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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

9 hours ago 14,436 Views 9 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
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# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

15 hours ago 21,974 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

Friday 9 April, 2021

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
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# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Fri 2:23 PM 12,963 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
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# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Thu 7:16 PM 22,638 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
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# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Thu 6:10 PM 73,116 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
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# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Wed 11:02 AM 98,835 Views 322 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

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Monday 5 April, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Apr 5th 2021, 6:30 PM 19,604 Views 8 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing
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# Covid19

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing

Mar 31st 2021, 5:40 PM 39,079 Views 90 Comments

New research suggests there has been a “substantial increase” in social visits to homes.

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
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# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,033 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Coast Guard warns members about unofficial survey which claims over half don't have confidence in management
# Irish Coast Guard
# Irish Coast Guard

Coast Guard warns members about unofficial survey which claims over half don't have confidence in management

Mar 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,864 Views 13 Comments

The survey was circulated the same week management shared results of its own official survey.

Monday 29 March, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 19,121 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

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Saturday 27 March, 2021

Ahead of Q2 ramp-up, HSE looks at shortening application process for vaccinators
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# Red Tape

Ahead of Q2 ramp-up, HSE looks at shortening application process for vaccinators

Mar 27th 2021, 9:30 AM 21,831 Views 33 Comments

Some 4,000 people have applied for the roles but a large proportion are offering to work part-time only.

Thursday 25 March, 2021

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,558 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
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# Hpra

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,675 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 17,694 Views 3 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 41,206 Views 49 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

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Tuesday 16 March, 2021

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter
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# Covid19

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 12:32 PM 31,731 Views 36 Comments

The agreement would see an additional 10 million doses being delivered to member states over the next three months.

Monday 15 March, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 22,910 Views 23 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,256 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
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# Covid19

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 45,520 Views 59 Comments

Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.

Saturday 13 March, 2021

Reader Q&A: How are high risk groups being identified and where will they get their vaccines?
# Vaccine Questions
# Vaccine Questions

Reader Q&A: How are high risk groups being identified and where will they get their vaccines?

Mar 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,966 Views 27 Comments

The government expects to have access to close to four million vaccine doses in the second quarter of the year.

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Thursday 11 March, 2021

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
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# Factcheck

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,188 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?
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# Vaccine

J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?

Mar 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,417 Views 76 Comments

The government has been told initial supplies in April and May will be smaller, with the majority of doses arriving in June.

Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Vaccines Q&A: What will the next three months of the rollout look like? Send us your questions
# Vaccine Questions
# Vaccine Questions

Vaccines Q&A: What will the next three months of the rollout look like? Send us your questions

Mar 10th 2021, 9:00 PM 15,198 Views 0 Comments

The government is expecting to significantly ramp up the roll-out in April, May and June.

Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 12,718 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

Monday 8 March, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mar 8th 2021, 6:30 PM 17,438 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Some people lost absolutely everything': Garda warning as investment fraud scams on the rise

Mar 8th 2021, 1:08 PM 28,857 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí have said more people have become vulnerable to these scams during the pandemic because they are concerned about their finances.

Sunday 7 March, 2021

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?
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# Quiz

Quiz: Did Judge Judy actually say this?

Mar 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 57,471 Views 21 Comments

The popular court series is ending after 25 years.

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine

Mar 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,438 Views 40 Comments

The vaccine is expected to get the green light from the EU regulator on Thursday.

Friday 5 March, 2021

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 13,640 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
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# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,495 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

Monday 1 March, 2021

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mar 1st 2021, 6:30 PM 19,727 Views 17 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers
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# Consumers

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 20,930 Views 9 Comments
  • 88 branches in Ireland are to close
  • Banking services will move to 900 Post Offices
Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season
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# Wildlife

Reminder issued about hedge-cutting ban to protect birds during nesting season

Mar 1st 2021, 6:10 AM 55,774 Views 23 Comments

A breach of the Wildlife Act can result in a conviction and fine.

Sunday 28 February, 2021

QUIZ: How well do you remember the Eurovision host cities?
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# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you remember the Eurovision host cities?

Feb 28th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,670 Views 5 Comments

If you’re a Eurovision expert and a geography buff, this one’s for you.

Thursday 25 February, 2021

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

Feb 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 15,968 Views 26 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
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First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Feb 25th 2021, 7:39 PM 75,121 Views 101 Comments

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

Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
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# Covid19

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list

Feb 24th 2021, 2:21 PM 20,476 Views 40 Comments

Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
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# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Feb 24th 2021, 7:45 AM 56,184 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
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# Coast Guard

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns

Feb 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,998 Views 2 Comments

Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.

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