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Today’s News

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Circle K says the Virapro hand sanitiser was available in its stores but has now been recalled and replaced

The Department of Agriculture said the product – which has been recalled from schools – was a “possible public health concern”.

Spanish police allege John Gilligan was running drugs and guns in Spain

The same model of gun used to kill Veronica Guerin was also discovered.

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall

The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.


The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage

Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate?

Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory.

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.

Life by the fjord: Breathtaking views at this waterfront retreat in Connemara

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now over 300 per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19

Remdesivir was one of the first drugs to show relative promise in shortening the time to recovery in some coronavirus patients

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

'That’s who we are doing it for - not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'

Captain Katie McCabe leads Ireland into a potentially historic qualifier in Ukraine this evening.

'Every day counts': Barnier arrives in London to try hammer out Brexit deal

Number 10 has said that it’s “entirely possible that negotiations will not succeed”.

Status Yellow warnings for 8 counties with very wet and windy conditions forecast tonight

Three Status Yellow warnings will take effect this evening, affecting western and southern counties.

Schools being asked to check hand sanitiser supplier following recall of brand due to possible 'health concerns'

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

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK

Greater Manchester moved into the highest alert level, Tier 3, this morning, and Wales will introduce its two-week “firebreak” lockdown at 6pm.

Migrants arriving wet and freezing after crossing English Channel are processed at 'rubble-strewn building site'

Charities said the findings were “extremely disturbing” and show the “brutal reality of how refugee children are treated in Priti Patel’s Britain”.

'I'm the least racist person in this room': The key moments and takeaways from the US presidential debate Trump V Biden This post contains videos

Cavan GP says Covid-19 situation has been 'horrendous' over the past few weeks

Cavan has the highest incidence rate in Ireland, with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.

As it happened: Trump and Biden dial aggression down a notch in final presidential debate Last Chance Saloon This post contains videos

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

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.

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.

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