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Today’s News

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'

Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.

UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000

Boris Johnson said the UK government will take an ‘interventionist’ approach to support the economy.

Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America

James Mattis said the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to allow a Trump photo op was an “abuse of executive authority”.

Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus

The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

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Coronavirus: Irish researchers develop drone that can deliver UV light to disinfect public spaces

The drones could be used at night time to sterilise empty trains, buses and restaurants.

April figures show a drop of over 40% in mortgage approvals being granted in Ireland

In total, 2,200 mortgages were approved in April.

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19

A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

Yesterday’s News

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken' US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

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Man dies in road crash in Cork

The collision occurred just after 6pm this evening.

From The42 Quiz: How much do you remember about Euro 88? Euro Stars

Quiz: How much do you remember about Euro 88?

The tournament, which was won by the Netherlands, featured the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

47 new cases and a Black Lives Matter protest set to go ahead: Today's Covid-19 main points

Three deaths were confirmed by health officials today.

Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population

Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

Simon Harris back at work after Covid-19 test comes back negative

The health minister said that he was ‘delighted’ to be back at work.

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

Quiz: How well do you know your Coronation Street characters?

Cast members are set to return to the cobbles for filming next week.

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder

George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

From The42 The man who didn't give a f**k Maverick This post contains videos

The man who didn't give a f**k

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled

A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.

Your evening longread: Meet the extreme night owls

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

German prisoner identified as suspect in Madeleine McCann disappearance

Her parents Kate and Gerry said they will “never give up hope” of finding their daughter alive.

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest

If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.

Processing of online passport applications will resume next week

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Passport Office processed 6,000 applications during the Covid-19 emergency.

Love/Hate is being replayed from the beginning - so we've been taking a look back at some iconic scenes

If you love Love/Hate, join us. If you haven’t – and hate spoilers – don’t.

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates UK

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates

“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.

Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Wicklow County Council

Solicitors for the boxing trainer filed court papers yesterday.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 47 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Paschal Donohoe: 'Wage subsidy scheme will not disappear overnight'

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme will be extended beyond the original June end date.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Here’s what’s hitting the news headlines today.

From The42 ‘One of the greatest privileges of my life was training with Matt Connor’ Genius Week

‘One of the greatest privileges of my life was training with Matt Connor’

40 years ago this summer the Offaly legend gave one of the greatest individual displays ever witnessed in Croke Park.

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

From The42 'What Munster are getting is two World Cup-winning, world-class players' Big Names

'What Munster are getting is two World Cup-winning, world-class players'

Bryan Habana is a huge fan of Munster boss Johann van Graan.

Man (70s) dies in Cork farm accident

Emergency services were called to the scene this morning.

Harris says 20km rule important to avoid virus being brought into less affected areas

The number of Covid-19 cases in ICU has fallen to 36, according to the latest figures.

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach

However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled

A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

Five men arrested as part of investigation into €1.5m money laundering operation

It came after gardaí identified a number of bogus companies established by a criminal group.

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