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Emergency talks as Drogheda United stop paying players and staff

The Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland is in emergency talks with Airtricity League clubs after Drogheda United stopped paying players and staff as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. A general view yesterday of United Park, home of Drogheda United...

This is the infected Coronavirus Yankees player (covid-19)

A minor league player for the New York Yankees is the first confirmed Coronavirus (covid-19) case in the organization. Denny Larrondo, a right-handed minor league pitcher signed by the Yankees in 2018, is the player who tested positive for Coronavirus...

Asian stock markets fall as COVID-19 is declared a pandemic

American stock markets plunged on Wednesday, after the World Health Organization officially declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. In Asia, meanwhile, almost all the major stock indexes were also trading lower the morning after the WHO’s announcement, with...

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M

Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI (AI2), has been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect.

Traffic disruption expected as farmer protest continues in Dublin City centre

Commuters in Dublin face travel disruption this morning, as a tractor protest by farmers continues. Gardaí have closed Kildare Street, Molesworth Street, and parts of Merrion Square and St. Stephen's Green until the protest is over. Over 100 demonstrators, protesting against...

Local area hit by spot floods following heavy overnight rain

Warnings have been issued to all road users following the torrential rain this morning with a rainfall warning in force for Leinster and Munster. Dublin Fire Brigade report that they have a unit from Tallaght are in Newcastle Manor pumping water to...

Gardai Hunt Armed Man in Tallaght

Gardaí are searching Tallaght estates for a man who is believed to be armed. The manhunt began early on Monday morning after a "series of incidents" in the area. It is believed that the incidents described by Gardaí took place...

Country braces itself for ‘violent and destructive’ ex-Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia is due to make landfall in the south of the country this morning and is expected to be one of the worst storms to hit Ireland in more than 50 years. The forecast is for the storm to cross...

Six car collision on M50 this morning

Early morning M50 commuters experienced major traffic delays due to a crash before Junction 9 at the Red Cow shortly after 7am this morning. A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson said that six vehicles were involved in the serious crash and that...

Government say Budget is their attempt to create “a fairer Ireland”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that there remains “a few little things to tidy up” before Budget 2017 is announced later today. The Ministers for Finance and Public Expenditure will reveal the full details of the Budget in the...
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No one died yesterday from coronavirus in China

A group of people exercise in a park in Shenyang, China. It is the first day in which the number of deceased falls to zero,...

Facebook creates coronavirus prevention maps with data from its users

The network will offer users in the US to participate in a survey about their health and possible symptoms of the virus The technology giant...

Smart toilets, the first screening to detect diseases

Toilet of an aeroplane.  A group of Stanford researchers create a system capable of finding diseases in the urine and faeces 3.0 toilets are ready to...

TCM classic film festival can be enjoyed at home due to coronavirus

"This is a remote and 'please stay home' celebration of some movies and moments from the past decade at the TCM Classic Film Festival,"...