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Dublin: 8°C Tuesday 27 October 2020

Today’s News

Your evening longread: Joni Mitchell on love, her career, and recovering from an aneurysm

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

Public health officials ‘not anticipating’ advising Government to keep schools shut

There have been five further deaths related to Covid-19 and an additional 720 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Cork manager hits out at Longford for 'appalling' decision that creates 'dangerous precedent'

Ronan McCarthy is unhappy that last Sunday’s Division 3 fixture did not take place.

Abortion protests 'aim to destroy Poland', leader of country's ruling party says

A court ruling last week, when published, will rule out abortions in almost all cases in Poland.


Man added to Europe's 'Most Wanted List' last seen in Dublin

He is wanted for the murder of a woman in Malta in 2015.

Normal Halloween celebrations are 'not going to be possible this year I'm afraid', says Holohan

Kids won’t be able to call around to neighbours houses this weekend, says NPHET.

Married couple donned wigs and disguises as part of €400,000 fraud from banks, court hears

Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

Lorry driver’s 999 call over tragic migrants played in court

Maurice Robinson called emergency services after opening a trailer in Thurrock.

The Trends Issue: 7 interiors items we saw a lot more of in 2020 - from bamboo chairs to home desks

NPHET yet to give advice on issue of people travelling home from abroad for Christmas

Irish aviation regulators are calling for mandatory pre-departure testing instead of quarantine restrictions.

The Remote: Le Crunch, Le Cube, Le Modfather and some top Irish screen talent TV Guide This post contains videos

The Remote: Le Crunch, Le Cube, Le Modfather and some top Irish screen talent

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said talks between the EU and UK are in a ‘very serious zone’.

'People are numbed, stunned, devastated': Two post-mortems completed after father and sons found dead in Cork

The third post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow morning.

Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks off French coast

It is believed to be the single biggest loss of life during the current migrant crisis.

Over a quarter of counties have drawn down no funding for Traveller accommodation this year

Less than half of funding allocated to Traveller accommodation has been drawn down this year to date.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 720 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

From The42 'No matter if it's true, they want to be first to say it' - McKenna on AFL media as Tyrone career takes flight Moving On

'No matter if it's true, they want to be first to say it' - McKenna on AFL media as Tyrone career takes flight

Conor McKenna was at the centre of a media storm in Australia after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

Boris Johnson faces Tory demands for ‘road map’ out of lockdown in northern England

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 registered in England and Wales has risen for the sixth week in a row.

Welfare warns consumers not to be caught out by latest text scam

In recent months, there been a sharp rise in cyber fraud and unsolicited cyber activity.

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

From The42 Childhood experience left Giggs with 'no hesitation' lending support to BLM Movement

Childhood experience left Giggs with 'no hesitation' lending support to BLM

‘When I was in Manchester there was no black people at my school… when I go back home I’m just surrounded by my dad’s family.’

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

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

UK Labour calls for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

The solicitor was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces.

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

State will not appeal decision refusing to surrender Ian Bailey to French authorities

The High Court earlier this month refused to order his surrender.

Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year

Station Officer Darren O’Connor said firefighters have had to deal with hundreds of fires in recent weeks.

From The42 Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

Kazakhstan adopts Borat's 'very nice!' catchphrase in bid to boost tourism

The first Borat film caused controversy in Kazakhstan for its depictions of the nation as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic.

Covid-19: Hospitalisations continue to rise as CMO urges people to self-isolate

Ten more people have been hospitalised with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí investigating after body of man (30s) found following house fire in Tipperary

Gardaí in Tipperary Town received a report of a house fire at St Michael’s Avenue at around 5am.

Vampire bats in Central America socially distance when they are sick, study suggests

The animals that were ill spent less time near other bats, researchers found.

Third person arrested as part of probe into Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

The man was arrested for offences contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Acts.

Biden and Harris head for Republican strongholds as they try to sway voters a week before the election

Trump is staying focused on the so-called “blue wall” states that he flipped in 2016: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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