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Today’s News

Data Protection Commissioner: transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records could be 'high risk'
# Helen Dixon
# Helen Dixon

Data Protection Commissioner: transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records could be 'high risk'

41 minutes ago 2,507 Views 4 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

55 minutes ago 3,021 Views 11 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year
# Gearoid Hegarty
From The42
# Gearoid Hegarty

The Limerick footballer who became Hurler of the Year

1 hour ago 3,411 Views 2 Comments

Gearóid Hegarty’s golden season is one to savour for the St Patrick’s club who watched him grow into a star.

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist
# Linda Mulligan
# Linda Mulligan

Dr Linda Mulligan appointed chief State Pathologist

1 hour ago 9,093 Views 9 Comments

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

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Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

1 hour ago 3,264 Views 2 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

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 2 hours ago 28,237 Views 5 Comments

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

Teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8
# Dublin Shooting
# Dublin Shooting

Teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

Updated 2 hours ago 64,817 Views 53 Comments
Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation
# Ireland Reads
# Ireland Reads

Thousands pledge to 'squeeze in a read' as Ireland Reads Day takes place across the nation

2 hours ago 2,736 Views 2 Comments

The campaign encourages people to read to help with their wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot
# They're Calling Again
# They're Calling Again

Kelsey Grammer to star in Frasier reboot

2 hours ago 8,553 Views 26 Comments

The revival was ordered by the new streaming service Paramount Plus.

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Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

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

2 hours ago 18,413 Views 54 Comments

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

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin
# Summerhill
# Summerhill

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

2 hours ago 4,898 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was arrested after a search of a property in Summerhill.

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

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

4 hours ago 42,253 Views 169 Comments

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

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

4 hours ago 15,298 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

4 hours ago 3,386 Views 7 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

5 hours ago 14,376 Views 38 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 5 hours ago 10,117 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues

Updated 5 hours ago 8,384 Views 9 Comments

The squad’s communication on the pitch was flagged as an issue by attack coach Mike Catt.

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?

6 hours ago 26,519 Views 64 Comments

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

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog

6 hours ago 5,508 Views 1 Comment

More than 6,600 data security breaches were notified last year, according to the Data Protection Commission.

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

7 hours ago 8,623 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed

7 hours ago 8,686 Views 14 Comments

Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.

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

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

7 hours ago 22,672 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

7 hours ago 20,469 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

12 hours ago 9,327 Views 18 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?
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

14 hours ago 74,308 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

15 hours ago 31,470 Views 18 Comments

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

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

15 hours ago 16,718 Views 32 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

'Golf is so far from the equation right now. It’s not even on the map at this point'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

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

16 hours ago 37,633 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

16 hours ago 29,734 Views 3 Comments

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

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Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years

16 hours ago 7,983 Views 23 Comments

The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.

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

17 hours ago 86,344 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed in the High Court yesterday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 7,495 Views 2 Comments

Family carers ‘devastated’ over vaccine list, Mother and Baby Home Commission won’t be extended, and J&J vaccine effective against variants.

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

17 hours ago 58,250 Views 190 Comments

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

Your evening longread: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on the legacy of The Silence Of The Lambs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on the legacy of The Silence Of The Lambs

17 hours ago 12,480 Views 4 Comments

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

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

17 hours ago 74,065 Views 74 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

18 hours ago 32,070 Views 18 Comments

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

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

18 hours ago 17,168 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

18 hours ago 14,427 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

'I'm so lucky to have got it shot': Irish moviemakers on the challenges of getting their films on screen
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

'I'm so lucky to have got it shot': Irish moviemakers on the challenges of getting their films on screen

18 hours ago 9,572 Views 0 Comments

In the run-up to Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, we speak to Rachel Carey, AnneMarie Naughton and Eva Birthistle about releasing films in 2021.

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely
# Courts
# Courts

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely

18 hours ago 13,241 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said that it was an “unusual application but it comes out of the unusual times we live in”.

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