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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 2 July, 2020

Today’s News

Gardaí warn pubs flouting substantial meal and other guidance that they will be conducting checks

Gardaí and the Licensed Vintners Association say future licence renewals could be at risk for pubs ignoring public health advice.

DUP calls for Michelle O’Neill to step aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

Planning permission is being sought for Wicklow's third major film studio

The scheme could deliver 1,500 jobs in the sector.

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again?

Pre-booking will be essential and there’ll be reduced seating capacity.


Advice against non-essential overseas travel still applies - Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

Mary Robinson to lead investigation into head of African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina is accused by whistleblowers of corruption.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders

David Clark broke lockdown rules and last week appeared to blame a trusted health official for border lapses.

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

From The42 'Deflating,' 'disappointing' and 'step backward' - London hit out after All-Ireland championship exclusion Exiled

'Deflating,' 'disappointing' and 'step backward' - London hit out after All-Ireland championship exclusion

Exiles boss Paddy Bowles and player Niamh Lister discuss the situation with The42 as they call on the LGFA to ‘reconsider the decision.’

81 killed in protests after death of Ethiopian singer

Hachalu Hundessa, whose songs gave voice to marginalisation, was shot dead on Monday night.

'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks

Donald Trump has long avoided being photographed in a mask.

Meghan Markle left ‘unprotected’ by British monarchy after media attack, court papers suggest

The leaked papers form part of Markle’s legal action against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there

One childcare provider shares her thoughts on reopening in the ‘new normal’ and thanks former minister Katherine Zappone for the work she’s done.

Guinness Storehouse confirms plans to lay-off some staff when it reopens this month

Diageo last week announced a €14 million fund to support pubs recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

'Significant public interest': Green Party TD calls for release of 2015 report into Donegal planning irregularities

The report was first submitted to former Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in June 2017,

'Second-class citizens': Report finds significant issues in 'outdated' and 'dirty' mental health centres

The commission took 40 enforcement actions against 31 centres which were non-compliant last year.

Yesterday’s News

Putin could stay in power until 2036 after referendum victory

A majority of Russians have approved amendments to Russia’s constitution, election officials said.

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

From The42 LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision Return To Play

LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision

The FAI board will now review the restarted league format that they announced yesterday.

In full: Here are your 18 new junior ministers

These are the backbenchers who just got a promotion today.


Fox News anchor Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct investigation

Henry co-anchored America’s Newsroom on weekdays.

Quiz: How well do you remember Hollywood's golden era?

Gone With The Wind star Olivia de Havilland turns 104 today.

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

TV Nostalgia: Niall Horan incident was nothing compared to Dustin's constant slagging of Westlife

Where was this kind of die-hard fandom when Dustin was slagging poor Kian Egan in the noughties?


From The42 'I said to myself if I’m here next year at the end of this, I’m going change up this thing radically' The42 Membership

'I said to myself if I’m here next year at the end of this, I’m going change up this thing radically'

Derek McGrath is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

Your evening longread: 'When he wasn't with me, he was in the garden'

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

Four men arrested after €3.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Co Laois

A substantial quantity of suspected cannabis herb and products were seized following the search of a vehicle in Raheen.

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport? Leaving On A Jet Plane This post contains videos

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?

Dublin Airport is far from what’s normal for the first day of July.

Supreme Court rules that two provisions of Irish planning law are in breach of EU directive

An Taisce said the rulings will have a big impact on planning in Ireland.

Students will be required to maintain at least one metre distance when schools return

Face coverings will not be mandatory but students will not be discouraged from wearing them.

William Eagers charged with murder of his wife Jean Eagers

The 60-year-old also faces a charge of producing a samurai sword.

Two charged with involvement in attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James Mago Gately

Peter Keating and Stephen Fowler have been charged.

Gardai did not arrest anyone for breaching Covid-19 restrictions in past seven days

Gardai said there have been 121 incidents of spitting or coughing against officers.

AIB reverses 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

The bank said that it may still refuse to allow a mortgage to be drawn down if it finds a customer is unable to meet repayments.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and six new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

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