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Today’s News

Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned'

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said this is ‘at an advanced stage of completion’.

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.

Postal worker whose family was subject of attempted tiger kidnapping brings damages against An Post

Three masked raiders bearing firearms tied up Susan Byrne and her husband in October 2011, the court heard.

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Man who repeatedly raped teenage girl and treated her 'almost like a dog' jailed for seven years

A jury found the man guilty of four counts of rape in 2016 after a trial last month.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level'

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the North yesterday evening.

Storm Jorge: Status Red warning for Galway and Clare, orange warning extended to rest of country

A ‘full crisis’ response has been put in place to deal with ongoing flooding ahead of the arrival of the storm.

Arts Council to meet three people who signed letter about bullying and harrassment in sector next week

Nearly 200 people signed an open letter to the Arts Council and the Department of Culture recently.

Dublin's best views? This €1.3m home overlooking Killiney Bay is a contender

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail

The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

Have you seen Ciara? Gardaí seek assistance in locating missing 16-year-old

Ciara Young was last seen on Tuesday in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

British man who had been on board quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship dies from Covid-19

He is the first British person to have died from the coronavirus.

From The42 'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming' Gutted

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

Joshua Allen, 19-year-old son of TV chef Rachel Allen, jailed for 15 months

The eldest son of Rachel and Isaac Allen has pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired at two houses in Dublin

The houses were unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland

It’s not yet clear if the woman in question travelled from Dublin to Belfast via train.

Covid-19: Stock markets plummet in worst week since 2008 financial crash

China has now recorded almost 80,000 cases of Covid-19.

Man charged in connection with murder of Keane Mulready-Woods

The 17-year-old was killed and his body dismembered last month.

Covid-19 case on the island of Ireland: Here are the main points you need to know

Officials on both sides of the border have contacted all of the people who had close contact with the woman.

'Trusted member' of Patricia O'Connor's family found guilty of impeding murder investigation

Father-of-three Kieran Greene was found guilty of the 61-year-old on Tuesday.

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

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Poll: Should schools using tablet devices scrap them in favour of textbooks?

A review of one Meath school found that students are often distracted by the device.

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and what protocols are in place to deal with suspected cases?

More than 100 people have been tested for the virus but there are no confirmed cases in the Republic.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

'I started asking the question - who are the great female directors?'

A new multi-part documentary aims to address the perception that women haven’t been directing films for decades.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in Dublin hotel

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

From The42 'The ability to think earns you time': Cullen backs Sexton, comparing him with Brady and Federer All In The Head

'The ability to think earns you time': Cullen backs Sexton, comparing him with Brady and Federer

The Leinster head coach sees no reason to lose faith in Ireland’s 34-year-old out-half.

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'

UCD’s Welfare Officer said that students are coming to her office with sleeping bags.

Confusion over pay entitlements among both employers and employees if staff present with Covid-19 HR

Confusion over pay entitlements among both employers and employees if staff present with Covid-19

Businesses are being encouraged to develop contingency plans if a number of people from their workplace fall sick in the coming days and weeks.

Covid-19: Dublin churches following advice on handshaking and Communion

Priests are being told to follow guidance for when a flu is circulating.

Yesterday’s News

Covid-19 in Northern Ireland: HSE seeking to trace passengers seated near patient on Dublin flight

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland confirmed the news this evening.

Canada to stop paying to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'in the coming weeks'

There has been speculation about who will pay the bill for keeping the couple safe after they step down from royal duties.

'No adverse events' found after review of children affected by scoliosis implant recall

Yesterday, Children’s Health Ireland said it would contact all parents of children affected by the recall.

From The42 Odion Ighalo nets first goal for the club while Fernandes continues to impress as five-star United run riot Comprehensive
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