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Dublin: 21 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Today’s News

Irish former footballer and ex-coach both remanded in custody over €3 million heroin seizure

Keith Quinn made no reply to the charge and Andrew Noonan said ‘no comment’.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

Investigation underway after man (20s) fatally stabbed in Clontarf

Another man in his 20s was arrested and taken to Clontarf Garda Station.


From The42 Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19 Precautionary Steps

Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Six more players are also self-isolating, the province revealed today.

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

Warning from gardaí after Dublin business conned out of €1.2m in invoice redirect fraud

Police in Hong Kong assisted gardaí and managed to secure the money so it can be returned.

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot

The women are now in the care of the HSE.

The 2010s were Earth's hottest decade on record

Ireland saw its warmest winter on record since 1900.

From The42 Big milestone ahead as Zach Tuohy set to go second on AFL appearance list for Irish players Flying The Flag

Big milestone ahead as Zach Tuohy set to go second on AFL appearance list for Irish players

The Laois star and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor are in line for a big clash with Geelong.

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

Investigation after body of man (30s) discovered in Cork City

A post-mortem this afternoon will determine the direction of the garda investigation.

Michelle O'Neill vows to 'leave no stone unturned' after meeting with Noah Donohoe's mother

The missing teeanger’s body was found in Belfast in June.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital in critical condition after collision in Kerry

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

Dubliners urged to 'make a day of it' and sample the attractions of the city centre again

Dublin City Council has begun a campaign aimed at supporting hospitality and retail sectors in the city.

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

Man charged over attempted hijacking and criminal damage to cars in Dublin

The incident occurred in the Phibsborough Road area of Dublin 7 on Tuesday.

Teenager hailed for rescuing two boys who got into difficulty in the Boyne River yesterday

Callum Keane’s mother said she was delighted the two boys were safe and that she was very proud of her son.

Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins

The closest match to coronavirus has been found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan in southern China.

Biden and Harris vow to 'rebuild' America post-Trump

Kamala Harris said Americans are “crying out for leadership”.

3.4 million people have had Covid-19 in England - far more than official figures - according to study

The study tested for Covid-19 antibodies in 100,000 volunteers.

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell

Irish Water has insisted that the water is safe to drink, but is investigating reports.

Explainer: Why is the UK suffering the worst recession of any G7 country?

The ailing British services sector has something to do with it.

Committee to hear 'more than 40 meat plant workers in one town sharing accommodation'

Union representatives will tell committee members that the industry contains ‘unrivalled vectors’ for the transmission of the virus.

'Bang bang, you're dead': What the court heard about witness intimidation and interference in the Aaron Brady trial

The judge described a video shared on social media as a ‘deliberate’ attempt to intimidate witnesses.

Yesterday’s News

Germans warned to stick to guidelines as Covid infections hit three-month high

The health minister reiterated appeals to wear masks, keep distances and not go overboard in social settings.

From The42 PSG produce stunning late comeback to book Champions League semi-final spot Winner Winner This post contains videos

PSG produce stunning late comeback to book Champions League semi-final spot

The French side scored two late goals to edge out Atalanta.

'Nothing will bring Adrian back': Family of slain garda say justice has been served following killer's conviction

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of the garda this afternoon.

Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties in place tonight

The warning was issued earlier this afternoon, and is valid until 9am tomorrow.


Gardaí renew appeal for information for missing 34-year-old Seamus McCarney

He was last seen in Milford town on Saturday morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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