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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 5 April, 2020

Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 331 new cases in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Debunked: No, Queen Elizabeth has not been diagnosed with coronavirus

A post on Instagram claiming that Queen Elizabeth has coronavirus is untrue.

Two vehicles set alight at garda station to hinder response as two ATMs stolen in Dundalk

The thieves were chased to the border by the Garda Armed Support Unit and, later, the PSNI arrested three people.


Man (30s) arrested and charged over spate of robberies at shops in Ballyfermot

There were four separate instances in the past month in the Ballyfermot area.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs? Eggscelent This post contains a poll

Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs?

Easter Sunday is just over a week away – but will you be having an egg?

Friday 3 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Lord of the Rings?

One ring to rule them all…

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the best way to eat spuds?

This important question can be a topic of fierce debate.

It's going to get milder but become more unsettled this weekend

Outbreaks of rain will become more widespread from Sunday.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Don't forget! The clocks are going forward tonight

We’ll have an hour less in bed going into tomorrow morning.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

More than 500 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours from Covid-19

The number of deaths in Spain from the coronavirus has more than doubled since Friday.

Packed trains on the Underground again today despite Boris Johnson's appeal in lockdown London

The prime minister said last night that people can travel to work “only where this is absolutely necessary”.

Monday 23 March, 2020

RTÉ's Claire Byrne says she felt shocked, guilty and now relieved after contracting Covid-19 Coronavirus This post contains videos

RTÉ's Claire Byrne says she felt shocked, guilty and now relieved after contracting Covid-19

Byrne told her own programme this evening that she is “through the peak of Covid-19″.

Quiz: Can you finish these 90's song lyrics?

Cast your mind back.

60,000 people sign up for HSE recruitment drive as first interviews start for doctors and nurses

“Bear with us” is the message from the HSE today as it sifts through the large volume of applications.

Supermacs, Starbucks, Subway and Krispy Kreme all to close their doors

McDonald’s announced yesterday that it was closing all its Irish stores.

Art potentially worth thousands to go on sale for €50 apiece to raise money for charity

In the Incognito auction, you don’t know which artist produced the work until after you pay for it.

Boy (8) dies after being attacked by dogs in Tallaght yesterday

The boy had been seriously injured in yesterday’s incident.

Man (20) arrested after three suffer stab wounds in Galway altercation

Two men remain in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries.

Grafton Street footfall plummets by 75% as people stay away from Dublin city centre

Customer-facing businesses – employing 35,000 people – have mostly shut according to Dublin Town.

From shaking hands to a potential 'total lockdown': How the UK has rapidly shifted its position on Covid-19

After reports of the public flouting social distancing guidelines, the pressure is on Boris Johnson to take tougher action on the coronavirus.

'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses often do their work placements without pay.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these Brendan Gleeson films?

He’s one of Ireland’s best known actors. Test your knowledge of what he’s been in with this quiz.

Saturday 21 March, 2020's Stardust podcast nominated for two prestigious awards

The six-part podcast has been nominated in the Celtic Media Festival and New York Radio Festival awards.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Regional newspaper group says it will cut jobs temporarily amid coronavirus crisis

Celtic Media Group publishes the Anglo Celt, the Connaught Telegraph and the Meath Chronicle.

Covid-19 in Ireland: Immigration permissions due to expire to be automatically extended for two months

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced the “exceptional measure” this evening.

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence

Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.

Debunked: No, 'Galway Hospital' hasn't circulated a message telling people to wear gloves at petrol pumps

Another WhatsApp message is being forwarded around many groups today.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Thursday 19 March, 2020

A step-by-step demo of being tested for coronavirus - and Daniel O'Donnell: Tomorrow's Late Late line-up announced

It’ll be another coronavirus-themed Late Late tomorrow night.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs

Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy self-isolating after returning from visiting family abroad

A spokesperson for the minister said he’s maintaining a full work schedule while self-isolating.

Third death from Covid-19 in Ireland confirmed, with 191 new cases, bringing total to 557

Health officials updated the number of confirmed cases at their daily press briefing this evening.

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