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Today’s News

Seven deaths and 451 cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed on temporary household bubbling arrangements for the Christmas period.

Gardaí and PSNI mount cross-border operation targeting criminals and drink-drivers

Operation Season’s Greetings will see gardaí and the PSNI collaborate.

From The42 LIVE: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup Liveblog

LIVE: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Third place is at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side come to the Aviva, we’re going minute-by-minute.

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests

Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.


Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend

It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.


Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines?

The HSE expects Ireland’s vaccination programme to begin in January.

The psychology behind how Covid is helping GAA underdogs thrive on big days

The lack of crowds, muted build-up and players working from home might have helped the Cavan, Tipperary and Waterford success stories.

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

Met Éireann issues nationwide Status Yellow fog warning

The warning is valid for all 26 counties from midnight tonight.

Event Guide: Some online and real-world things to do over the next while

With the country now under Level 3 restrictions, some events are moving offline.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Two people arrested after drugs worth €53,000 seized in Dublin

The seizure was made at a property in the Ringsend area last night.

'It's been a brilliant lift when we're all half locked up' - From '60s title wins to cheering 2020 Cavan glory

Cavan football great Ray Carolan looks back on his own glittering career and talks about the impact of the current team’s run.

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

The bill, which passed 228-164, will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate.

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'

Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

From The42 The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team Mind Games

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team

Gary Keegan has already convinced Bundee Aki that he can bring the glory days back to Irish rugby.

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5

The CRSS pays out up to €5,000 a week to businesses forced to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Yesterday’s News

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Cork crash which left five teens injured

The incident took place in Youghal last night.

From The42 Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.


Quiz: Where are these pubs located?

Test your knowledge of pubs from a whole host of counties.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Your evening longread: 'You'd wonder why you weren't like all the others. There would be no explanation'

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion

Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.

From The42 'You're holding back tears. The silence just showed the emotion' - football and family first Blue Blood

'You're holding back tears. The silence just showed the emotion' - football and family first

Kingscourt Stars man Padraig Faulkner has been central to Cavan’s success this year – and the journey is far from over yet.

Brexit talks paused as negotiators identify "significant divergences" between sides

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson are now due to discuss the current situation tomorrow afternoon.

Man (58) missing from Stillorgan since yesterday

Gardaí are encouraging anyone with information to contact any garda station.

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention during the last few days?

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting

The victim was shot in both legs in the suspected terror-style attack.

Sofa Watch: Sharon Shannon, Gary Barlow and President Higgins headline tonight's Late Late Show

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.


Japanese spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples from 180 million miles away

The spacecraft will drop a capsule from over 100,000 miles away that will land in a remote area of Australia.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 265 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Man who stabbed fisherman found guilty of manslaughter

The man had walked into a garda station in blood-stained clothes with a knife on the night of the incident.

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