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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Today’s News

Taoiseach appeals to members of the public not to travel to holiday homes this Easter weekend

Some fear the long weekend and milder weather would draw people out of their homes.

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

Governments north and south sign memorandum of understanding to boost Covid-19 cooperation

Both jurisdictions will aim to adopt “similar approaches” where appropriate, Minister Simon Harris said.

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.


Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated? Boris Johnson This post contains videos

Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated?

Dominic Raab is deputising for Boris Johnson with the British Prime Minister in intensive care.

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells

The trial is being led by professors at Queen’s University, Belfast.

From The42 'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

The Kitchens Issue: How to make a small space feel bigger - plus cleaning tips from Laura de Barra

Nine in 10 Irish adults expect economy to be in worse state this time next year, survey finds

That’s according to a survey commissioned by Behaviour and Attitudes and produced for RTÉ.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

Boris Johnson in intensive care, US death toll rises above 10,000: Today's Covid-19 main points

The UK Prime Minister remains in intensive care today after his symptoms of Covid-19 worsened.

Good news! The Easter Bunny is officially named an essential worker ahead of this weekend

An important announcement from the health minister this morning.

'I was very, very fortunate': Ryan Tubridy returns to air after recovering from Covid-19

Tubridy, who is 46 years old, confirmed last week that he had tested positive for the virus.

'Hope to see you back at Number 10': World leaders send messages of support to Boris Johnson

Johnson was moved to intensive care yesterday after testing positive for Covid-19 some 11 days ago.

Man (30s) charged over spate of burglaries, criminal damage and theft in Limerick

The man was arrested by gardaí in the early hours after reports of a break-in at a pub on John Street.

Body found in search for JFK's grand-niece who disappeared during canoe trip with her young son

Maeve Kennedy McKean’s son Gideon (8) is still missing.

Five men arrested and charged over violent incidents in Longford

All five are set to appear before Longford District Court this morning.

It's going to be a mild, bright and dry few days ahead as temperatures to hit 18 degrees

Met Éireann says today will be dry and bright with sunny spells in all areas of the country.

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

From The42 More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Despite its name, there won’t be any dramatic colour change.

China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours

Authorities said there were 32 new cases – all from people who returned from overseas.

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'

Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”

Student nurses could be fast-tracked to qualification to tackle Covid-19

A plan to ensure the early registration of nursing interns is being discussed.

Gardaí in Wicklow told to stop accepting free pizzas from local businesses

They had initially been told to decline all gifts.

Yesterday’s News

Ancient skeletal remains believed to date back to 15th century found in Swords, Co Dublin

Gardaí were called to the scene by locals at 6pm this evening.

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois

The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.

190 doctors to join Ireland's coronavirus fight after graduating in online ceremony

The doctors are expected to join the health service next month.

Coronavirus: France reports highest daily death toll so far, New York Governor warns this is 'not over'

France has been in lockdown since 17 March in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?

Will things fall apart for you in this quiz?

From The42 Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team Comeback Girl This post contains videos

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after thieves break into 15 cars and steal one van in Cork

The thefts took place at approximately 4am this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective

Some European countries have ordered people to wear masks outside.

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen ICU

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will “deputise where necessary” while the prime minister is in intensive care.

1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman has died aged 94

Blackman played Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

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