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Today’s News

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

Yesterday’s News

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus

Trump also signalled that a phase two trade deal with China was not a priority now.

Malaysian authorities to hold inquest into death of Nóra Quoirin

An autopsy found Nora likely starved and died of internal bleeding after about a week in the jungle.

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks $5 million bail release in Epstein-related case

Her lawyers cited the coronavirus risk in jail as reason to release her on $5 million bond.

Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report

The Taskforce is made up of industry representatives including Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport.

From The42 'We're at a disadvantage when we come to play teams in Ireland because we just don't have that playing experience' London Calling

'We're at a disadvantage when we come to play teams in Ireland because we just don't have that playing experience'

The London ladies football team are hoping to be included in the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League.

Quiz: How well do you know Derry Girls?

How well do you know the hit TV show?

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Big plans for Waterford, one more death from Covid-19 and Ireland’s newest citizens… It’s The Fix.

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

Your evening longread: The political education of Killer Mike

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

People of Limerick being asked what they'd like to see from directly-elected mayor

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move last year.

From The42 Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy Rise Of Kenny

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy

Longford Town were going nowhere until Stephen Kenny arrived in 1998. Their subsequent success charmed the nation and set the then 26-year-old on the road to the biggest job in Irish football.

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

Three years jail for former school principal who sexually abused seven pupils

Harte had pleaded not guilty and gave evidence during the trial in which he strenuously denied the allegations.

'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend

Deputy commissioner John Twomey said the “vast majority” of licenced premises were found to be adhering to the rules last weekend.

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

Coronavirus: One death and 25 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

'All hell would break loose' if I didn’t follow the rules, Johnny Depp tells UK High Court

The Hollywood actor is giving his fourth day of evidence in his libel action against The Sun newspaper

Tallaght cinema closes permanently due to 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19 Imc

Tallaght cinema closes permanently due to 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19

12 employees at the IMC cinema were told they would be losing their jobs last Tuesday.

From The42 Three Cork GAA clubs call a halt to all activities as Covid-19 precaution Shutdown

Three Cork GAA clubs call a halt to all activities as Covid-19 precaution

Some Argideen Rangers members told the club they may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight

A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.

Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified

A number of Volvo cars and some Renault Meganes are being recalled to fix issues.

Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony

Today’s pilot online ceremony is one of the first of its kind in Europe.

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

Planning permission given for 'significant' €500m development in Waterford City

Work is to begin in the second quarter of next year.

From The42 The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League Premier League

The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League

Egan was a promising GAA star before he set off in pursuit of a professional football career.

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

Paschal Donohoe says it's 'frustrating' to see another costs row over National Children's Hospital

BAM released a statement saying that it was excluded from the government’s Covid-19 ex-gratia payments, which it called “unfair”.

Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt as it looked before fire last year

To stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

'It will be back to car city': Disagreement over reopening of most Phoenix Park gates

All gates bar one reopen from today after closing in March due to pandemic restrictions.

From The42 Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up European Matters

Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up

The competition’s remaining teams have learned their fate, with Manchester City facing Lyon or Juventus should they beat Real Madrid.

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

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