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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 9 July, 2020

Today’s News

Covid-19 puts brakes on expansion of 24-hour bus services in Dublin city

The National Transport Authority has said additional PSO funding will be needed this year to continue delivering the existing level of services.

Yesterday’s News

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

One person dies after crane collapses in London

The crane collapsed on a site where flats were being constructed.

From The42 Liverpool close in on Premier League record points tally History Makers

Liverpool close in on Premier League record points tally

The Reds were too good for an error-prone Brighton tonight.

Less than half of people in Ireland have confidence in justice system, CSO figures show

The Central Statistics Office published the results of its most recent Crime and Victimisation survey today.

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Ireland's Covid-19 tracker app reaches 1 million users

For the app to be effective, it needs to be downloaded by at least 60% of the population.

Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?

And a one, and a two and a one, two, three, four.

'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments

Frank Feighan had said people in RTÉ were ‘snorting cocaine all over the place’.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

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People urged to check lottery tickets after someone wins €1m in Daily Million draw

The winning numbers from the Daily Million Draw today were: 03, 05, 10, 11, 24, 39 and bonus number 09

Firearms and suspected cocaine seized after being found at wasteland in Co Laois

A search was carried out in the area at 1pm today as part of an intelligence led operation.

From The42 Ireland's John Egan scores again as Sheffield United boost European hopes Drama This post contains videos

Ireland's John Egan scores again as Sheffield United boost European hopes

The last-minute winner dealt a blow to Wolves’ Champions League ambitions.

Your evening longread: A conversation with Kanye about Trump, Biden and why he wants to run for the presidency

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

Four arrested over murder of Willie Maughan and Ana Varslavane in 2015

A criminal linked to the Drogheda feud is suspected of ordering the murders.

From The42 As it happened: Brighton v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Brighton v Liverpool, Premier League

Brighton faced Liverpool, as they sought to ensure their Premier League safety.

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

The first gay kiss in a TV drama and other stories: How Ros na Rún broke boundaries in 1990s Ireland

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty accuses banks of ‘profiteering from pandemic’

Since March, nearly 80,000 mortgage-holders impacted by the pandemic have taken payment breaks.

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

No prosecutions following probe into 1988 murder of German backpacker

Inga Maria Hauser disappeared shortly after arriving in Northern Ireland via a ferry from Scotland in April 1988.

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

Landlord of Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street brings court challenge seeking €747,000 in rent arrears

The landlord, Johnny Ronan’s RGRE Grafton Ltd. is seeking possession of the property.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

New series of The Young Offenders to air on RTÉ One later this month

The series will air in the prime-time Late Late Show slot of 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Depp accuses ex-wife of 'building a dossier' as an 'insurance policy' during libel trial against The Sun

Depp says that a claim he was violent towards his ex-wife is ‘complete lies’.

From The42 Confirmed: 2020 Ryder Cup postponed for 12 months Continental Drift

Confirmed: 2020 Ryder Cup postponed for 12 months

It means the competition will now take place in 2021 and every two years thereafter.

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall

The ban was expected to remain in place until 21 July.

From The42 Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI Informal Role

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Kenny also confirmed James McCarthy is available for international selection, although the prospect of a return for Stephen Ireland looks unlikely.

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

Plan to move people's barges off Dublin's Grand Canal stalled by heritage minister

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said that he is hoping to establish a mediation process.

Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage

The Sunday Times last weekend reported that staff at a warehouse in England were paid as little as £3.50 per hour.

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.

Poll: Who is the right person to lead the Green Party in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is the right person to lead the Green Party in government?

The first hustings of the leadership election took place last night.

'Missed opportunity' to promote women - Catherine Martin criticises Greens' cabinet appointments

While Minister Martin respects those appointed, she would’ve liked to see a woman promoted.

From The42 FAI begin eligibility process after Ogbene expresses desire to represent Ireland Available

FAI begin eligibility process after Ogbene expresses desire to represent Ireland

The form of the 23-year-old winger helped Rotherham United to achieve promotion back to the Championship.

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