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Today’s News

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

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

From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes around Ireland

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

Coronavirus: 16 more deaths and 370 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock

From The42 The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best Stephen Kenny

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

Private consultants concerned about 'ethical dilemma' caused by temporary HSE contracts

Consulting rooms of those who sign the HSE contract will have to shut to current and future private outpatients.

700,000 people now unemployed, construction activity hits 11-year low: Today's Covid-19 Main Points

There are now 4,994 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Coronavirus: People on social welfare income support now tops 710,000

A total of 507,000 were issued with a Pandemic Unemployment Payment last Friday.

From The42 The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year Golf

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was due to defend the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in July.

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

March was the biggest month for grocery sales on record

Sales of hand soap rose by 300% and household cleaners were up by 170% in the past 12 weeks.

Orange Order cancels Twelfth of July parades because of Covid-19

Grand Master Edward Stevenson said “the Orange family has already lost members”.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'in good spirits' after 'comfortable night' in hospital

The UK government’s coronavirus meeting was chaired today by Dominic Raab.

Looking at long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis: Latest news from Noteworthy

The first investigation will look at a suspected increase in domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

Wood Quay veteran, hero of the Liberties: John Gallagher's death has deprived Dublin of one of its champions

Gallagher, who passed away recently, kept Dublin and the Liberties in his heart.

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened' HSE

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened'

The vice-president of the Irish College of General Practitioners stressed the importance of the hubs.

Two arrested following seizures of suspected pipe bomb and €27,000 in Limerick

The Army bomb squad was dispatched to the scene.

Catherine Murphy: Revenue's relaxation of residency rules for Irish tax exiles is 'tone deaf'

Normally, citizens who have chosen to live abroad for tax purposes can spend no more than 182 days a year living in Ireland.

Poll: Did the FAI make the right call replacing Mick McCarthy with Stephen Kenny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did the FAI make the right call replacing Mick McCarthy with Stephen Kenny?

McCarthy wished Kenny well in his career as Ireland manager.

Mainly dry week in prospect with temperatures touching 17 degrees on Thursday

The weather will become more changeable in the latter part of the week.

Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon

Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.

Man (27) released by police investigating fatal shooting of Dublin criminal in Belfast

Two other men and a teenager remain in custody.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 1994-95 Premier League season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 1994-95 Premier League season?

Can you vividly recall the year of Jurgen Klinsmann’s move to Spurs and Blackburn’s triumph?

Singer Duffy reveals 'dark story' of rape ordeal to 'help others who have suffered'

The singer said she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday before being held captive in her own home and taken to a foreign country.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Man (40s) dies following alleged stabbing at Tipperary apartment complex

A man in his 40s has been arrested in relation to the investigation.

New York coronavirus deaths climb as Trump sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

The US leader also warned his country was approaching a ‘horrific point’ in the outbreak.

Four-year-old tiger at Bronx zoo tests positive for Covid-19

The four-year-old tiger is expected to make a full recovery.

Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning

Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.

Opinion: Should the EU's role in the Covid-19 crisis merely be as Best Supporting Actor?

Noelle O Connell says the EU is reacting faster to this crisis than it did in 2008, but it needs the agreement of all members.

'We're nearly there': Met Éireann set to include Northern Ireland on its weather warning maps

The final technical issues are currently being ironed out, said Met Éireann’s head of forecasting Evelyn Cusack.

Yesterday’s News

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after failing to follow her own advice by visiting second home

Dr Catherine Calderwood was spotted with her family at their second home more than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

Quiz: Can you finish these 70's song lyrics?

Test your knowledge.

From The42 Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long James McCarthy

Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long

Now that he has succeeded Mick McCarthy as Ireland manager, what are the big questions facing Stephen Kenny?

From The42 George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes' Best Pals

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'

Bobby McAlinden first met George Best when they were both fifteen. They became team-mates, business partners and lifelong friends.

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests over Covid-19 symptoms

Downing Street released a statement this evening.

From The42 When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions Classic

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions

Michael Cheika’s men delivered a stunning performance in their 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final.

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