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Today’s News

From The42 The Irish football fan who inspired a community Tribute

The Irish football fan who inspired a community

Cork City star Gearóid Morrissey pays tribute to lifelong supporter John Kennedy who passed away last week.

Who exactly is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and what happens next?

At the age of 48, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.

Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support

Tom Clonan says the government’s new Commission on the Future of the Defence Forces must not delay in tackling the many crises faced in the forces of this country.

Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

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INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19 HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

From The42 Kerry All-Ireland football winner, Clare family roots and a hurling milestone for Dingle Matthew Flaherty

Kerry All-Ireland football winner, Clare family roots and a hurling milestone for Dingle

Matthew Flaherty struck a blow for West Kerry on the hurling stage last Sunday.

Flu levels may be lower this year - but with Covid-19 around winter could be more dangerous than ever

A “twin attack” of Covid-19 and flu could be devastating for vulnerable groups.

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'

The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.

Yesterday’s News

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to be new Supreme Court Justice

Trump said he was sure her confirmation would be “extremely non-controversial” and “very quick”.

Quiz: Can you name these towns from their location on a map of Ireland?

Test your knowledge of the country from above.

Investigation underway to identify organisers of anti-Covid-19 restriction rally in Donegal

Donegal’s 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate is now the highest in the country.

From The42 David Clifford wonder goal helps East Kerry retain Kingdom title in comfortable fashion Pick It Out This post contains videos

David Clifford wonder goal helps East Kerry retain Kingdom title in comfortable fashion

Clifford bagged 1-4 while fellow attacker Darragh Roche shot 1-3 for the victors.

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Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

‘He’s sort of like Goebbels’: Biden compares Trump to Nazi propagandist White House 2020 This post contains videos

‘He’s sort of like Goebbels’: Biden compares Trump to Nazi propagandist

The rivals will take part in heir first televised debate on Tuesday.

Where is the troublesome Internal Market Bill at?

An amendment this week means there will need to be a House of Commons vote before the powers are implemented.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A round-up of what made the headlines today…

From The42 Callum Robinson scores twice but West Brom blow three-goal lead against Chelsea Comeback

Callum Robinson scores twice but West Brom blow three-goal lead against Chelsea

The Irish international helped the Baggies into a 3-0 lead that was eventually squandered.

16 arrested after clashing with police at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Bottles were thrown and police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries.

Pedestrian (70s) killed after being struck by van in Cork

The incident happened in the car park of a sports ground in Donnybrook, Douglas.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 248 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Paris stabbing suspect targeted Charlie Hebdo, says official

Two people were wounded in yesterday’s attack, and two suspects were arrested.

Further restrictions in other counties 'not inevitable', says Acting Chief Medical Officer

Glynn appealed to seven counties to pay special attention to public health advice.

American threatened with jail in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review

The hotel said legal action was taken because the man had penned multiple reviews on different sites over the past few weeks.

Police officer shot dead in London moved into custody work because he thought it was 'safest option'

Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matiu Ratana was described by a friend as ‘just a really genuinely nice guy’.

From The42 100th-minute penalty saves Man United's blushes in Brighton Helter Skelter

100th-minute penalty saves Man United's blushes in Brighton

The Seagulls equalised deep in stoppage time, but there was still time for Solskjaer’s side to edge a five-goal thriller.

Shotgun seized and two men arrested after garda pursuit in north Dublin

A vehicle was also seized by gardaí for a technical examination.

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use.

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

Poll: Have you turned the heating on this week? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you turned the heating on this week?

Temperatures are set to drop to as low as -2 degrees tonight.

From The42 'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus' Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

Gardaí investigating death of e-scooter user in 'unexplained circumstances' after body found

Gardaí are currently treating the incident as a possible road traffic collision.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Banking Culture Board not commenting on individual reports after KBC's €18.3 million fine

Central Bank investigations into three other banks are ongoing.

Dr Anthony Fauci tells Late Late Show he and Trump have 'good relationship' despite well-known tensions

Dr Fauci, a top infectious disease expert in the US, said the death toll in America is “very, very sobering”.

From The42 50 years on and still central to Cork club hurling - 'There's a brilliant attitude among these fellas' Dr Paddy Crowley

50 years on and still central to Cork club hurling - 'There's a brilliant attitude among these fellas'

Dr. Paddy Crowley played for UCC in the 1970 Cork final, managed them in the ’99 final and is involved again in today’s semi-final.

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Barrett, of Indiana, was at the White House at least twice this week.

From The42 The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français Bienvenue

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français

20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.

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