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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Today’s News

From The42 Virgin Media suspend supply of sports channels to eir Sport PULL THE PLUG

Virgin Media suspend supply of sports channels to eir Sport

The broadcaster say the decision is in relation to a failure ‘to pay the contracted distribution licence fee’.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: QAnon, conspiracies, and the #SaveTheChildren movement

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

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

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First Dates producers to ban hugging and kissing for upcoming RTÉ series

The new measure aims to allow participants to abide by social distancing rules.

From The42 Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend Tune In

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend

TG4 have live games in Down and Tipperary while RTÉ have a Dublin double-header on Saturday night.

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year

A centenary forum and a centenary historical advisory panel are set to be established.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend?

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process

The Minister for Education denies the student’s rights have been breached.

'Anything that could fly or float was out there last night': The story behind the rescue of Galway paddle boarders

A Galway RNLI crew member recounts the operation that saved two women’s lives this morning.

Tenants regain access to Dublin home after eviction by private security

There have been calls today for gardaí to explain their presence at the eviction.

'Black Lives Matter': NUIG contacts gardaí over video of racist incident on campus

In a statement this evening, NUIG said it had been in contact with gardaí.

Brown Thomas and Arnotts to cut 150 jobs due to impact of Covid-19

The retailers announced the measure in a statement this afternoon.

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

Trump hails 'historic' deal as Israel pledges to halt annexation of land in West Bank

Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said on Twitter that the deal perpetuates Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on national situation as well as local outbreaks in the Midlands.

Irish former footballer and ex-coach both remanded in custody over €3 million heroin seizure

Keith Quinn made no reply to the charge and Andrew Noonan said ‘no comment’.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

Investigation underway after man (20s) fatally stabbed in Clontarf

Another man in his 20s was arrested and taken to Clontarf Garda Station.

From The42 Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19 Precautionary Steps

Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Six more players are also self-isolating, the province revealed today.

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

Warning from gardaí after Dublin business conned out of €1.2m in invoice redirect fraud

Police in Hong Kong assisted gardaí and managed to secure the money so it can be returned.

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot

The women are now in the care of the HSE.

The 2010s were Earth's hottest decade on record

Ireland saw its warmest winter on record since 1900.

From The42 Big milestone ahead as Zach Tuohy set to go second on AFL appearance list for Irish players Flying The Flag

Big milestone ahead as Zach Tuohy set to go second on AFL appearance list for Irish players

The Laois star and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor are in line for a big clash with Geelong.

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

Investigation after body of man (30s) discovered in Cork City

A post-mortem this afternoon will determine the direction of the garda investigation.

Michelle O'Neill vows to 'leave no stone unturned' after meeting with Noah Donohoe's mother

The missing teeanger’s body was found in Belfast in June.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital in critical condition after collision in Kerry

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

Dubliners urged to 'make a day of it' and sample the attractions of the city centre again

Dublin City Council has begun a campaign aimed at supporting hospitality and retail sectors in the city.

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

Man charged over attempted hijacking and criminal damage to cars in Dublin

The incident occurred in the Phibsborough Road area of Dublin 7 on Tuesday.

Teenager hailed for rescuing two boys who got into difficulty in the Boyne River yesterday

Callum Keane’s mother said she was delighted the two boys were safe and that she was very proud of her son.

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