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Today’s News

'A great hero and a true peace maker': Taoiseach leads tributes to former SDLP leader John Hume

Hume’s death aged 83 was confirmed by his family this morning.

Firefighters struggle to contain blaze in southern California

The so-called Apple Fire that broke out on Friday near the city of San Bernardino has so far charred more than 20,000 acres.

Ireland's peacemaker, John Hume (1937-2020)

The former SDLP leader died today aged 83.

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume has died aged 83 RIP

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume has died aged 83

The Irish peace icon passed away after a long struggle with dementia.

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Two men die after fatal road traffic collision in Cork

The collision occurred at approximately 5:30am on the Kenmare Road near Glengarriff, County Cork.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.

Clare council urges 'responsible' behaviour after crowds of young people gather in Kilkee

Gardaí confirmed that nine people had been arrested for public order offences in Kilkee, Co Clare over the course of Saturday evening.

From The42 Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade Interview

Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade

Being released at the age of 19 was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to Gavin Donoghue.

Dentists seek urgent meeting with Donnelly over claims government failed to deliver promised PPE

In recent months, dentists have warned of the strain their industry is under due to Covid-19.

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks Hsa

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks

Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach Fresh Controversy

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

Quiz: Can you name these countries without their borders?

It’s not as easy as you think.

'This is the memoir that your mothers were reading': The Museum of Literature Ireland pays tribute to Nuala O'Faolain

The impact of Covid-19 has led the museum, which opened last September, to rethink its approach to the coming years.

Major Dublin drugs seizure recovers €441,000 of cocaine and cannabis

Two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, have been arrested.

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

From The42 'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank' Dedication This post contains videos

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'

John O’Flynn reflects on his career with Cork City, Peterborough United, Limerick and others.

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Back To Earth This post contains videos

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Random airport checks, Dublin car hijacking and Melbourne under curfew.

Health Minister says random testing at airports is to be introduced

Stephen Donnelly refused to be drawn on the impending decision on whether to allow pubs to reopen.

'I'm Irish': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 53 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers mean the five-day average is now 47.

Willie O'Dea isn't happy with the 'light punishments' Green TDs got for voting against the government

O’Dea says punishments must be the same across all government parties.

Man charged after car hijacked on Dublin's Capel Street

The car was later involved in a crash on Walkinstown Avenue.

Conservative MP arrested over rape and sexual assault allegations

The ex-minister, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported.

Man (20s) appears in court following suspected fatal assault in Kildare on Friday

A man in his 30s died after he was discovered with serious injuries at Glenaree Bridge

Motorcyclist dies in crash at Wexford roundabout

The crash happened at about 7.15 am at the Frankfort Roundabout, near Camolin.

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak Covid-19 This post contains videos

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels

Both parties are up since the general election.

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

Caring about childcare, parent rights and carers: Latest news from Noteworthy

Our community-driven platform has listened to you and launched proposed projects on the Big Four, plastic waste and agri-subsidies.

Man (30s) facing charges of multiple burglaries and criminal damage in Clare

He was arrested yesterday and found to be in possession of a knife.

Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland?

The concept of co-living has proven controversial over the past number of years.

Sitdown Sunday: The mysterious life of the birds who never come down

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm status but could strengthen again as it reaches Florida

Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

Less than one in 10 who appealed the cut in their Pandemic Unemployment Payment have had it restored PUP

Less than one in 10 who appealed the cut in their Pandemic Unemployment Payment have had it restored

Around 10,000 people appealed after having their PUP reduced from €350 to €203 a week.

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