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Today’s News

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

Yesterday’s News

Republican senators to work over weekend to put Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court

President Donald Trump’s nominee could clear the final hurdle on Monday.

Department of Agriculture advising all ViraPro sanitary products be returned to supplier on 'precautionary basis'

A notice was issued last night that the ViraPro hand sanitiser being used in schools had been recalled.

Man arrested after growing facility and €159k of cannabis found during house search in Meath

Gardaí carried out the search operation, under warrant, at approximately 3.15pm at a house in Deanhill Navan.

Numerous batches of cakes sold in Lidl recalled due to potential presence of metal pieces

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced the recalls today.

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Michelle O’Neill says lockdown extension can't be ruled out - in contrast to Arlene Foster's comments

Today, Northern Ireland came to the end of its first week of a four-week circuit-breaker.

QUIZ: Does this animal hibernate?

Many animals will begin hibernating for winter over the next few weeks.

From The42 McFadden apologises after he was among group of 12 Barbarians to breach coronavirus protocols Burst Bubble

McFadden apologises after he was among group of 12 Barbarians to breach coronavirus protocols

Several Barbarians players left the team hotel in London earlier in the week resulting in the cancellation of Sunday’s game against England.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Your evening longread: Sigourney Weaver on how she's always refused to be pinned down

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas

An Garda Síochána and the RSA have launched a new public awareness campaign.

From The42 Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev Deflating

Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev

An unfortunate first-half own goal by Áine O’Gorman proved fatal on the evening as Ukraine gained the upper hand.

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

Sofa Watch: Battle of the bosses as Springsteen and Holohan join Ryan tonight

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

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Teenager airlifted to Cork University Hospital following collision between car and school bus

The teen is understood to have been an occupant of the hatchback car.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Woman sent forward for trial accused of murdering man stabbed to death in Kingswood, Dublin

Garreth Kelly, 39, died following an incident in Kingswood, Co Dublin, on 25 February last.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'

The HSE said that the closure would have no impact on testing responses.

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier Coygig

As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier

Vera Pauw’s Ireland were beaten 1-0 by group rivals Ukraine in a decisive qualifier, as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament took a hit.

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

The Square Tallaght postpones €100 million expansion due to Covid-19

Owners said that plans had only been temporarily halted.

IRFU suffers €35.7 million deficit as Irish rugby tries to 'buy time' financially

CEO Philip Browne says the union must make drastic budget cuts if crowds cannot return to games next year.

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests

Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.

Five deaths and 1,252 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Stormont executive said last night it is hoping measures it introduces will avoid the need for another lockdown.

Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling

The Constitutional Court ruling severely restricts access to abortion in Poland.

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Circle K says the Virapro hand sanitiser was available in its stores but has now been recalled and replaced

The Department of Agriculture said the product – which has been recalled from schools – was a “possible public health concern”.

Spanish police allege John Gilligan was running drugs and guns in Spain

The same model of gun used to kill Veronica Guerin was also discovered.

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall

The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.

The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage

Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate?

Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory.

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