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Today’s News

Johnny Depp denied appeal against 'wife beater' libel ruling

A judge refused the actor permission to appeal against his ruling, but Depp can still apply directly to the Court of Appeal.

From The42 Lacklustre Liverpool suffer shock Champions League defeat at Anfield Unexpected

Lacklustre Liverpool suffer shock Champions League defeat at Anfield

The Reds were beaten at home by an Atalanta side they defeated 5-0 in Italy three weeks ago.

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made

Drew Harris said there were no images of child abuse found among the pictures.

Trump says he has pardoned former aide Flynn who lied to FBI over Russia

Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts.


Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste

  • NPHET is expected to make recommendations to government after its meeting today.
  • The Taoiseach is set to make an address to the nation on Friday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

Your evening longread: The 10-year-old drummer who impressed Dave Grohl

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

Dublin man accused of possessing weapon refused to cooperate with armed gardaí at gunpoint, court hears

Trevor Byrne has pleaded not guilty to possessing a semi-automatic weapon, ammunition and cash at Woodford Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.


Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases

Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.

From The42 The legacy of Diego Maradona RIP

The legacy of Diego Maradona

Maradona embodied so much of his people and his country that he elevated football to beyond just a game and the World Cup to a level it will perhaps never again reach.

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

Men remanded in custody over failure to vacate controversial Roscommon farm

The judge urged both men to get legal advice.

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget

Baroness Sugg, whose brief included sustainable development, said promises should be kept in the ‘tough times as well as the good’.

'Thank you for everything' - football figures around the world pay tribute to Maradona

The football icon has passed away at the age of 60.

'Are they bouncing satellites off it?': Metal monolith discovered in Utah sparks mystery

The object was discovered by local officials who were counting sheep from a helicopter.

Change of venue as RDS to play host to Stardust inquests instead of Dublin Castle

At a pre-inquest hearing today, coroner Dr Myra Cullinane explained how evidence would be heard in three modules.

Denmark's culled minks rise from mass grave

The macabre phenomenon was observed at an improvised mass grave in a military training field

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Argentina football great Diego Maradona has died aged 60

  • A spokesman confirmed the news this evening.
  • He played for the likes of Napoli and Barcelona before hanging up his boots in 1997.

Man (26) sent for trial over murder of man stabbed to death in Clontarf

The man was killed in his home, which is a residence operated by the HSE.

Cavan happy to play in Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin

There had been suggestions the game should be played at a neutral venue.

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

Minister to receive report as Carlow principal insists claims made about school are inaccurate

  • The school principal said PE day was becoming a "fashion show" and the issue was primarily among girls.
  • Students want the principal to call a school-wide assembly to address the issue and answer their questions.

Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices

The car had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ painted on the other side.

Meghan Markle reveals 'unbearable grief' of miscarriage

Markel said in an article for the New York Times that she lost her second child in July.

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

From The42 Dundalk's Jordan Flores shortlisted for prestigious Fifa Puskas Award Jordan Rules This post contains videos

Dundalk's Jordan Flores shortlisted for prestigious Fifa Puskas Award

League of Ireland wonderstrike is one of 11 contenders for the global goal of the year prize.

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died

Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB

A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.

Poll: Would you be comfortable going to a restaurant for a meal in December? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be comfortable going to a restaurant for a meal in December?

Some ministers believe restaurants should be allowed to open next month.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Ghislaine Maxwell faces more restrictive prison conditions than killers, says lawyer

Bobbi Sternheim told a Manhattan judge that Maxwell is awoken every 15 minutes to ensure she is breathing.

Meat processing workers subject to 'difficult and dangerous' conditions with regular injuries at work

The findings are contained in a new report by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

'Alarming levels': 20% of young women report intimate relationship abuse

Research also found that 1 in 2 young women abused by a partner experiences abuse online.

From The42 Horan: 'Outrageous' not to allow full panel into games and players 'are being taken for granted' Not Right

Horan: 'Outrageous' not to allow full panel into games and players 'are being taken for granted'

The Mayo manager also admitted his surprise at Mickey Harte’s decision to take over Louth.

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