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Today’s News

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers

The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown

A TD branded the mooted trip a “disgrace”.

Man (60s) arrested at garda checkpoint in connection with attempted robbery of Donegal post office

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on 11 November in the town of Clonmany.


SIPO 'very concerned' about failure of Aontú and Renua to submit statements of their annual accounts

Political parties registered in Ireland are required to disclose their annual accounts to SIPO.

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

Rail line to Navan and Metro to south Dublin to be assessed as NTA asks for public views on transport strategy

The NTA is seeking views on what people’s priorities are for the greater Dublin transport strategy into the future.

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.


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Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench

Andy Farrell has made nine changes to his team for the clash with Georgia.

Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions

Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.

'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas

Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.

Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap pregnancy termination storyline

The producers of the TV show have defended the storyline.

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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.

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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.

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