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Thursday 15 April, 2021

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Thu 8:30 PM 11,624 Views 7 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems

Thu 8:30 PM 11,752 Views 1 Comment

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

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

Thu 8:02 PM 75,863 Views 112 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Thu 8:00 PM 15,065 Views 22 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

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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 Thu 7:52 PM 86,271 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week

Thu 7:43 PM 30,355 Views 26 Comments

Three of the centres will be located in Dublin and the fourth one will be located in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
From The42
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

Thu 7:30 PM 19,800 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth
# Crash
# Crash

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth

Thu 7:23 PM 22,829 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R174 at Blackgate, Ravensdale at approximately 3.50pm.

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

Thu 6:30 PM 5,809 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

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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

Thu 5:49 PM 22,108 Views 27 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 Thu 5:38 PM 19,256 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

Thu 5:34 PM 12,589 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Thu 5:20 PM 72,471 Views 80 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

Thu 5:03 PM 28,768 Views 67 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

Thu 5:01 PM 59,824 Views 43 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Thu 4:45 PM 5,967 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

Thu 4:34 PM 32,141 Views 31 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 Thu 4:08 PM 37,733 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

Thu 2:51 PM 20,107 Views 18 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

Thu 2:28 PM 33,492 Views 49 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.

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

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

Thu 1:43 PM 42,198 Views 0 Comments

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

Man arrested by gardaí investigating disappearance of William Delaney has been released
# Murder
# Murder

Man arrested by gardaí investigating disappearance of William Delaney has been released

Thu 1:23 PM 20,211 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have 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

Thu 1:18 PM 17,203 Views 11 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 Thu 12:59 PM 25,752 Views 35 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

Thu 12:36 PM 13,099 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

Thu 12:04 PM 37,230 Views 48 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

Thu 11:47 AM 33,632 Views 6 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

Thu 11:35 AM 54,255 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

Thu 11:23 AM 30,462 Views 64 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

Thu 11:03 AM 89,038 Views 42 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 Thu 10:03 AM 78,138 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

Thu 9:51 AM 21,729 Views 63 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

Thu 9:51 AM 17,934 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

Thu 9:20 AM 17,303 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

Thu 9:07 AM 13,282 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 Thu 8:59 AM 10,792 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?

Thu 8:36 AM 49,545 Views 74 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

Thu 8:13 AM 15,424 Views 20 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

Thu 8:06 AM 16,637 Views 41 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

Thu 7:00 AM 7,246 Views 0 Comments

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