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Yesterday’s News


Sunday 19 April, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

PPE ‘piracy’, David Attenborough and Rosie the penguin made the news today.

Man charged following armed robbery at Dublin shop

The man fled the scene on a bicycle after robbing money from the store yesterday.

Ireland ranks second last in EU for meeting 2020 renewable energy targets

Only the Netherlands was behind Ireland in meeting the goals.

Healthcare workers make fresh appeal for PPE donations as HSE chief says it's like 'gold dust'

HSE boss Paul Reid says the behaviour of some countries is akin to “modern-day piracy”.


'We have zero backlog': HSE says Ireland's Covid-19 testing backlog has been cleared

The HSE said that acquiring personal protective equipment for healthcare workers remains “challenging” at an operational update this morning.

Saturday 18 April, 2020

41 more deaths in Ireland, Trump endorses anti-lockdown protesters: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main points to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world today.

Dublin City Council to reallocate space to allow pedestrians and cyclists to social distance

Loading bays and parking spaces will be removed to create space for people on bikes and on foot.

Friday 10 April, 2020

Messages of support for frontline healthcare workers light up Mater Hospital

The projection can we watched live and people can submit their own message for healthcare staff.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

The postponing of the Leaving Cert and the extension of Covid-19 restrictions made the headlines today.

PSNI make fresh appeal for information over Robbie Lawlor murder

The Dubliner was shot dead outside a house in Belfast on Saturday.

Friday 3 April, 2020

Man arrested as €108,000 worth of stolen vehicles seized by Gardaí

Five vehicles were seized by Gardaí at a motor yard in north Co Dublin.

Ireland's newest centenarian shares secrets to long life while celebrating 100th birthday

Margaret Lynch says porridge and walks are the way to go.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Joyriders destroy pitches in north Co Dublin

Fingal County Council has closed the pitches in the interests of health and safety.

Man arrested after woman's body found in house in Kilkenny

Gardaí said the death of the woman, who was in her 70s, is “unexplained”.

O'Neills factory starts manufacturing protective gear for healthcare workers

The first shipment is destined for the Covid-19 centre of Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

New testing criteria, ‘Corona challenge’ and Spain’s death toll made headlines today.

Courts introduce 'unprecedented' measures to better adhere to social distancing rules

The Courts Service said that the measures aim to “promote health, yet maintain rights.”

Fermanagh security alert was elaborate hoax carried out by dissident republicans, gardaí say

The gardaí thanked the community in the Cavan and Monaghan border area for its understanding.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Frontline hospital staff make urgent appeal asking for donations of personal protective equipment

Beauticians, hair dressers, construction workers and the food and pharma industries were singled out.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Coronavirus prompts 'significant contraction' in Galway 2020 culture capital schedule

Organisers met to discuss the future of Galway 2020 today.

Have you seen James? Gardaí seek help finding 71-year-old man missing from Meath

Gardaí are very concerned for James Kiely’s welfare.

Aldi rewards staff for coronavirus efforts with 10% bonus

The retailer said that the payment was to reward colleagues who have “worked tirelessly” in recent weeks.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

New Covid-19 restrictions, the Olympics and India’s lockdown made headlines today.

Banks see calls rise 400% as customers seek support amid Covid-19 crunch

Banks are far busier but visits to branches have dropped significantly.

'These signs tell us we need to move': Health chief explains introduction of new restrictions

A range of concerning statistics were cited as the explanation for new measures being put in place now.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications

It comes after a flood of workers signalled their desire to help tackle the public health crisis.

Ryanair cuts flights by over 80% from midnight, expects most flights grounded by next Tuesday

The airline is asking customers not to phone its call centres.

Have you seen Ciaran? Appeal to find missing Dublin teen

The 18-year-old has been missing since Monday.

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

TD Thomas Pringle in isolation after potentially coming into contact with coronavirus

The Donegal TD is said to be showing no symptoms of the Covid-19 illness.

National Public Order Unit to deal with 'potential public unease' during coronavirus outbreak

It comes as a senior garda warned that organised criminal gangs could “attempt to take advantage” during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Monday 16 March, 2020

How well do you know St Patrick's Day?

Time to sort the shamrocks from the four-leaf clovers.

Pandemic unemployment payment set up to help people out of work due to coronavirus closures

People are being urged to apply online or via the post and not to attend an Intreo office.

'If your actions are helping to spread the virus, you’re not helping the country': St Vincent's doctor issues stark warning

Dr Paddy Mallon has outlined a grim scenario that Ireland will face if people don’t take the containment strategy seriously.

Restaurants' association urges government to order restaurants to close

Simon Coveney said all decisions will be made on the basis of public health advice.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Three month mortgage and loan deferrals among Ulster Bank coronavirus customer support measures

Italy announced plans to suspend mortgage payments across the country earlier today.

Expert appointed to assess governance and safeguarding at Scouting Ireland

The review is expected to be completed in April this year.

Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

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