calls and texts being sent to members of the public.

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell
# First Day Of Camp
From The42
# First Day Of Camp

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell

12 hours ago 11,478 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell has challenged his Ireland squad to improve on their impressive November campaign in this year’s Six Nations.

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