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Today’s News

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?

The UK has formally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19.

Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe

The telescope’s receiver platform fell 140 metres onto the radio dish below it yesterday.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

US officials investigating 'bribery scheme' involving donations in return for presidential pardons

The scheme was allegedly directed at unnamed ‘senior White House officials’.

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UK formally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19

The UK has become the first western country to licence a vaccine against he virus.

US captain of scuba dive boat charged with manslaughter over deaths of 34 people last year

The boat sank off the California coast after bursting into flames last year.

My week in wellness: A 27-year-old software engineer who plans his workouts with 'military precision'

This week’s diary writer made some big lifestyle changes during the most recent lockdown, and now runs almost daily.

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19

The HSE has said it’s “very happy” with the role its advertising has played in keeping people in Ireland “informed and motivated” during the pandemic.

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'I go through pain every day': Family of Willie Maughan determined to get justice

Maughan and his girlfriend Ana Varslavane disappeared five years ago.

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'

Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

A recent Court of Appeal judgment has thrown into chaos certain court reporting practices.

Yesterday’s News

Five killed and many injured after car driven at speed through pedestrian zone in German city

A baby was among those killed in the incident.

No widespread voter fraud found in US presidential election, William Barr says

Shortly after Barr’s statement was published, Trump tweeted out more baseless claims of voter fraud.

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From The42 Clean sheet for Ireland's Kelleher, as Liverpool advance to Champions League knockout stages Take A Bow

Clean sheet for Ireland's Kelleher, as Liverpool advance to Champions League knockout stages

The Cork-born goalkeeper impressed on his debut in the competition.

Four Stormont parties urge British government to reconsider Pat Finucane decision

The government said yesterday it would not order an immediate public inquiry into the 1989 murder.

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'

Stanley tweeted on Saturday equating two historical IRA attacks on the British army.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

Your evening longread: The country run by women in their 30s

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

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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs

MPs voted for the measures to replace the second national lockdown in England by a majority of 213.

Frost and colder weather expected later this week in 'significant' weather change

Some snowfall is expected later in the week.

From The42 Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on Heartbreak

Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on

Ever-impressive Germany were 3-1 winners at Tallaght Stadium – though Vera Pauw’s side went down fighting.

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for co-living scheme in Dublin 4

The firm has secured planning permission for the five-storey plan for 98 Merrion Road in spite of strong local opposition.

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Holly Cairns TD invites greyhound industry board member who called her 'an ignorant little girl' to a live debate

The tweet was sent by a board member of Greyhound Racing Ireland and liked by a Fine Gael TD.

Opinion: What exactly is the history of modern Sinn Féin?

As Sinn Féin defends itself this week over its stance on past events, Brian Hanley takes a look at the history of the party.

From The42 Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut Ready To Go

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut

Regular number one Alisson misses out as a precaution due to a tight leg muscle, paving the way for Caoimhín Kelleher to make a surprise start.

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party

Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.

The Remote: Euphoria returns, The Great Irish Famine and some Hillbilly Elegy TV Guide This post contains videos

The Remote: Euphoria returns, The Great Irish Famine and some Hillbilly Elegy

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

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Image-based abuse: Being in a relationship with victim 'will be aggravating factor in sentencing'

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park

A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.

Juno star Elliot Page announces he is transgender

Elliot posted on Instagram today to his social media followers.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Mother in Sweden arrested on suspicion of locking son up for decades

Media reports said the man could barely walk, had almost no teeth and limited speech ability.

Covid-19 death toll passes 1,000 in Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann described it as a “sad milestone”.

'It was just utter joy' - The former Tipperary captain supporting an All-Ireland bid from Qatar

Peter Acheson captained Tipperary for their previous All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo, he’ll watch on next Sunday from afar.

Pat Finucane murder: Taoiseach notes President-elect Joe Biden's support as he pushes for international pressure on UK

The UK announced yesterday that no immediate inquiry would be held into the solicitor’s murder.

Teenager sent for trial over death of homeless Romanian national in Kilmainham

Claudiu Robu was found dead in Dublin in September.

Arcadia Group's Irish workers only found about company's difficulties through the media, says trade union

But Irish staff members will be asked to show up for work as normal over the coming weeks.

Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland

More than half of people also expect to take their next international flight before the end of 2021, according to new figures.

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