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Today’s News

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

Jail for man who brought gardaí on high speed cross-city chase

A garda suffered severe eye and facial injuries in the incident.

'He has a vested interest': Gabriel Scally hits out at Ryanair CEO's dismissal of 14-day quarantine

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation, which is to come into effect next week.

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'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April

Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.

From The42 Big news for Pauw's Ireland as three remaining Euro qualifiers set for later this year Road To Return

Big news for Pauw's Ireland as three remaining Euro qualifiers set for later this year

The Girls in Green will face Germany in September and December, and Ukraine in October.

Veteran comedian Sil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting woman at Dublin bar

He pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault in December 2018.

Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to appeal court's dismissal of legal action

The High Court refused to grant them permission to challenge laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ireland suspends beef exports to China after atypical BSE case confirmed

There are no public health risks associated with this case.

Gardaí and RSA urge care ahead of Bank Holiday weekend after pedestrian deaths double

Provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in fatal crashes compared to last year.

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped in tandem with the sharp fall in car use over the past months.

All of McDonald's Irish drive-thrus to reopen by next Thursday

All 51 drive-thrus in Ireland will be open by 4 June.

Debunked: No, Italy does not want to charge Bill Gates with crimes against humanity

The claim has its origins in a speech made by Sara Cunial, a member of the Italian Parliament.

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.

From The42 Dubliner Lisa Fallon named new head coach of English Championship side MANE WOMAN

Dubliner Lisa Fallon named new head coach of English Championship side

The former assistant at Cork City takes up her role with the ambitious English club today.

Man (30s) charged after garda driven at near Covid-19 checkpoint

The incident happened while gardaí were conducting a Covid-19 checkpoint at Ravensdale.

Two-metre distance to be discussed as Chief Medical Officer briefs ministers on Covid-19 response

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

Cuts of €6-€14 billion until 2025 needed to recover from Covid-19 pandemic, Fiscal Council warns

There will be ‘almost historic highs’ of debt ratios in Ireland as a result of Covid-19, the Fiscal Council’s report states.

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

Ryanair customers to wait up to 6 months for refunds and a 'prolonged' economic shock: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what’s making headlines in relation to Covid-19 both here and abroad.

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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: When it's sunny in Ireland - do you wear sunscreen? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When it's sunny in Ireland - do you wear sunscreen?

It’s going to be a warm and sunny week across the country.

From The42 Irish firm in line for key role in safe return of Premier League Making Contact

Irish firm in line for key role in safe return of Premier League

STATSports, which is based in Newry, was founded by Louth natives Sean O’Connor and Alan Clarke.

Family of Irish teenager who fell to his death in Australia ask for candles to be lit in his memory

Cian English (19) died while trying to flee a group of armed robbers, police have alleged

Man (30s) dies following collision involving tractor and motorcycle in Co Mayo

The incident happened on the N59 between Mulranny and Newport at 8.30pm.

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund EU

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund

It comes after Germany and France proposed a €500 billion fund instead of coronabonds – but it’s still not clear if the funds will be loans or grants.

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis

As many people take to the garden during the Covid-19 shutdown, Fiann Ó Nualláin says there’s a mindful approach to the tasks that can improve wellbeing.

Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to face questions at a Commons committee meeting later today.

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

Yesterday’s News

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

Gardaí 'extremely concerned' for teenage girl missing since last week

Chantelle Doyle (14) was last seen on Eden Quay, Dublin 1, last Thursday.

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From The42 ‘I swapped a Volkswagen Golf for a BMW and thought I’d made it’ Butler Service

‘I swapped a Volkswagen Golf for a BMW and thought I’d made it’

Named man of the match on his full Premier League debut, Tommy Butler was dubbed the new Damien Duff. But injuries ruined the career of one of the brightest prospects Irish football ever had.

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