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Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?

Updated 8 minutes ago 7,157 Views 14 Comments

A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

52 minutes ago 9,050 Views 3 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

56 minutes ago 10,122 Views 25 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
# B117
# B117

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

59 minutes ago 4,403 Views 6 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

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Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Comey rules tonight's Late Late Show, Bernie reacts to viral meme

1 hour ago 10,818 Views 2 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

1 hour ago 6,512 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

Spotlight

Explained: The Covid-19 Vaccines

We have been answering readers’ questions in our Q&A and covering the roll-out extensively on The Explainer Podcast.

Lloyd Austin confirmed as first black US defence secretary
# New Team
# New Team

Lloyd Austin confirmed as first black US defence secretary

1 hour ago 4,474 Views 9 Comments

The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 50,115 Views 95 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
Family of Nora Quoirin to challenge inquest ruling that she died by misadventure
# Nora Quoirin
# Nora Quoirin

Family of Nora Quoirin to challenge inquest ruling that she died by misadventure

1 hour ago 4,260 Views 0 Comments

Nora (15) went missing on a family holiday in Malaysia last year and was later found dead.

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Charm and grandeur abound at this luxurious Wicklow mansion for €2.65m
Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas

Updated 1 hour ago 43,523 Views 84 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also spoken about a potential ‘two island’ solution with the UK.

Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' Irishman poisoned with date-rape drug as killer sentenced in London
# Adrian Murphy
# Adrian Murphy

Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' Irishman poisoned with date-rape drug as killer sentenced in London

2 hours ago 37,736 Views 10 Comments

Joel Osei and Diana Cristea were convicted of murder following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare
# Doonaha
# Doonaha

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare

2 hours ago 23,522 Views 2 Comments

It’s understood the man was working on a construction project on a local farm when the tragedy occurred.

Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued for entire country with temperatures as low as -3 expected
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued for entire country with temperatures as low as -3 expected

Updated 2 hours ago 55,339 Views 23 Comments

Wrap up warm.

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough

2 hours ago 8,057 Views 0 Comments

The action is understood to be one of the first brought following the publication of the final report by the commission of investigation earlier this month.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Quizzical Attraction
From The42
# Quizzical Attraction

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

2 hours ago 11,710 Views 5 Comments

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

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

2 hours ago 4,089 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Some deliveroo drivers are striking tonight for better working conditions
# Gig Economy
# Gig Economy

Some deliveroo drivers are striking tonight for better working conditions

3 hours ago 15,636 Views 47 Comments

Those partaking in the action will go offline at 6pm.

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

3 hours ago 7,194 Views 43 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport

3 hours ago 23,872 Views 0 Comments

The probe determined that both pilots were not adequately familiar with the aircraft they were flying.

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000
# Horse Racing IReland
# Horse Racing IReland

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000

3 hours ago 8,573 Views 0 Comments

The money was in control of a cash-in-transit company when it stopped operating and went into liquidation.

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

3 hours ago 10,589 Views 32 Comments

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

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

3 hours ago 8,246 Views 15 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

Four men jailed over deaths of 39 migrants found in lorry in Essex
# Essex
# Essex

Four men jailed over deaths of 39 migrants found in lorry in Essex

Updated 4 hours ago 20,259 Views 0 Comments

The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found after the container arrived from Europe in October 2019.

Woman arrested after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu harassed by far-right protesters outside Mansion House
# Dublin Lord Mayor
# Dublin Lord Mayor

Woman arrested after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu harassed by far-right protesters outside Mansion House

4 hours ago 26,544 Views 45 Comments

Hazel Chu was approached by a group of people who criticised her for wearing a mask and referred to her as a ‘shape-shifting dragon’.

Dublin confirm departure of three-time All-Star forward Paul Mannion
# Mann Down
From The42
# Mann Down

Dublin confirm departure of three-time All-Star forward Paul Mannion

4 hours ago 21,009 Views 19 Comments

The 27-year-old won’t be involved with the All-Ireland champions this year and possibly beyond.

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'
# Soleimani
# Soleimani

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'

Updated 5 hours ago 36,438 Views 41 Comments

The post warned of payback for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant.

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare unlikely to get early release from prison, court hears
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare unlikely to get early release from prison, court hears

5 hours ago 12,609 Views 0 Comments

O’Hare was due to appeal his sentence but had been unable to consult with his legal team while in prison.

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
# CSO Covid Data
# CSO Covid Data

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week

6 hours ago 10,255 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated 6 hours ago 50,033 Views 78 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told

6 hours ago 8,823 Views 19 Comments

Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.

The First Lady, the Second Gentleman and the other new White House faces to look out for
# Team Biden
# Team Biden

The First Lady, the Second Gentleman and the other new White House faces to look out for

7 hours ago 22,747 Views 39 Comments

There are several ‘firsts’ among the new residents of the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

7 hours ago 21,525 Views 12 Comments

Rugby, soccer and American football are all in the spotlight.

Teen arrested after woman left in serious condition following assault in Dublin city centre
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Teen arrested after woman left in serious condition following assault in Dublin city centre

Updated 8 hours ago 39,684 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Poll: Should there be mandatory quarantine for people who arrive in Ireland from abroad?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be mandatory quarantine for people who arrive in Ireland from abroad?

8 hours ago 56,946 Views 141 Comments

A number of other countries have brought in mandatory quarantine.

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
# Shandong
# Shandong

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners

10 hours ago 12,165 Views 3 Comments

The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.

Release date for new Bond film delayed for third time
# No Time To Die
# No Time To Die

Release date for new Bond film delayed for third time

10 hours ago 19,491 Views 25 Comments

No Time to Die was originally slated for an April 2020 release.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 10 hours ago 12,050 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

11 hours ago 16,697 Views 52 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'
# Appreciation
From The42
# Appreciation

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'

Updated 11 hours ago 28,063 Views 11 Comments

Cathal Dennehy pays tribute to the Irish athletics legend.

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