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Today’s News

Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings

Limits on 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors are to remain.

Pubs not serving food to stay closed as government pushes back Phase 4 reopening

The announcement was made following a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

The Remote: The return of Umbrella Academy, a Belfast thriller, and a pinch of time travel

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

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The Painting Issue: 6 colour myths you can give up on - and Laura de Barra’s paint prep checklist
From The42 'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level' Big Addition

'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level'

RG Snyman says head coach Johann van Graan was the key factor in attracting him to Munster.

Two huge explosions rock Beirut, dozens wounded

The cause of the blasts is believed to be a fire at a fireworks warehouse.

Leo Varadkar says a "very cautious" approach will be taken by Cabinet on the advice of NPHET

Time limits, opening hour restrictions and social distancing rules, are possibilities to be discussed by ministers today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes' BTL

'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes'

David Walsh is our guest on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

It's 75 years since the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Survivors are continuing their campaign calling for a ban on nuclear weapons.

PSNI arrests 10 people in historical sexual abuse investigation

All 10 people are aged between 63 and 78 and were arrested in Fermanagh, Belfast and Derry.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis

The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo UK

Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo

The CMA said that the deal was unlikely to ‘substantially lessen’ competition.

100-year-old Irish whiskey expected to fetch €12,000 at auction

The whiskey is a 16-year matured single malt from the George Roe distillery.

Donald Trump says US is 'lower than the world' in Covid-19 deaths as proportion of cases

A 30 minute interview of the US president was aired by HBO yesterday.

From The42 'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides Closer Look

'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides

Aisling McCarthy joins West Coast Eagles from Western Bulldogs. Here, she speaks to The42 about the move.

Pizza Express eyes restaurant closures in UK, but Milano in Ireland to stay open

Pizza Express operates the Milano restaurants in Ireland.

Man charged and due in court over burglary of premises on South Mall in Cork

He is due to appear before Mallow District Court this morning.

Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19

Ships bearing more than 100 people – including crew – will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers.

Men rescued from uninhabited Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

The men had been missing for nearly three days.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume

Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.

Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August?

NPHET is to deliver its advice on the matter to the government today.

Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally

The World Health Organisation has warned against relying on a vaccine as a ‘silver bullet’ to end the pandemic.

John Hume's family ask public to 'light a candle for peace' tonight

His family asked people to light a candle at 9pm in their homes or at their doors.

From The42 ‘To say we didn’t deserve an All-Ireland was crass, Down never got credit for '91’ Cinderella Stories This post contains videos

‘To say we didn’t deserve an All-Ireland was crass, Down never got credit for '91’

No one gave Down a chance of winning an Ulster – never mind an All-Ireland – title at the start of 1991. But by the end of that summer they had lit a spark that resulted in a number of unheralded teams catching fire throughout the ‘90s.

Toddler in critical condition after being found in water feature in Monaghan

The one-year-old girl was discovered in a a water feature on the property

Wildfire in California mountains was caused by malfunctioning diesel vehicle, officials say

The blaze has consumed more than 41 square miles of dry brush and timber since it broke out.

Witness appeal as 94-year-old woman dies following three-vehicle collision in Co Cork

The collision occurred on the N25 from Youghal to Killeagh in Burgess on Friday afternoon.

Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds US

Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds

Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and struck the Bahamas.

Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests

When epidemic control measures are in place, the risk of transmission between children is minimal, Sydney researchers found.

'Excessive' 20-foot LED sign flashing new ads every 10 seconds near O'Connell Bridge set for planning appeal

Advertisements at the corner of Bachelor’s Walk and O’Connell Street have been in place since 1964.

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011-12 Premier League season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011-12 Premier League season?

Man City triumphed in dramatic circumstances.

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school

This includes children whose parents or other relatives may be at risk, or who may be anxious about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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