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Today’s News

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the colour orange?

Autumn leaves, dusky sunsets, pumpkins… you get the idea.

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020

British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.

From The42 Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form Box Ticked

Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form

Adam Griggs’ charges got their campaign back underway with a win at Energia Park.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

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From The42 Dublin exact revenge on Laois with 14-point win as classy Burke scores 1-16 in championship opener Victory This post contains videos

Spain braces for national emergency to allow curfews

Spain has become the first country in the EU to register more than one million cases.

Over one million Virapro sanitisers recalled from health service locations

The Department of Education is reviewing products supplied to schools after the recall of ViraPro sanitisers.

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Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 859 new cases confirmed

Level 5 restrictions came into effect across the country earlier this week.

From The42 Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive On To Paris

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive

Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.

Gardaí renew appeal in search for missing teenager

Jennifer Dunkova, 15, has been missing from Tralee since 14 October.

Don't forget - the clocks go back one hour tonight

We’ll go from GMT+1 to GMT.

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Livestock marts disrupted as online bidding system crashes

Cattle were already gathered in marts to be sold when the system went down.

Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation

Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.

Man (20s) arrested after aggravated burglary in Cork

The man has been charged and is due to appear in court.

From The42 Kerry crowned Division 1 champions after heavy win over understrength Donegal Silverware This post contains videos

Kerry crowned Division 1 champions after heavy win over understrength Donegal

Michael Murphy, Ryan McHugh, Neil McGee and Eoghan Ban Gallagher didn’t travel to Tralee.

NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft

The probe is thought to have collected some 400 grams of fragments, far more than the minimum of 60 grams needed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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