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Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 253 new cases - including 116 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 swab test cannot enter the brain and cause damage

The Covid-19 swab is not powerful enough to break through bone, a professor said.


Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How much attention were you paying this week?

Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry

Siptu division organiser Greg Ennis said that serial testing must be maintained at meat plants going forward.

Dublin universities cancel on-campus activities, move most classes online

The universities agreed to implement enhanced measures in response to a request from government.


Golf group says it 'adhered to guidelines' after 20 members test positive following Tullamore trip

A member of the group had Covid-19 and died suddenly from an unrelated illness.

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

From The42 Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend Tune In

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend

RTÉ are live from Limerick tomorrow night while TG4 have live matches in Tipperary and Mayo on Sunday afternoon.

Citizen scientists help experts predict when harmful solar storms will hit Earth

Coronal mass ejections can reach Earth in just 15 hours.

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.


'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police

A party spokesperson said that the representatives will “co-operate with the investigation”.

From The42 Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens Champions Cup

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens

Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

Culture Night: Highlights from the North and border counties

Our guide in the run up to tonight’s nationwide event.

Trump heats up culture wars as he appeals to voters in Wisconsin

Trump has hinged his election campaign on core supporters rather than focusing on winning over a narrow slice of undecided voters.

Man charged following seizure of over €600k worth of drugs

A 49-year-old man has been charged.

Man charged in relation to robbery of wheelchair user

The robbery took place earlier this week.

Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding US

Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding

Homeowners and businesses have begun cleaning up following the storm.

'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector

The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.

From The42 'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players' Column

'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players'

Conan Byrne learned the hard way that giving your opinion in the media isn’t always warmly received.

Union concerned at reports of threat to jobs at Ulster Bank

The Financial Services Union has responded to reports that UK parent company NatWest is considering closing Ulster Bank in the Republic.

Infant hospitalised with 'serious injuries' after stationary quad bike struck by scrambler in Dublin

The incident happened at Cherry Orchard Park in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 yesterday evening.

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses

But the researchers say some changes are occurring and these are useful to follow the spread of virus.

Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert

Protesters have been demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko since the August election.

'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response

Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.

Culture Night: Highlights from Dublin and the East

Our guide in the run up to Friday’s nationwide event.

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.

IRFU losses due to Covid expected to exceed €30 million this year

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear concerns from sports organisations today about their financial viability.

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

Wake up to views of Ireland's Eye: Light-filled townhouse in Malahide for €730k

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here it is, it’s The Fix.

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.