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Today’s News

17 more Irish deaths as UN says world faces most challenging crisis since WW2: Today's Covid-19 main points

Health officials confirmed last night that another 17 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

Trump warns Americans of 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as up to 240,000 US deaths projected from Covid-19

Between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19, according to White House projections.

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days

The government is warning Irish people on short-term visas to strongly consider coming home.

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

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Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

Yesterday’s News

New York transformed as US virus death toll exceeds China's

The pandemic has killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers.

Man charged after stabbing at Cork bus stop this morning

The victim received multiple stab wounds at around 7.45am this morning.

17 more deaths in Ireland, and UK death toll increases by 393: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland climbed to 71 today, after this evening’s announcement.

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.

From The42 The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest Interview

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

Body of woman in her 50s discovered at house in Dublin

The woman’s body was discovered in unexplained circumstances at a house in the Killiney area earlier today.

Over 30,000 tests for Covid-19 carried out in Ireland as health officials urge people waiting for result to self-isolate

Dr Cillian De Gascun said that constraints relating to testing has meant delayed results for some people.

From The42 'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns

The Zoom Meeting ID number was visible in screenshot from the video conference which was posted to Twitter.

Man (20s) arrested after gardaí seize €122k worth of cannabis from growhouse

Gardaí said they seized 153 cannabis plants.

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

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

From feelgood movies to action flicks, we have you covered. On terrestrial TV and streaming.

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

Man accused of attempting to bite and spit at gardaí refused bail

Radu Timoc was arrested yesterday evening for suspected drink-driving.

Gardaí launch investigation after delivery vans criminally damaged outside Dublin supermarket

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote

The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.

Man accused of murder of 11-year-old Limerick boy is sent forward for trial

Dillon was remanded in continuing custody to appear for trial at a date yet to be announced.

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns

Over 460,000 people aged over 70 receive a pension.

Military police investigation launched after suspected cocaine discovered at Baldonnel Airfield

The Defence Forces confirmed that an investigation has been launched.

Former deputy principal jailed for possession of child pornography struck off teaching register

Brian Fitzgerald Fitzgerald was sentenced to three years in prison, with the final 18 months suspended.

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Man (24) to appear before court following alleged assault on garda in Dublin

A garda received a laceration to his head while responded to an assault.

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

Poll: Will you take up a new hobby over the next few weeks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

From The42 'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away' BTL

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'

Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

US to send $100 million worth of medical supplies to Italy and other European countries, says Trump

New York mayor Andrew Cuomo has warned the city was running out of essential equipment like ventilators.

Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected

Peter Flanagan says Covid-19 has stripped Johnson of his dreams of a clean Brexit legacy.

Debunked: No, leaving onions around your home won't 'catch' the coronavirus

False claims on Facebook suggest that onions are able to absorb germs.

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades'

Financial advisory firm EY says job losses could be between 177,000 and 318,000 depending on how long restrictions last this summer.

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