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Today’s News

Eleven deaths and 456 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The first Covid-19 vaccines in Northern Ireland are expected to start next week.

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers

The Committee of Public Accounts has found that several errors by NAMA in the sale of its Project Nantes loans potentially lost taxpayers up to €29 million.

UK minister says Britain is receiving vaccine before others because it is a 'better country'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the UK has the ‘best medical regulator’.


New 24-hour bus service to launch in Dublin next weekend

The 39a will run every half hour between 11.30pm and 5am.

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

'Bitterly cold' weather expected as wind and snow warnings are issued

Six counties will be affected by the warnings.

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.


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Poll: Do you enjoy working remotely?

It’s been one of the big unexpected cultural changes in 2020.

Woman rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Dublin

A man in his 40s has been arrested by gardaí.

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019

The party received €258,596 in public funding last year.

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'

The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.


Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to a new study.

US government lawyers interview Ivanka Trump over alleged misuse of funds by presidential committee

Lawyers allege that Donald Trump’s inauguration committee misused donor funds.

Opinion: Remote working is here to stay, so let's approach it properly and get the balance right

Arlene Vithaldas, head of the UCC Academy says it’s time to unwind our old-world view of a workplace that includes a long commute to expensive offices.

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room

The veteran prop feels the mood in the current camp is the best he has experienced.

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services

Over 102,321 people in the sector are on the payment.

Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption

A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 32-year-old man from Meath

Zygimantas ‘Zygi’ Cibiliovas has been missing since Sunday.

South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud

The consecutive numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a PowerBall number of 10 was the winning combination.

From The42 PSG deal a blow to Manchester United's prospects in the Champions League Red Alert

PSG deal a blow to Manchester United's prospects in the Champions League

PSG are in the driving seat in Group H, with the French champions, United and RB Leipzig all level on points.

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,


10 people face trial for sharing pictures or naming two boys convicted of murdering teenage girl

The images and names were shared on social media.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

Tánaiste says there could be widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland by next September

Varadkar said that a communications campaign would be “vital” to overcome vaccine hesitancy.

Your evening longread: The remarkable life of Shirley Temple

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

From The42 IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future Plans

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future

Ireland recently had five players who qualified through residency in their starting XV.


Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

German city mourns five killed in car attack

A vehicle drove at people in a pedestrian zone in Trier on Tuesday afternoon.

Court quashes planning permission for 660 new dwellings near Battle of the Boyne site

The board had erred by not properly taken into account the effects the proposed development may have on bird species, the court ruled.

First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week

Minister Robin Swann said 70% of the population will need to be immune before life fully returns to normal.

From The42 Fury to remain on BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite his demand to be removed Nominated

Fury to remain on BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite his demand to be removed

The world heavyweight champion has called on his fans not to vote, saying: ‘I have no need for verification’.


Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland

231 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU.

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'

Rural TDs criticised the Taoiseach for keeping ‘wet’ pubs closed.

'Only those who have endured it know the unhappiness': Families mark National Missing Persons Day

There are 813 open missing persons cases in Ireland.

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