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Today’s News

Fifth person arrested over alleged corrupt practices at office of statutory body

The man is the fifth person to be arrested as part on an ongoing investigation.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019

Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.

'I was just so down. It was the most upsetting part of my career, to be totally honest'

Having put the Ukraine heartbreak behind her, Ireland star Denise O’Sullivan feels ‘anything can happen’ against Germany.

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Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?

The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.

Wildlife service investigates reports of 'beheaded' seals on Kerry beach

The NPWS said it has visited the scene at Banna Beach.

Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year

The CSO published an analysis of data on the underlying causes of death, including Covid-19, from January to October 2020.

Donnelly commits to inquiry into anti-epilepsy drug linked to birth defects

Valproate-containing medicines can cause birth defects and developmental disorders.

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns

The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.

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Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from university library two decades after they were last seen

Police have launched an investigation and notified Interpol.

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents

Over 51,000 toys have been destroyed by the CCPC in the last few years.

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister

RTÉ reports that the UK intends to replicate the EU’s food safety regime which restricts meat products from outside the union.

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches

RTÉ officials met with gardaí yesterday in relation to the retirement gathering.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off final tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off final tonight?

On your marks… get set… bake.

From The42 'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you' BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

A wet day ahead with a rainfall warning in place for nine counties

Met Éireann has warned that heavy rain may cause some river and localised flooding.

Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill will introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons in public buildings.

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

The Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year is... 'quarantine'

It edged out other finalist words “pandemic” and “lockdown”.

Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says the 2004 referendum has caused needless suffering and she’s asking the Government to back a new Bill addressing this issue.

Trump accepts Biden transition must begin - but insists he's still not conceding

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done”.

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí seek help locating missing man (50s) from Offaly

Gardaí and Pat Walsh’s family are said to be “very concerned for his welfare”.

Gardaí meet RTÉ officials over social distancing controversy

Top presenters were among those to pose for photographs while not wearing masks.

White House presses on with Christmas tree ceremony despite coronavirus warnings

Public health officials have pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving or spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

Have you seen Maggie? Gardaí seek help in locating 15-year-old missing from Cork

Maggie Reilly went missing on 19 November.

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No 'zero-risk' options to celebrate Christmas this year, WHO says

“There’s lower risk or higher risk – but there is a risk,” Maria Van Kerkhove said.

From The42 Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more Raw Emotion

Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more

The42′s Emma Duffy reflects on a day that will live long in the memory of Cavan people.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

Gardaí and family concerned for safety of 70-year-old man missing from his home in Meath

Gardaí are seeking help from the public in locating David Cunningham from Dunboyne.

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Over €4.3 billion has been issued in total since the PUP was introduced earlier this year.

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Your evening longread: Michael J Fox on life with Parkinson's

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

No deaths and 252 new cases confirmed as Holohan warns against culture of 'blame' over breaches

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Woman who was raped as a child wins legal battle to name her attacker

Declan Hannon, 50, of Gorey, Co Wexford can now be named after a judgement by the Court of Appeal today.

From The42 'I was an absolute emotional wreck, from laughing to nearly breaking down in tears' - Tipperary's day of glory Brian Fox

'I was an absolute emotional wreck, from laughing to nearly breaking down in tears' - Tipperary's day of glory

Tipperary football’s long-serving stalwart on finally getting a Munster senior title win.

Woman (45) dies after crash between car and truck in Mullingar

The fatal incident occurred this afternoon.

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