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From TheJournal.ie The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests Ploughing

The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled in May this year due to the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says British defence laboratory Coronavirus

Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says British defence laboratory

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory were testing Mosi-guard Natural.

From TheJournal.ie Bewley's Grafton Street cafe to re-open tomorrow Coffee

Bewley's Grafton Street cafe to re-open tomorrow

The cafe announced the re-opening last month after it said it would close permanently in May.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO Fingers Crossed

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO

The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says Money

Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says

The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.

From TheJournal.ie Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news? Echo Chamber

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down Infodemic

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

From TheJournal.ie Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today Coronavirus

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic Funding

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

From TheJournal.ie Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions Flights

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

From TheJournal.ie 24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions Operation Navigation

24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said there has been “widespread compliance by licenced premises” to regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

From TheJournal.ie Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19 Cruise Ship

Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19

Ships bearing more than 100 people – including crew – will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000 Pandemic

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far Covid-19

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

From TheJournal.ie Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland Travel

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland

The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’ Covid-19

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

From The42 Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match Wave Goodbye

Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match

The FEF said in a statement that severance ‘terms have been agreed’.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan Payback

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds Pandemic

Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds

Alcohol consumption and back and neck problems are also on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie 3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays Coronavirus

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

From TheJournal.ie Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

From TheJournal.ie British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19 Belgrade

British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19

There have been protests for four consecutive nights in several Serbian cities.

From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn Swine Flu

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

From TheJournal.ie Hotels expect occupancy levels to fall by 40% this year - with room rates also taking a hit Coronavirus

Hotels expect occupancy levels to fall by 40% this year - with room rates also taking a hit

Dublin hotels expect to be worse hit and nationally, many hoteliers say the hit to the sector will last for 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic Aviation

Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic

The airline said the Covid-19 pandemic is having a “catastrophic effect on the aviation industry”.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study Demand And Supply

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

From TheJournal.ie Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers Wheels Up

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers

From today, France, Belgium, and Greece are lifting restrictions for travel within Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic Covid19

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme Funding

Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme

The news was welcomed by the Irish Famers’ Association.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society' Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

From TheJournal.ie What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today Phase Two

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

From The42 'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in Pandemic

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.