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Quiz: How well do you remember these classic toys?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember these classic toys?

2 minutes ago 62 Views 0 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess
# Sheikha Latifa
# Sheikha Latifa

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess

9 minutes ago 1,257 Views 2 Comments

Dubai Princess Latifa Al Maktoum has claimed she is being held hostage in a ‘jail villa’, and fears for her safety.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

29 minutes ago 935 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of today’s news.

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list

37 minutes ago 26,644 Views 32 Comments

The updated list of countries was announced by the Minister for Health this evening.

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Ireland appoint Chelsea coach as Damien Duff's successor
# Barrys Team
From The42
# Barrys Team

Ireland appoint Chelsea coach as Damien Duff's successor

55 minutes ago 12,214 Views 10 Comments

Anthony Barry will continue working on Thomas Tuchel’s staff at Stamford Bridge.

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?

1 hour ago 5,580 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: Alice Cooper on making rock n'roll in Detroit
# Longread
# Longread

Your evening longread: Alice Cooper on making rock n'roll in Detroit

1 hour ago 968 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

1 hour ago 3,109 Views 6 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head
# Woof Day
# Woof Day

Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head

2 hours ago 15,244 Views 21 Comments

The dog was reunited with its owners and taken to the vet for treatment.

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Have you seen Jasmine? Appeal for information on 15-year-old girl missing since Wednesday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Jasmine? Appeal for information on 15-year-old girl missing since Wednesday

2 hours ago 17,581 Views 1 Comment

Jasmine Carey has been missing from Whitehall, Dublin 9.

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead
# Mitchelstown
# Mitchelstown

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead

2 hours ago 43,202 Views 0 Comments
  • They have been named locally this evening as Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
  • The brothers have been described by neighbours as unremarkable "decent people".
Declassified US report says Saudi crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Declassified US report says Saudi crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

2 hours ago 7,110 Views 20 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports

2 hours ago 25,739 Views 32 Comments

DUP minister for agriculture Gordon Lyons has also stopped any further recruitment of inspection staff.

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
# Deputy Medical Officer
# Deputy Medical Officer

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

3 hours ago 19,565 Views 70 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case

3 hours ago 14,152 Views 21 Comments

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

Business groups say members should steer clear of online campaigners calling for 'great re-opening'
# Warning
# Warning

Business groups say members should steer clear of online campaigners calling for 'great re-opening'

3 hours ago 6,726 Views 0 Comments

A campaign to re-open essential business began earlier this year.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

4 hours ago 15,301 Views 6 Comments

Let’s see how closely you’ve been paying attention to the headlines this week.

Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 66,314 Views 171 Comments

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

Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown
# Cork
# Cork

Third body found following Garda search connected to deaths of two brothers in Mitchelstown

Updated 4 hours ago 264,240 Views 0 Comments

The house in Mitchelstown has been sealed off and an investigation is continuing.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

4 hours ago 4,565 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Revenue seizes €1.2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin Port
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes €1.2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin Port

5 hours ago 10,106 Views 55 Comments

The find included two kilos of cannabis infused jelly sweets.

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Fines
# Fines

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

5 hours ago 11,221 Views 50 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

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

6 hours ago 5,436 Views 13 Comments

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

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

6 hours ago 7,330 Views 14 Comments

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

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Tapes
# Deleted Tapes

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

6 hours ago 5,981 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

6 hours ago 13,650 Views 5 Comments

Ireland fans will be focused on tomorrow’s meeting with Italy in the Six Nations.

Woman and 11-year-old daughter rescued after going overboard from ferry in Belfast harbour
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman and 11-year-old daughter rescued after going overboard from ferry in Belfast harbour

6 hours ago 23,561 Views 8 Comments

The incident happened as the Stena Horizon was approaching its berth in Belfast harbour.

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

Updated 7 hours ago 21,786 Views 47 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

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

7 hours ago 62,867 Views 25 Comments

There’s a new number one for girls.

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child

8 hours ago 25,326 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old Tipperary man recorded himself abusing the baby and also secretly recorded four other girls when they used the bathroom.

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'
# Dublin
# Dublin

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'

8 hours ago 23,776 Views 50 Comments

The OPW says the park was “extremely busy” last weekend.

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

9 hours ago 14,413 Views 48 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

9 hours ago 9,350 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?

10 hours ago 5,993 Views 9 Comments

The ECB says it’s closely monitoring what’s going on in government debt markets.

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

10 hours ago 10,659 Views 16 Comments

It beats the wet, cold weather, anyway.

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine

10 hours ago 38,382 Views 144 Comments

This represents some 238,000 people.

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

12 hours ago 30,203 Views 39 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?

12 hours ago 47,881 Views 97 Comments

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 12 hours ago 10,708 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose From The42

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

13 hours ago 11,141 Views 31 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for his team to show a clinical edge against Italy.

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