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Today’s News

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87

She died of pancreatic cancer.

'This is getting serious again': New restrictions now in effect as Dublin moves to Level 3

Business expressed their frustration at the measures for Dublin last night as the Covid-19 figures painted a stark picture.

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation

Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.

Yesterday’s News

200 'irreplaceable' books worth €2.7m that were stolen in London have been found under a house in Romania

An international investigation has helped to track down the stolen books.

Extra gardaí drafted to Dublin and checkpoints across county as Level 3 restrictions begin

There will be a high level of garda visibility on foot, in cars and on bikes across Dublin.

Council says Dublin pubs, cafes and restaurants will be permitted to serve outside if they meet certain conditions

Such establishments can only cater for outdoor dining from tomorrow.

Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Youghal

Gardaí are treating the death as a tragic accident.

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From The42 'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable' Crisis

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'

IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.

Quiz: How much do you know about Dublin?

What do you know about Ireland’s capital?

Work under way to get more sports fans into stadiums, Oireachtas committee told

Government officials said they ‘recognise that it is a very pressing matter’, amid coronavirus restrictions.

Dubliners advised they can meet up with up to six people from another household in a public park

Dublin is to be moved to Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions for the next three weeks.

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'All of the efforts are to reduce congregation': CMO outlines urgency of fresh Dublin restrictions

The number of Covid-19 cases where the source of the infection is unknown has escalated dramatically in the capital.

From The42 How does moving into Level 3 affect sport in Dublin? A Step Backwards

How does moving into Level 3 affect sport in Dublin?

New restrictions for Dublin will take effect from midnight tonight.

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips and overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight

The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.

Sofa Watch: Ryan catches up with Gloria Estefan and Domhnall Gleeson

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour

The musician was given freedom of the city of Belfast in 2013.

Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday

From Monday, a maximum of 25 people can attend weddings and funerals in Dublin.

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 253 new cases - including 116 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage

The Covid-19 swab is not powerful enough to break through bone, a professor said.

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How much attention were you paying this week?

Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry

Siptu division organiser Greg Ennis said that serial testing must be maintained at meat plants going forward.

Dublin universities cancel on-campus activities, move most classes online

The universities agreed to implement enhanced measures in response to a request from government.

Golf group says it 'adhered to guidelines' after 20 members test positive following Tullamore trip

A member of the group had Covid-19 and died suddenly from an unrelated illness.

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

From The42 Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend Tune In

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend

RTÉ are live from Limerick tomorrow night while TG4 have live matches in Tipperary and Mayo on Sunday afternoon.

Citizen scientists help experts predict when harmful solar storms will hit Earth

Coronal mass ejections can reach Earth in just 15 hours.

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police

A party spokesperson said that the representatives will “co-operate with the investigation”.

From The42 Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens Champions Cup

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens

Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

Culture Night: Highlights from the North and border counties

Our guide in the run up to tonight’s nationwide event.

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