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Today’s News

From The42 'Mam used to be working out of the car. They gave up everything for us, and we were very fortunate for that' Grateful

'Mam used to be working out of the car. They gave up everything for us, and we were very fortunate for that'

Galway’s Charlotte Cooney talks about the role her parents played in her sporting life.

Action promised on rental overcrowding after 'shocking' Prime Time investigation Cramped This post contains videos

Action promised on rental overcrowding after 'shocking' Prime Time investigation

The revelations prompted a strong reaction online.

Italy bans travel between towns over Christmas in bid to stop 'third wave' of Covid-19

The Mediterranean country recorded its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus yesterday.

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Monolith emerges in California after Utah and Romania works disappear

The origins of the monoliths are still unknown.

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 plenty of action to look forward to.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Hopes of Brexit agreement ‘receding’ as deadline for deal looms

The UK claimed the EU was making fresh demands at the ’11th hour’.

UK medicines regulator defends speed of vaccine approval after Dr Anthony Fauci raises doubts Covid-19 This post contains videos

UK medicines regulator defends speed of vaccine approval after Dr Anthony Fauci raises doubts

Fauci said American regulators would do a “more thorough job”.

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Sinn Fein TD's social media accounts deleted amid controversies

  • The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been facing questions about various past comments he's made about Leo Varadkar, Chinese chicken and the IRA.
Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend?

Restaurants and gastropubs are allowed to reopen from today.

Garda investigation after two men found dead in Waterford hostel

Toxicology tests will be carried out as part of the Garda probe in to the deaths.

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Wintry weekend with frost, fog and rain ahead as temperatures to drop to zero degrees

Status Yellow wind warnings are in place for some counties today.

Opinion: 'I felt forgotten by NPHET and Government as I miscarried alone in hospital'

Clare Cullen describes her experience of miscarriage in a hospital without her husband, due to Covid restrictions.

'We're at breaking point': Unpaid student nurses under financial pressure to work extra shifts despite potential Covid risk

Student nurses say they are torn between risking cross-contamination or jeopardising their own financial security.

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland given go-ahead to reopen on 11 December

Businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels can also resume trading then but must close by 11pm.

Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know

Time limits, substantial meals and all the rest.

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

As Ireland reopens, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by 27% in the past 14 days.

Yesterday’s News

Explainer: Why is Ireland looking for observer status at the Arctic Council?

Cabinet has agreed that Ireland should apply for observer status at the Arctic Council.

From The42 Flores scores stunning consolation goal but Molde too strong for Dundalk Report

Flores scores stunning consolation goal but Molde too strong for Dundalk

The League of Ireland side were comprehensively beaten in tonight’s Europa League fixture in Norway.

Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict

The government had been criticised for shooting elephants to control overpopulation.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend? Movies This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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

Your evening longread: What you need to know about how your brain works

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

From The42 As it happened: Molde v Dundalk, Europa League Liveblog

As it happened: Molde v Dundalk, Europa League

Molde faced Dundalk as the Lilywhites took part in their penultimate Europa League game this season.

Dance schools can facilitate individual dance training, minister says

Members from the performing arts sector of Ireland held a silent, socially distanced protest outside Leinster House today over the continued closure of businesses.

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Previously, some visas were issued that permitted unlimited entries and could remain valid for as long as 10 years.

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Man accused of attempted abduction of eight-year-old girl in supermarket sent for trial

It was alleged the accused approached the girl while her mother had her back turned.

Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 Max planes to add to fleet

The aircraft will be delivered between 2021 and 2024.

Four dead after large explosion at UK wastewater plant

A fifth person was also hurt in the blast but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Swedish mother no longer suspected of holding son captive for decades

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

Baby bison born in Fota to be named by local school students

The baby bison, who has yet to be named, was born on 25 October.

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Coronavirus: Daily case number 'likely underreported' as six deaths and 183 cases confirmed

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland could be possible by next September.

From The42 The All-Ireland hurling winner with three sons chasing football glory in Tipperary colours The Kennedys

The All-Ireland hurling winner with three sons chasing football glory in Tipperary colours

John Kennedy lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1989 and 1991. His sons Colman, Jack and Conal are part of the Tipperary squad that face Mayo on Sunday.

Sinn Féin says Leo Varadkar's claims about 'racist and homophobic' online supporters are 'without foundation'

Louise O’Reilly says Varadkar is seeking to distract attention from government policy.

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January

CEO Paul Reid said it will still be “some time” before a vaccine is our main line of defence against the virus.

Media challenge reporting restrictions after man accused of murdering woman and two children

The accused faced his second hearing today at Cloverhill District Court.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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