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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s your round-up of what made headlines today.
Oct 2nd 2020, 9:00 PM 22,343 4

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


002 PPE Shop Businessman Martin O’Byrne outside the PPE Shop he runs in Dun Laoghaire today. It's the first dedicated shop for personal protective equipment in Ireland. Source: Leah Farrell/

  • The government has accepted NPHET’s recommendations to introduce tighter restrictions on household visits
  • Public health officials confirmed that there has been one further death and 470 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland
  • The government ran a €9.4 billion deficit for the first three quarters of the year
  • Ex-Debenhams workers have ended a five-day occupation of a Waterford store
  • Northern Ireland has confirmed a record high number of Covid-19 cases, with 934 new cases announced today
  • The High Court has ruled against Ryanair in its challenge to the State’s Covid-19 travel advice
  • Irish poet Derek Mahon has died aged 78 in county Cork
  • Dublin County Council is to initiate legal proceedings against Derryroe after the developer demolished the home of 1916 leader The O’Rahilly
  • Driving instructors are calling for access to toilets and shelter in RSA centres


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#POSITIVE PRESIDENT US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 and is showing symptoms. Joe Biden has tested negative.

#BELGIUM Belgian police have launched an investigation after Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said his Twitter account was hacked

#LOCAL LOCKDOWNS A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as new lockdowns are imposed in the north of England

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This tweet asking what chocolate bar you would choose to get rid of has caused quite a stir among Irish Twitter users.

So far, Bountys and Picnics seem to be on the most hit lists.

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