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# pandemic - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

# pandemic - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

# pandemic - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Hotels expect occupancy levels to fall by 40% this year - with room rates also taking a hit

Dublin hotels expect to be worse hit and nationally, many hoteliers say the hit to the sector will last for 18 months.

# pandemic - Friday 19 June, 2020

Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic

The airline said the Covid-19 pandemic is having a “catastrophic effect on the aviation industry”.

# pandemic - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# pandemic - Monday 15 June, 2020

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers

From today, France, Belgium, and Greece are lifting restrictions for travel within Europe.

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

# pandemic - Friday 12 June, 2020

Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme

The news was welcomed by the Irish Famers’ Association.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# pandemic - Monday 8 June, 2020

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

# pandemic - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From The42 'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# pandemic - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

# pandemic - Monday 1 June, 2020

Murphy says councils should be 'flexible' to applicants for government-backed mortgage during Covid-19

Last year, €177 million was drawn down under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan.

# pandemic - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 Barcelona boss keen on Neymar's return Comeback

Barcelona boss keen on Neymar's return

The Brazilian previously formed a successful attacking trio with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

# pandemic - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Gardaí have used Covid-19 powers 241 times since early April

There have been 70 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of gardaí.

More than half of charities say their finances are uncertain or in difficulty as a result of the pandemic

Several charities have had to cancel major fundraising events in recent weeks as a result of the pandemic.

# pandemic - Monday 18 May, 2020

Slight fall in number of Covid-19 unemployment payments for second week in a row

Workers who previously received the payment are advised to close their claim on the day they return to work.

# pandemic - Thursday 14 May, 2020

The Explainer: What is the mysterious syndrome linked to Covid-19 that's affecting children?

A syndrome linked with Covid-19 is being seen in the UK – but has it been seen in Ireland? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# pandemic - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

# pandemic - Thursday 7 May, 2020

UK was not prepared for worst-case pandemic scenario, leaked report reveals

The analysis, codenamed Exercise Cygnus, was based on a 2016 simulation of a flu pandemic.

# pandemic - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

# pandemic - Monday 4 May, 2020

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# pandemic - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

# pandemic - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Extra security expected at Four Courts amid fears of large crowd for Waters and O'Doherty case

The pair are challenging the State over its decision to implement emergency restrictions in response to Covid-19.

# pandemic - Monday 27 April, 2020

Bundesliga could 'go under' unless campaign resumes, as Argentine season declared over

Elsewhere, the Belgian league again delayed a vote on ending its season.

# pandemic - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Re-opening Ireland: 'We have one shot at this and we have to make sure we hit the target'

As we await the government’s road-map to re-opening, plans are already afoot for what the “new normal” will be.

# pandemic - Thursday 23 April, 2020

EU leaders endorse €500 billion recovery package to help bring countries through Covid-19 pandemic

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar raised the issue of supports for farmers who are struggling in the wake of the outbreak.

From The42 Liverpool mayor wants investigation into why Atletico game was allowed to go ahead Pandemic

Liverpool mayor wants investigation into why Atletico game was allowed to go ahead

There were 52,000 spectators at last month’s Champions League clash, including 3,000 from Madrid.

# pandemic - Monday 20 April, 2020

Tottenham star Son begins military training - report

All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve their country.

# pandemic - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

From The42 Saracens furlough staff and ask high earners to defer wages Pandemic

Saracens furlough staff and ask high earners to defer wages

They have asked all employees earning over £75,000 to defer payment of their salaries until the start of the 2020/21 season.

We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis

Two new reports from the Central Bank today highlight a change in how we’re spending and also the number of jobs being posted.

Spain records 523 new deaths as confirmed cases increase by more than 5,000

The number of confirmed infections rose by 3% to 177,633.

# pandemic - Monday 13 April, 2020

China sees highest number of Covid-19 cases in one day since March, while Spain reopens some workplaces

More than half of the world’s population is staying home to try and stem the spread of the virus.

# pandemic - Sunday 12 April, 2020

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty

Disruption to routine and normality can add undue stress to those dealing with disordered eating.

# pandemic - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris urged people to share a light tonight.

# pandemic - Friday 10 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 25 deaths and 480 new cases confirmed in Ireland

It comes as the Taoiseach announced an extension to the restrictions on public movement to the 5 of May.

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

# pandemic - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam

A new Oxfam report calls for an economic rescue plan to prevent a damaging recession.