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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 28 March, 2020

Today’s News

Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%

Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.

'Bíodh turas sábháilte agat': Air traffic control's good luck message to plane due to carry PPE from China

Aer Lingus flight E19018 left Dublin Airport at 10.53 am this morning.

Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland

It brings the total on the island of Ireland to 2,445 with 37 deaths.

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Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says

Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.

Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases

More than 5,600 people have died in Spain from the virus.

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

Here's the list of essential retail services that can stay open under new government measures

An updated list of essential non-retail services is due to be released later today.

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

Mostly sunny but cold weather expected this weekend as people told to stay at home

Today will be generally dry with some cloud and good spells of sunshine.

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

Man charged in relation to gun seizure after high speed car chase in Limerick this week

The man (30s) is due to appear before a special sitting of Nenagh District Court at 6pm today.

Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take?

‘Cocooning’ has now been introduced for those over 70 and people who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

From The42 The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa' Samba Boys

The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa'

In 1972, the national side took on the best in the world in the home of football.

'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation

Thousands of gardaí are out on foot, bike and in patrol cars this weekend.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s main stories.

From bingo to life drawing - here are some online events to keep you busy this weekend

With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

From The42 A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic Memories

A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic

Niall Healy recalls Galway’s epic victory over the Cats in the 2005 All-Ireland semi-final.

Citizens in the UK flout restricted movement measures to travel to tourist hotspot in Wales

They face a fine of £30 or arrest if they continue to disobey the guidelines.

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

From The42 'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete' Best Of Both Worlds

'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'

Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.

Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival

Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

Yesterday’s News

Dermot Bannon wins 'open bathtub' planning battle with neighbour

Bannon didn’t have planning permission for the outdoor structures where the bathtub is located.

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Quiz: How well do you know Quentin Tarantino's films?

“Are you gonna bark all day, li’l doggie, or are you gonna bite?”

'Now is the time to move': The Chief Medical Officer explains why these restrictive new measures are essential

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced further restrictions from midnight tonight for a two-week period until Easter Sunday

New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes

A raft of new restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach this evening.

From The42 Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking Column This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking

Events of last Friday, which involved a 1-2 for trainer Denis Hogan, have been referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions

A further 302 cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland were confirmed this evening.

Your evening longread: Meet the people baking a better loaf of bread

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

From The42 'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies' Sherry

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Ronald Gordon is charged with possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at Sarsfieldstown, in Gormanston, Co Meath, on May 8, 2019.

A 'virtual birthday' and an over-walked dog: One Irish mammy's experience of Covid-19 distancing

Amanda Magnier describes life for her family in isolation and finds the simplest of things bring the most happiness.

'A very difficult day': Travel agency USIT goes into liquidation due to coronavirus

USIT, which specialises in student travel, employs 76 people in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

Coronavirus: 3 more deaths and 302 new cases in Ireland confirmed

One of those who has died in Ireland was a healthcare worker, the Taoiseach confirmed this evening.

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