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Irish - Today’s News

Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods Aid

Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods

The scheme will be provided by the Irish Red Cross on behalf of the government.

LIVE: First case of Covid-19 confirmed on island of Ireland

It’s understood the person travelled from northern Italy through Dublin and onto Northern Ireland.

Covid-19 in Northern Ireland: HSE seeking to trace passengers seated near patient on Dublin flight

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland confirmed the news this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month

Garda commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the station, which closed in 2013, would re-open on 9 March.

Opinion: 'We are lucky in Ireland that we have a strong legal system where the rule of law is so firmly defended'

Two young barristers, Róisín Cottrell and Ben Clarke, discuss the reasons they chose their profession.

HSE: Over 600 people in contact about Covid-19 fears, but still no confirmed cases in Ireland

Dr Kevin Kelleher said that “we want to do as many tests as possible to make sure we don’t miss.

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

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Emergency group to convene tomorrow morning ahead of Storm Jorge's arrival

A Status Orange warning will take effect in western coastal counties as the latest storm arrives.

From The42 Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft? The42 Rugby Weekly

Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?

Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Britain First leader Paul Golding denies terror charge after refusing to give police phone access

He will appear for trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 20 May.

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?

Have a question you’d like us to put to an expert? Send it our way.

'She won’t kiss me tonight': Minister hailed for wading into flood water to fix pump Kevin Boxer Moran This post contains videos

'She won’t kiss me tonight': Minister hailed for wading into flood water to fix pump

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran was filmed lending a hand while topless in Athlone.

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and what protocols are in place to deal with suspected cases?

More than 100 people in Ireland have been tested for the virus but there are no confirmed cases.

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development Sextant Pub Site This post contains videos

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

Three people arrested as knives and hatchets seized at funeral in Co Tyrone

Scuffles broke out during the service at a church on the Melmount Road in Strabane this morning.

Man accused of murdering journalist Lyra McKee granted bail

The case will return to court next month.

From The42 Ireland’s World Cup seeding won’t be affected if Italy game is cancelled Complications

Ireland’s World Cup seeding won’t be affected if Italy game is cancelled

Quirk of World Rugby’s ranking system safeguards Ireland from losing valuable points as they hope to be top seeds in November draw for 2023 tournament.

Daughter found guilty of impeding prosecution in mother's murder trial

The jury found Louise was an “integral part” of the charade and had acted in support of her daughter Stephanie.

Temporary Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays to be in place by August

The planned route will consist of road markings, bollards and lane separators along the quays.

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

Latest search for Co Down woman who went missing 15 years ago set to end

Lisa Dorrian has been missing since 28 February 2005.

ISPCA rescue pony left tied to electricity pole and 'eating mud to survive'

The animal rescue is trying to trace the owner.

Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties STORM BREWING This post contains videos

Storm Jorge: Status Orange wind warning issued for seven western counties

The warning kicks in from Saturday morning.

From The42 'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself' Doubt

'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself'

Former Ireland international Noel Hunt on the challenges of dealing with fans’ abuse.

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving up anything for Lent?

Pope Francis has suggested phones, what about you?

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

Q&A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

So far, 90 suspected cases have been tested in Ireland but all have come back negative.

Murdered Paul Quinn's family says Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy is 'only obstacle' to justice

Breege and Stephen Quinn said Murphy must provide information to gardaí and the PSNI.

Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

'I never felt such support in my life': The football club that has become a lifeline for homeless people

Homeless people from all walks of life attend regular training sessions in what has become a vital resource for players.

From The42 Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it' Fitz The Bill

Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it'

Juggling Wexford and Sixmilebridge roles, facing into the unknown when he’ll stop being a manager and why he keeps going after years on the sideline.

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

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