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Today’s News

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

Firefighters rescue eight people from 'well developed fire' in Dublin apartment complex

It is understood that four people were taken to hospital, three adults and one child.

HSE planning for peak Covid-19 outbreak to happen in two weeks time based on current modelling

The chief operations officer said they are making preparations for the peak to arrive between the 10 and 14 April.

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North Korea fires more missiles into Sea of Japan amid global occupation with coronavirus

North Korea yet to officially report a case of Covid-19 but it is speculated that the virus has reached the country.

Man (19) arrested and charged after allegedly spitting in garda's face and claiming he has the coronavirus

He is due to appear before a District Court sitting this afternoon.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

Sitdown Sunday: I met my boyfriend 12 years after our child was conceived...

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

Trump rolls back on proposal to quarantine New York and other states with coronavirus 'hotspots'

It was unclear if Trump had the power to issue the quarantine order.

From The42 'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch' Groundbreaking

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive also announced a raft of new measures last night.

From The42 Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000 Flashback

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

From The42 'It was like living in Las Vegas' - the Dubliner, the Bundesliga and clubbing with Pat Kenny in Berlin Collector's Item

'It was like living in Las Vegas' - the Dubliner, the Bundesliga and clubbing with Pat Kenny in Berlin

Alan Clarke moved to Germany in the early 1980s after a spell at Leeds United didn’t work out. But that’s only a tiny part of a remarkable story.

Coast Guard warned ghost ship could be 'pilfered' and urged Council to provide security

The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis last month.

Yesterday’s News

Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'

The minister said Ireland would remember any companies that ratcheted up the cost of healthcare equipment during a time of need.

New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight

Businesses are set to close and gatherings have been restricted.

From The42 Football ploughs on in Belarus, where the president has described the coronavirus as a 'psychosis' Right So

Football ploughs on in Belarus, where the president has described the coronavirus as a 'psychosis'

The Belarusian Premier League, like the country’s tractors, continues to operate undeterred.

Aer Lingus plane sent to pick up €20m worth of PPE from China has landed in Beijing

Aer Lingus flight EI9018 left Dublin Airport at 10.53 am this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Fourteen Covid-19 deaths, essential workers clarified and Trump considers New York ‘quarantine’.

From The42 The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains Little Cork

The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains

Founded in the wake of Cork Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain’s murder at the hands of the RIC, the club once played Christy Ring and Cork’s three-in-a-row winners in front of 10,000 fans, including the mayor and mayoress of Dagenham.

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.

Don't forget! The clocks are going forward tonight

We’ll have an hour less in bed going into tomorrow morning.

Here's the list of 'essential' workers who can still go to work

An updated list of essential retail services was published last night.

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There are now a total of 2,415 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots'

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who spoke with Trump today, said he doesn’t “know what that means”.

From The42 Quiz: Test your knowledge of these nemeses of the Irish football team Remember When

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these nemeses of the Irish football team

We apologise in advance for dragging up some bad memories.

From The42 Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44 RIP

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44

A scorer for the Rossies during their 2001 Connacht final triumph against Mayo, Connelly leaves behind his wife and three children.

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours

More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results.

There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world

Just two days ago, the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%

Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.

Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland

It brings the total on the island of Ireland to 2,445 with 37 deaths.

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

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