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Tuesday 20 April, 2021

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 1:38 PM 35,848 Views 42 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

Apr 20th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,734 Views 60 Comments

Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday

Apr 20th 2021, 11:22 AM 28,338 Views 0 Comments

Svetlana Murphy was last seen in the Blackrock area on Monday.

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show
# Charming Man
# Charming Man

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show

Apr 20th 2021, 11:06 AM 31,766 Views 57 Comments

A singer similar to the Smiths frontman appeared in the show’s latest episode.

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

Apr 20th 2021, 9:04 AM 39,406 Views 20 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

Monday 19 April, 2021

People over 65 told not to drink 'strong tea' with meals as part of new dietary advice
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

People over 65 told not to drink 'strong tea' with meals as part of new dietary advice

Apr 19th 2021, 2:52 PM 137,764 Views 41 Comments

New guidance has been issued by the FSAI.

Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 1:51 PM 25,306 Views 12 Comments

The number of patients in hospital fell to a six-month low at the weekend.

Man (30s) arrested in connection with murder of garda Adrian Donohoe
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Man (30s) arrested in connection with murder of garda Adrian Donohoe

Apr 19th 2021, 9:54 AM 20,420 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested in the Dundalk area this morning.

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated

Apr 19th 2021, 9:40 AM 16,620 Views 21 Comments

Officers say they have received no response from the government about the issue since December.

Friday 16 April, 2021

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway
# Bothar Na DTreabh
# Bothar Na DTreabh

Driver ejected from taxi on motorway after late-night taxi hijacking in Galway

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 6:10 PM 40,426 Views 0 Comments

Two men have been charged and will appear before Galway District Court this evening.

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,129 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer
# Dublin
# Dublin

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer

Apr 16th 2021, 3:32 PM 13,130 Views 29 Comments

The OPW’s chairman confirmed the move to Dublin City Council.

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192

Apr 16th 2021, 9:59 AM 31,938 Views 38 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE this morning.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 12:59 PM 26,021 Views 36 Comments

Almost one in five people have been vaccinated to date.

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin

Apr 15th 2021, 11:03 AM 90,562 Views 42 Comments

The devices have an estimated value of €150,000.

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 28,536 Views 64 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,570 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 7:15 PM 98,527 Views 87 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Apr 14th 2021, 3:01 PM 26,144 Views 30 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 25,238 Views 56 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

Apr 14th 2021, 11:23 AM 17,399 Views 33 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin

Apr 14th 2021, 8:14 AM 28,860 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened on Margaret Kennedy Road yesterday.

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Gardaí upgrade investigation into fatal Newbridge stabbing to murder inquiry
# Kildare
# Kildare

Gardaí upgrade investigation into fatal Newbridge stabbing to murder inquiry

Apr 13th 2021, 2:05 PM 8,795 Views 0 Comments

The victim was attacked at 7.30pm on Wednesday last week.

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week
# Insurance
# Insurance

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week

Apr 13th 2021, 1:20 PM 19,087 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the new guidelines last month.

Government to pay cost of hotel quarantine for Irish students returning from EU states
# Erasmus
# Erasmus

Government to pay cost of hotel quarantine for Irish students returning from EU states

Apr 13th 2021, 11:14 AM 24,815 Views 66 Comments

Around 500 students are set to return home from five countries this summer.

203 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

203 patients being treated in Irish hospitals with Covid-19

Apr 13th 2021, 9:23 AM 18,087 Views 33 Comments

The figure has gradually fallen in recent weeks.

Monday 12 April, 2021

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths
# Covid Placentitis
# Covid Placentitis

HSE professor urges pregnant women to stay protected against Covid after reports of more stillbirths

Apr 12th 2021, 2:19 PM 31,048 Views 5 Comments

Health officials first reported the condition last month.

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels

Apr 12th 2021, 11:02 AM 17,695 Views 27 Comments

Weekend figures have fallen compared to recent weeks.

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future

Apr 12th 2021, 9:35 AM 24,879 Views 71 Comments

Several more countries were added to the list last week.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

Apr 11th 2021, 1:03 PM 36,820 Views 77 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo
# Cross
# Cross

Two people arrested after cannabis, cocaine and cash discovered in Mayo

Apr 11th 2021, 11:28 AM 25,924 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí carried out two searches yesterday.

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you like to see 'vaccine passports' introduced in Ireland?

Apr 11th 2021, 11:10 AM 191,068 Views 297 Comments

It’s one measure being discussed as society reopens.

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

Apr 11th 2021, 9:25 AM 26,776 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering following searches in Dublin and Meath

Apr 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 34,243 Views 5 Comments

Ten locations in Duleek, Trim and Dublin were searched yesterday.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
# LINDA DOYLE
# LINDA DOYLE

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history

Apr 10th 2021, 2:38 PM 34,507 Views 27 Comments

Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 34,775 Views 44 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid described the figures as a ‘good start to the weekend’.

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 1:32 PM 26,349 Views 0 Comments

Leaders have continued to call for an end to tensions in the North.

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 16,001 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

Poll: Have you noticed more dog fouling in your area recently?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Have you noticed more dog fouling in your area recently?

Apr 10th 2021, 10:52 AM 33,889 Views 83 Comments

There has been an upsurge of complaints about the issue in Dublin.