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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Today’s News

Gardaí seek help finding missing 15-year-old boy from Coolock

Victor Dior has been missing since 6 August.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

From The42 Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip Investigation

Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip

Celtic were due to face Aberdeen this weekend, who had their own breaches of protocol.

Clean slate: 6 homeowners share their before-and-after bathroom transformations

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Man to face trial over hit-and-run that left mother-of-three dead in south Dublin

Jacqueline McGovern was struck by a car as she walked on a footpath, she was pronounced dead the following morning.

Man arrested as part of investigations into seizure of drugs and cash in Naas

Tens of thousands of euros worth of drugs were seized earlier this month.

CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline

Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.

HSE says fix to stop Covid Tracker app draining batteries has been rolled out to 70% of Irish Android phones

The HSE said that 45,000 people reinstalled the app in the last few days.

Meat processing plant will only return to normal when the HSE says it is safe to do so

The plant was supposed to get back to some form of work on 18 August but this has since been pushed back to 24 August.

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Dublin City Council ending free parking for healthcare workers near hospitals

Healthcare workers were not being charged to park in the vicinity of hospitals during the pandemic.

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

Uber and Lyft have 100,000 drivers in California, and a court says they must be treated as employees

The decision is part of a long-running battle about the classification of driver by the companies.

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it

The World Health Organization said approval of the vaccine would require a rigorous review to show its safety.

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days

People in New Zealand’s largest city are being asked to stay at home again.

Man (30s) arrested in connection with death of man in Tallaght released without charge

A man in his 50s received fatal injuries after being struck by a van on Tymon Road North in the early hours yesterday.

Fair City set to return to TV screens next month

Production on the show stopped in March due to the coronavirus.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Mexican authorities investigating after wild bear that approached woman and got in selfie is castrated

The castration was authorised by a senior official with the wildlife protection authority.

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year?

Social media platforms are flooded with images of people on trips around Ireland.

The number of global cases of Covid-19 has hit 20 million

Johns Hopkins University said the milestone was passed early this morning.

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland'

The effects of this isolationist approach will dwarf the impact of the virus itself, writes commercial airline pilot Robert Dagg.

From The42 Westmeath clubs told that coaches from lockdown counties should stay away Lockdown Three

Westmeath clubs told that coaches from lockdown counties should stay away

‘We reminded our clubs on Saturday morning that individuals had personal responsibility towards where they are and where they live.’

Expired driving licences to be extended by seven months

The Department also confirmed that over 70s can continue to be without a current medical report to renew their license.

Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision

It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.

Debunked: No, you will not receive a €1,000 reward from Gardaí for reporting house parties

A poster in Dublin claims that Gardaí will reward members of the public if they report house parties.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

Yesterday’s News

Finland says people coming into the country who don't self-isolate face three months in prison
From The42 Man Utd need extra-time penalty from Fernandes to edge past Copenhagen Narrow Win

Man Utd need extra-time penalty from Fernandes to edge past Copenhagen

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side advanced to the Europa League semi-finals.

Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives

A new report has looked at the operation of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.


Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?

With Joe Biden set to choose his vice presidential nominee this week, we’re testing your knowledge of US Veeps.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Your evening news round up for the first day of the week.

McDonald’s to sue former CEO amid claims of past relationships with employees

The fast food chain is alleging that Steve Easterbrook covered up relationships with employees and destroyed evidence.

Your evening longread: How to be happy

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

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