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Today’s News

Commission into Bill Kenneally's crimes to begin hearing witnesses early next year as survivors 'disgusted' by data breach

A USB key containing personal information pertaining to the Hickson Commission was lost in transit between two buildings in Dublin.

Yesterday’s News

Fire brigade brings large blaze at Santry warehouse under control Swords Road This post contains videos

Fire brigade brings large blaze at Santry warehouse under control

Five fire engines and gardaí attended the scene.

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.

Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Loughlin will be screened and tested for Covid-19 and will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

Judge urges motorists to 'take that second look' as woman fined €4k for knocking cyclist off his bike

The victim suffered a head injury and is now 50% deaf in one ear and has lost his sense of smell.

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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Suspended sentence for woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees

Jones said that she was just trying to protect the environment.

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

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

At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.

Council expresses 'serious concern' over bedroom size in co-living plan

The seven-storey proposal involves the demolition of Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 15-year-old missing from Cork

Kayla is known to frequent the Mallow area of Cork.

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

Sofa Watch: Daniel O'Donnell, Phillip Schofield, and Catherine Corless headline tonight's Late Late

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Donegal woman finds Mexican red rump tarantula in bunch of bananas

Parker will be moving to Alcorn’s Tropical World shortly to live out the rest of its days.

Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone

The drugs were seized by Revenue officers earlier today.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 772 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

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Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach Level 5 This post contains videos

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

Man who raped ex-partner jailed for six years

A detective garda gave evidence that the man was becoming increasingly paranoid in the days prior to the offences.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

Eurozone: Stormy weather ahead despite a better-than-expected third quarter rally in GDP

New data shows a slight worsening of jobless figures while prices continue to tumble.

'The shock, the numbness, the devastation': First funerals for members of O'Sullivan family held today

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

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'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

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.

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.

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.

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