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Today’s News

At least 26 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast

The quake toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.

Magic mushrooms, flags, wolves and weed: Americans will be voting on all sorts on Tuesday

It’s not just the presidency that’s to be decided.

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Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack?

Among many traditions for Oíche Shamhna is the barmbrack.


The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

Storm Aiden: Orange warning for 12 counties as 'severe and damaging' gusts of up to 130km/h expected

An Garda Síochana has urged people to take care and exercise caution this weekend.

'It'd be a lovely Christmas present this year to be playing in Croke Park on the Sunday before it'

The All-Ireland ladies football senior championship is off the mark – and it’s shaping up to be one to remember.

Man arrested after €269k worth of drugs and €16.4k in cash seized during search of house

Gardaí carried out the search of the house in the Santry Cross area of Dublin 11 yesterday evening.


England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

Yesterday’s News

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Fire brigade brings large blaze at Santry warehouse under control

Five fire engines and gardaí attended the scene.


Qatar airport officials could face charges over forced examinations of women

Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to invasive vaginal exams after airport workers found an abandoned baby.

Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Loughlin will be screened and tested for Covid-19 and will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

Judge urges motorists to 'take that second look' as woman fined €4k for knocking cyclist off his bike

The victim suffered a head injury and is now 50% deaf in one ear and has lost his sense of smell.

Quiz: How well do you know these ghosts?

Do you know your Stinky from your Stretch?

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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


Suspended sentence for woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees

Jones said that she was just trying to protect the environment.

Storm Aiden: Orange wind warning tomorrow with gusts of up to 130km for 12 counties expected

A weather advisory for the entire country will be in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Monday.

At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.

Council expresses 'serious concern' over bedroom size in co-living plan

The seven-storey proposal involves the demolition of Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 15-year-old missing from Cork

Kayla is known to frequent the Mallow area of Cork.

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

Sofa Watch: Daniel O'Donnell, Phillip Schofield, and Catherine Corless headline tonight's Late Late

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

Donegal woman finds Mexican red rump tarantula in bunch of bananas

Parker will be moving to Alcorn’s Tropical World shortly to live out the rest of its days.

Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone

The drugs were seized by Revenue officers earlier today.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 772 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

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How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

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'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Man who raped ex-partner jailed for six years

A detective garda gave evidence that the man was becoming increasingly paranoid in the days prior to the offences.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP

New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.

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