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Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

Committee asks why there was 'no plan' for nursing homes, and concerns about a winter flu surge: Today's Covid-19 main points

Dominic Cummings’ account of why he drove 260 miles to Durham, and to Barnard Castle, made a splash yesterday.

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.


'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

'Absolutely crazy': IFA criticises online videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

'I don't regret what I did': Dominic Cummings remains under fire over lockdown breach allegations

Opposition leaders will hold talks this morning to discuss public health messaging amid the row.

Leaving Cert students can register for Calculated Grades system from this morning

Students have until 10pm on Thursday 28 May to register.

Save vs splurge: 7 truly luxurious home accessories - and where you'll find the look for less
From The42 'It's important to recognise that men's sport has had investment and privilege that most of women's sport never had' BTL

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

95% of bathing waters met or exceeded the minimum required standard.

Man hospitalised after being injured in shooting in Co Meath

The incident happened at around 10.25pm last night on Main Street in Clonee.

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

Normal People's Paul Mescal to raffle off chain to raise money for Pieta House

The raffle opened yesterday and runs until 8 June.

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Solicitors say they can't social distance properly while providing advice to clients in custody

Gardaí said obtaining PPE for solicitors is not their job.

Rate of mumps infection declined significantly in April due to Covid restrictions

A spike in the number of people presenting with the highly infectious condition started in late 2018.

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

Yesterday’s News

Over €1.1 million raised for St Vincent de Paul since last Friday's Late Late Show

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell gave their support for the charity on last week’s show.

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures

Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.

WHO pauses clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine 'as a precaution'

A study in The Lancet had indicated that using the drug on Covid-19 patients could increase their chances of dying.

From The42 How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable' Analysis

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.


Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover

Pub owners claim they are entitled to have consequential losses covered by what they say is an insurable risk.

Quiz: How well do you know Bob Dylan's music?

The songwriter turned 79 yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what you need to know from today.

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Joe Biden wears face mask in his first public appearance in two months

US president Donald Trump has so far refused to wear a face mask in public.

Missing Dublin man found safe and well

The family of Danny Toye had been concerned for his welfare.

From The42 'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility' Moneyball

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'

Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.

Your evening longread: 'I met Edward Snowden - and since then I haven't stopped watching my back'

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

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.

Clusters more likely as Ireland begins to re-open but it wouldn't 'necessarily mean things are not working'

Dr Tony Holohan said it’ll be up to health authorities to interpret data and explain it the public if cases begin to rise again.

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

'A significant milestone': There are no new confirmed deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland today

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in its daily update.

'I could have died': Queen guitarist Brian May recovering after heart attack

May said he was “very near death” due to a number of blocked arteries.

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

From Jason Bourne to the Kennedys – here are some recommendations for the week ahead.

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in past day, Dominic Cummings defends trip to Durham: Today's Covid-19 main points

Discussion this week is likely to be focused on the further easing of restrictions ahead of 8 June.

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