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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

HSE chief: We can expect and should plan for further waves of Covid-19

Paul Reid is appearing in front of the Special Covid-19 Committee today to discuss the country’s testing systems.

'Across all age groups': Donegal outbreaks linked to Communions, house parties and retirement celebrations

Dr Anthony Breslin said it is hoped that the impact of restrictions in the country will be seen by the end of next week.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.


Gardaí launch crackdown on firework sellers trading on social media

A garda operation targeting these traders was brought in earlier than usual.

The beginning of the end: This could be the final week of post-Brexit trade talks

The EU can pursue and win a legal challenge, but isn’t talking that up because we don’t need “two loaded revlovers on the table,” Neale Richmond said.

Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December

From the limited data available, there is just one one black female professor who is working full time.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

'A splash of sophistication': Irish designers share their must-haves from IKEA's new collection

Yesterday’s News

Appeal launched following unexplained death of man (48) found at apartment complex in February

Investigating Gardaí have not been able to determine the sole cause of John’s death.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says Twitter account was compromised after comment about Saoirse McHugh

The tweet in question was deleted but several screengrabs of the tweet and the comment were shared online today.

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries

The WHO said the tests “will enable expansion of testing, particularly in countries that do not have extensive laboratory facilities or trained health workers.”

Officer charged with fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleads not guilty

Taylor was shot multiple times after her boyfriend opened fire as officers entered her home during a narcotics raid.


From The42 Robertson involved at either end as Liverpool come from behind to beat Arsenal Out-gunned

Robertson involved at either end as Liverpool come from behind to beat Arsenal

Diogo Jota volleyed in a debut goal late on for the Reds.

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment PUP

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A round-up of what made the headlines today…

Dublin councils move most Halloween plans online due to Covid-19

It’s almost that time of year again…

Your evening longread: The race to redesign sugar

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

New wildfires hit wine country near San Francisco

The fires in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country came on the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that erupted in 2017.

'Spellbinding' work about Irish woman who tried to kill Mussolini wins RTÉ Short Story Competition

The story about Violet Gibson imagines what was going on in her mind at the time.

From The42 Conor Hourihane on target in Aston Villa win Green Shoots This post contains videos

Conor Hourihane on target in Aston Villa win

It’s the 29-year-old midfielder’s first Premier League goal since December.

Man (50s) dies in M1 road crash

The crash happened around 12.45pm today.

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks

“That’s in the context of 350 cases in Cork over the past fortnight,” said Dr Ronan Glynn.

Murder trial witness said the accused 'always had the feeling to kill someone', court hears

Adam Muldoon’s body was found in the park on the morning of June 23. He had been stabbed 183 times.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week Movies Of The Week This post contains videos

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Harry and Meghan’s ‘fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality TV series’ denied by spokesman

The couple set up their own production company after signing a deal rumoured to be worth more than £100 million with the streaming giant.

'I was told I would be in the induced coma for a few days, but I actually woke up two months later'

Martin, a healthcare worker in his 30s, was told he would be in a coma for a few days. He was in a coma for over two months.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

What other club could lose All-Ireland winning boss, centre-back and forward star but stay successful?

Even the departure of big names could not derail the Ballyhale Shamrocks winning hurling machine.

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'

Minister Darragh O’Brien distanced himself from a pilot scheme he referenced in the Dáil.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

Mortgage payment break scheme will not be extended, Government confirms

The Tánaiste said the banks agreed that solutions for those unable to resume full payments would be applied on a case-by-case basis.

Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons

Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.

Up to 400 taxis take part in protests in Cork today

They set off at 10am this morning.

From The42 Ballymun boss adds voice to calls for club All-Ireland to run off in January and February Argument

Ballymun boss adds voice to calls for club All-Ireland to run off in January and February

As it stands there will be no repeat of Ballymun Kickhams’ trip to the All-Ireland final in 2013.

Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Fighting erupted again over the weekend in a long-running territorial dispute.

Boris Johnson faces looming Tory revolt over Covid-19 restrictions

More than 50 Conservatives have signed up to an amendment calling for MPs to be given a greater role in deciding on new coronavirus measures.

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