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International - Monday 29 March, 2021

Man City's record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero to leave club this summer
# Agueroooooooo
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# Agueroooooooo

Man City's record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero to leave club this summer

Mar 29th 2021, 8:50 PM 32,902 Views 43 Comments

The Premier League side made the announcement this evening.

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 105,459 Views 29 Comments

Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine between April and June.

Johnson urges caution as lockdown restrictions ease in England
# UK
# UK

Johnson urges caution as lockdown restrictions ease in England

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 11,509 Views 8 Comments

The UK Prime Minister warned that there is a danger of a fresh wave of Covid-19 spreading from Europe.

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 5:41 PM 21,972 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
# MRNA Vaccines
# MRNA Vaccines

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective

Mar 29th 2021, 4:51 PM 21,818 Views 11 Comments

In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,434 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions
# England
# England

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 12:32 PM 29,447 Views 17 Comments

The British government is also stressing caution, with its new slogan of “hands, face, space and fresh air”.

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals
# Australia
# Australia

Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted amid dual rape scandals

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 34,251 Views 7 Comments

Both ministers have been on leave for weeks.

Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests
# Yangon
# Yangon

Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests

Mar 29th 2021, 7:19 AM 7,737 Views 9 Comments

A UN human rights expert has accused the junta of committing “mass murder”.

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,529 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

International - Sunday 28 March, 2021

5,000 attend gig in Barcelona following mass testing of crowd
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

5,000 attend gig in Barcelona following mass testing of crowd

Mar 28th 2021, 6:56 PM 53,542 Views 51 Comments

The concert was held as part of a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events.

14 injured in suicide bomb attack at Indonesian cathedral
# Palm Sunday
# Palm Sunday

14 injured in suicide bomb attack at Indonesian cathedral

Mar 28th 2021, 12:54 PM 12,660 Views 2 Comments

A church security guard tried to prevent the motorbike from entering when the blast occurred.

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?

Mar 28th 2021, 11:08 AM 81,353 Views 128 Comments

Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?

Two more tugboats join bid to free cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Two more tugboats join bid to free cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal

Mar 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 37,277 Views 47 Comments

As of early this morning, more than 320 ships were waiting to travel through the waterway.

Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
# Coup
# Coup

Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises

Mar 28th 2021, 9:21 AM 13,112 Views 10 Comments

At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.

International - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Awful Ireland embarrassed in defeat at home to Luxembourg
# Rock Bottom
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# Rock Bottom

Awful Ireland embarrassed in defeat at home to Luxembourg

Mar 27th 2021, 9:49 PM 78,310 Views 273 Comments

Luxembourg won just their sixth-ever World Cup qualifier in Dublin tonight.

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track

Mar 27th 2021, 5:20 PM 16,576 Views 40 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said he can see absolutely nothing in the data to dissuade him from continuing along ‘our road map to freedom’.

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,120 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
# Preview
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# Preview

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track

Mar 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,480 Views 51 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.

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International - Friday 26 March, 2021

Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'

Mar 26th 2021, 10:32 PM 44,390 Views 60 Comments

The Ever Given remains wedged diagonally across the entire canal.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 26th 2021, 9:04 PM 11,567 Views 2 Comments

These are the stories that made headlines today.

Sofa Watch: Jedward's quiffs face hair-raising end on tonight's Late Late
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Jedward's quiffs face hair-raising end on tonight's Late Late

Mar 26th 2021, 6:39 PM 27,222 Views 40 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal
# Stuck
# Stuck

Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal

Mar 26th 2021, 5:43 PM 46,165 Views 33 Comments

The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers to help free a stranded cargo ship.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

Mar 26th 2021, 5:02 PM 6,253 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute

Mar 26th 2021, 2:54 PM 26,634 Views 24 Comments

The Dutch plant has been at the centre of a bitter spat between the UK and the EU over AstraZeneca’s vaccine production shortfall.

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
# EU-IMF Bailout
# EU-IMF Bailout

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 38,889 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

Two trains collide in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 and injuring dozens
# Tahta Train Crash
# Tahta Train Crash

Two trains collide in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 and injuring dozens

Mar 26th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,950 Views 8 Comments

The latest deadly train crashes comes as the country battles fallout from the Suez Canal traffic jam.

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,112 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
# Uighur Muslims
# Uighur Muslims

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang

Mar 26th 2021, 7:45 AM 18,224 Views 31 Comments

Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.

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 14,746 Views 11 Comments

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

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries

Mar 26th 2021, 6:57 AM 12,180 Views 23 Comments

Some leaders stressed that an embargo should be a last resort if negotiations for a better way of sharing vaccine production come up short.

International - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Egypt closes Suez Canal for up to 72 hours as efforts to free ship to enter fourth day
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Egypt closes Suez Canal for up to 72 hours as efforts to free ship to enter fourth day

Mar 25th 2021, 10:38 PM 36,431 Views 31 Comments

Owners of the 400m-long vessel say they face “extreme difficulty” refloating it.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 9:12 PM 7,451 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference
# Bidens V Brits
# Bidens V Brits

'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference

Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 PM 120,345 Views 140 Comments

Biden has confirmed that he intends to run for re-election in 2024.

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future
# Force Of Nature
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# Force Of Nature

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,993 Views 10 Comments

On the eve of his 35th birthday, a look at the influence being exerted by Rob Kearney in Perth.

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Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,468 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

Britney Spears asks court to end father's control over her personal life
# Jamie Spears
# Jamie Spears

Britney Spears asks court to end father's control over her personal life

Mar 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 43,605 Views 17 Comments

Britney has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Mar 25th 2021, 8:50 AM 11,444 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea

Mar 25th 2021, 8:12 AM 11,484 Views 32 Comments

US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,782 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.