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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 6 April, 2020

Today’s News

Ancient skeletal remains believed to date back to 15th century found in Swords, Co Dublin

Gardaí were called to the scene by locals at 6pm this evening.

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois

The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after thieves break into 15 cars and steal one van in Cork

The thefts took place at approximately 4am this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

Private consultants concerned about 'ethical dilemma' caused by temporary HSE contracts

Consulting rooms of those who sign the HSE contract will have to shut to current and future private outpatients.

'We start the day listening to Eighties music': A snapshot of life in this bright Dublin 6 home

Michelle converted her garage into an open plan living/kitchen area.

Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning

Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.

Yesterday’s News

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

Adam and Rebecca had to postpone their wedding, but took to the back garden to mark the day.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic

The Irish Cancer Society is worried that people are “putting their lives at risk” by not visiting GPs over symptoms.

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.

Saturday 4 April, 2020

Love in the time of coronavirus: Texting all day? Going out for dinner on Zoom?

Whether it’s long-term love or a casual date, people are still searching for romance during this time.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Special Needs Assistants will be redeployed to other public services to free up frontline workers

The initial priority will be in community services for children with a disability.

Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently?

Bingeing anything on Netflix? Catching up on shows you’ve missed?

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s main stories.

Monday 30 March, 2020

'We fell in love with the house and the rest is history': Inside this colourful former dispensary in Derry

Nadine chose her home for its “distinctive character and history”.

Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators

The GoFundMe page for the ventilators has raised over €134,000 so far.

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

Ministers urge employers to reconsider staff redundancies and look at State supports

The government announced Covid-19 income support measures last week.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There are now a total of 2,415 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says

Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

Mostly sunny but cold weather expected this weekend as people told to stay at home

Today will be generally dry with some cloud and good spells of sunshine.

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

Man charged in relation to gun seizure after high speed car chase in Limerick this week

The man (30s) is due to appear before a special sitting of Nenagh District Court at 6pm today.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Debunked: The UK no longer considers Covid-19 a high consequence infectious disease, but social media posts about it are misleading

A screenshot shared online is true, but doesn’t tell the full story.

Monday 23 March, 2020

'I'm treating the house like a blank canvas': Art lover Emma shares her new build by the sea

‘I can’t wait to fill the place with my Mam’s artwork.’

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA

It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'

It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.

Dublin businesses who need to defer rates payments advised to contact council

Businesses had been asking that rates be waived, rather than deferred, to help them stay afloat.

Later post delivery expected as An Post staggers worker starting times

An Post is also asking customers to not bring children to post offices, if possible.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Teenage pedestrian dies after crash involving jeep in Offaly

The crash occurred at approximately 7.30pm this evening.

Watch: People play outdoor bingo from their flats in Dublin

From balcony bingo to beautiful sunsets, here is a round up of some good news this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s a roundup of all the news that happened today – it’s The Fix.

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.

126 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland, bringing the total to 683

There are now 683 cases confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.

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