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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Today’s News

From The42 Confirmed: 2020 Ryder Cup postponed for 12 months Continental Drift

Confirmed: 2020 Ryder Cup postponed for 12 months

It means the competition will now take place in 2021 and every two years thereafter.

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall

The ban was expected to remain in place until 21 July.

From The42 Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI Informal Role

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Kenny also confirmed James McCarthy is available for international selection, although the prospect of a return for Stephen Ireland looks unlikely.

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.

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CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

Plan to move people's barges off Dublin's Grand Canal stalled by heritage minister

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said that he is hoping to establish a mediation process.

Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage

The Sunday Times last weekend reported that staff at a warehouse in England were paid as little as £3.50 per hour.

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.

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Poll: Who is the right person to lead the Green Party in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is the right person to lead the Green Party in government?

The first hustings of the leadership election took place last night.

'Missed opportunity' to promote women - Catherine Martin criticises Greens' cabinet appointments

While Minister Martin respects those appointed, she would’ve liked to see a woman promoted.

Three arrested over murder of Willie Maughan and Ana Varslavane in 2015

A criminal linked to the Drogheda feud is suspected of ordering the murders.

From The42 FAI begin eligibility process after Ogbene expresses desire to represent Ireland Available

FAI begin eligibility process after Ogbene expresses desire to represent Ireland

The form of the 23-year-old winger helped Rotherham United to achieve promotion back to the Championship.

Ireland's Covid-19 tracker app expected to reach 1 million users today

For the app to be effective, it needs to be downloaded by at least 60% of the population.

Depp accuses ex-wife of 'building a dossier' as an 'insurance policy' during libel trial against The Sun

Depp says that a claim he was violent towards his ex-wife is ‘complete lies’.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Rain on course to smash usual July totals as another wet day is in prospect Oh My My My July This post contains videos

Rain on course to smash usual July totals as another wet day is in prospect

There’s some dry weather in prospect for Saturday if you can wait that long.

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

“His enthusiasm was infectious and his impact on Olympic sport can’t be overstated.”

'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

From The42 Inside the creation of the GAA's first bamboo hurley Clash Of The Bamboo

Inside the creation of the GAA's first bamboo hurley

‘We feel that we’re probably making some of the best hurleys that have ever been created.’

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO WHO

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO

The World Health Organization said it would put out a new scientific brief within days after scientists pushed the issue.

Almost 90% of middle-ranking gardaí want spit hoods to remain as part of garda kit

The AGSI has reported that dealings with the public during the pandemic have been overwhelmingly positive.

EPA says Ireland greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 3% per year until 2030 (once government targets are met)

This projection, however, entirely depends on the Climate Action Plan 2019 being implemented in full.

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

Chinese government opens a new headquarters in Hong Kong for its intelligence agency

The new headquarters overlooks Victoria Square, where pro-democracy protests took place.

Ghislaine Maxwell gets date for her first day in court

At the hearing, prosecutors will argue for Maxwell to remain behind bars without bail.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

Council refuses digital screen at Stephen's Green claiming it would 'seriously injure' the look of the area

An application for a wraparound LED screen on a building on Frederick St and Dorset was also shot down last year.

Minister for Finance says he 'cannot mandate' how banks consider mortgages for people on wage subsidy scheme

A number of mortgage applicants have been told they cannot draw down their mortgage due to being on the scheme.

The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year

The year-on-year change reflects a volatile market according to the latest housing report from Daft.ie.

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

Yesterday’s News

Serbia reintroduces lockdown after highest daily Covid-19 death toll

The country’s president said a curfew will probably last from 6pm on Friday until 5am on Monday.

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins

Twins Donnie and Ronnie Galyon died on July 4 aged 68.

Man charged following seizure of handgun during search of car in Portlaoise

The seizure was made during a search of a car yesterday afternoon.

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From The42 Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27 Moving On

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27

The prolific UCD wing will move to the US to continue his education.

Quiz: How well do you know your European cities?

Test your knowledge of these European cities.

'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

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