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Today’s News

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.

No post-Brexit trade deal with EU could hit UK economy 'three times harder' than Covid-19 in long term

A report from a think tank based on modelling from the London School of Economics paint a grim picture as far as the UK economy is concerned.

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: 'I couldn't move my legs - I knew my life would change forever'

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

The Remote: Bake Off's return, the Irish War of Independence and getting up on Schitt's Creek TV Guide This post contains videos

The Remote: Bake Off's return, the Irish War of Independence and getting up on Schitt's Creek

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address

The British Prime Minister said tonight that “freedom loving” Britons had helped to create a new surge of Covid-19.

Former Debenhams staff protest at KPMG as packers move in at a number of stores

Workers remain defiant as their protests continued for a 166th day today.

From The42 'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody' BTL

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

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Ireland bids to get European weather forecasting centre relocated from the UK to Dublin

Due to Brexit, the centre will have to move from Reading in the UK.

From The42 'I think with GAA matches taking place, hopefully the winter months will slip along without us noticing' Larry Tompkins

'I think with GAA matches taking place, hopefully the winter months will slip along without us noticing'

The Cork great believes if the championship goes ahead, it will be a huge boost to watching fans.

Cross-border investigation to be held into 1976 murder of Louth man

Seamus Ludlow, 47, a forestry worker, was killed on his way home from a pub.

Man found guilty of manslaughter in Kerry death where man was beaten during all-day drinking session

Arnoldas Ivanauskas had denied the murder of Dmitry Hrynkevich in Kerry in 2015.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 334 new cases confirmed in Ireland - including 174 in Dublin

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

From The42 'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well' Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'

Micah Richards has defended fellow pundit Alex Scott for the ongoing abuse she receives online.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí renew appeal week after woman was assaulted while walking in Cork

A woman was assaulted by the driver of a car who stopped to talk to her on the R522 road last Tuesday.

From The42 World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning Investigation

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning

The chief organiser of the 2023 World Cup has also been questioned.

Opinion: Dublin City Council's decision to cut Local Property Tax will only favour the wealthy

Dublin City Council councillors last night voted in favour of retaining a 15% cut. Here, Michael Pidgeon argues why he believes this to be a regressive step.

Young man denies stabbing homeless man with cerebral palsy 183 times

The prosecution opened the trial today.

Legal test case to be taken against the Irish government over the way private pensions are taxed

Chairman Ross McCarthy says ISME is taking the action to solve “inequality” between public and private pensions.

Irish household finances more resilient than before the last recession, says Central Bank

The study takes 2013 to represent ‘the low-point of the last recession in Ireland’.

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'

Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

From The42 22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster Talent

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

German prosecutors probe Madeleine McCann suspect over 2004 rape of Irishwoman

The Brunswick prosecutor confirmed it today.

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Gardaí seized the drugs shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening.

Dublin Fire Brigade battles gorse fire in Dublin Mountains

The fire service said a strong breeze is driving the smoke over a wide area.

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU HSE

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.

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