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Thursday 15 April, 2021

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
From The42
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Thu 7:00 AM 10,850 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

Thu 6:45 AM 25,325 Views 38 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Thu 6:00 AM 38,056 Views 101 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

Thu 4:00 AM 20,804 Views 35 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

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Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

Family of George Nkencho call for forum between minority communities and Gardaí

Wed 10:59 PM 21,513 Views 0 Comments

The Nkencho family made the statement after meeting with Justice Minister Helen McEntee today.

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday
# Swords
# Swords

Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding 40-year-old woman last seen on Sunday

Wed 10:47 PM 54,332 Views 6 Comments

Irina Gavrila had been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since Sunday.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

Wed 10:32 PM 34,493 Views 37 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

Wed 9:53 PM 26,626 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

There has been one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €12.7 million

Wed 9:38 PM 80,216 Views 47 Comments

The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and bonus number 39.

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Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court of raiders hijacking her car at gunpoint and threatening to kill her

Wed 9:11 PM 22,745 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of a number of offences arising from an armed robbery.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:02 PM 7,907 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

Wed 8:48 PM 89,952 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Rebecca? Renewed appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since 20 March

Wed 8:36 PM 28,122 Views 4 Comments

Rebecca O’Brien is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jon Ronson on making sense of conspiracy theorists

Wed 8:30 PM 10,573 Views 26 Comments

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

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for  10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway

Wed 8:28 PM 17,808 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

Wed 8:24 PM 34,740 Views 51 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told
# Dame Lane
# Dame Lane

Berlin D2 bar faced trial by social media after Covid-19 controversy, court told

Wed 7:42 PM 27,223 Views 0 Comments

The bar’s then manager, businessman Jay Bourke, left the country due to the backlash, the court heard.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

Wed 7:18 PM 101,811 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated Wed 7:15 PM 92,555 Views 86 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

Wed 6:44 PM 25,116 Views 34 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

Wed 6:33 PM 22,258 Views 38 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Redundancies likely at PayPal's Irish sites as 131 roles to be moved overseas

Wed 6:16 PM 35,670 Views 21 Comments

PayPal has repeatedly stressed its commitment to Ireland, and to its Dundalk and Dublin sites.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated Wed 6:00 PM 17,687 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

Wed 5:57 PM 25,938 Views 26 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:47 PM 60,565 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated Wed 5:40 PM 75,975 Views 122 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine
# Dr Gerard Waters
# Dr Gerard Waters

GP who admitted not referring any patients for Covid tests is suspended from practicing medicine

Wed 5:35 PM 57,892 Views 0 Comments

Dr Gerard Waters is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare.

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
# Outlook
# Outlook

Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid

Wed 5:33 PM 17,229 Views 26 Comments

The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Wed 5:27 PM 7,673 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

Wed 5:09 PM 32,831 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
# West Cork
# West Cork

Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning

Wed 5:04 PM 32,991 Views 5 Comments

The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Wed 4:45 PM 6,165 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Wed 4:16 PM 8,177 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated Wed 4:08 PM 14,965 Views 53 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

Wed 3:47 PM 90,897 Views 26 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

Wed 3:27 PM 10,613 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Wed 3:26 PM 5,432 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
From The42
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

Wed 3:06 PM 19,822 Views 6 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Wed 3:01 PM 25,901 Views 30 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated Wed 3:00 PM 52,960 Views 59 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.