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Dublin: 12¬įC Tuesday 20 April 2021

Today’s News

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine

27 minutes ago 3,792 Views 7 Comments
  • Unusual blood clots should be listed as "very rare side effects" - but the "overall benefits" of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks.
  • Eight rare blood clots with low levels of blood platelets were recorded among over 7 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the US.
  • The statement by the EMA is similar to its conclusion for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - which NIAC decided to limit to those aged over 60.

Yesterday’s News

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US
# Rebecca Saunders
# Rebecca Saunders

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US

16 hours ago 51,230 Views 38 Comments

Martin McCarthy killed his young daughter Clarissa before taking his own life in west Cork in 2013.

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 26,857 Views 42 Comments

The ‘Indian variant’ is not a variant of concern, but it is under investigation – and being monitored closely in Ireland.

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

23 hours ago 7,260 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended
# ICCL
# ICCL

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended

23 hours ago 28,669 Views 78 Comments

The ICCL says that the Constitution requires that the State employ detention as “a very last resort”.

Friday 16 April, 2021

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?
# Miggeldy
# Miggeldy

Quiz: Michael D Higgins is 80 this weekend - how much do you know about him?

Fri 9:30 PM 40,608 Views 50 Comments

The politician, poet and sociologist turns 80 on Sunday. How much do you know about him?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 9:07 PM 9,477 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of the news.

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

Fri 8:30 PM 18,379 Views 34 Comments

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a ‚ā¨100 fine each, Garda√≠ said.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Fri 7:48 PM 12,027 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

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Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

Fri 6:05 PM 13,296 Views 6 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

Fri 4:48 PM 6,240 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin

Thu 9:44 PM 19,720 Views 11 Comments

‚ā¨5,000 worth of suspected cocaine was also seized.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 8:59 PM 8,283 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the news headlines.

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

Thu 8:02 PM 77,433 Views 114 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

Thu 4:34 PM 33,079 Views 31 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

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Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

Wed 10:47 PM 54,761 Views 6 Comments

Irina Gavrila had been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

Wed 10:32 PM 35,413 Views 37 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

Wed 8:28 PM 18,000 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

Wed 6:16 PM 36,013 Views 21 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:47 PM 60,676 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

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Tuesday 13 April, 2021

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

Apr 13th 2021, 10:53 PM 25,858 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80
# Entrepreneur
# Entrepreneur

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80

Apr 13th 2021, 10:31 PM 105,529 Views 22 Comments

Galen Weston bought the bankrupt department store that would become Penneys in the 1960s, when he moved to Dublin.

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park

Apr 13th 2021, 9:58 PM 57,223 Views 49 Comments

Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan said that rhododendron “is one of the biggest threats to peatlands in the west of Ireland”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 13th 2021, 9:01 PM 8,849 Views 0 Comments

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate
# Carrick-on-Suir
# Carrick-on-Suir

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate

Apr 13th 2021, 6:52 PM 33,400 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene, and are appealing for witnesses.

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant
# Covid Variant
# Covid Variant

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant

Apr 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 31,238 Views 10 Comments

Two expert organisations said that this may be why there were no cases in Covid surges last year.

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,336 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

Q&A: Why Ireland changed its guidelines for the AstraZeneca vaccine - and how it'll affect the rollout
# Rare Blood Clotting
# Rare Blood Clotting

Q&A: Why Ireland changed its guidelines for the AstraZeneca vaccine - and how it'll affect the rollout

Apr 13th 2021, 7:50 AM 66,207 Views 76 Comments

The HSE is going to consider over the next few days how this affects the vaccine rollout.

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

Apr 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 37,553 Views 23 Comments

The T√°naiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

Monday 12 April, 2021

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work

Apr 12th 2021, 5:48 PM 15,226 Views 11 Comments

Some 48% of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of ‚ā¨350 this week.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?

Apr 11th 2021, 7:30 AM 24,477 Views 52 Comments

Covid passports are vaccine passports by a different name, at worst, and at best – a quick ticket back to normality.

Friday 9 April, 2021

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
# Travel
# Travel

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated

Apr 9th 2021, 9:03 PM 56,148 Views 20 Comments

“If you don’t accept people into the country who are vaccinated, are Irish people the same? When they go travelling does it mean nothing outside of Ireland?”

Thursday 8 April, 2021

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018

Apr 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,699 Views 8 Comments

Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.

Monday 5 April, 2021

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate

Apr 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 41,612 Views 40 Comments

“Our young people are fierce and brave and they’re coming for us. And we should let them.”

Sunday 4 April, 2021

Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 41,659 Views 69 Comments

Northern Ireland’s place in the Union could be decided for it, if Scotland decides its future is better in the EU, rather than the UK.

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Saturday 3 April, 2021

Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?

Apr 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 28,161 Views 36 Comments

Some MEPs voted against skipping the committee stage, where legislation underpinning the Certificates would be scrutinised.

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,684 Views 40 Comments

Doctors have written to all TDs and senators asking for their citizenship to be fasttracked as a gesture for their work during the pandemic.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,109 Views 1 Comment

The warning comes as an increase in calls to search and rescue teams have been noticed.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

House prices jumped by an average of ‚ā¨20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House prices jumped by an average of ‚ā¨20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly

Mar 31st 2021, 12:10 AM 67,970 Views 43 Comments

In Dublin, prices rose by 6.9% in the year to March 2021, but the largest increases were seen in the counties surrounding Dublin and in the other cities.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'

Mar 30th 2021, 9:06 PM 37,002 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.

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