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Tuesday 30 March, 2021

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 8:45 AM 10,311 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 37,995 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

Monday 29 March, 2021

Clearing Suez Canal backlog likely to take until end of week after massive container ship refloated
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Clearing Suez Canal backlog likely to take until end of week after massive container ship refloated

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 9:26 PM 138,889 Views 80 Comments
  • The Ever Given was freed this afternoon.
  • Almost 400 ships are waiting to use the waterway while other vessels were diverted around the tip of Africa.
Poll: Are you still doing Lent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still doing Lent?

Mar 29th 2021, 9:08 AM 34,240 Views 46 Comments

It’s less than a week until Easter Sunday.

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Man due in court after resident threatened with knife during aggravated burglary in Limerick
# Askeaton
# Askeaton

Man due in court after resident threatened with knife during aggravated burglary in Limerick

Mar 29th 2021, 9:00 AM 12,489 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at a house in Askeaton at around 7am yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 8:45 AM 11,044 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Friday 26 March, 2021

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 29,374 Views 28 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 606 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths.
  • As of 8pm last night, there are also 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Daily case numbers have either become static or have begun to increase slightly.

Thursday 25 March, 2021

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today
# Test Centres
# Test Centres

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:53 PM 55,128 Views 83 Comments

The temporary testing centres will allow people who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 to get a free test.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 1:59 PM 32,607 Views 32 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 683 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last night that having all schools fully open in April is a top priority for the government.
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Man charged over fire at Co Monaghan garda station in 2019
# Emyvale Garda Station
# Emyvale Garda Station

Man charged over fire at Co Monaghan garda station in 2019

Mar 25th 2021, 10:59 AM 8,375 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at Emyvale Garda Station in the early hours of Monday, 28 October 2019.

Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 31,162 Views 51 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 371 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live yesterday morning.
  • A total of 10,613 passengers arrived into Dublin Airport last week.
Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork

Mar 24th 2021, 1:29 PM 10,874 Views 20 Comments

The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Two men arrested after €200,000 worth of cannabis herb seized during search of van
# Co Carlow
# Co Carlow

Two men arrested after €200,000 worth of cannabis herb seized during search of van

Mar 24th 2021, 11:10 AM 14,106 Views 15 Comments

The seizure was made in the Gorteengrone area of Co Carlow yesterday evening.

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
# Renting
# Renting

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 18,807 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

'A game changer': 130km Royal Canal Greenway officially launches
# Greenway
# Greenway

'A game changer': 130km Royal Canal Greenway officially launches

Mar 24th 2021, 8:54 AM 57,563 Views 66 Comments

The route stretches through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford.

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

Mar 24th 2021, 8:29 AM 10,117 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures
# Banking
# Banking

Financial Services Union calling on Bank of Ireland to reconsider branch closures

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:34 AM 9,774 Views 10 Comments

Bank of Ireland is to appear before an Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:52 AM 75,027 Views 140 Comments
  • The mandatory hotel quarantine will come into effect at 4am on Friday.
  • The Tifco Hotel Group has been appointed as the service provider for the quarantine hotels.
  • All passengers travelling to Ireland from designated States must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.
The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:45 AM 8,467 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Should the €9 meal rule be scrapped when pubs reopen?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the €9 meal rule be scrapped when pubs reopen?

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:22 AM 59,626 Views 72 Comments

Publicans are calling for guarantees that the rule won’t be a feature once a wider reopening of society begins.

Monday 22 March, 2021

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:34 PM 56,969 Views 141 Comments
  • 81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 769 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from certain countries is to come into effect by next weekend.
'Shocking and horrific': Tributes paid as police identify two women murdered in Co Antrim
# Antrim
# Antrim

'Shocking and horrific': Tributes paid as police identify two women murdered in Co Antrim

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:28 PM 20,044 Views 0 Comments

Two women and one man were found dead in Newtownabbey on Friday night.

Gardaí renew appeal for man missing from Portlaoise since January 2019
# William Delaney
# William Delaney

Gardaí renew appeal for man missing from Portlaoise since January 2019

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:43 AM 18,840 Views 0 Comments

William Delaney was reported missing from Portlaoise on Wednesday, 31 January 2019.

Man due in court over armed robbery of shop in Dublin city centre
# Cathal Brugha Street
# Cathal Brugha Street

Man due in court over armed robbery of shop in Dublin city centre

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:23 AM 15,470 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on Cathal Brugha Street yesterday morning.

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400 new jobs to be created in Dublin by US software firm Workday
# Workday
# Workday

400 new jobs to be created in Dublin by US software firm Workday

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:03 AM 15,552 Views 7 Comments

Workday opened its European headquarters in Kings Building in Smithfield in 2015.

Lifeboat crews rescue seven people in two separate incidents near Dun Laoghaire
# Dublin
# Dublin

Lifeboat crews rescue seven people in two separate incidents near Dun Laoghaire

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:27 AM 30,230 Views 23 Comments

Both incidents happened yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday 16 March, 2021

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide
# Paddy's Day
# Paddy's Day

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 2:20 PM 44,853 Views 167 Comments

Gardaí are asking people to avoid large gatherings tomorrow.

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'

Mar 16th 2021, 1:33 PM 17,193 Views 22 Comments

The EMA is continuing to carry out its investigation into the vaccine after reports of rare blood-clotting events.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 11:25 AM 20,683 Views 22 Comments
  • There is currently 86 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units across the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 575 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The EMA has said it remains of the view that the benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine “outweigh the risks of side effects”.
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Man arrested after €45k worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine seized in Co Kerry
# Co Kerry
# Co Kerry

Man arrested after €45k worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine seized in Co Kerry

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 15,363 Views 22 Comments

The drugs were seized during a search of an apartment on Upper Castle Street in Tralee.

Monday 15 March, 2021

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,110 Views 120 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
  • Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Coronavirus: No new deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 5:54 PM 78,910 Views 120 Comments

Health officials addressed the suspension of the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over blood clots.

15-year-old boy hospitalised with 'serious injuries' after being assaulted in Dublin
# Inchicore
# Inchicore

15-year-old boy hospitalised with 'serious injuries' after being assaulted in Dublin

Mar 15th 2021, 10:16 AM 58,004 Views 33 Comments

The boy sustained serious injuries following an assault reportedly involving a group of youths.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use

Updated Mar 14th 2021, 7:01 PM 227,124 Views 362 Comments
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer confirmed the recommendation in a statement this morning.
  • Norwegian health officials yesterday reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Two men charged after three Garda members assaulted during incident at Donegal property
# Milford
# Milford

Two men charged after three Garda members assaulted during incident at Donegal property

Mar 14th 2021, 3:17 PM 49,147 Views 0 Comments

Investigations are ongoing.

Teenager dies and two passengers hospitalised after collision in Co Mayo
# Collision
# Collision

Teenager dies and two passengers hospitalised after collision in Co Mayo

Mar 14th 2021, 10:21 AM 48,530 Views 9 Comments

The single vehicle collision happened last night at Corha on the Newport Road in Castlebar.

Poll: Will you be marking Mother's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be marking Mother's Day?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:41 AM 36,572 Views 59 Comments

It’s Mother’s Day today.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Mar 14th 2021, 8:45 AM 12,251 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Man (30s) arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in Co Mayo released without charge
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Man (30s) arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in Co Mayo released without charge

Mar 14th 2021, 8:25 AM 16,170 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at around 11.50pm on Wednesday in the Humbert Way area of Castlebar.

Man due in court following seizure of €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine
# Galway
# Galway

Man due in court following seizure of €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine

Mar 14th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,531 Views 0 Comments

The suspected drugs were discovered during a search of a property in Galway on Friday.