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Today’s News

Trump demands Biden take drug test before or after first TV debate

“His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly,” Trump tweeted. “Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???”"

'I’ve never felt so low in my life': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Two men due in court after firearm and ammunition seized in Dublin

A sawn-off shotgun and six rounds of ammunition were discovered in a car.

From The42 After 49 games unbeaten in Galway, Corofin are defeated as Mountbellew claim big scalp Upset

After 49 games unbeaten in Galway, Corofin are defeated as Mountbellew claim big scalp

It’ll be Mountbellew-Moylough againsts Moycullen in the 2020 Galway senior football decider.

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'Sit down and plan your contacts': Acting CMO's appeal as 430 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Crowd limits prompt cancellation of Dublin's New Year’s Festival

More than 100,000 people attended the three-day event last year.

Three network users in several counties report outage

Users reported problems after 3pm today.

Gardaí investigate alleged rape of teenage girl in Mayo playground

Gardaí have urged anyone who was in the area to contact them.

From The42 All-Ireland champions Ballyhale hit 5-19 to claim third Kilkenny title on the trot Report

All-Ireland champions Ballyhale hit 5-19 to claim third Kilkenny title on the trot

The defending champions were comprehensive winners in today’s final against Disckboro.

'A step away from large-scale war': Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed region

Azerbaijan claims to have captured seven Armenian-controlled villages.

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says PUP

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says

The Sinn Féin leader called for the government to reverse the reduction.

Irish businesses being asked to upskill workforces in preparation for Brexit

Clear Customs is an online training programme to support affected Irish companies.

HSE boss issues 'call to arms' for public to stick to health advice as hospitals come under increasing pressure

The number of people in hospital is at its highest level in months.

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

From The42 How a loophole in the GAA rulebook helped Ballyboden win their first Dublin football crown Saga

How a loophole in the GAA rulebook helped Ballyboden win their first Dublin football crown

The first Dublin SFC Ballyboden St Enda’s lifted in 1995 arrived in controversial circumstances.

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus since 9 August elections.

Man (30s) dies following single vehicle collision in Co Wexford

The incident happened at around 11.30pm last night at Newtown, Taghmon.

From The42 Seven matches that explain Ireland’s obsession with Liverpool and Arsenal The Best Of Enemies

Seven matches that explain Ireland’s obsession with Liverpool and Arsenal

Tomorrow’s game at Anfield is the match of the weekend in the Premier League – but why does it mean as much to an Irish audience as an English one?

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

The flu vaccine without charge has been extended to a number of additional groups this year.

Sitdown Sunday: The election 'that could break America'

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Overnight curfew in Melbourne to be lifted after almost two months as Covid-19 cases drop

People will still be confined to within five kilometres of their homes, however.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 The Irish football fan who inspired a community Tribute

The Irish football fan who inspired a community

Cork City star Gearóid Morrissey pays tribute to lifelong supporter John Kennedy who passed away last week.

Who exactly is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and what happens next?

At the age of 48, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.

Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support

Tom Clonan says the government’s new Commission on the Future of the Defence Forces must not delay in tackling the many crises faced in the forces of this country.

Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19 HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

From The42 Kerry All-Ireland football winner, Clare family roots and a hurling milestone for Dingle Matthew Flaherty

Kerry All-Ireland football winner, Clare family roots and a hurling milestone for Dingle

Matthew Flaherty struck a blow for West Kerry on the hurling stage last Sunday.

Flu levels may be lower this year - but with Covid-19 around winter could be more dangerous than ever

A “twin attack” of Covid-19 and flu could be devastating for vulnerable groups.

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'

The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.

Yesterday’s News

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to be new Supreme Court Justice

Trump said he was sure her confirmation would be “extremely non-controversial” and “very quick”.

Quiz: Can you name these towns from their location on a map of Ireland?

Test your knowledge of the country from above.

Investigation underway to identify organisers of anti-Covid-19 restriction rally in Donegal

Donegal’s 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate is now the highest in the country.

From The42 David Clifford wonder goal helps East Kerry retain Kingdom title in comfortable fashion Pick It Out This post contains videos

David Clifford wonder goal helps East Kerry retain Kingdom title in comfortable fashion

Clifford bagged 1-4 while fellow attacker Darragh Roche shot 1-3 for the victors.

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Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

‘He’s sort of like Goebbels’: Biden compares Trump to Nazi propagandist White House 2020 This post contains videos

‘He’s sort of like Goebbels’: Biden compares Trump to Nazi propagandist

The rivals will take part in heir first televised debate on Tuesday.

Where is the troublesome Internal Market Bill at?

An amendment this week means there will need to be a House of Commons vote before the powers are implemented.

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