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Today’s News

'Tough, brave, a fighter, a winner': Thousands to pay respects today to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rbg

'Tough, brave, a fighter, a winner': Thousands to pay respects today to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Her colleague Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to Ginsberg today.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 234 new cases confirmed in Ireland - including 103 in Dublin

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

From The42 'How are we supposed to be on par with the men's game?' - Two county finals in 26 hours for 16 players Dual Dilemma

'How are we supposed to be on par with the men's game?' - Two county finals in 26 hours for 16 players

Tipperary football star Aishling Moloney outlines Cahir’s frustrating dual fixture clash to The42.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

Huge protests have taken place over the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposition says was rigged.

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission Pay Dispute This post contains videos

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission

ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.

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Coronavirus sniffer dogs get to work at Helsinki Airport

Finland is the second country after the United Arab Emirates to launch such a project.

Gardaí make more arrests in €50k Laois money laundering probe

The cash was seized in April of this year.

Debunked: No, Smyths Toys is not closing its doors and going 'online only' in the run up to Christmas

Several claims online say the store is to stop retail sales from next week.

From The42 One half of legendary WWE tag team dies RIP

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

Man in his 80s dies after being hit by truck in Cork

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the incident which occurred on Main Street, Charleville.

Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government

Papers were filed on behalf of the students in the High Court yesterday.

Mars drops Uncle Ben's name from rice brand following criticism over racial stereotype

Packaging with the new name, Ben’s Original, will hit shops next year.

CAO issues almost 3,000 Round Two offers

Here’s how to check what you’ve been offered, and how long you have to think about whether you want to accept the offer.

Taoiseach says cost of Covid-19 elimination strategy would be 'very severe'

Micheál Martin told the Dáil that the economic and societal cost would be too great.

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

Road blocked after rubbish truck overturns in Liffey Valley

The lorry overturned at Liffey Valley, near the Hermitage, after a crash.

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?

Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee

Experts advised against “crude recommendations” stating that detailed data is not being collected.

From The42 'I have nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping after hotel room search Probe

'I have nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping after hotel room search

French police are investigating the Arkea-Samsic team of former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana.

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case

An official in the Department of Business tested positive for Covid yesterday.

Alexei Navalny discharged and full recovery is possible, says Berlin hospital

The Charite hospital that treated Navalny said it was still too early to assess any long-term effects of his poisoning.

Poll: When do you think you'll next be able to go on a foreign holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you think you'll next be able to go on a foreign holiday?

The pandemic has put a halt on most holiday plans this year.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Great British Bake Off contestants created 'bubble' in a hotel for six weeks to record this year's series

The annual baking competition returned to TV screens last night.

Alcohol-only pubs in Northern Ireland can reopen today for the first time since March

First Minister Arlene Foster said that Northern Ireland’s new restrictions was “a wake-up call” and not a second lockdown.

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

Tesla's Elon Musk unveils new battery technology that will see more affordable cars

However Musk warned that the new technology might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022.

My week in wellness: A 45-year-old with two young kids in Dundalk who wants to be more active

In the first instalment of our new wellness diary series, we hear from a reader who’s struggling to find time for herself.

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

Trump set to announce Supreme Court pick on Saturday as Republicans eye quick confirmation

Democrats argue that any Senate vote should be delayed until after the November election.

Ireland's high earners feel 'insecure' with 28% finding it difficult to make end meets

Despite concerns, the highest earners in Ireland do not want to pay less tax on their earnings.

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

Councillor tried to have HAP tenant relocated from property while acting as estate agent

Fine Gael Councillor Danny Byrne has been found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

Yesterday’s News

The DUP claims the Northern Ireland protocol makes the North 'Europe’s pawn'

The party said extra paperwork and EU customs declarations are consequences which will cost the community and business dear.

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