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Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

2 minutes ago 148 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

12 minutes ago 402 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# Reopening Plan
# Reopening Plan

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

26 minutes ago 10,948 Views 17 Comments

The Taoiseach says at the end of the month they will look at reopening other sectors of society.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

38 minutes ago 5,090 Views 1 Comment

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

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Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

43 minutes ago 1,774 Views 6 Comments

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

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

45 minutes ago 3,685 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

49 minutes ago 8,092 Views 19 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

1 hour ago 10,562 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

1 hour ago 29,495 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated 1 hour ago 59,457 Views 68 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg From The42

LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

2 hours ago 13,233 Views 10 Comments

Can Jurgen Klopp’s side complete an improbable comeback after last week’s 3-1 defeat?

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

2 hours ago 11,364 Views 19 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

2 hours ago 10,294 Views 21 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

2 hours ago 18,165 Views 15 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated 3 hours ago 12,451 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

3 hours ago 13,282 Views 15 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 48,965 Views 67 Comments

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

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 3 hours ago 68,050 Views 120 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

3 hours ago 35,099 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

3 hours ago 8,955 Views 23 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

3 hours ago 4,539 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

4 hours ago 22,343 Views 16 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

4 hours ago 20,852 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

4 hours ago 4,137 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

4 hours ago 4,781 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated 5 hours ago 12,497 Views 49 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

5 hours ago 39,742 Views 21 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

5 hours ago 6,943 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

5 hours ago 3,975 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
From The42
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

6 hours ago 12,228 Views 5 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

6 hours ago 20,364 Views 26 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated 6 hours ago 48,944 Views 58 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare
# Murder
# Murder

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare

6 hours ago 10,494 Views 0 Comments

Father of two Mark Loughlin died following an assault in the Allenwood South area of Kildare.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

6 hours ago 31,071 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
# JK Rowling
# JK Rowling

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI

7 hours ago 18,625 Views 0 Comments

The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result
# Courts
# Courts

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result

7 hours ago 8,082 Views 0 Comments

The High Court had ordered an inquiry into her detention at the hotel.

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated 7 hours ago 49,531 Views 115 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

8 hours ago 5,150 Views 13 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated 8 hours ago 23,277 Views 54 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
# Flag Carriers
# Flag Carriers

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines

9 hours ago 16,395 Views 27 Comments

Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.

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