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Friday 19 February, 2021

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland

Feb 19th 2021, 9:33 PM 69,941 Views 118 Comments

All of the cases identified are directly associated with recent travel from Brazil.

€270k worth of cannabis found in parcel and electric heaters in two separate operations at Dublin Port
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

€270k worth of cannabis found in parcel and electric heaters in two separate operations at Dublin Port

Feb 19th 2021, 7:44 PM 16,062 Views 23 Comments

Both consignments were destined for addresses in Dublin.

Man arrested as €270,000 worth of cannabis plants seized during raid of property in Co Laois
# Mountrath
# Mountrath

Man arrested as €270,000 worth of cannabis plants seized during raid of property in Co Laois

Feb 19th 2021, 5:57 PM 16,848 Views 37 Comments

The seizure was made during a search of a property in Mountrath this morning.

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Feb 19th 2021, 5:43 PM 18,514 Views 45 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 19th 2021, 5:30 PM 71,364 Views 172 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a NPHET statement this evening.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

Feb 19th 2021, 4:45 PM 6,859 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year

Feb 19th 2021, 3:27 PM 14,947 Views 29 Comments

More than half of those who travelled through Dublin Airport last year did so in January and February.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
# Drogheda Educate Together
# Drogheda Educate Together

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,750 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

Man arrested after €90,000 worth of cannabis seized at residence in Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Man arrested after €90,000 worth of cannabis seized at residence in Co Louth

Feb 18th 2021, 9:51 PM 18,965 Views 26 Comments

The seizure was made at a residence in Dundalk this afternoon.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Feb 18th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,646 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 901 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 901 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 18th 2021, 5:51 PM 85,598 Views 132 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Cocaine worth €12 million discovered in containers from Central America at Ringaskiddy Port
# Cork
# Cork

Cocaine worth €12 million discovered in containers from Central America at Ringaskiddy Port

Feb 18th 2021, 5:19 PM 76,380 Views 84 Comments
  • The seizure was made following a joint operation between Gardaí and Revenue's custom service
  • Approximately 172kg of suspected cocaine was seized
  • The goods were discovered in a container at Ringaskiddy Port
The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Feb 18th 2021, 4:46 PM 7,387 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Feb 17th 2021, 8:50 PM 8,559 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison
# Midlands Prison
# Midlands Prison

Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison

Feb 17th 2021, 7:50 PM 14,858 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Prison Service and Midlands Prison management have decided to test all prisoners for Covid-19.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,326 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister
# State Exams
# State Exams

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 PM 75,286 Views 97 Comments
  • Leaving Cert students are to be given the option not to sit exams and instead apply for calculated grades
  • Oral and practical elements of the Leaving Certificate will also go ahead
  • The Junior Certificate has been cancelled

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Appointment of new chair of Shannon Group cancelled as 'use of social media below standard expected'
# Aaron Forde
# Aaron Forde

Appointment of new chair of Shannon Group cancelled as 'use of social media below standard expected'

Feb 16th 2021, 9:45 PM 64,513 Views 74 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan had announced the appointment of Aaron Forde in a statement earlier today.

Biden won't host foreign leaders at White House for 'a couple of months', spokesperson says
# No Visits
# No Visits

Biden won't host foreign leaders at White House for 'a couple of months', spokesperson says

Feb 16th 2021, 7:40 PM 21,744 Views 23 Comments

It was confirmed last week that the Taoiseach won’t be travelling to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.

Coronavirus: 33 deaths and 744 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 33 deaths and 744 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 16th 2021, 5:31 PM 86,422 Views 117 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement this evening.

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Feb 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 9,092 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 15 February, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Feb 15th 2021, 9:00 PM 14,385 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Friday 12 February, 2021

House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020

Feb 12th 2021, 3:45 PM 14,874 Views 23 Comments

Households paid an average price of €297,043 for a dwelling in the 12 months to December 2020.

Record low February temperatures of -15 degrees in England and Wales for second night running
# Baltic
# Baltic

Record low February temperatures of -15 degrees in England and Wales for second night running

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 17,058 Views 5 Comments

The coldest UK temperature for 65 years was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday night.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field
# Mac The Donkey
# Mac The Donkey

Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field

Feb 9th 2021, 2:25 PM 25,181 Views 22 Comments

The donkey has been taken into the care of the My Lovely Horse Rescue charity.

Monday 8 February, 2021

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial
# Starting Tomorrow
# Starting Tomorrow

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2021, 2:43 PM 10,982 Views 16 Comments

The proceedings are scheduled to begin tomorrow, just over a month since the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

Friday 5 February, 2021

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in face during 'vicious attack' in Newry
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in face during 'vicious attack' in Newry

Feb 5th 2021, 10:54 AM 10,694 Views 4 Comments

The PSNI is appealing for information regarding the attack.

Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:02 PM 107,084 Views 84 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Monday 1 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?

Feb 1st 2021, 1:28 PM 17,062 Views 5 Comments

The military today declared it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.

Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Appeal for information on two teenagers missing from Waterford who are believed to be in Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Appeal for information on two teenagers missing from Waterford who are believed to be in Dublin

Jan 26th 2021, 5:08 PM 54,793 Views 5 Comments

17-year-old Elise Mulumba and 15-year-old Aaliah Mulumba have been missing from since yesterday.

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions

Jan 26th 2021, 2:48 PM 29,154 Views 35 Comments

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Limerick
# Limerick

Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick

Jan 26th 2021, 2:13 PM 8,265 Views 7 Comments

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move in 2019.

Monday 25 January, 2021

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Jan 25th 2021, 7:59 PM 61,455 Views 30 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 6:41 PM 106,559 Views 111 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Jan 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 21,392 Views 49 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 1:47 PM 10,793 Views 16 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

Friday 22 January, 2021

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 37,827 Views 30 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:53 PM 17,115 Views 36 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
# CSO Covid Data
# CSO Covid Data

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week

Jan 22nd 2021, 1:34 PM 15,974 Views 59 Comments

That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.

Thursday 21 January, 2021

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 21st 2021, 8:08 PM 29,680 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.