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Today’s News

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Sitdown Sunday: Could Friluftsliv save our Covid-19 winter?

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

Motorcyclist (50s) airlifted to hospital after road traffic collision in Co Carlow

The collision occurred on the N80 at Ravenswood, Bunclody, Co. Carlow at approximately 3:10pm yesterday.

How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough

They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland.

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'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem

The Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa explores the life of the writer Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chónaill in her lauded new book.

From The42 The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road Warrior

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road

Bennett is set to become the first Irishman in 31 years to win the prestigious green jersey when the Tour de France finishes up in Paris today.

India set to overtake US as country worst hit by coronavirus

Today’s surge raised the country’s virus tally to more than 5.4 million.

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

Man shot in paramilitary-style attack in Antrim

PSNI said it received a report at 10.20pm last night that three men forced their way into a house in the Stranocum area.

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From The42 Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France Landmark

Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France

Ulster reached two European finals before recording their first win in France. The 2013 win is long forgotten but stands as a useful stepping stone for today’s crop.

Donald Trump vows to nominate a woman to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant seat

The towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice died aged 87 at her home in Washington.

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

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Wake up to views of Ireland's Eye: Light-filled townhouse in Malahide for €730k

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Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

From The42 Five star! Na Piarsaigh in control with 27-point final win to clinch Limerick senior hurling title Champions

Five star! Na Piarsaigh in control with 27-point final win to clinch Limerick senior hurling title

Na Piarsaigh fired 5-27 in a brilliant display against Doon.

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Need to check in? We have your round up daily news here in one spot.

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns

It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.

UK protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab suspended after leaving gun on plane

The officer had been travelling with Dominic Raab on a visit to the US.

Gardaí renew appeal for information after murder of homeless man in Dublin

A 16-year-old boy appeared in court charged with murder on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

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From The42 Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest Upset

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest

Johnny Sexton and co. were second best against Mark McCall’s outstanding Sarries.

London police warn anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters to disperse or face arrest

Scotland Yard said the large crowds of people are ‘putting themselves and others at risk’.

Trump calls for Senate to consider his Ginsburg replacement ‘without delay’

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has triggered debate on whether her replacement should be nominated before or after the election.

Cyclist dies after collision involving car in north Dublin

The cyclist, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two dead and several injured following shooting at house party in New York state

Police said it was too early to say if there were multiple shooters.

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

Blanchardstown, Tallaght top Covid-19 incidence rate in Dublin

Data on real-time incidence of Covid-19 by local electoral area has been published on the Government’s online Covid-19 data hub.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Germany, European Championship qualifier Updates

As it happened: Ireland v Germany, European Championship qualifier

Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green’s bid to reach a first-ever major tournament continues despite defeat in Essen.

President Higgins' dog Síoda dies following short illness

Bród and Síoda had become the stars of the Áras in recent years.

Army bomb squad removes viable device discovered in Galway city

The Army Bomb Disposal Team removed the item for further examination

Witness appeal launched following service station burglary in Mayo

An undisclosed amount of cash and other items were taken during the robbery.

From The42 'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!' Mayo Man

'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'

Caelan Doris came through Ballina RFC and Blackrock College to establish himself as a major prospect for Irish rugby.

Showtime: Everything you need to know about the upcoming presidential debates Race For The White House This post contains videos

Showtime: Everything you need to know about the upcoming presidential debates

Trump and Biden will face off in three separate TV debates.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.

Patrick Freyne: 'For personal writing, people need to feel they're in safe hands - if you're too raw it can unsettle the reader'

Debut author Patrick Freyne talks to us about his new collection of essays.

From The42 'Leinster have yet to be fully tested - Saracens is a step up on what they've faced' Two Tribes

'Leinster have yet to be fully tested - Saracens is a step up on what they've faced'

Leinster and Ireland legend Nick Popplewell relives his glory days and predicts a classic between Europe’s leading club sides in today’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation

Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.

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