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Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 31 May, 2020

Today’s News

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?

Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?

Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden

Protests over police killings of black people reignited after George Floyd was killed during an arrest on Monday.

40 youths obstruct gardaí as two arrested after altercation in Salthill, Galway

Several garda units were called to the scene to try and restore peace and disperse the crowd.

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Sitdown Sunday: When Courtney Love rocked Liverpool

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns

Barnier told The Sunday Times there would not be an “agreement at any cost”.

Three arrested and eight million cigarettes seized in NI during cross-border operation

A number of other items were seized elsewhere including €100k in cash and several vehicles.

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'He wrote me a lovely letter when I was in hospital. It's with my illness scrap book'

George Hamilton remembers his old colleague Bill O’Herlihy on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'

Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan says SMEs always bear the brunt of recession, and this time things need to change.

From The42 'The minute I don't enjoy it, I certainly won't play' - 15 seasons, 166 games and still driving Wexford on Brian Malone

'The minute I don't enjoy it, I certainly won't play' - 15 seasons, 166 games and still driving Wexford on

Wexford’s record appearance holder on why he keeps going at inter-county level, the highs of the early years and coping with the current shutdown.

'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them

Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you remember the Twilight series?

A new Twilight book is due to come out later this year.

From The42 10 positives in latest round of testing in English Championship Project Restart

10 positives in latest round of testing in English Championship

The fourth round of testing in Premier League clubs has presented no new cases.

Debunked: No, Anthony Fauci did not say a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to people without 'proper studies'

Fauci has been falsely quoted on a number of social media posts.

Lift off! Historic first as SpaceX rocket carries Nasa astronauts into orbit Launch America This post contains videos

Lift off! Historic first as SpaceX rocket carries Nasa astronauts into orbit

It is the first time a private company has carried people into space.

Extract: The inside story of Steorn, the Celtic Tiger start-up that couldn't

Barry J Whyte has been looking at the intriguing story of Steorn for a new book.

From The42 Lewandowski brace helps Bayern go 10 points clear in Bundesliga Champions Elect

Lewandowski brace helps Bayern go 10 points clear in Bundesliga

Fortuna Dusseldorf can count themselves lucky to escape with just a 5-0 loss.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nine deaths from Covid-19, Children’s Ombudsman’s concerns and protests sweep US.

Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death

Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.

Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing

The comments came as the UK government confirmed that elite sport events would begin again next week behind closed doors.

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 59 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death of a further nine people with Covid-19 was announced this evening.

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU drops to 42, down from peak of 160

The peak of patients requiring ICU care occurred on 4 April, with 160 people in intensive care beds.

From The42 Life as a new Garda, a whirlwind year and love for club and county as football takes a backseat On Guard

Life as a new Garda, a whirlwind year and love for club and county as football takes a backseat

‘Every day is different,’ says Sligo’s Denise McGrath. ‘With every call you never know what’s coming around the corner. It’s a very exciting job.’

Two arrested in relation to armed robbery of Cork bookies that was foiled by customer (83)

Three men attempted to rob the Glanmire bookies wearing balaclavas and carrying hammers in September 2018.

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism

Karen has been used to refer to the type of woman who would summon a manager over a minor inconvenience.

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

From The42 Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s? Quizzical Specimens

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s?

You’ve spotted Simon Geoghegan, now see how you fare with the rest.

Forbes removes Kylie Jenner from billionaire list, accusing reality star of inflating cosmetics business value

Jenner sold 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics company to Coty in a deal valued at 1.2 billion dollars last year.

'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates

7,943 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus so far.

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

Two arrested after drugs and assortment of weapons seized during search of Dublin home

Cannabis worth €20,000 and cocaine worth €10,000 were found in a vehicle at the property.

Man and woman arrested in connection with stabbing at Limerick city house

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries”.

From The42 'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus Journey

Having MS in lockdown: 'I was petrified in the beginning, but people are really taking it seriously'

A virtual balloon race is taking place today, Word MS Day, at 6pm to raise money for MS Ireland.

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