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Sunday 4 April, 2021

In-form Aston Villa defender targets England spot
# AIM
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# AIM

In-form Aston Villa defender targets England spot

Apr 4th 2021, 1:49 PM 6,421 Views 2 Comments

Ezri Konsa has penned a fresh five-year contract at the club.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Irish international Scott Hogan’s penalty earns Blues win over Swansea
# Great Scott
From The42
# Great Scott

Irish international Scott Hogan’s penalty earns Blues win over Swansea

Apr 2nd 2021, 10:27 PM 4,629 Views 0 Comments

Hogan blasted his penalty past goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in the first minute of added time.

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
From The42
# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,001 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

UK regulator reports 30 cases of rare blood clot events after AstraZeneca jab
# AstraZenenca
# AstraZenenca

UK regulator reports 30 cases of rare blood clot events after AstraZeneca jab

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:30 PM 40,328 Views 66 Comments

The Dutch government has today temporarily halted AstraZeneca vaccinations for people under 60.

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:33 AM 34,932 Views 51 Comments

16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Mar 31st 2021, 10:30 PM 31,553 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
# Court
# Court

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears

Mar 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 23,215 Views 0 Comments

“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.

Monday 29 March, 2021

Sex trafficking charges added to indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell
# Jeffrey Epstein
# Jeffrey Epstein

Sex trafficking charges added to indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell

Mar 29th 2021, 10:55 PM 24,810 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell (59) has remained in a federal jail without bail after a judge three times rejected bail packages.

Woman jailed for 16 years over fatal poisoning of Irish man
# Jailed
# Jailed

Woman jailed for 16 years over fatal poisoning of Irish man

Mar 29th 2021, 10:26 PM 48,794 Views 0 Comments

Adrian Murphy (43) was killed with an overdose of scopolamine – a substance known as devil’s breath.

Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says
# Allegations
# Allegations

Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says

Mar 29th 2021, 9:55 PM 27,613 Views 32 Comments

Arcuri has made fresh allegations that she and Johnson had a four-year romantic relationship when he was mayor.

'Next season, he has to be a first-team player' - Highly rated 17-year-old Tottenham striker signs first pro contract
# Hot Prospect
From The42
# Hot Prospect

'Next season, he has to be a first-team player' - Highly rated 17-year-old Tottenham striker signs first pro contract

Mar 29th 2021, 6:00 PM 13,591 Views 4 Comments

Big things are expected of Dane Scarlett in north London.

UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster
# Neighbourliness
# Neighbourliness

UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster

Mar 29th 2021, 1:15 PM 16,262 Views 52 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said the vaccination rate in the Republic has an ‘impact’ as neighbours.

Sunday 28 March, 2021

England U21s on brink of European Championship elimination after Portugal defeat
# Toothless
From The42
# Toothless

England U21s on brink of European Championship elimination after Portugal defeat

Mar 28th 2021, 10:38 PM 8,698 Views 5 Comments

Dany Mota’s strike and a Francisco Trincao penalty saw Portugal win the Group D clash on Sunday.

Gio Reyna and Christian Pulisic give USA victory over Northern Ireland
# Same Old Story
From The42
# Same Old Story

Gio Reyna and Christian Pulisic give USA victory over Northern Ireland

Mar 28th 2021, 7:45 PM 5,006 Views 0 Comments

A superb strike from Niall McGinn gave Northern Ireland late hope.

Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix
# F1
From The42
# F1

Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix

Mar 28th 2021, 6:43 PM 5,765 Views 7 Comments

Hamilton and Verstappen raced all the way to the chequered flag.

Friday 26 March, 2021

From despair to joy - Wayne Pivac celebrates Welsh triumph
# Wayne's World
From The42
# Wayne's World

From despair to joy - Wayne Pivac celebrates Welsh triumph

Mar 26th 2021, 11:04 PM 8,346 Views 18 Comments

Pivac’s men had been forced to wait an additional six days to discover their fate following Saturday’s last gasp defeat to France.

Gardaí issue fines worth around €2.3 million for Covid-19 breaches
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Gardaí issue fines worth around €2.3 million for Covid-19 breaches

Mar 26th 2021, 8:15 PM 17,886 Views 37 Comments

New figures show the highest number of fines were issued for non-essential travel, with 12,336 incidents incurring a 100-euro penalty

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
# United States
# United States

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia

Mar 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,760 Views 11 Comments

Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.

Thursday 25 March, 2021

England U21s suffer nightmare start at Euros
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

England U21s suffer nightmare start at Euros

Mar 25th 2021, 4:35 PM 11,848 Views 4 Comments

Switzerland striker Dan Ndoye’s late winner condemned the Young Lions to Group D defeat in Koper.

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic

Mar 25th 2021, 4:21 PM 9,700 Views 13 Comments

The midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement with Aberdeen.

FA liaising with authorities amid talk England's World Cup qualifier could be cancelled
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

FA liaising with authorities amid talk England's World Cup qualifier could be cancelled

Mar 25th 2021, 4:07 PM 7,842 Views 3 Comments

The Albanian Football Association has issued a statement saying it has been informed by local police that the force cannot guarantee the safety of the teams.

Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Dublin-Belfast economic corridor will bring both sides 'closer together', Varadkar says
# Co-operation
# Co-operation

Dublin-Belfast economic corridor will bring both sides 'closer together', Varadkar says

Mar 24th 2021, 9:28 PM 15,127 Views 18 Comments

‘There are two million people living along the corridor. It’s not just about Dublin, Belfast, it’s everything in between.’

Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’
# Raising Awareness
From The42
# Raising Awareness

Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’

Mar 24th 2021, 5:47 PM 3,948 Views 0 Comments

Alphonso Davies will work as a global goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.

After 9 years, Nicky Butt to leave Manchester United coaching set-up
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

After 9 years, Nicky Butt to leave Manchester United coaching set-up

Mar 24th 2021, 5:31 PM 11,323 Views 8 Comments

He has overseen the progress of the likes of Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson.

Celtic’s principal shareholder Dermot Desmond hits back after coming under fire
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

Celtic’s principal shareholder Dermot Desmond hits back after coming under fire

Mar 24th 2021, 5:20 PM 11,871 Views 4 Comments

The Scottish club failed in their quest for a record 10th consecutive title.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million
# Digital Token
# Digital Token

‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:18 AM 20,751 Views 15 Comments

The proceeds from the bidding war have been donated to charity.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Roman Abramovich launches legal action over controversial new book
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Roman Abramovich launches legal action over controversial new book

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:26 PM 14,088 Views 0 Comments

The Chelsea owner has filed a defamation suit against both publishers HarperCollins and author Catherine Belton.

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds
# Scotland
# Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:46 PM 17,462 Views 0 Comments

The probe was carried out by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tories set to run Liverpool as Government sends in inspectors
# Corruption
# Corruption

Tories set to run Liverpool as Government sends in inspectors

Mar 21st 2021, 7:01 PM 39,236 Views 33 Comments

The city could be only the fourth local authority in 25 years to be run by commissioners following a corruption probe.

Scottish minister says vote for independence will take place at the end of Covid pandemic
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scottish minister says vote for independence will take place at the end of Covid pandemic

Mar 21st 2021, 4:11 PM 18,180 Views 64 Comments

Scotland’s constitution secretary said such a vote will be held ‘when the time is right’.

Saturday 20 March, 2021

Police in Germany clash with protesters in rally against coronavirus measures
# Protest
# Protest

Police in Germany clash with protesters in rally against coronavirus measures

Mar 20th 2021, 1:32 PM 19,904 Views 42 Comments

Several thousand people took to the streets of Kassel.

London police warn there will be arrests if people protest this weekend
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

London police warn there will be arrests if people protest this weekend

Mar 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,618 Views 12 Comments

Police faced criticism for how they handled demonstrations following the killing of Sarah Everard.

Friday 19 March, 2021

Fermanagh man jailed for assault of two senior Quinn Industrial Holdings executives
# Cavan Circuit Court
# Cavan Circuit Court

Fermanagh man jailed for assault of two senior Quinn Industrial Holdings executives

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 2:22 PM 45,942 Views 0 Comments

James Bernard McGovern, 24, appeared at Cavan Circuit Court on Friday.

US and China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden
# Us China Relations
# Us China Relations

US and China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

Mar 19th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,515 Views 7 Comments

The two sides took aim at each other’s country’s policies with unusually pointed public remarks.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

Bodies found in search for missing woman and her two-year-old daughter in Scotland
# Bennylyn Burke
# Bennylyn Burke

Bodies found in search for missing woman and her two-year-old daughter in Scotland

Mar 18th 2021, 9:20 PM 64,406 Views 7 Comments

The bodies were found at a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee.

Amber Heard lied about giving her $7 million in divorce money to charity, Johnny Depp's lawyers say
# Appeal
# Appeal

Amber Heard lied about giving her $7 million in divorce money to charity, Johnny Depp's lawyers say

Mar 18th 2021, 3:32 PM 35,453 Views 0 Comments

The actor is trying to overturn a damning High Court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife and put her in fear for her life.

Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit
# Through The Floor
# Through The Floor

Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit

Mar 18th 2021, 2:52 PM 43,643 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, Britain accounted for just 7% of exports from Ireland.

Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours

Mar 18th 2021, 2:01 PM 3,386 Views 1 Comment

It was JP McManus’s first winner of the week.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

'I love you and Barcelona loves you' - New club president desperate to keep Messi at the Nou Camp
# Goat
From The42
# Goat

'I love you and Barcelona loves you' - New club president desperate to keep Messi at the Nou Camp

Mar 17th 2021, 11:04 PM 3,363 Views 2 Comments

Juan Laporta was elected as president for a second spell last week.

Chelsea beat Atletico to reach Champions League last eight for first time since 2014
# Blues Cruise
From The42
# Blues Cruise

Chelsea beat Atletico to reach Champions League last eight for first time since 2014

Mar 17th 2021, 10:11 PM 6,371 Views 12 Comments

Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson sealed an impressive win for the Blues.