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President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
# Travel
# Travel

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated 1 hour ago 85,984 Views 116 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

Friday 5 March, 2021

Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Breaches
# Breaches

Nearly 12,000 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Fri 7:15 PM 25,423 Views 60 Comments

This includes more than 9,000 €100 fines for non-essential travel.

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Fri 6:23 PM 10,913 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Fri 5:01 PM 7,829 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
# Sneem
# Sneem

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine

Fri 3:40 PM 30,230 Views 30 Comments

The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.

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Thursday 4 March, 2021

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Western outbreak linked to 442 Covid-19 cases: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Thu 7:56 PM 45,351 Views 35 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Coronavirus: 39 deaths and 462 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:55 PM 74,374 Views 96 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting
# Bird Watch
# Bird Watch

'It was incredible': How this stunning picture of starlings above a lake took weeks of waiting

Thu 4:00 PM 59,649 Views 28 Comments
Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

Thu 3:20 PM 13,205 Views 16 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

Thu 1:52 PM 27,136 Views 21 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

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Wednesday 3 March, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 8:54 PM 8,728 Views 0 Comments

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

Stockbrokers Davy apologise for 'failures' after €4.1 million Central Bank fine
# Fined
# Fined

Stockbrokers Davy apologise for 'failures' after €4.1 million Central Bank fine

Wed 8:18 PM 14,697 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank announced the fine levied against Davy yesterday.

Two men charged after catalytic converters found in boot of car in Finglas
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men charged after catalytic converters found in boot of car in Finglas

Wed 6:46 PM 36,106 Views 5 Comments

The men are due to appear in court later this month.

Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Jesuit Order names teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s
# Abuse
# Abuse

Jesuit Order names teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s

Tue 7:55 PM 30,125 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere from 1969 until 1978. He died in 2000.

Man (40s) dies following crash between car and lorry in Co Louth
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man (40s) dies following crash between car and lorry in Co Louth

Tue 6:52 PM 21,619 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred on the R173 this afternoon.

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Number of unregistered food businesses investigated last year more than double 2019 figures
# FSAI
# FSAI

Number of unregistered food businesses investigated last year more than double 2019 figures

Tue 3:05 PM 11,060 Views 2 Comments

The FSAI said many unregistered businesses use social media platforms like Facebook to advertise their products.

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI
# Judgement
# Judgement

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI

Tue 1:46 PM 12,871 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE’s application to appoint more people was objected by former FAI CEO John Delaney.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

Tue 12:05 AM 73,288 Views 17 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

Monday 1 March, 2021

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mon 7:47 PM 61,101 Views 53 Comments

Behavioural data about compliance and a continued decline in hospitalisations were among the topics discussed.

Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year
# Rats
# Rats

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year

Feb 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,829 Views 5 Comments

The callouts were spread more evenly across the north and south of the county compared to 2019.

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Friday 26 February, 2021

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

Feb 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 25,534 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

Thursday 25 February, 2021

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

Feb 25th 2021, 6:26 PM 6,754 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,754 Views 60 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,004 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know

Feb 17th 2021, 4:02 PM 25,747 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach said this one-dose jab will be “a big help” in Ireland’s vaccine rollout.

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Thursday 11 February, 2021

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites
# Frosty
# Frosty

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 11:01 AM 69,101 Views 30 Comments

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is in place for most of the country today.

Wednesday 10 February, 2021

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Feb 10th 2021, 4:54 PM 8,525 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

One in 12 Irish people listen to radio on a digital device, JNLR report says
# Radio
# Radio

One in 12 Irish people listen to radio on a digital device, JNLR report says

Feb 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 6,471 Views 24 Comments

That’s compared to more than three-quarters who use an FM radio.

Man charged over international invoice redirection fraud
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man charged over international invoice redirection fraud

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:53 AM 39,266 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found that €430,000 had been transferred in fraudulent transactions.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Feb 9th 2021, 9:02 PM 12,913 Views 0 Comments

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

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
# Testing
# Testing

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,151 Views 35 Comments

The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.

Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 PM 20,346 Views 38 Comments

The Covid-19 vaccines available require a two-dose schedule.

Government appoints two Deputy Garda Commissioners - including one senior officer from Canada
# New Job
# New Job

Government appoints two Deputy Garda Commissioners - including one senior officer from Canada

Feb 9th 2021, 2:09 PM 24,373 Views 25 Comments

Dr Shawna Coxon and acting Deputy Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon will take up the positions.

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee
# Frontline
# Frontline

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee

Feb 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 27,264 Views 53 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will meet with healthcare representative organisations later this morning.

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
# Internet
# Internet

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,084 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

Monday 8 February, 2021

Two food businesses ordered to close in January, including one selling dangerous weight loss product
# Dnp
# Dnp

Two food businesses ordered to close in January, including one selling dangerous weight loss product

Feb 8th 2021, 8:33 PM 89,025 Views 12 Comments

One website ‘FatBurney.com’ was selling a “highly toxic” product and implying it could be used for weight loss.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 829 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 829 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 8th 2021, 5:41 PM 89,679 Views 83 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Feb 8th 2021, 4:58 PM 11,780 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'She didn't have the energy to bark or stand': Dog missing for two weeks found in Wicklow Mountains
# Rescued
# Rescued

'She didn't have the energy to bark or stand': Dog missing for two weeks found in Wicklow Mountains

Feb 8th 2021, 4:36 PM 105,637 Views 89 Comments

A couple carried Neesha the Golden Retriever down Lugnaquilla after finding her near the top of the mountain.

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Union says meeting with Ulster Bank chief 'provided no reassurance for staff or for customers'
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Union says meeting with Ulster Bank chief 'provided no reassurance for staff or for customers'

Feb 4th 2021, 9:59 PM 29,911 Views 28 Comments

The threat of the bank closing “is growing”, the Financial Services Union said.

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