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Dublin: 19 °C Monday 25 May, 2020

Today’s News

Covid-19 pandemic: Fall in household spending could reduce tax revenue by 20%

Three different scenarios were analysed, going from best to worst.

Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dominic Cummings and his 260-mile lockdown trip dominated the headlines today.

'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip

Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

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Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Driver caught speeding at 173km/h on N7

Gardaí are urging people to slow down this weekend.

Traffic on M50 'increases by 30% and petrol drops by 3c' on first week of Phase One

The government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions slightly, to allow some people to return to work, and garden centres to open.

Saturday 23 May, 2020

Friday 22 May, 2020

New mothers excluded from wage subsidy: 'I feel like I'm being penalised because I was on maternity leave'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he is examining the issue of women being excluded from the Covid-19 wage subsidy.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unemployment in US hits 38.6m, and Varadkar's 'free money' warning: Today's Covid-19 main points

Six McDonald’s drive-thrus and sunny weather kept Garda√≠ busy yesterday.

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

The UK's Protocol plan: 'Unfettered access' from NI to GB, and 'light-touch' checks from GB to NI

Unfettered access to GB from NI, and declaration on goods from GB to Northern Ireland.

Court sessions limited to two hours a day, due to 'additional' safety measures

The Courts Service were “unaware” until yesterday that the issue was discussed in the D√°il.

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Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy

The Finance Minister had said previously that it wasn’t possible to change the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme to suit each individual.

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

Hector √ď hEochag√°in: 'The day of fathers not doing a tap in the house is ending - we're different dads now'

Hector has been chatting to drivers in Nepal, Mary Lou McDonald – but not Tony Holohan – for a philosophical TV programme about lockdown.

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Gardaí stand down search for missing Donegal woman after body discovered

Colleen Magner had been last seen in the Derrybeg area yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up with all the main news stories in today’s headline round up.

Poll: Would you be happy going to a pub where social distancing measures are in place? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy going to a pub where social distancing measures are in place?

The Claire Byrne Live show held a trial run of a socially distant pub in the Fair City pub McCoy’s.

Monday 18 May, 2020

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From an Oscar winner to a Harrison Ford thriller, here’s a list of top films to watch this week.

'A brutal killing': Man shot dead in west Belfast named as Kieran Wylie

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact the PSNI.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s a round up of the big news stories on day one of Phase One.

Poll: Are contingency plans for a general election during Covid-19 necessary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are contingency plans for a general election during Covid-19 necessary?

We’re 100 days from the last general election.

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Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

Quiz: How much do you know about wine?

Wine not try this quiz, to celebrate the weekend.

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Dubliners asked to submit items of their Covid-19 lockdown lives to be archived

Dublin City Library wants to hear from people who find themselves in “extraordinary and often difficult” circumstances:

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NPHET to advise Cabinet on Phase One, and scrapped childcare plan: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what we’re in for today.

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Mother and daughter die in Antrim crash involving a quad bike and tractor

A second young girl is in a critical condition.

Sunday 10 May, 2020

Two Dublin newspapers, the Northside People and Southside People, are to close

The papers’ publisher North Dublin Publications Ltd is seeking to appoint a liquidator.

Ireland to get 120m masks from South Korea, and world cases reach 4m: Today's Covid-19 main points

‘Firefighting’ Covid-19 in Direct Provision, teachers’ union on the State exams, and Boris Johnson’s 7pm announcement.

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

The main teachers’ union said it still has “a number of major concerns” with the new Leaving Cert plan.

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Someone in Co Clare won ‚ā¨4 million in last night's Lotto

This is the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of 2020.

Man and woman arrested after suspected firearm found in Dublin city bin

Gardaí on patrol observed an altercation between individuals on Abbey Street at midnight.

Two women arrested after man (40s) seriously assaulted in Wexford

The man received “apparent” stab wounds and is believed to have non-life threatening injuries

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sit back and catch up with what’s been happening this morning.

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Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'

There has been a lot of concerns about bright students in schools with poor Leaving Cert track records suffering under these rules.

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