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Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Nine deaths and 840 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s contact tracing app has been made compatible with equivalent apps in Scotland and Jersey.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas

Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.


UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

From The42 Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Ian Bailey: 'It's a slow dropping penny after a quarter century of torture and a false narrative about me'

Bailey has been reacting to the State’s decision not to appeal a ruling in his favour.

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

Backlash after Spanish politicians attend awards ceremony just hours after curfew announced

“We are aware that we should be an example for the wider public and we don’t want news like [this] to emerge,” a Government spokesperson said.

Louisiana prepares for life-threatening storm surge as Zeta regains hurricane strength

Zeta broke the record for the earliest 27th named Atlantic storm – set on November 29 2005.

Poles join nationwide strike over abortion ruling

The ruling would deny legal abortions to women even in cases where a child is sure to die upon birth.

Man (30s) dies following collision between truck and car in Co Roscommon

Forensic collision investigators are carrying out an examination of the scene.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Cork City set to vote today on €1 takeover bid by Preston North End owner

The Foras board of management and the club’s administrative staff have both publicly backed a yes vote.

Melania Trump criticises Biden and Democrats in first solo campaign stop

The First Lady defended Donald Trump’s record on Covid-19.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

Qatar issues apology after examinations of women passengers

Human rights activists describe such examinations conducted under duress as equivalent to sexual assault.

Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority

Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.

Family of police shooting victim were seeking help for mental health crisis

The two officers each fired at least seven rounds – at least 14 total shots – at Mr Wallace.

My week in wellness: A 66-year-old nurse who loves to garden and is battling an old knee injury

This week, our diary writer has to sacrifice her daily walks when a cycling accident aggravates her knee pain.

Man due in court after seizure of €94k worth of drugs, €32k in cash and imitation firearms

The search was carried out as part of an investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Dublin 1.

Council remains hopeful it will secure funding for white-water rafting project in Dublin as tender delayed until 2021

Covid-19′s knock-on effects mean the tender for the facility’s construction won’t be put out by the end of December as planned.

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance

Labour’s Ged Nash has been contacted by a number of constituents over the bank’s approach to the employment wage subsidy scheme.

Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Biden insists he'll tackle virus as Trump pushes 'super-recovery'

Both hopefuls are in the last days of electioneering.

Tory MP in UK criticised for saying ‘chaotic parents’ send children to school hungry

John Penrose is a former minister who is married to NHS Test and Trace chief Diana Harding.

From The42 Diogo Jota scores Liverpool's 10,000th goal in Champions League win Landmark

Diogo Jota scores Liverpool's 10,000th goal in Champions League win

Jurgen Klopp’s under-strength side overcame FC Midtjylland this evening.

Nxivm guru Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Prosecutors had sought life in prison while defence lawyers said he should face 15 years behind bars.


CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty

The scale of poverty in Ireland is “far too high”, say activists.

Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill black man

A man named as 27-year-old Walter Wallace died after a confrontation with officers yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

Your evening longread: Joni Mitchell on love, her career, and recovering from an aneurysm

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

Public health officials ‘not anticipating’ advising Government to keep schools shut

There have been five further deaths related to Covid-19 and an additional 720 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Cork manager hits out at Longford for 'appalling' decision that creates 'dangerous precedent'

Ronan McCarthy is unhappy that last Sunday’s Division 3 fixture did not take place.

Abortion protests 'aim to destroy Poland', leader of country's ruling party says

A court ruling last week, when published, will rule out abortions in almost all cases in Poland.

Man added to Europe's 'Most Wanted List' last seen in Dublin

He is wanted for the murder of a woman in Malta in 2015.

Normal Halloween celebrations are 'not going to be possible this year I'm afraid', says Holohan

Kids won’t be able to call around to neighbours houses this weekend, says NPHET.

Married couple donned wigs and disguises as part of €400,000 fraud from banks, court hears

Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.