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Yesterday’s News


Saturday 17 October, 2020

Two deaths and 1,031 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

New restrictions are being imposed in the North in an attempt to curb the rise in cases.

Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike

The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Suspect in French beheading horror was Chechen teenager

The suspected attacker was shot and killed after a history teacher died in a Paris suburb.

Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?

The Tánaiste has said the government is looking at providing people with the legal right to request remote working.


From The42 An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy Legacy

An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy

Let coaches know how much they’re appreciated, because the importance of participation in sport for young people has never been more clear.

The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?

Yesterday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the government is looking at giving workers a right to request to work remotely.

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown

Volunteers said the amount of litter has been “particularly bad” during the pandemic.

Gardaí seize over 2,400 fireworks at premises in Dublin

Over 2,400 fireworks worth approximately €1,800 were discovered and seized.

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream

The Munster man moved to Paris for opportunities like this.


Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.)

Man due before Belfast court following series of attacks on women

He is due to appear before Belfast magistrates today.

Trump's Supreme Court choice Amy Coney Barrett looks nailed on for Senate approval after tense week

It’s very likely that Barrett will take her seat on the US Supreme Court prior to the 3 November election.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your weekend.

Record flood of early votes transforms US election

Democrats have so far out-voted Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in the 42 states where figures are available.


‘Exeter are English rugby’s version of Munster and Connacht rolled into one’

At one stage they were not even the best team in Devon but today Exeter Chiefs can become the No1 side in Europe.

Man (20s) charged over stabbing in Ballyfermot, Dublin

Gardaí on patrol received reports of an injured male in the area shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Home cooking for the family? Donal Skehan's got you covered

Chef Donal Skehan is enjoying his return to Ireland and he has some recipes to shar from his new website and RTÉ show.

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week

An expert group, led by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day, has sent a list of recommendations to Government.


The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?

Michael Martin will meet Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan about that very question later today.

Friday 16 October, 2020

Trump heads for swing states Florida and once reliably Republican Georgia

A Democratic presidential candidate has not won Georgia in nearly three decades.

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

History teacher decapitated in France in 'abominable' terrorist-linked assault

The attack happened at around 4pm Irish time near a school in Conflans Saint-Honorine.

'I am proud of my three caps for Ireland but could have had a few more'

Stuart McCloskey opens up about his frustration at missing out on opportunities with Ireland during the Schmidt years.


Mexican ex-defence chief helped smuggle thousands of kilos of drugs into US, court docs say

Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda allegedly introduced cartel leaders to other corrupt Mexican officials.

Explainer: What's going on in Manchester and why are politicians rejecting government-imposed lockdown?

Regional revolt is threatening Boris Johnson’s pandemic plans.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s a round up of the news that hit the headlines today.

Your evening longread: Isabella Rossellini on ageing, her career, and being ignored past 40

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


Fears about Fungie raised again after no sighting of Dingle dolphin for hours

Fungie usually stays within Dingle harbour, and the most he hasn’t been sighted for is 5-6 hours.

GPA call for stricter Covid protocols to allow inter-county season to go ahead

Almost a quarter of surveyed players, meanwhile, said they didn’t want the season to proceed.

Northern Ireland: Pubs and restaurants shut doors for four weeks as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

From Monday, schools in the North will close for two weeks until 2 November.

Mario Rosenstock's 'Sunday Roast' slot on TodayFM has been cancelled

The comedian said his Gift Grub segment on the same radio station would continue.

Prisoner who assaulted officer as he was being taken to be searched jailed for 15 months

Prison officer John Cullen sustained a broken finger during the incident.

'We should not tolerate intolerance': Archbishop recalls being the subject of 'violent' anti-mask protest

The incident happened at the Eid al-Adha celebration in Croke Park in July.

Sofa Watch: Dermot Bannon returns to the Late Late (again)

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,000 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.