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Today’s News

Man arrested after shots fired at gardaí in Cork

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested following a car chase.

'It's been a rip-roaring success': At no cost, Princes' Street leads the post-Covid revival in Cork city

With very little cost, Cork City Council has plans to make streets pedestrian-only until 31 August, and possibly beyond that, if it goes well.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Don't expect to get to the beach this weekend - there's going to be a lot of rain and wind

According to Met Éireann, today will be mostly cloudy and misty, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in most places.

From The42 'The intention was always to champion what these guys achieved' Breaking Ice

'The intention was always to champion what these guys achieved'

Director Jason Branagan has worked tirelessly to bring the story of Ireland’s first bobsleigh team to the screen.

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs

There was progress both at the negotiation table in Brussels, and from the UK on customs technology.

From The42 What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season? Options

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

'Radio Boyne' and an Ulster Fry: How the Orange Order is celebrating a socially distanced 12 July

The Orange Order has cancelled parades this year because of Covid-19.

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

Yesterday’s News

Appeal for information on missing 22-year-old woman last seen in Navan, Co Meath

Folashade Mawoyeka was reported missing to gardaí on Wednesday, 17 June.

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis

President Macron himself cannot be targeted by lawsuits while in office because sitting presidents have immunity from prosecution.

WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control'

The coronavirus has hit at least 10.8 million people and killed 521,000 worldwide.

Investigation underway after hundreds of elephant carcasses discovered in Botswana

A conservation group said the cause is unknown but that it is not ruling out Covid-19 or poisoning.

Quiz: How well do you know Mundy's July?

It’s that time of the year.

Man who crashed lorry on grounds of Justin Trudeau’s home had several weapons, police say

Police, who said he is facing multiple charges, believe he was acting alone.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Appeal for 15-year-old boy missing from Dundalk since Monday

Tibor Csaszar was last seen in the Kilcurry area of Dundalk on Monday, 29 June.

Reports of 'no show' bookings over past week 'incredibly disheartening', says Restaurants Association

Many restaurants, cafés and pubs have been operating at lower capacity than usual since reopening.

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison

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

From The42 Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead North By Northwest

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

The 25-year-old joins Conor Oliver and Sam Arnold in swapping Munster for Connacht.

Trump to begin Independence Day weekend with fireworks display at Mount Rushmore

Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks.

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

Government issues new guidance for places of worship to accommodate more than 50 people at services

The guidance involves dividing premises into subgrouping of no more than 50 people in each.

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy

The HSE has estimated that up to 1,250 children may have been impacted in Ireland.

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and nine new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

From The42 Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat Redskins

Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat

Franchise released a statement this afternoon saying their FedEx sponsor has demanded a name change.

Profile: Who is new Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn?

Glynn is taking over the role after Dr Tony Holohan announced he is stepping aside for family reasons.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend

Countries including Barbados, Hong Kong and Vietnam will be exempt from the quarantine regulation in the UK.

Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent

Turkish prosecutors claim Saudi deputy intelligence chief and the royal court’s media czar led the operation.

From The42 Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban Athletics

Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban

The Kenyan runner has been suspended for violating anti-doping rules.

41 people injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Turkey

Up to 200 people were inside the factory but most escaped unharmed.

RTÉ announces David McCullagh as new co-presenter of Six One News from September

McCullagh first joined RTÉ back in 1993 and will fill the role left vacant by Keelin Shanley.

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle

Macron said he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

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