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Yesterday’s News

Met √Čireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for whole country on Halloween

A rainfall warning is already in effect.

One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.

Kanturk shootings: Father and sons to be buried in two separate funerals

The funerals will take place tomorrow and on Saturday afternoon.

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Gardaí in particular are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce their speed.

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Tesco to create 450 full-time jobs across the country

The supermarket chain said it is also to create 700 temporary positions for the Christmas period and is already recruiting for these roles.

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

Backlash after Spanish politicians attend awards ceremony just hours after curfew announced

‚ÄúWe are aware that we should be an example for the wider public and we don‚Äôt want news like [this] to emerge,” a Government spokesperson said.

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

Tuesday 27 October, 2020

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the NI Department of Health this afternoon.

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Kazakhstan adopts Borat's 'very nice!' catchphrase in bid to boost tourism

The first Borat film caused controversy in Kazakhstan for its depictions of the nation as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic.

Covid-19: Hospitalisations continue to rise as CMO urges people to self-isolate

Ten more people have been hospitalised with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí investigating after body of man (30s) found following house fire in Tipperary

Garda√≠ in Tipperary Town received a report of a house fire at St Michael’s Avenue at around 5am.

Third person arrested as part of probe into Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

The man was arrested for offences contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Acts.

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of ‚ā¨30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

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Bring a brolly out with you this week - it's going to be wet and windy

It will be mostly cloudy this morning with outbreaks of rain followed by sunny spells and showers around the country.

Sunday 25 October, 2020

T√°naiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE

The T√°naiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that garda√≠ would be enforcing legislation.

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines

The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween? Spooktacular This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?

We’re less than a week off from the scariest night of the year.

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

Man (60s) dies after collision in Cork

Gardaí were alerted to a collision involving a bicycle and a car on the Lower Corkhill Road in Youghal yesterday evening.

Saturday 24 October, 2020

Gardaí seize beer kegs, spirits and bar equipment after search of 'suspected Shebeen' in Kildare

Gardaí conducted a search at 8pm and found a fully operational bar in a repurposed state.

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election? Presidential Election This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election?

TheJournal.ie will have you covered on the night and throughout the following day as results pour in.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your weekend.

Friday 23 October, 2020

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

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Thursday 22 October, 2020

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks? Level 5 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?

The country is under Level 5 restrictions until 1 December.

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision

Dr Day said today the current Direct Provision system is “reactive” and said that people living in the system “bear the consequences” of its failures.

Poll: Will you make an extra effort to 'buy Irish' this Christmas? Christmas Shopping This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you make an extra effort to 'buy Irish' this Christmas?

Many Irish businesses have an online presence and in the run-up to Christmas will rely heavily on support here at home.

Teenager dies following two-car collision in Dundalk

Gardaí are investigating a two-car collision that occurred in Ballymascanlon last night at approximately 9pm.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report

A report drawn up by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day has made a number of sweeping recommendations.

Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Poll: Should vegetarian foods be allowed use words like 'steak' and 'burger'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vegetarian foods be allowed use words like 'steak' and 'burger'?

The IFA has urged Irish MEPs to vote to ban words traditionally linked to meat products from being used on vegetarian alternatives.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma

Bridges (70) who is best known for his role as The Dude in The Big Lebowski did not give much detail about his condition.

Monday 19 October, 2020

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions

It’s understood that a middle ground between Level 4 and Level 5 is a probable scenario for the coming weeks.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Three men charged after ‚ā¨57,500 drugs seizure in Dublin 7

Gardaí from the Bridewell District searched the premises at approximately 2:30pm yesterday.

Status Yellow rainfall warning for entire country

The warning is valid from midnight tonight until 7pm on Tuesday.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

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