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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Today’s News

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

Yesterday’s News

Over €1.1 million raised for St Vincent de Paul since last Friday's Late Late Show

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell gave their support for the charity on last week’s show.

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures

Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.

WHO pauses clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine 'as a precaution'

A study in The Lancet had indicated that using the drug on Covid-19 patients could increase their chances of dying.

From The42 How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable' Analysis

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

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Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover

Pub owners claim they are entitled to have consequential losses covered by what they say is an insurable risk.

Quiz: How well do you know Bob Dylan's music?

The songwriter turned 79 yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what you need to know from today.

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Joe Biden wears face mask in his first public appearance in two months

US president Donald Trump has so fare refused to wear a face mask in public.

Missing Dublin man found safe and well

The family of Danny Toye had been concerned for his welfare.

From The42 'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility' Moneyball

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'

Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.

Your evening longread: 'I met Edward Snowden - and since then I haven't stopped watching my back'

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

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.

Clusters more likely as Ireland begins to re-open but it wouldn't 'necessarily mean things are not working'

Dr Tony Holohan said it’ll be up to health authorities to interpret data and explain it the public if cases begin to rise again.

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

'A significant milestone': There are no new confirmed deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland today

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in its daily update.

'I could have died': Queen guitarist Brian May recovering after heart attack

May said he was “very near death” due to a number of blocked arteries.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From Jason Bourne to the Kennedys – here are some recommendations for the week ahead.

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in past day, Dominic Cummings defends trip to Durham: Today's Covid-19 main points

Discussion this week is likely to be focused on the further easing of restrictions ahead of 8 June.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2001-02 season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2001-02 season?

The year when Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to the double for the second time.

'Arguably this was a mistake': Cummings says he did not speak to Johnson before travelling to Durham with family

Last night, Boris Johnson defended his senior adviser over the 260-mile trip to Durham.

Man who stole laptop from ambulance in Dublin is jailed for three years

Alex Harris has 63 previous convictions and was on bail for a previous burglary.

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use

The forests have been managed by Coillte primarily for commercial purposes to date

This week is gonna be a scorcher with temperatures reaching as high as 25 degrees

The forecast says Thursday may be the hottest day of the week for many.

From The42 Leinster cancel 2020/21 season tickets and launch new membership scheme Just The Ticket

Leinster cancel 2020/21 season tickets and launch new membership scheme

Province forced into emergency plan as they cannot get their 12,800 season ticket holders into the RDS under social distancing guidelines.

Temperature checks and masks: Hairdressers' pitch to open up salons before 20 July

Hairdressers and barbers are currently not set to open until phase four.

Eamon Ryan says he wasn't thrown by letter that urged Catherine Martin to contest leadership

Government formation talks continue this week with a view to getting a government up and running by June.

Greater Dublin best placed to deal with post-Covid crisis due to remote working options, UCC study finds

The study warns there are regional implications due to dependency on sectors less able to work remotely and socially distance.

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Should barbers and hair salons be allowed to re-open early? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should barbers and hair salons be allowed to re-open early?

As it stands, barbers and salons are not set to return until 20 July.

From The42 'I was probably best to just keep my mouth shut' - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on Cork strike regrets Rebel Yell

'I was probably best to just keep my mouth shut' - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on Cork strike regrets

The Rebels legend says there’s a willingness from all sides on Leeside to get the county back to winning ways.

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake

Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.

'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis

The left-leaning Daily Mirror leads the attack on the pair, labelling Cummings a “cheat” and Johnson a “coward”.

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

Covid-19 pandemic: Fall in household spending could reduce tax revenue by 20%

Three different scenarios were analysed, going from best to worst.

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