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Today’s News

'Completely untrue': Downing Street strongly denies Italian newspaper report that Boris Johnson was in Perugia

The claim was contained in an article in Italian newspaper La Republica.

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns

The union is balloting members for industrial action.

Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up

It came on a strange night for the Emmys that were conducted remotely for the first time.

Saturday 19 September, 2020

Showtime: Everything you need to know about the upcoming presidential debates Race For The White House This post contains videos

Showtime: Everything you need to know about the upcoming presidential debates

Trump and Biden will face off in three separate TV debates.

Friday 18 September, 2020

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight

The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police

A party spokesperson said that the representatives will “co-operate with the investigation”.

Thursday 17 September, 2020

One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades

This year’s appeals process is very different to the usual system.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

'There's no legal restriction': Taoiseach repeats that the advice is not to leave Dublin, 'if possible'

Senior ministers took to the airwaves this morning as cases continue to rise in the capital.

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Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan?

The much-awaited plan was announced yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this midweek morning.

Tuesday 15 September, 2020

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?

The plan is for the next six months so Christmas occurs right in the middle.

Taoiseach announces entire country is now on 'Level 2' of new Covid plan - here's what that means

Level One will mean the least severe of the restrictions with Level Five the most serious.

Poll: Should the driver theory tests be moved to a publicly-provided service? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the driver theory tests be moved to a publicly-provided service?

Éilis Ryan of the Workers’ Party has said there is an ongoing backlog of tests.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening this autumnal morning.

Monday 14 September, 2020

Teen arrested after man's body found in south Dublin city lane

A male teenager has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Ryanair says its winter presence in Cork depends on UK being on Europe-wide green list

CEO Eddie Wilson urged the Irish government to adopt the European Commission’s new system of colour coding.

Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind

Cycling in Dublin is up by 9.4% on last year.

Poll: Do you plan on doing Christmas shopping earlier this year? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan on doing Christmas shopping earlier this year?

It’s 102 days until Christmas.

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s happening as you start your week.

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs

Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’

Friday 4 September, 2020

Man due in court after cocaine valued at over €250,000 seized from Dún Laoghaire apartment

A man in his late 40s has been arrested following the search.

DUP blasts 'disgraceful' Ireland/Northern Ireland flag mix-up as BBC issues apology Flegs This post contains videos

DUP blasts 'disgraceful' Ireland/Northern Ireland flag mix-up as BBC issues apology

The programme had been reporting on the differing quarantine advice that exists in different parts of the UK.

Poll: Who is the best Batman actor? Film This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is the best Batman actor?

Many iterations but who stands out?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what to know as we approach the weekend.

Donald Trump denies report he said US military cemetery was 'filled with losers'

Trump also reportedly said dead US Marines were “suckers” for getting killed.

Thursday 3 September, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the career of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson?

Johnson is Hollywood’s best paid movie star.

'We had a great life here': Fiancee of Thiago Cortes says the love shown for him has been 'amazing' Dublin This post contains videos

'We had a great life here': Fiancee of Thiago Cortes says the love shown for him has been 'amazing'

Teresa Dantas has been speaking about Thiago’s tragic death.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making the news this midweek morning.

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?

Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?

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Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'I've never seen the likes of it before': Clifden counting the cost of 'incredible' deluge with more rain forecast Connemara This post contains videos

'I've never seen the likes of it before': Clifden counting the cost of 'incredible' deluge with more rain forecast

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for all of Connacht as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

Delivery cyclist dies in hospital following Dublin hit-and-run

Friends and colleagues have named the deceased as Thiago Cortes from Rio de Janeiro.

Saturday 29 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

He died 45 years ago today.

State of the race: Here's why the electoral college map may be looking good for Joe Biden right now

Trump is on the defensive in the states that won him the presidency in 2016.

Friday 28 August, 2020

Publicans dismiss €16 million government support package for pubs as 'crumbs'

Pubs that don’t serve food were to reopen on Monday but that now won’t happen.

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'

The post is part of a category of conspiracies that has targeted contact tracing apps launched to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Thursday 27 August, 2020

Lockdown restrictions to remain in Kildare as Nphet dashes hopes of early release

The current advice is that they should remain in place until Sunday week.

US firm Regeneron to create 400 jobs in Limerick as part of Covid-19 drug plans

REGN-COV2 will be made in New York but Limerick will by producing existing medicines.

Heroin smuggling gang operating in Ireland north and south and Lithuania targeted in Belfast raids

Three people were arrested in five searches yesterday.

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