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Friday 9 April, 2021

Two men charged with rioting following last night's violence in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Two men charged with rioting following last night's violence in Belfast

Apr 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 10,178 Views 0 Comments

One of the men was also charged with possession of a petrol bomb.

85 litres of wine and over 18,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort
# Cherbourg
# Cherbourg

85 litres of wine and over 18,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

Apr 9th 2021, 7:38 PM 17,802 Views 29 Comments

The cigarettes were found with the help of detector dog Gus.

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 9th 2021, 5:57 PM 96,509 Views 149 Comments

19 of the deaths reported today occurred in February.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

Apr 9th 2021, 4:56 PM 7,713 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Management of Covid-19 outbreak ‘chaotic and disorganised’ at Clare community hospital
# Inspection
# Inspection

Management of Covid-19 outbreak ‘chaotic and disorganised’ at Clare community hospital

Apr 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 25,588 Views 12 Comments

The centre was found to be non-compliant under 12 different regulations.

All three teachers' unions seek meeting with government, NPHET and NIAC over vaccine roll out
# Vaccine Priority
# Vaccine Priority

All three teachers' unions seek meeting with government, NPHET and NIAC over vaccine roll out

Apr 9th 2021, 1:42 PM 13,326 Views 75 Comments

The unions say the meeting would explore “creative solutions” to guarantee that schools can remain open.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
# Quarantine Hotels
# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 46,863 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient

Apr 8th 2021, 6:07 PM 33,864 Views 18 Comments

The HPRA confirmed it has received a case which describes “an unusual clot in the brain.”

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Apr 8th 2021, 4:56 PM 9,161 Views 0 Comments

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Artists' competition to create 2022 Free State centenary stamp
# An Post
# An Post

Artists' competition to create 2022 Free State centenary stamp

Apr 8th 2021, 3:43 PM 13,127 Views 10 Comments

Artworks submitted for the €10,000 commission will be judged by an expert panel.

Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month

Apr 8th 2021, 2:35 PM 32,634 Views 2 Comments

A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.

Arctic air mass brings 'unseasonably very cold weather' as wintry showers and thunderstorms forecast
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Arctic air mass brings 'unseasonably very cold weather' as wintry showers and thunderstorms forecast

Apr 8th 2021, 1:01 PM 35,024 Views 42 Comments

The weather is set to deteriorate further on Saturday.

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 12:45 PM 47,529 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Social Protection never requests bank account details from its customers by phone or SMS.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence
# SDLp
# SDLp

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence

Apr 7th 2021, 7:32 PM 54,566 Views 90 Comments

The UK PM was accused of contributing to the toxic environment through “mistruths” regarding Brexit regulations.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2021, 5:57 PM 76,202 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
# Dublin And Wicklow
# Dublin And Wicklow

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly

Apr 7th 2021, 4:23 PM 61,115 Views 110 Comments

Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.

Chocolate and alcohol sales spike amid spring festivities
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Chocolate and alcohol sales spike amid spring festivities

Apr 7th 2021, 1:56 PM 12,687 Views 19 Comments

Overall grocery spending has dipped compared to a boom this time last year.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Gardaí say family and holiday home visits are not essential journeys ahead of Easter weekend
# Long Weekend
# Long Weekend

Gardaí say family and holiday home visits are not essential journeys ahead of Easter weekend

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 47,961 Views 80 Comments

The force also appealed to people not to organise or go to house parties.

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 6:10 PM 64,006 Views 47 Comments

Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 31st 2021, 4:58 PM 7,393 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Exhausted swimmer rescued clinging to rocks near Dublin's Forty Foot
# RNLI
# RNLI

Exhausted swimmer rescued clinging to rocks near Dublin's Forty Foot

Mar 31st 2021, 3:35 PM 44,521 Views 28 Comments

People are being warned that sea temperatures remain low despite the sunny weather.

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Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement
# Warning
# Warning

Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement

Mar 31st 2021, 1:28 PM 45,550 Views 121 Comments

“Unfortunately, the significant ‘headroom’ that was available last summer when case counts were very low isn’t available now.”

Monday 29 March, 2021

Over €110,000 worth of drugs, including cannabis and tablets, seized at Dublin mail centre
# Customs Seizure
# Customs Seizure

Over €110,000 worth of drugs, including cannabis and tablets, seized at Dublin mail centre

Mar 29th 2021, 7:19 PM 14,938 Views 9 Comments

The drugs were found in 46 separate parcels that originated in the UK, Spain, USA and Canada.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Mar 29th 2021, 4:58 PM 8,170 Views 0 Comments

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Mostly dry and sunny weather is forecast for the rest of the week
# Sunny Spells
# Sunny Spells

Mostly dry and sunny weather is forecast for the rest of the week

Mar 29th 2021, 2:55 PM 26,065 Views 11 Comments

It’s balmy out.

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
# Local Government
# Local Government

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group

Mar 29th 2021, 12:49 PM 10,420 Views 33 Comments

Councillors, TDs and senators currently have no right to take maternity leave.

Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well

Mar 24th 2021, 7:34 PM 39,624 Views 10 Comments

He had been missing from his home in Dublin since Sunday 21 March.

Man (30s) arrested over Longford hit-and-run that left garda hospitalised
# Ardnacassa
# Ardnacassa

Man (30s) arrested over Longford hit-and-run that left garda hospitalised

Mar 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 13,091 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at Ardnacassa on Monday afternoon.

25% of vegetarian 'meat substitutes' tested found not to be adequate source of protein
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

25% of vegetarian 'meat substitutes' tested found not to be adequate source of protein

Mar 24th 2021, 6:10 AM 25,701 Views 51 Comments

Research found that the products should not be used regularly as a replacement for high-protein foods such as meat.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Man charged after gardaí seize €100,000 in cash from car stopped at checkpoint
# Cork
# Cork

Man charged after gardaí seize €100,000 in cash from car stopped at checkpoint

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:56 PM 25,930 Views 0 Comments

The man was stopped at a checkpoint at Ovens on the N22.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:02 PM 11,182 Views 1 Comment

It’s your nightly news catch-up.

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates
# Pcr Testing
# Pcr Testing

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:23 PM 28,201 Views 25 Comments

“We’re targeting the virus where we know it is,” the health minister said.

EU medicine regulator evaluating Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use in Europe
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicine regulator evaluating Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use in Europe

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:03 PM 36,706 Views 69 Comments

The EMA has also been in touch with representatives of the Chinese Sinopharm jab.

Racist incidents reach record number amid pandemic and rise of 'far right fake news'
# Racism In Ireland
# Racism In Ireland

Racist incidents reach record number amid pandemic and rise of 'far right fake news'

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:22 PM 20,365 Views 98 Comments

A report has noted that Irish “far right scammers” are adept at inciting hatred against groups and individuals.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Gardaí thank public after missing Wicklow teen located safe and well
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Gardaí thank public after missing Wicklow teen located safe and well

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:20 PM 26,708 Views 2 Comments

‘We would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.’

One hospitalised following clash involving 'large number of youths' on Dublin bridge
# Samuel Beckett Bridge
# Samuel Beckett Bridge

One hospitalised following clash involving 'large number of youths' on Dublin bridge

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:28 PM 87,870 Views 79 Comments

Two large groups of youths charged at each other from opposite sides of the bridge.

Crack cocaine use and drug dealing surges in Ballymun following garda cuts, report finds
# Dublin
# Dublin

Crack cocaine use and drug dealing surges in Ballymun following garda cuts, report finds

Mar 22nd 2021, 8:47 PM 21,181 Views 59 Comments

Open drug dealing and ‘cuckooing’ is taking place and criminals are targeting heroin users to get them hooked on crack cocaine.

The 5 at 5: Monday
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# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Mar 22nd 2021, 4:59 PM 9,859 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Eight men arrested after €60,000 worth of cocaine seized in Temple Bar
# Dublin
# Dublin

Eight men arrested after €60,000 worth of cocaine seized in Temple Bar

Mar 22nd 2021, 4:40 PM 21,141 Views 8 Comments

A number of mobile phones were also seized along with a quantity of cash.

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine
# Jab Done
# Jab Done

President Higgins and wife Sabina receive first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:36 PM 27,317 Views 34 Comments

“President Higgins and Sabina were grateful to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination from their local GP.”

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