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Today’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.

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

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.

The Explainer: Why is the 27th Amendment back in the news?

We speak to an expert about what the amendment was, and why Labour is proposing a Bill related to it.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From The42 Anton on John Terry: 'All I know is that I didn’t feel like the victim in that room' John Terry

Anton on John Terry: 'All I know is that I didn’t feel like the victim in that room'

John Terry was found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand by an independent disciplinary panel in September 2012.

Two men remain in prison over refusal to comply with orders to stay away from controversial Roscommon farm

Michael Anthony McGann, who owns the property, and retired garda Kevin Taylor were remanded in custody yesterday.

HSE to source alternative accommodation for residents as it closes Kerry nursing home after Covid-19 outbreak

An outbreak of Covid-19 was reported at Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel earlier this month.

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?

Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.

Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds

The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.

Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map

New travel rules kick in this weekend.

Revered but not emulated: the many Maradonas of an Irish childhood

In the World Cups that were contested on the streets, if you weren’t Maradona, you were no one.

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers

The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown

A TD branded the mooted trip a “disgrace”.

Man (60s) arrested at garda checkpoint in connection with attempted robbery of Donegal post office

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on 11 November in the town of Clonmany.

SIPO 'very concerned' about failure of Aontú and Renua to submit statements of their annual accounts

Political parties registered in Ireland are required to disclose their annual accounts to SIPO.

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

Rail line to Navan and Metro to south Dublin to be assessed as NTA asks for public views on transport strategy

The NTA is seeking views on what people’s priorities are for the greater Dublin transport strategy into the future.

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

From The42 Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench Team News

Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench

Andy Farrell has made nine changes to his team for the clash with Georgia.

Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions

Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.

'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas

Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.

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