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Today’s News

Mother and Baby Homes report to go to minister on Friday but no timeline on when it will be published

The Cabinet has agreed the report will be published “as soon as possible”.

Copyright row over Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You set to cost around £3m in legal fees

A 15-day trial is due to take place in early 2022.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 675 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

At last night’s briefing, officials said it was unlikely they would issue advice against the reopening of schools after the mid-term break.

Lengthy note discovered on body of younger son killed in Kanturk shooting

A father and his two sons were found dead on Monday in Kanturk, Co Cork.


From The42 'It was somewhere north of €50,000' - multi-All-Ireland winner on fuel costs during Cork career Long Road

'It was somewhere north of €50,000' - multi-All-Ireland winner on fuel costs during Cork career

Aoife Murray travelled between Dublin and Cork for much of her inter-county playing days.

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

Ryanair to suspend all flights from Irish regional airports for a month

Ireland West Airport in Knock will close for four weeks as a result of this announcement.

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds

Two residents’ clinical files were left on the nurses’ station unattended and a filing cabinet was left unlocked.

ASTI members vote to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns

The union president said teachers are “demanding that the government step up” and provide solutions.

Woman in Cork jailed for life after stabbing ex-husband 28 times

The family of the deceased man said they are “scarred for life” by the circumstances of his death.

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Bodies of a woman (37) and two children (6 and 11) discovered at Dublin home

Gardaí are currently at the scene at a residential property in South Dublin where the discovery was made.

10 accused of sharing pictures or naming boys who murdered Ana Kriegel

The ten people were investigated and had their cases listed in court today.

Nine deaths and 840 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s contact tracing app has been made compatible with equivalent apps in Scotland and Jersey.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas

Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

From The42 Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Ian Bailey: 'It's a slow dropping penny after a quarter century of torture and a false narrative about me'

Bailey has been reacting to the State’s decision not to appeal a ruling in his favour.

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

Backlash after Spanish politicians attend awards ceremony just hours after curfew announced

“We are aware that we should be an example for the wider public and we don’t want news like [this] to emerge,” a Government spokesperson said.

Louisiana prepares for life-threatening storm surge as Zeta regains hurricane strength

Zeta broke the record for the earliest 27th named Atlantic storm – set on November 29 2005.

Poles join nationwide strike over abortion ruling

The ruling would deny legal abortions to women even in cases where a child is sure to die upon birth.

What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)

This week’s episode will be recorded via Zoom on Thursday evening – and you can take part.

Man (30s) dies following collision between truck and car in Co Roscommon

Forensic collision investigators are carrying out an examination of the scene.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Cork City set to vote today on €1 takeover bid by Preston North End owner

The Foras board of management and the club’s administrative staff have both publicly backed a yes vote.

Melania Trump criticises Biden and Democrats in first solo campaign stop

The First Lady defended Donald Trump’s record on Covid-19.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

Qatar issues apology after examinations of women passengers

Human rights activists describe such examinations conducted under duress as equivalent to sexual assault.

Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority

Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.

Family of police shooting victim were seeking help for mental health crisis

The two officers each fired at least seven rounds – at least 14 total shots – at Mr Wallace.

My week in wellness: A 66-year-old nurse who loves to garden and is battling an old knee injury

This week, our diary writer has to sacrifice her daily walks when a cycling accident aggravates her knee pain.

Man due in court after seizure of €94k worth of drugs, €32k in cash and imitation firearms

The search was carried out as part of an investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Dublin 1.

Council remains hopeful it will secure funding for white-water rafting project in Dublin as tender delayed until 2021

Covid-19′s knock-on effects mean the tender for the facility’s construction won’t be put out by the end of December as planned.

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