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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 6 August, 2020

Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Heavily armed FBI agents search home of YouTube star Jake Paul

Images aired by US media showed large firearms being retrieved from the social media influencer’s mansion.

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

Man jailed for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane appeals against conviction

Prosecutors argued in the trial that the man deliberately strangled Millane to death.

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Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

From The42 How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top Cinderella Stories

How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top

St Patrick’s Athletic nearly went out of business in the ’90s but through the ingenuity of Brian Kerr and Pat Dolan they ended up as team of the decade.

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The International Committee of the Red Cross says we must now work collectively stop the development of nuclear weapons.

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Exclusive

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

Germany is planning to ban spotlights to save its insects

Light traps for insects are to be banned outdoors, while searchlights and sky spotlights would be outlawed.

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens Chaos

FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens

The eight elected directors have taken the remarkable step of releasing a statement calling on Gary Owens to clarify remarks about their awareness of the controversial MOU with the government.

Department warns about unsolicited seeds being sent by post

People are advised not to plant or compost any seeds they did not order.

CO OP bags of kale recalled due to possible presence of thistle

The bags may contain the prickly thistle plant.

Neil Young sues Trump campaign over use of famous songs

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: Rockin’ In The Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk.

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Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

From The42 'She's just unbelievable' - Armagh's 2012 All-Ireland winning captain returns to football after cancer battle Inspirational

'She's just unbelievable' - Armagh's 2012 All-Ireland winning captain returns to football after cancer battle

Mags Carville (née McAlinden) is an inspiration to one and all.

Quiz: How well do you know Tom Cruise's career?

Risky Business – in which Cruise had his first starring role – was released on this day 37 years ago.

Teenage boy dies after fall at Powerscourt waterfall in Wicklow

The incident occurred at around 2.30pm today.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Your evening longread: The bizarre plot to capture the Venezuelan president

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

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan did not call Peter Tatchell a 'green legend and tireless LGBT campaigner'

A false tweet from the Green Party leader claims he said he was “excited to meet” Tatchell two years ago.

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'

Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.

From The42 Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's remaining Six Nations games Fill The Diary

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's remaining Six Nations games

Ireland will face Italy on 24 October and France at 8pm on 31 October.

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital

At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.

The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again?

Why was the decision made, and what sort of risks were being balanced? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

Fresh Stardust inquests confirmed to take place in Dublin Castle early next year

A dedicated website in relation to the new inquests has now been set up with the pre-inquest hearing due to commence in September.

24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said there has been “widespread compliance by licenced premises” to regulations.

'The lads who sold out on Ireland': How Zig and Zag's RTÉ exit caused a stir in the 1990s

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 50 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest Covid-19 figures were released by the Department of Health today.

Man (23) charged with murder of Patrycja Wyrebek in Newry

Patrycja died at her home in Drumalane Park, Newry on Sunday morning.

Second Norwegian cruise ship reports Covid-19 case

Norway has already placed restrictions on cruise ships docking in its ports over Covid-19 concerns.

Donald Trump suggests he could accept Republican nomination from White House

Use of the presidential residence for such a partisan event would break with tradition.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

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Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Caroline Flack let down, hounded and feared end of career, inquest hears

Flack’s mother Chris and twin sister Jody told the inquest they had been concerned for Flack in the weeks leading up to her trial.

Exchequer deficit of €7.4 billion in July as tax revenues fell by 18.6%

The deterioration of €8.3 billion in Ireland’s Exchequer was largely driven by increases in expenditure in response to Covid-19.

Former solicitors appear in court charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Lyndsey Clarke and Keith Flynn have been remanded on bail until 2 September.

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

From The42 'Sean means so much to them, they feel they need to share their story' The Royal Leader

'Sean means so much to them, they feel they need to share their story'

The director of a new documentary on Meath great Sean Boylan was our guest on the Warriors podcast this week.

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