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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 27 October 2020

Today’s News

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

From The42 Childhood experience left Giggs with 'no hesitation' lending support to BLM Movement

Childhood experience left Giggs with 'no hesitation' lending support to BLM

‘When I was in Manchester there was no black people at my school… when I go back home I’m just surrounded by my dad’s family.’

Harmonised EU pre-departure testing protocol for travel should be ready 'within weeks', committee told

Irish aviation regulators are calling for mandatory pre-departure testing instead of quarantine restrictions.

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

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

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UK Labour calls for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

The solicitor was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces.

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

State will not appeal decision refusing to surrender Ian Bailey to French authorities

The High Court earlier this month refused to order his surrender.

Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year

Station Officer Darren O’Connor said firefighters have had to deal with hundreds of fires in recent weeks.

'People are numbed, stunned, devastated': Post-mortems due after father and two sons found dead in Cork

Gardaí are not looking for any other person in connection with the incident at this time.

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From The42 Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

Kazakhstan adopts Borat's 'very nice!' catchphrase in bid to boost tourism

The first Borat film caused controversy in Kazakhstan for its depictions of the nation as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic.

Covid-19: Hospitalisations continue to rise as positivity rate remains steady

Ten more people have been hospitalised with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí investigating after body of man (30s) found following house fire in Tipperary

Gardaí in Tipperary Town received a report of a house fire at St Michael’s Avenue at around 5am.

Vampire bats in Central America socially distance when they are sick, study suggests

The animals that were ill spent less time near other bats, researchers found.

Third person arrested as part of probe into Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

The man was arrested for offences contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Acts.

Biden and Harris head for Republican strongholds as they try to sway voters a week before the election

Trump is staying focused on the so-called “blue wall” states that he flipped in 2016: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween? Halloween This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween?

We may not be able to do many things like we usually would but we can still watch some horror films this Halloween.

The 27 senior games in store this weekend as 2020 GAA championship set to take off

Hurling semi-finals in Leinster and Munster along with the start of the Gaelic football action.

Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases

Melbourne and the surrounding state of Victoria has been the epicentre of Australia’s second wave.

Bring a brolly out with you this week - it's going to be wet and windy

It will be mostly cloudy this morning with outbreaks of rain followed by sunny spells and showers around the country.

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study

Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.

Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court

Democrats were unable to stop the confirmation of Trump’s third justice on the court.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

Birth numbers continued to decrease in 2019 as deaths increased slightly

In 2019, just over 60,000 births were registered, a continuation of a yearly decrease.

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Munster run in five tries with a brace for Coombes in thrilling win over Cardiff Five-Star

Munster run in five tries with a brace for Coombes in thrilling win over Cardiff

It finished 38-27 in Munster’s favour at Thomond Park.

Quiz: How well do you know vegetarian and vegan food?

Vegan chicken fillet roll, anyone?

From The42 'My dad was thinking of sneaking in, I had to tell him not to do it' Next Step

'My dad was thinking of sneaking in, I had to tell him not to do it'

Dan Leavy said his knee ‘felt perfect’ as he completed his long-awaited comeback for Leinster.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Wales to review lockdown guidance after Tesco mixup over selling period products

Tesco earlier apologised after wrongly suggesting sanitary products were “non-essential” and could not be sold.

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

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

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 939 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

From The42 'Devastating' and 'drastic' - Galway boss hits out at decision to cut 10 teams from championship Response

'Devastating' and 'drastic' - Galway boss hits out at decision to cut 10 teams from championship

Cathal Murray’s intermediate side had already played one game before the announcement was made.

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