Today’s headlines: No Return to Lockdown, says Taoiseach; British police are monitoring Larry Murphy’s movements


Here are all of the best stories from this morning …

No return to lockdown, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the government would not reintroduce restrictions to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases, which again puts significant pressure on hospitals and intensive care units across the country.

Science and politics clash as Covid restrictions ease

Concern over confused messages from Nphet’s bigwigs on air as freedoms changes likely, reports Hugh O’Connell

Predator Larry Murphy “capable of unspeakable violence”

Gardaí knows the whereabouts of Larry Murphy in London and the English police are helping to monitor the rapist’s movements.

Owen Keegan hit back at critics of tent remarks, emails reveal

Mr Keegan – who was at the center of new controversy last week over a misguided letter on student housing – told a radio station the number of tents in the capital added to perceptions of ‘nervousness’ in the city.

Pedophile McClean questioned by Gardaí over new allegations

Detectives investigating new allegations of abuse against former pedophile rugby coach John McClean have visited him behind bars in recent months.

Victims of Garda Abuse Claim “Badly Treated” Cases

Women abused by their custodial partners complained to the Guardian Ombudsman (GSoc) that their cases had been poorly investigated, a support group said.

€ 32,000 to run government cars

Gardaí has ​​paid € 32,000 in fuel costs to keep the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs cars on the road for the past 13 months.

Interview with Keith Earls: “Pain has ruined my life. I came to hate rugby ‘

He is still one of the best players of his generation, but rugby had such a huge physical and mental impact on Keith Earls, to the point that he tried to quit, as he reveals in his new memoir.

Lyra McKee murder investigation hampered by “wall of silence”

Police believe as many as 150 people were nearby when Ms McKee was killed. However, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy has revealed that the number of people who have contacted his investigative team is “probably in the single digits.”


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