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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nine deaths from Covid-19, Children’s Ombudsman’s concerns and protests sweep US.

Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death

Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.

Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing

The comments came as the UK government confirmed that elite sport events would begin again next week behind closed doors.

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

SpaceX tries again for historic blast off from Kennedy Space Centre Take 2 This post contains videos

SpaceX tries again for historic blast off from Kennedy Space Centre

Bad weather scuppered Wednesday’s attempted launch.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 59 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death of a further nine people with Covid-19 was announced this evening.

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU drops to 42, down from peak of 160

The peak of patients requiring ICU care occurred on 4 April, with 160 people in intensive care beds.

From The42 Life as a new Garda, a whirlwind year and love for club and county as football takes a backseat On Guard

Life as a new Garda, a whirlwind year and love for club and county as football takes a backseat

‘Every day is different,’ says Sligo’s Denise McGrath. ‘With every call you never know what’s coming around the corner. It’s a very exciting job.’

Two arrested in relation to armed robbery of Cork bookies that was foiled by customer (83)

Three men attempted to rob the Glanmire bookies wearing balaclavas and carrying hammers in September 2018.

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism

Karen has been used to refer to the type of woman who would summon a manager over a minor inconvenience.

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

From The42 Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s? Quizzical Specimens

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s?

You’ve spotted Simon Geoghegan, now see how you fare with the rest.

Forbes removes Kylie Jenner from billionaire list, accusing reality star of inflating cosmetics business value

Jenner sold 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics company to Coty in a deal valued at 1.2 billion dollars last year.

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

Two arrested after drugs and assortment of weapons seized during search of Dublin home

Cannabis worth €20,000 and cocaine worth €10,000 were found in a vehicle at the property.

Man and woman arrested in connection with stabbing at Limerick city house

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries”.

From The42 'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus Journey

Having MS in lockdown: 'I was petrified in the beginning, but people are really taking it seriously'

A virtual balloon race is taking place today, Word MS Day, at 6pm to raise money for MS Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins Late Late Show This post contains videos

We need to look at how essential workers are remunerated, says President Higgins

In relation to older people, he said there were mistakes made in the language around cocooning.

The family behind the Rye River Café share their shutdown story, and some recipes

Shona Bourke of the Rye River Café shares some recipes and says closing in March broke her heart but they’ve moved the business online.

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

Has Covid-19 changed your relationship with alcohol or drugs? Global Drugs Survey launches special edition

TheJournal.ie is a partner of the GDS Special Edition – you can participate here.

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

Yesterday’s News

The Explainer: Why is Daniel Kinahan back in the news again?

We take a look at the topic on the podcast this week.

Man due in court after car crashes into Clondalkin shopfront

Dublin Fire Brigade said the vehicle was alight when they arrived on the scene.

Department of Culture makes contact with Spain over dig for Red Hugh O'Donnell's remains

Red Hugh and his father-in-law Hugh O’Neill fought the Nine Years’ War against the English and sought aid from Spain.

From The42 Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report Possible Move

Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report

The Burnley midfielder is out of contract this summer.

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Quiz: How well do you know these summer-themed songs?

In the summertime, when the weather is…

'Ireland’s answer to Elvis': Tributes paid to singer Brendan Bowyer who has died aged 81 RIP

'Ireland’s answer to Elvis': Tributes paid to singer Brendan Bowyer who has died aged 81

Bowyer died at his home in Las Vegas yesterday evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

People urged to keep record of who they meet to help contact tracers stop spread of Covid-19

NPHET this evening continued to urge people to comply with social distancing over the bank holiday weekend.

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization WHO

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization

Trump also said the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong’s special status in customs.

Your evening longread: The remaking of Steve Buscemi

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

'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish'

Peter Flanagan says Johnson’s failure to sack Dominic Cummings is just another in a long line of disastrous moves for the UK.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.

Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list

The Greek government imposed an early lockdown, which is credited with limiting the spread of Covid-19.

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