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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 3 April, 2020

Today’s News

Here are all the Senators elected so far with just a handful of seats left

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

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.

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Coronavirus: 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.

38 clusters in nursing homes in Ireland as global cases surges over one million: Today's Covid-19 main points

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

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.

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 When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq Back In The Day

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

A further 684 people die in the UK as Covid-19 death toll there exceeds 3,600

The Queen is set to address the nation over the crisis on Sunday night.

Public urged to 'shine a light' in their windows on Easter Saturday for the sick and frontline workers

A light will be shone on public buildings and Irish embassies on Easter Saturday.

Virus-hit cruise ship which is carrying Irish citizens docks in Florida

Four people have died on board the MS Zaandam which was refused entry by a number of South American countries.

Farmer (64) dies after being attacked by bull

Emergency services were alerted after a neighbour found the man in an unresponsive state.

Man arrested following armed robbery at supermarket in Old Bawn, Dublin

All of the cash taken during the robbery was recovered by gardaí.

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

From The42 Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify? - Part II Memories

Spain sees 900 new deaths in 24 hours as death toll nears 11,000 fatalities

Spain is currently dealing with over 117,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care

Hundreds of home care providers are to be redeployed temporarily to nursing homes and residential care facilities.

Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'

The social protection minister admitted that some students might be receiving more from the scheme than they would normally have earned.

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

Covid-19 deaths and unemployment accelerate across Europe and US as cases pass one million

On Thursday Spain reported a record one-day number of deaths, 950, bringing its overall toll to about 10,000.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds?

This important question can be a topic of fierce debate.

Peru restrictions: Men and women given alternative days to go outside in bid to slow virus spread

Meanwhile, security forces in the Philippines have been told to “shoot dead” anyone causing trouble in lockdown areas.

It's going to get milder but become more unsettled this weekend

Outbreaks of rain will become more widespread from Sunday.

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded

The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.

From The42 'They were proactive to stop the spread' - Galway star praises locals at home after spate of Covid-19 cases Action

'They were proactive to stop the spread' - Galway star praises locals at home after spate of Covid-19 cases

Conor Whelan says there have been no new cases in his home village of Kinvara.

Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin TD Aodhán O’Riordáin are in the running for it.

Opinion: 'Covid-19 is the world's biggest fear. Welcome to my world.' Diary of a man with Cystic Fibrosis

Trevor O’Sullivan documents his challenges as a person with CF during the Covid-19 crisis.

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

Explainer: What is a viral load and does it impact on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms?

Concerns were raised on social media in relation to the viral load that would be contracted by healthcare workers.

Central Bank says unemployment could reach 25% as government seeks to avoid 'another era of austerity'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the country is “heading into a recession”.

Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar defends Covid-19 payment anomalies as 'a price worth paying to protect incomes'

The Taoiseach was answering questions about reports that those who are not resident in Ireland could be claiming the Covid-19 payment.

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