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Today’s News

There are 40 clusters of Covid-19 infection in Irish nursing homes

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

22 more deaths in Ireland as China pauses to remember victims: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 4,273 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party

Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour’s Brexit spokesman, had been the favourite to win the ballot.

Two vehicles set alight at garda station to hinder response as two ATMs stolen in Dundalk

The thieves were chased to the border by the Garda Armed Support Unit and, later, the PSNI arrested three people.

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Love in the time of coronavirus: Texting all day? Going out for dinner on Zoom?

Whether it’s long-term love or a casual date, people are still searching for romance during this time.

Three people arrested after over €37k worth of cannabis, crack cocaine and diamorphine seized

Gardaí seized the drugs in Clondalkin, Dublin yesterday.

Man (30s) arrested and charged over spate of robberies at shops in Ballyfermot

There were four separate instances in the past month in the Ballyfermot area.

From classes with Michael D's yoga teacher to live drag shows - here are some online events to check out this weekend

With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s a round up of this morning’s main stories.

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs? Eggscelent This post contains a poll

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs?

Easter Sunday is just over a week away – but will you be having an egg?

'My greatest honour': Alan Kelly wins out over Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to become new Labour leader

Dublin TD Ó Ríordáin conceded before the final result last night.

From The42 A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993 Drawn Out

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares his Covid-19 isolation tips and recipes

Tuck in to your weekend food destination with master chef Shane Smyth.

Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself Not For Me This post contains videos

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself

“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” the president said.

A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland

The cocaine trade has been skewed – and the crisis means many gangland figures are simply hunkering down and waiting it out.

Yesterday’s News

Man arrested as €108,000 worth of stolen vehicles seized by Gardaí

Five vehicles were seized by Gardaí at a motor yard in north Co Dublin.

Ireland's newest centenarian shares secrets to long life while celebrating 100th birthday

Margaret Lynch says porridge and walks are the way to go.

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus outbreak

Authorities have enforced restrictions on access to Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv that is home to around 200,000 people.

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

From The42 GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General Financial Worry This post contains videos

GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General

Tom Ryan says GAA have made plans in case games cannot resume until as late as August.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Quiz: How well do you know Lord of the Rings?

One ring to rule them all…

'I don’t want to be fighting': murdered student Cameron Blair was acting as peacemaker

The 20-year-old’s final words were to tell his friend not to worry.

Bill Withers, Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine singer, dies aged 81 RIP

Bill Withers, Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine singer, dies aged 81

Withers’ family said he died on Monday from heart complications.

From The42 'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale' Tiger Roll

'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'

ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin on Tiger Roll, the Grand National and racing memories.

Opinion: Why labelling your emotions can help you cope with coronavirus anxiety

Psychologist Brendan Kelly shares an extract from his new book, which is about coping with the coronavirus.

Your evening longread: The woman who lives 200,000 years in the past

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

Ireland's death toll breaks 100 mark as global cases surge over one million: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 4,273 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

Debunked: The risk of carrying coronavirus into your home on your shoes is extremely low

Could you carry coronavirus into your home on your shoes? It’s low risk.

The Explainer: How are other countries dealing with Covid-19 compared with Ireland?

We speak to four reporters based in the US, Germany, South Korea and Sweden.

Coronavirus: Total number of deaths in Ireland climbs to 120, as 424 new cases confirmed

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers

Sinn Féin says workers are being penalised in some cases.

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips Tv Options This post contains videos

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

Man (45) who shot two men while trying to rob takeaway jailed for 15 years

Joseph Behan shot two men when they resisted his attempts to rob a takeaway in Raheny last year.

From The42 Premier League announce 30% wage deferral plans and season will not resume in early May Cutting Back

Premier League announce 30% wage deferral plans and season will not resume in early May

The league also confirmed an immediate advance of £125 million to the EFL and the National League.

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