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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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George Hamilton and Phillip Quinn joined us for a special edition of Behind the Lines.

TAOISEACH MICHEÁL MARTIN has said congregated indoor settings and house parties taking place with 30 or 40 people “are presenting a problem”.

Speaking in the Dáil, Martin said he had been speaking to the Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn who has raised concerns about the increases in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last fortnight.

“Congregated indoor settings are presenting a problem, having 30 or 40 people in house parties is an issue,” said Martin.

Under the current Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for reopening the economy, indoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted, when conducted in line with public health advice.

Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people when conducted in line with public health advice are also currently permissible.

The Taoiseach said there will be a significant degree of domestic tourism this year.

“That is important to weigh up. Our travel advisory is consistent. We are advising people not to travel abroad except for essential reasons. As a result there has been a significant demand on domestic facilities and hotels and so on. Again, the message has to be that while obviously we want people to enjoy themselves during the summer, they should do so in a socially responsible way,” he said.

In this phase of Covid-19 personal responsibility is essential, said Martin.

“What worries me is that the age profile of new cases is going down. It is important to convey to people the serious potential long-term impact that getting this virus can have on one’s health. That is why, in all of the holiday locations across the country, people should be conscious of that and behave appropriately,” said the Taoiseach.

“Any slippage between now and the end of August could undermine our efforts to get schools open fully,” he said.

The Taoiseach said there has been much commentary about the number of American visitors travelling to Ireland.

Information from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is that the numbers coming in from the US are “quite low”, said the Taoiseach.

“From the outset of the pandemic travel has never been banned officially or per se. It has never been prohibited. The National Public Health Expert Team, NPHET, will be giving us advice. It is meeting today and there will be a meeting of the Government tomorrow in respect of Phase Four of the roadmap.

“There will also be further discussions about the travel issue, which will culminate in decisions on 20 July regarding drawing up a green list and strengthening our presence at airports and ports concerning inward traffic,” said Martin.

Yesterday and today,, no new Covid-related deaths were reported.

Over the past 14 days, the total number of confirmed cases notified to the HPSC is 165.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 32 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe says he is victim of media and gardaí

Aaron Brady today told the Central Criminal Court that media and gardaí “ganged up” on him.

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Three men arrested after €24k worth of suspected cannabis seized in north Dublin

The arrests were made following a search of a house in the Drumcondra area earlier today.

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Stolen Banksy tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attack returned to France from Italy

It was found in the attic of an abandoned farmhouse in the eastern Italian region of Abruzzo last month.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

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Chilean woman detained in Dochas Centre for over a week after arriving in Ireland released

On her arrival at Dublin Airport on 2 July last she was detained by immigration officials.

Bail granted to man (47) accused of vandalising Luke Kelly statue

The man was arrested on Monday and held at Store Street Garda station where he was charged with criminal damage.

Teenage boy dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia

The 15-year-old caught the rare bacterial illness after hunting and eating a marmot, according to the health ministry.

From The42 Clive Tyldesley 'upset, annoyed and baffled' at decision to replace him as ITV’s lead commentator Announcement

Clive Tyldesley 'upset, annoyed and baffled' at decision to replace him as ITV’s lead commentator

He will be replaced by Sam Matterface at the start of next season, but will continue to work with the station.

Daniel Lewis Lee executed by lethal injection in Indiana

Lee was convicted with another man of murdering a family in 1996.

ITV boss says broadcaster will not make a show like Jeremy Kyle again

The programme was axed last year after an outcry following the death of guest Steve Dymond.

Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have also said that further questions need to be answered.

Employee of Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard hurled insults at the actor

Heard allegedly called Depp “washed up” and “fat”, the libel trial heard today in London.

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned

Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.

'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights

The cut for August and September comes less than two weeks after Ryanair ramped up its flights for the summer.

Man (60s) seriously injured after lorry he was driving involved in collision with car and tractor

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Huawei equipment to be removed from UK 5G network by 2027

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Boris Johnson this morning.

From The42 James McClean frustrated by lack of support following nine years of abuse Protest

James McClean frustrated by lack of support following nine years of abuse

The Ireland and Stoke winger has received racial and sectarian abuse.

Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m

The Charities Regulator described 2019 as its “busiest year to date”.

Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president

Robert Trump had objected to Mary Trump publicly discussing family members.

Here is the full list of nominees for this year's (virtual) IFTAs

The online ceremony will be held in September.

Gardaí arrest man over attempted armed robbery at Limerick pharmacy

The man, who was armed with a penknife, demanded staff hand over drugs.

Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn

The scheme to help businesses hit by Covid-19 was delayed until a new government was formed.

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

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Poll: Should single parent families have two sets of parental leave?

Gary Gannon TD has said that the Children in one parent families must not be disadvantaged by having only one set of leave.

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

Two men held after flight from Krakow to Dublin diverted due to bomb scare

Essex Police found nothing suspicious on board following “reports of a security alert”.

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late

Sinn Féin is going to introduce a motion to the Dáil today calling for 12-week extension to paid maternity leave.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headline this morning.

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms and churches

Overall, California has reported more than 329,100 cases and over 7,000 deaths.

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.

Pubs unsure about reopening next week as NPHET says it's 'too early' to say it'll happen

The final phase of the government’s reopening is planned for 20 July.

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president

Andrzej Duda saw off a liberal challenger in a closely fought contest.

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