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Today’s News

Bríd Smith: Like WWII, we need to curtail the market when it comes to procurement of vital medical equipment and PPE

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

Boris Johnson in intensive care, US death toll rises above 10,000: Today's Covid-19 main points

The UK Prime Minister remains in intensive care today after his symptoms of Covid-19 worsened.

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

Here’s a round up of this morning’s main stories.

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Despite its name, there won’t be any dramatic colour change.


China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours

Authorities said there were 32 new cases – all from people who returned from overseas.

Cardinal George Pell released from prison after child sex abuse conviction quashed

In a statement, the cardinal said a “serious injustice” had been remedied.

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'

Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”

Student nurses could be fast-tracked to qualification to tackle Covid-19

A plan to ensure the early registration of nursing interns is being discussed.

Gardaí in Wicklow told to stop accepting free pizzas from local businesses

They had initially been told to decline all gifts.

The Kitchens Issue: How to make a small space feel bigger - plus cleaning tips from Laura de Barra

Yesterday’s News

Ancient skeletal remains believed to date back to 15th century found in Swords, Co Dublin

Gardaí were called to the scene by locals at 6pm this evening.

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois

The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.

190 doctors to join Ireland's coronavirus fight after graduating in online ceremony

The doctors are expected to join the health service next month.

Coronavirus: France reports highest daily death toll so far, New York Governor warns this is 'not over'

France has been in lockdown since 17 March in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?

Will things fall apart for you in this quiz?

From The42 Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team Comeback Girl This post contains videos

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after thieves break into 15 cars and steal one van in Cork

The thefts took place at approximately 4am this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective

Some European countries have ordered people to wear masks outside.

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen ICU

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will “deputise where necessary” while the prime minister is in intensive care.

1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman has died aged 94

Blackman played Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Your evening longread: 'The results are magical and nightmarish' - the companies trying to find India's TikTok stars

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

370 new cases and 99 clusters in nursing homes and residential settings: Today's Covid-19 Main Points

There are now 5,364 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

From The42 Liverpool make furlough u-turn following backlash Statement

Liverpool make furlough u-turn following backlash

Having been criticised for a decision to furlough some non-playing staff, Liverpool have now changed their approach.

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

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

From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

Coronavirus: 16 more deaths and 370 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock

From The42 The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best Stephen Kenny

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

Private consultants concerned about 'ethical dilemma' caused by temporary HSE contracts

Consulting rooms of those who sign the HSE contract will have to shut to current and future private outpatients.

Coronavirus: People on social welfare income support now tops 710,000

A total of 507,000 were issued with a Pandemic Unemployment Payment last Friday.

From The42 The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year Golf

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was due to defend the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in July.

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

March was the biggest month for grocery sales on record

Sales of hand soap rose by 300% and household cleaners were up by 170% in the past 12 weeks.

Orange Order cancels Twelfth of July parades because of Covid-19

Grand Master Edward Stevenson said “the Orange family has already lost members”.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'in good spirits' after 'comfortable night' in hospital

The UK government’s coronavirus meeting was chaired today by Dominic Raab.

Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy

The first investigation will look at a suspected increase in domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

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