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Today’s News

Level 5 U-turn on mourners as 25 will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals

Cabinet has agreed to a change in the Level 5 guidance.

Gardaí to be given new powers to fine organisers of house parties

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

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'It's great the FAI are behind us, giving us the charter flight in these terrible conditions with Covid'

Virus threat overshadows monumental week for Irish women’s football – but Girls in Green covering all bases.

Civil Defence volunteers aid clean-up after significant flooding hits Cork city

High tide was expected at 8.35am, and brought heavy flooding to areas of the city.

Ten motorcycles, three cars and €4,000 seized in 'significant' CAB raid in Dublin

Gardaí said the operation targeted a “criminal grouping aligned to a number of organised crime groups”.

Gardaí arrest man (40s) after aggravated burglary in south Dublin last night

A man made off with a sum of cash before later being apprehended by gardaí.

Poll: Should vegetarian foods be allowed use words like 'steak' and 'burger'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vegetarian foods be allowed use words like 'steak' and 'burger'?

The IFA has urged Irish MEPs to vote to ban words traditionally linked to meat products from being used on vegetarian alternatives.

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said today that engaging with the banks on mortgage breaks is the “least the minister of finance should do”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your day.

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Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US.

Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma

Bridges (70) who is best known for his role as The Dude in The Big Lebowski did not give much detail about his condition.

Manchester given midday deadline on lockdown deal or risk facing toughest restrictions anyway

Regional leaders are locked into a battle with the government in Westminster as new restrictions loom.

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'I'm running angry': Trump attacks the polls, the press and 'Fauci and all these idiots'

Trump still faces an uphill battle to win the race for the White House, according to the polls.

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

Colombia, Mexico and Peru are expected to hit the same milestone in coming weeks.

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal

The latest impasse over Brexit comes with only 10 weeks left to secure a post-Brexit transition trade deal.

Microphones to be muted in US presidential debate to stop interruptions

Each candidate will be allotted two minutes to answer the moderator’s questions, during which time the other man’s mic will be shut off.

Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media

Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.

Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

New restrictions and a rainfall warning – it was one of those days.

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

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Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions

The exemption will leave international rugby and European football available for viewing from home.

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'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast

The detention was made approximately 45 nautical miles south-west of Mizen Head.

'Deliberately misleading': Farmers' group calls for ban on use of 'burger' and 'steak' on vegan products

The European Parliament will vote this week on terminology used for vegan products.

Two men jailed for roles in 'nasty' break-in during which residents restrained them until gardaí arrived

The case was heard before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Appeal for information on 15-year-old boy missing from Longford since Friday

He was last seen in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

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'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan

May asked senior Tory minister Michael Gove what the post-Brexit security plan for the UK was, and didn’t like the answer he gave.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Maths Week: The answer to your Sunday puzzle

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.)

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland

There are 34 people in ICU, and there have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Blood stains on clothes in accused's house matched deceased's DNA, court hears

Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.

Four children held by French police on suspicion of helping identify teacher who was beheaded

Samuel Paty was killed on Friday in an attack that has drawn parallels with the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

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