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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 25 May, 2020

Today’s News

Man who stole laptop from ambulance in Dublin is jailed for three years

Alex Harris has 63 previous convictions and was on bail for a previous burglary.

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use

The forests have been managed by Coillte primarily for commercial purposes to date

This week is gonna be a scorcher with temperatures reaching as high as 25 degrees

The forecast says Thursday may be the hottest day of the week for many.

Dominic Cummings is to make a statement as calls for his resignation grow

Last night, Boris Johnson defended his senior adviser over the 260-mile trip to Durham.

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ESRI warns of fall in household spending, Boris continues defence of Dominic Cummings in UK: Today's Covid-19 main points

Discussion this week is likely to be focused on the further easing of restrictions ahead of 8 June.

Temperature checks and masks: Hairdressers' pitch to open up salons before 20 July

Hairdressers and barbers are currently not set to open until phase four.

Eamon Ryan says he wasn't thrown by letter that urged Catherine Martin to contest leadership

Government formation talks continue this week with a view to getting a government up and running by June.

Greater Dublin best placed to deal with post-Covid crisis due to remote working options, UCC study finds

The study warns there are regional implications due to dependency on sectors less able to work remotely and socially distance.

'We need to see how things go': Government continues to face calls to halve 2m social distance rule

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Should barbers and hair salons be allowed to re-open early? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should barbers and hair salons be allowed to re-open early?

As it stands, barbers and salons are not set to return until 20 July.

From The42 'I was probably best to just keep my mouth shut' - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on Cork strike regrets Rebel Yell

'I was probably best to just keep my mouth shut' - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on Cork strike regrets

The Rebels legend says there’s a willingness from all sides on Leeside to get the county back to winning ways.

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake

Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.

'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis

The left-leaning Daily Mirror leads the attack on the pair, labelling Cummings a “cheat” and Johnson a “coward”.

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

Covid-19 pandemic: Fall in household spending could reduce tax revenue by 20%

Three different scenarios were analysed, going from best to worst.

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 ‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’ Dreams This post contains videos

‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’

Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin

Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.

Irish teenager fell to his death as he tried to escape alleged armed robbers in Australia

Three men aged 18, 20 and 22 have been arrested and charged with 19-year-old Cian English’s murder.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dominic Cummings and his 260-mile lockdown trip dominated the headlines today.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember Waterford's great 2000s hurling team? It's Quizness Time

'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip

Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

'I tested positively toward negative, right?': The week in quotes

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

From The42 Damien Duff leaves Celtic to focus on new role with Ireland COYBIG

Damien Duff leaves Celtic to focus on new role with Ireland

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says Duff made a ‘huge contribution’ during his time with the Scottish champions.

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Two men released without charge following €23k Alprazolam seizure in Waterford

The seizure happened in the St John’s Park area of Waterford city.

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

The scenes today were the most intense in months.

Driver caught speeding at 173km/h on N7

Gardaí are urging people to slow down this weekend.

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses 'but none that match Covid-19'

The United States and Australia have called in recent weeks for an investigation into the origins of the pandemic.

Traffic on M50 'increases by 30% and petrol drops by 3c' on first week of Phase One

The government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions slightly, to allow some people to return to work, and garden centres to open.

From The42 'By the fourth or fifth injury I was thinking was it even worth it and was considering packing it in' Sean Powter

'By the fourth or fifth injury I was thinking was it even worth it and was considering packing it in'

Cork footballer Sean Powter on his injury struggles, a return to football in 2020 and a plan for a career in medicine.

New York Times fills front page with names of 1,000 lives lost to Covid-19

The United States has been the hardest-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic by far.

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