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Today’s News

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

Yesterday’s News

Man hospitalised after microlight aircraft crashes into Kerry power line

The incident happened just after 1pm at a caravan park in Camp.

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000

The news comes as only half of Americans said they would be willing to get vaccinated if scientists are successful in developing a vaccine.

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

Tony Holohan advises ministers over 2m advice and the EU's €750 billion fund: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what’s making headlines in relation to Covid-19 both here and abroad.

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SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

Quiz: Can you name the artist behind these 2000s one-hit-wonders?

Do you remember which lad was preaching about having a bad day?

From The42 Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team Key Recruits

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team

Dundalk assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins will leave the League of Ireland champions and is among three appointments confirmed by the FAI this evening.

Appeal to find man (65) missing from Dublin since yesterday

Daniel Gleeson is missing from the Dublin 8 area.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

No change in two metre social distancing, Cummings row rolls on and a blast off in Florida.

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules' Newsnight This post contains videos

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'

The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

Your evening longread: The very strange tale of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard

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

Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

From The42 'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over' Irish Abroad

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off

Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.

Gardaí believe men arrested in small Offaly town were South American 'hit team'

The men, arrested in Clara today, are understood to be Brazilian.

'I thought ... Jaysus I won't be here again': 20 years on from the Irish Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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

From The42 'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans' Ambitions

'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'

Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.

Easing of restrictions may be brought forward if Covid-19 figures remain low, says Taoiseach

He asked people to “hold firm” until the first week of June.

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 73 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Chief Medical Officer briefed Cabinet ministers earlier today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Harris said government will continue to be led by public health advice.

Peta holds billboard protest outside Leinster House calling for closure of meat plants

Outbreaks have been reported at 16 Irish plants, with more than 800 workers infected with the virus so far.

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

Jail for man who brought gardaí on high speed cross-city chase

A garda suffered severe eye and facial injuries in the incident.

'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April

Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.

From The42 Big news for Pauw's Ireland as three remaining Euro qualifiers set for later this year Road To Return

Big news for Pauw's Ireland as three remaining Euro qualifiers set for later this year

The Girls in Green will face Germany in September and December, and Ukraine in October.

Veteran comedian Sil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting woman at Dublin bar

He pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault in December 2018.

Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to appeal court's dismissal of legal action

The High Court refused to grant them permission to challenge laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ireland suspends beef exports to China after atypical BSE case confirmed

There are no public health risks associated with this case.

Gardaí and RSA urge care ahead of Bank Holiday weekend after pedestrian deaths double

Provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in fatal crashes compared to last year.

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped in tandem with the sharp fall in car use over the past months.

All of McDonald's Irish drive-thrus to reopen by next Thursday

All 51 drive-thrus in Ireland will be open by 4 June.

Debunked: No, Italy does not want to charge Bill Gates with crimes against humanity

The claim has its origins in a speech made by Sara Cunial, a member of the Italian Parliament.

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.

From The42 Dubliner Lisa Fallon named new head coach of English Championship side MANE WOMAN

Dubliner Lisa Fallon named new head coach of English Championship side

The former assistant at Cork City takes up her role with the ambitious English club today.

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