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# 2020

Last year
Inquest hears GSOC have compiled draft report on shooting of George Nkencho by Gardaí
GSOC said it was likely that the file would be forwarded to the DPP who will decide if criminal charges should be brought in relation to Mr Nkencho’s death.
All time
Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.
'The past year has proved very damaging' - GAA report combined deficit of €34.1m after 2020 season
The association’s 2020 financial report was launched today.
Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism
Caoimhín De Barra looks at Trump’s legacy and the impact his presidency has had on democracy.
Poll: Are you making a New Year's resolution?
Or are you actually not that bothered about it at all?
Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.
Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'
Resilience coach Siobhán Murray says it’s time to forget the overwhelming and unreachable resolutions and to instead focus on one key word for 2021.
Barcelona's gloomy year closes on drab note after home draw with struggling Eibar
An injured Lionel Messi watched on from the stands.
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year
Here’s the best bits of our podcast this year
Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.
Quiz: How much do you know about 2021?
You might know quite a bit already…
Travel in 2021: Lesser-known spots National Geographic has called 'destinations on the rise'
National Geographic compiled a list of 25 locations you will only find on the road less travelled.
It hasn't been a year to remember - but here are ten good things that happened in 2020
Have a momentary distraction from the world and remember the good things in what’s been a year to forget.
Colum Eastwood: We live in the Ireland that John Hume imagined - an island at peace
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to John Hume and asks what the peacemaker would have made of the events of 2020.
My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.
Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'
In her first regular column for, Aoife Martin writes about how Christmas can be a tough time for the LGBTQ+ community as some are forced to hide their true selves.
St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020
Tourism Ireland hopes to attract international visitors here again by the summer of 2021.
Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.
Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow
Eoin McGee says he’s suspicious of the motives of Ireland’s banks who agreed to offer mortgage payment breaks to customers in March.
Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it
Larry Donnelly says while defeating Trump is a welcome victory, Democrats are in danger of storing up problems for the future by isolating the centre-ground.
'I was glad that I could turn negatives into something positive. After it, I felt like I could do anything'
Shelbourne star Izzy Atkinson on dreaming big, being positive and loving football ahead of this evening’s league title decider against Peamount.
Fears about Fungie raised again after no sighting of Dingle dolphin for hours
Fungie usually stays within Dingle harbour, and the most he hasn’t been sighted for is 5-6 hours.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'Football has changed... it's a different game'
The United boss believes the Premier League is very different this season.
Trump demands Biden take drug test before or after first TV debate
“His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly,” Trump tweeted. “Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???”"
GAA still planning for 2020 championships and set to give funds to county boards
Counties were also asked to double down in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
NFL ex-Redskins to be Washington Football Team for 2020
The team made the announcement in the wake of growing US social movements against racist symbols and monuments.
Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed
The senior and intermediate deciders will take place at HQ, with the junior showpiece to be played elsewhere two weeks earlier.
No Rás Tailteann again this year as iconic cycling race postponed until 2021
One of Ireland’s longest running sporting events will return next year.
Leagues scrapped as camogie calendar takes shape with round-robin Championship
Camogie’s showpiece competition is set to be played between October and December.
'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics
Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue.
Women's National League expands to 9 teams for 2020 season
Treaty United, Bohemian FC and Athlone Town AFC are all competing for the first time.
The first weekend of 2020 will be... dull and drizzly
There will be some windy conditions in coastal areas.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle promote ‘good news’ Instagram account
The couple had a turbulent 2019 but also welcomed their son Archie.
First baby of 2020 born at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin
Victoria Setuke was born at 12.12am.
Johnson hails a decade of ‘prosperity and opportunity’ after Brexit in New Year's message
Johnson added that he was determined to be a “prime minister for everyone”.
Poll: Will you make any New Year’s resolutions?
New year, new you?
Heading out on New Year's Eve? Here are some events taking place around the country
Here’s what’s on offer today.
Poll: Are you heading out for New Year’s Eve?
Heading to town for the big countdown, or taking it easy at home?
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
Temperatures could reach as high as 14 degrees as mild weather continues
It will be ‘drier and milder than average’ heading into 2020.