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From The42 Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long James McCarthy

Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long

Now that he has succeeded Mick McCarthy as Ireland manager, what are the big questions facing Stephen Kenny?

From The42 George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes' Best Pals

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'

Bobby McAlinden first met George Best when they were both fifteen. They became team-mates, business partners and lifelong friends.

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests over Covid-19 symptoms

Downing Street released a statement this evening.

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From The42 When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions Classic

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions

Michael Cheika’s men delivered a stunning performance in their 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final.

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

Adam and Rebecca had to postpone their wedding, but took to the back garden to mark the day.

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team

The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.

'We will meet again': Queen Elizabeth sends message to Britain during Covid-19 crisis UK
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How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit

This week, our reader comes to terms with life in isolation on a small budget.

'There is no room for complacency': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said that this week.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Coronavirus: 21 more deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from the Department of Health this evening.

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis

‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

Confirmed cases in Northern Ireland exceeds 1,000, Trump expects 'a lot of death' in the US: Today's Covid-19 main points

21 more deaths from the virus in Ireland were confirmed on Sunday evening.

Two men charged in relation to ATM robbery in Dundalk

The men will appear in court in Craigavon on Monday.

From The42 Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport Profile

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for public's help in finding gunman who killed Dublin criminal yesterday

The PSNI said it believes a man who was shot in Belfast yesterday may be Robbie Lawlor from Coolock.

Joe Biden: US Democratic convention could be 'virtual' because of Covid-19

The Democratic Convention has already been pushed back to August.

Scotland's chief medical officer flouts her own advice after being photographed visiting second home

Dr Catherine Calderwood was spotted with her family at their second home more than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

From The42 'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI Future

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI

The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.

Another 621 people have died from Covid-19 in UK as minister warns outside exercise could be banned

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was “quite unbelievable” crowds were still gathering over the weekend.

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public

Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic

The Irish Cancer Society is worried that people are “putting their lives at risk” by not visiting GPs over symptoms.

Spain sees third daily decline in deaths from coronavirus

The country recorded 674 deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday.

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

Three arrested after cocaine worth €140,000 seized in Dublin

The seizure was made on the N81 last night.

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'

The HSE also said it wants to increase testing to 4,500 people a day next week.

Quiz: Can you recognise these 90s All-Ireland football winners?

Do you remember these former stars who celebrated Sam Maguire glory?

Gardaí urge public to continue social distancing ahead of expected coronavirus peak

Deputy Commissioner John Twomey thanked people for high levels of compliance with the new rules so far.

Iconic singer Marianne Faithful being treated in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19

The 73-year-old singer-songwriter went into hospital on Tuesday.

From The42 'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools' Porchy

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'

Connacht wing John Porch could have retired from rugby as an U20 player.

Poll: Would you ever go on a 'virtual date'? Online Dating This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ever go on a 'virtual date'?

People have been told to stay at home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still go on dates.

Man threatened shop staff then coughed on gardaí and said he had coronavirus when resisting arrest

The man was reported to be acting aggressively at a retail premises on Dublin’s Dame Street yesterday afternoon.

Sitdown Sunday: 'I live-streamed every second of my life'

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s a round up of this morning’s main stories.

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language

We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.

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