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Dublin: 11°C Thursday 1 October 2020

Today’s News

Coronavirus: 442 new cases and four deaths as cases confirmed in every county

The number of confirmed cases is the highest since 26 April.

From The42 Man United to face PSG, Liverpool get Ajax in Champions League draw Pot Luck

Man United to face PSG, Liverpool get Ajax in Champions League draw

Meanwhile, it’s Ronaldo v Messi, as Barcelona face Juventus.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Taoiseach says UK under ‘no illusions’ about opposition to Brexit Bill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Ireland supported the EU’s legal action against the UK Government.

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Risk of local flooding on Sunday with wet weekend ahead

Met Éireann has forecast a rainy weekend, but with temperature highs up of 15 degrees Celsius.

NPHET expected to recommend new limits on household visits but no county level increases

Counties are expected to remain at their current level of restrictions, but with tighter limits on household visitors.

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Despite the many controversies, Connolly was the most gifted footballer of his generation

Dublin’s answer to Ciaran McDonald and Maurice Fitzgerald announced his inter-county retirement aged 33.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven charged with 17 child sex offences

He was arrested at his home this morning.

From The42 Champion jockey Oisin Murphy vows to clear his name after testing positive for cocaine Drugs

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy vows to clear his name after testing positive for cocaine

The Irish rider was informed of the results in August, but insists he’s innocent.

Eamon Ryan defends decision not to inform Cabinet about Leaving Cert error

The controversy was described as a “shambles” in the Dáil today.

Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site

Pharmacists will be able to give people the flu jab outside the pharmacy premises.

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on Chinese holiday

A heavy police presence outnumbered protesters at the scene.

One couple, 30 cases: Here's what the statistics tell us about where Ireland is right now with Covid-19

Examples of how socialising with a number of groups led to large outbreaks of Covid-19 were outlined last night.

Dr Tony Holohan to return to his role as chief medical officer next week Cmo

Dr Tony Holohan to return to his role as chief medical officer next week

Dr Holohan had stepped away from the role in July to spend time with his family and help care for his wife.

Christy Kinahan Senior 'faces extradition from Dubai' if he fails to appear in Spanish court

A Spanish official has said an international arrest warrant will be issued if he fails to appear at his passport fraud trial.

Voices of sexual crime survivors and far-right investigation: Latest news from Noteworthy

Your support means that Noteworthy can now also start investigating illegal hedgecutting.

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Black people at almost twice the risk of Covid death, London study finds

The disparity is partly due to long-standing socio-economic inequalities and a high number of people working in health and social care.

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Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?

The scheme will see an individual be able to claim up to €125 back in tax credits.

From The42 'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification Preview

'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification

Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today

The scheme will last through the Christmas period and is due to expire at the end of April 2021.

Biden blasts Trump as 'embarrassment' for failing to denounce white supremacist groups

Meanwhile, the Commission on Presidential Debates will impose new measures to help moderators “maintain order” in future debates.

Gardaí seize three fully loaded pistols after stopping vehicle in Roscommon

A man in his 30s was arrested and a small quantity of heroin was also located and seized.

Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus

The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.

H-Block prisoners subjected to 'systemic inhuman and degrading treatment' during the Troubles, report finds

The report found that successive British governments approved the treatment.

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill

The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.

'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law

TDs are set to debate the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 in the Dáil today.

Yesterday’s News

Spain to put Madrid under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

The announcement sparked a backlash from Madrid’s top health official Enrique Ruiz Escudero.

From The42 Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close Dermo

Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close

Connolly has opted to walk away ahead of the resumption of inter-county action.

Investigation into €10,000 spend on fillet steaks and luxury chocolates 'for prison cookery classes'

The Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy scrutinised invoices for food purchased by prison authorities in 2018 and 2019.

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Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

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