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Two protestors shot and killed in Myanmar by riot police
# Myanmar Coup
# Myanmar Coup

Two protestors shot and killed in Myanmar by riot police

Sat 3:02 PM 7,297 Views 3 Comments

The shootings occurred in Myanmar’s second-biggest city, Mandalay, earlier today.

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess

Sat 2:32 PM 41,721 Views 27 Comments

Mary Robinson says she was ‘horribly tricked’ by Dubai princess’ family.

Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach
# Reopening Plans
# Reopening Plans

Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach

Updated Sat 2:20 PM 161,568 Views 273 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the reopening of society is likely to be slow.

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Sat 2:10 PM 12,333 Views 5 Comments

The rate of Covid-19 has been decreasing across all age groups in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

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Top criminal defence solicitor charged with assaulting lawyer
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Top criminal defence solicitor charged with assaulting lawyer

Sat 1:39 PM 40,550 Views 0 Comments

Cahir O’Higgins, 46, whose practice is based at Dublin’s Parkgate Street, was arrested on Friday.

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?
# What Is It?
# What Is It?

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?

Updated Sat 1:38 PM 43,789 Views 93 Comments

Three cases of the variant from Brazil have been identified in Ireland.

Hospitalised Covid-19 patients fall to lowest numbers since early January
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Hospitalised Covid-19 patients fall to lowest numbers since early January

Sat 1:18 PM 16,545 Views 15 Comments

There were 149 Covid-19 patients in ICU this morning.

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations
# Archbishop Eamon Martin
# Archbishop Eamon Martin

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations

Sat 11:20 AM 48,110 Views 220 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin also urged Ministers to allow more people to attend funerals of loved ones during the pandemic.

Iran to host UN nuclear watchdog chief ahead of sanctions deadline

Iran to host UN nuclear watchdog chief ahead of sanctions deadline

Sat 10:49 AM 6,599 Views 3 Comments

It comes in wake of Joe Biden’s call for European allies to work together and curb Iran’s “destabilising” activities.

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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Sat 10:30 AM 13,701 Views 60 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

Nationwide Status Yellow wind warning issued with rain expected across the country
# Wind Warning
# Wind Warning

Nationwide Status Yellow wind warning issued with rain expected across the country

Updated Sat 10:23 AM 37,301 Views 25 Comments

The warning will be in place from 11am this morning until 6pm this evening.

Two arrested after €80,000 worth of cannabis seized at a property in Co Mayo
# Drug Seizure
# Drug Seizure

Two arrested after €80,000 worth of cannabis seized at a property in Co Mayo

Sat 10:04 AM 23,880 Views 44 Comments

A man in his 50s and a woman in her 20s were arrested at the scene

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Sat 10:00 AM 41,792 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sat 8:50 AM 12,156 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Thailand’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote amid allegations of mismanagement of economy and vaccines
# Thailand Protests
# Thailand Protests

Thailand’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote amid allegations of mismanagement of economy and vaccines

Sat 8:40 AM 7,660 Views 7 Comments

It marked the second no-confidence test Prayuth’s government has faced since taking office in July 2019.

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer
# Staycation
# Staycation

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer

Sat 8:30 AM 69,923 Views 154 Comments

As foreign travel appears to be entirely off the radar for 2021, many are turning their attention to trips at home. Here, travel writer Deirdre Mullins shares some of Ireland’s hidden gems.

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Sat 8:00 AM 40,096 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

First Covid-19 vaccines delivered to islands by Defence Forces
# Vaccine Delivery
# Vaccine Delivery

First Covid-19 vaccines delivered to islands by Defence Forces

Sat 7:47 AM 22,414 Views 33 Comments

The delivery of vaccines was made following a request from the HSE.

Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis
# US Storms
# US Storms

Southern US cities hit hard by storms face water crisis

Sat 7:14 AM 15,159 Views 25 Comments

A massive ice and snow storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least 69 people.

The 12 GAA stars in the running for player of the year honours tonight
# All-Stars
From The42
# All-Stars

The 12 GAA stars in the running for player of the year honours tonight

Sat 7:00 AM 22,978 Views 31 Comments

We’re in for a very different All-Stars awards show.

Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend
# Limited Disruption
# Limited Disruption

Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend

Sat 6:30 AM 30,517 Views 16 Comments

The maintenance is expected to take place over the next two weekends.

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres
# Shot In The Dark
# Shot In The Dark

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres

Sat 12:05 AM 65,102 Views 62 Comments

It emerged after the announcement of 37 locations that a number of the venues were not fully confirmed.

Irish - Friday 19 February, 2021

Five-try Leinster overcome poor start to bully Dragons
# Scrappy
From The42
# Scrappy

Five-try Leinster overcome poor start to bully Dragons

Fri 10:18 PM 29,121 Views 68 Comments

The province never fully got going in difficult conditions.

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland

Fri 9:33 PM 69,407 Views 118 Comments

All of the cases identified are directly associated with recent travel from Brazil.

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?

Fri 9:30 PM 47,715 Views 20 Comments

From the Bee Gees to the queen of country (and vaccines) Dolly Parton, here’s a quiz on 70s hits.

No more delays, pledges Biden as US officially returns to Paris climate accord
# Paris Climate Agreement
# Paris Climate Agreement

No more delays, pledges Biden as US officially returns to Paris climate accord

Fri 9:20 PM 9,698 Views 8 Comments

Donald Trump’s removal of the US from the worldwide global climate pact stood for only 107 days.

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'
# He Xiangdong
# He Xiangdong

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'

Fri 9:05 PM 55,370 Views 0 Comments

Ambassador He Xiangdong wouldn’t commit to a meeting with Mrs O’Halloran when asked by TheJournal.ie.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:50 PM 7,526 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: The big business of celebrity pregnancy
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The big business of celebrity pregnancy

Fri 8:30 PM 19,975 Views 2 Comments

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

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life
# Dubai
# Dubai

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life

Updated Fri 8:12 PM 55,642 Views 37 Comments

The princess has not been seen in public since she attempted to escape from the emirate by sea in 2018.

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short

Fri 8:00 PM 47,436 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.

€270k worth of cannabis found in parcel and electric heaters in two separate operations at Dublin Port
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

€270k worth of cannabis found in parcel and electric heaters in two separate operations at Dublin Port

Fri 7:44 PM 15,916 Views 23 Comments

Both consignments were destined for addresses in Dublin.

Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland
# The Banks
# The Banks

Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland

Updated Fri 7:22 PM 81,174 Views 81 Comments
  • Ulster Bank said this morning that the move won’t mean an immediate change for customers
  • Staff are "deeply disappointed" by the decision to wind down Ulster Bank in Ireland
  • Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe called it a "difficult day" from an Irish banking perspective and for Ulster Bank staff
Dr Emer Holohan, wife of Chief Medical Officer, dies following long illness
# RIP
# RIP

Dr Emer Holohan, wife of Chief Medical Officer, dies following long illness

Fri 7:01 PM 220,909 Views 69 Comments

She had been receiving palliative care since last year.

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton

Fri 6:30 PM 20,059 Views 5 Comments

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

'My mother gave birth to three children in three mother and baby homes in three years'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'My mother gave birth to three children in three mother and baby homes in three years'

Fri 6:04 PM 49,356 Views 0 Comments

Beth Wallace wants to commemorate her brother who died, aged five weeks, 49 years ago today.

Man arrested as €270,000 worth of cannabis plants seized during raid of property in Co Laois
# Mountrath
# Mountrath

Man arrested as €270,000 worth of cannabis plants seized during raid of property in Co Laois

Fri 5:57 PM 16,698 Views 37 Comments

The seizure was made during a search of a property in Mountrath this morning.

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Fri 5:43 PM 17,999 Views 45 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 5:30 PM 71,141 Views 170 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a NPHET statement this evening.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Questions And Answers
From The42
# Questions And Answers

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 28,259 Views 4 Comments

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