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Today’s News

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

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Two people dead after suspected gas explosion and building collapse in London

London Fire Brigade was called to the incident on King Street, Southall at 6.38am.

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision

Dr Day said today the current Direct Provision system is “reactive” and said that people living in the system “bear the consequences” of its failures.


'We can disagree without hating each other': Opponents in Utah release joint campaign video promoting civility

They hope to be “an example” to the rest of America ahead of the general election.

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

DUP minister says he never tried to attribute Covid-19 spread to religion after nationalist/unionist comments

Edwin Poots has accused Sinn Féin of trying to “distort and twist” his comments.


Two men arrested over burglaries in shops, petrol stations and post offices across Munster

The burglaries took place over the last number of months.

50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO

Phil Ni Sheaghdha says PPE has improved but greater supports are needed.

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media

The HSE is to ask more than 2,000 people who received a positive Covid-19 test result last week to alert their own close contacts.

UK government urged to support areas facing restrictions after 'grubby, take-it-or-leave-it' deal for Manchester

South Yorkshire will be the latest region to be put under Tier 3 of restrictions.

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Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?

Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.


From The42 GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight Level 5

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight

Dublin and Galway were set to meet in the final of the U20 Football Championship on Saturday, but that will not go ahead.

Batches of White Mausu sauce recalled by FSAI due to presence of pesticide

240g jars of the brand’s Cashew Crunch sauce are potentially unsafe.

Ulster Bank tells Donohoe 'no decision' yet taken on its future amid reports it could be wound down

The Minister for Finance met with representatives from Ulster Bank today.

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month

Stephen Kenny’s men will square off with Gareth Southgate and his charges before Ireland’s Nations League clashes with Wales and Bulgaria.

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Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

Teacher murdered by radical Islamists in Paris to be honoured as seven due in court over killing

“Our fellow citizens expect actions,” French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday.

Two teenagers assaulted and robbed in the early hours in west Dublin park

The incident happened in Porterstown Park on Sunday morning.

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says

The introduction of rapid testing could be effective in Ireland in future, but we need to see its “real-world performance” here first, Hiqa said.

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Poll: Will you make an extra effort to 'buy Irish' this Christmas?

Many Irish businesses have an online presence and in the run-up to Christmas will rely heavily on support here at home.

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

Man charged after €800k worth of cannabis and €80k in cash seized in Dublin

The drugs were discovered after a vehicle was stopped in the Clondalkin area of west Dublin yesterday.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

Teenager dies following two-car collision in Dundalk

Gardaí are investigating a two-car collision that occurred in Ballymascanlon last night at approximately 9pm.

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Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations

Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

Trump foregoes preparation for his debate with Biden to campaign in crucial swing state

There is just under two weeks to go until election day.

My week in wellness: A 31-year-old trying to stay positive after losing her job during the pandemic

This week, a home cook and recent sea swimming convert talks us through her week.

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report

A report drawn up by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day has made a number of sweeping recommendations.

Yesterday’s News

NI health minister and CMO reject suggestion Covid-19 spread has link to political affiliation

Minister Edwin Poots claimed Covid was more rife in nationalist areas than unionist areas by a factor of six to one.

French teacher's killer had been 'in contact' with a pupil's father before attack

President Macron said that a pro-Hamas group active in France would be dissolved for being “directly implicated” in the murder.

Rashford the hero again as United seal late win over PSG

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were 2-1 winners in Paris, a perfect start to their Champions League campaign.

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