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Today’s News

Author and journalist Colm Keane dies aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Author and journalist Colm Keane dies aged 70

30 minutes ago 7,379 Views 3 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
From The42
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

45 minutes ago 2,972 Views 5 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
# Delta
# Delta

Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight

1 hour ago 18,519 Views 0 Comments

Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
# Banshee Wail
# Banshee Wail

'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?

1 hour ago 16,402 Views 9 Comments

The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

1 hour ago 6,828 Views 12 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

8 hours ago 48,412 Views 58 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

8 hours ago 24,449 Views 32 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

Yesterday’s News

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

9 hours ago 25,320 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford
# Sargent's Major
From The42
# Sargent's Major

Norwich out of relegation zone as brilliant Josh Sargent double earns win over Watford

10 hours ago 13,837 Views 4 Comments

Play was delayed for 11 minutes in the second half when a section of the floodlights went out.

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death
# Kildare Chilling Company
# Kildare Chilling Company

Kildare meat factory fined €400,000 over workplace death

10 hours ago 27,837 Views 0 Comments

Alexandru Coceban died after he was struck by a forklift at the company’s factory in Kildare town.

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated 11 hours ago 45,704 Views 50 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

11 hours ago 7,754 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

11 hours ago 5,697 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16
# Nothing Toulouse
From The42
# Nothing Toulouse

Toulouse forfeit Champions Cup tie with Cardiff and send Connacht through to last-16

Updated 12 hours ago 28,371 Views 21 Comments

France captain Antoine Dupont is among the Toulouse players who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

12 hours ago 14,300 Views 38 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms
# BEGORRAH
# BEGORRAH

St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms

13 hours ago 16,977 Views 18 Comments

The Government announced the changes this evening.

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week

13 hours ago 26,813 Views 34 Comments

The move was part of the Government’s announcement this evening.

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know
# Key Dates
# Key Dates

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know

13 hours ago 106,323 Views 113 Comments
  • From tomorrow, visiting rules will be scrapped and any number of households will be allowed to gather.
  • Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be allowed to operate normal trading times without Covid passes, masks for customers or social distancing.
  • The phased return to the workplace will begin on Monday.
AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions
Live 14 hours ago

AS IT HAPPENED: Government confirms plan to lift almost all pandemic restrictions

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated 14 hours ago 15,865 Views 8 Comments

Munster Rugby have reacted by releasing an additional 11,000 tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Wasps.

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow

14 hours ago 86,537 Views 191 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure

14 hours ago 13,163 Views 9 Comments

Martin announced the news this evening.

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension
# Co Carlow
# Co Carlow

Gardaí probe claim that man's dead body was taken to post office in bid to withdraw his pension

15 hours ago 153,316 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are examining all the circumstances around the man’s death.

Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal
# Kilmacrennan
# Kilmacrennan

Investigation under way after woman’s body found outside home in Donegal

15 hours ago 30,525 Views 2 Comments

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Covid-19: 11,161 new cases announced in Ireland, 892 in hospital and 88 in ICU

15 hours ago 34,477 Views 33 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

15 hours ago 23,147 Views 2 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
# Public Worship
# Public Worship

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass

16 hours ago 19,325 Views 0 Comments

The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.

Belfast City Hall to fly union flag in celebration of Prince Andrew's birthday despite pushback
# Flag Vote
# Flag Vote

Belfast City Hall to fly union flag in celebration of Prince Andrew's birthday despite pushback

16 hours ago 19,850 Views 0 Comments

A council motion was rejected by the DUP today.

Gardaí seek help finding 53-year-old man missing from Kildare
# Rathangan
# Rathangan

Gardaí seek help finding 53-year-old man missing from Kildare

17 hours ago 19,099 Views 0 Comments

Samer Daboul is described as being 6’3″ in height, with a slim build and grey hair.

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson

Updated 18 hours ago 40,444 Views 33 Comments

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’

18 hours ago 19,444 Views 29 Comments

US secretary of state Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva.

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74
# RIP
# RIP

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74

19 hours ago 108,235 Views 126 Comments

His family confirmed the news, saying: “Our hearts are broken.”

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who's had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19?

19 hours ago 20,910 Views 0 Comments

We test claims from Irish website The Liberal that a study implies ‘vaccines were never required to begin with’.

4,500-year-old Neolithic tomb collapses in South Dublin
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

4,500-year-old Neolithic tomb collapses in South Dublin

20 hours ago 54,608 Views 27 Comments

The dolmen, located in Shankill, appears to have collapsed in late 2021.

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated 20 hours ago 95,656 Views 129 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
# Manitoba
# Manitoba

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border

20 hours ago 30,117 Views 3 Comments

The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.

Here’s your guide for the weekend’s sporting action
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here’s your guide for the weekend’s sporting action

Updated 20 hours ago 18,319 Views 10 Comments

What’s on your telly this weekend?

RTÉ announces Sean Whelan as its new Washington Correspondent
# Rte News
# Rte News

RTÉ announces Sean Whelan as its new Washington Correspondent

21 hours ago 41,478 Views 27 Comments

Whelan is taking over from Brian O’Donovan.

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