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Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants

Tue 10:00 AM 16,660 Views 25 Comments

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?

Tue 9:38 AM 134,825 Views 131 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said summer holidays might be off the agenda.

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
# Findings
# Findings

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today

Tue 9:18 AM 7,533 Views 5 Comments

Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Tue 8:43 AM 14,540 Views 0 Comments

Here is what’s making the news headlines this morning.

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Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge
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# Senate

Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge

Tue 8:37 AM 21,230 Views 38 Comments

Arguments in the Senate trial will begin on the week of 8 February.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Tue 8:00 AM 40,042 Views 51 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

Locals condemn vandals who painted racist graffiti on Balbriggan walls
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Locals condemn vandals who painted racist graffiti on Balbriggan walls

Tue 6:45 AM 42,817 Views 0 Comments

Balbriggan has become a target of far-right activism and misinformation over the last ten years.

'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city

Tue 6:30 AM 47,900 Views 46 Comments

A new report on drug-related intimidation wil be launched today.

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Tue 12:05 AM 76,708 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

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Monday 25 January, 2021

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony
# Stars In Their Eyes
# Stars In Their Eyes

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony

Mon 10:40 PM 66,770 Views 44 Comments

The first new award went to Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore.

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion
# Dominion
# Dominion

Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion

Mon 10:12 PM 75,594 Views 41 Comments

Dominion Voting Systems said Giuliani had damaged its reputation by alleging its widely used voting machines were part of a “massive fraud”.

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
From The42
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

Mon 10:00 PM 30,773 Views 52 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions
# High Court
# High Court

Irish Coursing Club fails to secure injunction to allow activities to resume under Level 5 Covid restrictions

Mon 9:44 PM 18,644 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the court lacks the jurisdiction to grant a mandatory injunction.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year

Mon 9:18 PM 15,255 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí emphasised that the current travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence.

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Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures

Mon 9:09 PM 253,929 Views 186 Comments

There will also be additional checks at the ports and airports.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mon 9:00 PM 11,624 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The scientist debunking myths about exercise

Mon 8:30 PM 40,912 Views 8 Comments

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

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mon 7:59 PM 61,230 Views 29 Comments

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

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

Mon 7:07 PM 32,144 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

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Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 6:41 PM 106,095 Views 111 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month

Mon 6:38 PM 56,328 Views 66 Comments

The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mon 6:30 PM 24,976 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland
# Cold Snaps
# Cold Snaps

Photos: Here are some snow-capped snaps of Ireland

Updated Mon 6:08 PM 76,930 Views 19 Comments

Because they’re a bit of fun.

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
From The42
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

Mon 5:49 PM 24,083 Views 17 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

Mon 5:36 PM 26,782 Views 60 Comments

The move undoes Trump’s controversial decision in July 2017 to bar transgender personnel from serving “in any capacity” in the military.

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student
# Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair

Man (46) sent for trial accused of threatening family members of murdered Cork student

Mon 5:14 PM 58,361 Views 0 Comments

Cameron Blair died in January 2020 after being stabbed at a house party.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Mon 4:55 PM 76,501 Views 76 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

The 5 at 5: Monday
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# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Mon 4:52 PM 9,057 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland

Mon 4:33 PM 33,243 Views 19 Comments

Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'

Mon 4:19 PM 19,747 Views 48 Comments

The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?
# MBA Scholarship
# MBA Scholarship

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?

Mon 3:48 PM 15,671 Views 10 Comments

The UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business had had to adapt to new realities.

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Mon 3:32 PM 20,133 Views 48 Comments

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

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Mon 3:29 PM 20,910 Views 35 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

Mon 3:01 PM 14,053 Views 0 Comments

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September 2019.

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?

Mon 2:54 PM 44,111 Views 62 Comments

Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears
# Caolan Smyth
# Caolan Smyth

Hitman found guilty of shooting James 'Mago' Gately faces up to life in prison, court hears

Mon 2:45 PM 13,795 Views 0 Comments

Gately, who was a Kinahan cartel target, was shot five times in north Dublin on 10 May 2017.

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
# Variant B117
# Variant B117

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated Mon 2:39 PM 69,967 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants
# Covid19 Vaccine
# Covid19 Vaccine

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants

Mon 2:15 PM 21,149 Views 23 Comments

The company is also working on a booster shot against the variant found in South Africa.

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
# UK
# UK

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated Mon 2:12 PM 14,843 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated Mon 1:47 PM 10,496 Views 16 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.