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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Government sets aside €15 million to ensure continued operation of ferry routes

The money will cover a minimum three month period in order to ensure the continuity of the services.

Cork fabric company to alter some of HSE's shipment of personal protective equipment to make it suitable for use

Much of the equipment which arrived in from China has been deemed unsuitable for use.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock


Gardaí in Wicklow told to stop accepting free pizzas from local businesses

They had initially been told to decline all gifts.

Sunday 5 April, 2020


Saturday 4 April, 2020

A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland

The cocaine trade has been skewed – and the crisis means many gangland figures are simply hunkering down and waiting it out.

Friday 3 April, 2020

Man arrested following armed robbery at supermarket in Old Bawn, Dublin

All of the cash taken during the robbery was recovered by gardaí.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Miriam O'Callaghan to present Late Late Show again tomorrow as Tubridy thanks her for filling in

Tubridy said he wanted to thank everyone for their warm wishes.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

'No foul play' suspected in death of woman in Killiney, Dublin

The body of a woman in her 50s was discovered in the Balure Lane area of Killiney yesterday evening.

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Man charged after stabbing at Cork bus stop this morning

The victim received multiple stab wounds at around 7.45am this morning.

Man (20s) arrested after gardaí seize €122k worth of cannabis from growhouse

Gardaí said they seized 153 cannabis plants.

Gardaí launch investigation after delivery vans criminally damaged outside Dublin supermarket

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

Military police investigation launched after suspected cocaine discovered at Baldonnel Airfield

The Defence Forces confirmed that an investigation has been launched.

Monday 30 March, 2020

'Only be sexually active with someone you live with': HSE's advice on sex during the coronavirus crisis

The HSE’s sexual wellbeing website has laid out all you need to know.

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

The new measures are expected to be published in the coming days.

Aer Lingus flight heading to China to pick up protective equipment makes emergency landing after hitting birds

The flight struck a flock of birds shortly after take-off.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Statute of limitation fears for women affected by CervicalCheck controversy as coronavirus delays tribunal

The Department of Health said it is “examining various options” to ensure nobody is disadvantaged.

Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees

Last Thursday, the HSE confirmed that parking charges for staff in hospitals and healthcare facilities are to be immediately suspended.

'I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy': Irish couple describe conditions in Chinese quarantine hotel

Lisa Belmour, from Clare, lives in Hangzhou with her husband.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools

Right now, there are over 100,000 people still involved in construction across the island.

Monday 23 March, 2020

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is

Dublin has the highest numbers of cases with 402.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 48 more deaths in the UK as Boris Johnson resists closures of parks and playgrounds

This represents the biggest jump in deaths for the nation since the crisis began.

Special detective unit investigating dissident republicans arrests three men in the midlands

They are currently being held in garda stations around Dublin.

Coronavirus: Fourth death confirmed as 121 new cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total to 906

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the news this evening.

Motorcyclist (30s) dies in Waterford crash

The incident happened today at 11.40am.

Gardaí stop cars entering packed carpark at Clare beach

Clare Civil Defence volunteers were deployed to Lahinch and Kilkee.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays

A Facebook post said the army was “setting up camp” on the quays.

Twenty-two new cases in the North as total number there climbs to 108

The total number of tests completed in the North now stands at 2,186.

Parents urged to throw out choking hazard baby teethers sold through AliExpress

The risk arises from small parts detaching.

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