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Today’s News

Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5

The CRSS pays out up to €5,000 a week to businesses forced to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Yesterday’s News

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Cork crash which left five teens injured

The incident took place in Youghal last night.

From The42 Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.

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Quiz: Where are these pubs located?

Test your knowledge of pubs from a whole host of counties.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Your evening longread: 'You'd wonder why you weren't like all the others. There would be no explanation'

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion

Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.

From The42 'You're holding back tears. The silence just showed the emotion' - football and family first Blue Blood

'You're holding back tears. The silence just showed the emotion' - football and family first

Kingscourt Stars man Padraig Faulkner has been central to Cavan’s success this year – and the journey is far from over yet.

Brexit talks paused as negotiators identify "significant divergences" between sides

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson are now due to discuss the current situation tomorrow afternoon.

Man (58) missing from Stillorgan since yesterday

Gardaí are encouraging anyone with information to contact any garda station.

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention during the last few days?

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting

The victim was shot in both legs in the suspected terror-style attack.

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Sofa Watch: Sharon Shannon, Gary Barlow and President Higgins headline tonight's Late Late Show

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

Japanese spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples from 180 million miles away

The spacecraft will drop a capsule from over 100,000 miles away that will land in a remote area of Australia.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 265 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Man who stabbed fisherman found guilty of manslaughter

The man had walked into a garda station in blood-stained clothes with a knife on the night of the incident.

On a cold, wet day in Dublin pubs re-opened for Christmas - and we went to visit them

There were some nerves, some hope and a great deal of sympathy for the wet pubs still closed in the capital today.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

Wind warnings in effect on land and at sea ahead of wintry weekend

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place around the country.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil

  • Party leader Mary Lou McDonald met with Stanley today
  • The PAC chair is to spend time with his family next week
  • Taoiseach says controversy is affecting the credibility of the PAC

79-year-old ex-bus driver given suspended sentence for propositioning schoolboy for sex

Denis Carey pleaded guilty to inviting a child to engage in a sexual act at a public toilet.

Action needed to curb exploitation of doctors and workplace bullying, report finds

Some doctors reported working 90 hours a week.

Six deaths and 449 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the North today.

Cullen in good Kompany as he bids for a role in World Cup qualifiers

The Anderlecht midfielder impressed after being introduced during Ireland’s recent clash with Bulgaria.

Northern Ireland receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

The vaccine will be rolled out in Northern Ireland from next week.

'No evidence' to support removal of any groups from category at highest risk of severe Covid-19

A HIQA report has advised public health officials that the evidence for including over 70s in the highest risk category for Covid-19 is strong.

1,500 Rohingya refugees sent to isolated island off Bangladesh

The never before inhabited island has been designed to take up to 100,000 refugees.

Woman (50s) dies in fatal road collision in Co Roscommon

Three people have been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

Brexit talks in 'difficult phase' as hopes of trade agreement recede

The UK claimed the EU was making fresh demands at the ’11th hour’.

From The42 'Mam used to be working out of the car. They gave up everything for us, and we were very fortunate for that' Grateful

'Mam used to be working out of the car. They gave up everything for us, and we were very fortunate for that'

Galway’s Charlotte Cooney talks about the role her parents played in her sporting life.

Action promised on rental overcrowding after 'shocking' Prime Time investigation Cramped This post contains videos

Action promised on rental overcrowding after 'shocking' Prime Time investigation

The revelations prompted a strong reaction online.

Italy bans travel between towns over Christmas in bid to stop 'third wave' of Covid-19

The Mediterranean country recorded its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus yesterday.

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monolith emerges in California after Utah and Romania works disappear

The origins of the monoliths are still unknown.

From The42 Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport Tune In

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

There’s plenty of action to look forward to.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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