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Today’s News

'No change in the garda strategy': Justice Minister insists new emergency powers are 'last recourse'

The powers afforded to gardaí will be in place for four days and may be extended.

Man arrested over Belfast murder of Dublin criminal Robbie Lawlor

Lawlor (36) from Coolock was shot dead by what the PSNI believe was a lone gunman.

Man arrested and charged after threatening gardaí with hatchet and knives

The incident occurred in Skerries, Co Dublin.

Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted

Wuhan, in Hubei province, was the source of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Poll: Do you welcome new garda powers for restricting movement during Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome new garda powers for restricting movement during Covid-19 crisis?

People could face a fine of €2,500 or a jail sentence.

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan

Italy and Spain are insisting on a solidarity fund but this is being resisted by Germany.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

Second man to appear in court charged with trafficking illegal immigrants

A number of people have been arrested by gardaí as part of Operation Mombasa.

'He stayed at work for you. Now pray at home for him': UK papers support Johnson after second night in ICU

Johnson was said to be in good spirits as he remained in intensive care with coronavirus.

Emergency powers for gardaí, thousands flee Wuhan: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 5,709 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.

Man in his 20s stabbed during brawl in Cork last night

The incident occurred after an altercation between two groups of people, a number of whom were armed with knives and bats.

Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the World Health Organization

New York City’s pandemic death toll has reached at least 4,000 people.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges over €900 million for Covid-19 relief effort

“Why now? The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime,” Dorsey said.

Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!

Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.

Legendary musician John Prine dies aged 73 due to coronavirus complications RIP

Legendary musician John Prine dies aged 73 due to coronavirus complications

Contemporaries of Prine said his abilities stood alongside the likes of Neil Young and John Lennon.

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning

The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.

Galway and Waterford city councils ask the public to stop throwing plastic gloves on the ground

“They just seem to be everywhere,” SocDem councillor Owen Hanley said.

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

Yesterday’s News

Simon Harris to sign new regulations giving gardaí powers to enforce social distancing measures

Until now, gardaí have effectively been powerless to deal with people who do not comply with regulations.

'Unlikely' that officials will recommend lifting Covid-19 restrictions after Easter Sunday

Current restrictions were initially expected to be in place until 12 April.

Tickets for The Script's two free concerts for healthcare workers went in less than 30 minutes

The band’s lead singer said they wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work of those in the healthcare sector.

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

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Nissan Ireland issues recall notices for 1,468 Micras

Nissan said it is possible that there are cracks in the passenger airbag.

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

36 more deaths and Boris Johnson remains in intensive care: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 5,709 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

From The42 A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment Isolation Tips

A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment

The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.

Woman charged with public order offences after allegedly coughing on garda

The woman was part of a group who were found to be drinking together earlier today.

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

From The42 Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose Pluses And Minuses

Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose

Having already endured the Saipan fall-out, the last thing Mick McCarthy needed was another popularity contest, Mick versus Kenny coming 18 years after McCarthy versus Keane.

New ethical guidelines for medical staff say 'stringent restrictions on ICU admission' are needed during the pandemic

Concerns have been raised about the guidelines in relation to disability rights.

'It simply isn't true': Health officials dismiss US report which says Ireland is past Covid-19 peak

The new data suggested that Ireland would see just over 400 coronavirus-related deaths by August.

Your evening longread: How MySpace changed the face of music

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

Quiz: How well do you know the James Bond films?

Put your knowledge to the test.

GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak

Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.

Government sets aside €15 million to ensure continued operation of ferry routes

The money will cover a minimum three month period in order to ensure the continuity of the services.

HSE has failed to honour a contract to pay for medical ventilators, court hears

Narooma claims the HSE has failed to comply with the contract and has not paid it the money it says it is owed.

The Remote: The Big Fella, ancient Egypt, and a pig - your weekly TV guide

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

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