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Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,539 Views 36 Comments

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.

Monday 16 August, 2021

21 white-tailed eagle chicks released into the wild in Munster
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

21 white-tailed eagle chicks released into the wild in Munster

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 4:53 PM 25,431 Views 25 Comments

It’s hoped the chicks will bolster the existing white-tailed eagle population in Ireland.

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,902 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

Poll: Would you use a buy now, pay later service when online shopping?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use a buy now, pay later service when online shopping?

Aug 16th 2021, 10:27 AM 34,743 Views 50 Comments

Companies have started to offer online shoppers the option to spread the cost of a purchase over a set period of time.

Sunday 8 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,837 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,837 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 8th 2021, 3:41 PM 86,238 Views 156 Comments

The latest figures were reported by health officials today.

'Further clarity' was needed on guidelines after Zappone event, Taoiseach says
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

'Further clarity' was needed on guidelines after Zappone event, Taoiseach says

Aug 8th 2021, 2:24 PM 37,938 Views 91 Comments

Micheál Martin issued his first comments today about the event which was attended by 50 people including Leo Varadkar.

'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo
# Olympics
# Olympics

'An inspiration': Ireland sends its congratulations as Kellie Harrington claims gold in Tokyo

Updated Aug 8th 2021, 12:48 PM 110,558 Views 81 Comments
  • Ireland's Kellie Harrington won gold at the women's Olympic lightweight boxing final.
  • "Hers is an exceptional achievement, and she is an inspiration for us all," Michael D Higgins said.
  • Today is the final day of the Tokyo 2020 games.
Archbishop of Dublin says communions and confirmations should be postponed until September
# Mass
# Mass

Archbishop of Dublin says communions and confirmations should be postponed until September

Aug 8th 2021, 11:28 AM 28,561 Views 43 Comments

The government has said it hopes to lift restrictions on these sacraments next month.

Poll: Should Ireland be doing more to tackle climate change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be doing more to tackle climate change?

Aug 8th 2021, 10:49 AM 35,689 Views 133 Comments

Ireland’s Climate Action Bill was enacted in July.

5,000 people attend walk-in Covid vaccine centres so far this weekend
# Covid Jabs
# Covid Jabs

5,000 people attend walk-in Covid vaccine centres so far this weekend

Aug 8th 2021, 9:31 AM 23,203 Views 40 Comments

“We’re getting there,” the HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules
# Controversy
# Controversy

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules

Aug 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,373 Views 85 Comments
  • After Golfgate, experts noticed a slight decrease in how much people believed others were complying.
  • Orla Dwyer reports that researchers will be keeping an eye to see if a similar effect happens in the wake of Merrion Gate.
  • Perceptions of how other people behave is "strongly related" to our own Covid behaviours, according to the ESRI's Dr Shane Timmons.

Saturday 7 August, 2021

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities
# Abortion
# Abortion

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities

Aug 7th 2021, 1:39 PM 19,070 Views 49 Comments

The Programme for Government committed to creating these zones aimed to prevent protests outside medical facilities.

Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?

Aug 7th 2021, 10:54 AM 38,199 Views 37 Comments

Who will win gold in the battle of summer television?

Man arrested by NI police investigating death of two-year-old girl
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man arrested by NI police investigating death of two-year-old girl

Aug 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 23,914 Views 0 Comments

The child died after being admitted to hospital yesterday.

Status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning in place for several counties
# Get The Brolly
# Get The Brolly

Status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning in place for several counties

Aug 7th 2021, 9:38 AM 29,936 Views 5 Comments

The warning will stay in place until midnight.

Man charged after gun and €2,000 worth of heroin seized in Dublin
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Man charged after gun and €2,000 worth of heroin seized in Dublin

Aug 7th 2021, 8:20 AM 22,973 Views 0 Comments

The suspected drugs and gun will now be sent for analysis.

Friday 6 August, 2021

Poll: Will you 'risk assess' weekend plans after CMO request?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you 'risk assess' weekend plans after CMO request?

Aug 6th 2021, 10:44 AM 65,537 Views 113 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said it’s understandable that people can become tired of the pandemic.

Several instances of unvaccinated pregnant women being treated for Covid-19 in NI hospitals
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Several instances of unvaccinated pregnant women being treated for Covid-19 in NI hospitals

Aug 6th 2021, 9:42 AM 26,028 Views 39 Comments

The Belfast Trust said some of the women require ventilation.

Thursday 5 August, 2021

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 2:15 PM 18,205 Views 51 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday

Aug 5th 2021, 1:27 PM 39,915 Views 135 Comments

NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?

Aug 5th 2021, 11:34 AM 45,526 Views 133 Comments

The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?

Aug 4th 2021, 9:18 AM 44,260 Views 121 Comments

The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.

Sunday 25 July, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish weather records?
# Roasting
# Roasting

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish weather records?

Jul 25th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,892 Views 9 Comments

Test your knowledge of the all-time highs and lows of Irish weather.

Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:56 PM 33,635 Views 0 Comments

Desmond Kelly has been missing from the Crumlin area since Thursday 22 July.

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 10:29 PM 61,422 Views 64 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,650 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:33 PM 27,164 Views 0 Comments

Charlene Masterson was sexually assaulted by her father for over seven-and-a-half years. He was jailed today.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:55 PM 9,908 Views 1 Comment

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

Man (20s) dies after road incident in Westmeath
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man (20s) dies after road incident in Westmeath

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:04 PM 28,264 Views 4 Comments

The incident occurred at around 10.30am on Monday in the Lough Ennell area of Mullingar.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Missing Kerry teenager found safe and well
# Taylor Lee
# Taylor Lee

Missing Kerry teenager found safe and well

Jul 21st 2021, 11:00 PM 22,360 Views 6 Comments

Taylor Lee has been missing from Kenmare since Friday 9 July.

South African firm to make the first Pfizer Covid vaccines in Africa next year
# Covax
# Covax

South African firm to make the first Pfizer Covid vaccines in Africa next year

Jul 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 12,931 Views 8 Comments

Production will begin in 2022 and doses will be distributed among Africa’s 54 countries.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
# Edge Of Space
# Edge Of Space

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?

Jul 20th 2021, 11:55 PM 20,832 Views 37 Comments
  • Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
  • However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
High temperatures continue as 29.5 degrees reached in one county today
# Hot Hot Hot
# Hot Hot Hot

High temperatures continue as 29.5 degrees reached in one county today

Jul 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 42,428 Views 41 Comments

Met Éireann said at least nine weather observing stations have met heat wave criteria.