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Dublin: 11°C Thursday 24 September 2020

Today’s News

New bus network for Dublin to increase services by 23%, NTA says

The final design of the new network was published by the NTA today.

Gardaí object to Berlin D2 renewing licence after Covid-19 controversy

Gardaí have formally objected to the bar retaining its licence.

KBC Bank fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank over tracker mortgage scandal

The Central Bank said the impact on customers was ‘devastating’.

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Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year HSE

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

NUI Galway to refund students who don't take up places in campus accommodation this year

Students were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited this year.

From The42 Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster Legend

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster

Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.

Carole Baskin of Tiger King is being sued for defamation

The lawsuit says Baskin defamed Anne McQueen in a video diary entry on YouTube.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Many people have been affected by job losses, isolation and a lack of social interaction in recent months.

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month

This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wet and dull day ahead with wind and rainfall warnings in place

Gusts of up to 90 to 110km/h are expected in some areas.

Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses election

Trump has for several months been pressing a campaign against mail-in voting by tweeting and speaking out against it.

Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'

Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19

Minister Simon Harris says colleges have until February to publish their action plans on tackling sexual violence and harassment.

Suspect in custody after two police officers shot in US protests against Breonna Taylor death

A grand jury indicted a police officer for shooting into neighbouring apartments, but did not charge him over Taylor’s death.

Gardaí raid Drogheda mob boss's home as they probe €50K payment to murder serial killer Robbie Lawlor

Robbie Lawlor was shot dead in Belfast in April of this year.

'A slightly lesser place': Challenges ahead for universities as international student numbers fall by up to 50%

A less diverse campus and a devastating impact on university income lies ahead due to a drop in international students.

From The42 The 17-year-old in line to face Liverpool just a fortnight after receiving his Leaving Cert results Teenage Dreams

The 17-year-old in line to face Liverpool just a fortnight after receiving his Leaving Cert results

Sean Roughan is making a big impression at Lincoln City.

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Public Health Officials last night confirmed 234 new cases – including 103 in Dublin – and two further deaths.

Yesterday’s News

Eric Trump must testify in probe into his family's businesses next month in New York, judge rules

Eric Trump’s lawyers had said he would be happy to comply with the subpoena after the election.

From The42 Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in bid for Welsh football club Wrexham The Proposal

Court asked to appoint examiner to South Dublin-based nursing home

Liquidators were appointed during the summer.

Taoiseach backs investigation into loyalist murder of Louth man

Seamus Ludlow was killed on his way home from a pub in Dundalk in 1976.

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Someone has just won €5.4 million on tonight's Lotto jackpot

We don’t yet know where in the country the ticket was sold.

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

From The42 Munster awaiting HSE guidance after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19 Latest

Munster awaiting HSE guidance after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Three Academy players and one senior player have been identified as potential close contacts.

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Gardaí say a further 15 pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí also conducted 500 checkpoints in and around Dublin last weekend as part of Operation Fanacht.

Gardaí say missing Dublin man found safe and well

Patrick O’Shea been missing since Tuesday.

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says

Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent

Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

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