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Today’s News

Tennis Ireland forced into U-turn after announcing courts would remain open under Level 5 restrictions

All activities must now be suspended after a new statement from the governing body.

€80k worth of cannabis seized in Dublin in van that had travelled from Liverpool by ferry

The driver – a UK national – has appeared before a sitting of Dublin District Court charged over the incident.

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January.

Anna Burns wins the €100k International Dublin Literary Award for her novel Milkman

The award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.


Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.

Dispute could mean 100,000 fewer turkeys available for Christmas dinners this year

The Irish Farmers Journal has said the dispute centres on who pays and manages the work of veterinarians who certify local abattoirs.

Male pedestrian (30s) killed in Roscommon road crash

It occurred on a stretch of the N5 near Strokestown on the Longford side.


'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored

Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record Commission This post contains videos

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks? Level 5 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?

The country is under Level 5 restrictions until 1 December.


From The42 Concern over travel to Northern Ireland prompts Waterford team to give walkover to Antrim

Concern over travel to Northern Ireland prompts Waterford team to give walkover to Antrim

Waterford revealed that the employers of several players and management have stipulated that a 14-day isolation period would be required on returning home.

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

Rudy Giuliani dismisses Borat hotel scene as a 'complete fabrication'

The film appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a highly compromising situation.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus

Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey

The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession.

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5

The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are

Two households can meet outdoors for things like exercise, funerals allowed up to 25 mourners, and fines for breaching the rules.

Yesterday’s News

Breonna Taylor ‘didn’t deserve to die’, says police officer who shot her

Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly has given his first media interviews since the 26-year-old’s death.

From The42 Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void Off The Mark

Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void

The Premier League side came away from their trip to Amsterdam with a 1-0 win.

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

NI Health Minister self-isolating after receiving close proximity notification from Covid app

Robin Swann received an exposure notification this evening from the StopCovid NI proximity app.


'I do not believe in nationalising children': MPs vote against extending free school meals scheme

Conservative backbencher Brendan Clarke-Smith said he didn’t believe in “nationalising children”.

Health Minister tells FF TDs that contact tracing 'didn't collapse', and asking patients to contact trace is 'one-off'

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that the HSE has been repeatedly asked whether it has enough contact-tracing capacity.

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

Your evening longread: The priest who left the church for love

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


Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find

The reports, authored by Prof Susan O’Reilly and Prof Risteárd Ó Laoide, were published today.

Man missing from Dublin found safe and well

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.

'People are starting to grieve': Dingle locals remember Fungie as hopes of finding dolphin fade

The dolphin has not been seen since he disappeared last week.

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.


Midwife convicted of money laundering offences challenges HSE decision to dismiss her

The action has been taken by Samantha Sinnott, a midwife at Wexford General Hospital.

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