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Today’s News

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case

“There are no implications for anyone who has been in close contact with me,” the Fine Gael leader said.

Alexei Navalny discharged and full recovery is possible, says Berlin hospital

The Charite hospital that treated Navalny said it was still too early to assess any long-term effects of his poisoning.

Poll: When do you think you'll next be able to go a foreign holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you think you'll next be able to go a foreign holiday?

The pandemic has put a halt on most holiday plans this year.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Great British Bake Off contestants created 'bubble' in a hotel for six weeks to record this year's series

The annual baking competition returned to TV screens last night.

Alcohol-only pubs in Northern Ireland can reopen today for the first time since March

First Minister Arlene Foster said that Northern Ireland’s new restrictions was “a wake-up call” and not a second lockdown.

ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission over disagreement about increase in minimum wage

The group was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

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Tesla's Elon Musk unveils new battery technology that will see more affordable cars

However Musk warned that the new technology might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022.

My week in wellness: A 45-year-old with two young kids in Dundalk who wants to be more active

In the first instalment of our new wellness diary series, we hear from a reader who’s struggling to find time for herself.

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

Trump set to announce Supreme Court pick on Saturday as Republicans eye quick confirmation

Democrats argue that any Senate vote should be delayed until after the November election.

Ireland's high earners feel 'insecure' with 28% finding it difficult to make end meets

Despite concerns, the highest earners in Ireland do not want to pay less tax on their earnings.

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

Councillor tried to have HAP tenant relocated from property while acting as estate agent

Fine Gael Councillor Danny Byrne has been found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

Yesterday’s News

The DUP claims the Northern Ireland protocol makes the North 'Europe’s pawn'

The party said extra paperwork and EU customs declarations are consequences which will cost the community and business dear.

No post-Brexit trade deal with EU could hit UK economy 'three times harder' than Covid-19 in long term

A report from a think tank based on modelling from the London School of Economics paint a grim picture as far as the UK economy is concerned.

Gardaí renew appeal for missing 15-year-old and say he might be in the UK

He has been missing since 8 September.

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: 'I couldn't move my legs - I knew my life would change forever'

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

The Remote: Bake Off's return, the Irish War of Independence and getting up on Schitt's Creek TV Guide This post contains videos

The Remote: Bake Off's return, the Irish War of Independence and getting up on Schitt's Creek

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address

The British Prime Minister said tonight that “freedom loving” Britons had helped to create a new surge of Covid-19.

Former Debenhams staff protest at KPMG as packers move in at a number of stores

Workers remain defiant as their protests continued for a 166th day today.

From The42 'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody' BTL

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

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Ireland bids to get European weather forecasting centre relocated from the UK to Dublin

Due to Brexit, the centre will have to move from Reading in the UK.

From The42 'I think with GAA matches taking place, hopefully the winter months will slip along without us noticing' Larry Tompkins

'I think with GAA matches taking place, hopefully the winter months will slip along without us noticing'

The Cork great believes if the championship goes ahead, it will be a huge boost to watching fans.

Cross-border investigation to be held into 1976 murder of Louth man

Seamus Ludlow, 47, a forestry worker, was killed on his way home from a pub.

Man found guilty of manslaughter in Kerry death where man was beaten during all-day drinking session

Arnoldas Ivanauskas had denied the murder of Dmitry Hrynkevich in Kerry in 2015.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 334 new cases confirmed in Ireland - including 174 in Dublin

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

From The42 'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well' Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'

Micah Richards has defended fellow pundit Alex Scott for the ongoing abuse she receives online.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí renew appeal week after woman was assaulted while walking in Cork

A woman was assaulted by the driver of a car who stopped to talk to her on the R522 road last Tuesday.

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