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Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford
# Wexford
# Wexford

Woman (20s) killed in two-car collision in Wexford

5 hours ago 21,509 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am this morning.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college

Updated Wed 7:44 PM 66,459 Views 0 Comments

Covid-19 case numbers among those aged 19-24 “continue on a downward trend” despite incidents like this, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

Wed 12:05 AM 50,955 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

Monday 1 March, 2021

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin
# RiseUp Éireann
# RiseUp Éireann

Facebook 'in touch with' gardaí after removing group behind anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

Mon 5:53 PM 52,372 Views 0 Comments

RiseUp Éireann organised the Unite the Tribes march on Saturday.

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Friday 26 February, 2021

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?

Feb 26th 2021, 8:31 PM 25,103 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
# Survey
# Survey

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

Feb 26th 2021, 3:08 PM 9,619 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

Feb 26th 2021, 1:50 PM 86,582 Views 27 Comments

There’s a new number one for girls.

Thursday 25 February, 2021

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Fine finish to February with sun and 13 degree temperatures expected this weekend

Feb 25th 2021, 8:16 PM 14,300 Views 24 Comments

The spring weather looks set to continue.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:59 PM 19,326 Views 16 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

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Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group
# Una Mcgurk
# Una Mcgurk

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group

Feb 24th 2021, 8:56 PM 107,371 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed in the High Court yesterday.

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,576 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure

Feb 24th 2021, 12:47 PM 12,220 Views 0 Comments

The two were arrested yesterday following searches in Dublin and Meath.

Tuesday 23 February, 2021

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:09 PM 37,347 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:44 PM 23,812 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

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320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,012 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:50 PM 78,474 Views 110 Comments

An increasing proportion of people believe Ireland is returning to normal too slowly.

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:27 PM 50,449 Views 67 Comments

The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.

Majority of Irish adults believe social media influencers are inauthentic and misrepresent real life
# Survey
# Survey

Majority of Irish adults believe social media influencers are inauthentic and misrepresent real life

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:43 PM 28,778 Views 46 Comments

The finding was contained in a survey carried out by the ASAI.

Monday 22 February, 2021

Man arrested after Luas security worker injured in pepper spray attack
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested after Luas security worker injured in pepper spray attack

Feb 22nd 2021, 6:51 PM 33,351 Views 38 Comments

The incident happened on the Luas Red line at Suir Road this afternoon.

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'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 36,377 Views 65 Comments

The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.

Rehab to make 37 workers with disabilities at Limerick facility redundant due to impact of Covid-19
# Raheen
# Raheen

Rehab to make 37 workers with disabilities at Limerick facility redundant due to impact of Covid-19

Feb 22nd 2021, 1:01 PM 17,730 Views 30 Comments

The employees work at the Rehab Logistics facility in Raheen.

Friday 19 February, 2021

Dr Emer Holohan, wife of Chief Medical Officer, dies following long illness
# RIP
# RIP

Dr Emer Holohan, wife of Chief Medical Officer, dies following long illness

Feb 19th 2021, 7:01 PM 221,460 Views 69 Comments

She had been receiving palliative care since last year.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution
# Veteran Comedian
# Veteran Comedian

Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution

Feb 18th 2021, 4:51 PM 34,986 Views 0 Comments

Fox walked free from court last May after being cleared of all charges against him.

Deadline for registering deaths in Ireland could be cut to two weeks
# General Register
# General Register

Deadline for registering deaths in Ireland could be cut to two weeks

Feb 18th 2021, 1:16 PM 20,783 Views 28 Comments

Relatives currently have up to three months to register a death in the State.

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HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,337 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

HSE drops Carlow hotel as Covid-19 vaccination centre after surprise inclusion on official list
# Seven Oaks Hotel
# Seven Oaks Hotel

HSE drops Carlow hotel as Covid-19 vaccination centre after surprise inclusion on official list

Feb 16th 2021, 8:27 PM 46,215 Views 35 Comments

The Seven Oaks Hotel said today that its use had not been confirmed by the health service.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary applies to EMA for Covid-19 vaccine approval
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary applies to EMA for Covid-19 vaccine approval

Feb 16th 2021, 4:02 PM 24,175 Views 31 Comments

The single-dose vaccine could be approved as early as next month.

Coillte reveals Ireland's ten most popular forests as some visitor numbers triple during 2020
# Wood You Believe It
# Wood You Believe It

Coillte reveals Ireland's ten most popular forests as some visitor numbers triple during 2020

Feb 16th 2021, 1:48 PM 32,599 Views 19 Comments

2.2 million people visited the country’s most popular forests from March onwards.

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue
# Education
# Education

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue

Feb 16th 2021, 12:39 PM 31,072 Views 88 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the government and unions.

Monday 15 February, 2021

Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port
# Contraband
# Contraband

Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port

Feb 15th 2021, 8:14 PM 15,119 Views 32 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered in a lorry which had arrived from France.

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 5:47 PM 32,316 Views 32 Comments

484 tests were cancelled for weather-related reasons last week.

Man (30s) arrested after almost €125,000 worth of cocaine and medical heroin seized in Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Man (30s) arrested after almost €125,000 worth of cocaine and medical heroin seized in Dublin

Feb 15th 2021, 2:34 PM 17,040 Views 20 Comments

Gardaí discovered the drugs in Clondalkin earlier today.

Sunday 14 February, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about snow?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about snow?

Feb 14th 2021, 10:00 PM 45,389 Views 23 Comments

Test yourself.

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Feb 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 34,502 Views 0 Comments

A post on Facebook suggests that the broadcaster received money from a number of international groups.

Saturday 13 February, 2021

'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,045 Views 193 Comments

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the Dáíl.

Friday 12 February, 2021

Snow, sleet and strong winds to continue - but temperatures will rise to 13 degrees this weekend
# Weather
# Weather

Snow, sleet and strong winds to continue - but temperatures will rise to 13 degrees this weekend

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 42,966 Views 23 Comments

A Status Yellow wind warning kicks in for eight counties at 9pm tonight.

Man fatally shot in Ballymun named locally as Paddy Lyons
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man fatally shot in Ballymun named locally as Paddy Lyons

Feb 12th 2021, 9:17 AM 45,608 Views 9 Comments

The victim, who was in his 40s, was killed after being shot in Ballymun last night.

Thursday 11 February, 2021

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times
# Slam Duncan
# Slam Duncan

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times

Feb 11th 2021, 10:34 AM 91,822 Views 107 Comments

Footage of the Dáil debate went viral on social media yesterday.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed

Feb 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 28,696 Views 0 Comments

A post on Instagram claims that SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated.

Monday 8 February, 2021

Status Yellow snow/ice warning issued for six eastern counties
# Storm Darcy
# Storm Darcy

Status Yellow snow/ice warning issued for six eastern counties

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 5:20 PM 155,270 Views 58 Comments
  • National weather advisory in place until 6pm on Wednesday
  • Daytime temperatures to be in low single figures in coming days
  • Central Europe hit by Storm Darcy
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