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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Today’s News

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals but social distancing must be followed, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

Garda investigation launched after man stabbed at Cork bus stop this morning

The victim received multiple stab wounds at around 7.45am this morning.

Coveney to discuss coronavirus with Stormont leaders and Northern Ireland secretary

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

Quick change: 7 small but mighty tasks to help you feel instantly more satisfied with your home

Man (24) to appear before court following alleged assault on garda in Dublin

A garda received a laceration to his head while responded to an assault.

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

No candidates elected on first day of counting in Seanad elections

Counting is due to begin again this morning.

Pandemic unemployment payments, the long-term economic fallout: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland has climbed to 54.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

Poll: Will you take up a new hobby over the next few weeks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

From The42 'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away' BTL

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'

Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

US to send $100 million worth of medical supplies to Italy and other European countries, says Trump

New York mayor Andrew Cuomo has warned the city was running out of essential equipment like ventilators.

Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected

Peter Flanagan says Covid-19 has stripped Johnson of his dreams of a clean Brexit legacy.

Man due in court after breaking into house and assaulting woman with metal travel mug

The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning at a house in the Mahon area of Cork.

Debunked: No, leaving onions around your home won't 'catch' the coronavirus

False claims on Facebook suggest that onions are able to absorb germs.

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades'

Financial advisory firm EY says job losses could be between 177,000 and 318,000 depending on how long restrictions last this summer.

Yesterday’s News

Grammy award-winning US singer John Prine in 'stable' condition with Covid-19 symptoms

Prine’s wife, Fiona, revealed on 20 March that she had tested positive for coronavirus.

BAM called on to stop construction on National Children's Hospital site

Paul Murphy said that “They are putting the workers in danger by continuing to operate at the site”.

Restrictions having an 'enormous impact' but 'there is no room for complacency' says modelling group chair

The daily growth rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland has fallen in recent days to around 15%.

Quiz: Can you pass this primary school geography test?

Do you know more about Ireland’s features than a 12-year-old?

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A flight to pick up medical equipment from Beijing takes off; and a repatriation flight from Peru lands in Dublin.

'We're just so grateful': 100 Irish citizens land back in Dublin after repatriation flight from Peru

Breandán from Co Cork said that it was a “surreal” experience having a Peruvian escort to the airport to catch the flight home.

Coronavirus: 8 more deaths and 295 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

From The42 A Forest life - Sharing a stage with Brian Clough, playing best with spite and shaping the next generation Interview

A Forest life - Sharing a stage with Brian Clough, playing best with spite and shaping the next generation

Andy Reid made his debut for Nottingham Forest 20 years ago this November and, as he tells The42, he now feels a great sense of responsibility to develop stars for club and country.

Your evening longread: The strange and dangerous world of big cat breeding in the USA

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

'Only be sexually active with someone you live with': HSE's advice on sex during the coronavirus crisis

The HSE’s sexual wellbeing website has laid out all you need to know.

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

Private hospitals to be leased for use as public hospitals for duration of Covid-19 crisis

The private hospital sector has a capacity of 1,900 inpatient beds as well as 47 ICU and 54 HDU beds.

Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus

Tubridy didn’t present last Friday’s Late Late Show due to the symptoms he was displaying.

From The42 'They're mad to come in to us. It's sad but we're better off than most' - waiting to hug grandkids again Interview

'They're mad to come in to us. It's sad but we're better off than most' - waiting to hug grandkids again

Richie Bennis speaks to The42 following the launch of his new book.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators

The GoFundMe page for the ventilators has raised over €134,000 so far.

Irish citizens from Peru back in Dublin, and deal struck with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 46.

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

Woman (47) found guilty of murdering her partner in drunken row in 2014

This is the last trial at the Central Criminal Court with an attending jury due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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