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Today’s News

Man arrested after breaking into house and assaulting woman with metal travel mug

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning at a house in the Mahon area of Co Cork.

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

The new measures are expected to be published in the coming days.

From The42 Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to take place from 23 July next year Mark Your Cards

Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to take place from 23 July next year

The dates of the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games have been announced.

Grammy award-winning US singer John Prine in 'critical' condition with Covid-19 symptoms

Prine’s wife, Fiona, revealed on 20 March that she had tested positive for coronavirus.

More than 20,000 employers in Ireland have registered for the pandemic wage subsidy

Revenue generated the first tranche of payments to employers last Friday worth €5.1 million.

From The42 Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off By The Wayside

Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the 2 May card in Manchester, which included Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin as the co-main event, has been postponed.

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

Man arrested after Garda injured and another man stabbed in overnight assault in Dublin

The incident happened at St Vincent’s Street West in Inchicore.

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.

Man taken to hospital after stabbing in Dublin city centre

Gardaí at Store Street garda station have launched an investigation into this assault.

Nursing Homes Ireland says Covid-19 testing for staff 'isn't happening quick enough'

As of midnight on 26 March, there was 17 clusters or outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland.

Luas derails after colliding with truck in Dublin city centre

The incident happened in Smithfield earlier this morning.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

'It is an outlier': How Sweden's Covid-19 response has differed from other European countries

The Swedish government’s response to the virus allows a relatively liberal amount of personal freedom.

Nursing homes 'not testing quickly enough' and Dominic Cummings self-isolating: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 46 people.

From The42 Jack Grealish mystery after Range Rover crashes into parked cars during lockdown Probe

Jack Grealish mystery after Range Rover crashes into parked cars during lockdown

Less than 24 hours before the incident, the player launched a video appeal for people to stay at home.

Ministers urge employers to reconsider staff redundancies and look at State supports

The government announced Covid-19 income support measures last week.

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?

Counting in the Seanad general election begins today.

Firefighters battle 150-acre gorse fire in Killarney National Park

The fire took a number of hours to bring under control last night.

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.

Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time

The US president also extended “social distancing” guidelines until 30 April.

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

'The phone is ringing off the hook': SeniorLine reports increase in calls amid cocooning confusion

Third Age says the Covid-19 crisis has created new populations of older people unused to living in isolation.

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

Yesterday’s News

Six-year-old boy in Mayo dies after being found in stream close to home

Gardaí had received a report earlier today that the boy had gone missing from his home.

'Wheels up' for rescue flight carrying Irish citizens who were stranded in Peru

More than 100 Irish citizens are on the flight from Lima.

Quiz: Can you finish these 80's song lyrics?

Never gonna give (you) up.

Gardaí issue appeal for missing 14-year-old girl from Meath

The teenager was last seen in the Trim area.

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

HSE expects coronavirus peak in two weeks, contract tracing app in the works and Trump backtracks on ‘quarantine’ idea.

'I was thrown off a horse onto a concrete path. I thought I was going to be paralysed'

David Brady is next up in the Laochra Gael hot seat.

How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden

This week’s reader lives on the west coast of Sweden and owns an apartment with his girlfriend.

Ireland's death toll reaches 46, PPE supplies arrive from China: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 2,415.

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor

Dr Jenny Harries aid the nation will not be in “complete lockdown” for half a year but social distancing measures will be lifted gradually.

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

'This is a marathon without a finish line': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

From The42 The Armagh football and Superleague netball star working as a GP through the Covid-19 crisis Doctor Who

The Armagh football and Superleague netball star working as a GP through the Covid-19 crisis

Caroline O’Hanlon tells The42 about working on the front line and not having time to think about missing sport.

Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Earlier today HSE officials said they are expecting the peak of the outbreak will occur in two weeks time.

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

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