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Dublin: 16 °C Saturday 11 July, 2020

Today’s News

British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19

There have been protests for four consecutive nights in several Serbian cities.

Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the increased rise in daily cases is “concerning”, but not fully unexpected.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis

Varadkar also said that he doesn’t fully trust the banks not to profiteer amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Green leadership race: Martin warns against over-hyping experience; Ryan says Greens' last stint in government wasn't all bad

Candidates were asked about growing the party, the challenges to being in government and the Phoenix Park.

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'A legacy of outstanding leadership': Tributes paid to Ireland legend Jack Charlton

The Englishman who guided Ireland to the quarter-finals of Italia 90 died yesterday aged 85.

Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'

Amazon cited “security risks” from the China-owned service in the email.

From The42 Jack Charlton in 1994: 'Irish people are realistic, as am I. We like one another' RIP Jack
Poll: Do you think Phoenix Park's gates should be mostly closed to traffic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Phoenix Park's gates should be mostly closed to traffic?

Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in any European capital city.

From masks to polls, here's what's happening in the US presidential contest right now

The election is happening even if coronavirus has grabbed all the headlines.

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

From The42 'Sorry Mr Marley, you can't play here' - Playing football with a music icon before a famous gig in Dublin Jammin

'Sorry Mr Marley, you can't play here' - Playing football with a music icon before a famous gig in Dublin

It was 40 years ago this week when the reggae singer performed at Dalymount Park.

A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)

Charlton led the Irish football team for a decade.

From The42 Ireland legend Jack Charlton dies aged 85 RIP

Ireland legend Jack Charlton dies aged 85

The Englishman guided Ireland to the quarter-finals of Italia 90.

'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home? WFH

'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?

There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making the news this weekend morning.

From The42 'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all' Interview

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'

Former Irish international Elaine O’Connor chats to The42 about her career in football.

Breakfast time? Try these carrot and walnut pancakes, courtesy of The Cake Cafe and SLICE

Ray O’Neill of The Cake Cafe and SLICE in Dublin shares his thoughts on the last few months and offers a nice healthy pancake recipe.

Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone

“Roger Stone is now a free man!” the White House said in a statement, days before he was to start serving time.

Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases'

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said detailed planning is set to progress cases of all types to be heard from late August and through September.

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

Yesterday’s News

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus

Trump also signalled that a phase two trade deal with China was not a priority now.

Malaysian authorities to hold inquest into death of Nóra Quoirin

An autopsy found Nora likely starved and died of internal bleeding after about a week in the jungle.

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks $5 million bail release in Epstein-related case

Her lawyers cited the coronavirus risk in jail as reason to release her on $5 million bond.

Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report

The Taskforce is made up of industry representatives including Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport.

From The42 'We're at a disadvantage when we come to play teams in Ireland because we just don't have that playing experience' London Calling

'We're at a disadvantage when we come to play teams in Ireland because we just don't have that playing experience'

The London ladies football team are hoping to be included in the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League.

Quiz: How well do you know Derry Girls?

How well do you know the hit TV show?

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Big plans for Waterford, one more death from Covid-19 and Ireland’s newest citizens… It’s The Fix.

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

Your evening longread: The political education of Killer Mike

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

People of Limerick being asked what they'd like to see from directly-elected mayor

Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move last year.

From The42 Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy Rise Of Kenny

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy

Longford Town were going nowhere until Stephen Kenny arrived in 1998. Their subsequent success charmed the nation and set the then 26-year-old on the road to the biggest job in Irish football.

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

Three years jail for former school principal who sexually abused seven pupils

Harte had pleaded not guilty and gave evidence during the trial in which he strenuously denied the allegations.

'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend

Deputy commissioner John Twomey said the “vast majority” of licenced premises were found to be adhering to the rules last weekend.

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

Coronavirus: One death and 25 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

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