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Thursday 13 May, 2021

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

May 13th 2021, 10:16 PM 14,542 Views 22 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

May 13th 2021, 5:42 PM 55,478 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Wednesday 12 May, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 12th 2021, 8:57 PM 10,224 Views 0 Comments

It’s your nightly news roundup.

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

May 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 66,580 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,753 Views 90 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Man missing from his home in Dublin found safe and well
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man missing from his home in Dublin found safe and well

May 11th 2021, 9:44 PM 34,642 Views 9 Comments

Alex Pincer had been missing from his home in Dublin.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 11th 2021, 6:16 PM 67,478 Views 69 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Monday 10 May, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 10th 2021, 9:00 PM 15,934 Views 0 Comments

It’s your nightly news roundup…

Saturday 8 May, 2021

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

May 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 87,590 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

Friday 7 May, 2021

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'

May 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 18,295 Views 42 Comments

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to fall.

Poll: Would you be comfortable socialising after using a Covid-19 test you got in a supermarket?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you be comfortable socialising after using a Covid-19 test you got in a supermarket?

May 7th 2021, 9:10 AM 33,547 Views 56 Comments

Lidl has started selling antigen tests today.

Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?

May 5th 2021, 2:30 PM 58,246 Views 74 Comments

NPHET have proposed opening all-day vaccine centres in some locations.

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,300 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

Sunday 2 May, 2021

Quiz: Can you name these cities from their location on a map?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Can you name these cities from their location on a map?

May 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 123,834 Views 23 Comments

It could be Rotterdam or anywhere…

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,583 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

Friday 30 April, 2021

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 44,484 Views 54 Comments

The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.

Thursday 29 April, 2021

Three people arrested and charged with procuring fraudulent car insurance policies
# Ghost Brokers
# Ghost Brokers

Three people arrested and charged with procuring fraudulent car insurance policies

Apr 29th 2021, 9:46 AM 20,441 Views 0 Comments

They are set to appear in court this morning.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee gives birth to a baby boy
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Justice Minister Helen McEntee gives birth to a baby boy

Apr 29th 2021, 9:08 AM 35,813 Views 54 Comments

She is the first sitting minister to give birth.

Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system
# Good Causes
# Good Causes

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system

Apr 28th 2021, 4:34 PM 16,102 Views 9 Comments

Charities Institute Ireland raised concerns about Good Causes funding last December.

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English
# Tá Brón Orainn
# Tá Brón Orainn

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English

Apr 28th 2021, 6:10 AM 19,135 Views 107 Comments

An Coimisinéir Teanga has raised the matter with the health service.

Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Poll: Have you gone to one of the HSE's walk-in Covid-19 test centres?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Have you gone to one of the HSE's walk-in Covid-19 test centres?

Apr 27th 2021, 8:56 AM 27,474 Views 35 Comments

13 centres are currently operational across ten counties.

Monday 26 April, 2021

Poll: Do you think gardaí should wear body cameras?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you think gardaí should wear body cameras?

Apr 26th 2021, 10:46 AM 74,434 Views 101 Comments

A new bill about the proposal is set to come before Cabinet.

'There is no respite': India confirms another world record of Covid-19 case numbers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'There is no respite': India confirms another world record of Covid-19 case numbers

Apr 26th 2021, 7:33 AM 33,483 Views 35 Comments

The country has struggled to cope with a huge surge in cases.

Friday 23 April, 2021

Covid-19: Hospital numbers at lowest level since early October as 13 new walk-in test centres to open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19: Hospital numbers at lowest level since early October as 13 new walk-in test centres to open

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:19 PM 28,239 Views 44 Comments

The number of patients in hospital is at its lowest since 8 October.

Four arrests as gardaí remove protesters during demonstration at former Debenhams store
# Dublin
# Dublin

Four arrests as gardaí remove protesters during demonstration at former Debenhams store

Apr 23rd 2021, 11:11 AM 39,964 Views 72 Comments

It is understood those arrested have since been released.

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Apr 23rd 2021, 8:16 AM 24,511 Views 51 Comments

The number of people affected is reported to be below five.

Thursday 22 April, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 26,045 Views 27 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

New 'sweeper' boat to collect rubbish and plastic from the River Liffey four days a week
# Liffey Sweeper
# Liffey Sweeper

New 'sweeper' boat to collect rubbish and plastic from the River Liffey four days a week

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:25 PM 36,862 Views 40 Comments

The Liffey Sweeper will remove litter from the upper part of the river.

NIAC to meet to discuss advice on Johnson & Johnson vaccine as hospital numbers remain stable
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NIAC to meet to discuss advice on Johnson & Johnson vaccine as hospital numbers remain stable

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:49 AM 11,660 Views 19 Comments

The single-shot vaccine is seen as crucial to Ireland’s rollout.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations
# Inquests
# Inquests

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations

Apr 21st 2021, 3:20 PM 6,305 Views 14 Comments

A new report has criticised the current system.

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood
# Cherrywood
# Cherrywood

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood

Apr 21st 2021, 2:00 PM 18,808 Views 8 Comments

The build-to-rent apartments will be constructed by Ronan Group.

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath
# Bellewstown
# Bellewstown

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath

Apr 21st 2021, 11:35 AM 12,745 Views 0 Comments

Rory Carr was last seen on 19 April.

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list
# Travel Advisory Group
# Travel Advisory Group

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list

Apr 21st 2021, 9:17 AM 14,662 Views 41 Comments

The country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections.

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict

Apr 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 18,330 Views 57 Comments

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19

Apr 20th 2021, 5:11 PM 73,527 Views 69 Comments

Neither staff member are showing symptoms “of any sort” of Covid-19, the nursing home said.