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Trump demands Biden drug test before or after debate US President Donald Trump has demanded that his Democratic rival Joe Biden take a drug test either before or after the pair's first debate on Tuesday, in his latest salvo against his opponent's mental acuity.
Highest number of asylum applications in Cork and Meath The latest figures on the location of applications from asylum seekers reveal big differences between different counties and council areas.
McDonald describes cuts to PUP as 'unfair and wrong' Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates are wrong and she does not accept the Minister for Finance's reasons for doing so.
New Year celebrations cancelled in Dublin over pandemic Dublin's New Year celebrations for 2021 have been cancelled because of Covid-19.
Tributes paid to musician killed in Cork collision A 75-year-old man who died after he was struck by a van in the carpark of a sports ground in Cork city was a musician, poet and author who was "an inspiration to all he knew."
Double lung transplant woman's 'wonderful' new life A new report from the International Registry of Organ Donation and Transplantation show Ireland now has the sixth-highest rate of lung transplants in the world.
Postal service to Australia, US and New Zealand resumes A number of international postal route services are set to resume from Ireland next week, having faced disruption during the Covid-19 crisis.
Ukraine president visits 'heroic' survivor of air crash Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the only survivor of a military plane crash as the death toll climbed to 26, after another cadet died and three more bodies were found.
Motorist killed in single vehicle collision in Wexford A man in his early 30s has died in a single vehicle crash at Newtown, Taghmon, Co Wexford.
Melbourne overnight curfew lifted, 5km limit to remain An overnight curfew in Melbourne will be lifted tomorrow, almost two months after it was imposed to counter a surging coronavirus outbreak.
Nolan explains why tests sometimes fail to detect virus Professor Philip Nolan has outlined why tests for Covid-19 can sometimes fail to detect cases of the virus.
Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko must step down, after the EU refused to recognise him as the legitimate president of the ex-Soviet country.
KBC fine highlights need for individual accountability If the Central Bank says it needs a more clear cut system to enable it to track down individuals in organisations and hold them to account for their actions, then it should get it.
Trump names conservative Barrett as Supreme Court pick US President Donald Trump has announced conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third US Supreme Court appointment, setting off a scramble in the Republican-led Senate to confirm her before election day in just over five weeks.