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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 9 August, 2020

Today’s News

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday news round up.

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

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Warm welcomes at this charming country house on five acres for €465k

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

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Shamrock Rovers hit quick double to go six points clear at the top

Hoops make it seven wins from seven with late rally against Derry City.

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

'He convinced others that peace could be a reality': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 68 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

'A convinced European': Former Labour TD and IIEA founder Brendan Halligan dies aged 84 RIP

'A convinced European': Former Labour TD and IIEA founder Brendan Halligan dies aged 84

Uachtarán na hÉireann, An Taoiseach and Labour leader Alan Kelly have paid tribute to the veteran politician.

US hits 5 million Covid-19 cases - the highest in the world

The US death toll – currently at 162,441 – is also the highest in the world.

Two men aged 25 and 35 arrested in relation to three burglaries in Co Kildare

Gardaí stopped a car after receiving reports of burglaries in the Maynooth and Celbridge areas.

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bike

The entertainment mogul fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu, California.

O’Brien Fine Foods says its Timahoe factory has been closed since Wednesday

“In all cases, the level of asymptomatic infectivity appears to be very high,”O’Brien Fine Foods said in a statement.

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Dundalk draw Slovenian outfit Celje in Champions League

Celtic will take on Icelandic club KR Reykjavik.

Department looking to restrict non-essential travel from 'third countries' with high virus rates

Options from the Department of Health will be finalised “as soon as possible”.

Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further

Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.

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Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

New Zealand marks 100 days without virus transmission

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border.

Sitdown Sunday: Survivors remember the moment the bomb hit Hiroshima

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after body of man (50) discovered at house in Dublin

The discovery was made when Gardaí received a call that a number of men were attempting to break into a house at approximately 11pm.

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Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return

The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.

Brazil reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

The country ranks behind only the United States.

Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them

Gardaí are aware of an increase in the number of dog thefts.

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

'We've had it': Trump extends unemployment benefits after rescue package talks collapse

He said that if he is re-elected in November, he would look at the possibility of making the payroll tax permanent.

From The42 Ranking the 8 remaining teams in the Champions League Looking Ahead

Ranking the 8 remaining teams in the Champions League

Man City, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are among the contenders.

'There are people working in their bedrooms keeping the banking system going and this is their reward'

Bank of Ireland redundancies ‘surprised’ the general secretary of the Financial Services Union.

Yesterday’s News

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Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8

The Argentine international scored and won a penalty, to set up a mouth-watering tie with German champions Bayern Munich on Friday.

Son of Escobar: 'He had to tell me my real father was a drug lord and my life was in danger'

The first biological son of Pablo Escobar, who was adopted by an intelligence agent as an infant, has shared the story of his unusual life in a new book released this week.

Wage subsidy and mortgages: 'The government isn't helping them. What chance have they with the banks?'

Many on the wage subsidy scheme with mortgage approval have struggled to reach the drawdown stage.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A dramatic spike in cases, fierce protests in Beirut, and tensions between the US and China continue.

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Juventus spring major surprise by appointing Andrea Pirlo as manager

Pirlo replaces the sacked Maurizio Sarri in spite of having no previous coaching experience.

Former Debenhams workers hold protest on Dublin's Henry Street

Around 200 people gathered on Henry Street in Dublin, outside Debenhams’ old building.

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158

At least 158 people were killed in the blast, and 6,000 have been injured.

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