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Yesterday’s News

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

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

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.

'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.

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.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

'Awful, really frightening': Woman purposefully coughed and spat on by two youths while out walking

Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless is calling for a serious conviction for those found guilty of deliberating trying to spread Covid-19.

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

Prince Charles 'did not jump the queue' for Covid-19 test, insists UK Health Minister

The Prince of Wales tested positive for the virus.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says

The post claims the Irish government has been slowly implementing a country-wide lockdown since last Sunday.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

'Let's raise a glass to all the mammies of Ireland': Keeping your distance while celebrating Mother's Day

Some residents on the South Circular Road will be toasting to mothers from their front gardens this year.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know your classic Irish Mammies?

‘They were a bit obsessed with the old… S-E-X’

Ireland's cases 'in line with projections', US medical dramas donate equipment: Today's Covid-19 main points

126 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

'I will always love you': Dolly Parton leads tributes to Kenny Rogers who died aged 81

Rogers’ family is planning a small private service “out of concern for the national Covid-19 emergency.”

Missing Waterford man found 'safe and well'

John Deegan has been found.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Friday 20 March, 2020

Covid-19: Temporary release of 200 prisoners was 'not an easy decision to make'

Charlie Flanagan says the prisoners pose no risk to the public.

'Your early deployment will make a real and positive impact': 319 gardaí sworn in to help respond to Covid-19 crisis

The trainees will bring the Garda’s numbers to its highest level of almost 15,000.

Fundraiser set up by Irish researchers developing emergency ventilators for Covid-19 patients

The group is hoping to have a fully functional prototype by next Friday.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Aer Lingus to cut wages by 50% as airline reduces working hours for month of April

Fórsa said it was assured by Aer Lingus that these are emergency, temporary measures.

Italy death toll rises to 3,405, overtaking China

China has officially reported 3,245 deaths.

Significant drop in number of people using public transport

The NTA says public transport will continue to operate as normal despite the drop.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Dentists warn profession is on 'brink of collapse' as many practices face closures

Some are concerned at the lack of clear guidelines being issued to dentists in the current crisis.

Woman (70s) killed in Cork collision involving car and lorry

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding the collision.

Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

Leslie Roy was set to represent Ireland in Rotterdam this May.

Friday 13 March, 2020

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Bolsonaro’s communications chief tested positive for Covid-19 after last weekend’s trip to the US during which both men met with Donald Trump.

Poll: Do you think government formation talks should continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think government formation talks should continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak?

The issue of the coronavirus could help or hinder formation.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Thursday 12 March, 2020

Here's what the planned closure of schools will mean for teachers and students

The government has ordered all schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close until 29 March.

Poll: Are you worried about misinformation around the coronavirus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about misinformation around the coronavirus?

Separating fact from fiction can be difficult with the level of speculation on social media.

Man and woman due in court over Tipperary hijacking and robbery

Both are due to appear before Cashel District Court later today.

Man due in court in connection with 2006 murder of man who died in mobile home fire

Gerry Nolan died on 24 July 2006 after a fire in his mobile home

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day

The charity cancelled it’s major fundraising events amid concern around the coronavirus.

Woman killed by getaway car in Killiney named as special needs assistant Jacqueline McGovern (54)

Three men had robbed a nearby Centra before driving away and hitting two women.

Poll: Have you changed how you wash your hands? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you changed how you wash your hands?

One of the best ways to protect yourself and others is to regularly wash your hands with soap and water.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Man killed and woman hospitalised after two car collision in Donegal

A nearby car was also damaged from the collision, but no injuries were caused to the occupants.

Saturday 7 March, 2020

How many people got the Centenarian Bounty from the President last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The percentage of Ryanair’s Italian short-haul flights that have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Friday 6 March, 2020

Khat worth €367,000 seized at Dublin Airport

The illegal drugs were found as part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting drug smuggling and shadow economy activity.

60-year-old cyclist dies after being struck by car in Cork

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in Fermoy.

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