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Today’s News

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

Covid-19 Misinformation
How fake news helped spread panic about the virus

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

Yesterday’s News

‘A little disrespected’: Marge Simpson responds after Kamala Harris comparison

Jenna Ellis, a senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, said vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris ‘sounds like Marge Simpson’.

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

One blaze came dangerously close to a neighbourhood in the city of Corona, east of Los Angeles.

From The42 Brutal Bayern hit eight in stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona Bayern Brilliance

Brutal Bayern hit eight in stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona

It was 4-1 at the break in favour of the Bundesliga champions.

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Trump’s younger brother Robert ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been taken to hospital.

Quiz: How well do you know songs about Friday?

“Friday, I’m in… what’s that line again?”

From The42 'He said the league is a shambles, a pub league': Perth reveals extraordinary John Sheridan outburst Pub League

'He said the league is a shambles, a pub league': Perth reveals extraordinary John Sheridan outburst

2-2 draw at Oriel overshadowed by what Perth described as Sheridan’s insulting behaviour.

25-year-old charged with murder of fellow resident at Clontarf HSE hostel

Sean Murphy handed himself in to gardaí yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

67 new cases, mushroom plant closes and Trump returns to birther conspiracies.

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Your evening longread: Jared Kushner and his relationship with Trump

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

Man arrested and cannabis plants worth €110k seized as gardaí uncover grow house in Co Cavan shed

A man in his 40s is being held in Bailieboro Garda station.

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans

Social distancing is a rule while waiting for school buses but not on them.

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

Free Now says technical fault to blame for delay in paying drivers

Free Now says it has been assured that payments will be processed over the weekend.

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

Tipperary mushroom plant closes due to cases of Covid-19

Walsh Mushrooms in Golden has said the closure is temporary and a “deep clean” will be undertaken.

From The42 Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster Inter-pro

Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster

Ulster’s new recruit counted himself as a ‘purist’ about provincial representation. But he returns to ireland a more mature and rounded player.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial DPP

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that the DPP’s decision that he should not be tried before a jury represents a significant curtailment of his constitutional rights.

What the latest figures tell us about cases in LOKdown counties - and new, smaller clusters further afield

A number of counties are experiencing new outbreaks, but smaller in scale compared to the counties where restrictions are in place.

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Pedestrianisation trials in Dublin city centre extended until end of August

The council extended the trial period due to the “extremely positive feedback”.

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up

The move comes just a month after it had already said it would cut 250 head office staff as part of cost-cutting measures.

Life sentence for UK teen who killed and dumped body of teaching assistant in wheelie bin

Rocky Marciano Price attacked Lindsay Birbeck in woods close to her home in Accrington.

'We said there was no point in being panicky, and we'd be fine': Teenager rescued from sea in Galway tells her story

The paddle boarders rescued yesterday morning were “shaking like leaves” with the cold overnight.

India overtakes Britain with fourth highest coronavirus death toll

The Health Ministry reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours, to make a total of 48,040.

Debunk: No, the first UK volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial has not died

Elisa Granato was one of the first volunteers in a Covid-19 vaccine trial in the UK – and she’s alive and well.

Morrissey announces death of his 'beloved' Dublin-born mother RIP

Morrissey announces death of his 'beloved' Dublin-born mother

Morrissey had previously asked fans to pray for his mother who was “in trouble”.

From The42 2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September CONFIRMED

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

Offaly meat factory to reopen in the coming days after halting operations due to Covid-19 outbreak

Carroll Cuisine said all of its factory based employees were tested and received a negative result for Covid-19.

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