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Today’s News

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

Lorry driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 people found dead in Essex truck

The bodies of the 39 people were discovered in a refrigerated container last year.

Emergency powers for gardaí, thousands flee Wuhan: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 5,709 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

The death toll in England from Covid-19 has increased by 828 people

Authorities across the UK are warning it is too early to consider lifting the restrictions in place on the general population.

Three people left in 'serious condition' in hospital after car hits side of house in Co Carlow

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at The Forge Cross in Castlemore, Tullow.

From The42 'It's a pic I've been thinking about for 10 years': Behind the lens, 1km away, of an iconic supermoon image Luna Pic

'It's a pic I've been thinking about for 10 years': Behind the lens, 1km away, of an iconic supermoon image

James Crombie had some help getting his head around a massive mathematical problem before he could take an iconic photo.

Rodent infestation and 'filthy' floors: Three food businesses were ordered to close in March

The FSAI said that hospitals don;t need any extra pressure from unsafe food practices.

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'

The government says the temporary wage subsidy scheme is not being taxed at the time at which you receive it.

'It's now your place of residence': Garda commissioner says those in holiday homes must stay there

The powers afforded to gardaí will be in place for four days and may be extended.

Teenager arrested following crash with garda patrol car

The two-car collision happened this morning in Drogheda.

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.

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How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

Covid-19: Nursing home clusters more than double in four days as Mater Hospital says ICU is full

The figures come as a senior medic at the Mater hospital in Dublin has said that the ICU there is full.

Man arrested over Belfast murder of Dublin criminal Robbie Lawlor

Lawlor (36) from Coolock was shot dead by what the PSNI believe was a lone gunman.

Man arrested and charged after threatening gardaí with hatchet and knives

The incident occurred in Skerries, Co Dublin.

Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted

Wuhan, in Hubei province, was the source of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Poll: Do you welcome new garda powers for restricting movement during Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome new garda powers for restricting movement during Covid-19 crisis?

People could face a fine of €2,500 or a jail sentence.

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan

Italy and Spain are insisting on a solidarity fund but this is being resisted by Germany.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Second man to appear in court charged with trafficking illegal immigrants

A number of people have been arrested by gardaí as part of Operation Mombasa.

'He stayed at work for you. Now pray at home for him': UK papers support Johnson after second night in ICU

Johnson was said to be in good spirits as he remained in intensive care with coronavirus.

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.

Man in his 20s stabbed during brawl in Cork last night

The incident occurred after an altercation between two groups of people, a number of whom were armed with knives and bats.

Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the World Health Organization

New York City’s pandemic death toll has reached at least 4,000 people.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges over €900 million for Covid-19 relief effort

“Why now? The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime,” Dorsey said.

Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!

Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.

Legendary musician John Prine dies aged 73 due to coronavirus complications RIP

Legendary musician John Prine dies aged 73 due to coronavirus complications

Contemporaries of Prine said his abilities stood alongside the likes of Neil Young and John Lennon.

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning

The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.

Galway and Waterford city councils ask the public to stop throwing plastic gloves on the ground

“They just seem to be everywhere,” SocDem councillor Owen Hanley said.

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

Yesterday’s News

Simon Harris to sign new regulations giving gardaí powers to enforce social distancing measures

Until now, gardaí have effectively been powerless to deal with people who do not comply with regulations.

'Unlikely' that officials will recommend lifting Covid-19 restrictions after Easter Sunday

Current restrictions were initially expected to be in place until 12 April.

Tickets for The Script's two free concerts for healthcare workers went in less than 30 minutes

The band’s lead singer said they wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work of those in the healthcare sector.

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

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Nissan Ireland issues recall notices for 1,468 Micras

Nissan said it is possible that there are cracks in the passenger airbag.

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

36 more deaths and Boris Johnson remains in intensive care: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 5,709 confirmed cases in Ireland.

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