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Today’s News

Q&A: How Ireland is responding to the global Covid-19 crisis

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Covid-19: Department of Foreign Affairs urges people not to travel to 11 Italian 'red zones'

There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases in Italy

Woman found guilty of disguising herself as her dead grandmother in order to conceal her murder

Stephanie O’Connor (22) was found guilty a day after Kieran Greene was convicted of Patricia O’Connor’s murder.

Johnny Ronan re-submits application for Docklands apartment blocks following High Court decision

Dublin City Council had taken a judicial review in its first legal challenge to a planning permission grant by An Bord Pleanála.

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Supreme Court restores 10-year sentence imposed on man who raped wife

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the alteration of the original sentence by the Court of Appeal “did not accord with law”.

Woman charged with murder of man (39) following fatal stabbing in Dublin

Father-of three Gareth Kelly (39) died following the stabbing yesterday morning.

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

From The42 Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed PLAN OF ACTION

Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed

Ireland now turn their attention towards a visit to Paris on 14 March.

Cannabis and ecstasy worth €50k sent to Dublin addresses seized by customs

The packages were declared as ‘fabric’, ‘gloves’, ‘bathrobe’ and a ‘denim hooded jacket’.

'I'm saying goodbye' - Sharapova announces retirement from tennis at 32

The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news in an essay with Vanity Fair.

'We’re promised more rain, sleet and snow': North-west braces for more flooding

A weather warning is in place for counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo until 12pm tomorrow.

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

From The42 GAA games will be called off if government issues order Planning

GAA games will be called off if government issues order

The GAA is on high alert as coronavirus spreads across Europe, and is prepared to put the national interest first if needs be.

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

Rest-of-world overtakes China in daily cases as WHO expert warns countries 'simply not ready'

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases in China declined.

UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs

The jobs will be cut between June and October.

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks Covid-19 This post contains videos

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks

Health Minister Simon Harris stresses this does not mean a significant number of positive cases.

'We can't ban travel': Health Minister rules out screening for Covid-19 at Irish airports

In recent days, an increased number of cases of Covid-19 have been identified on mainland Europe.

Clooney says Nespresso 'has work to do' as probe launched into allegations of child labour on coffee farms

Brand ambassador George Clooney says “more work to do” as company reveals 15 cases of child labour.

Chief Medical Officer: People returning from areas affected by coronavirus should 'self-isolate' if displaying symptoms

Dr Tony Holohan said that the HSE would be issuing guidelines about self-isolation.

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election?

The prospect of another election this year hasn’t dissipated.

From The42 The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021 Dutch Courage

The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021

Ireland women’s goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede is Vera Pauw’s right-hand man in the job.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Death toll rises to 20 after Delhi riots during Trump trip

The unrest is continuing over a controversial citizenship law which excludes Muslims.

Man (71) dies after being hit by van reversing into his home in Limerick

“The family are obviously shocked. It’s an awful tragedy,” said a source.

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

Garda and GAA coach diagnosed with neck cancer talks about the importance of the HPV vaccine

“I’m a walking reason why people should get it,” Eoin Roach from Celbridge in Co Kildare said.

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