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Today’s News

Donald Trump calls his Covid coordinator 'pathetic' after she said virus was widespread across US

Pelosi and other Democrats have gone after Deborah Birx, accusing her of tailoring her messages for Trump.

Cabinet to discuss dropping countries from Green List and random testing at airports

Malta and Cyprus are among the countries that may be removed from Ireland’s green list this week.

Spain's former king Juan Carlos goes into exile amid financial scandal

His lawyer stated that although he would be leaving Spain, he intends to cooperate with the investigation.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

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Murder investigation launched into death of Patrycja Wyrebek (20) in Newry

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

Man who drowned in the River Lee named locally as Bernard Geasley

The 38-year-old was fishing with friends near Ballincollig when he got into difficulty in the water.

From The42 Sporting tributes from Derry paid to 'wonderful ambassador' John Hume RIP

Sporting tributes from Derry paid to 'wonderful ambassador' John Hume

The former SDLP leader, who was president of Derry City FC, has passed away at the age of 83.

'A great hero and a true peace maker': President leads tributes to former SDLP leader John Hume

The Clintons said that Hume’s ability “to see his adversaries as human beings”, helped forge a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

Man arrested after Gardaí seize €600,000 worth of cocaine and MDMA in Kildare

The seizure was made following a search of a house in Leixlip, Co Kildare on Saturday afternoon at 12:45pm.

From The42 Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans Pushed Back

Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans

The resumed season seems to be over before it started for the Ireland lock.

In pictures: The life of 'political titan' John Hume

The former SDLP leader passed away today aged 83.

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus

WHO director-general Dr Tedros urged governments to focus on testing, distancing, and face masks.

Cycle cafés, outdoor cinemas and street canopies part of €2.8m funds for 106 towns and villages

Minister Heather Humphreys said that the aim was to “increase footfall in rural towns and villages” during the pandemic.

From The42 SSE Airtricity League match postponed amid suspected Covid case for Waterford player LOI

SSE Airtricity League match postponed amid suspected Covid case for Waterford player

The player travelled with the squad for their match against Shelbourne on Saturday.

Retired Pope Benedict ‘ill after visit to Germany’

Benedict has lived in a monastery in Vatican City since shortly after his retirement.

Firefighters struggle to contain blaze in southern California

The so-called Apple Fire that broke out on Friday near the city of San Bernardino has so far charred more than 20,000 acres.

Ireland's peacemaker, John Hume (1937-2020)

The former SDLP leader has died aged 83.

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies aged 83 RIP

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies aged 83

The Irish peace icon passed away after a long struggle with dementia.

Two men die after fatal road traffic collision in Cork

The collision occurred at approximately 5:30am on the Kenmare Road near Glengarriff, County Cork.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.

Clare council urges 'responsible' behaviour after crowds of young people gather in Kilkee

Gardaí confirmed that nine people had been arrested for public order offences in Kilkee, Co Clare over the course of Saturday evening.

From The42 Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade Interview

Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade

Being released at the age of 19 was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to Gavin Donoghue.

Dentists seek urgent meeting with Donnelly over claims government failed to deliver promised PPE

In recent months, dentists have warned of the strain their industry is under due to Covid-19.

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks Hsa

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks

Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach Fresh Controversy

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

Quiz: Can you name these countries without their borders?

It’s not as easy as you think.

'This is the memoir that your mothers were reading': The Museum of Literature Ireland pays tribute to Nuala O'Faolain

The impact of Covid-19 has led the museum, which opened last September, to rethink its approach to the coming years.

Major Dublin drugs seizure recovers €441,000 of cocaine and cannabis

Two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, have been arrested.

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

From The42 'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank' Dedication This post contains videos

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'

John O’Flynn reflects on his career with Cork City, Peterborough United, Limerick and others.

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Back To Earth This post contains videos

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Random airport checks, Dublin car hijacking and Melbourne under curfew.

Health Minister says random testing at airports is to be introduced

Stephen Donnelly refused to be drawn on the impending decision on whether to allow pubs to reopen.

'I'm Irish': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 53 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers mean the five-day average is now 47.

Willie O'Dea isn't happy with the 'light punishments' Green TDs got for voting against the government

O’Dea says punishments must be the same across all government parties.

Man charged after car hijacked on Dublin's Capel Street

The car was later involved in a crash on Walkinstown Avenue.

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