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Today’s News

'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation

Thousands of gardaí are out on foot, bike and in patrol cars this weekend.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

From bingo to life drawing - here are some online events to keep you busy this weekend

With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

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Irish businesses try to cope as Covid-19 bites
From The42 A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic Memories

A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic

Niall Healy recalls Galway’s epic victory over the Cats in the 2005 All-Ireland semi-final.

Citizens in the UK flout restricted movement measures to travel to tourist hotspot in Wales

They face a fine of £30 or arrest if they continue to disobey the guidelines.

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

From The42 'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete' Best Of Both Worlds

'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'

Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.

Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival

Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

Yesterday’s News

Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take?

‘Cocooning’ has now been introduced for those over 70 and people who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

Dermot Bannon wins 'open bathtub' planning battle with neighbour

Bannon didn’t have planning permission for the outdoor structures where the bathtub is located.

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Quiz: How well do you know Quentin Tarantino's films?

“Are you gonna bark all day, li’l doggie, or are you gonna bite?”

'Now is the time to move': The Chief Medical Officer explains why these restrictive new measures are essential

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced further restrictions from midnight tonight for a two-week period until Easter Sunday

New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes

A raft of new restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach this evening.

From The42 Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking Column This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking

Events of last Friday, which involved a 1-2 for trainer Denis Hogan, have been referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions

A further 302 cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland were confirmed this evening.

Your evening longread: Meet the people baking a better loaf of bread

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

From The42 'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies' Sherry

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Ronald Gordon is charged with possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at Sarsfieldstown, in Gormanston, Co Meath, on May 8, 2019.

A 'virtual birthday' and an over-walked dog: One Irish mammy's experience of Covid-19 distancing

Amanda Magnier describes life for her family in isolation and finds the simplest of things bring the most happiness.

'A very difficult day': Travel agency USIT goes into liquidation due to coronavirus

USIT, which specialises in student travel, employs 76 people in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

Coronavirus: 3 more deaths and 302 new cases in Ireland confirmed

One of those who has died in Ireland was a healthcare worker, the Taoiseach confirmed this evening.

Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options … including a few classics from the archives.

Irish Museum of Modern Art identified as possible temporary mortuary site

It was announced yesterday that the Government is working with other agencies to prepare for the possible need of temporary mortuary facilities.

302 new cases, 3 further deaths, and Boris Johnson has the virus: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 1,819.

Italy passes Chinese Covid-19 cases as 969 more deaths announced

The worldwide death toll climbed to more than 24,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

From The42 TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Man (28) charged in court with murder after discovery of woman's body in Kilkenny

The 28-year old man appeared before Kilkenny District Court this evening.

Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Johnson said he would still lead the ‘national fightback’ against Covid-19.

Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity

The report, published by Simon Communities, indicates that the new properties will do little to alleviate the housing crisis.

Covid-19: ICUs will be at capacity within a few days, says Taoiseach

Varadkar also said that construction sites that cannot implement social distancing should be shut down.

Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently being detained at a special care unit.

Three new deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

The number of cases in the North has risen to 275.

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

James McClean fined and ‘apologises unreservedly’ for Instagram balaclava post

‘I never wanted to cause any offence but I now realise that I did so and for that I apologise unreservedly.’

Deaths from Covid-19 rise in Spain by 769 in a day

The number of cases in the country jumped by 7,800.

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