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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 6 July, 2020

Today’s News

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

Man (20s) hospitalised after hammer attack in north Belfast

The incident happened in the Forthriver Crescent area last night.

Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted

Meanwhile the LVA said that the images of drinkers in Dublin over the weekend were a major concern.

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Poll: Have fears of contracting Covid-19 stopped you visiting shops, pubs and cinemas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have fears of contracting Covid-19 stopped you visiting shops, pubs and cinemas?

While the country is busy again, the pandemic hasn’t gone away.

Dry and settled weather on the way - with temperatures expected to rise in time for weekend

Temperatures are expected to vary between 14 and 19 degrees today meanwhile.

Trial of 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard reaches final stages

Bruno Dey is accused of complicity in the murder of 5,230 people when he worked at the Stutthof camp.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91 RIP

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

Morricone composed scores for films The Mission, The Untouchables and Cinema Paradiso.

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies due to coronavirus complications

The actor spent 95 days in hospital and was awaiting a double lung transplant before he died.

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

Ghislaine Maxwell to appear before court today on bail application

The British socialite has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein.

Brothers who died in Tipperary diving tragedy named as Fergus and Philip Brophy

The brothers died while diving at the Portroe Dive Centre.

Man (20s) due in court after shots fired at Gardaí in Cork

The incident occurred at Military Road in Cork at 11.40pm on Friday night.

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now

CEO of One Family Karen Kiernan says we desperately need a new modern, fit-for-purpose family law system.

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh

DPER Secretary General Robert Watt told an official: “I don’t understand why we should not release the information.”

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2007-08 season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2007-08 season?

Can you vividly recall the year when another great Man United side triumphed?

Fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety: What we now know about the longer-term effects of Covid-19

Some patients who recovered at home have reported fatigue and other symptoms weeks after their diagnosis.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know traditional (and not so traditional) Irish foods?

Know your coddle? This quiz won’t be a doddle.

From The42 'I was shocked when I passed the winning line. It was a dream come true' Rossa Ryan

'I was shocked when I passed the winning line. It was a dream come true'

Galway teenager Rossa Ryan on moving to England for a sporting career, his club Corofin’s football glory and the mental health battles in racing.

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown

This week, our reader has been cocooning throughout the Covid-19 shutdown.

Two brothers die in diving tragedy in Tipperary

The incident occurred this afternoon.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Second regional lockdown in as many days in Spain as 70,000 people in Galicia face fresh restrictions

All residents of the town of La Marina, 140 kilometres east of La Coruna, will be unable to leave the vicinity under the restrictions.

Coronavirus: No deaths reported today as 18 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19

Mick Mulvaney said that the Northern Irish parties had all worked well together.

Gardaí seize 'large quantity of alcohol' at premises allegedly operating as restaurant in Dublin

An Garda Síochána is conducting nationwide checks of licenced premises to ensure they’re following the guidelines.

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach

Kelleher said it was “an error of judgement” to attend the Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre.

From The42 Ireland's John Egan hits first Premier League goal with brilliant finish for Sheffield United COYBIG This post contains videos

Ireland's John Egan hits first Premier League goal with brilliant finish for Sheffield United

Egan’s strike ensured it ended 1-1 between his Sheffield United side and Burnley.

'Appalling': Local TD condemns suspected arson attack in Dundalk

The house, in Clontygora Court, caught fire at around 3.35am this morning.

Death toll rises as floods cause major flooding in southern Japan

The floods in Kumamoto region have caused serious damage.

Man (70s) killed in three-car crash in Tipperary

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene by gardaí.

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

'It felt like All Ireland final night': Images of packed crowds in Dublin city last night prompt criticism

Former health minister Simon Harris was critical of the crowds gathering in the city, saying “we’ve come too far to go back”.

Two killed and eight wounded in shooting at US nightclub

The shooting took place in South Carolina.

From The42 Conspiracies and legends in the cold - the controversial Hurling Team of the Millennium Divided Nation

Conspiracies and legends in the cold - the controversial Hurling Team of the Millennium

DJ Carey and Nicky Rackard were shock omissions from the hotly debated side.

Status Yellow wind warning issued for 17 counties

The warning is valid from 11am today and will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

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