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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 27 February, 2020

Today’s News

Renewed calls for Dublin northside crime task force as shots fired at a house

No injuries have been reported.

Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties STORM BREWING This post contains videos

Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties

The warning kicks in from Saturday morning.

Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has asked schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March.

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?

Pope Francis has suggested phones, what about you?


Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

Q&A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

So far, 90 suspected cases have been tested in Ireland but all have come back negative.

Murdered Paul Quinn's family says Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy is 'only obstacle' to justice

Breege and Stephen Quinn said Murphy must provide information to gardaí and the PSNI.

Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15

The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation, health officials said.

Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.


The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

'I never felt such support in my life': The football club that has become a lifeline for homeless people

Homeless people from all walks of life attend regular training sessions in what has become a vital resource for players.

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites

The decision comes after the Middle East recorded at least 220 cases of Covid-19.

From The42 Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it' Fitz The Bill

Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it'

Juggling Wexford and Sixmilebridge roles, facing into the unknown when he’ll stop being a manager and why he keeps going after years on the sideline.

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

UK sets out its stall for post-Brexit EU trade talks

The Government is to publish its mandate ahead of talks between Michel Barnier and the PM’s Europe adviser David Frost.

Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack.

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

Chinese Ambassador: Ireland can learn lessons from how China initially handled Covid-19 outbreak

He suggested mass gatherings should be avoided immediately and that he supported the government’s view that the Six Nations game should be postponed.

Yesterday’s News

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

Johnny Depp wants 'vindication' in libel case over article in The Sun describing him as a 'wife-beater'

Lawyers for Depp set out their stall at a hearing in London today.

Deer cull begins in Killarney National Park to manage red and Sika herds

The cull will continue until mid-March.

From The42 Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Report This post contains videos

Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos was sent off as Pep Guardiola’s side took charge of the last-16 tie.


Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

Council asks public to stay away as ghost ship on Cork coast 'now essentially empty'

Dozens of barrels of oil were removed by helicopter from the MV Alta.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats

Concerned TDs also voiced concerns that Green Party policies would be a hard sell in rural Ireland.

Man (26) described as 'a threat to society' jailed for driving stolen tractor into side of house

A trial heard that driving a tractor in west Clare at 5am was akin to announcing on Clare FM that ‘I’m up to no good’.


From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League

Real Madrid hosted Man City, in the first leg of tonight’s round-of-16 clash.

Families in flood-hit areas call for government to buy them out of swamped homes

A plan to construct a flood defence and pumping station to divert water away from the area have been left marooned.

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography

Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

Man (28) due in court charged with involvement in numerous burglaries across two counties

He is being held at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork.

Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel Outbreak This post contains videos

Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel

The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about how Covid-19 is spreading

Where did the new coronavirus Covid-19 come from, and what does it want?

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

The IRFU has postponed next month's Ireland v Italy Six Nations match

It had been due to take place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week, 7 March.

'The pain of losing you is unbelievable': Funeral held for Cork schoolgirl killed in crash

Two teenage boys also suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes… five stories… five o’clock.

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports

To date, health officials have not identified “a single confirmed case” of Covid-19 in Ireland.

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