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Dublin: 20 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

Today’s News

PSNI Chief Constable apologises for arrests and unlawful searches of two Belfast journalists' homes

In 2018, the offices of two journalists were searched who were investigating the 1994 Loughinisland massacre.

Increase in proportion of Covid-19 close contacts failing to take up offer of test

Public health officials have identified a number of clusters in recent days.

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August

“There’s a big difference between Portmagee and Dame Lane,” said TD Michael Healy Rae.

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

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Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules

Former home secretary Sajid Javid had revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds.

Man charged with possession of gun used to murder Lyra McKee granted bail

Derry man Niall Sheerin appeared in court via video-link today.

From The42 James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates Speaking Out

James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates

McClean spoke up this week about the abuse he has endured as a player in England for nine years.

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee

Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee

Q&A: What do you want to know about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice?

Are you confused about what you’re being told you should and shouldn’t do?

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The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

Ireland ordered to pay €2 million over failing to implement EU money-laundering directive in time

The directive was on the prevention of the use of financial systems for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.

Poll: Was the Government right to postpone the full re-opening of pubs? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Government right to postpone the full re-opening of pubs?

The move to delay Phase Four was announced last night.

'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

Two men charged over attempted robbery at Westmeath restaurant

The men were arrested a short time after the incident.

Suspended sentence for man who repeatedly abused neighbour in assaults that began when she was 4

Kenneth Treacy of Oak Drive, Blessington, pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent between 1987 and 1991.

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing

A number of significant announcements were made last night.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Man (20s) charged in relation to stabbing of man aged in his 70s in Dublin

The man is due to appear in court this morning at 10.30am.

From The42 The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 3 Back In Time

The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 3

Put your retro football knowledge to the test while Walker Texas Ranger is on an ad break.

Motorcyclist in his 40s dies in road collision with car near Ballyhaunis

The fatal collision took place at 3.35pm on the N83 yesterday.

Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames

Some 1.15 million hectares of forest have been burnt.

Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”

Covid-19: United States posts record 67,632 new cases in 24 hours

The death toll currently stands at more than 136,400.

Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk

Hundreds of hotels and wedding venues are struggling to survive the impact of Covid-19.

Ransomware and remote working: If Twitter can be breached, then every company must be vigilant

Jacky Fox of Accenture Security outlines the security threats posed to busineses at the moment and offers some advice on how to handle this growing criminal activity.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

Government rejected council's request for €6.6m to fund white-water rafting project in Dublin City

More than half of the €22.8m funding for the project was expected to come from grants.

Yesterday’s News

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack

The hack appears to suggest that those who donate bitcoins will have their donation doubled and returned.

George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers

Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.

From The42 Liverpool's Premier League record bid ended by Arsenal Report

Liverpool's Premier League record bid ended by Arsenal

Sadio Mane gave the visitors the lead, before the Gunners hit back through Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson.

Publicans and politicians slam delayed reopening of pubs as 'harmful' and 'shocking'

The cautious approach by Government to reopening was prompted by an increase in the R number in recent days.

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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Well now, wasn’t it a busy day?

Quiz: How much do you know about classic Simpsons?

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons with these questions about classic episodes.

Reopening of pubs delayed by three weeks as Government pushes Phase Four back to 10 August

The country will not now move to Phase 4 on 20 July as planned.

From The42 Tributes paid after the passing of Cork All-Ireland winner Kieran O'Connor RIP

Tributes paid after the passing of Cork All-Ireland winner Kieran O'Connor

The Aghada club player won an All-Ireland senior football medal with Cork in 2010.

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

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