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Today’s News

Eoin Ó'Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly

The new Minister for Transport said the regulations to protect airline customers weren’t made to cope with a global pandemic.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

Why were there so many clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants? TDs to hear experiences of staff today

The Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response will also hear from Department of Health officials on the re-opening of schools today.

'Ludicrous': Local representatives critical of Dublin City Council's €15m 'pet project' swimming pool

Concerns have been raised around the proposal to have the facility built and operated by a private entity.

'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

Yesterday’s News

OPW confirms almost all Phoenix Park gates to reopen tomorrow

Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

PSNI chief constable requests external police officer to investigate Bobby Storey funeral attendance

The PSNI has previously said that it would review footage taken at the funeral.

Serving probationary Metropolitan Police officer charged with terrorism offence

He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 August.

From The42 United close in on the Champions League with easy win over hapless Villa Going Opposite Ways

United close in on the Champions League with easy win over hapless Villa

Mason Greenwood scored again in a 3-0 win for United.


US Supreme Court orders Trump financial records be released to New York prosecutors

Trump’s lawyers had claimed the president was immune from criminal investigation – a claim rejected by the court.

Quiz: How well do you know The Truman Show?

The film was put on Netflix last week. How much do you remember?

New York mayor helps paint Black Lives Matter in front of Trump Tower

President Trump responded via Twitter that the mural would denigrate ‘this luxury Avenue’.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend? Nights In This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend?

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


Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority

Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.

Your evening longread: Uncovering the unsolved mysteries of Mount Everest

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

House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears

The 57-year-old is suing over a 2018 article in the tabloid which labelled him a “wife beater”.

'We're seeing an increase of cases among young people': 77% of today's Covid-19 cases under age of 25

“This disease is not going to be gone in a fortnight’s time,” Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening.

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil

Earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had told the Dáil that just 60% of childcare providers would be re-opening.


Coronavirus: Six deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

'I intend to leave no doubt' - Taylor and Persoon confirmed for rematch of controversial 2019 classic

The Irish icon and Belgian great will meet again in an eagerly anticipated repeat-or-revenge clash on 22 August.

Glee star Naya Rivera missing at California lake is now presumed dead, police say

The 33-year-old was on holiday with her young son on Lake Piru.

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision

The man and woman were arrested at their home this morning.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jail for man caught with images of child sexual abuse after material sent to undercover FBI agent

Dermot Whelan was sentenced to three years imprisonment, but suspended the final 18 months.

Heritage Minister confirms Waterways Ireland will not remove barge homes from canal

Six boat owners had been served eviction notices and told their homes would be removed by crane if they did not move them.

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

'The comet of the century' - NEOWISE comet is visible in Irish skies

The NEOWISE comet is expected to be visible in Ireland until the end of July

From The42 The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 2 Back In Time

The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 2

Keep yourself occupied on the bus to Féile by putting your retro football knowledge to the test.

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

WHO's David Nabarro: 'I am very worried about the next six months'

Nabarro said that the situation in some parts of the world is “disturbing”.

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty raised the issue of the banks charging interest on mortgages that have availed of pandemic payment breaks.

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

Belgrade human rights centre asks for investigation into Serbia's Covid-19 figures

The Serbian president is accused of contributing to the spike in deaths and new cases after he lifted lockdown ahead of an election.

Plans for €15 million floating pool on River Liffey near white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre

It stems from interest by councillors and the public when the controversial white-water rafting facility was announced.

From The42 This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille New Venue

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille

EPCR is now looking for a new venue or venues for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup deciders.

Meghan Markle applies to High Court to prevent naming of five friends who defended her in media

The Duchess of Sussex’s friends spoke anonymously to People magazine in the US to defend her over ‘bullying behaviour’ by the British tabloid press.