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Today’s News

From The42 2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September CONFIRMED

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

Offaly meat factory to reopen in the coming days after halting operations due to Covid-19 outbreak

Carroll Cuisine said all of its factory based employees were tested and received a negative result for Covid-19.

More humid weather today with a risk of thunderstorms

Have plans this weekend? Here is what the weather will be like.

Witness appeal after man is killed while carrying out roadworks in Kerry Hsa

Witness appeal after man is killed while carrying out roadworks in Kerry

The man, aged in his 40s, died on Tuesday.


Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

Two men charged over burglaries after being disturbed by homeowners in Dublin

The men, both aged in their 40s, are due to appear in court this morning.

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

'Sara said to Ellen this boat is coming for us': Father describes joy and relief after Galway bay rescue

Fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan found Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney yesterday after a 15-hour ordeal at sea.

From The42 'One player was dragged back from chasing him up the bus to get his can of Coke back' Rise Of Kenny

'One player was dragged back from chasing him up the bus to get his can of Coke back'

Kevin Brannigan chats to David Sneyd about Stephen Kenny’s fraught and short tenue at Shamrock Rovers in this week’s episode of The Rise of Kenny.

Picture-perfect Wicklow haven with easy access to coast and city for €750k

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Man (20s) stabbed in Eyre Square in Galway last night

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident.

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

Teenager who killed and dumped body of teaching assistant in wheelie bin to be sentenced in England today

The woman left her home for a walk in a wooded area near her home in Accrington.

Tens of thousands take to the streets to protest against disputed re-election of Belarus president

EU foreign ministers are set to meet today to discuss possible sanctions following police violence against protesters.

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

British tourists scramble to get home as France to be added to UK quarantine countries tomorrow

France said the decision from the UK would be met by “reciprocal measures”.

Donald Trump stokes 'false and racist' theories about Kamala Harris

The US President told reporters he’d read an article suggesting Joe Biden’s running mate wouldn’t be eligible to serve as vice president.

Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreak spreads beyond city

The outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said today.

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'

What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

The Explainer: What the Covid-19 clusters tell us about the meat industry in Ireland

This week’s episode of the podcast discusses how meat plants work and how staff are treated.

New Government grant to give sole traders up to €1k to get back on their feet

Those who didn’t pay rates were ineligible for the Government’s original Restart Grant Plus Scheme.

Dentists who are charging customers a Covid-19 fee urged to display prices

Some people have reported being charged as much as €20 extra for an appointment, due to Covid-19 measures.

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant

This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

Yesterday’s News

Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Firefighters have been aided in their attempts to quell the blaze by light winds and scattered thundershowers.

From The42 Virgin Media suspend supply of sports channels to eir Sport PULL THE PLUG

Virgin Media suspend supply of sports channels to eir Sport

The broadcaster say the decision is in relation to a failure ‘to pay the contracted distribution licence fee’.

Gardaí appeal for information about 35 year-old man whose body was found in Cork city yesterday

Gardaí have launched an appeal for information that could explain his death.

Quiz: Which Irish 'staycation' destination is this?

Many of us are holidaying at home this year, and there’s plenty of lovely places to visit.


Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: QAnon, conspiracies, and the #SaveTheChildren movement

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

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

First Dates producers to ban hugging and kissing for upcoming RTÉ series

The new measure aims to allow participants to abide by social distancing rules.

From The42 Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend Tune In

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend

TG4 have live games in Down and Tipperary while RTÉ have a Dublin double-header on Saturday night.

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year

A centenary forum and a centenary historical advisory panel are set to be established.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend?

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process

The Minister for Education denies the student’s rights have been breached.

'Anything that could fly or float was out there last night': The story behind the rescue of Galway paddle boarders

A Galway RNLI crew member recounts the operation that saved two women’s lives this morning.

Tenants regain access to Dublin home after eviction by private security

There have been calls today for gardaí to explain their presence at the eviction.

'Black Lives Matter': NUIG contacts gardaí over video of racist incident on campus

In a statement this evening, NUIG said it had been in contact with gardaí.

Brown Thomas and Arnotts to cut 150 jobs due to impact of Covid-19

The retailers announced the measure in a statement this afternoon.

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