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Today’s News

Number of births in Ireland falls by almost 20% in 10 years

The number of births has fallen by 18.8% since 2010 and 1.3% since 2017.

Kanye West gifts Kim Kardashian a hologram of her late father for her 40th birthday

Kardashian shared a video of the hologram on Twitter, sparking another online meme.

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5

The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.

Situation in nursing homes receiving 'intensive' HSE support has stabilised, Paul Reid says

HSE CEO Paul Reid said supports were being provided to nursing homes dealing with category “red” outbreaks


Labour warned of split after Corbyn suspension following anti-Semitism verdict

Corbyn ally and union boss Len McCluskey called the move against the ex-leader an “act of grave injustice”

Gardaí seize rifles, ammunition and cocaine during search in Dublin

A house and two vehicles were searched in a residential estate.

Storm Aiden: Orange wind warning for 12 counties tomorrow with gusts of up to 130km expected

A weather advisory for the entire country will be in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Monday.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

Qatar airport officials could face charges over forced examinations of women

Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to invasive vaginal exams after airport workers found an abandoned baby.

Dublin city charmer: Elegant terraced home steps from the canal for €550k

'Socks come under clothes, Miriam': Criticism of government communications after minister's Prime Time comments

Minister of State Damien English has been criticised for his comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night.

One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year?

We’re just a day out from the spookiest night of the year.

Kanturk shooting: First funerals for members of O'Sullivan family to take place today

A father and his two sons were found dead on Monday in Kanturk, Co Cork.

From The42 Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport Tune In

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

There’s a lot of GAA, soccer and rugby action to get stuck into over the weekend.

'We will not give up our values': Macron vows defiance after knife attack in church kills three people

Emmanuel Macron said his country would stand firm against religious extremists.

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept

The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.

The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?

What mark will his work between 2017 and 2021 leave on the United States?

Trump and Biden battle over Florida as election day looms

Both candidates visited the crucial state yesterday, with the president focusing on the economy.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums

The two referendums represented significant potential changes to New Zealand’s social fabric.

US Election: Your guide to the key swing states Trump and Biden are targeting

There’s just a few days left until the US Presidential Election.

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.

Yesterday’s News

Hollywood producer arrested in new sex assault allegation

David Guillod has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges.

Walmart removes guns and ammo from shelves ahead of US presidential election

It made the step a week before the US heads to the polls.

From The42 Dogged Dundalk have errors punished in Europa League defeat to Arsenal Report

Dogged Dundalk have errors punished in Europa League defeat to Arsenal

A quickfire double just before half-time paved the way for the Gunners to overcome the Lilywhites.

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

This is the first full moon on Halloween in Ireland since 1955.


Man who killed three in Nice terror attack identified as Tunisian who entered France from Italy

The prosecutor said the attacker, who was born in 1999, was not the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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

Over 250k in cash and luxury watches seized in Dublin and Wicklow CAB raids

CAB officers conducted searches across Dublin and Wicklow today.

Your evening longread: 'I hugged the man who murdered my father'

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

Trailer Watch: Which scary film will you watch this Halloween weekend? Movies This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which scary film will you watch this Halloween weekend?

Here are a few options for weekend watching.


From The42 As it happened: Arsenal v Dundalk, Europa League Liveblog

As it happened: Arsenal v Dundalk, Europa League

Arsenal hosted Dundalk, as the Irish side prepared for their biggest game in recent memory.

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for whole country on Halloween

A rainfall warning is already in effect.

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following government review

The Department of Education has told schools that they will be provided with funding to obtain new supplies.

Man hospitalised after being hit by Luas in south Dublin

The incident happened at around 6.30pm.

'They will be greatly missed': School principal pays tribute to children and mother found dead in Ballinteer

The family have been named locally as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her daughter Asfira and her son Faizan.

From The42 Meath GAA wish All-Ireland winning captain Geraghty well after successful operation Best Wishes

Meath GAA wish All-Ireland winning captain Geraghty well after successful operation

The 1999 All-Ireland winning captain had become ill in recent days.

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