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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020

Today’s News

TD warns of 'significant community risk' as many close contacts in meat plants not followed up

Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that there “are a number of cases in which there are contact and communications difficulties”.

Poll: Will you wear a mask when you use public transport? Face Covering This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you wear a mask when you use public transport?

It will be mandatory in England from mid-June but advice on wearing face coverings here is guidance, not a rule.

The 8 at 8: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

The new research was published today in the European Heart Journal.

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd

After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.

Businesses call for detail on Northern Ireland protocol from British government

A Brexit working group of NI businesses said more details were needed to help prepare for 1 January 2021.

Safety expert: 'Some businesses are using return-to-work plans as a fig leaf - they're not sure what it's meant to do'

Workplaces are grappling with the pandemic-related safety requirements ahead of reopening.

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Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire

False claims on Facebook suggests the flammable liquid poses a threat if left in a hot car.

Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow

So far, 1,900 people have signed the book of condolence for Geroge Floyd whose murder has sparked protests around the world.

Airbnb plans to cut 35% of its Dublin workforce with around 190 jobs to go

Employees are being consulted as part of the redundancy process.

Yesterday’s News

Cabinet set to sign off on Ireland proceeding to Phase Two of reopening

There will be some changes to the published roadmap.

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

Potential increase in reproductive rate, and face coverings mandatory in UK: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland is on course to enter Phase Two of re-opening next Monday.

Hydroxychloroquine study in Lancet pulled after authors couldn't verify data

The now-retracted study found that hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit against the coronavirus – and even increased the risk of dying in hospital.

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Quiz: How well do you know these iconic magazine covers?

A midwife from Tyrone appears on the cover of the July edition of British Vogue.

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Chelsea close in on signing German striker Werner despite Liverpool interest

The RB Leipzig player looks bound for Stamford Bridge.

What we know about the suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance

The German national was 30 years old when three-year-old Madeleine vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial

Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

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Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

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FAI accept Bohemians' apology over breach of training guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic

The club have been following government advice rather than the FAI’s by returning to training in small groups.

House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan was speaking ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

Your evening longread: He lost his leg, then rediscovered the bicycle

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

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland

The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June UK

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June

Here in Ireland, advice on wearing face coverings on public transport is a guidance, not a rule.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Plans to be announced for summer classes for children with special needs, or from disadvantaged areas

Minister for Education Joe McHugh told the Dáil about the plan this afternoon.

High street stores to get green light to reopen from next Monday

Shopping centres will not be permitted to reopen in Phase 2.

From The42 TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong On The Box

TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong

The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.

Harris says there is 'a slight potential increase' in the Covid-19 reproductive rate

Harris said the country is still effectively suppressing the growth of the virus.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Here are the five main news stories of the evening.

Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot

The man appeared before the Special Criminal Court today.

Proposals made to NPHET on bringing forward the easing of some restrictions, says Taoiseach

Government has proposed bringing things forward from Phase 3 to Phase 2.

Gardaí freeze bank accounts associated with €1.5m money laundering operation

Four of the five men arrested yesterday remain in garda custody.

From The42 'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

Three arrested after 'largest drug seizure ever made' by NCA in Northern Ireland

An estimated 600 kilos of herbal cannabis was discovered among vegetables on a lorry stopped in Co Antrim.

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