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Today’s News

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants

The National Outbreak Control Team urged the Minister for Health to enact the law in July.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 'It was this huge release last year. I’d be driving down the road and I’d start crying' Recovery

'It was this huge release last year. I’d be driving down the road and I’d start crying'

Former Ireland international Ciara McCormack reflects on a remarkable career.

Quiz: Can you name this Irish bathing spot?

How well do you know your Irish beaches?

Deise hero Bennett: 'There's too many games we're after leaving behind us'

Stephen Bennett’s goal early in the second-half was key to Waterford’s revival.

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

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UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel

The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 243 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Shops, restaurants, gyms, and some pubs are to be allowed to reopen from next week.

Europe's Covid-19 death toll crosses 400,000

Europe is the second worst-hit region in the world.

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.

'Cannabis clubs' operating in Spain linked to John Gilligan drug trafficking gang

Gilligan was arrested in Spain last month.

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Protests over new security law planned across France

Dozens of rallies are taking place against a controversial Bill which would restrict sharing images of police.

Man (40s) arrested after two firearms and €100,000 worth of drugs seized in Dublin

The seizure was made at a residential property in Ballymun.

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

From The42 Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton Frustration

Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton

A last-gasp penalty denied the Reds a victory.

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

A two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

From The42 0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row Cats Day

0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row

Only two points separated the old rivals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

GAA matches linked to high local Covid-19 rates in advice given to government

Some local areas that hosted games or finals saw a jump in the growth rate of Covid-19 cases.

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence

Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.

From The42 'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that' End Game

'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that'

What happens when the music stops? How do rugby players cope with the sporting afterlife? A new book has all the answers.

Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year

How should we plan the 25 December based on what we were told last night?

The top eight moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

From heartfelt moments to strict social distancing, here are the best moments from the 2020 Toy Show.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

Man dies after building partially collapses in Kerry

The incident happened on Ashe Street shortly after 8am this morning.

Motorcyclist (20s) seriously injured in Wexford collision

The single-vehicle collision took place close to midnight last night.

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3?

Ireland will move to Level 3 with variations on Tuesday.

From The42 'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people' Opening Up

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

Man arrested in connection with the deaths of Seema Banu and her two children in Dublin last month

The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested this morning.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Argentine prosecutors investigate whether death of Diego Maradona involved medical negligence

Maradona’s lawyer has been leading calls for such an investigation.

Man (60s) killed in house fire in Co Roscommon

The incident happened at a house in Ballyleague shortly before midnight.

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.

The Good Life: Clodagh McKenna shares recipes and tales from her country home

The renowned chef tells how 2020 has brought some changes to how she lives her life, but she’s missing her family in Ireland.

From The42 Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man Connections

Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man

21-year-old Tedo Abzhandadze had a spell with the Dublin club in the 2017/18 season.

Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict'

The Council has proposed piloting a radio messaging and Christmas music programme in the Grafton Street area for six weeks starting in early December.

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