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Today’s News

Gardaí dispute claims they abandoned failed asylum seeker at African airport

The man claims that he has been living at the airport terminal ever since.

'Go back to your own country': Family forced to flee Dundalk home after attacks on mother and son

The mother was beaten up by a gang of people outside the family home last week, and her son has been assaulted and repeatedly intimidated.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: The long-running influence of Enya

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube

Those caught not wearing a mask on public transport in London can face a £200 fine.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

From The42 A tribute to Rob Kearney: the history maker who kept coming back for more History Maker

A tribute to Rob Kearney: the history maker who kept coming back for more

Rob Kearney is on his way out of Leinster and Irish rugby but he leaves with a glittering CV and the knowledge he got the most out of his talent.

The Green List has been cut to just four countries - and Liechtenstein is now one of them

The new Green List will contain Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.

'The highest in the country': The stark numbers behind Donegal's move to Level 3

Donegal to be placed under Level 3 restrictions after spike in Covid-19 cases

Crowd members chant 'vote him out' as Trump pays respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Donald Trump was heckled as he stood near the coffin of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Health Minister says Dublin's Covid-19 figures 'beginning to stabilise'

This evening health officials reported 167 new cases in Dublin.

'No other choice than to act': Donegal to be placed under Level 3 restrictions after spike in Covid-19 cases

Government ministers held an incorporeal meeting this evening to discuss the measure.

Gardaí seize €3.5 million worth of cocaine in north Dublin

The drugs were seized in Swords.

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 324 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

From The42 Cork amateur Sugrue leads the home charge at Irish Open after poor start by Lowry Mixed Fortunes

Cork amateur Sugrue leads the home charge at Irish Open after poor start by Lowry

The Open champion will face a battle to make the cut tomorrow, while his amateur equivalent made a storming start at Galgorm Castle.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí issue fatal crash appeal on behalf of the PSNI

Michael Kirk died in a crash in August.

Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated

Historian Kyle Leyden has argued that there are “definite issues” with the statues – even if they are not depicting slaves.

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

CAB seizes over €2 million worth of luxury cars in raids targeting international organised criminals

Gardaí said these raids were carried out as part of a cyber-fraud and money-laundering investigation in the UK.

Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president

Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.

From The42 'That was the last game management believed in me as a player' The Hill

'That was the last game management believed in me as a player'

Bernard Brogan is our guest on the Warriors podcast this week to talk us through his low-key, high impact final weeks as a Dublin player.

New bus network for Dublin to increase services by 23%, NTA says

The final design of the new network was published by the NTA today.

Gardaí object to Berlin D2 renewing licence after Covid-19 controversy

Gardaí have formally objected to the bar retaining its licence.

KBC Bank fined €18.3 million by the Central Bank over tracker mortgage scandal

The Central Bank said the impact on customers was ‘devastating’.

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year HSE

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

NUI Galway to refund students who don't take up places in campus accommodation this year

Students were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited this year.

From The42 Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster Legend

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster

Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.

Carole Baskin of Tiger King is being sued for defamation

The lawsuit says Baskin defamed Anne McQueen in a video diary entry on YouTube.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your mental health been affected since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Many people have been affected by job losses, isolation and a lack of social interaction in recent months.

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month

This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wet and dull day ahead with wind and rainfall warnings in place

Gusts of up to 90 to 110km/h are expected in some areas.

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