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Today’s News

Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony

Today’s pilot online ceremony is one of the first of its kind in Europe.

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

Paschal Donohoe says it's 'frustrating' to see another costs row over National Children's Hospital

BAM released a statement saying that it was excluded from the government’s Covid-19 ex-gratia payments, which it called “unfair”.

Live near forest, river and sea at this light-filled Sligo home for €440k

Planning permission given for 'significant' €500m development in Waterford City

Work is to begin in the second quarter of next year.

From The42 The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League Premier League

The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League

Egan was a promising GAA star before he set off in pursuit of a professional football career.

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

'Defecation incident’ was ‘fitting end’ to relationship with ex-wife, Johnny Depp tells court

The Hollywood actor is giving his fourth day of evidence in his libel action against The Sun newspaper

Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt as it looked before fire last year

To stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

'It will be back to car city': Disagreement over reopening of most Phoenix Park gates

All gates bar one reopen from today after closing in March due to pandemic restrictions.

From The42 Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up European Matters

Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up

The competition’s remaining teams have learned their fate, with Manchester City facing Lyon or Juventus should they beat Real Madrid.

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

'Disturbing': Three newborn puppies found dangling over river in plastic bag

The ISPCA has issued an appeal for information following Wednesday’s discovery.

Poll: Would you visit an outdoor city centre swimming pool? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you visit an outdoor city centre swimming pool?

Are you really interested in an outdoor swimming pool?

'Wetsuit mums' bring comfort to dozens of orphaned seal pups in Co Wexford

The injured or orphaned pups are comforted by the “fake mums” which are made from old wetsuits.

Sunny weekend in store but changeable conditions to return next week

Occasional rain and more changeable conditions are expected for Sunday and early next week.

From The42 'I don't think Paul Pogba wants to be a leader,' says Roy Keane His Roy-al Highness

'I don't think Paul Pogba wants to be a leader,' says Roy Keane

Roy Keane praised Mason Greenwood but was critical of Paul Pogba again and said Tottenham are ‘an average’ team.

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months

Northern Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine rules for dozens of countries

The British government has published its ‘green list’ of countries that don’t require self-isolation after travelling there.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Search for missing Glee star Naya Rivera continues at California lake

Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Kevin Donoghue said it may be weeks before any body is found.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returned to prison after photos emerge of him at NYC restaurant

His lawyer, Jeffrey Levine, said Cohen had been taken into custody for violating the terms of his release.

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars

Edward McDonnell (55) has pleaded not guilty to being in unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol with intent to endanger life.

Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment

Authorities have said Park Won-soon took his own life.

Eoin Ó'Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly

The new Minister for Transport said the regulations to protect airline customers weren’t made to cope with a global pandemic.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

Why were there so many clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants? TDs to hear experiences of staff today

The Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response will also hear from Department of Health officials on the re-opening of schools today.

'Ludicrous': Local representatives critical of Dublin City Council's €15m 'pet project' swimming pool

Concerns have been raised around the proposal to have the facility built and operated by a private entity.

'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

Yesterday’s News

OPW confirms almost all Phoenix Park gates to reopen tomorrow

Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Bobby Storey funeral attendance

The PSNI has previously said that it would review footage taken at the funeral.

Serving probationary Metropolitan Police officer charged with terrorism offence

He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 August.

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