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As it happened: Trump and Biden dial aggression down a notch in final presidential debate

The debate began at 2am Irish-time and last for just over 90 minutes.

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

Yesterday’s News

Schools being asked to check hand sanitiser supplier following recall

A product recall was issued tonight by the Department of Agriculture on ViraPro hand sanitiser.

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre

An investigation focused on the organisers of the protest is now underway.


Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths

Nigeria has been gripped by protests against police brutality.

NI ministers promise new Covid-19 strategy that will avoid need for another lockdown

First Minister Arlene Foster said the region’s economy could not be turned on and off like a tap.

Donald Trump will cast his vote on Saturday

Trump will vote in Florida, where his official residence when not in the White House is.

Man arrested over assault of activist at anti-mask protest in Dublin

The man in his 20s is due to appear in court in connection with last month’s incident.


From The42 Covid-19 case forces Offaly hurlers to forfeit Christy Ring Cup opener Walkover

Covid-19 case forces Offaly hurlers to forfeit Christy Ring Cup opener

‘Almost every member’ of the panel has been deemed a close contact of the player who tested positive.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

An outbreak in a nursing home, Brexit talks are back, and 1,066 cases in Ireland.

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

Bord Gáis announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

The company has asked those who are experiencing financial difficulty to make contact.


Your evening longread: Is a secret device being used to target American diplomats and spies?

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

Investigation ongoing into unexplained death of infant and discovery of woman's body in Dublin

Gardaí are treating the incidents as a family tragedy.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

CMO says herd immunity concept is 'something that's reserved for policy thinking around vaccination'

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

Brave Dundalk effort comes to nothing in Molde defeat

The Lilywhites led at half-time, but were beaten 2-1 in their opening Europa League group game.


'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,066 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

From The42 Vuelta victory for Dan Martin as tearful Irishman claims stage three Dan The Man

Vuelta victory for Dan Martin as tearful Irishman claims stage three

‘This one’s for the wife,’ he said after moving to within five seconds of race leader Primoz Roglic.

'I assumed it was a dud': Supply issue leads to shortage of floating widgets in Guinness cans

Diageo has reverted to a fixed widget system to ensure supply.

EU traffic light system for international travel to commence in November

Cabinet agreed to align Ireland with the EU traffic light system.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

Revenue seizes almost €427k cash after stopping UK registered vehicle at Rosslare

The seizure was made at Rosslare Europort during routine profiling, with the assistance of detector dog Flynn.

Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity

The NRBU has called for staggered school and work times to manage public transport demand.

Taoiseach says people traveling beyond 5km limit with a reasonable excuse should have no fear about facing fines

There are about 25 reasons listed that allow people to travel beyond their 5km limit.

90% of residents and all but one nursing staff in nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil told

Two TDs from the Roscommon–Galway constituency say the nursing home is located in their area.

Banksy artwork removed from wall of Bristol community centre and put up for auction

The piece, Gorilla In A Pink Mask, appeared at the former social club in the elusive artist’s home city in 2001.

The man providing additional Irish interest in the Europa League from an unlikely source

Dubliner Graham Carey has helped CSKA Sofia reach the group stages for the first time in a decade.

Amy Coney Barrett sails through to next step of Supreme Court confirmation as Democrats boycott process

The committee vote paves the way for full Senate approval of Barrett on Monday.

John Gilligan and son arrested in Spain

It is not yet known why the 68-year-old his being detained alongside two other men.

Five deaths and 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

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

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago

No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.

Tennis Ireland forced into U-turn after announcing courts would remain open under Level 5 restrictions

All activities must now be suspended after a new statement from the governing body.

€80k worth of cannabis seized in Dublin in van that had travelled from Liverpool by ferry

The driver – a UK national – has appeared before a sitting of Dublin District Court charged over the incident.

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January.

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