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Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated 29 minutes ago 51,650 Views 52 Comments

Stormont ministers have been meeting this afternoon to agree dates for the reopening.

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

30 minutes ago 5,879 Views 14 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell
# Axe
# Axe

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell

Updated 41 minutes ago 7,670 Views 0 Comments

Defence barrister Eleazar Anyene said the defendant “refused to come out” of his cell.

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
# White House
# White House

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

44 minutes ago 2,029 Views 2 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

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Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland

58 minutes ago 34,012 Views 59 Comments

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

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

1 hour ago 8,175 Views 19 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
# Ofcom
# Ofcom

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record

1 hour ago 12,956 Views 24 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

1 hour ago 1,976 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

1 hour ago 10,632 Views 20 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated 2 hours ago 26,870 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
From The42
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

3 hours ago 11,112 Views 12 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

3 hours ago 16,821 Views 42 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Tourism Minister 'working on plans' that could allow domestic tourism to resume in June and July
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Tourism Minister 'working on plans' that could allow domestic tourism to resume in June and July

4 hours ago 17,920 Views 30 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet representatives from the sector in the coming weeks.

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped
# Bastia
From The42
# Bastia

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

4 hours ago 26,970 Views 0 Comments

‘We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statements,’ said prosecutor Arnaud Viornery.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest
# Murder
# Murder

Gardaí investigating the disappearance and killing of Laois man William Delaney make third arrest

4 hours ago 12,234 Views 0 Comments

There has been three arrests in the case and gardaí have also been assisted by the Defence Forces in searches for the missing man.

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny
# Lotto
# Lotto

National Lottery reveals that last night's winning €12.7 million jackpot ticket was sold in Kilkenny

5 hours ago 10,938 Views 4 Comments

The jackpot was the highest in four years.

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline

Updated 5 hours ago 21,751 Views 34 Comments

Almost one in five people have been vaccinated to date.

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately
# David Duffy
# David Duffy

Man (33) pleads guilty to being involved in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately

5 hours ago 9,023 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

6 hours ago 28,323 Views 44 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake

6 hours ago 24,551 Views 5 Comments

M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow
# Rathnew
# Rathnew

Gardaí launch investigation following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Wicklow

6 hours ago 19,570 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 7pm last night.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
# Spacing Doses
# Spacing Doses

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

6 hours ago 25,439 Views 56 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize 300 catalytic converters following search in north Dublin

7 hours ago 50,821 Views 40 Comments

The devices have an estimated value of €150,000.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated 8 hours ago 69,688 Views 58 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

8 hours ago 17,536 Views 58 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

8 hours ago 14,635 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car
# Ballycoolin
# Ballycoolin

Gardaí investigating after man dies in Dublin crash between motorcycle and car

8 hours ago 14,493 Views 5 Comments

The collision occurred in Dublin 15 yesterday evening.

Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation
# Crime
# Crime

Woman arrested as gardaí seize cannabis in Dublin search operation

9 hours ago 11,293 Views 0 Comments

The search took place under Operation Tara which targets people involved in drug dealing and organised crime.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 9 hours ago 9,589 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

9 hours ago 42,244 Views 70 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

10 hours ago 12,390 Views 19 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

10 hours ago 14,825 Views 38 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

11 hours ago 6,146 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
From The42
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

11 hours ago 8,810 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

11 hours ago 23,052 Views 38 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

12 hours ago 29,552 Views 92 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

14 hours ago 18,159 Views 35 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

Yesterday’s News

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

19 hours ago 19,744 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

19 hours ago 48,697 Views 5 Comments

Irina Gavrila has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday at around 4pm.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

19 hours ago 27,950 Views 36 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

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