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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Today’s News

Mexican authorities investigating after wild bear that approached woman and got in selfie is castrated

The castration was authorised by a senior official with the wildlife protection authority.

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year?

Social media platforms are flooded with images of people on trips around Ireland.

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

The number of global cases of Covid-19 has hit 20 million

Johns Hopkins University said the milestone was passed early this morning.

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Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland'

The effects of this isolationist approach will dwarf the impact of the virus itself, writes commercial airline pilot Robert Dagg.

Expired driving licenses to be extended by seven months

The Department also confirmed that over 70s can continue to be without a current medical report to renew their license.

Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision

It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.

Debunked: No, you will not receive a €1,000 reward from Gardaí for reporting house parties

A poster in Dublin claims that Gardaí will reward members of the public if they report house parties.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

Yesterday’s News

Finland says people coming into the country who don't self-isolate face three months in prison
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Man Utd need extra-time penalty from Fernandes to edge past Copenhagen

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side advanced to the Europa League semi-finals.

Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives

A new report has looked at the operation of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Your evening news round up for the first day of the week.

McDonald’s to sue former CEO amid claims of past relationships with employees

The fast food chain is alleging that Steve Easterbrook covered up relationships with employees and destroyed evidence.

Your evening longread: How to be happy

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Gemma O Doherty allegedly evading service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin

A number of efforts to serve her with documents have been unsuccessful.

White-tailed sea eagles released into the wild in Munster

Four birds were released at Lough Derg, with more to follow at the Shannon estuary.

'No one should have to pay': Acting CMO says Covid-19 tests should be free for the public

There are concerns that the cost of tests could stop those with the virus from coming forward.

Have you seen Kayla? The 15-year-old has been missing from Darndale since yesterday

Anyone with information is being asked to contact gardaí.

Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning

Three other meat factories in Kildare, which is also under regional Covid restrictions, have temporarily closed.

Researchers examine dangers of lethal superbugs to Irish seawaters

While Ireland has some of the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, raw sewage is still being discharged at more than 30 locations.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies on this week

From action to comedy – here are our picks for TV movies this week.

From The42 Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA Shutdown

Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA

The GAA have informed clubs in Kildare, Offaly and Laois that outdoor facilities can re-open for training.

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 57 more cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

Appeal for missing 34-year-old Seamus McCarney

He was last seen in Milford town on Saturday morning.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Explainer: How gardaí are policing the new regulations for Kildare, Laois and Offaly

As part of Operation Fanacht, garda checkpoints were in place in the three counties over the weekend.

Teddy's Ice Cream stand on Dún Laoghaire pier ordered to close storage unit after rodent droppings found

Teddy’s Ice Cream was one of five businesses issued with closure orders by the FSAI during July.

Knock Shrine takes 'unprecedented' decision to close on busiest day over Covid-19 fears

The Feast of the Assumption on 15 August is typically the busiest day of the year in Knock.

Minister reminds affected workers in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to avail of PUP and illness benefit

Heather Humphreys emphasised the income supports available to people impacted by regional restrictions.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired and a fatal hit-and-run in Tallaght

Gardaí are particularly interested in a dark coloured hatchback that was seen leaving the area.

Aaron Brady found guilty of Lordship Credit Union robbery, with jury still considering capital murder charge

Brady was found guilty of involvement in the robbery that led to Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe being shot dead.

Northern Ireland residents invited to volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine research

Volunteers can sign up to a registry to link researchers with potential trial participants.

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