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Today’s News

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today

Some cases progressed more slowly due to their complexity and due to inadequate or inaccurate information provided.

'It's nice to be out and about again': Quiet start as retailers open their doors to Christmas shoppers

With just 24 shopping days left, retailers are expecting business to pick up.

Pat Finucane's widow hits out at 'despicable' British decision not to hold public inquiry into his murder

The UK announced yesterday that no immediate inquiry would be held into the solicitor’s murder.

Precarity in academic employment under the spotlight: Latest news from Noteworthy

Learn how you can support Noteworthy this festive season to investigate the stories that matter to you.

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Fiscal watchdog criticises 'surprisingly large' public spending by government unrelated to Covid-19

The IFAC warned that new levels of spending will remain after the pandemic.

Boy thrown from Tate Modern balcony making progress and walking with help of cane

Jonty Bravery is serving a 15-year prison sentence for attempted murder over the incident.

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Poll: Do you plan on hitting the (non-essential) shops today?

Retailers can re-open today following the end of Level 5 restrictions.

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IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is one of those out of contract in June 2021.

Investigation launched after shots fired at house in Tullamore estate

No one was injured in the incident.

Trump's controversial coronavirus adviser to leave the White House

Dr Scott Atlas clashed with top government scientists as he resisted stronger efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

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UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers

The High Court found that John Downey was an active participant in the 1982 bombing.

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers

October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping

The government has asked customers to “play their part” as we head into the busiest shopping season of the year.

Yesterday’s News

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Glasgow make approach for promising Munster out-half Ben Healy

The 21-year-old, who is understood to be Scottish-qualified, has shown his quality recently.

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks

Risk to humans from the virus is considered very low.

'Richie Hogan going off: that's a huge boost for Waterford. I think things were done the wrong way around'

Shane Dowling believes Brian Cody and Kilkenny got a key selection decision wrong in their All-Ireland semi-final defeat to The Déise.

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British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says

The British government said it will not order an immediate inquiry into the 1989 murder.

Arizona certifies Biden’s election victory over Trump

He is just the second Democrat in 70 years to win the state.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

Your evening longread: The rockers who found love in 'lonely hearts' ads

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Over 100 garda checkpoints in operation every day as country enters Level 3

The fixed checkpoints on motorway and dual carriageway routes will no longer be in place.

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British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.

Dr Ronan Glynn: 'Just because you can do things from tomorrow doesn't mean that you should'

Dr Glynn warned that family gatherings at Christmas on top of socialising in the lead-up will pose “significant” challenges in terms of Covid-19 case numbers.

Number of overseas passengers dropped by 76% this year

More than four million overseas passengers travelled to and from Ireland from January to October, down from 17 million in 2019.

People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December

As part of new guidelines, visitors will be allowed at Levels 3 to 5 under compassionate grounds.

This year's Toy Show had the highest TV audience for any Toy Show on record

€6.5 million was raised for charity during the programme.

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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: One death and 306 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

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Ó Sé and O'Sullivan dismiss 'bullsh*t' rumours of player heave against Kerry boss Keane

The Kingdom legends wrote off the speculation as idle gossip.

Moderna seeks European and US approval for coronavirus vaccine

Results suggest the vaccine gives high levels of protection against the virus.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

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