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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Today’s News

Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated? Boris Johnson This post contains videos

Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated?

Dominic Raab is deputising for Boris Johnson with the British Prime Minister in intensive care.

Yesterday’s News

Coronavirus: People on social welfare income support now tops 710,000

A total of 507,000 were issued with a Pandemic Unemployment Payment last Friday.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'in good spirits' after 'comfortable night' in hospital

The UK government’s coronavirus meeting was chaired today by Dominic Raab.

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says √Čamon √ď Cu√≠v

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

Mainly dry week in prospect with temperatures touching 17 degrees on Thursday

The weather will become more changeable in the latter part of the week.

Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon

Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.

Friday 3 April, 2020

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

The Irish government has spent over ‚ā¨200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips Tv Options This post contains videos

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

Central Bank says unemployment could reach 25% as government seeks to avoid 'another era of austerity'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the country is “heading into a recession”.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Coronavirus: D√°il set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

The D√°il last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

'It was shaping to be a very strong year': How will the coronavirus crisis impact people buying houses?

All of these indicators suggested a market that was growing, with supply remaining low relative to demand.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

From the Good Drying Index to trackable seagulls: TheJournal.ie's April Fools greatest hits

In case you haven’t been keeping track, today is 1 April.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades'

Financial advisory firm EY says job losses could be between 177,000 and 318,000 depending on how long restrictions last this summer.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

HSE expects coronavirus peak in two weeks, contract tracing app in the works and Trump backtracks on ‘quarantine’ idea.

Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service Covid-19 This post contains videos

Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service

Social distancing measures will be in place from tomorrow and a reduced schedule will run from Wednesday.

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about time?

The time is now.

Aer Lingus plane sent to pick up ‚ā¨20m worth of PPE from China has landed in Beijing

Aer Lingus flight EI9018 left Dublin Airport at 10.53 am this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Fourteen Covid-19 deaths, essential workers clarified and Trump considers New York ‘quarantine’.

Here's the list of 'essential' workers who can still go to work

An updated list of essential retail services was published last night.

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for garda√≠ to use.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China

A consignment of equipment such as masks, gowns and goggles is due to arrive from China on Sunday.

Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses and midwives will be offered a contract as a healthcare assistant.

Coronavirus: Three more deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

A further 32 cases have also been confirmed.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Three youths arrested after Cork car chase that saw vehicle crash into bus and two garda cars

All three were released into the custody of their parents. A fourth male escaped the incident on foot.

Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 235 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The numbers come following a change to the testing criteria announced last night.

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Where's Fauci?': The United States' disease expert returns to TV after tensions with Trump Coronavirus This post contains videos

'Where's Fauci?': The United States' disease expert returns to TV after tensions with Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci had not been present at the past two daily coronavirus briefings

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed

As of midnight last night, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

Coronavirus: These are the 'essential retail outlets' that can stay open

The Department of An Taoiseach provided an indicative list this afternoon.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock.

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Leo Varadkar: Gardaí will be more visible on the streets 'encouraging groups to disperse'

Varadkar said garda√≠ would not be employing “coercion”.

Monday 23 March, 2020

UK in lockdown: Boris Johnson tells British people to 'stay at home' for three weeks to slow coronavirus spread Covid-19 This post contains videos

UK in lockdown: Boris Johnson tells British people to 'stay at home' for three weeks to slow coronavirus spread

Johnson made the announcement in an address to the nation from within No 10 Downing Street this evening.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Coronavirus deaths in Ireland, UK changes tack and Angela Merkel in quarantine.

Coronavirus: McDonald's to close all Irish restaurants from tomorrow

The closure affects all Irish and UK restaurants.

Young boy (8) in serious condition in hospital after reported attack by a number of dogs in Dublin

Gardaí say a full investigation is underway.

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough Covid-19 This post contains videos

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough

Ryan said countries must “actively look” for those infected.

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