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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Today’s News

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.


The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through Maverick

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through

The Rocket completed a fine comeback to beat Mark Williams and set up a clash with Mark Selby.

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight

The dinosaur has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus.

WHO advises dentists to delay carrying out 'routine, non-essential dental work' over Covid-19 fears

The WHO said check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care could be postponed.

Trump 'surprised' Biden picked 'disrespectful' Harris as running mate

Donald Trump called Kamala Harris “the meanest, the most horrible, the most disrespectful of anybody in the US Senate”.

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

Employers offered €3,000 to take on apprentices, who will play 'key part' in Ireland's recovery

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said that over 18,000 people are already taking part in an apprenticeship.

Preservation Society takes legal action against An Bord Pleanála over 130-bed co-living development

The North Great George’s Street Preservation Society has lodged a judicial review over numerous concerns it has about the development.

Yesterday’s News

Ghislaine Maxwell asks for better prison conditions amid claims of round-the-clock surveillance

Lawyers say she is watched around-the-clock by security cameras and multiple prison guards.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set for reboot as gritty drama

The project would feature episodes telling the story of how Smith’s character became embroiled in a fight with Philadelphia gang members.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'

Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.

Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin

A package was intercepted by Revenue officers today after analysis of a seized mobile phone.

From The42 Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter More Trouble

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter

Doyle has resigned from the Finance Committee, which has yet to convene. ‘”I’m not entirely sure it is possible to resign from a Committee which does not yet exist’, wrote Doyle.

Quiz: Which of these well-known people is older?

Fancy your chances at this evening’s quiz?

California Senator Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate

Harris ran against Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

An outbreak at Naas General Hospital, weekly testing at meat plants and the announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate.

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.

Your evening longread: The Pepsi contest that became a deadly fiasco

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

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Missing teenager from Dublin located safe and well

Gardaí say no further action is required and have thanked the public for their assistance.

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

The Remote: Reality realtors, the Champions League, and the Young Offenders go to their debs

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

Coronavirus: One death and 35 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

From The42 The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten The Town

The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten

Conan Byrne catches up with Adrian Carberry to discuss the league and taking a risk with Athlone Town.

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

Iceland recalls two chicken products due to salmonella

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued notice of the recall today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Outbreak of Covid-19 confirmed on ward in Naas General Hospital

The hospital said the ward is now closed to new admissions.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

Gardaí seek help finding missing 15-year-old boy from Coolock

Victor Dior has been missing since 6 August.

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