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Yesterday’s News


Sunday 4 October, 2020

Schools 'at risk' due to lack of legal agreements between Department and patron bodies, report reveals

Investment to the tune of €4 billion made over the past 8 years hasn’t been safeguarded according to a new report.

Thursday 1 October, 2020

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released on Friday, says prosecutor

Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police who were executing a drugs warrant.

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide

At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.


Coronavirus: One death and 429 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 189 in Dublin

The figures were released at a briefing from the Department of Health this evening.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 363 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 154 in Dublin

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Monday 28 September, 2020

Appeal launched following unexplained death of man (48) found at apartment complex in February

Investigating Gardaí have not been able to determine the sole cause of John’s death.

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

'I was told I would be in the induced coma for a few days, but I actually woke up two months later'

Martin, a healthcare worker in his 30s, was told he would be in a coma for a few days. He was in a coma for over two months.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…


Saturday 26 September, 2020

'It's like being at a match and they keep moving the goalposts': The rapidly changing face of Irish college life

Demand for mental health supports have already risen as colleges move classes and social events online.

Thursday 24 September, 2020

'A slightly lesser place': Challenges ahead for universities as international student numbers fall by up to 50%

A less diverse campus and a devastating impact on university income lies ahead due to a drop in international students.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told US Congress that the EU is threatening peace in Northern Ireland

Gardaí recorded 16 breaches of Covid guidelines in pubs and restaurants in the past week

The breaches occurred between 7 and 13 September.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Need to check in? We have your round up daily news here in one spot.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the economy is 'not yet ready to carry itself', Ibec warns

Ibec outlined measures it sees as central to supporting businesses and the economy over the coming year.

Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Cabinet members no longer restricting movements after Health Minister Stephen Donnelly tests negative for Covid-19

Cabinet was adjourned after Donnelly began feeling unwell and was referred for a test.

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital

His comments come as the Government published a colour-coded roadmap for the country.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

More than 1,100 litres of wine seized from van which travelled to Ireland from France

The estimated retail value of the wine was almost €16,000.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Catch up on all that made the headlines today.

Friday 11 September, 2020

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital

More than half of daily Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dublin.

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

Coronavirus: 211 new cases and one new death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials released the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Adam Sandler movies?

The New Yorker turns 54 today so how well do you know his career?

Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show

Those on lower salaries were also more likely to be in receipt of illness benefit.

Significant rise in Covid-19 referrals in Kildare and Dublin prompts delays in receiving home tests

One Kildare resident explained they were waiting six days for a test after they were referred.

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season

The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.

Monday 7 September, 2020

Quiz: Can you name these well-known schools and colleges?

How well do you know some of the most famous schools and colleges from movies, books, and the news.

Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

Saturday 5 September, 2020

'I owe it to my parents': 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor determined to show there is hope in face of adversity

Dr Edith Eger tells TheJournal why over 70 years after leaving Auschwitz she wants people to see her a ‘role model’.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Residents fear being left 'homeless' as council warns them not to erect barriers against coastal erosion

Residents say they risk losing their homes in the coming years if they don’t take action immediately.

Thursday 3 September, 2020

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal

NUIG in July also confirmed it was a victim of the widespread attack.

Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life

Ireland placed 26th in a ranking of mental health concerns for children and adolescents.

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