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# Shutdown

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Man United's game with Brentford in serious doubt as they cancel training and close Carrington
The decision comes following positive Covid-19 tests among first-team staff and players at the club.
Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill
Voting on Friday appeared increasingly unlikely, throwing the president’s big domestic agenda into doubt as negotiations dragged.
Claims of extortion as robbery charge against ex-NY Giant Baker dropped
The corner back remains without a team after being cut by the NFL side.
Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed
Schools, kindergartens and daycare centres have all been shut in Greece as cases surge.
Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA
The GAA have informed clubs in Kildare, Offaly and Laois that outdoor facilities can re-open for training.
Three Cork GAA clubs call a halt to all activities as Covid-19 precaution
Some Argideen Rangers members told the club they may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus.
'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student
Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.
Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home
Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.
'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown
James Rickard has Cerebral Palsy. He says this shutdown has reminded him of the importance of connection.
GAA say no inter-county games to be played before October
While not ruling them out, the Association say there is a ‘lack of appetite’ for the staging of games behind closed doors.
'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'
Kieran Doyle of Doyles Veg Prep explains how quick thinking after the shutdown has enabled his business to continue.
Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error
Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.
A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker
Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.
How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme
Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.
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.
Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown
Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.
Coronavirus: People on social welfare income support now tops 710,000
A total of 507,000 were issued with a Pandemic Unemployment Payment last Friday.
'It was shaping to be a very strong year': How will the coronavirus crisis impact people buying houses?
All of these indicators suggested a market that was growing, with supply remaining low relative to demand.
‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’
Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.
Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies
Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.
The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer
The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed.
The Aintree Grand National has been cancelled due to coronavirus
Officials accept that it would not be possible to stage the race behind closed doors.
Start of new Major League Baseball season pushed back by at least eight weeks
The 2020 season will not start until mid-May at the earliest.
Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19
Images on social media showed busy pubs around the country last night despite recommendations against indoor gatherings.
Mavericks and Suns go ahead with postponed NBA match - on e-sports stream
Is this the immediate future of sports?
'Just because there's no live sport, that doesn't mean we're stopping' - Sports media versus the shutdown
Media outlets across Ireland are finding ways to adapt to a world without live sport.
What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers
People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.
'We shouldn't stockpile': Ministers Harris and Humphreys warn against coronavirus panic-buying
The ministers were speaking today following the announcement about the closure of schools, colleges and cultural institutions from 6pm.
La Liga suspend games for two weeks with Real Madrid players quarantined
Football has been shut down for a fortnight in Spain as coronavirus crisis worsens.
Every football match in England set to go behind closed doors
A report in today’s London Times says UK government set to impose action plan to deal with coronavirus pandemic. Doubts exist over final day at Cheltenham.
Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue
Fears that Premier League games and Cheltenham Festival would be forced behind closed doors have eased – for now.
Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.
Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests
It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.
Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself
The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.
US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding
Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.
Disruption at major US airport after drone sighting
In December, London’s Gatwick airport was paralysed for 36 hours after a drone sighting.
'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal
Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday called Trump’s deal a “non-starter”.
US govt shutdown: Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in exchange for wall money
The announcement comes as amid the longest-running US government shutdown in history.
Trump plans 'major announcement' on government shutdown and southern border
Trump will be speaking from the Diplomatic Room at 8pm.
Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown
There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.