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Today’s News

LIVE: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Andy Farrell’s side return to action against the Azzurri at a supporter-less Aviva Stadium.

Six deaths and 923 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has urged people to take “all the necessary precautions”.

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

Chairs of Young Greens and Queer Greens resign from party

The outgoing chairs said they were “dismayed” by recent decisions from the Green Party.

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Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.

Man (50s) charged after seizure of suspected cannabis worth over €150,000

The man was arrested at the scene of a garda search in Navan yesterday.

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 and deaths in Poland.

Gardaí seize beer kegs, spirits and bar equipment after search of 'suspected Shebeen' in Kildare

Gardaí conducted a search at 8pm and found a fully operational bar in a repurposed state.

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How to support Irish businesses when buying gifts this Christmas

A new directory of Irish companies to buy gifts from was launched this week.

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election? Presidential Election This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election?

TheJournal.ie will have you covered on the night and throughout the following day as results pour in.

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other

Gráinne McElwain – best known as the face of TG4′s ladies football coverage – is Sky Sports’ presenter for the 2020 championship.

Department of Agriculture advising all ViraPro sanitary products be returned to supplier on 'precautionary basis'

A notice was issued last night that the ViraPro hand sanitiser being used in schools had been recalled.

Two thirds of people would prefer if the clocks didn't go back this weekend

The findings come from a new poll carried out this month.

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The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

Trump continues to push on Joe Biden’s oil comments

The president told a rally that voters in states such as Texas and Pennsylvania oppose a transition away from the oil industry.

From The42 'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake' No Hiding

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians

An official toll says 51 civilians, 11 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed during unrest linked to protests about police abuse.

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

From The42 Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn Game Plan

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?

What exactly do the government guidelines say about retailers?

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

Yesterday’s News

Republican senators to work over weekend to put Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court

President Donald Trump’s nominee could clear the final hurdle on Monday.

Man arrested after growing facility and €159k of cannabis found during house search in Meath

Gardaí carried out the search operation, under warrant, at approximately 3.15pm at a house in Deanhill Navan.

Numerous batches of cakes sold in Lidl recalled due to potential presence of metal pieces

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced the recalls today.

Michelle O’Neill says lockdown extension can't be ruled out - in contrast to Arlene Foster's comments

Today, Northern Ireland came to the end of its first week of a four-week circuit-breaker.

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QUIZ: Does this animal hibernate?

Many animals will begin hibernating for winter over the next few weeks.

From The42 McFadden apologises after he was among group of 12 Barbarians to breach coronavirus protocols Burst Bubble

McFadden apologises after he was among group of 12 Barbarians to breach coronavirus protocols

Several Barbarians players left the team hotel in London earlier in the week resulting in the cancellation of Sunday’s game against England.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Your evening longread: Sigourney Weaver on how she's always refused to be pinned down

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

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas

An Garda Síochána and the RSA have launched a new public awareness campaign.

From The42 Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev Deflating

Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev

An unfortunate first-half own goal by Áine O’Gorman proved fatal on the evening as Ukraine gained the upper hand.

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

Sofa Watch: Battle of the bosses as Springsteen and Holohan join Ryan tonight

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Teenager airlifted to Cork University Hospital following collision between car and school bus

The teen is understood to have been an occupant of the hatchback car.

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