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# shutdown - Friday 15 May, 2020

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home

Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.

# shutdown - Monday 11 May, 2020

'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown

James Rickard has Cerebral Palsy. He says this shutdown has reminded him of the importance of connection.

# shutdown - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

From The42 GAA say no inter-county games to be played before October Shutdown

GAA say no inter-county games to be played before October

While not ruling them out, the Association say there is a ‘lack of appetite’ for the staging of games behind closed doors.

# shutdown - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'

Kieran Doyle of Doyles Veg Prep explains how quick thinking after the shutdown has enabled his business to continue.

# shutdown - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error

Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.

A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker

Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.

# shutdown - Sunday 12 April, 2020

How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme

Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.

# shutdown - Friday 10 April, 2020

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

# shutdown - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

From The42 Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown Adjustments

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

# shutdown - Monday 6 April, 2020

Coronavirus: People on social welfare income support now tops 710,000

A total of 507,000 were issued with a Pandemic Unemployment Payment last Friday.

# shutdown - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'It was shaping to be a very strong year': How will the coronavirus crisis impact people buying houses?

All of these indicators suggested a market that was growing, with supply remaining low relative to demand.

# shutdown - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

From The42 ‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’ Crisis

‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’

Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.

# shutdown - Monday 30 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies Shutdown

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.

# shutdown - Friday 27 March, 2020

From The42 The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer Shutdown

The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer

The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed.

# shutdown - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 The Aintree Grand National has been cancelled due to coronavirus Shutdown

The Aintree Grand National has been cancelled due to coronavirus

Officials accept that it would not be possible to stage the race behind closed doors.

From The42 Start of new Major League Baseball season pushed back by at least eight weeks Shutdown

Start of new Major League Baseball season pushed back by at least eight weeks

The 2020 season will not start until mid-May at the earliest.

# shutdown - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19

Images on social media showed busy pubs around the country last night despite recommendations against indoor gatherings.

# shutdown - Saturday 14 March, 2020

From The42 Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream Shutdown This post contains videos

Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream

Is this the immediate future of sports?

From The42 'Just because there's no live sport, that doesn't mean we're stopping' - Sports media versus the shutdown THE SHOW GOES ON

'Just because there's no live sport, that doesn't mean we're stopping' - Sports media versus the shutdown

Media outlets across Ireland are finding ways to adapt to a world without live sport.

# shutdown - Thursday 12 March, 2020

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

'We shouldn't stockpile': Ministers Harris and Humphreys warn against coronavirus panic-buying

The ministers were speaking today following the announcement about the closure of schools, colleges and cultural institutions from 6pm.

From The42 La Liga suspend games for two weeks with Real Madrid players quarantined Shutdown

La Liga suspend games for two weeks with Real Madrid players quarantined

Football has been shut down for a fortnight in Spain as coronavirus crisis worsens.

From The42 Every football match in England set to go behind closed doors Action Plan

Every football match in England set to go behind closed doors

A report in today’s London Times says UK government set to impose action plan to deal with coronavirus pandemic. Doubts exist over final day at Cheltenham.

# shutdown - Monday 9 March, 2020

From The42 Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue Shutdown

Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue

Fears that Premier League games and Cheltenham Festival would be forced behind closed doors have eased – for now.

# shutdown - Monday 2 December, 2019

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties

It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.

# shutdown - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

# shutdown - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself

The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.

# shutdown - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding

Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.

# shutdown - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Disruption at major US airport after drone sighting

In December, London’s Gatwick airport was paralysed for 36 hours after a drone sighting.

# shutdown - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday called Trump’s deal a “non-starter”.

# shutdown - Saturday 19 January, 2019

US govt shutdown: Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in exchange for wall money

The announcement comes as amid the longest-running US government shutdown in history.

Trump plans 'major announcement' on government shutdown and southern border

Trump will be speaking from the Diplomatic Room at 8pm.

# shutdown - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown

There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.

Pelosi tells Trump that his State of the Union should be postponed for safety reasons

Pelosi says that the shutdown has meant that the Secret Service cannot plan properly.

# shutdown - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Trump buys hundreds of burgers for football team as shutdown impacts staff Happy Meal This post contains videos

Trump buys hundreds of burgers for football team as shutdown impacts staff

“We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.”

# shutdown - Saturday 12 January, 2019

US shutdown: Unpaid workers forced to take out loans and sign up for benefits

No end in sight as federal workers prepare for fourth week of US government shutdown.

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

# shutdown - Friday 11 January, 2019

Trump warns that murderers and gangsters would spread across America if wall isn't built

In other Trump news, his former lawyer Michael Cohen is set to testify to Congress next month.

# shutdown - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Trump claims migrant trafficking gangs have 'better vehicles than US police'

Trump said his proposed wall is the only way to stop illegal migrants “running through”.

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