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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Yesterday’s News

Missing 23-month-old girl and her father found safe and well by Roscommon gardaí

Jasmine Arshad and her father Shiraz Arshad were missing but have since been found.

Saturday 11 July, 2020

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

Friday 10 July, 2020

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments

Frank Feighan had said people in RTÉ were ‘snorting cocaine all over the place’.


Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted

Meanwhile the LVA said that the images of drinkers in Dublin over the weekend were a major concern.

Poll: Have fears of contracting Covid-19 stopped you visiting shops, pubs and cinemas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have fears of contracting Covid-19 stopped you visiting shops, pubs and cinemas?

While the country is busy again, the pandemic hasn’t gone away.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.


Sunday 5 July, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know traditional (and not so traditional) Irish foods?

Know your coddle? This quiz won’t be a doddle.

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19

Mick Mulvaney said that the Northern Irish parties had all worked well together.

'Appalling': Local TD condemns suspected arson attack in Dundalk

The house, in Clontygora Court, caught fire at around 3.35am this morning.

Status Yellow wind warning issued for 17 counties

The warning is valid from 11am today and will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an incident on the M4

Gardaí are ‘anxious’ to identify the vehicles and men involved.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Saturday 4 July, 2020

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

Three men to appear in court over violence and criminal damage in Mullingar

The three men were arrested on Friday.

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July

The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.

Man arrested after shots fired at gardaí in Cork

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested following a car chase.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Don't expect to get to the beach this weekend - there's going to be a lot of rain and wind

According to Met Éireann, today will be mostly cloudy and misty, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in most places.

'Radio Boyne' and an Ulster Fry: How the Orange Order is celebrating a socially distanced 12 July

The Orange Order has cancelled parades this year because of Covid-19.

Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study

The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.

Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March

In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.


Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

Monday 29 June, 2020

US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics

The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.

Barbers and hairdressers say it's 'Christmas on steroids' - some even organised midnight openings

Barbers and hairdressers say it's 'Christmas on steroids' - some even organised midnight openings

Across the country, people got their first hair cut in months.

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job

Phil Hogan, Ireland’s EU Trade Commissioner, announced the decision this morning.

Saturday 27 June, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these summer songs?

A quiz for a summer night.


Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions

Scientists are trying to better understand whether people can be immune after recovering.

Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness WRC

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

What will an art gallery or museum visit be like once they open their doors?

Some galleries are trying to make the experience as normal as possible.

Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Prison visits to resume across two phases

The Irish Prison Service suspended visits in March because of the pandemic.

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