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Today’s News

Poll: Did you give up anything for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you give up anything for Lent?

And, if so, did you stick to it?

Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'

Dr Cillian De Gascun stressed that things will not immediately be going back to normal.

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

Boris Johnson appears to be recovering from Covid-19 after leaving intensive care UK

Boris Johnson appears to be recovering from Covid-19 after leaving intensive care

The UK is warning people not to flout pandemic restrictions over the Easter weekend.

Picture perfect: Live a life of tranquillity at this lakeside cottage in Donegal

Man aged 101 returns home after 'beating Covid-19' at English hospital

Keith Watson was admitted to hospital for surgery last month and tested positive for Covid-19.

Gardaí find 20,000 unstamped cigarettes in car at Covid-19 checkpoint

A car was stopped in Bohola in Co Mayo and enquiries were made into the purpose of the driver’s movements.

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.

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

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.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí issue warning to Irish Netflix users over fraudulent email scam

Fraudsters try to obtain users’ bank details under the guise of a request to update their Netflix account.

Courts to increase number of video sittings to overcome Covid-19 restrictions

Hearings have been scaled back in recent weeks following the introduction of physical distancing guidelines.

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.

Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise while Covid-19 restrictions are in place

It’s feared rescue crews and emergency services could face by being unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus.


Gardaí arrest woman (20s) following alleged stabbing at house in Co Meath

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Quiz: How well do you know your biblical figures?

Do you know your Peters from your Pauls?

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one

Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.

Introducing: Warriors, The42’s new GAA podcast

Come with us on a journey through space and time… to Wexford in 1996.

Teenager taken to hospital after suspected stabbing incident in Co Kerry

A man in his late teens was arrested in connection with the incident this evening.

From The42 A friend recommends: Cork's Saoirse Noonan on 'Cheer' and 'The Power of Vulnerability' Tuned In

A friend recommends: Cork's Saoirse Noonan on 'Cheer' and 'The Power of Vulnerability'

The Cork dual star fires up Netflix and adds some new shows to our list.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

Gardaí investigate source of posters warning holiday home owners to 'f**k off' in Clare resort town

The posters were placed outside mobile home parks and holiday homes in Kilkee.

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

Boris Johnson 'in extremely good spirits' as he is moved out of intensive care in hospital

Johnson has spent three nights in ICU after contracting the coronavirus.

Your evening longread: The story of Phil Ochs, the folk singer who could've been as big as Bob Dylan

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

89-year-old man who died in nursing home had been waiting 15 days for Covid-19 test result

Jerry Ryan’s family said some eight residents are also waiting for their results back.

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

Covid-19: 881 more deaths in the UK as death toll approaches 8,000

The 881 new deaths is fewer than the rise of 938 that was reported yesterday.

Coronavirus: 28 more deaths and 500 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have said restrictions on public movement are not expected to be lifted this week.

'I want teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say, 'That's the way we want to play'

Stephen Kenny was unveiled as Irish senior manager this afternoon, and spoke about the players he rates, his style of play, and why he didn’t get a chance to inform Robbie Keane of his non-inclusion in the backroom team.

'I'm still in shock': Closure of Irish Debenhams stores described as 'troubling' and 'devastating'

One former Debenhams employee said she is “still in shock” after this morning’s announcement.

Warnings after people begin dumping face masks and gloves on the ground Coronavirus This post contains videos

Warnings after people begin dumping face masks and gloves on the ground

Councils have seen an increase in littering with medical equipment.

‘It's tough enough in there’: Nurse says patient awaiting Covid-19 test result spat on him several times

The staff nurse said he had to shower in a patient’s shower room afterwards due to the lack of “proper facilities”.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock.

Debenhams is closing all of its Irish stores and will go into liquidation

The company operates four stores in Dublin, two in Cork and others in Galway, Limerick, Newbridge, Tralee and Waterford.

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

From The42 The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s Succession

The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s

Jim Crawford takes charge of a group of promising youngsters.

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