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Today’s News

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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Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

'Absolutely shocking': Taoiseach Micheál Martin criticises demolition of The O'Rahilly's home

The house in Ballsbridge, Dublin, was knocked down yesterday morning.

Christy Kinahan Senior charged with passport fraud in Spanish court

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties

The Mayor of Galway said that gardaí would be passing the details of students who have house parties to colleges.

From The42 Davy Fitz: 'I don't think you can just pick two teams and throw them into a league final' Unfair

Davy Fitz: 'I don't think you can just pick two teams and throw them into a league final'

The Wexford boss feels the GAA should revisit the decision not to play the concluding stages of the Division 1 National Hurling League.

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2

Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death of man in flat in Antrim

The PSNI has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED

Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.

'Only realistic solution' to save Post Office Network is State funding of €17m

The report, which doesn’t take in the warns starkly of the need for this action to be taken within months.

Donnelly announces plans to double number of public health staff in Ireland

Donnelly made the announcement during this morning’s Covid-19 Oireachtas Committee.

'Utter chaos' and 'a brutal slugfest': Front pages and reaction to US presidential debate

Both sides are claiming victory but viewers are divided.

Poll: When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to family and friends? Postal Vote This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to family and friends?

A major report has revealed the poor health of the post office network.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night

Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.

Three men charged over shooting in Lucan last September

The men are due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court his morning.

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver pictured on film set in Tipperary

The Last Duel is being directed by Ridley Scott.

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases UK

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases

The UK Prime Minister will take part in the Downing Street press conference today.

Chaotic, personal and ill-tempered: Five main points from the first Trump v Biden debate

It was a feisty affair in Cleveland. And there’s two more of them to go.

My week in wellness: A 41-year-old community worker who's trying to run more to keep stress at bay

This week, we hear from a Dublin dad of three who goes sea swimming and attends a local men’s circle group.

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home

One NUIG student is trying to leave his accommodation partly due to rising cases in Galway.

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

From The42 What can Rob Kearney expect from his final chapter with the Force? Down Under

What can Rob Kearney expect from his final chapter with the Force?

The 34-year-old is joining a club that hopes to emerge as a real force in Aussie rugby.

Ethics watchdog with teeth: Taoiseach says sanctions and penalties should be part of Sipo review

Micheál Martin said any review of Sipo rules must include foreign funding issues.

'Proud boys, stand back and stand by': Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists during debate

The US President condemned Antifa and the left during the debate with Joe Biden.

As it happened: Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head-to-head in first presidential debate

We’ll be liveblogging the latest as Donald Trump and Joe Biden square off in Cleveland.

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

Yesterday’s News

Court asked to set aside asset transfers made by man found liable for Omagh bombing

The alleged transfers were made by Michael Colm Murphy, a discharged bankrupt, to his former wife.

From The42 Recalling schooldays admiring Kearney's prowess, and 'frustrating' Leinster selection battles Appreciation

Recalling schooldays admiring Kearney's prowess, and 'frustrating' Leinster selection battles

Josh van der Flier pays tribute to Rob Kearney as he prepares to join Australian side Western Force.

Biden releases latest tax returns hours before Trump debate

The former vice president and his wife Jill Biden, an educator, paid $299,346 (€255,000) in federal income taxes for 2019

Air leak on space station forces astronauts awake to seal hatches in the middle of the night

Nasa said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late on Monday.

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UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

Quiz: How well do you know these moments from televised political debates?

Here are some highs and lows of televised election debates ahead of Round One of the US presidential election tonight.

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