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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Green Party contest kicks off as Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make their pitches to be leader

Ryan and Martin said they would bring down the government if Green policies are not delivered.

From The42 Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden Straightener

Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden

A sequel to their June 2019 classic at Madison Square Garden, during which Taylor emerged as a controversial winner, is in the works.


Your evening longread: Inside the lives of internet middlemen

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Gardaí identify human remains found in Rathmines as those of missing man Stephen Corrigan

Gardaí are trying to identify surviving members of Stephen’s family.

Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers.

Two people dead and dozens injured after two trains collide near Czech-German border

The crash occurred on a line between Pernink and Karlovy Vary about 120 kilometres west of Prague.

A thrilling spy series, a Disney favourite, and a laugh-out-loud comedy - it's your weekly TV guide

We’ve got you covered for some shows and films to sink your teeth into this week.

The Declutter Issue: 9 storage mistakes everyone mistakes - plus tips for zoning your kitchen

Deutsche Bank agrees to payout $150 million for Epstein dealings

Epstein was found dead last August in a Manhattan federal jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Copper Face Jacks nightclub firm pays out €45.95 million dividend

€11.6 million was generated in night-club and bar sales last year.

Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year

The Council has also announced free on-street parking on Saturdays in July and August.

Coronavirus: One further death and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Renewed appeal for information over fatal shooting of man in Leixlip in 2018

The body of Clive Staunton was discovered outside a house in Glen Easton on 15 November 2018.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'It would have been an awful downer after burying my dad to lose that game' Podcast

'It would have been an awful downer after burying my dad to lose that game'

Mayo legend Liam McHale is this week’s guest on the Warriors podcast.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters.

Council announces tender for proposed 500 new homes in Tallaght

A proposed mix for the development includes 60% affordable, 20% social and 20% private homes.

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

€1 million in funding announced for six historic towns around Ireland

The funding is being made available through the Historic Towns Initiative.

This is the Labour Party's new front bench

Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.

'We have no other alternative': Mater Private Hospital defends charging €275 for Covid tests

The Mater Private said the insurers should pick up the bill for the tests.

Yes, there is a case of bubonic plague in China. No, it's not something to worry about.

The man in Mongolia is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

From The42 The Seán Cox story to be told by wife Martina in new book 'With Hope in Your Heart' Ynwa

The Seán Cox story to be told by wife Martina in new book 'With Hope in Your Heart'

Jurgen Klopp has written the foreword for the memoir.

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work following assault

Tom Meighan quit Kasabian on Monday with the band releasing a statement saying he was dealing with ‘personal issues’.

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

The Department of Justice is seeking to reduce footfall at the Registration Office.

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

Poll: Are you going to download the new Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to download the new Covid-19 contact tracing app?

The app launched last night and has so far been downloaded over 200,000 times.

Widespread flooding in southern Japan has led to 50 deaths

Soldiers, police and rescue workers have been searching for survivors in riverside towns.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals

The NAPD has also called for a financial package to ensure adequate levels of cleaning in schools.

'Tiny bug slayer': Scientists discover 10cm creature that may be related to dinosaurs

The creatures – first unearthed in 1998 among hundreds of fossils – are thought to have lived around 237 million years ago.

Status yellow rain warnings in effect for three counties - but there'll be rain everywhere

Mayo, Galway and Clare are expected to face heavy rain until 4pm this afternoon.

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

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