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Today’s News

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and what protocols are in place to deal with suspected cases?

More than 100 people in Ireland have been tested for the virus but there are no confirmed cases.

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development Sextant Pub Site This post contains videos

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

Three people arrested as knives and hatchets seized at funeral in Co Tyrone

Scuffles broke out during the service at a church on the Melmount Road in Strabane this morning.

Man accused of murdering journalist Lyra McKee granted bail

The case will return to court next month.

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Daughter found guilty of impeding prosecution in mother's murder trial

The jury found Louise was an “integral part” of the charade and had acted in support of her daughter Stephanie.

Temporary Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays to be in place by August

The planned route will consist of road markings, bollards and lane separators along the quays.

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

Latest search for Co Down woman who went missing 15 years ago set to end

Lisa Dorrian has been missing since 28 February 2005.

ISPCA rescue pony left tied to electricity pole and 'eating mud to survive'

The animal rescue is trying to trace the owner.

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Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties STORM BREWING This post contains videos

Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties

The warning kicks in from Saturday morning.

From The42 'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself' Doubt

'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself'

Former Ireland international Noel Hunt on the challenges of dealing with fans’ abuse.

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has asked schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March.

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?

Pope Francis has suggested phones, what about you?

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

Q&A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

So far, 90 suspected cases have been tested in Ireland but all have come back negative.

Murdered Paul Quinn's family says Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy is 'only obstacle' to justice

Breege and Stephen Quinn said Murphy must provide information to gardaí and the PSNI.

Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15

The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation, health officials said.

Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

'I never felt such support in my life': The football club that has become a lifeline for homeless people

Homeless people from all walks of life attend regular training sessions in what has become a vital resource for players.

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites

The decision comes after the Middle East recorded at least 220 cases of Covid-19.

From The42 Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it' Fitz The Bill

Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it'

Juggling Wexford and Sixmilebridge roles, facing into the unknown when he’ll stop being a manager and why he keeps going after years on the sideline.

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack.

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

Chinese Ambassador: Ireland can learn lessons from how China initially handled Covid-19 outbreak

He suggested mass gatherings should be avoided immediately and that he supported the government’s view that the Six Nations game should be postponed.

Yesterday’s News

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

Johnny Depp wants 'vindication' in libel case over article in The Sun describing him as a 'wife-beater'

Lawyers for Depp set out their stall at a hearing in London today.

Deer cull begins in Killarney National Park to manage red and Sika herds

The cull will continue until mid-March.

From The42 Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Report This post contains videos

Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos was sent off as Pep Guardiola’s side took charge of the last-16 tie.

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Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

Council asks public to stay away as ghost ship on Cork coast 'now essentially empty'

Dozens of barrels of oil were removed by helicopter from the MV Alta.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats

Concerned TDs also voiced concerns that Green Party policies would be a hard sell in rural Ireland.

Man (26) described as 'a threat to society' jailed for driving stolen tractor into side of house

A trial heard that driving a tractor in west Clare at 5am was akin to announcing on Clare FM that ‘I’m up to no good’.

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From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League

Real Madrid hosted Man City, in the first leg of tonight’s round-of-16 clash.

Families in flood-hit areas call for government to buy them out of swamped homes

A plan to construct a flood defence and pumping station to divert water away from the area have been left marooned.

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography

Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.

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