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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Today’s News

'It simply isn't true': Health officials dismiss US report which says Ireland is past Covid-19 peak

The new data suggested that Ireland would see just over 400 coronavirus-related deaths by August.

Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

Five to appear in court over deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in lorry

The bodies of the 39 people were discovered in a refrigerated container last year.

Yesterday’s News

190 doctors to join Ireland's coronavirus fight after graduating in online ceremony

The doctors are expected to join the health service next month.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock

Sunday 5 April, 2020

Confirmed cases in Northern Ireland exceed 1,000, Trump expects 'a lot of death' in the US: Today's Covid-19 main points

21 more deaths from the virus in Ireland were confirmed on Sunday evening.

Three arrested after cocaine worth €140,000 seized in Dublin

The seizure was made on the N81 last night.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Michael D Higgins: Ireland owes 'enormous debt of gratitude' to Covid-19 essential workers

The president made an address to the citizens of Ireland on independent radio stations this afternoon.

Cork hospital starts 'virtual' visiting for babies to help overcome Covid-19 restrictions

The new service allows parents to check in on their baby remotely from any device at any time.

Two people hospitalised following domestic fire in Wicklow

The blaze happened at a property in Bray at around 6.35pm last night.

Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19

The 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner died after being on a ventilator for several days.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

The Remote: Classic Simpsons, Irish crime and an escape from New York - your weekly TV guide

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not telling people to avoid using the Houseparty video messaging app

An image purporting to show the Taoiseach warning people not to use the app has been shared on social media in recent days.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Monday 30 March, 2020

Quiz: Can you pass this primary school geography test?

Do you know more about Ireland’s features than a 12-year-old?

Irish citizens from Peru back in Dublin, and deal struck with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 46.

Luas derails after colliding with truck in Dublin city centre

The incident happened in Smithfield earlier this morning.

Firefighters battle 150-acre gorse fire in Killarney National Park

The fire took a number of hours to bring under control last night.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

Friday 27 March, 2020

302 new cases, 3 further deaths, and Boris Johnson has the virus: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 1,819.

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week

The first coronavirus-related payments were made earlier this week.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

255 new cases, 10 further deaths and Dáil passes emergency legislation: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 1,819 confirmed cases of the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19

False claims being shared on WhatsApp claim that drinking tea can stop the coronavirus.

Gardaí to use 'spit hoods' on suspects to protect force from coronavirus

The force has ordered thousands of the devices as a temporary measure during the outbreak.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Ryanair to ground 90% of its fleet

The airline will operate 13 daily or weekly routes from Dublin.

Patients seeking coronavirus test must now have at least two symptoms

The new measures were announced by Dr Tony Holohan last night.

Coronavirus: Spanish death toll reaches 3,434, surpassing Chinese total

Only Italy has more deaths than Spain as a result of Covid-19.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Taoiseach announces increase in Covid-19 unemployment payment to €350 per week and temporary wage subsidy

The new payment is a rise of more than 50% of the benefit scheme announced last week.

Poll: What is your favourite board game? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What is your favourite board game?

Which one brings out your best (or worst) side?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week

Trump said that state governors would have the final say on any measures he introduced.

Monday 23 March, 2020

Coronavirus: How long can Covid-19 survive on plastic, metal and other surfaces?

Studies suggest that the virus can live for days outside the body, depending on the surface.

Bank of Ireland to temporarily shut more than 100 branches across the country

The bank said that 161 branches would remain open to offer a full service.

Poll: Should Ireland send its athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland send its athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games?

Japan is coming under increasing pressure to postpone the quadrennial event.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Aer Lingus regional carrier to suspend all international flights following 'unprecedented' drop in demand

Stobart Air will suspend all flights from Dublin from this week.

Friday 20 March, 2020 has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19

We’ll now have access to hundreds of factchecks by other international newsrooms.

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