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Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

Wed 5:22 PM 19,005 Views 71 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal

Updated Wed 5:15 PM 52,155 Views 0 Comments

The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Wed 5:01 PM 14,391 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'
# How To Win At Dominoes
From The42
# How To Win At Dominoes

'Don't be caught up too much in science or lecturing when you're on the sideline or in the dressing room'

Updated Wed 5:00 PM 14,598 Views 0 Comments

Keith Ricken is Shane Keegan’s second guest on season two of How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Wed 4:50 PM 6,459 Views 2 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Here's how much RTÉ's top presenters earned from 2017 to 2019

Wed 4:26 PM 48,463 Views 102 Comments

The top 10 earners at RTÉ collectively took in just over €9 million in fees during the three-year period.

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Wed 4:25 PM 70,303 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached
# Courts
# Courts

Man ordered to stay away from Government Buildings after Leinster House perimeter breached

Wed 3:46 PM 10,899 Views 0 Comments

The man was charged with trespassing on Government Buildings, at Merrion Street, Dublin 2, yesterday.

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury
# Update
From The42
# Update

'Devastated but counting my blessings' - Brid Stack looking forward to recovery after neck injury

Wed 3:19 PM 52,982 Views 3 Comments

The All-Ireland winner suffered a neck fracture in a game in Adelaide on Sunday.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Wed 2:40 PM 25,028 Views 27 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month

Wed 1:40 PM 17,415 Views 43 Comments

Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

Wed 1:17 PM 35,545 Views 52 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Tiger King's Joe Exotic fails to receive pardon from Trump

Wed 1:10 PM 31,090 Views 19 Comments

The former zookeeper’s life became the focus of the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness.

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?

Wed 1:00 PM 5,170 Views 4 Comments

Some companies have been more proactive than others but the pandemic may have slowed progress.

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain

Wed 12:43 PM 30,006 Views 26 Comments

The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Inter Milan front-runners to sign highly rated Irish underage international

Wed 12:41 PM 28,865 Views 14 Comments

Kevin Zefi has already made his senior debut with Shamrock Rovers II.

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US presidential pardons: How do they work and who has been pardoned in the past?

Wed 12:39 PM 23,764 Views 13 Comments

Trump commuted or pardoned the sentences of nearly 150 people in the past day.

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade officially cancelled for second year as organisers move online

Wed 12:30 PM 8,216 Views 23 Comments

Micheál Martin said previously that there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

Wed 12:20 PM 25,297 Views 28 Comments

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League
# Welcome News
From The42
# Welcome News

Major boost for Irish football as title sponsor commits to League of Ireland and Women's National League

Wed 11:58 AM 9,658 Views 11 Comments

SSE Airtricity’s new deal runs for two years and it will be the first time that the men’s and women’s elite leagues have shared a sponsor.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

Wed 11:56 AM 105,098 Views 63 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard
# Chop Shop
# Chop Shop

Three arrested after stolen vehicles discovered at Meath scrapyard

Wed 10:59 AM 32,137 Views 4 Comments

The men are due to appear before Trim District Court this morning.

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

Snow-ice warning issued for Wicklow, with heavy rain expected in south Munster and Leinster

Wed 9:23 AM 35,799 Views 9 Comments

Heavy rain expected in Leinster will turn to sleet or snow in the afternoon, Met Éireann said.

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump

Wed 9:17 AM 32,416 Views 34 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris had previously urged Trump to pardon the Wikileaks founder.

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?

Wed 9:12 AM 43,343 Views 100 Comments

Donald Trump may not be watching, but will you?

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars
# Oxygen Thief
# Oxygen Thief

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars

Wed 9:07 AM 12,245 Views 2 Comments

Thefts have been reported while people have also been urged to return loaned oxygen tanks that are no longer in use.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated Wed 8:50 AM 14,496 Views 5 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Wed 8:48 AM 10,787 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Wed 8:36 AM 62,605 Views 343 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’

Wed 8:27 AM 25,858 Views 25 Comments

Former PM hits out at Donald Trump ‘whipping up’ the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Wed 8:14 AM 26,455 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

Wed 7:43 AM 9,540 Views 7 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Wed 7:43 AM 15,542 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Wed 7:00 AM 15,699 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency
# Pardon Me
# Pardon Me

Donald Trump pardons former strategist Steve Bannon in final hours of presidency

Wed 6:56 AM 51,120 Views 46 Comments

The pardons and commutations for 143 people were announced in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'
# Irish In Dc
# Irish In Dc

A changed America: 'People get into ridiculous fights. Something really has broken.'

Wed 6:30 AM 24,549 Views 11 Comments

With thousands of National Guardsmen on the streets, there’s an “eerily quiet” atmosphere in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration today.

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers
# Dealers
# Dealers

Garda drug units set up Snapchat accounts to snare online drug dealers

Wed 6:15 AM 59,299 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí have set up accounts to monitor the dealers.

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?
# United States
# United States

Retreat, regroup, re-emerge - What's next for Donald J. Trump?

Wed 6:00 AM 16,472 Views 17 Comments

Trump will become the first President since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s ceremonial swearing-in.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Wed 12:05 AM 52,527 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

Tue 10:44 PM 43,335 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.