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Today’s News

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

4 hours ago 4,712 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth

8 hours ago 13,670 Views 48 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend
# Good News
# Good News

Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend

8 hours ago 10,166 Views 16 Comments

It beats the wet, cold weather, anyway.

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

12 hours ago 10,728 Views 16 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

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Yesterday’s News

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
# On The Radio
# On The Radio

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group

Updated Thu 11:59 AM 43,232 Views 5 Comments

Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

Thu 9:22 AM 5,249 Views 11 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland
# Covid Variants
# Covid Variants

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland

Tue 2:35 PM 12,649 Views 11 Comments

The North’s health minister said this development demonstrates the need for continued caution.

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'

Updated Tue 2:16 PM 107,251 Views 119 Comments

The government is set to publish its new Living with Covid plan after a Cabinet meeting today.

Plan to vaccinate over-85s in alternative location after fire at GP surgery in Galway this morning
# Ballygar
# Ballygar

Plan to vaccinate over-85s in alternative location after fire at GP surgery in Galway this morning

Tue 11:56 AM 28,805 Views 20 Comments

Local GP Martin Daly said the fire started just before 7.30am and caused extensive damage to the building.

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Summer bookings at 'historic low', hotels say
# Level 5
# Level 5

Summer bookings at 'historic low', hotels say

Tue 8:34 AM 35,124 Views 66 Comments

The hotels industry is calling for more supports from the government while they remain shut.

Monday 22 February, 2021

Gardaí appeal after three masked men enter house in Wexford and steal cash and belongings
# Camolin
# Camolin

Gardaí appeal after three masked men enter house in Wexford and steal cash and belongings

Mon 2:57 PM 17,621 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened in the Camolin area at 8.30pm last night.

Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year

Mon 12:02 PM 30,430 Views 18 Comments

Most complaints were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
# Ramp Up
# Ramp Up

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April

Updated Mon 11:32 AM 44,449 Views 86 Comments

The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced
# Justice Plan
# Justice Plan

Plans for reducing the cost of legal actions and regularisation scheme for undocumented persons announced

Mon 8:48 AM 15,044 Views 26 Comments

The Justice Plan 2021 has over 200 actions which the minister said should be implemented in the next 12 months.

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Friday 19 February, 2021

Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland
# The Banks
# The Banks

Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 7:22 PM 81,232 Views 81 Comments
  • Ulster Bank said this morning that the move won’t mean an immediate change for customers
  • Staff are "deeply disappointed" by the decision to wind down Ulster Bank in Ireland
  • Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe called it a "difficult day" from an Irish banking perspective and for Ulster Bank staff
Strict restrictions set to remain in place until May as all primary school students to return by 15 March
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Strict restrictions set to remain in place until May as all primary school students to return by 15 March

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 1:30 PM 235,068 Views 381 Comments

Progress in driving down Covid-19 numbers is slowing down in Ireland.

Man (20s) arrested in connection with murder of teenager in January 2020
# Murder Probe
# Murder Probe

Man (20s) arrested in connection with murder of teenager in January 2020

Feb 19th 2021, 1:03 PM 18,568 Views 0 Comments

The victim cannot be named due to a court restriction on identifying children who have been murdered.

Two men charged over fatal shooting of man (50s) in Dublin last July
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Two men charged over fatal shooting of man (50s) in Dublin last July

Feb 19th 2021, 11:20 AM 14,893 Views 0 Comments

Thomas McCarthy was shot dead in Ballyfermot on 27 July last year.

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,048 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Government to explore creating a 'third force' in Irish banking if Ulster Bank exits Irish market, says Varadkar
# The Banks
# The Banks

Government to explore creating a 'third force' in Irish banking if Ulster Bank exits Irish market, says Varadkar

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:53 PM 75,287 Views 89 Comments

A formal announcement is expected on Ulster Bank’s operations in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,521 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries

Feb 18th 2021, 9:38 AM 35,191 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures last night.

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Four people to be prosecuted over alleged Covid breaches at infamous Golfgate event
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Four people to be prosecuted over alleged Covid breaches at infamous Golfgate event

Feb 17th 2021, 3:46 PM 32,964 Views 0 Comments

On 19 August last year, 81 people attended a dinner in a Clifden hotel, Co Galway as part of an Oireachtas Golf Society event.

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BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin
# Post Election
# Post Election

BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin

Feb 17th 2021, 12:36 PM 27,341 Views 39 Comments

Another complaint relating to an on-air jingle on Today FM was also rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Taoiseach launches new behavioural study to gauge our attitudes to Covid-19 restrictions
# Behaviour
# Behaviour

Taoiseach launches new behavioural study to gauge our attitudes to Covid-19 restrictions

Feb 17th 2021, 11:14 AM 19,819 Views 52 Comments

The research – in conjunction with the ESRI – will survey people on their recent activities.

Man and woman arrested over killing of teenager in January 2020
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man and woman arrested over killing of teenager in January 2020

Feb 17th 2021, 9:46 AM 27,818 Views 0 Comments

The victim cannot be named due to a court restriction on identifying children who have been murdered.

Numbers in hospital lower than first wave peak as Ireland 'on track' for 200-400 cases a day by March
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Numbers in hospital lower than first wave peak as Ireland 'on track' for 200-400 cases a day by March

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,457 Views 47 Comments

Under current projections, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital will reach between 500 and 600 by the end of the month.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
# Article 16
# Article 16

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 46,866 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 8:56 AM 11,946 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: How many pancakes will you have today?
# Shrove Tuesday
# Shrove Tuesday

Poll: How many pancakes will you have today?

Feb 16th 2021, 8:51 AM 28,451 Views 24 Comments

Batter up…

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Banking Federation says capital requirements here are making lending and mortgages more expensive

Feb 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 16,811 Views 28 Comments

Irish mortgage applicants face some of the highest interest rates in Europe.

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,152 Views 15 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

Monday 15 February, 2021

GAA clubs, hotels and stadiums: Here's where Ireland's 37 vaccination centres are going to be
# Vaccination Centres
# Vaccination Centres

GAA clubs, hotels and stadiums: Here's where Ireland's 37 vaccination centres are going to be

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 4:01 PM 134,598 Views 145 Comments
  • There's at least one in every county, and in the coming months large numbers will be vaccinated in these centres
  • People will be able to book online to receive a vaccine once the process has reached that stage
  • There will be five centres in Cork and four in Dublin
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234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000

Feb 15th 2021, 2:04 PM 37,601 Views 12 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.

Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says

Feb 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,957 Views 0 Comments

Women’s Aid has today launched a new campaign to support young women experiencing abuse during the pandemic.

Sunday 14 February, 2021

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
# Preliminary Inquiries
# Preliminary Inquiries

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 40,915 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 788 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 788 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 5:50 PM 88,775 Views 139 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Inciter-in-chief, 'fighting like hell' and 'he didn't get away with anything yet': Trump is acquitted again
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Inciter-in-chief, 'fighting like hell' and 'he didn't get away with anything yet': Trump is acquitted again

Feb 14th 2021, 11:11 AM 20,995 Views 95 Comments

The second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump ended in a similar manner to the first with his acquittal.

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Poll: Do you think Donald Trump will run for US President again?
# 2024
# 2024

Poll: Do you think Donald Trump will run for US President again?

Feb 14th 2021, 9:42 AM 61,464 Views 123 Comments

The former president was defiant after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial last night.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Feb 14th 2021, 8:50 AM 14,934 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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