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Today’s News

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

3 hours ago 13,386 Views 38 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?

3 hours ago 7,026 Views 21 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

4 hours ago 16,352 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

4 hours ago 9,509 Views 3 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

5 hours ago 20,180 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 5 hours ago 40,238 Views 47 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

6 hours ago 6,355 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

6 hours ago 4,404 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 7 hours ago 25,259 Views 18 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?

7 hours ago 11,770 Views 35 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

7 hours ago 14,739 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

7 hours ago 22,954 Views 31 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

8 hours ago 95,183 Views 104 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 8 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 8 hours ago 14,835 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

9 hours ago 84,071 Views 190 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

9 hours ago 12,151 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

9 hours ago 145,264 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

9 hours ago 28,318 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

10 hours ago 33,337 Views 31 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

10 hours ago 21,432 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

10 hours ago 17,920 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

10 hours ago 18,312 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

11 hours ago 17,941 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 12 hours ago 39,701 Views 31 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’

13 hours ago 19,096 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

13 hours ago 107,201 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?

14 hours ago 20,074 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

14 hours ago 51,951 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 14 hours ago 94,952 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

15 hours ago 29,015 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 15 hours ago 17,613 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

15 hours ago 40,123 Views 27 Comments

Whelan is taking over from Brian O’Donovan.

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii
# Marine Rescue
# Marine Rescue

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

16 hours ago 14,515 Views 8 Comments

Rescuers were not able to remove all of the heavy-gauge gear that had wrapped around the creature.

Four men to appear in court in relation to cash and vehicle seizures in Dublin
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Four men to appear in court in relation to cash and vehicle seizures in Dublin

16 hours ago 13,469 Views 0 Comments

The seizures were made as part of an operation led by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

17 hours ago 4,422 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story

17 hours ago 7,024 Views 0 Comments

Whatever your situation is, we want to hear what change you’d like to see to the current childcare system.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

18 hours ago 17,236 Views 20 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

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