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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

New restrictions and a rainfall warning – it was one of those days.

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


coronavirus-mon-oct-19-2020 Alcohol for sale in the window of an off-licence in Dublin following rumours that their opening hours would be restricted. PA Images PA Images

  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that Ireland is to go under Level 5 restrictions for six weeks. Social bubbles are also being introduced
  • Gardaí investigating the murder of ‘Jo Jo’ Dullard have said that “a small nugget” could open up the 25-year mystery surrounding her disappearance
  • A family who fled their Dundalk home after a series of incidents they believe were racially motivated have been unable to find new accommodation
  • The average house cost rose by nearly 5% in the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest House Price Report.
  • Ireland’s Covid Tracker app has become one of the first wave of national apps linked with other countries across the European Union.
  • A Status Yellow rain warning is in place for the entire country today and tomorrow.


virus-outbreak-britain-protest Hospitality workers protest in Parliament Square in London over Covid-19 restrictions. Frank Augstein Frank Augstein

#CIRCUIT BREAKER: Wales announced that it will introduce a two-week “firebreak” lockdown from 6pm on Friday.

#EUROPE: Several European countries including Italy and Belgium have introduced new measures from today to combat a second Covid-19 wave.


Though it seems like there was nothing but bad news today, there has been some light – specifically, some light-hearted humour.

This unbelievably good impression by Seán Burke of Irish actor Andrew Scott auditioning for everything will cheer you up. Scott is a brilliant actor – but this by Burke is also brilliant (check out the rest of his repertoire). 

Inspired by this compilation, another comedian Michael Fry did his fantastic impersonation of Aidan Gillan to the dialogue of that Aoife McGregor voicenote.

Spoiled for fantastic comedic content, so we are. 

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