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Today’s News

Cabinet approves €108 million funding for Bord na Móna rehabilitation plan

Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as a “major milestone”.

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

From The42 Tipperary will revert to blue and gold jerseys for All-Ireland semi-final Statement

Tipperary will revert to blue and gold jerseys for All-Ireland semi-final

The Premier County will take on Mayo in their final-four clash.

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage

Joe Biden said that his team would ’embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies’.


Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

Your evening longread: Should we call people in instead of calling them out?

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

Irish band Fontaines DC nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammys

The Dublin band’s second studio album A Hero’s Death was nominated for the award alongside albums by The Strokes, Sturgill Simpson, Grace Potter and Michael Kiwanuka.

From The42 Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first Talent

Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first

Many supporters were hoping to see 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne called up.


Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE as it's distracting'

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.

Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed

The Dáil is debating the next steps the government should take in moving out of Level 5 restrictions.

Eviction ban and rent freeze to remain in place until at least April

The rent freeze arrangement was due to expire on 10 January 2021 but will now run until 12 April.

The Remote: Toy Show time, GBBO season finale and a blast of West Kerry air TV Guide This post contains videos

The Remote: Toy Show time, GBBO season finale and a blast of West Kerry air

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'

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


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.

'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.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder

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.

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.

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.

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