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Dublin: 6°C Tuesday 24 November 2020

Today’s News

Recall of potentially unsafe Virapro hand sanitisers still not completed, Minister says

A product recall was ordered on 22 October due to “possible public health concerns”.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 226 new cases confirmed in Ireland

As of 2pm today, 292 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 36 were in ICU.

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

New on-the-spot Covid fines: €500 for organising events in breach of rules, €150 for attending

Not wearing a face covering on public transport or in certain retail outlets can carry a fine of €80.

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'Were we thinking we had a good chance? Probably not' - Inside Louth's shock move for Harte

Mickey Harte was announced as the new Louth manager last night.

TDs round on Taoiseach for 'charade' and 'abuse of power' over Seamus Woulfe questions

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach says British government 'should and must' hold public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine and son John met the Taoiseach yesterday.

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

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From The42 Former France wing Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48 RIP

Former France wing Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48

The wing/fullback scored 25 tries for his country in 67 caps.

Trump accepts Biden transition must begin - but insists he's still not conceding 'rigged' election

Donald Trump has acknowledged it is time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done”.

Judge orders arrest of footballer Anthony Stokes, who is accused of headbutting man in Temple Bar

The former Celtic striker and Republic of Ireland star claims he acted in self-defence.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open to new applications until 31 March 2021

Following a decision in September, the PUP was due to close to new applications on 31 December.

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

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Key witness failed to give evidence in Aaron Brady trial after receiving threats, High Court judge hears

Colin Hoey had initially provided an alibi for Aaron Brady but later retracted it.

Fifth person arrested over alleged corrupt practices at Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

The man is the fifth person to be arrested as part on an ongoing investigation.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019

Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.

'I was just so down. It was the most upsetting part of my career, to be totally honest'

Having put the Ukraine heartbreak behind her, Ireland star Denise O’Sullivan feels ‘anything can happen’ against Germany.

Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?

The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.

Wildlife service investigates reports of 'beheaded' seals on Kerry beach

The NPWS said it has visited the scene at Banna Beach.

Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year

The CSO published an analysis of data on the underlying causes of death, including Covid-19, from January to October 2020.

Donnelly commits to inquiry into anti-epilepsy drug linked to birth defects

Valproate-containing medicines can cause birth defects and developmental disorders.

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns

The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.

Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from university library two decades after they were last seen

Police have launched an investigation and notified Interpol.

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents

Over 51,000 toys have been destroyed by the CCPC in the last few years.

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister

RTÉ reports that the UK intends to replicate the EU’s food safety regime which restricts meat products from outside the union.

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches

RTÉ officials met with gardaí yesterday in relation to the retirement gathering.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off final tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off final tonight?

On your marks… get set… bake.

From The42 'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you' BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

A wet day ahead with a rainfall warning in place for nine counties

Met Éireann has warned that heavy rain may cause some river and localised flooding.

Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill will introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons in public buildings.

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

The Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year is... 'quarantine'

It edged out other finalist words “pandemic” and “lockdown”.

Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says the 2004 referendum has caused needless suffering and she’s asking the Government to back a new Bill addressing this issue.

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí seek help locating missing man (50s) from Offaly

Gardaí and Pat Walsh’s family are said to be “very concerned for his welfare”.

Gardaí meet RTÉ officials over social distancing controversy

Top presenters were among those to pose for photographs while not wearing masks.

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