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Internal garda probe examining young officer's relationship with convicted drug dealer nearing end

An incident in April of this year sparked the investigation.

Yesterday’s News

Government releases evidence it relied on to justify delaying the reopening of pubs

The VFI called for the evidence linking Covid-19 spikes to pubs reopening to be published.

August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h

Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.

From The42 Solid start for Lowry with 68 as Day the early leader at PGA Championship The Majors

Solid start for Lowry with 68 as Day the early leader at PGA Championship

The first round is ongoing at TPC Harding Park.

Kildare factory confirms 80 Covid-19 cases among employees, suspends operations immediately

Of 243 tests completed, 80 employees have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19.

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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Warning in the Midlands as Covid-19 cases spike, TikTok jobs in Ireland and Caroline Flack’s inquest.

Quiz: How well do you remember these Disney movies?

It was announced earlier this week that Mulan will skip the big screen and premiere on Disney+ instead.

Your evening longread: The last members of the ancient Zoroastrian religion

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

People in Kildare, Laois and Offaly warned about 'significant' rise in cases

The Acting Chief Medical Officer called on people in the three counties to be particularly cautious.

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Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend?

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

From The42 FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 69 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The five-day average of cases over the preceding five days has been 48 new cases a day.

One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare

The incident occurred in the carpark of the Dunnes Stores shopping centre in Ennis.

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term

Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Coroner delivers verdict in the death of UK TV presenter Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack’s mental state and her impending prosecution contributed to her suicide, the coroner found.

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

From The42 'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot Target

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours HSE

Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours

Fourteen people were in critical care units with suspected Covid-19 ast of 6.30pm last night.

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence

The High Court previously found that the former school chaplain wrongfully abused her.

From The42 Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom Political Football

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

Petrol bombs thrown at police in Derry as spate of attempted hijackings continues overnight

The PSNI said this was the third night of disorder “at the hands of cowards determined to cause disruption in our communities”.

'A real tragedy and a terrible loss': Tributes paid to schoolboy who died in waterfall accident

Lewis Fleming, 15, from Ballymoney, was a pupil at Coleraine Grammar School.

European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal

Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.

From The42 Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast Incident

Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast

East Belfast GAA club was set up earlier this year to cater for players from all backgrounds.

'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic

The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor lodges appeal against conviction

Kieran Greene is one of two men appealing a conviction for their role in the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

€3 million worth of suspected heroin seized and two men arrested in Dublin

Two men, aged 31 and 41, have been arrested and are currently being detained.

Trump and Biden forced to break with convention for nomination events

Donald Trump has suggested he will make his acceptance speech on the grounds of the White House.

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.

Two men to be prosecuted on fraud charges over Nama's £1.2 billion Project Eagle loan sale

The £1.2 billion property deal is described as the biggest ever in Northern Ireland.

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus

The guidance was issued for third level students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

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