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Today’s News

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision

The man and woman were arrested at their home this morning.

Heritage Minister confirms Waterways Ireland will not remove barge homes from canal

Six boat owners had been served eviction notices and told their homes would be removed by crane if they did not move them.

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety: What we now know about the longer-term effects of Covid-19

Some patients who recovered at home have reported fatigue and other symptoms weeks after their diagnosis.

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Saturday 4 July, 2020

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

Friday 3 July, 2020

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

Dublin Mint Office denies targeting older people as customers report receiving coins they never ordered

One woman said her aunt was sent coins to the value of €44,800 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Wednesday 1 July, 2020

TV Nostalgia: Niall Horan incident was nothing compared to Dustin's constant slagging of Westlife

Where was this kind of die-hard fandom when Dustin was slagging poor Kian Egan in the noughties?

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'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse'

Event organisers have said they face the prospect of no income for 18 months.

Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

'A stark reminder': RTÉ documentary shows frontline of battle against Covid-19

Viewers last night were brought inside the intensive care unit of St James’ Hospital, where staff have been dealing with the worst of this disease.

Sunday 28 June, 2020

Debunked: Irish people in colonies were not slaves - they were indentured servants

Posts that are being shared on social media claim Irish people ‘experienced the horrors of slavery’ more than African people.

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'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

Saturday 27 June, 2020

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers

The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

Thursday 25 June, 2020

Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship

Varadkar said a “special protocol” will be worked out to allow larger groups to attend services.

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro

Officers at Rosslare Europort seized 13,000 litres of wine earlier this week.

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Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support

Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.

Monday 22 June, 2020

'You may represent a risk to your loved ones': Over one third of recent Covid-19 cases in people under 35

The CMO said a return to ‘the way things used to be’ could lead to a resurgence of disease.

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NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seems “strange” that churches with a capacity of 1,500 would be subject to this restriction.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland.

Fresh appeal for information on missing mother-of-seven 35 years on from disappearance

The last sighting of the 33-year-old woman was at a party at her home in Carna.

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Soccer referee who suffered broken jaw receives €5,000 compensation from attacker

Daniel Sweeney also suffered a fractured eye socket during the attack after a match in 2018.

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

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'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Monday 15 June, 2020

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes

It has been three months since residents have been able to see their loved ones in person.

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Health Minister Simon Harris said people will need to get into the habit of bringing a face covering out with them like they do with their phone or keys.

Sunday 14 June, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know this Irish music trivia?

Let’s test your knowledge…

Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'

There was a 83% decrease in flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2019.

'I'm concerned about the winter': HSE outlines longterm strategy for healthcare and Covid-19 testing

HSE chief Paul Reid said capacity will have to be built up before we hit the peak of winter.

Thursday 11 June, 2020

'It's actually a serious issue': Government to consider next week when hairdressers could re-open

Minister Harris said he recognises the importance of this question for business owners and for the wellbeing of members of the public.

Health Minister says virus reproductive rate 'staying remarkably stable'

Harris told the Dáil that the R number is now between 0.4 and 0.8.

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

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