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Today’s News

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time

The US has now reported nearly 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 deaths.

From The42 If Klopp shops smart this summer then Liverpool will dominate the decade Splash The Cash

If Klopp shops smart this summer then Liverpool will dominate the decade

Manchester City will bounce back while Chelsea are also showing signs of a revival but so long as Klopp learns lessons from the past then Liverpool will win more titles.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Maxwell was accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages, during which they were pressured into sex.

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Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Louise O’Reilly moving from the health brief is the biggest change to the party’s Dáil lineup.

Mayo man loses appeal against severity of sentence for sexually abusing three girls

He had already lost his appeal against conviction.

Seven guns seized by gardaí in west Dublin during ongoing investigations into criminal suspects

Gardaí are investigating into suspects believed to be associated with organised criminal activity.

Michael Moynihan told Micheál Martin 'a few home truths' after ministerial snub

The Fianna Fáil TD said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient

The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

Gardaí warn pubs flouting substantial meal and other guidance that they will be conducting checks

Gardaí and the Licensed Vintners Association say future licence renewals could be at risk for pubs ignoring public health advice.

Planning permission is being sought for Wicklow's third major film studio

The scheme could deliver 1,500 jobs in the sector.

From The42 'I still hardly believe this is happening': Limerick star Shane Dowling forced to retire aged 27 Heartbreaking

'I still hardly believe this is happening': Limerick star Shane Dowling forced to retire aged 27

Dowling has had three surgeries on knee injury suffered in 2017.

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again?

Pre-booking will be essential and there’ll be reduced seating capacity.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

Mary Robinson to lead investigation into head of African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina is accused by whistleblowers of corruption.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders

David Clark broke lockdown rules and last week appeared to blame a trusted health official for border lapses.

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

From The42 'Deflating,' 'disappointing' and 'step backward' - London hit out after All-Ireland championship exclusion Exiled

'Deflating,' 'disappointing' and 'step backward' - London hit out after All-Ireland championship exclusion

Exiles boss Paddy Bowles and player Niamh Lister discuss the situation with The42 as they call on the LGFA to ‘reconsider the decision.’

81 killed in protests after death of Ethiopian singer

Hachalu Hundessa, whose songs gave voice to marginalisation, was shot dead on Monday night.

'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks

Donald Trump has long avoided being photographed in a mask.

Meghan Markle left ‘unprotected’ by British monarchy after media attack, court papers suggest

The leaked papers form part of Markle’s legal action against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there

One childcare provider shares her thoughts on reopening in the ‘new normal’ and thanks former minister Katherine Zappone for the work she’s done.

Guinness Storehouse confirms plans to lay-off some staff when it reopens this month

Diageo last week announced a €14 million fund to support pubs recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

'Significant public interest': Green Party TD calls for release of 2015 report into Donegal planning irregularities

The report was first submitted to former Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in June 2017,

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres

The commission took 40 enforcement actions against 31 centres which were non-compliant last year.

Yesterday’s News

Putin could stay in power until 2036 after referendum victory

A majority of Russians have approved amendments to Russia’s constitution, election officials said.

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

From The42 LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision Return To Play

LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision

The FAI board will now review the restarted league format that they announced yesterday.

In full: Here are your 18 new junior ministers

These are the backbenchers who just got a promotion today.

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Fox News anchor Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct investigation

Henry co-anchored America’s Newsroom on weekdays.

Quiz: How well do you remember Hollywood's golden era?

Gone With The Wind star Olivia de Havilland turns 104 today.

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

TV Nostalgia: Niall Horan incident was nothing compared to Dustin's constant slagging of Westlife

Where was this kind of die-hard fandom when Dustin was slagging poor Kian Egan in the noughties?

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From The42 'I said to myself if I’m here next year at the end of this, I’m going change up this thing radically' The42 Membership

'I said to myself if I’m here next year at the end of this, I’m going change up this thing radically'

Derek McGrath is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

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