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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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”.

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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.

What are the best Irish books this year? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can watch

Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in TheJournal.ie’s sponsored category.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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Joe Biden expected to nominate John Kerry for leading climate change role

The expected nomination of the former secretary of state is the latest of Mr Biden’s key picks for national security and foreign policy roles.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers

The uptake of the nasal flu vaccine has reportedly been low.

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that this is incorrect.

Gardaí appeal for information following death of cyclist in road traffic incident

The incident happened last Wednesday.

Sharing intimate images with intent to harm could carry seven year prison sentence

The new offences deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.

Opinion: There's no point asking employees to 'work from home' when employers hold all the cards

As NPHET calls for more people to work from home, ICTU’s Dr Laura Bambrick says workers have no rights in law to work remotely, and this needs to change.

From The42 Maurice Setters, Ireland assistant manager under Jack Charlton, dies aged 83 RIP

Maurice Setters, Ireland assistant manager under Jack Charlton, dies aged 83

‘Maurice played a key role in the success of the Irish team in the 1980s and 1990s,’ reads an FAI statement.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Corruption trial suspended for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy

The trial will resume on Thursday.

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma

The former head of state walked out of an inquiry investigating alleged corruption.

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

Footage of suspects in shooting of sleeping 61-year-old woman released by police Coleraine This post contains videos

Footage of suspects in shooting of sleeping 61-year-old woman released by police

The woman was shot in the head by one of the many bullets fired at the house by a gang of three men.

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit Clock Is Ticking This post contains videos

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit

The UK’s post-Brexit transitionary period ends on 31 December.

From The42 Failing miserably to master the balancing act amid a deluge of live sport Comment

Failing miserably to master the balancing act amid a deluge of live sport

In a duel between parenting responsibly and satisfying one’s appetite for sport, there can be only one winner.

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