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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Today’s News

Investigation underway after man (20s) fatally stabbed in Clontarf

Another man in his 20s was arrested and taken to Clontarf Garda Station.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital in critical condition after collision in Kerry

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Search underway for teenager and woman (20s) missing while paddle-boarding off Galway Bay

The Irish Coast guard, the RNLI, and gardaí are involved in the search.

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Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

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Dubliners urged to 'make a day of it' and sample the attractions of the city centre again

Dublin City Council has begun a campaign aimed at supporting hospitality and retail sectors in the city.

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

Man charged over attempted hijacking and criminal damage to cars in Dublin

The incident occurred in the Phibsborough Road area of Dublin 7 on Tuesday.

Teenager hailed for rescuing two boys who got into difficulty in the Boyne River yesterday

Callum Keane’s mother said she was delighted the two boys were safe and that she was very proud of her son.

Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins

The closest match to coronavirus has been found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan in southern China.

Biden and Harris vow to 'rebuild' America post-Trump

Kamala Harris said Americans are “crying out for leadership”.

3.4 million people have had Covid-19 in England - far more than official figures - according to study

The study tested for Covid-19 antibodies in 100,000 volunteers.

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell

Irish Water has insisted that the water is safe to drink, but is investigating reports.

Explainer: Why is the UK suffering the worst recession of any G7 country?

The ailing British services sector has something to do with it.

Committee to hear 'more than 40 meat plant workers in one town sharing accommodation'

Union representatives will tell committee members that the industry contains ‘unrivalled vectors’ for the transmission of the virus.

'Bang bang, you're dead': What the court heard about witness intimidation and interference in the Aaron Brady trial

The judge described a video shared on social media as a ‘deliberate’ attempt to intimidate witnesses.

Yesterday’s News

Germans warned to stick to guidelines as Covid infections hit three-month high

The health minister reiterated appeals to wear masks, keep distances and not go overboard in social settings.

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PSG produce stunning late comeback to book Champions League semi-final spot

The French side scored two late goals to edge out Atalanta.

'Nothing will bring Adrian back': Family of slain garda say justice has been served following killer's conviction

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of the garda this afternoon.

Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties in place tonight

The warning was issued earlier this afternoon, and is valid until 9am tomorrow.

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Gardaí renew appeal for information for missing 34-year-old Seamus McCarney

He was last seen in Milford town on Saturday morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'It was a kid, that's why it shocked me' - Christie recalls being racially abused by Ireland fan

The Fulham defender has spoken about about an incident that occurred during a training camp in Dublin.

Your evening longread: Why my vasectomy was the kindest cut

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

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work

96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users, study shows

Scientists launched a review to assess ties to the drug and Covid-19.

Coronavirus: One new death and 40 more cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Quiz: How well do you remember 90s teen TV?

This is a quiz all about how my life got flipped turned upside down.

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee

Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.

From lies to a life sentence: The murder trial of Aaron Brady

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Challenge against Leaving Cert calculated grades system opens before the High Court

Elijah Burke said the State’s decision means he cannot advance to third-level education for another year.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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