The chances are good, in fair.

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Join old friends and new pals as we embrace the new restrictions with courage, laughter and gin on delivery.

Breathing breaks throughout.

Hosted by Neil Curran.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

This afternoon.

Dáil Éireann at the Convention Centre, Dublin

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett makes an emotional plea to Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman (top) to consider opposition amendments to prevent his bill sealing records from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission for 30 years.

The bill was passed this evening 78-67.

Mother-and-baby homes legislation passes through Dáil (RTÉ)

Update:

Yesterday: ‘The Proposal To Seal The Archive Is Simply Impermissible Under EU Law’ [Updated]

This evening.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

An anti-lockdown protest turns violent as protestors, who had marched from O’Connell Street, via the East Wall, are arrested by Gardai.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Earlier…

This evening.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Expecting trouble?

Pic by Nick

Earlier: The Distance Between

This afternoon (3.30pm).

Live from the Convention Centre, Dublin

Fresh from a blistering Dáil speech against the latest restrictions, Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara (top), who recently chaired the joint Oireachtas Covid-19 response committee, takes to the stool of doom to answer YOUR questions about the rona, Level 5 and his much-envied barnet.

Previously: Answer A Broadsheet Reader

Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan. Roisin on percussion.

Indeed and you probably are.

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Superstar singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen will chat with Ryan about the making of his new album…

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will discuss the latest developments on the battle against Covid-19…

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey will speak to Ryan about going from a shirtless romantic comedy star, to being the toast of Hollywood…

Liverpool fan Sean Cox and his wife Martina‘s enduring love has seen them battle to overcome the vicious attack outside Anfield that left Sean fighting for his life, and both Sean and Martina will be on tomorrow evening’s show…

Megyn Kelly
, journalist, former Fox News anchor, will chat with Ryan about her infamous clash with Donald Trump, and the current state of US politics…

Something Happens will give a one-off, show-stopping performance of their hit single, Parachute…

The Late Late Show tomorrow at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

RollingNews


This afternoon.

East Wall, Dublin

Anti-lockdown protestors march from O’Connell Street along the quays until they are stopped by gardai from entering the Port Tunnel.

RollingNews

Meanwhile…

FIGHT!

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Professor Jason Leitch

The idea of a normal Christmas is a “fiction” and Scots should prepare for digital celebrations, national clinical director Jason Leitch has said.

The government has insisted that the latest Covid-19 restrictions are having an impact on the spread of the virus.

But Prof Leitch told BBC Scotland there was “absolutely no question” of a “normal” Christmas being allowed.

Measures could be eased if case numbers fall, but Mr Leitch said people should “get their digital Christmas ready”.

Meanwhile…

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the government was making “really tough” decisions and would not “tell people what they want to hear to make it easier in the here and now”.

Covid: Scots told to prepare for ‘digital Christmas (BBC)