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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


CRIME SCENE 395 Gardaí at the scene of the fatal stabbing of a man in Dublin Source: Sam Boal via

  • Health officials have confirmed a further 43 people who contracted Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
  • Concerns about a “national catastrophe” happening in Ireland’s nursing homes have been raised by TDs in the Dáil today.
  • A new report from the HSE shows the geographic spread of Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland. 
  • Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to a wage subsidy scheme, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has said.
  • Pearse Doherty has criticised the policy framework document compiled by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, saying Sinn Féin would be “laughed out of it” if the party produced a similar document.
  • The High Court has appointed joint provisional liquidators to the Irish arm of Debenhams.
  • Police in Northern Ireland have issued an appeal for information as it seeks to track down a prisoner who failed to return after being granted temporary release.
  • A man in his 20s has died following an assault in north inner city Dublin yesterday evening


spring-weather-apr-16th-2020 A colourful sky at dawn in Blyth on the Northumberland coast in the UK Source: Owen Humphreys via PA Images

#VACCINE: A Covid-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

#TRUMP: US President Donald Trump has promised to unveil plans to reopen the US economy, claiming the US had “passed the peak” of the coronavirus crisis. 

#MICHIGAN: Hundreds of protesters have driven past the Michigan Capitol to show their displeasure with orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the coronavirus outbreak.


Howard Finkel, a legendary ring announcer who worked in professional wrestling since the 1970s, has passed away at the age of 69.

A recurring presence in World Wrestling Entertainment over a number of decades, Finkel was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2009 and had been their longest-serving employee.

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