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Today’s News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

Updated 58 minutes ago 46,686 Views 63 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 48,579 Views 46 Comments

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

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

Updated 4 hours ago 87,014 Views 74 Comments
Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# Linda Mulligan
# Linda Mulligan

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

7 hours ago 24,471 Views 18 Comments

Dr Mulligan had served as acting Chief State Pathologist following Professor Marie Cassidy’s retirement in 2018.

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Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
# On The Radio
# On The Radio

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group

Updated 8 hours ago 38,326 Views 0 Comments

Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

8 hours ago 28,098 Views 70 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What radio station do you listen to the most?

10 hours ago 57,978 Views 210 Comments

Are you a music fan or do you prefer chat radio?

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

12 hours ago 28,116 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

13 hours ago 27,299 Views 31 Comments

The 46th president has been undoing dozens of Trump orders since taking office.

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Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
# Juvenile Scheme
# Juvenile Scheme

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

13 hours ago 23,416 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

19 hours ago 85,689 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

Yesterday’s News

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

21 hours ago 35,469 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

'Golf is so far from the equation right now. It’s not even on the map at this point'
# Recovery
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# Recovery

'Golf is so far from the equation right now. It’s not even on the map at this point'

22 hours ago 39,904 Views 21 Comments

Rory McIlroy on Tiger Woods, who underwent surgery on significant injuries to his right leg after the single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Have you seen Joshua? Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing since Monday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Joshua? Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing since Monday

22 hours ago 31,462 Views 4 Comments

Joshua McDonagh has been missing from Letterkenny since Monday, 22 February.

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Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group
# Una Mcgurk
# Una Mcgurk

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group

23 hours ago 97,814 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed in the High Court yesterday.

Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope
# Party Show Down
# Party Show Down

Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope

23 hours ago 61,033 Views 191 Comments

Varadkar told his party that criticism of Government communications was “reasonable, heard loud and clear and will be taken onboard”.

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot
# Rock Of Dunamaise
# Rock Of Dunamaise

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot

23 hours ago 77,629 Views 72 Comments

Gardaí on patrol in Portlaoise found a group that had travelled well outside their 5km to visit the Rock of Dunamaise.

Leinster and Munster get home advantage in revised Champions Cup knockout format
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Leinster and Munster get home advantage in revised Champions Cup knockout format

23 hours ago 32,801 Views 18 Comments

Draws for Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout rounds will take place on 9 March.

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'
# In Camera
# In Camera

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'

Wed 6:51 PM 32,450 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s legal team has said that the potential dissemination of legal documents is “a matter of enormous concern” to him.

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Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:50 PM 94,551 Views 169 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines

Wed 5:15 PM 30,163 Views 21 Comments

Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.

Aston Villa report ‘sickening’ racist abuse of Ireland U19 international to police
# Tyreik Wright
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# Tyreik Wright

Aston Villa report ‘sickening’ racist abuse of Ireland U19 international to police

Wed 5:00 PM 27,291 Views 22 Comments

Tyreik Wright, who is currently on loan at Walsall, received a torrent of abuse on Tuesday night.

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people

Wed 4:55 PM 34,044 Views 93 Comments

The minister said this will be dependent on supply but this is based on what Ireland has secured.

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

Wed 4:48 PM 27,839 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford
# Crime Watch
# Crime Watch

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford

Wed 4:45 PM 22,209 Views 9 Comments

The seizure was made during a search in Longford town yesterday evening.

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Wed 4:37 PM 32,435 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan

Updated Wed 3:22 PM 106,348 Views 0 Comments

The arrests were made earlier today.

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
# Nathan Collins
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# Nathan Collins

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others

Wed 2:30 PM 32,279 Views 6 Comments

Leixlip native Nathan Collins has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly rated young defenders in English football.

Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul
# Drugs Bust
# Drugs Bust

Germany and Belgium seize 23 tonnes of cocaine in record European haul

Wed 2:29 PM 32,774 Views 36 Comments

Dutch police said the drugs were bound for a destination in the Netherlands.

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated Wed 2:06 PM 33,445 Views 109 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55

Wed 11:56 AM 64,818 Views 14 Comments

The prop represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups.

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?

Wed 11:12 AM 41,223 Views 106 Comments

Varadkar said that if there have been any failures “we have to accept responsibility for that”.

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

Wed 9:11 AM 71,546 Views 52 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning

Wed 8:18 AM 24,719 Views 69 Comments

Johnson pledged an extra £400 million of funding as part of the Government’s catch-up programme.

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Wed 7:45 AM 51,025 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Tiger Woods ‘awake’ and ‘responsive’ after surgery on car crash leg injuries
# Tiger Woods
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# Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods ‘awake’ and ‘responsive’ after surgery on car crash leg injuries

Wed 7:44 AM 39,438 Views 26 Comments

The 15-time Major winner suffered ‘significant’ right leg injuries.

US judge says wife of drug kingpin El Chapo must stay in jail
# Emma Coronel Aispuro
# Emma Coronel Aispuro

US judge says wife of drug kingpin El Chapo must stay in jail

Wed 7:29 AM 40,508 Views 40 Comments

US Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather explained the charges to Coronel, who spoke to the judge through a Spanish interpreter.

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
# Great Defector
# Great Defector

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South

Wed 7:17 AM 41,134 Views 19 Comments

The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
# Analysis
# Analysis

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Wed 7:00 AM 55,304 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Wed 12:05 AM 74,415 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

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