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Today’s News

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

From The42 Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton Frustration

Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton

A last-gasp penalty denied the Reds a victory.

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

A two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

From The42 0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row Cats Day

0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out thriller to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row

Only two points separated the old rivals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

GAA matches linked to high local Covid-19 rates in advice given to government

Some local areas that hosted games or finals saw a jump in the growth rate of Covid-19 cases.

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence

Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.

From The42 'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that' End Game

'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that'

What happens when the music stops? How do rugby players cope with the sporting afterlife? A new book has all the answers.

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Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year

How should we plan the 25 December based on what we were told last night?

The top eight moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

From heartfelt moments to strict social distancing, here are the best moments from the 2020 Toy Show.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

Man dies after building partially collapses in Kerry

The incident happened on Ashe Street shortly after 8am this morning.

Motorcyclist (20s) seriously injured in Wexford collision

The single-vehicle collision took place close to midnight last night.

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3?

Ireland will move to Level 3 with variations on Tuesday.

From The42 'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people' Opening Up

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

Man arrested in connection with the deaths of Seema Banu and her two children in Dublin last month

The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested this morning.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Argentine prosecutors investigate whether death of Diego Maradona involved medical negligence

Maradona’s lawyer has been leading calls for such an investigation.

Man (60s) killed in house fire in Co Roscommon

The incident happened at a house in Ballyleague shortly before midnight.

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.

The Good Life: Clodagh McKenna shares recipes and tales from her country home

The renowned chef tells how 2020 has brought some changes to how she lives her life, but she’s missing her family in Ireland.

Iran accuses Israel and vows to 'descend like lightning' to avenge killing of top nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

From The42 Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man Connections

Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man

21-year-old Tedo Abzhandadze had a spell with the Dublin club in the 2017/18 season.

Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict'

The Council has proposed piloting a radio messaging and Christmas music programme in the Grafton Street area for six weeks starting in early December.

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose

The phased reopening of the country ahead of Christmas was announced last night.

Covid-19: Here's what changes kick in next Tuesday and throughout December

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that shops, restaurants, gyms and some pubs will reopen next week, and that its advice is that household visits will be allowed at Christmas.

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

Yesterday’s News

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas

The three party leaders have yet to enjoy a pint together since they all entered government.

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues

Many customers were worried they will not be able to watch the Late Late Toy Show, which has just started.

Man charged after two people found concealed in truck at Rosslare port

Gardaí said both of the people found in the truck have been offered accommodation and welfare services.

Quiz: How well do you remember these iconic Toy Show moments?

Tonight’s the night.

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Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'

Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed

It said that “the disease trajectory could once again turn quite quickly” in Ireland.

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'

The government says it is up to individual families to decide if someone coming home is essential.

Your evening longread: The two sides to Diego Maradona

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

Face masks are now recommended 'on busy streets' and public asked to use 'common sense'

The government updated its guidance on mask-wearing this evening.

Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes

Players will be able to play at golf clubs outside of their own county from 18 December, in line with the general easing of travel restrictions from the same date.

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