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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 3 July, 2020

Today’s News

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis

President Macron himself cannot be targeted by lawsuits while in office because sitting presidents have immunity from prosecution.

WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control'

The coronavirus has hit at least 10.8 million people and killed 521,000 worldwide.

Investigation underway after hundreds of elephant carcasses discovered in Botswana

A conservation group said the cause is unknown but that it is not ruling out Covid-19 or poisoning.

Jump ship for this luxury retreat a few steps from the West Cork ocean

Poll: How well do you know Mundy's July?

It’s that time of the year.

Man who crashed lorry on grounds of Justin Trudeau’s home had several weapons, police say

Police, who said he is facing multiple charges, believe he was acting alone.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Appeal for 15-year-old boy missing from Dundalk since Monday

Tibor Csaszar was last seen in the Kilcurry area of Dundalk on Monday, 29 June.

Reports of 'no show' bookings over past week 'incredibly disheartening', says Restaurants Association

Many restaurants, cafés and pubs have been operating at lower capacity than usual since reopening.

Your evening longread: Solitary confinement in a Texas women's prison

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

From The42 Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead North By Northwest

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

The 25-year-old joins Conor Oliver and Sam Arnold in swapping Munster for Connacht.

Trump to begin Independence Day weekend with fireworks display at Mount Rushmore

Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks.

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

Government issues new guidance for places of worship to accommodate more than 50 people at services

The guidance involves dividing premises into subgrouping of no more than 50 people in each.

Survey finds one in six women taking epilepsy medication don’t know the risk it poses to pregnancy

The HSE has estimated that up to 1,250 children may have been impacted in Ireland.

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and nine new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

From The42 Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat Redskins

Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat

Franchise released a statement this afternoon saying their FedEx sponsor has demanded a name change.

Profile: Who is new Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn?

Glynn is taking over the role after Dr Tony Holohan announced he is stepping aside for family reasons.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend

Countries including Barbados, Hong Kong and Vietnam will be exempt from the quarantine regulation in the UK.

Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent

Turkish prosecutors claim Saudi deputy intelligence chief and the royal court’s media czar led the operation.

From The42 Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban Athletics

Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban

The Kenyan runner has been suspended for violating anti-doping rules.

41 people injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Turkey

Up to 200 people were inside the factory but most escaped unharmed.

RTÉ announces David McCullagh as new co-presenter of Six One News from September

McCullagh first joined RTÉ back in 1993 and will fill the role left vacant by Keelin Shanley.

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle

Macron said he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

From The42 'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move Duffer

'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move

Man United and Liverpool flirted with the idea but it was the Londoners who broke the Irish transfer record to sign the Dubliner and kickstart the Roman revolution.

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

Poll: Will you be attending a pub or restaurant this weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end'

The Finance Minister noted the ‘particular’ value of the scheme to government.

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June

Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.

'Every home has come to know him': Tributes paid to Dr Tony Holohan as he steps aside to spend time with family

Micheál Martin and Simon Harris are among those to thank Dr Holohan.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Two men charged over burglary and assault in Clonmel

A man in his 30s was assaulted during the incident on Wednesday.

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

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