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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 3 April, 2020

Today’s News

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care

Hundreds of home care providers are to be redeployed temporarily to nursing homes and residential care facilities.

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'

The social protection minister admitted that some students might be receiving more from the scheme than they would normally have earned.

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

Covid-19 deaths and unemployment accelerate across Europe and US as cases pass one million

On Thursday Spain reported a record one-day number of deaths, 950, bringing its overall toll to about 10,000.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s a round up of this morning’s main stories.

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds?

This important question can be a topic of fierce debate.

13 more deaths in Ireland and UK set to open first field hospital in London: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 3,849 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Peru restrictions: Men and women given alternative days to go outside in bid to slow virus spread

Meanwhile, security forces in the Philippines have been told to “shoot dead” anyone causing trouble in lockdown areas.

It's going to get milder but become more unsettled this weekend

Outbreaks of rain will become more widespread from Sunday.

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded

The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.

From The42 'They were proactive to stop the spread' - Galway star praises locals at home after spate of Covid-19 cases Action

'They were proactive to stop the spread' - Galway star praises locals at home after spate of Covid-19 cases

Conor Whelan says there have been no new cases in his home village of Kinvara.

Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin TD Aodhán O’Riordáin are in the running for it.

First UK field hospital to open today as British government faces scrutiny over testing numbers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock vowed yesterday that 100,000 Covid-19 tests would be carried out a day.

Opinion: 'Covid-19 is the world's biggest fear. Welcome to my world.' Diary of a man with Cystic Fibrosis

Trevor O’Sullivan documents his challenges as a person with CF during the Covid-19 crisis.

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

Explainer: What is a viral load and does it impact on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms?

Concerns were raised on social media in relation to the viral load that would be contracted by healthcare workers.

Central Bank says unemployment could reach 25% as government seeks to avoid 'another era of austerity'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the country is “heading into a recession”.

Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar defends Covid-19 payment anomalies as 'a price worth paying to protect incomes'

The Taoiseach was answering questions about reports that those who are not resident in Ireland could be claiming the Covid-19 payment.

Man (30s) arrested after attempted robbery at Drogheda newsagent

Gardaí operating a Covid-19 checkpoint nearby were alerted to the incident and arrested the man moments later.

Covid-19 stricken UK Health Secretary returns to work after seven days in self-isolation

Matt Hancock announced plans to test 100,000 people per day by the end of the month.

BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital

The dispute relates around the validity of a contract to commence Phase B of construction of the Children’s Hospital without a design.

Worldwide cases top 1 million as six-week-old dies from Covid-19 in the US

Half the planet is under some form of lockdown as governments struggle to tackle the virus.

From The42 'I felt sick and insanely tired' - All-Ireland winner McGuinness recovering after Covid-19 illness On The Mend

'I felt sick and insanely tired' - All-Ireland winner McGuinness recovering after Covid-19 illness

Marian McGuinness describes what it is like to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, and her path to recovery.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Half a million Irish people are getting a social welfare payment due to Covid-19, and a million cases have been confirmed worldwide.

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

'All she cares about is when she sees you on the pitch, you can hear her going 'Dada''

Ian Keatley doesn’t need sports psychology tools right now, his family keep him firmly grounded in the here and now.

Your evening longread: What it's like living on the remote Faroe islands

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April

Simon Coveney said restrictions on public movement due to the Covid-19 emergency may be extended beyond the current 12 April deadline.

Miriam O'Callaghan to present Late Late Show again tomorrow as Tubridy thanks her for filling in

Tubridy said he wanted to thank everyone for their warm wishes.

Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 402 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials announced the latest figures at the Department of Health this evening.

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus UK

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus

The comedy star was in hospital being treated for heart failure.

Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities

Carers will only be redeployed if they care for low dependency clients who can be cared for by a family member.

From The42 'If people are worried, you try to put their mind at ease' - Kerry footballer on life as a pharmacist PETER CROWLEY

'If people are worried, you try to put their mind at ease' - Kerry footballer on life as a pharmacist

Work in the family pharmacy in Killorglin takes precedence now for Kerry player Peter Crowley.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

Tax revenues last month almost €1 billion lower than March last year

An Exchequer deficit of €2.5 billion was recorded in the first quarter of 2020.

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