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Today’s News

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Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?

The scheme will see an individual be able to claim up to €125 back in tax credits.

From The42 'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Giovagnoli and Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification Preview

'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Giovagnoli and Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification

Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.

The 8 at 8: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

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Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today

The scheme will last through the Christmas period and is due to expire at the end of April 2021.

Biden blasts Trump as 'embarrassment' for failing to denounce white supremacist groups

Meanwhile, the Commission on Presidential Debates will impose new measures to help moderators “maintain order” in future debates.

Gardaí seize three fully loaded pistols after stopping vehicle in Roscommon

A man in his 30s was arrested and a small quantity of heroin was also located and seized.

Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus

The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.

H-Block prisoners subjected to 'systemic inhuman and degrading treatment' during the Troubles, report finds

The report found that successive British governments approved the treatment.

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill

The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.

'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law

TDs are set to debate the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 in the Dáil today.

Yesterday’s News

Spain to put Madrid under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

The announcement sparked a backlash from Madrid’s top health official Enrique Ruiz Escudero.

From The42 Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close Dermo

Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close

Connolly has opted to walk away ahead of the resumption of inter-county action.

Investigation into €10,000 spend on fillet steaks and luxury chocolates 'for prison cookery classes'

The Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy scrutinised invoices for food purchased by prison authorities in 2018 and 2019.

From The42 Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott Trolling

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

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Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released on Friday, says prosecutor

Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police who were executing a drugs warrant.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

Your evening longread: Why Bill Withers walked away from soul music

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

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.

From The42 'Live like Lynch would': Craig's legacy lives on as heartwarming challenge comes to a close Just Move

'Live like Lynch would': Craig's legacy lives on as heartwarming challenge comes to a close

The Craig Lynch For Life Challenge has been a huge success.

Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned against ‘serious escalation’ of garda powers to break up house parties in private homes.

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide

At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system

Professor Kathleen Lynch argues that a class divide is feeding injustice into our education system.

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

The WikiLeaks founder was also bugged in the toilet at the Ecuador embassy, his extradition hearing has heard.

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916

Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Coronavirus: One death and 429 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 189 in Dublin

The figures were released at a briefing from the Department of Health this evening.

Gardaí appeal for information over fire which gutted former convent in Cork

The fire broke out shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

Hotel operator sues over insurer's failure to pay out on business interruption claim

The hotel operator is seeking damages for breach of contract and negligence.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between Britain and the North, minister confirms

Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

From The42 'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters' Talent

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

Three men charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September of last year.

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