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Today’s News

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

From The42 Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma On The Backburner

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma

The rescheduled games have been postponed again today after Uefa’s conference call with its 55 member associations.

Seventeen new deaths in Ireland and a garda scam warning as US death toll surpasses China's: Today's Covid-19 main points

Health officials confirmed last night that another 17 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

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Coronavirus death toll in Spain surges over 9,000 and another 563 fatalities in the UK

Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy.

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

Man (48) appears in court charged in connection with stabbing of his son at Cork bus stop

Gino Frahill was found injured at a bus stop in Bandon shortly before 8am yesterday.

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan in hospital for tests unrelated to Covid-19

He expects to be out of hospital and back at work as early as tomorrow.

Special Needs Assistants will be redeployed to other public services to free up frontline workers

The initial priority will be in community services for children with a disability.

From The42 'We can see how fragile rugby is... there's going to be a big readjustment' Feed The Heroes

'We can see how fragile rugby is... there's going to be a big readjustment'

Ex-Grenoble and Dragons boss Bernard Jackman isn’t surprised to see rugby struggling financially.

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently?

Bingeing anything on Netflix? Catching up on shows you’ve missed?

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s main stories.

Wellness Wednesday: IBS is no joke, but there are simple things you can do to help yourself

April is IBS awareness month and Consultant Gastroenterologist Deirdre G. O’Donovan offers simple advice to those suffering with IBS.

UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'

It comes as leaders around the world warn of an intense few weeks ahead as the virus continues to spread.

China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say

The researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information, and mobile phone location tracking.

Trump warns Americans of 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as up to 240,000 US deaths projected from Covid-19

Between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19, according to White House projections.

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days

The government is warning Irish people on short-term visas to strongly consider coming home.

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.

From the Good Drying Index to trackable seagulls: TheJournal.ie's April Fools greatest hits

In case you haven’t been keeping track, today is 1 April.

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

Yesterday’s News

New York transformed as US virus death toll exceeds China's

The pandemic has killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers.

Man charged after stabbing at Cork bus stop this morning

The victim received multiple stab wounds at around 7.45am this morning.

Justice Dept: Over 650 new beds 'will facilitate greater social distancing and isolation' in Direct Provision

The new accommodation will mainly be located in hotels in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

17 more deaths in Ireland, and UK death toll increases by 393: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland climbed to 71 today, after this evening’s announcement.

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.

From The42 The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest Interview

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

Body of woman in her 50s discovered at house in Dublin

The woman’s body was discovered in unexplained circumstances at a house in the Killiney area earlier today.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

From the Seanad elections to the latest homeless figures, here’s a round up of today’s news.

Over 30,000 tests for Covid-19 carried out in Ireland as health officials urge people waiting for result to self-isolate

Dr Cillian De Gascun said that constraints relating to testing has meant delayed results for some people.

From The42 'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Your evening longread: Meet the godfather of fake news - and the factchecker

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

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