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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Today’s News

Gardaí launch appeal to trace owners as 10 suspected stolen dogs recovered

The dogs were seized following a search of a property in Co Limerick.

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?

Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

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Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

Temperatures to reach 24 degrees later this week - but we won't escape the rain either

The outlook for the weekend is looking good, but we’re still set for some rain in the coming days.

Family 'concerned for welfare' of 16-year-old boy missing since Sunday

Cameron Carlyle was last seen in the Cushlawn Dale area of Tallaght, Dublin.

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

Six people die after tropical storm Isaias sweeps up the east coast of the US

Two people died when Isaias created a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park.

From The42 'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin' Cinderella Stories

'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin'

Westmeath were one of three counties who had never won a provincial title when they called Paídí Ó Sé. Within a year he made history.

Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions

Lebanon’s prime minister said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it

Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.

Locals campaign against proposed 15 storey residential tower in Dublin

The proposal is for 48 apartments in a building in Ringsend.

'Very restricted' funeral of John Hume to take place in Derry

The former SDLP leader and peace icon died on Monday after years of suffering from dementia.

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

Yesterday’s News

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

John Hume’s body makes final journey home

The former SDLP leader and a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement died on Monday aged 83.

From The42 Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI Cricket

Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI

Kevin O’Brien hit the final ball in a superb seven-wicket victory for Ireland.

Man (33) found not guilty of raping woman after they met at New Year's Eve ball

The two had met at a ball in the local GAA clubhouse.

At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts

The cause of the blasts is believed to be a fire at a fireworks warehouse.

Quiz: How well do you know Derry?

John Hume, Lisa McGee, and the Free Derry mural… How well do you know the city and county?

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Phase Four postponed, face masks mandatory in shops from Monday and a devastating explosion in Beirut.

From The42 Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case Upheaval

Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case

Today’s game with Sligo was postponed over a suspected Covid-19 case discovered yesterday.

Your evening longread: A profile of Donald Trump years before he became president

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

Small aerosol droplets could penetrate PPE, scientists warn

“PPE is an effective barrier to large droplets but may be less effective for small ones,” an academic surgeon said.

From The42 Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

Restaurants and pubs serving food will have to close at 11pm from Monday, Taoiseach says

The government has decided against allowing pubs that don’t serve food to reopen on 10 August.

Factcheck: Are dognappers marking targets with stickers on ESB pillars?

Social media users have claimed that dog thieves are using stickers on ESB mini pillars to mark houses where dogs will be stolen.

Decision to delay pubs reopening will be met with 'fury and despair', publican reps say

Today’s decision based on advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) comes after an increase in cases over recent weeks.

Phase Four postponed: Pubs to stay closed, five destinations taken off Green List, and masks mandatory in shops from 10 August

“I wish I was in a position to share better news today, but I am not,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said after Cabinet met.

Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings

Limits on 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors are to remain.

The Remote: The return of Umbrella Academy, a Belfast thriller, and a pinch of time travel

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From The42 'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level' Big Addition

'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level'

RG Snyman says head coach Johann van Graan was the key factor in attracting him to Munster.

Leo Varadkar says a "very cautious" approach will be taken by Cabinet on the advice of NPHET

Time limits, opening hour restrictions and social distancing rules, are possibilities to be discussed by ministers today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes' BTL

'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes'

David Walsh is our guest on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

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