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Dublin: 20 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020

Today’s News

Matt Damon photographed leaving Ireland after three-month lockdown stay

The Oscar-winner had been staying in Dalkey in Co Dublin for the past few months.

Court hears Kinahan gang carries out 'execution-style' killings as Dublin man jailed for murder plot

Mark Capper was jailed for seven and a half years at the Special Criminal Court today.

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

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Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

From The42 An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials Optional

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

Coronavirus restrictions lead to surge in online worship

Before the pandemic, 44% of faith communities in Ireland did not provide online worship; that has now fallen to 13%.

Matt Hancock laughs off suggestion that 'Test and Trace' launched early to distract from Cummings saga

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the system wasn’t being rushed through to distract from the Cummings controversy.

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s? Football Fashion

Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s?

You may have paired one of them with a Naff jacket back in the day.

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19

The Press Council and Press Ombudsman published their annual report today.

Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged

Trump tweeted that more mail-in voting would lead to a “rigged election” in November. The US President votes by mail-in voting.

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer

The case is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans.

NPHET needs to move faster to find ways to allow us visit our loved ones in nursing homes

Dublin woman Therese Bruton’s mother is in a nursing home. She says enough is enough, they need to see their loved ones.

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds

Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says

The Minister for Housing said co-living developments would “play an important role in catering for the diverse needs of the overall population”.

From today, people arriving into Ireland have to put on record where they're staying

A failure to fill out the form is an offence and is punishable by a fine of up to €2,500 or a six month jail term.

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

Yesterday’s News

Man hospitalised after microlight aircraft crashes into Kerry power line

The incident happened just after 1pm at a caravan park in Camp.

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000

The news comes as only half of Americans said they would be willing to get vaccinated if scientists are successful in developing a vaccine.

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

Tony Holohan advises ministers over 2m advice and the EU's €750 billion fund: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what’s making headlines in relation to Covid-19 both here and abroad.

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SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

Quiz: Can you name the artist behind these 2000s one-hit-wonders?

Do you remember which lad was preaching about having a bad day?

From The42 Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team Key Recruits

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team

Dundalk assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins will leave the League of Ireland champions and is among three appointments confirmed by the FAI this evening.

Appeal to find man (65) missing from Dublin since yesterday

Daniel Gleeson is missing from the Dublin 8 area.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

No change in two metre social distancing, Cummings row rolls on and a blast off in Florida.

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules' Newsnight This post contains videos

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'

The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

Your evening longread: The very strange tale of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard

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

Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

From The42 'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over' Irish Abroad

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off

Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.

Gardaí believe men arrested in small Offaly town were South American 'hit team'

The men, arrested in Clara today, are understood to be Brazilian.

'I thought ... Jaysus I won't be here again': 20 years on from the Irish Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarrre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

From The42 'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans' Ambitions

'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'

Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.

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