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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

An outbreak at Naas General Hospital, weekly testing at meat plants and the announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate.

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.

Your evening longread: The Pepsi contest that became a deadly fiasco

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Clean slate: 6 homeowners share their before-and-after bathroom transformations

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Missing teenager from Dublin located safe and well

Gardaí say no further action is required and have thanked the public for their assistance.

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

The Remote: Reality realtors, the Champions League, and the Young Offenders go to their debs

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

Coronavirus: One death and 35 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From The42 The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten The Town

The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten

Conan Byrne catches up with Adrian Carberry to discuss the league and taking a risk with Athlone Town.

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

Iceland recalls two chicken products due to salmonella

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued notice of the recall today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Outbreak of Covid-19 confirmed on ward in Naas General Hospital

The hospital said the ward is now closed to new admissions.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

Gardaí seek help finding missing 15-year-old boy from Coolock

Victor Dior has been missing since 6 August.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

From The42 Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip Investigation

Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip

Celtic were due to face Aberdeen this weekend, who had their own breaches of protocol.

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Man to face trial over hit-and-run that left mother-of-three dead in south Dublin

Jacqueline McGovern was struck by a car as she walked on a footpath, she was pronounced dead the following morning.

Man arrested as part of investigations into seizure of drugs and cash in Naas

Tens of thousands of euros worth of drugs were seized earlier this month.

CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline

Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.

HSE says fix to stop Covid Tracker app draining batteries has been rolled out to 70% of Irish Android phones

The HSE said that 45,000 people reinstalled the app in the last few days.

Meat processing plant will only return to normal when the HSE says it is safe to do so

The plant was supposed to get back to some form of work on 18 August but this has since been pushed back to 24 August.

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Dublin City Council ending free parking for healthcare workers near hospitals

Healthcare workers were not being charged to park in the vicinity of hospitals during the pandemic.

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

Uber and Lyft have 100,000 drivers in California, and a court says they must be treated as employees

The decision is part of a long-running battle about the classification of driver by the companies.

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it

The World Health Organization said approval of the vaccine would require a rigorous review to show its safety.

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days

People in New Zealand’s largest city are being asked to stay at home again.

Man (30s) arrested in connection with death of man in Tallaght released without charge

A man in his 50s received fatal injuries after being struck by a van on Tymon Road North in the early hours yesterday.

Fair City set to return to TV screens next month

Production on the show stopped in March due to the coronavirus.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Mexican authorities investigating after wild bear that approached woman and got in selfie is castrated

The castration was authorised by a senior official with the wildlife protection authority.

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