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Today’s News

Sofa Watch: Daniel O'Donnell, Phillip Schofield, and Catherine Corless headline tonight's Late Late

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Donegal woman finds Mexican red rump tarantula in bunch of bananas

Parker will be moving to Alcorn’s Tropical World shortly to live out the rest of its days.

Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone

The drugs were seized by Revenue officers earlier today.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 772 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.


Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

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How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach Level 5 This post contains videos

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Dublin city charmer: Elegant terraced home steps from the canal for €550k

Six dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

Dozens were injured in the Izmir area and the quake and on the Greek island of Samos.

Man who raped ex-partner jailed for six years

A detective garda gave evidence that the man was becoming increasingly paranoid in the days prior to the offences.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP

New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.

'The shock, the numbness, the devastation': First funerals for members of O'Sullivan family held today

A father and his two sons were found dead on Monday in Kanturk, Co Cork.

From The42 'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality Opening Up

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

Number of births in Ireland falls by almost 20% in 10 years

The number of births has fallen by 18.8% since 2010 and 1.3% since 2017.

Kanye West gifts Kim Kardashian a hologram of her late father for her 40th birthday

Kardashian shared a video of the hologram on Twitter, sparking another online meme.

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5

The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.

Situation in nursing homes receiving 'intensive' HSE support has stabilised, Paul Reid says

HSE CEO Paul Reid said supports were being provided to nursing homes dealing with category “red” outbreaks

Labour warned of split after Corbyn suspension following anti-Semitism verdict

Corbyn ally and union boss Len McCluskey called the move against the ex-leader an “act of grave injustice”

Gardaí seize rifles, ammunition and cocaine during search in Dublin

A house and two vehicles were searched in a residential estate.

Storm Aiden: Orange wind warning for 12 counties tomorrow with gusts of up to 130km expected

A weather advisory for the entire country will be in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Monday.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

Qatar airport officials could face charges over forced examinations of women

Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to invasive vaginal exams after airport workers found an abandoned baby.

One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year?

We’re just a day out from the spookiest night of the year.

From The42 Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport Tune In

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

There’s a lot of GAA, soccer and rugby action to get stuck into over the weekend.

'We will not give up our values': Macron vows defiance after knife attack in church kills three people

Emmanuel Macron said his country would stand firm against religious extremists.

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept

The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.

The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?

What mark will his work between 2017 and 2021 leave on the United States?

Trump and Biden battle over Florida as election day looms

Both candidates visited the crucial state yesterday, with the president focusing on the economy.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums

The two referendums represented significant potential changes to New Zealand’s social fabric.

US Election: Your guide to the key swing states Trump and Biden are targeting

There’s just a few days left until the US Presidential Election.

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.

Yesterday’s News

Hollywood producer arrested in new sex assault allegation

David Guillod has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges.

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