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Today’s News

Brexit negotiations to seek resolution as 'serious differences' remain

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson will speak again on Monday to assess the situation.

Coronavirus: Thirteen deaths and 456 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have urged people to stay safe if they are socialising this weekend.

Garda injured in hit and run in Louth

A garda based in the Dundalk District was injured after a car that had been pulled over fled the scene.

From The42 LIVE: Dublin v Cavan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final Liveblog

LIVE: Dublin v Cavan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final

We are down to four teams battling it out to win this year’s All-Ireland with hot favourites Dublin meeting Cavan at Croke Park.


France charges suspect in deadly 1982 Paris attack

The suspect was charged with murder and attempted murder by a Paris magistrate specialising in terror crimes.

From The42 Earls double helps Ireland to end 2020 on a positive note with win over Scotland Brace

Earls double helps Ireland to end 2020 on a positive note with win over Scotland

Cian Healy also got on the scoresheet as Andy Farrell’s side claimed third spot in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Clashes erupt at funeral for Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces

Ali Abu Alia, 13, died in gunfire in the West Bank.

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Starmer went into quarantine in September when one of his children developed possible symptoms.


Three people taken to hospital after explosion at residential property in England

The incident happened this morning in the town of Halifax.

Seven deaths and 451 cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed on temporary household bubbling arrangements for the Christmas period.

Gardaí and PSNI mount cross-border operation targeting criminals and drink-drivers

Operation Season’s Greetings will see gardaí and the PSNI collaborate.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.

Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests

Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee announces she is pregnant

The minister announced her pregnancy on social media this morning.

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend

It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines?

The HSE expects Ireland’s vaccination programme to begin in January.

The psychology behind how Covid is helping GAA underdogs thrive on big days

The lack of crowds, muted build-up and players working from home might have helped the Cavan, Tipperary and Waterford success stories.

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

Met Éireann issues nationwide Status Yellow fog warning

The warning is valid for all 26 counties from midnight tonight.

Event Guide: Some online and real-world things to do over the next while

With the country now under Level 3 restrictions, some events are moving offline.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Two people arrested after drugs worth €53,000 seized in Dublin

The seizure was made at a property in the Ringsend area last night.

'It's been a brilliant lift when we're all half locked up' - From '60s title wins to cheering 2020 Cavan glory

Cavan football great Ray Carolan looks back on his own glittering career and talks about the impact of the current team’s run.

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

The bill, which passed 228-164, will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate.

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'

Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

The Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

We speak to RTÉ reporter Órla O’Donnell and Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

From The42 The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team Mind Games

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team

Gary Keegan has already convinced Bundee Aki that he can bring the glory days back to Irish rugby.

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5

The CRSS pays out up to €5,000 a week to businesses forced to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Yesterday’s News

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Cork crash which left five teens injured

The incident took place in Youghal last night.

From The42 Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.


Quiz: Where are these pubs located?

Test your knowledge of pubs from a whole host of counties.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Your evening longread: 'You'd wonder why you weren't like all the others. There would be no explanation'

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion

Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.

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