Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said he was confident the authorities had the situation in Tullamore in hand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hotel death unrelated to Covid-19 but woman later found to have had virus, statement says

Esker Hills Golf Club. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Up to 20 cases among group of 40 who stayed at Bridge House Hotel in Co Offaly

Henry O’Donnell at Carrickfinn beach, Donegal for the start of Finswim 2020. Photograph: Rory O’Donnell

Henry O’Donnell (56) entered water in Co Donegal in feat which could take a year

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it was ‘shocked by the decision of NPHET to recommend to Cabinet that all indoor dining close in Dublin for the next few weeks. Photograph: iStock

NPHET advises Government to move Dublin to Level 3 with new restrictions likely to be introduced Friday night

Sunil Sharpe, DJ and spokesman for the Give Us The Night campaign.

Sunil Sharpe of Give Us The Night campaign says 450 venues given no hope of opening

Jineth Bedoya Lima is recognised as one of the leading voices in denouncing sexual violence against women

Jineth Bedoya Lima has reported on the armed conflict in Colombia as well as drug trafficking and gender issues over two decades

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly speaking in Dublin at the unveiling of the Government’s blueprint for living with Covid-19. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Cabinet colleagues no longer required to restrict movements, Government spokeswoman confirms

Dominic Murray received 577 points through the calculated system. His school had estimated 625

‘It was pretty shocking’ to miss out on preferred course, says high achiever

 Ali Ali, Zaid Alshareefy, Robert Hernon and Mousa Alfaleh, joined Leaving cert students protest outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

School marks released by Department of Education of which 20 per cent were changed

Trinity College Dublin: Some senior higher education figures are worried students will defer over fears of losing out on the traditional college experience. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Concerns many college applicants may seek to defer due to Covid-19

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris at Government Buildings on Friday as more than 53,000 students have received an offer in the CAO’s first round. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Most Leaving Cert students were happy, but some pre-2020 students hit by grade inflation

UCD president Prof Andrew Deeks: put under pressure at meeting of governing authority,  especially by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Calls for expert group to be set up amid fallout from Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin controversy

Minister for  Higher Education Simon Harris said the creation of additional places mean significantly more applicants have received offers  at this stage. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Seven courses break the 600 point barrier

TJ McInerney from TJmacs pub Mullinahone, Co Tipperary (Centre) leading a protest by members of the Licenced Vintners Association(LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) on their way to the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘I won’t be buying stock on the basis of that date’, says one publican

The Sorting Office development is located on the corner of Cardiff Lane and Hanover Street East, opposite the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Property near Bord Gáis Energy Theatre would have been one of city’s biggest transactions

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said any move to disregard the withdrawal agreement ‘simply cannot be allowed’ as it would be in contravention of an international agreement, not just an agreement with Ireland and Europe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

DUP MP Sammy Wilson says he would ‘encourage’ UK to tear up agreement

Members of the Defence Forces man a drive in Covid-19 testing centre at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Highest number of cases recorded nationwide since May 14th

Ellen Glynn and Sarah Feeney on RTE’s Late Late Show

Sara Feeney (23) and cousin Ellen Glynn (17) spent night in water after being swept out to sea

Fifth person to be question as part of investigation into use of Irish accounts to funnel money

Child was airlifted to hospital after incident on N24 at Pallasgreen

File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Appeal for witnesses to Wexford incident where man died after tractor overturned

The Hiqa report noted that many residents living in congregated settings experience a ‘poor quality of service and life’. File photograph: Getty

Inclusion Ireland critical of Hiqa reports noting disability experience in residential care

Located on the east coast of England, Sizewell C is to contain two reactor units generating 3,340MW of power, enough for about six million homes. Stock image: iStock

Irish public urged to participate in a consultation process on €22.5 Sizewell C facility at Suffolk

The ban is due to remain in place for four days, according to Fingal County Council. File photograph.

Temporary ban in effect at Velvet Strand in Portmarnock due to storm water overflow

According to the Marine Casualty Investigation Board water conditions on Lough Mask at the time were choppy with a westerly swell. Photograph: iStock

Man would have suffered from shock of cold water impeding chances of survival – investigation

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.  Subject to planning permission and progress with a housing development, construction on the new amenity would commence in late 2021 and open in early 2023.

Planning application made at Woodbrook which would be 32nd station on the route

Of the 227,300 persons arriving in Ireland in July, 188,100 arrived by air, and 39,200 by sea.

More than 270,000 departures in July this year compared to 73,900 in June

Paschal Donohoe said the economy was seeing more commercial activity now and it was thus appropriate to adjust the rates of subsidy available. Photograph: Collins

Employment wage subsidy scheme replaces earlier support supports

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the new scheme aims to save jobs for longer. Photograph: Julian Behal

Employers must register for Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme which runs until the end of March

A rainfall forecast map for 2pm, Saturday. Image:

Temperatures are forecast to stay in low teens over Saturday and Sunday

HSE chief executive Paul Reid: ‘We are going to see significant peaks, and, we hope, significant troughs very soon and those changes may not always be national.’ File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Local spikes in infection and targeted response measures is ‘new reality’, committee told

Report says a key issue is high rents in the private sector

Record of paying rent should be part of mortgage application process, says report from builders’ body

Paul Reid, chief executive of the Health Service Executive: “We must live with this virus in a very new way, and this requires a carefully balanced approach. The health services need a functioning economy and society.” Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Reid to outline younger infection profile not yet triggering admission influx

A road sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin reminding people to adhere to social distancing in March. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Restrictions rely on ‘over-simplistic dichotomy’, says University of Oxford team

Prof Denis Cusack submitted his analysis to the Ministers for Health and Justice last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coroner says Covid-19 rates in county have been disproportionate compared with other areas

 Acting chief medical officer  Dr Ronan Glynn, said updated Covid-19 measures introduced last week “would not be expected to impact on the trajectory of the disease until early next week” . Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Ronan Glynn says while cases are high the national ‘situation has remained relatively stable’

Former junior minister Aine Brady is chief executive of Third Age, the organisation that supports older people in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ex-TD Dr Michael Harty said going to the dinner was an error of judgement

  Mary Supple from Finesse Weddings in her Rathangan, Co Kildare, showroom.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Couple who were due to marry next week have had to postpone wedding again

McMahon’s pub restaurant where director Angela McMahon ‘what’s the logic’ of a county-wide lockdown? Photograph: Mark Hilliard

‘Businesses that are nowhere near the meat plants are bearing the brunt. Why don’t they use a map?’

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has  agreed in principle that students should be socially distanced on school transport and and said more  information on this ‘has to be [finalised] in the coming week’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

NPHET advises secondary students must maintain social distancing on school buses

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology at Trinity College Dublin.

Coronavirus experts react to new Covid-19 restrictions introduced on Tuesday

A beach on the Dingle Peninsula. File photograph: Getty Images

Boy brought to safety following incident at Smerwick Harbour on the Dingle Peninsula

Plants found during a raid on a suspected grow house in Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: An Garda Síochána

Man in his 20s is detained following raid on suspected grow house in Dundalk

Passengers wearing face masks disembark their trains at Heuston Station, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

New work practices and Covid-19 uncertainty pose challenges for Irish transport planners

PRT says failure to bring dying man in severe pain to nearby hospital ‘not acceptable’

Revenue  detection dog Bailey. Photograph courtesy of Revenue

Detection dog Bailey helps uncover drugs worth over €34,000 at Dublin mail centre

Sara Feeney (23)  taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG on Thursday. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Rescuers hailed as heros after calculating correct location with tidal and weather information

Eir subscribing football fans missed out on the live airing of the Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid Champions League quarter final. Photograph: Antonio Cotrim/ EPA

Virgin Media pulled plug at 6pm ahead of a Champions League football quarter final

In a statement NUI Galway  said as a ‘University of Sanctuary’ it ‘will not tolerate racism and find any incidence of racism abhorrent’.

Video footage appears to show man shouting abuse at woman about her colour

Key settings which have seen clusters in Northern Ireland include workplaces, retail or hospitality premises, domestic gatherings, and sporting settings. Photograph: Bloomberg

Eight new cases confirmed in Northern Ireland, where there was also no new deaths

Currently, children must undergo the same invasive testing procedure for Covid-19 as adults. File photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Groups looking into different approach to fevers and swabs to stop people avoiding tests

Adoption Authority chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon: “It was challenging but rewarding that we managed to ensure that no child failed in their desire to be adopted.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Adoption Authority use of videolink allowed children give evidence remotely from home

The coronavirus pandemic brought a significant increase in housing supply in urban areas and cities.

Report finds although supply has increased during pandemic affordability has not improved

An Garda Síochána said there were 10 serious injuries suffered on the roads over the August bank holiday weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Too many still taking chances says assistant commissioner after four deaths on the roads

Irishman Shaun McCarthy normally  likes to travel home to Dublin at least once  a year. Photograph: Courtesy Shaun McCarthy

Irish Travel Agents Association says there is little demand for international travel

The PSNI said the 10 people were arrested and interviewed simultaneously to maintain the ‘integrity of the interview process’. Photograph: Getty

Those arrested in Fermanagh, Belfast and Derry are aged between 63 and 78

Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Publicans had hoped they would be able to reopen on August 10th. Photograph: Collins

Scally says alcohol is ‘best friend’ of Covid-19 and pubs must stay shut

“This is Groundhog Day for the trade as twice now the reopening of pubs has been postponed.” Photograph: Getty Images

Vintner groups say the 25,000 people working in pubs now under ‘intolerable pressure’

Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Publicans had hoped they would  be able to reopen on  August 10th. Photograph: Collins

Moving to Phase Four of reopening society deferred due to the trend in coronavirus cases

A well-placed agricultural source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said producers had continued to source foreign labour, but had complied with public health guidelines. File photograph: Getty

Migrant workers and local students are helping the sector through labour shortage

The acting chief medical officer warned ‘we may be beginning to see more cases which we cannot link to outbreaks or close contacts’.  File photograph: The Irish Times

Government to ‘watch and monitor carefully’ what happens in coming days, says Martin

Residents in nursing homes  accounted for more than half of all Covid-19 related death. Photograph: iStock

Placement of older people in nursing homes with infection control risks is ‘indefensible’

Bus Éireann asked people to avoid travelling on Expressway services from noon to 7pm over the coming weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social distancing measures mean Expressway services have just 8,000 seats daily

In recent months, cannabis has been the most commonly detected substance followed by cocaine. Photograph: iStock

Numbers held for drink driving increase during lockdown despite sharp drop in traffic

 Serena Di Murro and her partner Mohammed Hemida with Elysia (4) and Amaya (2): “Every time you click in, it comes up as ‘no appointment available’.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Despite rolling short-term renewals, online system creating stress among applicants

People Before Profit said the Bill would “immediately open the door to new evictions into homelessness on the grounds of sale, use or refurbishment”. Photograph: iStock

New legislation will change previous emergency law due to end in August

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Countries have adopted a range of strategies amid the pandemic to get students back into classrooms

The report  highlights how the health crisis has further exposed the socio-economic disparities between various occupations in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Report finds those most at risk include carers, meat plant staff, taxi drivers, security guards, cleaners and migrant workers

One teacher who responded to the ASTI survey said ‘top students’ were ‘choosing to disengage as it has all become too much’. Photograph: iStock

ASTIsurvey finds 98 per cent of its members had virtual classrooms from their homes

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: he said the “penny-pinching under-vestment in our schools has gone on for too long, the cuts have been too deep”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘It is doubtful this capital works package will be enough to meet the enormous challenges’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported convicted IRA bomber Darcy Gearoid McMenamin

Darcy Gearoid McMenamin first travelled to United States 20 years ago

The Government is still urging the public to avoid foreign holidays this year based on public health advice.  Photograph: Getty Images

Insurers had sought clarity on official advice regarding overseas travel to the 15 countries

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said efforts at assisting businesses badly hit by Covid-19 were disproportionately weighted toward loans and debt. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plan lacks ambition, ‘stay and spend’ subsidy is cumbersome, Mary Lou McDonald says

The identity and whereabouts of the Euromillions winner is of keen public interest but remains unrevealed.

Ireland’s 16th winner of the draw had bought a €2.50 normal play ticket online

‘I on’t think anything nowadays is going to fall through the cracks,’ Maurice McCabe said .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lorraine McCabe says everything today was ‘wonderful’ but family had gone through ‘ten years of hell’

 Covid survivor Josephine Silo celebrates her 104th birthday at the Sacred Heart Residence nursing home in Raheny.   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dubliner Josephine Silo’s outlook was ‘I have lived my life and I am ready to go’

Gardaí raided two homes in Dublin seizing mobile phones and documentation, concerned that people are being lured in by images of ‘the high life’ on social media.

Victims are targeted over platforms such as Facebook and Instagram with enticing images

A €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve will offer funds to countries and sectors worst-hit by the UK departure

Reserve of €5 billion is part of €1.8 trillion EU Covid-19 recovery package

The existing moratorium on evictions and rent increases has been extended for a brief period of time.

Threshold calls for more nuanced approach to how rental tenancies end

Anxiety, ‘brain fog’, dizziness and recurring fever reported in survey of staff by INMO

Anxiety, ‘brain fog’, dizziness and recurring fever reported in survey of staff by INMO

A man bales straw in Athy, Co Kildare, on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Things could get ‘complicated and changeable’ in Ireland as the week progresses

Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

‘Green means go’: Labour says Government has got the messaging on this list ‘all wrong’

CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner who sued State over misreading of smear test results died on Sunday

Betty Boland from Navan: has hosted foreign students for the past 20 years, but not this year due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers, schools and host families deprived of income as foreign students stay away

Healthcare professionals in Luanda, Angola, doing Covid-19 blood tests in a high-population area. Photograph: Ampe Rogerio/EPA

Many face reprisals when outspoken about how the virus is being combatted, says Amnesty report

 The OPW has asked drivers “to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists” and said measures will remain under review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Decision to open all but Knockmaroon Gate has been met with surprise

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre “works tirelessly in addressing inequality in Irish society”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Max van der Stoel Award recognises centre’s work towards social justice and equality

File photo. Photograph: John Giles/PA

People unaware emergency dental services continued to operate throughout

The President was speaking  to the International Labour Organisation. File photograph: Maxwells

President tells UN group ‘we must free ourselves from failed model of economy’

Liffey Head Bog in Co Wicklow. Photograph courtesy: Dr Catherine O’Connell / IPCC.

Study of over 1,100 sites finds condition deteriorating due to human activities

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Parc says they need answers on how many laws he broke when on learner permit

 Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan  during a  Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photograph :Gareth Chaney/Collins

Current leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin make the pledge during hustings for leadership contest

Nphet also reported another 24 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases 25,538.

No hospital or ICU admissions of patients with suspected Covid-19 in past 24 hours

 Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen made a personal statement in the Dáil on Tuesday night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Road safety campaigner says many questions have been left unanswered

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launches the HSE’s new Covid-19 tracker app. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos  

Minister for Health says app is not a ‘silver bullet’ but an important new tool in the fight against Covid-19

One of the Large Heath Butterflies recorded in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tristram Whyte

Large Heath butterflies act as crucial indicator of the health of Irish bogs

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Priests agree 25% drop in personal income and voluntary redundancy scheme in place

Revenue customs detector dog Bailey who helped uncover tens of thousands of euro worth of cannabis resin on its way to Irish addresses. Photograph:  Revenue.

3.4kg of cannabis resin which had been on its way to Dublin, Kildare, Cork and Waterford

David McCullagh and Caitriona Perry who will begin presenting RTÉ Six One News in September 2020. Photograph: RTÉ

Journalist and historian’s appointment follows death of Keelin Shanley earlier this year

Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Training for medical staff in identifying abuse signs stepped up, says Tallaght hospital consultant

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