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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 6 June, 2020

Today’s News

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Madeleine McCann suspect is being ‘investigated over two other child disappearances’

Christian Brueckner has been linked to the disappearance of two children in 1996 and 2015.

From The42 'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life' Opening Up

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

Phase Two starts Monday, Trump says US 'largely through' pandemic: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making headlines today.

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

Two recipes to help you put the 'aah' in afternoon tea, from County Derry

Bronagh Duffin of The Bakehouse in Derry shares her Covid-19 shutdown story and a couple of delicious recipes.

From The42 Will there be crowds at GAA games, could the All-Ireland run into 2021 and will it be knock-out? Roadmap To Return

Will there be crowds at GAA games, could the All-Ireland run into 2021 and will it be knock-out?

We look at some key questions after the GAA launched its return to action plan yesterday.

'There's 35 years of history there': Documentary takes behind-the-scenes look at Together For Yes campaign

Anna Rodgers, the director of When Women Won, discusses the importance of history when it comes to the ‘repeal’ campaign.

Daily Department of Health briefings to drop to two days a week as Ireland enters Phase Two

The Department of Health has held daily press briefings since the start of the crisis.

The government has extended the pandemic payment schemes. Here's what you need to know

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

Yesterday’s News

Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors

The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.

From The42 Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza

Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.

Dublin City Council says playgrounds will stay closed despite government announcement

The government announced that children can return to playgrounds as the country embarks on Phase Two.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'It's a deviation': Government 'found a way around' NPHET advice on shopping centres and 20km rule

Tony Holohan had recommended shopping centres remain closed and people stay within 20km of home.

Garda investigation launched after dogs worth €5k found in the back of a van

The dogs are lurchers, beagles and a border terrier.

Your evening longread: How the 'Apple of pot' failed

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

'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate

Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.

Pubs serving food can reopen on 29 June but with table service only

All other pubs can reopen on 20 July – three weeks earlier than originally planned.

Phase Two (plus): Everything you need to know about the changes set to kick in from Monday

All retail shops to reopen, groups of six allowed to meet, and travel within your own county – some of the measures kicking in from Monday.

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

From The42 GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October Roadmap

GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October

Club pitches will open from the end of June as the GAA announce their roadmap for the return to action.

Sofa Watch: The Late Late is finished for the summer - but Pat's back on TV for a 'big interview'

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Coronavirus: 7 deaths and 28 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast

The claim was made in a video that has gone viral on social media.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic' Duffer

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions

The Policing Authority published its fourth report into the use of new garda powers since 8 April.

No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases

Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.

'High-risk engagement': Hairdressers to remain shut until 20 July

You’ll have to wait a bit longer.

From The42 Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday Phase Two Plus

Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday

The government today announced the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions, with groups of up to 15 people allowed to return to outdoor, non-contact training.

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

All travel restrictions within Ireland to be lifted on 29 June

Cabinet have signed off on an escalation of the government’s roadmap today.

'Phase Two Plus' to go ahead on Monday, pandemic payments to continue until August: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main coronavirus stories you need to know today.

Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday

Up to 15 people can also meet for outdoor sporting activities, including summer camps for children.

Most shops to reopen from Monday — shopping centres to reopen from 15 June

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that some business restrictions will be lifted from Monday.

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