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Today’s News

Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media

Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.

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Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

New restrictions and a rainfall warning – it was one of those days.

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions

The measure will permit people who live alone to interact with another household.

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions

New restrictions are to come into force across the country – so what does this mean for retail?

From The42 Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions Covid-19

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions

The exemption will leave international rugby and European football available for viewing from home.

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast

The detention was made approximately 45 nautical miles south-west of Mizen Head.

'Deliberately misleading': Farmers' group calls for ban on use of 'burger' and 'steak' on vegan products

The European Parliament will vote this week on terminology used for vegan products.

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Two men jailed for roles in 'nasty' break-in during which residents restrained them until gardaí arrived

The case was heard before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing from Longford since Friday

He was last seen in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan Brexit This post contains videos

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan

May asked senior Tory minister Michael Gove what the post-Brexit security plan for the UK was, and didn’t like the answer he gave.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

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Maths Week: The answer to your Sunday puzzle

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.)

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland

There are 34 people in ICU, and there have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Blood stains on clothes in accused's house matched deceased's DNA, court hears

Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.

Four children held by French police on suspicion of helping identify teacher who was beheaded

Samuel Paty was killed on Friday in an attack that has drawn parallels with the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

From The42 Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games Speaking Out

Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games

Bevan Duffy says it’s unfair to put amateur athletes under pressure to play matches.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

Jo Jo Dullard's family 'know in our hearts she is not alive' but want help to 'bring her home' 25 Years On This post contains videos

Jo Jo Dullard's family 'know in our hearts she is not alive' but want help to 'bring her home'

Kathleen Bergin was speaking as gardaí confirmed they had made the case a murder investigation.

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour

The review was undertaken by Crowe in association with Apteligen in 2018.

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

From The42 Analysing McKenna's debut, AFL influence on his game and why Tyrone fans should be excited Player Watch

Analysing McKenna's debut, AFL influence on his game and why Tyrone fans should be excited

Conor McKenna scored 1-2 and set-up 1-1 on his first senior appearance for his county.

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany

There are currently no countries on Ireland’s travel green list, however.

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.

'People are concerned about the unknown': Hairdressers report surge in business as restrictions loom

Hairdressers would close under Level 4 and 5 of the current Living with Covid plan.

Rainfall warning for entire country in place today and tomorrow

Heavy rainfall is expected at times with a risk of local flooding.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

244,153 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

820 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland

Derry and Strabane continues to be the worst-affected area, with Belfast also posting high numbers.

'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions

Business owners aren’t holding out hope for all retailers to be deemed essential.

'Small nugget' could break open Jo Jo Dullard case as gardaí make it a murder investigation 25 Years On This post contains videos

INTO says there's anxiety among teachers nationwide amid fears health precautions are 'inadequate'

The union wants a number of actions taken immediately to help safeguard schools.

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