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Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare
# Murder
# Murder

Eight people, including a teenager, arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Kildare

Wed 2:46 PM 13,932 Views 0 Comments

Father of two Mark Loughlin died following an assault in the Allenwood South area of Kildare.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Wed 2:31 PM 38,390 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
# JK Rowling
# JK Rowling

Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI

Wed 2:07 PM 29,375 Views 0 Comments

The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result
# Courts
# Courts

Woman in hotel quarantine after arrival from Dubai released following negative Covid-19 test result

Wed 1:51 PM 10,133 Views 0 Comments

The High Court had ordered an inquiry into her detention at the hotel.

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Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated Wed 1:36 PM 56,828 Views 124 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

Wed 1:11 PM 6,095 Views 14 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Wed 1:05 PM 25,025 Views 56 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
# Flag Carriers
# Flag Carriers

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines

Wed 11:32 AM 20,019 Views 27 Comments

Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

Wed 11:23 AM 16,472 Views 33 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

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Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?

Wed 9:19 AM 28,175 Views 53 Comments

The pause in bookings has been caused by a high level of walk ins, according to Minister Donnelly.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

Wed 9:00 AM 13,730 Views 30 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Wed 8:49 AM 21,446 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Wed 8:45 AM 9,623 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at house in Dublin

Wed 8:14 AM 28,357 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened on Margaret Kennedy Road yesterday.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Wed 8:06 AM 6,538 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Trailblazers
From The42
# Trailblazers

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

Wed 8:00 AM 16,474 Views 7 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Wed 8:00 AM 11,843 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Wed 7:46 AM 5,215 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

Wed 7:16 AM 24,289 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

Wed 7:05 AM 10,988 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Wed 7:00 AM 12,436 Views 4 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
# Cancer
# Cancer

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

Wed 6:30 AM 7,168 Views 6 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown
# Gone
# Gone

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown

Wed 6:00 AM 72,983 Views 37 Comments

Gardaí have been battling the gang since 2015.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

Wed 12:05 AM 26,819 Views 59 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

Wed 12:05 AM 10,512 Views 21 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

Tue 10:53 PM 25,491 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80
# Entrepreneur
# Entrepreneur

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80

Tue 10:31 PM 105,001 Views 22 Comments

Galen Weston bought the bankrupt department store that would become Penneys in the 1960s, when he moved to Dublin.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
From The42
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

Tue 10:11 PM 20,440 Views 11 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park

Tue 9:58 PM 56,991 Views 49 Comments

Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan said that rhododendron “is one of the biggest threats to peatlands in the west of Ireland”.

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

Tue 9:30 PM 27,959 Views 14 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated Tue 9:20 PM 60,709 Views 129 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tue 9:01 PM 8,829 Views 0 Comments

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers
# Ramadan Mubarak
# Ramadan Mubarak

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers

Tue 8:35 PM 15,273 Views 23 Comments

The holy month is marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown

Tue 8:30 PM 17,602 Views 19 Comments

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

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin
# Skerries
# Skerries

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin

Tue 8:03 PM 33,603 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision which occurred on the R127 near Milverton in Skerries.

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'
# 10 Years On
From The42
# 10 Years On

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'

Tue 8:00 PM 25,998 Views 4 Comments

10 years on from a landmark U21 football title for Cavan, goalkeeper Alan O’Mara reflects on the significance of that win.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Tue 7:58 PM 38,896 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation

Tue 7:48 PM 56,756 Views 52 Comments

The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity
# Summer In The City
# Summer In The City

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity

Tue 7:40 PM 17,944 Views 19 Comments

Businesses selling food can now apply for outdoor dining grants of up to €4,000.

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns
# Daunte Wright
# Daunte Wright

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns

Tue 7:20 PM 22,733 Views 39 Comments

The city’s police chief has said he believes Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser.