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Irish - Friday 9 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 5:57 PM 96,039 Views 149 Comments

19 of the deaths reported today occurred in February.

PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating recent violence
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating recent violence

Fri 5:41 PM 14,180 Views 33 Comments

The PSNI have said they do not believe the violence was ‘sanctioned and organised by prescribed organisations’.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
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# Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:10 PM 26,738 Views 8 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

Fri 4:56 PM 7,675 Views 1 Comment

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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'Sincere condolences': Tributes paid to Prince Philip who has died aged 99
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

'Sincere condolences': Tributes paid to Prince Philip who has died aged 99

Updated Fri 4:40 PM 42,228 Views 92 Comments

“On behalf of the people of Ireland, I wish to convey my condolences,” President Micheal D. Higgins said.

Management of Covid-19 outbreak ‘chaotic and disorganised’ at Clare community hospital
# Inspection
# Inspection

Management of Covid-19 outbreak ‘chaotic and disorganised’ at Clare community hospital

Fri 4:22 PM 25,454 Views 12 Comments

The centre was found to be non-compliant under 12 different regulations.

Warm tributes paid at funeral of woman who lost her sons and husband in Kanturk murder suicide
# RIP
# RIP

Warm tributes paid at funeral of woman who lost her sons and husband in Kanturk murder suicide

Fri 4:09 PM 35,152 Views 0 Comments

Anne O’Sullivan, 60, died on Wednesday, it’s understood she had a terminal illness.

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Fri 3:32 PM 27,991 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

Five more walk-in Covid-19 testing sites to open tomorrow as positivity rate hovers at 2.6%
# Asymptomatic
# Asymptomatic

Five more walk-in Covid-19 testing sites to open tomorrow as positivity rate hovers at 2.6%

Updated Fri 3:22 PM 44,200 Views 52 Comments

The first centres opened a number of weeks ago and are in place for a temporary period.

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Fri 3:07 PM 19,078 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

Trial of women who refused quarantine after Dubai trip delayed ahead of constitutional challenge
# Courts
# Courts

Trial of women who refused quarantine after Dubai trip delayed ahead of constitutional challenge

Fri 2:52 PM 31,365 Views 0 Comments

The matter is due back before the High Court later this month.

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Fri 2:23 PM 12,934 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

All three teachers' unions seek meeting with government, NPHET and NIAC over vaccine roll out
# Vaccine Priority
# Vaccine Priority

All three teachers' unions seek meeting with government, NPHET and NIAC over vaccine roll out

Fri 1:42 PM 13,271 Views 75 Comments

The unions say the meeting would explore “creative solutions” to guarantee that schools can remain open.

Dalymount Park redevelopment to progress following announcement of government grant
# Moving Forward
From The42
# Moving Forward

Dalymount Park redevelopment to progress following announcement of government grant

Fri 1:17 PM 17,963 Views 20 Comments

It’s hoped that the 6,000-seater stadium will open in time for the start of the 2025 League of Ireland season.

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Fri 1:05 PM 23,447 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.
Panel discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Panel discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?

Fri 12:45 PM 8,321 Views 3 Comments

THE GOOD FRIDAY generation were never supposed to know violence, but recent events show life in Northern Ireland is more complicated than that.

Garda injured as she was dragged for 100 feet by a speeding car
# Crime
# Crime

Garda injured as she was dragged for 100 feet by a speeding car

Fri 12:27 PM 35,404 Views 25 Comments

The garda, who is attached to a drugs unit, was taken to Cork University Hospital where she continues to receive treatment for injuries.

'Very cold' night ahead as country to see mixed weather for weekend
# Bite In The Air
# Bite In The Air

'Very cold' night ahead as country to see mixed weather for weekend

Fri 11:24 AM 21,786 Views 10 Comments

Temperatures are set to drop to between minus three and one degrees Celsius tonight.

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Fri 9:24 AM 52,040 Views 94 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated Fri 8:48 AM 13,789 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

'A historical legacy': Debenhams workers continue strike one year on from store closures
# Debenhams Dispute
# Debenhams Dispute

'A historical legacy': Debenhams workers continue strike one year on from store closures

Fri 8:37 AM 14,954 Views 32 Comments

The workers are still fighting for a fair redundancy package.

Charity Bóthar claims ex-CEO misappropriated hundreds of thousands of euro worth of donations
# High Court
# High Court

Charity Bóthar claims ex-CEO misappropriated hundreds of thousands of euro worth of donations

Fri 7:23 AM 50,262 Views 0 Comments

The charity has secured a temporary High Court injunction freezing the assets of David Moloney.

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Fri 7:09 AM 23,097 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

'We have to get the ball into their hands' - Griggs wants his Ireland team to entertain
# Ireland Women
From The42
# Ireland Women

'We have to get the ball into their hands' - Griggs wants his Ireland team to entertain

Fri 7:00 AM 5,699 Views 3 Comments

The head coach is hoping his squad can reap the benefits of all their time together on the training pitch.

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
# Scoop The Poop
# Scoop The Poop

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad

Fri 7:00 AM 26,322 Views 68 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'

Fri 6:00 AM 25,001 Views 31 Comments

Earlier this week, three women absconded from the Crowne Plaza near Dublin Airport.

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Fri 12:05 AM 70,742 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Lowry in contention while McIlroy hits dad Gerry with wayward shot at Masters
# Fore!
From The42
# Fore!

Lowry in contention while McIlroy hits dad Gerry with wayward shot at Masters

Updated Fri 12:00 AM 91,893 Views 28 Comments

Justin Rose is in the lead after the opening round at Augusta National.

Irish - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Trial continues for man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home
# Courts
# Courts

Trial continues for man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home

Thu 10:46 PM 24,414 Views 0 Comments

The man’s lawyer began cross-examining the 36-year-old complainant today.

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board
# Construction
# Construction

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board

Thu 10:19 PM 35,369 Views 0 Comments

BAM is the primary contractor building the new children’s hospital in Dublin.

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Thu 9:46 PM 51,721 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

High Court challenge to bail conditions by Gemma Greene adjourned
# M50 Chase
# M50 Chase

High Court challenge to bail conditions by Gemma Greene adjourned

Thu 9:29 PM 27,411 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin woman is charged with dangerous driving following an alleged chase involving Garda vehicles on the M50.

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly

Thu 9:02 PM 12,104 Views 3 Comments

Nicoline Sorensen scored the decisive goal in the ninth minute at Tallaght Stadium.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 8:55 PM 8,178 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: The Milli Vanilli lip sync scandal
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The Milli Vanilli lip sync scandal

Thu 8:30 PM 21,210 Views 18 Comments

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

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector

Thu 8:30 PM 11,374 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.
10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
# Quarantine Hotels
# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Thu 8:10 PM 46,759 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Thu 8:08 PM 37,088 Views 50 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Thu 8:00 PM 20,101 Views 16 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world
# School
# School

Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world

Thu 7:28 PM 35,259 Views 89 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.