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Today’s News

Trump to defy Biden as he says he'll announce Supreme Court nominee by the end of the week

Biden has said that rushing a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg through the Senate before the election would be an “abuse of power”.

Fancy driving a train? Irish Rail has opened its latest recruitment drive with salary scale up to €60k

Irish Rail said it’s been encouraged by the increasing interest from women in its recruitment drives.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace allegations in her show's opening monologue

“I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.”


Coronavirus: No further deaths and 188 new cases - including 76 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

From The42 'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse Errors

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse

The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month

Quirke, who was convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan, will have his appeal heard on 13 October and it is expected to last a number of days.


Teenage girl (17) missing from Dublin since Saturday

Rebecca O’Brien was last seen in Dublin 1 two days ago.

From The42 GAA respond as Arlene Foster among those to voice 'deep concern' over celebrations in Omagh Tyrone SFC

GAA respond as Arlene Foster among those to voice 'deep concern' over celebrations in Omagh

The Association defended its pandemic protocols but echoed the First Minister’s concerns about celebratory gatherings.

Oliver Bond residents were sent a letter noting 'a number of breaches' of Covid guidelines at flats complex

Footage from Saturday night shows around 100 people at the outdoor gathering.

Man arrested in connection with Limerick shooting

A man was injured in the shooting in June.

Gemma O'Doherty could face further criminal charges over bridge protest

A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms last month.


UK could see over 200 daily deaths by November if no action taken, health officials warn

Nearly 4,000 cases of the Covid-19 were reported in the UK yesterday.

Teenage boy who was reported missing from Tallaght found safe and well

Emeka Okeke has been found safe and well.

Online grocery sales are booming but an 'increased sense of security' is driving us back into supermarkets

Man dies and another man is seriously injured after collision between van and lorry in Tipperary

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision, which occurred on the N24 in Ballynoran in Co Tipperary.

'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Dublin will have to wait at least another three weeks to reopen.

Gardaí in Dublin arrest man after cocaine and semi-automatic gun found during searches

Searches were conducted over two days as part of an investigation targeting organised crime.

Dunnes Stores recalls chicken products over listeria fears

Two chicken products may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan

Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.

From The42 'I was only wishing I'd be there' - Bennett's 89-year-old Grandad rejoices after Tour de France triumph Family Pride

'I was only wishing I'd be there' - Bennett's 89-year-old Grandad rejoices after Tour de France triumph

The Carrick-on-Suir native secured the green jersey at the final stage on Sunday.

Dublin-based biotech outfit Inflazome has been acquired for €380 million by Swiss drug company Roche

The Irish company currently has two drugs in clinical trials.

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

'Completely untrue': Downing Street strongly denies Italian newspaper report that Boris Johnson was in Perugia

The claim was contained in an article in Italian newspaper La Republica.

Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney

They both had pleaded not guilty to the murder and said they had responded to an attack by the man.

Man seriously injured after being stabbed during burglary in Waterford

A man armed with a machete entered a house in Saint Herblain Park at approximately 3am.

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí

Young people in particular are being targeted by criminal organisations.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Problems with Covid-19 testing, the FinCEN files, and the wet pubs outside Dublin open for the first time since March.

Covid-19: New lockdown in Madrid as US death toll nears 200,000

Global coronavirus infections are rapidly approaching 31 million, with more than 958,000 deaths.

Man dies and another man has life-threatening injuries after collision on N7 in Dublin

One of the vehicles came to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident so the matter has been referred to GSOC.

Poll: Will you go to a 'wet' pub this week? What Will You Do This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you go to a 'wet' pub this week?

So-called ‘wet’ pubs will be permitted to open today for the first time since March, if they are located outside of Dublin.

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns

The union is balloting members for industrial action.

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

'The UK is heading in the wrong direction': England's CMO to make Covid-19 plea in TV address

The UK Prime Minister could announce new measures in a press conference as early as tomorrow.

The FinCEN files: Major banks moved multi-million sums of 'dirty' money

The investigation points in particular to five major banks – JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon.

Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up

It came on a strange night for the Emmys that were conducted remotely for the first time.

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online

Disinformation analyst Ciaran O’Connor says extremist groups online are offering simple answers to complex questions at a time when many people are frustrated.

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