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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 9 April, 2020

Today’s News

Welfare supports could cost €5 billion, Oxfam's poverty warning: Today's Covid-19 main points

There is now a total of 6,074 confirmed cases in Ireland, and 235 deaths.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Covid-19 welfare schemes could cost Ireland €5 billion every three months

The figure is according to a new report from the ESRI.

Covid-19 restrictions expected to be extended in UK as death toll exceeds 7,000

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Boris Johnson while he is in hospital, will chair an emergency meeting today.

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From The42 Hurling challenges in business and coaching for Cork All-Ireland winner as Covid-19 crisis continues Ronan Curran

Hurling challenges in business and coaching for Cork All-Ireland winner as Covid-19 crisis continues

Former Cork star Ronan Curran on hurling challenges on and off the field due to Covid-19.

Body of Robert F. Kennedy's 8-year-old great-grandson recovered after canoe trip accident

Maeve Kennedy McKean and her eight-year-old son, Gideon went missing last Thursday while canoeing.

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam

A new Oxfam report calls for an economic rescue plan to prevent a damaging recession.

Aggressive public health measures halted the spread of Covid-19 in China, study shows

Scientists also warned there is a substantial risk of the virus being reintroduced from abroad.

Embracing the new normal after the Covid-19 shutdown - notes from a Kerryman in China

Greg McDonough says life is returning to some semblance of normal for his family after the shutdown in China.

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

Debunked: A video called 'move your cucu' will not format your phone, but people still advised to be wary of scams

The WhatsApp message is reminiscent of a previous hoax text in 2015.

Some mothers allowed just 15 minutes with their premature babies due to coronavirus restrictions

Parents are asking for better communication about why the extreme restrictions in neonatal ICUs are necessary.

Yesterday’s News

Linda Tripp, whose taped conversations with Lewinsky led to Clinton impeachment, dies aged 70 RIP

'I shed another tear when I had a look': Dublin man's 'last goodbye' to brother from bench at hospital window

Padraig Byrne’s brother Francis passed away days after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Frenchman fined after crossing mountains to buy cheap cigarettes

He fell into a stream, in brambles, got lost and ended up contacting the emergency services.

It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre

There will be no charge for hiring the venue itself.

From The42 'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing' Freddie

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

Emergency powers for gardaí, and 224 people in ICU: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 6,074 confirmed cases in Ireland, and 235 deaths.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Holohan: Majority of people with Covid-19 are recovering and 53 who were in ICUs have been discharged

Although most people have been able to recover at home, officials said there is no room for complacency as vulnerable groups are still at a high risk.

From The42 A friend recommends: Meath's Mickey Burke on Narcos, nutrition and Niall Quinn's book The Honeybadger

A friend recommends: Meath's Mickey Burke on Narcos, nutrition and Niall Quinn's book

The Royal County fan favourite didn’t discover Netflix until the country started to self-isolate.

Gardaí make three arrests following seizure of €555,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis

Officers were responding to reports of suspicious behaviour.

Boris Johnson ‘improving’ and ‘sitting up in intensive care bed’

The UK’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the Prime Minister has been ‘engaging positively’ with medics.

Your evening longread: How antiperspirants became a billion-dollar industry

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

Tesco said it is now prioritising the elderly and those most in need for online shopping

The firm said that the changes have already resulted in over 2,000 more deliveries for over 65 customers.

Irish News journalist warned of threat against them by dissident republicans

The journalist was warned of the threat against them by the PSNI.

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

Quiz: Can you complete this Beatles lyric?

How well do you know the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo?

Irish Aviation Authority fears that air traffic will drop by 90%

The IAA said it handled 62,449 flights last month.

Another 938 deaths have been recorded from Covid-19 in the UK

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

'Please don't politicise this virus': WHO responds to Trump's threat to defund organisation

Director general of the WHO Tedros Adhanom has said the world must ‘quarantine politicising Covid’.

Coronavirus: 25 more deaths and 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials continue to urge people to stick with their advice.

Statutory investigation to be carried out into older people's charity Cabhru

Charities Regulatory Authority said it has appointed inspectors to carry out the statutory investigation into the charity.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the major sporting moments of 2006? Really Into Years

Quiz: How well do you remember the major sporting moments of 2006?

Test your memory to mark the launch of our new show, Really into Years.

Yes, scientists have proven that Ireland has got much quieter over the last two weeks

A new study shows that human-made noise has dropped since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.

€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online

The supports aim to help with liquidity issues experienced by businesses.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock.

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.

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”.

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