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Irish - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Thu 7:16 PM 22,559 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
# Covid19
# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Thu 6:10 PM 72,841 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient

Thu 6:07 PM 33,593 Views 18 Comments

The HPRA confirmed it has received a case which describes “an unusual clot in the brain.”

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:58 PM 68,593 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Thu 4:56 PM 9,151 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
# Iraq
# Iraq

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Thu 4:32 PM 83,916 Views 90 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Thu 3:47 PM 50,735 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.

Artists' competition to create 2022 Free State centenary stamp
# An Post
# An Post

Artists' competition to create 2022 Free State centenary stamp

Thu 3:43 PM 12,905 Views 10 Comments

Artworks submitted for the €10,000 commission will be judged by an expert panel.

Former Virgin Media payroll administrator accused of stealing €870,000 from station
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Former Virgin Media payroll administrator accused of stealing €870,000 from station

Thu 3:33 PM 51,264 Views 0 Comments

They have not yet indicated how they will plead.

GAA unveils 2021 roadmap with leagues starting in May and All-Ireland finals in August
# Master Fixture Plan
From The42
# Master Fixture Plan

GAA unveils 2021 roadmap with leagues starting in May and All-Ireland finals in August

Thu 3:32 PM 33,898 Views 42 Comments

A club-only window will run from 4/5 September.

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Thu 3:21 PM 30,483 Views 44 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'
# Amazing Grace
From The42
# Amazing Grace

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'

Updated Thu 3:00 PM 41,251 Views 0 Comments

Goalkeeper Grace Moloney on representing Ireland, her exceptional season at Reading and how she used lockdown to improve.

Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far
# Side Effects
# Side Effects

Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far

Thu 2:54 PM 20,548 Views 16 Comments

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is to decide if further advice needs to be issued about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month

Thu 2:35 PM 32,577 Views 2 Comments

A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
# Jab
# Jab

Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’

Thu 2:20 PM 11,092 Views 8 Comments

Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
# Medical Cards Holders
# Medical Cards Holders

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

Thu 2:15 PM 16,336 Views 20 Comments

Dentists will warn TDs and senators that the State’s dental scheme for medical card holders is on the “brink of collapse”.

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'

Updated Thu 1:14 PM 132,059 Views 238 Comments

A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.

Arctic air mass brings 'unseasonably very cold weather' as wintry showers and thunderstorms forecast
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Arctic air mass brings 'unseasonably very cold weather' as wintry showers and thunderstorms forecast

Thu 1:01 PM 34,936 Views 42 Comments

The weather is set to deteriorate further on Saturday.

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence
# Belfast
# Belfast

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence

Thu 12:46 PM 16,117 Views 20 Comments

Justice Minister Naomi Long said it was “a mercy” that nobody was killed.

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official

Updated Thu 12:45 PM 45,603 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Social Protection never requests bank account details from its customers by phone or SMS.

Monaghan GAA suspend manager 'Banty' McEnaney for 12 weeks following training breach
# Banty Ban
From The42
# Banty Ban

Monaghan GAA suspend manager 'Banty' McEnaney for 12 weeks following training breach

Thu 12:42 PM 25,537 Views 47 Comments

Monaghan boss admits ‘serious error of judgement’.

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Thu 12:12 PM 10,247 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

Sign up for our live discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Sign up for our live discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?

Thu 11:45 AM 16,742 Views 44 Comments

We are hosting a panel of young voices to discuss the reality of life in Northern Ireland and how positive change could be brought about.

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Thu 10:08 AM 22,450 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

Gardaí investigating alleged training breach by Monaghan GAA
# Another Field Day
From The42
# Another Field Day

Gardaí investigating alleged training breach by Monaghan GAA

Thu 9:48 AM 24,920 Views 76 Comments

A file purportedly including footage of the Monaghan footballers at a training session was submitted anonymously to the Department of Justice.

Man (30s) in 'serious' condition after Newbridge stabbing
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man (30s) in 'serious' condition after Newbridge stabbing

Thu 9:01 AM 19,293 Views 1 Comment

A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident last night.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated Thu 8:53 AM 14,156 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Thu 8:10 AM 23,500 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

Renewed appeal for man missing from Dublin since 28 March
# David Scott
# David Scott

Renewed appeal for man missing from Dublin since 28 March

Thu 7:34 AM 33,561 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí asked anyone with dashcam footage of the Victoria Quay area on the morning of the 28 March to “please come forward”.

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Thu 7:00 AM 28,774 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab

Thu 6:30 AM 43,117 Views 93 Comments

Proposals under consideration today include fully vaccinated people no longer having to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact.

Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI
# REDUCE YOUR CONTACT
# REDUCE YOUR CONTACT

Over €25 million in contactless payments per day in February - BPFI

Thu 6:05 AM 9,128 Views 8 Comments

The BPFI said today the jump in contactless payments is a result of a higher transaction limit of €50.

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Thu 6:00 AM 52,977 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018

Thu 12:05 AM 13,651 Views 8 Comments

Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.

Irish - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll
# Bolsonaro
# Bolsonaro

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll

Wed 9:31 PM 52,920 Views 46 Comments

Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths yesterday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 8:59 PM 10,324 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son
# Longread
# Longread

Your evening longread: We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son

Wed 8:30 PM 30,084 Views 13 Comments

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

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues

Wed 8:30 PM 12,544 Views 10 Comments

Noteworthy finds inspections of fishing vessels dropped by 30% in 2020, with a drop of over 60% sea boardings by the Naval Service.

Bail granted to killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett
# Molly Martens
# Molly Martens

Bail granted to killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett

Wed 8:09 PM 27,611 Views 0 Comments

Molly and Tom Martens were granted a retrial earlier this year.

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence
# SDLp
# SDLp

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence

Wed 7:32 PM 54,496 Views 90 Comments

The UK PM was accused of contributing to the toxic environment through “mistruths” regarding Brexit regulations.