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Today’s News

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Poll: Should the Government end funding for greyhound racing?

The Social Democrats have launched a bill aiming to end funding for the sector.

Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe

In 2017, the CCPC began an investigation in relation to the ticket sales and the operation of ticketing services for live events.

Man due in court over robbery of shop in Dublin city yesterday

The theft occurred on Moore Street yesterday morning.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.


Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today

It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him

The child suffered brain damage and significant life-changing injuries in 2016.

From The42 'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever' Tribute

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'

Fabian Costello is a former Argentine footballer now living in Cork, and he talks to The42 about the sad death and enduring legacy of Diego Maradona.

Germany wants all EU ski resorts closed to stop spread of Covid-19

Ski slopes could be shut until 10 January.

Status Yellow fog warning in place for 12 counties

The warning is in place until 10am today.

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

Belfast Telegraph journalist warned of threat against them by loyalist paramilitaries

The South East Antrim UDA is being linked to the latest threat.

Cabinet sub-committee to consider NPHET's Level 5 advice ahead of announcement

NPHET convened yesterday and finalised its advice for Government which the sub-committee will consider when it meets this afternoon.

A Toy Show like no other: Tubridy says no studio audience means he may need to 'dial up the energy'

Presenter Ryan Tubridy said they’ll acknowledge the pandemic on the show, but do it with “a twist of seasonal silliness”.

FactCheck: No, the WHO's Dr Mike Ryan didn't say that Covid-19 is 'no more dangerous' than the flu

A number of different posts on Facebook with the same text have claimed that the assertion was made at a WHO briefing.


Yesterday’s News

Have you seen Michael? Gardaí seek help finding 29-year-old missing from Dublin

Gardaí and Michael Murphy’s family are concerned for his safety.

Johnny Depp denied appeal against 'wife beater' libel ruling

A judge refused the actor permission to appeal against his ruling, but Depp can still apply directly to the Court of Appeal.

From The42 Lacklustre Liverpool suffer shock Champions League defeat at Anfield Unexpected

Lacklustre Liverpool suffer shock Champions League defeat at Anfield

The Reds were beaten at home by an Atalanta side they defeated 5-0 in Italy three weeks ago.

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made

Drew Harris said there were no images of child abuse found among the pictures.

Trump says he has pardoned former aide Flynn who lied to FBI over Russia

Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts.


Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste

  • NPHET is expected to make recommendations to government after its meeting today.
  • The Taoiseach is set to make an address to the nation on Friday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

Your evening longread: The 10-year-old drummer who impressed Dave Grohl

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

Dublin man accused of possessing weapon refused to cooperate with armed gardaí at gunpoint, court hears

Trevor Byrne has pleaded not guilty to possessing a semi-automatic weapon, ammunition and cash at Woodford Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.


Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases

Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.

From The42 The legacy of Diego Maradona RIP

The legacy of Diego Maradona

Maradona embodied so much of his people and his country that he elevated football to beyond just a game and the World Cup to a level it will perhaps never again reach.

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

Men remanded in custody over failure to vacate controversial Roscommon farm

The judge urged both men to get legal advice.

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget

Baroness Sugg, whose brief included sustainable development, said promises should be kept in the ‘tough times as well as the good’.

'Thank you for everything' - football figures around the world pay tribute to Maradona

The football icon has passed away at the age of 60.

'Are they bouncing satellites off it?': Metal monolith discovered in Utah sparks mystery

The object was discovered by local officials who were counting sheep from a helicopter.

Change of venue as RDS to play host to Stardust inquests instead of Dublin Castle

At a pre-inquest hearing today, coroner Dr Myra Cullinane explained how evidence would be heard in three modules.

Denmark's culled minks rise from mass grave

The macabre phenomenon was observed at an improvised mass grave in a military training field

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Argentina football great Diego Maradona has died aged 60

  • A spokesman confirmed the news this evening.
  • He played for the likes of Napoli and Barcelona before hanging up his boots in 1997.

Man (26) sent for trial over murder of man stabbed to death in Clontarf

The man was killed in his home, which is a residence operated by the HSE.

Cavan happy to play in Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin

There had been suggestions the game should be played at a neutral venue.

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