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Throw-in is imminent in three Allianz League Division 1 fixtures, including Mayo against Tyrone in Castlebar. Follow the action LIVE with Eamon Donoghue!

It’s #SunDay  — with a special guest, the Moon! Our satellite’s view of the Sun was briefly interrupted by a lunar transit on Oct. 16. At peak, the Moon covered about 44% of the Sun.

Correction: Hurricane Zeta is the 27th name storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. The 2005 season had 28 named storms, including an unnamed subtropical storm.

Mathematicians have found the shortest route to visit 2 million stars

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Scoops of the Day

You’d never see this on the front of The Irish Times.

Video: Johnny Sexton on Ireland’s defeat of Italy and the challenge of France

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Organisation led by survivors of Mother and Baby homes needed ‘urgently’

The 2020 Higher Options is a great opportunity to learn more about what university you might end up attending

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David McWilliams: The lockdown decision makers still get paid. Those they shut down do not

How Terence MacSwiney’s death led to estrangement between his wife and daughter

Homeless woman’s courage praised as man jailed for sexual assault

Cyclist in his 60s dies after road collision in Co Cork


Scoops of the Week

Reasons to believe Covid-19 pandemic will end next spring, says health expert

100 Irish retailers offering delivery or click-and-collect

Nine people arrested following clashes between gardaí and anti-lockdown protesters in Dublin on Thursday afternoon have been charged with public order offences

One hundred Irish retailers for all your online Christmas shopping

Irish far right groups trying to disrupt key State institutions and infrastructure, says Garda Commissioner

Video: A group gathered today near site of the former St Patricks Home on the Navan Road Dublin to protest over recent Dáil vote to seal records from ‘mother and baby’ homes #RepealTheSeal  @RuthCoppingerTD 

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Pope Francis has said same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay people since his election to the papacy seven years ago.

Sinn Féin spokeswoman on children Kathleen Funchion said that after all the investigations and inquiries into State-sanctioned abuse “we are here again witnessing another injustice against these women and their stolen children”

David McWilliams: Lockdown decision makers still get paid. Those they shut down do not

Travellers call on comedian Des Bishop to apologise for ‘absolutely appalling’ comments