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Today’s News

Caroline Flack let down, hounded and feared end of career, inquest hears

Flack’s mother Chris and twin sister Jody told the inquest they had been concerned for Flack in the weeks leading up to her trial.

Exchequer deficit of €7.4 billion in July as tax revenues fell by 18.6%

The deterioration of €8.3 billion in Ireland’s Exchequer was largely driven by increases in expenditure in response to Covid-19.

Former solicitors appear in court charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Lyndsey Clarke and Keith Flynn have been remanded on bail until 2 September.

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

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Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report

Due to the overlap in symptoms between flu and Covid-19, testing capacity must be able to meet demand, finds report.

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

New clusters in meat plants, direct provision centres and among Traveller community

There is also concern about a shift in the location of cases away from the greater Dublin region.

From The42 Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI Reform

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI

The FAI are facing a crucial vote on reforms later this month to escape insolvency, but some members claim the Association is losing its ‘sovereignty’.

'He was Ireland's Martin Luther King': Derry and Ireland say goodbye to John Hume RIP

'He was Ireland's Martin Luther King': Derry and Ireland say goodbye to John Hume

“Make no mistake about it – there are people alive today who would not be alive had it not been for John’s vision and his work.”

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions

The scale of the destruction was such that the city has been left resembling the scene of an earthquake.

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

Duchess of Sussex wins bid to keep friends’ identities secret

She is suing Associated Newspapers over an article which reproduced parts of a handwritten letter sent to her father in August 2018.

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

From The42 Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden Lob This post contains videos

Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden

Louise Quinn has been named Women’s Player of the Year.

Bank of Ireland plans to cut 1,400 jobs from its workforce

It comes after the bank posted a pre-tax loss of €669 million in its half-year results this morning.

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence

Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the explosion.

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast

Irish peacekeeping troops are also stationed in Lebanon but have all been accounted for and are ‘safe’.

'We're in tears': Derry's people on what John Hume meant to the city

The city is in mourning ahead of the funeral of John Hume today.

Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court

A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.

Gardaí launch appeal to trace owners as 10 suspected stolen dogs recovered

The dogs were seized following a search of a property in Co Limerick.

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?

Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

Temperatures to reach 24 degrees later this week - but we won't escape the rain either

The outlook for the weekend is looking good, but we’re still set for some rain in the coming days.

Family 'concerned for welfare' of 16-year-old boy missing since Sunday

Cameron Carlyle was last seen in the Cushlawn Dale area of Tallaght, Dublin.

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

Six people die after tropical storm Isaias sweeps up the east coast of the US

Two people died when Isaias created a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park.

From The42 'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin' Cinderella Stories

'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin'

Westmeath were one of three counties who had never won a provincial title when they called Paídí Ó Sé. Within a year he made history.

Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions

Lebanon’s prime minister said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it

Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.

Locals campaign against proposed 15 storey residential tower in Dublin

The proposal is for 48 apartments in a building in Ringsend.

'Very restricted' funeral of John Hume to take place in Derry

The former SDLP leader and peace icon died on Monday after years of suffering from dementia.

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

Yesterday’s News

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

John Hume’s body makes final journey home

The former SDLP leader and a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement died on Monday aged 83.

From The42 Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI Cricket

Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI

Kevin O’Brien hit the final ball in a superb seven-wicket victory for Ireland.

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