● 'Tough' lockdown measures to be introduced in Germany, Merkel confirms The emergency lockdown will apply nationwide
● Champions Cup: Leinster draw Northampton and Munster draw Clermont The format for next season's Champions Cup was overhauled because of the pandemic, with the group and knockout stages expanded
● Secondary school teachers vote for industrial action over pay and Covid-19 concerns Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) have been voting as part of a series of ballots
● EU has struck deal for millions of Covid vaccine doses on behalf of Ireland, committee told The head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland has addressed TDs and senators
● Mark Zuckerberg faces connection issues trying to access US Senate hearing Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter, Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook are all taking part...
● Knock Airport to close for one month as Ryanair suspends flights A statement by the airport confirmed it will close on November 14th and reopen on December 13th.
● Man Utd modify Old Trafford to accommodate 23,5000 socially-distanced fans United chief operating office Collette Roche says fans could safely attend matches.
● Bodies of woman and two children found in Dublin house A house in Ballinteer has been sealed off and gardaí are investigating
● Boeing makes deeper job cuts as aircraft business slows Boeing lost €413 million in the third quarter
● Fiat Chrysler posts record profit ahead of Peugeot merger The Italian-American car maker is finalising a full merger with its French rival.
● Cian Healy set for century of caps as Ireland name team to face France The Leinster prop will be the sixth Irishman to reach the landmark.
● Shane Ross book is 'naked attention seeking', says Regina Doherty The book was 'unedifying', the former minister said.
● Under-pressure German Covid-19 test lab produces run of false positives The problems occurred over a one-week period at the MVZ Laboratory in Augsburg, Bavaria
● Kevin De Bruyne says patience was key for Manchester City during Marseille win The hosts deployed a five-man back line in the hope of absorbing pressure and hitting City on the break.
● Bank of Ireland to let go 1,700 staff through voluntary redundancy scheme The bank said it has a taken a charge of €169 million as part of the scheme
● Sony profits soar as pandemic boosts video game sector Sony sold 1.5 million PlayStation 4 machines in July-September.
● Fines for breaching Covid-19 restrictions 'in place in days' Helen McEntee said the new regulations would be ready very soon
● Manchester United planning bid for Dayot Upamecano next summer Tariq Lamptey and Riyad Mahrez feature in the latest football rumour file.
● Kanturk shootings: Gardaí find apparent suicide note on one of the men Gardaí are examining whether the attack may have been planned by two of those involved.
● Qatar apologises after women passengers taken for medical examinations at Doha airport Human rights activists describe such examinations conducted under duress as equivalent to sexual assault.
● New HSE contact tracers told to bring own laptops to work A spokeswoman for the HSE denied recruits would be asked to work on their laptops and said they would not be accessing the tracker system.
● Biden vs Trump: who is leading the 2020 US election polls? Polls show Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a decisive lead as the US presidential campaign enters its final weeks.
● Covid-19 in Ireland: Latest county-by-county data The number of hospital patients with Covid-19 is at its highest level since May
● John Lewis to turn 45% of Oxford Street store into office space Westminster City Council granted planning permission for the move to the struggling retail giant, citing ‘exceptional circumstances’