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Today’s News

From The42 'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Your evening longread: Meet the godfather of fake news - and the factchecker

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

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

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Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns

The Zoom Meeting ID number was visible in screenshot from the video conference which was posted to Twitter.

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

Man (20s) arrested after gardaí seize €122k worth of cannabis from growhouse

Gardaí said they seized 153 cannabis plants.

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.

Almost €550,000 donated to grassroots fundraiser Feed The Heroes in 2 weeks

Here’s a round up of some lovely things people are doing for one another – from a teddy bear hunt to Gardaí walking senior citizens’ dogs.

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

Man accused of attempting to bite and spit at gardaí refused bail

Radu Timoc was arrested yesterday evening for suspected drink-driving.

Gardaí launch investigation after delivery vans criminally damaged outside Dublin supermarket

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote

The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.

Man accused of murder of 11-year-old Limerick boy is sent forward for trial

Dillon was remanded in continuing custody to appear for trial at a date yet to be announced.

From The42 'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

From The42 FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis Measures

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

17 more deaths, online banking scams, and the long-term economic fallout: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland has climbed to 54.

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns

Over 460,000 people aged over 70 receive a pension.

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

Spain witnesses another 849 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 8,189

Over the same period, the number of confirmed cases rose to 94,417.

Military police investigation launched after suspected cocaine discovered at Baldonnel Airfield

The Defence Forces confirmed that an investigation has been launched.

Former deputy principal jailed for possession of child pornography struck off teaching register

Brian Fitzgerald Fitzgerald was sentenced to three years in prison, with the final 18 months suspended.

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

From The42 Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia facing further delay Planning Issues

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia facing further delay

If the game is not played before the end of July, it may lead to complications with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

Garda investigation launched after man stabbed at Cork bus stop this morning

The victim received multiple stab wounds at around 7.45am this morning.

Man (24) to appear before court following alleged assault on garda in Dublin

A garda received a laceration to his head while responded to an assault.

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s main stories.

Poll: Will you take up a new hobby over the next few weeks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

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