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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Anthony Scully has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Lincoln from West Ham.
Many people are doing a lot more walking during lockdown, but today Mandy Finlay reached her goal of one million steps for charity.
The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.
Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.
Failures to fully comply with coronavirus rules is frustrating efforts to bring down infection rates in Ireland, the chief medical officer has warned.
Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.
“A significant percentage of the population – in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties – is currently either a case or a close contact.”
Locals have been told to be vigilant for signs of danger.
Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.
HSE expects all GPs and practice nurses to have received both doses by end of February
A requirement for travellers into Ireland to produce evidence of a negative test result has also come into effect.
The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said Covid-19 has "taken root in every single part of the country" and that the levels of infection are still "far too high".
The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.
The parents of a 12-year-old boy with autism have called for an end to the uncertainty over the re-opening of special schools and the re-opening of classes for children with additional needs.
Chief medical officer says in some counties one in ten people has virus or is close contact
A weekly crossing between Cherbourg and Rosslare will start on Monday two months earlier than planned.
There is growing expectation that the re-opening of the hospitality sector will not begin until after Easter at the very earliest.
Doctors and other healthcare workers have expressed relief after receiving Covid-19 jabs at three mass vaccination centres in Ireland.
Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said the health service is facing “unparalleled pressures”.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory today, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.
At around 11am on Wednesday, shots were fired in the Illaunamanagh area near Shannon.
Jason Knight leads the Rams out against Rotherham United.
Former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, said the report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes showed the Catholic Church was "most complicit" in what happened.
The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.
Around 1,800 frontline medical workers are receiving a Covid-19 vaccine as part of a targeted vaccination programme this weekend.
Vaccinators at one of three new mass inoculation sites hope to get 11th dose from vials
Peter Moylan has been missing from his home since yesterday.
The Chief Executive of the HSE has said the hospital system is tightening up as the numbers being treated for Covid-19 increases.
A mass-vaccination drive for GPs and practice nurses has begun in Ireland.
Anti-epidemic authorities in north China's Tianjin Municipality are tracing close contacts with ice cream contaminated with the coronavirus after three samples tested positive for the virus.
Fire crews were called to a blaze in south Belfast on Thursday night.
The Director of Public Health for the North East has said the region has been hit by unprecedented levels of the virus and the "war is not over yet" in stopping the spread of the infection.
I hate to bring work up on a Saturday, but…
Ferry operator Stena Line is to further increase its freight capacity direct from Ireland to continental Europe in response to increased post-Brexit demand by adding a new weekend sailing from Dublin to Cherbourg.
The vote kicks off the race for Germany’s top job – Chancellor ahead of Merkel stepping down in September.
Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.
Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.
Special education to return to schools, an interview with the Taoiseach, and vaccine prioritisation.
Moderate Armin Laschet has been elected as the head of Germany's conservative CDU party.
“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.
The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.
Forty-seven players competing in the Australian Open will be forced to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days following three positive Covid-19 tests.
Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.
Nancy Pelosi said there was “strong interest” in Congress for a 9/11-style investigation of the attack on the Capitol.
The US government has carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump's administration, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty.
Some prison nurses were told they would not included in the first stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.
With pandemic restrictions showing little sign of easing in the short term, hundreds of thousands of currently house-bound employees, and their employers, will be keeping a close eye on the Government's remote working promises.
Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.
Two weeks into Brexit, problems are mounting and recriminations are flying in all directions. The reality of Brexit is proving every bit as toxic as the four-and-a-half-year slog that got us to this point.
It has been a difficult week for survivors of mother-and-baby homes as the injustices of the past were laid bare by a report published on Tuesday.
Three new variants of Covid-19 have been causing concern in recent times. One that was first detected in the UK, another in South Africa and more recently a variant that was detected in Brazil. But what are variants and should we be worried about them?
Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.
The company that made boots for punks and skins is floating on London’s stock exchange
In 2021, those long-held personal plans will finally become reality, these people promise
People in need of assisted reproductive technology face large bills and little support
Sheila Shelton was adopted by a couple in the US from a Tipperary mother and baby home
Contingency planning is the name of the game for arts festivals and events in the coming year
Joe Biden has announced plans for thousands of mass vaccination sites to immunise 100 million people in the US in the first 100 days of his presidency.
Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.
Talks will continue next week about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs on Thursday after the union representing Special Needs Assistants said an agreement on the issue has not been finalised.
Micheál Martin said there won’t be enough people vaccinated to allow the festivities to go ahead.
The head of Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine taskforce has said there will only be a modest impact to the rollout of the vaccination programme.
An Irish priest who spent much of his life championing the rights of those with HIV in Africa was a “true hero”, the president has said.
Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.
Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.
An additional 50 people have died with Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health said.
The Taoiseach has said the scale and pace of the increase in Covid-19 cases is “well beyond” what was predicted.
A chaotically brilliant offering from one of 2020’s break out stars. Following the release of ‘Cry’ in collaboration with Grimes, Ashnikko continued her multi-coloured ascent and ruffled a few feathers along the way. Her debut mixtape Demidevil sees Ash link up with Kelis, Princess Nokia and Grimes across 25 minutes of madness. Ashnikko featured in […] The post Ashnikko shares her debut mixtape ‘Demidevil’ appeared first on District Magazine.
Your lunch will be sorted with the café’s unbelievable range of sandwiches Oxmantown are now offering a click-and-collect service from their Mary’s Abbey and Smithfield stores. The cosy café has been a staple of the old Fruit and Veg Market area, just off Capel Street, since its establishment in 2013 by Conor Higgins and Amie […] The post Oxmantown are now offering click-and-collect appeared first on District Magazine.
The next family reunion is going to be lit. Florida spitter Denzel Curry took to Twitter today to share some surprising news. It turns out he is a blood relative of St. Louis native Smino. Tweeting he said, “I found out me and Smino got the same uncle and to think this n**** roasted the […] The post Denzel Curry and Smino just found out they are cousins appeared first on District Magazine.
“I want that 69, without Tekashi” Arianna Grande has teamed up Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion for a remix of ‘34+35′ . Following some serious teasing online, Grande revealed the news last night that the pair would be joining her on the reworking of the lead single from her album Positions. It comes after […] The post Arianna Grande recruits Doja Cat and Megan The Stallion for ’34+35′ remix appeared first on District Magazine.
The new song features on the soundtrack for Netflix’s new film The White Tiger. G.O.O.D Music head honcho Pusha T has joined forces with Vince Staples and Mumbai artist Divine for the globetrotting ‘Jungle Mantra’. The track lands as part of the soundtrack to Netflix new film The White Tiger. It sees an ambitious driver […] The post Vince Staples and Pusha T link with Divine on ‘Jungle Mantra’ appeared first on District Magazine.
The new plan would allow solar panel owners to sell their surplice energy back to the grid. Citizens, businesses, farmers, sports organisations and community groups will be able to sell their own renewable electricity back to the grid in a new scheme due to start this July. Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan […] The post Individuals, businesses and groups to be allowed sell electricity to grid appeared first on District Magazine.
The Northern Irish actor shared the news ahead of his 69th birthday. Veteran Hollywood actor Liam Neeson has revealed that he plans to stop appearing in actions movies. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the star of Taken said that once he wraps up a final few projects he’ll step away from the genre. “I’m 68 and […] The post Liam Neeson is retiring from making action films appeared first on District Magazine.
Waterford native Carrie Baxter has kicked off 2021 with the release of her new single ‘Pray’. Moving over to London in 2009 to study at the London School of Musical Theatre, Carrie’s been steadily honing her craft since and released her debut single ‘Lady’ in 2019. Her latest effort, ‘Pray’ is a head nodding track […] The post Carrie Baxter seeks closure in ‘Pray’ appeared first on District Magazine.
Irish President Michael D Higgins has said the State and Catholic church must bear a “heavy responsibility” for violating the rights of the survivors of homes for unmarried mothers and their children.
Significant levels of Covid-19 mortality lie ahead for Ireland, the deputy chief medical officer warned.
Almost half of all cases of Covid-19 ever reported in Ireland have been returned in the last fortnight, health officials said.
Ireland has administered over 77,300 vaccines as of Wednesday, the HSE chief executive Paul Reid said.
Pupils with special needs may return to primary school classrooms from next week, the Education Minister has said.
The Tanaiste has warned that the outbreak of coronavirus cases in Ireland’s hospitals remains “precarious”.
Greystones will soon be home to TWO new Salty Buoy fish and chip trucks. The Salty Buoy have just announced two new locations for their fish and chipper vans in Greystones. Salty Buoy favourites include a wide range of seafood dishes like lobster rolls, shucked oysters, crab, fresh fried fish and classic fish and chips. The […] The post The Salty Buoy is relocating to Greystones appeared first on District Magazine.
Alex Gough is putting himself first in ‘That’s My Job’. Alex Gough has released a new single and music video, ‘That’s My Job’. The track appeared on his 2020 EP ‘FOREVER CLASSIC’. ‘That’s My Job’ was fully written, recorded and produced by Alex in his bedroom over lockdown. The final mix was done by Denzel […] The post Alex Gough drops new single and video, ‘That’s My Job’ appeared first on District Magazine.