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Dublin: 8°C Sunday 29 November 2020

Today’s News

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Two men (20s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cannabis seized in Dublin

The seizure was made after gardaí stopped a vehicle in Clondalkin yesterday evening.

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Poll: Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?

Who was the most villainous of all?

From The42 ‘My first contract was for £32,000 – I’d have made more in McDonald’s’ Cult Hero

‘My first contract was for £32,000 – I’d have made more in McDonald’s’

Becoming a professional rugby player was meant to be David Corkery’s dream job. Instead it left his body ‘a car crash’ at 27.

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Mysterious metal monolith discovered in US desert disappears

The object of unknown origin appeared in Utah earlier this month.

Sitdown Sunday: Meet Adriene, the queen of pandemic yoga

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85

He was reportedly spotted by George Lucas when he played a role in A Clockwork Orange.

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Why are headless seals washing up on Irish beaches?

Recent discoveries have prompted suspicion from members of the public and environmental groups.

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

The ex-Limerick hurler, the Man City physio and their club-mates in charge of Galway

Shane O’Neill has been an influential figure in Limerick hurling but is in the opposing camp today.

Two more journalists in Northern Ireland warned of threats against them by loyalist paramilitaries

The South East Antrim UDA is being linked to the latest series of threats.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

Ireland beware? No, only shock involving Georgia was when Biden beat Trump

Ireland are light years ahead of Georgia but today’s game gives an opportunity for the support-cast to stake a claim for permanent inclusion in Andy Farrell’s side.

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Victorian-style mansion with a luxury interior and private woodland walks for €1.35m

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants

The National Outbreak Control Team urged the Minister for Health to enact the law in July.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 'It was this huge release last year. I’d be driving down the road and I’d start crying' Recovery

'It was this huge release last year. I’d be driving down the road and I’d start crying'

Former Ireland international Ciara McCormack reflects on a remarkable career.

Quiz: Can you name this Irish bathing spot?

How well do you know your Irish beaches?

Deise hero Bennett: 'There's too many games we're after leaving behind us'

Stephen Bennett’s goal early in the second-half was key to Waterford’s revival.

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

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Stunning comeback from Waterford sees them defeat Kilkenny to book All-Ireland final place

They advance to the final on 13 December.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel

The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.

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Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 243 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Shops, restaurants, gyms, and some pubs are to be allowed to reopen from next week.

Europe's Covid-19 death toll crosses 400,000

Europe is the second worst-hit region in the world.

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.

'Cannabis clubs' operating in Spain linked to John Gilligan drug trafficking gang

Gilligan was arrested in Spain last month.

Protests over new security law planned across France

Dozens of rallies are taking place against a controversial Bill which would restrict sharing images of police.

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Man (40s) arrested after two firearms and €100,000 worth of drugs seized in Dublin

The seizure was made at a residential property in Ballymun.

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

From The42 Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton Frustration

Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton

A last-gasp penalty denied the Reds a victory.

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

A two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

From The42 0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row Cats Day

0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row

Only two points separated the old rivals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

GAA matches linked to high local Covid-19 rates in advice given to government

Some local areas that hosted games or finals saw a jump in the growth rate of Covid-19 cases.

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence

Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.

From The42 'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that' End Game

'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that'

What happens when the music stops? How do rugby players cope with the sporting afterlife? A new book has all the answers.

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