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Dublin: 7°C Wednesday 28 October 2020

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

Joe Biden casts his US election ballot in Delaware

The US Presidential nominee and his wife joined 74 million Americans in voting early in the election.

Your evening longread: The radical nature lovers prepared to break the law to save the animals they love

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

Union calls for government assistance for workers after Ryanair regional flight suspension

Ryanair will halt all flights from Irish regional airports between 14 November and 12 December.

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Court challenge to renewal of Berlin Bar licence delayed until January

Gardai initiated the proceedings after footage emerged in August of non-compliance with covid-19 rules.

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

New national lockdown announced in France

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.

From The42 Dungarvan stripped of county title in Waterford due to Covid-19 breach Punishment

Dungarvan stripped of county title in Waterford due to Covid-19 breach

The club has accepted the sanctions.

Community in shock as bodies of woman and two children discovered at house in Ballinteer

Dozens of locals turned out at a vigil this evening following today’s shock discovery.

Copyright row over Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You set to cost around £3m in legal fees

A 15-day trial is due to take place in early 2022.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 675 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

At last night’s briefing, officials said it was unlikely they would issue advice against the reopening of schools after the mid-term break.

Lengthy note discovered on body of younger son killed in Kanturk shooting

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

From The42 'It was somewhere north of €50,000' - multi-All-Ireland winner on fuel costs during Cork career Long Road

'It was somewhere north of €50,000' - multi-All-Ireland winner on fuel costs during Cork career

Aoife Murray travelled between Dublin and Cork for much of her inter-county playing days.

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds

Two residents’ clinical files were left on the nurses’ station unattended and a filing cabinet was left unlocked.

ASTI members vote to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns

The union president said teachers are “demanding that the government step up” and provide solutions.

Woman in Cork jailed for life after stabbing ex-husband 28 times

The family of the deceased man said they are “scarred for life” by the circumstances of his death.

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

10 accused of sharing pictures or naming boys who murdered Ana Kriegel

The ten people were investigated and had their cases listed in court today.

Nine deaths and 840 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s contact tracing app has been made compatible with equivalent apps in Scotland and Jersey.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas

Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

From The42 Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Ian Bailey: 'It's a slow dropping penny after a quarter century of torture and a false narrative about me'

Bailey has been reacting to the State’s decision not to appeal a ruling in his favour.

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

Backlash after Spanish politicians attend awards ceremony just hours after curfew announced

“We are aware that we should be an example for the wider public and we don’t want news like [this] to emerge,” a Government spokesperson said.

Louisiana prepares for life-threatening storm surge as Zeta regains hurricane strength

Zeta broke the record for the earliest 27th named Atlantic storm – set on November 29 2005.

Poles join nationwide strike over abortion ruling

The ruling would deny legal abortions to women even in cases where a child is sure to die upon birth.

What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)

This week’s episode will be recorded via Zoom on Thursday evening – and you can take part.

Man (30s) dies following collision between truck and car in Co Roscommon

Forensic collision investigators are carrying out an examination of the scene.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Cork City set to vote today on €1 takeover bid by Preston North End owner

The Foras board of management and the club’s administrative staff have both publicly backed a yes vote.

Melania Trump criticises Biden and Democrats in first solo campaign stop

The First Lady defended Donald Trump’s record on Covid-19.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

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