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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Today’s News

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted'

Bailey was convicted in his absence in France to the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

From The42 No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive Reform

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive

Stephen Kenny has been appointed International Football Director, having said last week he would not have a title.

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FactCheck: No, Croke Park will not be used for animal slaughter during Eid Al Adha

The claim was made by TheLiberal.ie ahead of Eid Al Adha celebrations in Croke Park this summer.

Gardaí seeking public's help in tracing missing woman from Donegal

Ann is from the Annagry area of Donegal.

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car

The charge relates to the discovery of an explosive device under the officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast.

From The42 GAA streaming platform to broadcast League of Ireland matches Innovation

GAA streaming platform to broadcast League of Ireland matches

GAA Go will host restarted domestic soccer games from the end of the month.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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BBC and The Guardian announce hundreds of job cuts

The BBC intends to implement 520 cuts and The Guardian newspaper plans to axe 180 jobs.

Eleven more pubs found breaching Covid reopening rules over the weekend

Gardaí carried out thousands of checks over the weekend.

Work begins on €5.6 million greenway by the River Dodder

The greenway will connect the city centre to the Dublin Mountains.

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

From The42 10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced Qatar

10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced

The tournament’s final will take place in Doha on Sunday, 18 December – a week before Christmas Day.

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion Tax

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion

Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.

Global population forecast to peak by 2064 before shrinking at end of century

Most countries will not be able to maintain current populations by the end of the century.

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died RIP

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died

Christine’s tireless work alongside the families of other victims laid the foundations for the new inquests for the victims of the fire.

Man (30s) arrested after €73,000 worth of cannabis seized at property in Dublin

The seizure was made following a search at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China

“Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said.

Man in his 20s arrested in connection with killing of Lyra McKee

McKee was killed when she was shot while attending a riot in Derry.

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars Space Race This post contains videos

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

Is it St Swithin's Day already? Rain today could bring more downpours for the next 40 days

If an old belief is true, the rest of the summer could be a washout.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Trump-backed football coach beats ex-Attorney General for Alabama Senate nomination Sessions Out This post contains videos

Trump-backed football coach beats ex-Attorney General for Alabama Senate nomination

Jeff Sessions had resigned as Trump’s attorney general in 2017.

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Over a million people have downloaded the app since its launch last week.

NPHET concerns cast doubt over reopening of bars as publicans seek clarity

The VFI has said that pubs are in the dark on whether or not they will be able to reopen.

Florida surpasses its record for Covid-19 deaths in a day

The new deaths raised the state’s seven-day average to 81 per day – more than double the figure of two weeks ago.

Winona Ryder to give evidence in Johnny Depp's libel case against The Sun

The Hollywood star is suing the tabloid’s publisher for alleging he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard.

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.

Glee actor Naya Rivera's death ruled an accidental drowning

Ventura County Sheriff said that the lake’s strong currents could have caused a fatal accident.

So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.

Deadly virus reemerges across rabbit and hare populations in four counties

The virus first emerged in China in 1984 and a new strain in recent years has proved more potent.

Pension age unsustainable in the long term, according to report by fiscal council

Increased costs due to pensions and healthcare will drive future fiscal policy.

Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports

70% of childcare providers are yet to reopen, with only 22% operating at full capacity.

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G

The Chinese tech giant’s equipment is to be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

O’Gorman sat down with TheJournal.ie as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

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