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Today’s News

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

Yesterday’s News

Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death Minneapolis This post contains videos

Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death

Floyd’s death is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans in the US.

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

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Quiz: Can you name this Irish castle?

Oh tell me why, do we build castles in the sky?

From The42 'If we open up the pitches, it's going to be jammers... one death is too many' Caution

'If we open up the pitches, it's going to be jammers... one death is too many'

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea believes the GAA needs to be cautious about reopening pitches.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

New Covid-19 symptoms, how schools will reopen and the Premier League made the headlines today.

Trailer Watch: Which movie will you stream this weekend? Film This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

Barbecues to be order of the day from Monday as UK eases lockdown restrictions

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet in private gardens, Boris Johnson said this evening.

From The42 Whirlwind prep, testing, protocols and a relegation battle: Irish striker set for Bundesliga return Frauen To Business

Whirlwind prep, testing, protocols and a relegation battle: Irish striker set for Bundesliga return

‘At the end of the day, this is why we do it. It’s for the games,’ says Köln star Amber Barrett.

Your evening longread: Stephen King writes about his accident

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

Holohan says advice against indoor gatherings still stands after report of mass held at Dublin church

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher

Bailey did not contest the general election in February after being removed from the Fine Gael ticket.

From The42 Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time And It's Live

Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time

Man City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be the first games played since March.

Loss of taste and smell to be added to list Covid-19 symptoms in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the move this evening.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

Creche worker appears in court charged with assault of two year old in her care

There is CCTV footage of the alleged assault, Gort District Court heard.

Child rescued by helicopter after airbed drifts 1km from shore in the Shannon Estuary

It’s not thought the young girl’s condition is serious.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Nobody on the pandemic payment is 'living it up', says Finance Minister

The CEO of Supermac’s said the pandemic payment was like ‘winning the lotto’ for part-time workers.

From The42 A crack den, 14 foster homes, and a friendship with the world's best that began with a sick bucket The Great Escape

A crack den, 14 foster homes, and a friendship with the world's best that began with a sick bucket

‘There’d be people downstairs smoking crack or heroin, so it was more, ‘I do not want that.’’

Nissan workers burn tyres at gate of Barcelona factory after closure announced

There will be 3,000 job losses with 20,000 families expected to be affected in Spain’s Catalonia region.

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.

Matt Damon photographed leaving Ireland after three-month lockdown stay

The Oscar-winner had been staying in Dalkey in Co Dublin for the past few months.

Court hears Kinahan gang carries out 'execution-style' killings as Dublin man jailed for murder plot

Mark Capper was jailed for seven and a half years at the Special Criminal Court today.

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

From The42 An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials Optional

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

Matt Hancock laughs off suggestion that 'Test and Trace' launched early to distract from Cummings saga

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the system wasn’t being rushed through to distract from the Cummings controversy.

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s? Football Fashion

Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s?

You may have paired one of them with a Naff jacket back in the day.

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19

The Press Council and Press Ombudsman published their annual report today.

Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged

Trump tweeted that more mail-in voting would lead to a “rigged election” in November. The US President votes by mail-in voting.

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