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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headline today.

311 new cases in Ireland and New York's death toll rises: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 4,604 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder after man shot dead outside house in Belfast

The incident happened at Etna Drive at around 11.50am this morning.

New York's death toll rises by record 630 in 24 hours as China donates 1,000 ventilators

The US state has now recorded 113,704 positive cases.


Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 331 new cases in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Recovery mission underway for two members of Kennedy family missing on US canoe trip

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon did not return to shore at Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, on Thursday.

From The42 Mick McCarthy's reign as Ireland manager ends, Stephen Kenny takes over with immediate effect OFFICIAL

Disney delays multiple Marvel blockbusters but still hopes for summer launch of Mulan

One untitled Marvel film previously set for summer 2022 has been removed from the schedule entirely.

Intelligence official who played key role in sparking impeachment trial gets fired by Donald Trump

The US President said he’d lost faith in Michael Atkinson.

Two people dead after being attacked by knife-wielding man in French town

The attack happened at 11am in a commercial street in Romans-sur-Isere.

So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?

Starmer was elected as leader of the party earlier today, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.

Three Irish medics arrive home to answer Ireland's call with help of fundraising campaign

The Ireland’s Call Initiative has raised just over €19,000 on GoFundMe.

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK

A leading pandemic modeller in the UK has said Britain had “painted itself into a corner” with no clear exit strategy from the coronavirus crisis.

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Covid-19: Pink tests positive for virus and slams US testing capacity

The singer said it was a ‘travesty’ that wider testing was not available in the US.

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

Alan Kelly says forming a government is 'up to other parties' after winning Labour leadership race

Dublin TD Ó Ríordáin conceded before the final result last night.

Spain confirms 809 more fatalities in 24 hours as death toll reaches over 11,700

The total number of deaths in Spain now stands at 11,744, second only to Italy.

Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?

Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party

Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour’s Brexit spokesman, had been the favourite to win the ballot.

Two vehicles set alight at garda station to hinder response as two ATMs stolen in Dundalk

The thieves were chased to the border by the Garda Armed Support Unit and, later, the PSNI arrested three people.

Love in the time of coronavirus: Texting all day? Going out for dinner on Zoom?

Whether it’s long-term love or a casual date, people are still searching for romance during this time.

Three people arrested after over €37k worth of cannabis, crack cocaine and diamorphine seized

Gardaí seized the drugs in Clondalkin, Dublin yesterday.

Man (30s) arrested and charged over spate of robberies at shops in Ballyfermot

There were four separate instances in the past month in the Ballyfermot area.

From classes with Michael D's yoga teacher to live drag shows - here are some online events to check out this weekend

With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s a round up of this morning’s main stories.

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs? Eggscelent This post contains a poll

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs?

Easter Sunday is just over a week away – but will you be having an egg?

From The42 A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993 Drawn Out

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares his Covid-19 isolation tips and recipes

Tuck in to your weekend food destination with master chef Shane Smith.

Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself Not For Me This post contains videos

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself

“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” the president said.

A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland

The cocaine trade has been skewed – and the crisis means many gangland figures are simply hunkering down and waiting it out.

Yesterday’s News

Man arrested as €108,000 worth of stolen vehicles seized by Gardaí

Five vehicles were seized by Gardaí at a motor yard in north Co Dublin.

Ireland's newest centenarian shares secrets to long life while celebrating 100th birthday

Margaret Lynch says porridge and walks are the way to go.

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus outbreak

Authorities have enforced restrictions on access to Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv that is home to around 200,000 people.

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

From The42 GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General Financial Worry This post contains videos

GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General

Tom Ryan says GAA have made plans in case games cannot resume until as late as August.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Quiz: How well do you know Lord of the Rings?

One ring to rule them all…

'I don’t want to be fighting': murdered student Cameron Blair was acting as peacemaker

The 20-year-old’s final words were to tell his friend not to worry.

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