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Dublin: 12°C Saturday 19 September 2020

Today’s News

Reed takes outright lead as McIlroy slips away on tough second round at US Open

Winged Foot is belatedly justifying its fearsome reputation on the second day’s play.

Yesterday’s News

Liverpool agree fee with Wolves for Diogo Jota

Jurgen Klopp’s Champions have completed a second major signing in as many days.

From TheJournal.ie 200 'irreplaceable' books worth €2.7m that were stolen in London have been found under a house in Romania Words Apart

200 'irreplaceable' books worth €2.7m that were stolen in London have been found under a house in Romania

An international investigation has helped to track down the stolen books.

Guardiola admits Aguero could miss another two months with injury

The striker has not played since undergoing knee surgery in June.

From TheJournal.ie Work under way to get more sports fans into stadiums, Oireachtas committee told Bums On Seats

Work under way to get more sports fans into stadiums, Oireachtas committee told

Government officials said they ‘recognise that it is a very pressing matter’, amid coronavirus restrictions.

Fifa vote to change rules around players' international eligibility

The new rules would, in theory, allow players in a similar situation to Michael Obafemi change their allegiance.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour Ban The Van

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour

The musician was given freedom of the city of Belfast in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Citizen scientists help experts predict when harmful solar storms will hit Earth Solar Stormwatch

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

Coronal mass ejections can reach Earth in just 15 hours.

From TheJournal.ie US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons China

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise' Across The Channel

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump heats up culture wars as he appeals to voters in Wisconsin Trump

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

No.1 pick Burrow impresses again but Bengals beaten by Browns NFL

No.1 pick Burrow impresses again but Bengals beaten by Browns

The quarterback threw for three touchdowns, while Baker Mayfield pulled the strings at the other end.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert Belarus

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response Town Hall

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

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

Thursday 17 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests Paul Reid

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.

Shane Duffy’s Celtic move gets Stephen Kenny seal of approval

The defender has joined the Hoops on loan from Brighton.

2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John retired following latest injury setback

The 10-year-old was due to run at Listowel on Sunday.

Gareth Bale set to top list of Premier League’s biggest earners

The Real Madrid forward is reportedly on €545,000 per week and, if he rejoins Spurs, will head a list currently topped by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19

The vastly-experienced manager will be spending a period in isolation.

PSG defender handed six-match ban while Neymar suspended for punch as racism investigation opens

It is alleged that Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez used racial slurs, while Angel Di Maria has been accused of spitting.

Jose Mourinho remains tight-lipped on Gareth Bale as transfer edges closer

Bale is reportedly on the verge of a return to Tottenham.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Sally: Storm weakens over US after leaving one dead and streets under water Gulf States
From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations United States

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'I spent a long time crying last night' - McCoy pays tribute to Pat Smullen RIP

'I spent a long time crying last night' - McCoy pays tribute to Pat Smullen

Smullen passed away yesterday at the age of just 43.

From TheJournal.ie Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told Coronavirus

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic

Fifa’s Covid-19 relief fund is worth €1.3bn and allows national associations and regional confederations to apply for grants and interest-free loans.

From TheJournal.ie Forecasters warn of 'historical flooding' as Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama Stormy Weather

Forecasters warn of 'historical flooding' as Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama

People living near streams or rivers are being urged to evacuate their homes.

Macclesfield Town wound up due to debts of over €500k

The club was recently relegated from League Two after being docked points for breaches of regulations relating to the non-payment of wages.

Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez moves to Aston Villa for a reported €21m

The Argentine stopper has signed a four-year deal after agreeing to leave the Gunners.

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France

The 23-year-old Colombian had remained in contention until Sunday’s stage on the Grand Colombier.

Rory McIlroy out to end major drought – with help from the ‘Nappy Factor’

McIlroy’s wife Erica gave birth to the couple’s first child, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, two weeks ago.

Denver trump Clippers in Game 7 to clinch place in Western Conference finals

The Nuggets will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.

A gentleman and complete professional – Pat Smullen was one of the greats RIP

A gentleman and complete professional – Pat Smullen was one of the greats

Long and distinguished career will never be forgotten.

From TheJournal.ie Japan appoints new prime minister to replace the long-serving Shinzo Abe At The Helm

Japan appoints new prime minister to replace the long-serving Shinzo Abe

Yoshihide Suga said he is a reformer who will help revive Japan’s Covid-ravaged economy.

From TheJournal.ie Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021 Republic

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021

A speech written by the country’s prime minister said “the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind”.

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