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Today’s News

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'

Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.

Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes

Players will be able to play at golf clubs outside of their own county from 18 December, in line with the general easing of travel restrictions from the same date.

Face masks are now recommended 'on busy streets and in crowded indoor workplaces'

The government updated its guidance on mask-wearing this evening.

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday

As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.


What is the new advice around household visits and travel?

The Government has announced its advice for December and the Christmas period.

Confirmed: Shops, restaurants and some pubs reopen next week, green light for household visits at Christmas

  • From next Tuesday retailers, hairdressers, gyms, museums and cinemas will reopen and religious services can resume.
  • From 4 December restaurants and bars that have a kitchen on-site can serve customers indoors.
  • From 18 December inter-county travel will be allowed and three households will be able to mix indoors.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 206 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

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Victorian-style mansion with a luxury interior and private woodland walks for €1.35m

The 5 at 5: Friday

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New Toy Show children's charity appeal set up by RTÉ

Ryan Tubridy will launch the new fund on tonight’s Late Late Toy Show.

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.

Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.

Scheme to conserve historical shopfronts given Irish language funding boost

It’s an effort to promote historic shopfronts using the Irish language.

From The42 Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

There’s plenty of live action to look forward to this weekend.

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

All-Ireland winner Kerrigan retires after 13 seasons with Cork

Paul Kerrigan made his Cork debut in 2008 and was one of the last playing non-Dublin All-Ireland winners.

Ethiopian prime minister rejects dialogue with Tigray leaders amid fears of assault on regional capital

People are fleeing the Tigray capital in fear of an imminent government offensive.

PSNI to pay £875k damages to two journalists inappropriately arrested over material in Troubles documentary

McCaffrey and Birney were arrested over the alleged theft of a police watchdog document that appeared in their film No Stone Unturned.

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.

New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge

The new service will start in January and operate six times per week.

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?

Ireland’s national incidence rate has dropped by 22% in the past 14 days.

Belfast man jailed for at least 22 years over murder of Northern Ireland prison officer

Adrian Ismay died 11 days after a bomb exploded underneath his van.

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas

Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show?

It’s one of the most hotly anticipated nights of the Irish TV year.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland re-enters 'circuit-breaker' lockdown after seven-day easing of restrictions

First Minister Arlene Foster said last night that the next two weeks are “crucial”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony RIP

Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony

Only family members and close friends were permitted to attend the burial of the football icon.

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

US Supreme Court blocks New York's coronavirus limits on religious gatherings

It’s being viewed as an indication of the court’s new conservative weighting.

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win

Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.

Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow

Eoin McGee says he’s suspicious of the motives of Ireland’s banks who agreed to offer mortgage payment breaks to customers in March.

Photos: An early peek at the Toy Show set and the performance that moved Ryan Tubridy to tears

The set this year was influenced by the works of Roald Dahl.

Yesterday’s News

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears

Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.

From The42 'He seems to be getting pleasure of a sadistic nature from implementing this gameplan' Fast Eddie

'He seems to be getting pleasure of a sadistic nature from implementing this gameplan'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey picked up the pieces – all of them — from Ireland’s defeat at Twickenham on Thursday’s ‘The42 Rugby Weekly’.

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