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Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# Linda Mulligan
# Linda Mulligan

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

7 hours ago 24,471 Views 18 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting Chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot
# They're Calling Again
# They're Calling Again

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot

8 hours ago 16,882 Views 39 Comments

The revival was ordered by the new streaming service Paramount Plus.

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin
# Summerhill
# Summerhill

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

8 hours ago 8,300 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was arrested after a search of a property in Summerhill.

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

10 hours ago 18,771 Views 46 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

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Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

20 hours ago 85,689 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

Yesterday’s News

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated Wed 2:06 PM 33,445 Views 109 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?

Wed 11:12 AM 41,223 Views 106 Comments

Varadkar said that if there have been any failures “we have to accept responsibility for that”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Wed 8:55 AM 16,149 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Poll: When do you think the middle of summer is?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When do you think the middle of summer is?

Tue 9:02 AM 63,702 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach said no consideration will be given to opening hospitality until mid-summer.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Tue 8:52 AM 15,121 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Friday 19 February, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'
# He Xiangdong
# He Xiangdong

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'

Fri 9:05 PM 55,739 Views 0 Comments

Ambassador He Xiangdong wouldn’t commit to a meeting with Mrs O’Halloran when asked by TheJournal.ie.

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton

Feb 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 20,068 Views 5 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

'Step up to the plate and do the right thing': Bill on student nurses' pay due before Seanad
# Annie Hoey
# Annie Hoey

'Step up to the plate and do the right thing': Bill on student nurses' pay due before Seanad

Feb 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,775 Views 29 Comments

The government is expected to pass the bill in order to send it “into the ether”.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

GPs report patients 'dropping their guard' amid reports of some becoming symptomatic for second time
# Dr Ray Walley
# Dr Ray Walley

GPs report patients 'dropping their guard' amid reports of some becoming symptomatic for second time

Feb 18th 2021, 6:44 PM 43,344 Views 30 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said the positivity rate among close contacts is a “cause for concern”.

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HSE expects to use AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 65-69
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE expects to use AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 65-69

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 4:35 PM 34,576 Views 18 Comments

Over 4,000 over 85s have received their vaccine so far this week.

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 85,980 Views 0 Comments

A Seanad debate on O’Halloran’s detention was postponed on Monday at the request of Simon Coveney.

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Government accused of 'playing games' over plan to send bill on student nurse pay 'into the ether'
# Opposition Bill
# Opposition Bill

Government accused of 'playing games' over plan to send bill on student nurse pay 'into the ether'

Feb 17th 2021, 2:48 PM 10,641 Views 19 Comments

Cabinet is of the view that student nurses are being educated and not working while on placement.

Three men arrested over loyalist gathering in east Belfast
# East Belfast Uvf
# East Belfast Uvf

Three men arrested over loyalist gathering in east Belfast

Feb 17th 2021, 11:18 AM 14,545 Views 10 Comments

The PSNI has linked the incident to the East Belfast UVF.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Public asked to stay away from Cork ghost ship as 'hazardous materials' analysed
# MV Alta
# MV Alta

Public asked to stay away from Cork ghost ship as 'hazardous materials' analysed

Feb 16th 2021, 2:55 PM 26,155 Views 19 Comments

The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork a year ago today during Storm Denis.

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Cannabis, khat, and cocaine discovered inside packages marked as 'fishing bait' and 'sport shoes'
# Revenue
# Revenue

Cannabis, khat, and cocaine discovered inside packages marked as 'fishing bait' and 'sport shoes'

Feb 16th 2021, 11:13 AM 14,136 Views 9 Comments

The drugs have a combined estimated value of approximately €225,000.

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate

Feb 16th 2021, 10:08 AM 16,829 Views 29 Comments

Calleary said he absolutely regrets and apologises for having attended the controversial dinner.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 falls below 850
# HSE
# HSE

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 falls below 850

Feb 16th 2021, 8:10 AM 16,613 Views 16 Comments

As of 12 February, 275,237 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in Ireland

Monday 15 February, 2021

Anne Robinson named as first female host of Countdown
# Channel 4
# Channel 4

Anne Robinson named as first female host of Countdown

Feb 15th 2021, 2:43 PM 29,940 Views 25 Comments

Robinson is best known as the host of the Weakest Link which she presented both in the UK and in America.

Strong winds, showers, and mild temperatures: Mixed bag forecast for the week ahead
# Weather
# Weather

Strong winds, showers, and mild temperatures: Mixed bag forecast for the week ahead

Feb 15th 2021, 12:08 PM 12,458 Views 3 Comments

A status yellow wind alert for Donegal, Galway and Mayo comes into effect tonight.

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Number hospitalised with Covid-19 rises above 920
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number hospitalised with Covid-19 rises above 920

Feb 15th 2021, 9:01 AM 38,448 Views 29 Comments

Vaccines will be rolled out to over 85s from today.

Saturday 13 February, 2021

Here's what you need to know from Trump's second impeachment trial so far
# Senate Trial
# Senate Trial

Here's what you need to know from Trump's second impeachment trial so far

Feb 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,999 Views 17 Comments

The case is speeding towards a conclusion and near-certain acquittal.

Friday 12 February, 2021

Cork Lord Mayor 'very much regrets' all lives matter remark during Frederick Douglass commemoration
# Frederick Douglass
# Frederick Douglass

Cork Lord Mayor 'very much regrets' all lives matter remark during Frederick Douglass commemoration

Feb 12th 2021, 7:20 PM 29,895 Views 81 Comments

Joe Kavanagh said he “100% supports” the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sofa Watch: No Valentine's bonanza but Ryan's feeling the love with Katie Price and Drew Harris
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: No Valentine's bonanza but Ryan's feeling the love with Katie Price and Drew Harris

Feb 12th 2021, 6:30 PM 24,209 Views 21 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

Feb 12th 2021, 5:00 PM 7,879 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Irish man swindled out of nearly €7,000 paying 'custom fees' for American woman he met online
# Romance Scam
# Romance Scam

Irish man swindled out of nearly €7,000 paying 'custom fees' for American woman he met online

Feb 12th 2021, 6:15 AM 46,307 Views 40 Comments

Victims of so-called romance scams were scammed out of an average of €18,000 in 2020.

Thursday 11 February, 2021

Investigation under way after man (40s) killed in Ballymun shooting
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation under way after man (40s) killed in Ballymun shooting

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 157,478 Views 48 Comments

The man, who was in his mid-40s, received a number of gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 11th 2021, 6:01 PM 79,650 Views 128 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Feb 11th 2021, 4:55 PM 8,134 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Some wintry snaps of Ireland this week as more snow sweeps across the country
# Snowwatch
# Snowwatch

Some wintry snaps of Ireland this week as more snow sweeps across the country

Feb 11th 2021, 3:22 PM 21,556 Views 9 Comments

AA Roadwatch is advising all road users to take extra care and drive at a reduced speed in affected areas.

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Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cocaine following search of Kildare home
# Sallins
# Sallins

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cocaine following search of Kildare home

Feb 10th 2021, 3:54 PM 17,417 Views 14 Comments

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene last night.

'I'm not a cat': Lawyer goes viral for accidental kitten filter
# Not A Cat
# Not A Cat

'I'm not a cat': Lawyer goes viral for accidental kitten filter

Feb 10th 2021, 8:44 AM 57,106 Views 23 Comments

Rod Ponton said he still isn’t sure how the cat filter entered the virtual courtroom.

Friday 5 February, 2021

Sofa Watch: The best of Dave Grohl, and the Late Late Jerusalema challenge
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The best of Dave Grohl, and the Late Late Jerusalema challenge

Feb 5th 2021, 6:30 PM 30,905 Views 23 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Last women standing: Trinity to appoint first woman provost
# Trinity College Dublin
# Trinity College Dublin

Last women standing: Trinity to appoint first woman provost

Feb 5th 2021, 3:43 PM 21,082 Views 13 Comments

The university’s electorate will vote online on 10 April.

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Snow expected in parts from Sunday onwards as cold spell 'likely to last well into next week'
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Snow expected in parts from Sunday onwards as cold spell 'likely to last well into next week'

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:26 PM 124,555 Views 59 Comments

Met Éireann has said that the start of next week will be “bitterly cold and wintry”.

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Portrait of Vicky Phelan raises over €45,000 for healthcare workers
# Heroes Aid
# Heroes Aid

Portrait of Vicky Phelan raises over €45,000 for healthcare workers

Feb 4th 2021, 4:38 PM 36,647 Views 5 Comments

A family friend of Ms Phelan’s bought the portrait for it to go on display in her hometown.

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