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Today’s News

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

From action to comedy – here are our picks for TV movies this week.

From The42 Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA Shutdown

Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA

The postponement of club games in Kildare, Offaly and Laois was a worrying blow for the Association. And it might be just the start.

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 57 more cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

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'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

Appeal for missing 34-year-old Seamus McCarney

He was last seen in Milford town on Saturday morning.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Explainer: How gardaí are policing the new regulations for Kildare, Laois and Offaly

As part of Operation Fanacht, garda checkpoints were in place in the three counties over the weekend.

Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning

Three other meat factories in Kildare, which is also under regional Covid restrictions, have temporarily closed.

Teddy's Ice Cream stand on Dún Laoghaire pier ordered to close storage unit after rodent droppings found

Teddy’s Ice Cream was one of five businesses issued with closure orders by the FSAI during July.

Knock Shrine takes 'unprecedented' decision to close on busiest day over Covid-19 fears

The Feast of the Assumption on 15 August is typically the busiest day of the year in Knock.

Minister reminds affected workers in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to avail of PUP and illness benefit

Heather Humphreys emphasised the income supports available to people impacted by regional restrictions.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired and a fatal hit-and-run in Tallaght

Gardaí are particularly interested in a dark coloured hatchback that was seen leaving the area.

Aaron Brady found guilty of Lordship Credit Union robbery, with jury still considering capital murder charge

Brady was found guilty of involvement in the robbery that led to Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe being shot dead.

Northern Ireland residents invited to volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine research

Volunteers can sign up to a registry to link researchers with potential trial participants.

Status Yellow thunder warning for Leinster and Ulster counties

The weather will be warm but with a risk of scattered thunderstorms.

Leo Varadkar says he regrets people 'jumping to blame' and 'finger-pointing' over spike in Covid-19 cases

The Tánaiste explained that when the virus starts rising in the community, “you then start seeing clusters popping up all over the place”.

Bank of Ireland to reimburse victims of smishing scam

The bank will also launch a campaign to raise awareness of smishing.

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season? Looking Back

Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season?

How much do you remember about Alex Ferguson’s final year in charge of Man United?

Ryan Tubridy issues earlier-than-usual callout for Late Late Toy Show participants

The show, usually an annual TV highlight, will likely be forced to adapt – like so many others – to the pandemic era.

French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger

A French aid group said several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing.

Donald Trump denies reports that he suggested putting his face on Mount Rushmore

The story was reported by the New York Times.

Simon Cowell recovering from surgery after breaking part of his back in bike fall

The X Factor judge fell from an electric bike in Malibu at the weekend.

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member

The scam has been reported to gardaí by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50 Rocket

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50

The 44-year-old will face Mark Williams in the World Championship quarter-finals after beating Ding Junhui.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

'It's the 11th hour': Retailers concerned as deadline looms to separate out alcohol products in shops

A 12 November deadline has been set for retailers to adhere to the separation requirements from the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

Yesterday’s News

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday news round up.

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

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Shamrock Rovers hit quick double to go six points clear at the top

Hoops make it seven wins from seven with late rally against Derry City.

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

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