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Dublin: 19 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Today’s News

Stephen Donnelly says Covid protocols in meat factories had been working

New restrictions on people in the counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly came into effect from today, and will remain in place for two weeks.

Gardaí begin conducting checkpoints in three counties affected by new restrictions

The new restrictions came into effect in Kildare, Offaly and Laois from midnight.

Grief turns to anger as Beirut braces for protests following major explosion

Public opinion is turning against the political leadership in Lebanon.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election

Corbyn and his allies believe there is “overwhelming evidence” of sabotage within the UK Labour ranks.

Gardaí seeking the public's help in tracing missing teenager

Husseyn Souleymani is missing from the Dublin 1 area.

Latin America and the Caribbean have now surpassed Europe for Covid-19 deaths

Meanwhile, in India, the number of cases have doubled in three weeks.

From The42 Bohemians issue apology after 'completely untrue' Danny Mandroiu team news gaffe Gargled

Bohemians issue apology after 'completely untrue' Danny Mandroiu team news gaffe

Bohs ruled the midfielder out of last night’s win over Dundalk for a bizarre reason.

Poll: Do you support localised restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support localised restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic?

New restrictions are now in place in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters

The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.

Steamed mussels and 'Beeramisu' - two recipes for you from Urban Brewing in Dublin

Dan Keane, head chef at Urban Brewing, shares his lockdown experience and a couple of tasty recipes.

Appeal for information to help trace man (24) missing from his home in Ennis

Clem O’Connell was last seen on 3 August.

Be On Call For Ireland: Only 209 workers given role in health service while 1,600 remain in a 'pool' HSE

Be On Call For Ireland: Only 209 workers given role in health service while 1,600 remain in a 'pool'

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said that those who applied did so “in good faith” and that these staff will be needed ahead of the winter season.

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

'High degree of anger': Concerns over compliance as 'arbitrary' county boundaries used to impose local lockdown

Local TDs have been reacting to the latest restrictions imposed on Laois. Offaly and Kildare.

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments

Termination payments made to TDs and senators amounted to €2m.

From The42 'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week Calmed Waters

'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week

Optimism is growing that the reforms necessary to avoid insolvency will be voted through at the end of the month.

Debunked: No, you cannot catch Legionnaires' disease or pleurisy from wearing a face covering

There have been fewer cases of legionella infection in Ireland this year compared to last year.

Yesterday’s News

At least 16 dead and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in India

The plane crash landed at Calicut International Airport in the South Indian State of Kerala.

Dublin woman who scooped €49.5 million jackpot says she's still in a state of shock

She said it still doesn’t feel real at this moment.

From The42 Raphael Varane nightmare, as Man City dump Real Madrid out of Champions League Mixed Fortunes

Raphael Varane nightmare, as Man City dump Real Madrid out of Champions League

The French defender had a night to forget.

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Your evening longread: 'It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son'

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

Saudi crown prince accused of trying to trap and kill ex-intelligence official

Saad Aljabri has made the claim in a court document lodged in the US.

From The42 Racing at Curragh set to go ahead as planned despite Kildare lockdown On Course

Racing at Curragh set to go ahead as planned despite Kildare lockdown

‘We have had confirmation racing can continue behind closed doors’ said HRI CEO Brian Kavanagh.

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

New Covid-19 restrictions for Kildare, Laois and Offaly to kick in from midnight

The Government announced the measures on the back of NPHET advice following a spike in cases in recent days.

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 98 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses in Cork city centre burglary

A Cork business was burgled around 1am this morning.

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, says government

The Department of Education confirmed the latest advice in a statement this evening.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz It'z Quiziness Time

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

The 5 at 5: Friday

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