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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Today’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.

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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.

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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.

'It was a kid, that's why it shocked me' - Christie recalls being racially abused by Ireland fan

The Fulham defender has spoken about about an incident that occurred during a training camp in Dublin.

Your evening longread: Why my vasectomy was the kindest cut

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

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work

96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users, study shows

Scientists launched a review to assess ties to the drug and Covid-19.

Coronavirus: One new death and 40 more cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Quiz: How well do you remember 90s teen TV?

This is a quiz all about how my life got flipped turned upside down.

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee

Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.

From lies to a life sentence: The murder trial of Aaron Brady

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Challenge against Leaving Cert calculated grades system opens before the High Court

Elijah Burke said the State’s decision means he cannot advance to third-level education for another year.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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'I gave him a wee jab in the stomach, that’s all it was. Stephen didn’t take too lightly to it'

Armagh’s Steven McDonnell is this week’s guest on Warriors.

Three people dead and six injured in train derailment in Aberdeenshire

Dozens of emergency service vehicles, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene this morning.

Over €400k raised for children's hospice LauraLynn following Liveline appeal

It took less than 48 hours for the money to be donated.

Aaron Brady has been found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

The jury of five men and seven women delivered their verdict today.

Publicans 'not optimistic' about September reopening as Tánaiste acknowledges their 'sacrifice for society'

Publicans also want the PUP and wage subsidy scheme levels to remain at current rates for closed pubs until they reopen.

'Our relentless pursuit': Gardaí vow to bring others involved in Adrian Donohoe's murder to justice

Garda colleagues said they hope other suspects will be held accountable.

Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work

The World Health Organization has said non-essential dental work should be delayed until Covid-19 transmission rates drop sufficiently.

Police in Belfast release images after 29 officers injured during bonfire removal

The PSNI has said officer came under sustained attack with petrol bombs and other missiles thrown at them.

'There is no new plan yet': Varadkar says colour-coded Covid system is still being finalised

The new system is being designed to allow the country live with Covid-19 over the coming six months.

Donnelly outlines colour-coding system to replace phases as Harris says Covid could be with us 'a very long time'

The health minister said the phases were about providing a timescale, but this system would tell us where we’re at “on any given day”.

From The42 Longford senior champions set to appeal after being hit with 48-week ban over €750 fine Suspension

Longford senior champions set to appeal after being hit with 48-week ban over €750 fine

The Longford Leader reports the Killoe club are set to launch an appeal.

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world

Here is the full top 10, according to Forbes.

Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon

Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election?

Donald Trump is facing off against Joe Biden.

'A fearless fighter': Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for his vice-presidential running mate?

The selection is the latest success in a remarkable career.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

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