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Today’s News

The man providing additional Irish interest in the Europa League from an unlikely source

Dubliner Graham Carey has helped CSKA Sofia reach the group stages for the first time in a decade.

Amy Coney Barrett sails through to next step of Supreme Court confirmation as Democrats boycott process

The committee vote paves the way for full Senate approval of Barrett on Monday.

John Gilligan and son arrested in Spain

It is not yet known why the 68-year-old his being detained alongside two other men.

Five deaths and 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern of Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.


Gardaí investigating unexplained death of infant and discovery of woman's body in Dublin

Gardaí are treating the incidents as a family tragedy.

90% of residents and all but one nursing staff in nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil told

Two TDs from the Roscommon–Galway constituency say the nursing home is located in their area.

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago

No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.

Tennis Ireland forced into U-turn after announcing courts would remain open under Level 5 restrictions

All activities must now be suspended after a new statement from the governing body.


€80k worth of cannabis seized in Dublin in van that had travelled from Liverpool by ferry

The driver – a UK national – has appeared before a sitting of Dublin District Court charged over the incident.

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January.

Anna Burns wins the €100k International Dublin Literary Award for her novel Milkman

The award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.

Dispute could mean 100,000 fewer turkeys available for Christmas dinners this year

The Irish Farmers Journal has said the dispute centres on who pays and manages the work of veterinarians who certify local abattoirs.


Male pedestrian (30s) killed in Roscommon road crash

It occurred on a stretch of the N5 near Strokestown on the Longford side.

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored

Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

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'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your day.

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Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?

The country is under Level 5 restrictions until 1 December.

Concern over travel to Northern Ireland prompts Waterford team to give walkover to Antrim

Waterford revealed that the employers of several players and management have stipulated that a 14-day isolation period would be required on returning home.

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

Rudy Giuliani dismisses Borat hotel scene as a 'complete fabrication'

The film appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a highly compromising situation.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus

Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey

The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession.

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5

The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are

Two households can meet outdoors for things like exercise, funerals allowed up to 25 mourners, and fines for breaching the rules.

Yesterday’s News

Breonna Taylor ‘didn’t deserve to die’, says police officer who shot her

Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly has given his first media interviews since the 26-year-old’s death.

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Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void

The Premier League side came away from their trip to Amsterdam with a 1-0 win.

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

NI Health Minister self-isolating after receiving close proximity notification from Covid app

Robin Swann received an exposure notification this evening from the StopCovid NI proximity app.


'I do not believe in nationalising children': MPs vote against extending free school meals scheme

Conservative backbencher Brendan Clarke-Smith said he didn’t believe in “nationalising children”.

Health Minister tells FF TDs that contact tracing 'didn't collapse', and asking patients to contact trace is 'one-off'

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that the HSE has been repeatedly asked whether it has enough contact-tracing capacity.

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

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