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Today’s News

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

LIVE: Ministers making final decisions on lifting of lockdown ahead of Taoiseach's address

  • The government is expected to announce the country will enter Level 3, with some modifications.
  • It is likely restrictions on inter-county travel and the ban on household visits will remain in place until closer to Christmas.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to make a national address, probably at around 6pm.

All-Ireland winner Kerrigan retires after 13 seasons with Cork

Paul Kerrigan made his Cork debut in 2008 and was one of the last playing non-Dublin All-Ireland winners.

Ethiopian prime minister rejects dialogue with Tigray leaders amid fears of assault on regional capital

People are fleeing the Tigray capital in fear of an imminent government offensive.


PSNI to pay £875k damages to two journalists inappropriately arrested over material in Troubles documentary

McCaffrey and Birney were arrested over the alleged theft of a police watchdog document that appeared in their film No Stone Unturned.

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.

New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge

The new service will start in January and operate six times per week.

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?

Ireland’s national incidence rate has dropped by 22% in the past 14 days.

Victorian-style mansion with a luxury interior and private woodland walks for €1.35m

Belfast man jailed for at least 22 years over murder of Northern Ireland prison officer

Adrian Ismay died 11 days after a bomb exploded underneath his van.

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas

Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.

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Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show?

It’s one of the most hotly anticipated nights of the Irish TV year.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland re-enters 'circuit-breaker' lockdown after seven-day easing of restrictions

First Minister Arlene Foster said last night that the next two weeks are “crucial”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony RIP

Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony

Only family members and close friends were permitted to attend the burial of the football icon.

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

US Supreme Court blocks New York's coronavirus limits on religious gatherings

It’s being viewed as an indication of the court’s new conservative weighting.

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win

Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.

Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow

Eoin McGee says he’s suspicious of the motives of Ireland’s banks who agreed to offer mortgage payment breaks to customers in March.

Photos: An early peek at the Toy Show set and the performance that moved Ryan Tubridy to tears

The set this year was influenced by the works of Roald Dahl.

Yesterday’s News

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears

Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.

From The42 'He seems to be getting pleasure of a sadistic nature from implementing this gameplan' Fast Eddie

'He seems to be getting pleasure of a sadistic nature from implementing this gameplan'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey picked up the pieces – all of them — from Ireland’s defeat at Twickenham on Thursday’s ‘The42 Rugby Weekly’.

Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December

  • A full Cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow to consider recommendations.
  • If approved by Cabinet tomorrow, all dining is expected to take place in controlled indoor settings.
  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants serve takeaway only in December.

Man acquitted of raping niece faces retrial after rare overturn order from court

The 46-year-old man was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault earlier this year.


From The42 Rapid Vienna condemn Dundalk to another Europa League defeat Beaten Again

Rapid Vienna condemn Dundalk to another Europa League defeat

The Lilywhites were beaten 3-1 in Dublin tonight.

An Post expects to deliver more than 3.3 million parcels per week in 'busiest ever' fortnight

This is a 230% increase on the same period last year.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s your round-up of what made headlines today.

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’

Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.

Your evening longread: The man who created the biggest virtual pub quiz in the world

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.


Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

From The42 As it happened: Dundalk v Rapid Vienna, Europa League Liveblog

As it happened: Dundalk v Rapid Vienna, Europa League

Dundalk faced Rapid Vienna, as their search for a first win in the group stages continued.

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Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker tomorrow.

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.


Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight

The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.

Last orders for Dublin's Rí-Rá and The Globe as Dublin City Council gives green light to hotel revamp

The revamp would see Rí-Rá become a ‘speak-easy’ and The Globe bar space turned into a retail outlet.

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