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Dublin: 19 °C Friday 14 August, 2020

Today’s News

Man arrested and cannabis plants worth €110k seized as gardaí uncover grow house in Co Cavan shed

A man in his 40s is being held in Bailieboro Garda station.

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans

Social distancing is a rule while waiting for school buses but not on them.

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

Free Now says technical fault to blame for delay in paying drivers

Free Now says it has been assured that payments will be processed over the weekend.

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Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

Man due in court charged in relation with fatal Clontarf stabbing

He is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this evening.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

Tipperary mushroom plant closes due to cases of Covid-19

Walsh Mushrooms in Golden has said the closure is temporary and a “deep clean” will be undertaken.

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From The42 Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster Inter-pro

Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster

Ulster’s new recruit counted himself as a ‘purist’ about provincial representation. But he returns to ireland a more mature and rounded player.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial DPP

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that the DPP’s decision that he should not be tried before a jury represents a significant curtailment of his constitutional rights.

What the latest figures tell us about cases in LOKdown counties - and new, smaller clusters further afield

A number of counties are experiencing new outbreaks, but smaller in scale compared to the counties where restrictions are in place.

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Pedestrianisation trials in Dublin city centre extended until end of August

The council extended the trial period due to the “extremely positive feedback”.

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up

The move comes just a month after it had already said it would cut 250 head office staff as part of cost-cutting measures.

Life sentence for UK teen who killed and dumped body of teaching assistant in wheelie bin

Rocky Marciano Price attacked Lindsay Birbeck in woods close to her home in Accrington.

'We said there was no point in being panicky, and we'd be fine': Teenager rescued from sea in Galway tells her story

The paddle boarders rescued yesterday morning were “shaking like leaves” with the cold overnight.

India overtakes Britain with fourth highest coronavirus death toll

The Health Ministry reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours, to make a total of 48,040.

Debunk: No, the first UK volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial has not died

Elisa Granato was one of the first volunteers in a Covid-19 vaccine trial in the UK – and she’s alive and well.

Morrissey announces death of his 'beloved' Dublin-born mother RIP

Morrissey announces death of his 'beloved' Dublin-born mother

Morrissey had previously asked fans to pray for his mother who was “in trouble”.

From The42 2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September CONFIRMED

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

Offaly meat factory to reopen in the coming days after halting operations due to Covid-19 outbreak

Carroll Cuisine said all of its factory based employees were tested and received a negative result for Covid-19.

More humid weather today with a risk of thunderstorms

Have plans this weekend? Here is what the weather will be like.

Witness appeal after man is killed while carrying out roadworks in Kerry Hsa

Witness appeal after man is killed while carrying out roadworks in Kerry

The man, aged in his 40s, died on Tuesday.

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

Two men charged over burglaries after being disturbed by homeowners in Dublin

The men, both aged in their 40s, are due to appear in court this morning.

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

'Sara said to Ellen - this boat is coming for us': Father describes joy and relief after Galway bay rescue

Fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan found Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney yesterday after a 15-hour ordeal at sea.

From The42 'One player was dragged back from chasing him up the bus to get his can of Coke back' Rise Of Kenny

'One player was dragged back from chasing him up the bus to get his can of Coke back'

Kevin Brannigan chats to David Sneyd about Stephen Kenny’s fraught and short tenue at Shamrock Rovers in this week’s episode of The Rise of Kenny.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Man (20s) stabbed in Eyre Square in Galway last night

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident.

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

British tourists scramble to get home as France to be added to UK quarantine countries tomorrow

France said the decision from the UK would be met by “reciprocal measures”.

Donald Trump stokes 'false and racist' theories about Kamala Harris

The US President told reporters he’d read an article suggesting Joe Biden’s running mate wouldn’t be eligible to serve as vice president.

Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreak spreads beyond city

The outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said today.

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