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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 15 August, 2020

Today’s News

Coronavirus: 200 new cases as daily figures reach highest level since May

The figures were released this evening.

More than 1,000 people arrive in UK in ten days after crossing English Channel in small boats

1,004 migrants were brought ashore by Border Force between 4 August and 13 August.

'These are the days you live for': RNLI volunteers recall dramatic rescue of young paddle-boarders in Galway

There was jubilation this week when cousins Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn were found off Inis Oirr.

Gardaí investigate 'racially motivated incident' after young people filmed pushing woman into canal

A video of the attack in Dublin has been widely shared online.

Covid-19 Misinformation
How fake news helped spread panic about the virus

Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK

The Duchess also said she wants to use her voice to raise awareness of discrimination.

Urgent report being carried out into the 'lessons learned' by gardaí at Dublin eviction

Video footage of Wednesday’s eviction at a property on Berkeley Road was widely shared online.

Fáilte Ireland chairman resigns after travelling to Italy for foreign holiday

The Irish Independent reported this morning that Michael Cawley abroad for a vacation.

Five males arrested and €70,000 in cash seized by gardaí in Dublin

The males were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.


From The42 Donovan cracks mainstream and leaves big impression on Hearn, who vows to bring him back Silver Lightning

Donovan cracks mainstream and leaves big impression on Hearn, who vows to bring him back

‘What an individual’, said the Matchroom chief of Donovan, who gained a huge amount in defeat – and indeed all week – at Fight Camp.

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

Status Yellow thunder warning issued for several counties

The warning is valid from 1pm until 9pm today.

Man charged after cannabis grow house is discovered in Cavan

€110,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants were found yesterday.

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

A spike in seagulls? Locals in Dublin have concerns but experts say lockdown isn't to blame

The seagull population of Dublin is now at its peak.

Man arrested in Kilkenny over possession of explosives

Gardaí were called to a house after reports of unusual activity yesterday evening.

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you sent or received misinformation online? is publishing a series of articles about misinformation this weekend.

Zoom across America: What to expect from Biden's big convention week

The four-day event begins from Monday.

Body found after fire in Crumlin house

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the death.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

R Kelly’s manager charged with making phone threats to cinema

A threatened shooting forced the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that R Kelly sexually abused women and girls.

From painting to canoeing - here are some events to keep you busy this weekend

Whether you’re looking for something to do online or in person, we have you covered for some fun this weekend.

From The42 'That night is a great memory, it was remarkable we'd all managed to meet a few months before he died' Paddy Doyle

'That night is a great memory, it was remarkable we'd all managed to meet a few months before he died'

The late Paddy Doyle made a major impact on Tipperary hurling circles, not least in Borris-Ileigh in their memorable 1986-87 season.

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

Try these recipes for a delicious three-course meal, courtesy of Master pastry chef Shane Smith

A chicken pie, baked camembert and a soothing sorbet for you to try at home.

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

Yesterday’s News

‘A little disrespected’: Marge Simpson responds after Kamala Harris comparison

Jenna Ellis, a senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, said vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris ‘sounds like Marge Simpson’.

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

One blaze came dangerously close to a neighbourhood in the city of Corona, east of Los Angeles.

From The42 Brutal Bayern hit eight in stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona Bayern Brilliance

Brutal Bayern hit eight in stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona

It was 4-1 at the break in favour of the Bundesliga champions.

Trump’s younger brother Robert ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been taken to hospital.


Quiz: How well do you know songs about Friday?

“Friday, I’m in… what’s that line again?”

From The42 'He said the league is a shambles, a pub league': Perth reveals extraordinary John Sheridan outburst Pub League

'He said the league is a shambles, a pub league': Perth reveals extraordinary John Sheridan outburst

2-2 draw at Oriel overshadowed by what Perth described as Sheridan’s insulting behaviour.

25-year-old charged with murder of fellow resident at Clontarf HSE hostel

Sean Murphy handed himself in to gardaí yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

67 new cases, mushroom plant closes and Trump returns to birther conspiracies.

Your evening longread: Jared Kushner and his relationship with Trump

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

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