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Today’s News

Over 35k employers sign up for govt's wage subsidy and six-week-old baby dies in US: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 3,447 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Two people hospitalised following domestic fire in Wicklow

The blaze happened at a property in Bray at around 6.35pm last night.

'Routine and structure has vanished': Autism community appeals for public support as it copes with Covid-19 crisis

AsIAm CEO Adam Harris said: “More than most, more than ever, we need your support now.”

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19

The 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner died after being on a ventilator for several days.

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

The 74-year-old is also working with her children’s charity to read a children’s book on YouTube every Thursday for 10 weeks.

Worldwide cases near one million while six-week-old dies from Covid-19 in the United States

Half the planet is under some form of lockdown as governments struggle to tackle the virus.

A nurse returning to work at the frontline: 'Not all heroes wear capes, but they all need a face mask'

I left nursing years ago and now I feel I have a duty to return, but the odds are against us, writes Deirdre Mullins.

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

'It was shaping to be a very strong year': How will the coronavirus crisis impact people buying houses?

All of these indicators suggested a market that was growing, with supply remaining low relative to demand.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that “helping them is not only the right thing… it is also the sensible thing for Ireland to do.”

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

Russia’s failure to respond to concerns about fair trial rights compels judge to “terminate” extradition

Igor Khatlamadzhiyev (37), was wanted for a number of alleged thefts and robberies in Russia.

US Navy evacuating virus-struck aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt

Pentagon officials admitted the Roosevelt’s plight was a challenge for military readiness.

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TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now

The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.

Quiz: How well do you know Matt Damon?

The film star is still in Ireland after a film shoot was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s everything that hit the news headlines today – with a special blast-from-the-past Parting Shot.

From The42 7 big questions for Irish football as Uefa call off Slovakia play-off again Issues

7 big questions for Irish football as Uefa call off Slovakia play-off again

When is the game likely to be played? And what happens with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan?

Don Conroy launches his new Youtube channel: 'People want their kids to experience what they did when they were young'

Conroy plans to provide free drawing tutorials over the coming weeks. It came about, he says, by popular demand.

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

Your evening longread: The true story that inspired the film Boogie Nights

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

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 212 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials have given an update on the situation in Ireland this evening.

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines

A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.

Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke

The image claims that there will be “a strict ban of alcohol” from tomorrow, meaning that off-licences would close.

The Remote: Classic Simpsons, Irish crime and an escape from New York - your weekly TV guide

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

'No foul play' suspected in death of woman in Killiney, Dublin

The body of a woman in her 50s was discovered in the Balure Lane area of Killiney yesterday evening.

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon Covid-19

Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon

The grass-court Grand Slam event was previously only cancelled by world wars.

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not telling people to avoid using the Houseparty video messaging app

An image purporting to show the Taoiseach warning people not to use the app has been shared on social media in recent days.

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19 HSE

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

Limerick man wanted for alleged rhino horn trafficking willing to surrender himself to US authorities, court told

The man is in custody awaiting his surrender to US officials but the handover cannot occur due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Ireland's death toll rises by 14, as new contact-tracing rules kick in: Today's Covid-19 main points

Health officials confirmed last night that another 17 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

From The42 Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma On The Backburner

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma

The rescheduled games have been postponed again today after Uefa’s conference call with its 55 member associations.

Coronavirus death toll in Spain surges over 9,000 and another 563 fatalities in the UK

Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy.

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

Man (48) appears in court charged in connection with stabbing of his son at Cork bus stop

Gino Frahill was found injured at a bus stop in Bandon shortly before 8am yesterday.

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