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Today’s News

Police in Belfast release images after 29 officers injured during bonfire removal

The PSNI has said officer came under sustained attack with petrol bombs and other missiles thrown at them.

'There is no new plan yet': Varadkar says colour-coded Covid system is still being finalised

The new system is being designed to allow the country live with Covid-19 over the coming six months.

Garda colleagues welcome verdict in Adrian Donohoe trial but say no sentence can replace 'great friend'

Colleagues said they hope other suspects will also be brought to justice.

Donnelly outlines colour-coding system to replace phases as Harris says Covid could be with us 'a very long time'

The health minister said the phases were about providing a timescale, but this system would tell us where we’re at “on any given day”.


Aaron Brady has been found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

The jury of five men and seven women delivered their verdict today.

From The42 Longford senior champions set to appeal after being hit with 48-week ban over €750 fine Suspension

Longford senior champions set to appeal after being hit with 48-week ban over €750 fine

The Longford Leader reports the Killoe club are set to launch an appeal.

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

Call for strong support package as publicans 'not optimistic' about September re-opening

Publicans also want the PUP and wage subsidy scheme levels to remain at current rates for closed pubs until they reopen.

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world

Here is the full top 10, according to Forbes.

Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon

Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election?

Donald Trump is facing off against Joe Biden.

'A fearless fighter': Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for his vice-presidential running mate?

The selection is the latest success in a remarkable career.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through Maverick

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through

The Rocket completed a fine comeback to beat Mark Williams and set up a clash with Mark Selby.

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight

The dinosaur has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus.

WHO advises dentists to delay carrying out 'routine, non-essential dental work' over Covid-19 fears

The WHO said check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care could be postponed.

Trump 'surprised' Biden picked 'disrespectful' Harris as running mate

Donald Trump called Kamala Harris “the meanest, the most horrible, the most disrespectful of anybody in the US Senate”.

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

Employers offered €3,000 to take on apprentices, who will play 'key part' in Ireland's recovery

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said that over 18,000 people are already taking part in an apprenticeship.

Preservation Society takes legal action against An Bord Pleanála over 130-bed co-living development

The North Great George’s Street Preservation Society has lodged a judicial review over numerous concerns it has about the development.

Yesterday’s News

Ghislaine Maxwell asks for better prison conditions amid claims of round-the-clock surveillance

Lawyers say she is watched around-the-clock by security cameras and multiple prison guards.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set for reboot as gritty drama

The project would feature episodes telling the story of how Smith’s character became embroiled in a fight with Philadelphia gang members.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'

Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.

Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin

A package was intercepted by Revenue officers today after analysis of a seized mobile phone.

From The42 Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter More Trouble

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter

Doyle has resigned from the Finance Committee, which has yet to convene. ‘”I’m not entirely sure it is possible to resign from a Committee which does not yet exist’, wrote Doyle.

Quiz: Which of these well-known people is older?

Fancy your chances at this evening’s quiz?

California Senator Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate

Harris ran against Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

An outbreak at Naas General Hospital, weekly testing at meat plants and the announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate.

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.

Your evening longread: The Pepsi contest that became a deadly fiasco

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

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

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