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Today’s News

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

The vote came a year to the day after more than one million people thronged downtown Santiago amidst a wave of social unrest.

Five deaths and 727 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

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

Gardaí issue appeal for 14-year-old boy missing from Dublin

Cameron Cunningham went missing yesterday from his home in Tallaght.

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.


'He’s a once-in-a-generation kind of player' - Kelly's brilliance lights up opening day in Munster

Clare’s main man stood up for his county in a remarkable individual display yesterday.

Two men charged after €7 million worth of cannabis seized

The illegal drugs arrived in a container from Spain through Dublin Port.

Investigation launched into organisers of protest outside Dublin garda station

The protest related to the arrest of a man on foot of a bench warrant earlier in the day.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden enter final full week of campaigning

The president is expected to visit a dozen states as the clock ticks down to election day while Biden is also set to step up his campaign.

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?

Many retailers – if they have an online presence – are depending on customers shifting to online sales.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your bank holiday Monday.

Two men due in court to face charges over Swords shooting

The shooting occurred at an industrial premises in January this year.

From The42 'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it' Porridge

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'

24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions

A new test – known as the ‘LAMP’ test – could open up travel in the coming weeks, it’s hoped.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?

NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

From The42 Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form Big Result

Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form

The Irish province came away from their trip to Edinburgh with an impressive win.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

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

From The42 France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing Hearing

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing

The Racing 92 man was involved in an incident with Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones in the first-half last night.


Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house

This week, our reader is working from home in his parents’ house which means he’s able to save a substantial amount.

Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes

More than 200,000 people swarmed the streets of the country’s capital, Minsk.

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Tributes paid to former Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney on centenary of his death

MacSwiney died in Brixton Prison, where he had been on a hunger strike for 74 days.

'I do not believe in nationalising children': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,025 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The effect of current restrictions will be seen in November, Varadkar has said.

Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas

Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions

The amendment expands the penalties that can be applied to offences when Covid-19 restrictions are broken.

Risk of thunderstorms overnight as yellow rainfall warning issued for Donegal

Heavy or prolonged showers are forecast in the west and north during the night

Man (30s) charged after seizure of €427,465 in cash at Rosslare Harbour

The man is due to appear in Trim District Court later today.

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE

The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.

Eight deaths and 896 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Tightened restrictions are in place in the North on restaurants, personal services, and schools.

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate

The demonstration took place in Bangkok’s shopping district.

Spain prepares to enter state of emergency amid coronavirus rise

Spain’s government has already declared two states of emergency during the pandemic.

Minister says there is 'no sign' of issues with other sanitisers after Virapro recall

Virapro sanitisers, which have been recalled, were in circulation in health, education and retail settings.

Dr Fauci says effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine could be known before end of year

The US’s top infectious disease specialist said such knowledge could arrive by the end of November or beginning of December.

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