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Today’s News

Two arrested after drugs and assortment of weapons seized during search of Dublin home

Cannabis worth €20,000 and cocaine worth €10,000 were found in a vehicle at the property.

Man and woman arrested in connection with stabbing at Limerick city house

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries”.

From The42 'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus Journey

Having MS in lockdown: 'I was petrified in the beginning, but people are really taking it seriously'

A virtual balloon race is taking place today, Word MS Day, at 6pm to raise money for MS Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Military police put on alert as protests sweep US following George Floyd death

Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins

In relation to older people, he said there were mistakes made in the language around cocooning.

The family behind the Rye River Café share their shutdown story, and some recipes

Shona Bourke of the Rye River Café shares some recipes and says closing in March broke her heart but they’ve moved the business online.

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

Has Covid-19 changed your relationship with alcohol or drugs? Global Drugs Survey launches special edition is a partner of the GDS Special Edition – you can participate here.

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

Yesterday’s News

The Explainer: Why is Daniel Kinahan back in the news again?

We take a look at the topic on the podcast this week.

Man due in court after car crashes into Clondalkin shopfront

Dublin Fire Brigade said the vehicle was alight when they arrived on the scene.

Department of Culture makes contact with Spain over dig for Red Hugh O'Donnell's remains

Red Hugh and his father-in-law Hugh O’Neill fought the Nine Years’ War against the English and sought aid from Spain.

From The42 Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report Possible Move

Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report

The Burnley midfielder is out of contract this summer.


Quiz: How well do you know these summer-themed songs?

In the summertime, when the weather is…

'Ireland’s answer to Elvis': Tributes paid to singer Brendan Bowyer who has died aged 81 RIP

'Ireland’s answer to Elvis': Tributes paid to singer Brendan Bowyer who has died aged 81

Bowyer died at his home in Las Vegas yesterday evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

People urged to keep record of who they meet to help contact tracers stop spread of Covid-19

NPHET this evening continued to urge people to comply with social distancing over the bank holiday weekend.

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization WHO

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization

Trump also said the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong’s special status in customs.

Your evening longread: The remaking of Steve Buscemi

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

'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish'

Peter Flanagan says Johnson’s failure to sack Dominic Cummings is just another in a long line of disastrous moves for the UK.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.

Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list

The Greek government imposed an early lockdown, which is credited with limiting the spread of Covid-19.

From The42 No green light for GAA teams to train in small groups but walking tracks could re-open Covid-19

No green light for GAA teams to train in small groups but walking tracks could re-open

The GAA insist they will stick rigidly to the government’s plan for reopening.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 39 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health provided the last figures at tonight’s briefing.

Sofa Watch: President Higgins, Saoirse Ronan, and Sinead O'Connor lead tonight's Late Late line up

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

Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach

The Dáil usually rises in July.

Boy accused of defilement of another young boy opts for jury trial

The boy, now aged 15, faces two charges for engaging in oral and anal sex with a child under the age of 15.

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August

It may not be possible for all students to attend class every day, Varadkar said today.

Schools to reopen at the end of August and a new deal with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

The deaths of nine more people in Ireland from Covid-19 were announced last night.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide

The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.

Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears

A sentencing hearing for three individuals was heard before the Special Criminal Court today.

Government to negotiate new deal with private hospitals

The current deal to use private facilities during the Covid-19 crisis will not be extended beyond the end of June.

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules

Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.

Young women in Ireland report being loneliest in EU, study finds

The findings were the first published from Eurofound’s living, working and Covid-19 online survey.

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