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Today’s News

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

From The42 Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

Quiz: How well do you know these Halloween traditions?

Test your knowledge.

What's the difference between a Trump and Biden presidency for Ireland?

Corporate tax rates, luring US pharma companies back, and regulating the tech firms – what’s in it for Ireland?


Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.


England on lockdown until 2 December, Boris Johnson announces in another U-turn

Schools will remain open but pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops are to shut.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France

He is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

After trailing Kilkenny by 16 points, Dublin produce epic comeback but fall just short

Kilkenny are into the Leinster SHC final while Dublin head for the qualifiers.

At least 38 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast

The quake toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.


Sinn Féin MLA resigns over NI Covid-19 grant money

Mary Lou McDonald confirmed the resignation of Catherine Kelly.

Kanturk shooting: Mourners hear of 'heart-breaking loss' at final O'Sullivan funeral

The funeral mass of Mark O’Sullivan took place today.

Look out: This evening's rare ‘blue moon’ will be first full moon on Halloween in half century

A full moon was last visible from Ireland on the date of Halloween in 1974, according to Astronomy Ireland.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 416 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Storm Aiden: Status Yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo issued

An Garda Síochana has urged people to take care and exercise caution this weekend.

Over €1 million in drugs and cash seized by gardaí in Tipperary

A search was carried out last night near Thurles.

Teenager accused of shooting protesters extradited from Illinois to Wisconsin

Defence lawyers had sought to persuade Judge Paul Novak to block their client’s transfer.

James Bond actor Sean Connery has died aged 90

The actor had a career than spanned several decades.

11 deaths and 649 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

Three men rescued after becoming stuck in tumble dryer in Essex

The men were left in the care of ambulance officers.

Kite surfer dies after getting into trouble in water at Dollymount Strand

Gardaí were alerted to the incident shortly after 9am this morning.

From The42 'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team' Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

Kanturk shooting: Final funeral for members of O'Sullivan family to take place this afternoon

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

Trump and Biden crisscross Midwestern states as they enter final days of election campaigning

Trump was in Michigan and Biden in Iowa before they both held events in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

From the Bram Stoker Festival to spooky tours of Dublin - here are some online events to keep you busy this Halloween

With Level 5 restrictions in place, many Halloween events have moved online.

Tánaiste's department says remote working for its civil servants will be 'permanent feature' in future

The Department of Business is set to spend up to €60,000 on a project to get the most out of its staff while home working.

Thousands without power as Storm Aiden sweeps across the country

Status Orange wind warnings are currently in place for 5 counties.

From The42 'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that' Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack?

Among many traditions for Oíche Shamhna is the barmbrack.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

'It'd be a lovely Christmas present this year to be playing in Croke Park on the Sunday before it'

The All-Ireland ladies football senior championship is off the mark – and it’s shaping up to be one to remember.

Man arrested after €269k worth of drugs and €16.4k in cash seized during search of house

Gardaí carried out the search of the house in the Santry Cross area of Dublin 11 yesterday evening.

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

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