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Irish - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

Wed 4:48 PM 28,564 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford
# Crime Watch
# Crime Watch

€22.5k worth of cash and jewellery, including Rolex watches, seized during raid in Longford

Wed 4:45 PM 23,747 Views 9 Comments

The seizure was made during a search in Longford town yesterday evening.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Wed 4:45 PM 7,331 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Wed 4:37 PM 32,907 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

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Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC

Wed 3:52 PM 15,183 Views 0 Comments

A judge has warned that they can face prosecution for breaking reporting restrictions.

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Wed 3:31 PM 20,765 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí arrest seven people following reopening of hair salon in Balbriggan

Updated Wed 3:22 PM 108,190 Views 1 Comment

The arrests were made earlier today.

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
# Nathan Collins
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# Nathan Collins

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others

Wed 2:30 PM 33,368 Views 5 Comments

Leixlip native Nathan Collins has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly rated young defenders in English football.

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list

Wed 2:21 PM 19,581 Views 40 Comments

Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.

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Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated Wed 2:06 PM 33,586 Views 109 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men appear in court over €200,000 cannabis seizure

Wed 12:47 PM 12,111 Views 0 Comments

The two were arrested yesterday following searches in Dublin and Meath.

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55

Wed 11:56 AM 65,701 Views 14 Comments

The prop represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups.

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?

Wed 11:12 AM 41,436 Views 106 Comments

Varadkar said that if there have been any failures “we have to accept responsibility for that”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Wed 8:55 AM 16,224 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge

Wed 8:00 AM 13,236 Views 19 Comments

Elements of Ireland’s play have come in for criticism following the Six Nations defeat to France.

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Wed 7:45 AM 53,398 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
# Analysis
# Analysis

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Wed 7:00 AM 55,810 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Wed 6:05 AM 14,652 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns

Wed 6:00 AM 10,735 Views 2 Comments

Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Wed 12:05 AM 74,705 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

Irish - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Tiger Woods 'very fortunate' to survive after suffering serious injuries to both legs in car crash
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Tiger Woods 'very fortunate' to survive after suffering serious injuries to both legs in car crash

Updated Tue 11:39 PM 110,097 Views 66 Comments

Woods did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the early-morning incident in Los Angeles.

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

Tue 9:58 PM 29,014 Views 9 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

Judgement reserved in injunction application over Pete Taylor's Bray boxing club
# High Court
# High Court

Judgement reserved in injunction application over Pete Taylor's Bray boxing club

Tue 9:55 PM 24,847 Views 0 Comments

Taylor claims the council is wrongfully trying to evict him and the club from a facility.

Flooding in Cork, Kerry and other areas following Status Orange rainfall warnings
# Flooding
# Flooding

Flooding in Cork, Kerry and other areas following Status Orange rainfall warnings

Updated Tue 9:04 PM 62,946 Views 18 Comments

A Status Orange rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford was in place throughout today.

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People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list

Updated Tue 9:00 PM 74,293 Views 45 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

Tue 8:47 PM 29,392 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tue 8:45 PM 9,480 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence

Tue 8:31 PM 38,519 Views 35 Comments

The victim has since made a good recovery.

Your evening longread: The North Korean defector who vanished... then reappeared
# Longread
# Longread

Your evening longread: The North Korean defector who vanished... then reappeared

Tue 8:30 PM 9,949 Views 1 Comment

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

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Tue 8:19 PM 144,866 Views 330 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

Tue 8:09 PM 37,144 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms

Tue 7:58 PM 10,607 Views 18 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has agreed to deposit the recordings with the Department.

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank boss apologises to staff following months of uncertainty about future of jobs

Tue 7:26 PM 14,676 Views 5 Comments

Ulster Bank and NatWest were heavily criticised by TDs for its treatment of staff.

What measures will the Government look at easing after 5 April - and how will they make that decision?
# Living With Covid Plan
# Living With Covid Plan

What measures will the Government look at easing after 5 April - and how will they make that decision?

Tue 7:18 PM 25,135 Views 27 Comments

Whether more measures are eased depends on community transmission, hospital capacity and the vaccine.

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

Tue 6:44 PM 23,699 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Tue 6:28 PM 26,356 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

Tue 5:44 PM 46,420 Views 105 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:43 PM 74,390 Views 122 Comments

The latest figures were released in a statement by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

The Remote: Unforgotten returns, some German dystopia and newish Dylan Moran stand-up
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Unforgotten returns, some German dystopia and newish Dylan Moran stand-up

Tue 5:31 PM 18,220 Views 1 Comment

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

Cruel blow as Leinster's Byrne ruled out for several months with new injury
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Cruel blow as Leinster's Byrne ruled out for several months with new injury

Tue 5:00 PM 22,380 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old hasn’t played for the province since December 2019.