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Yesterday’s News

Simon Harris to sign new regulations giving gardaí powers to enforce social distancing measures

Until now, gardaí have effectively been powerless to deal with people who do not comply with regulations.

'Unlikely' that officials will recommend lifting Covid-19 restrictions after Easter Sunday

Current restrictions were initially expected to be in place until 12 April.

Tickets for The Script's two free concerts for healthcare workers went in less than 30 minutes

The band’s lead singer said they wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work of those in the healthcare sector.

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

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Nissan Ireland issues recall notices for 1,468 Micras

Nissan said it is possible that there are cracks in the passenger airbag.

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

36 more deaths and Boris Johnson remains in intensive care: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 5,709 confirmed cases in Ireland.

From The42 A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment Isolation Tips

A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment

The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.

Woman charged with public order offences after allegedly coughing on garda

The woman was part of a group who were found to be drinking together earlier today.

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

From The42 Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose Pluses And Minuses

Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose

Having already endured the Saipan fall-out, the last thing Mick McCarthy needed was another popularity contest, Mick versus Kenny coming 18 years after McCarthy versus Keane.

New ethical guidelines for medical staff say 'stringent restrictions on ICU admission' are needed during the pandemic

Concerns have been raised about the guidelines in relation to disability rights.

'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.

Quiz: How well do you know the James Bond films?

Put your knowledge to the test.

HSE has failed to honour a contract to pay for medical ventilators, court hears

Narooma claims the HSE has failed to comply with the contract and has not paid it the money it says it is owed.

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

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

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but is 'breathing without any assistance'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab provided the public with an update on Johnson’s condition this afternoon.

Thousands start to leave Wuhan in China as ban lifted on outbound travel

Yesterday, China reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since January.

Cork fabric company to alter some of HSE's shipment of personal protective equipment to make it suitable for use

Much of the equipment which arrived in from China has been deemed unsuitable for use.

Explainer: The UK doesn't have the equivalent of a tánaiste, so who's in charge right now? Boris Johnson This post contains videos

Explainer: The UK doesn't have the equivalent of a tánaiste, so who's in charge right now?

Dominic Raab is deputising for Boris Johnson, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Woman to stand trial accused of attempted murder of two young sons

The court heard it was alleged that the woman made threats to kill while on a visit.

From The42 JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis Pushed Back

JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis

The tournament will take place on 5-6 July 2021 at the same venue.

Taoiseach appeals to members of the public not to travel to holiday homes this Easter weekend

Some fear the long weekend and milder weather would draw people out of their homes.

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

From The42 'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Nine in 10 Irish adults expect economy to be in worse state this time next year, survey finds

That’s according to a survey commissioned by Behaviour and Attitudes and produced for RTÉ.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

Good news! The Easter Bunny is officially named an essential worker ahead of this weekend

An important announcement from the health minister this morning.

'I was very, very fortunate': Ryan Tubridy returns to air after recovering from Covid-19

Tubridy, who is 46 years old, confirmed last week that he had tested positive for the virus.

Body found in search for JFK's grand-niece who disappeared during canoe trip with her young son

Maeve Kennedy McKean’s son Gideon (8) is still missing.

Five men arrested and charged over violent incidents in Longford

All five are set to appear before Longford District Court this morning.

It's going to be a mild, bright and dry few days ahead as temperatures to hit 18 degrees

Met Éireann says today will be dry and bright with sunny spells in all areas of the country.

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Despite its name, there won’t be any dramatic colour change.

China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours

Authorities said there were 32 new cases – all from people who returned from overseas.

From The42 'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours' EXTRACT

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'

Members of the 1994 Irish team recall the the horrific trip to Mount Isa.

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'

Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”

Gardaí in Wicklow told to stop accepting free pizzas from local businesses

They had initially been told to decline all gifts.

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