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Today’s News

From The42 Ireland's Andy Farrell confirmed as Lions assistant coach Faz

Ireland's Andy Farrell confirmed as Lions assistant coach

Steve Borthwick is forwards coach and Rob Howley will oversee the attack.

'There's a real urgency here Taoiseach' - Kenny grilled over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

Kenny will be fielding queries from all the main party heads.

A Roscommon takeaway and bakery were both served with closure orders last month

In addition, a kebab take-away in Co Mayo was also served with a closure order.

'It's unreal that it happened': Four men arrested as stolen greyhound found safe and well

The dog, which has an estimated stud value of around €1 million, was stolen last Monday.

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Gardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user

Anthony Rogers, who was 61, was stabbed multiple times at his home near Cork Street, Dublin on 6 November.

Israelis have toppled a huge golden statue of Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Locals queued for selfies with the work, erected as a dig at some Israelis’ idolatry of ‘King Bibi’.

Five years after the fall of an Irish Ponzi scheme, 1,400 people still await compensation

Custom House Capital was found to have ‘systematically and deliberately’ misused clients’ cash.

Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces

Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Wednesday.


Pfizer gets record fine for 2600% price increase on epilepsy drug

Pfizer raised prices to a level that were said to be “excessive and unfair”.

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Poll: Will you send a Christmas card this year?

The price of stamps will be going up soon as An Post attempt to tackle growing losses.

525 phones confiscated from Irish prisons so far this year

Prisoners found in possession of a mobile phone could be prosecuted.

Garda awarded €25,000 after being rammed by man he previously saved from machete attack

Detective Garda Clifford Singleton sustained long term neck injuries as a result.

Days on Earth are getting longer (very, very slowly)

A new study says that Earth’s days are getting longer by around 1.8 milliseconds per century.

Meet the top 5 bestselling cars in Ireland for 2016... and the worst
From The42 'It is absolutely crazy' - Tyrrell can't understand Loughnane criticism of Cody War Of Words

'It is absolutely crazy' - Tyrrell can't understand Loughnane criticism of Cody

The ex-Clare boss has argued the Kilkenny manager should walk away.

Bono and The Edge are the latest investors to back this biotech startup

Nuritas has also announced plans to triple its workforce next year.

Son of Trump advisor fired over tweets about Hillary Clinton and paedophilia

Michael G Flynn made controversial statements about a weekend attack at a restaurant in Washington.

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts

Senator Ged Nash called the move “an important gesture”.

This Dublin man pulled out all the stops with his Christmas lights this year

Sean White is keeping the Christmas spirit alive in Palmerstown.

Chapecoense plane crash: Boss of airline arrested in Bolivia

The jet carrying 77 people crashed into a Colombian mountainside just minutes after the pilot reported running out of fuel.

'A sense of perspective about what Trump's presidency may be like is badly needed'

“Trump Derangement Syndrome” is affecting many otherwise reasonable, thoughtful people at the moment, writes Larry Donnelly.

52 dead and hundreds injured in Indonesia earthquake

The province was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Experts say tenants are not to blame for council flat mould

An architect who assessed the Dublin flats said the problem is “extensive and very serious”.

TV3 rebrand: Children's programmes are moving to the broadcaster's new channel

The broadcasting group has elected to move its children’s programming to its new “female focused” station Be3.

Medics 'can calculate the likelihood of your death' based on new research

Researchers said they can predict mortality by measuring heart rates of those over 50 performing a simple task.

Average price of property at each stop on DART and Luas lines revealed

The average three bed semi-detached home in Sandymount will set you back over €750,000.

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)

Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.

'Don't make them vomit': Warning to parents of children who ingest liquid detergent products

Experts have urged parents to be aware of the dangers which exist in their home.

Yesterday’s News

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'

Outages have been reported in various locations across the country.

Armed men threaten staff at McDonald's in Crumlin

They left empty-handed and no arrests have been made yet.

Trump calls for Air Force One to cancel contract with Boeing

He did so on Twitter, of course.

Explainer: The conflicting words between Gerry Adams and the son of a murdered prison officer

Adams says he will make a statement to the Dáil on the matter.


From The42 Celtic winger scores against parent club Man City as Hoops hold Pep's men Loan Ranger This post contains videos

Celtic winger scores against parent club Man City as Hoops hold Pep's men

Patrick Roberts struck after just four minutes before Kelechi Iheanacho levelled up at the Etihad.

Student considered moving university over way her sexual assault allegation was handled UCD

Student considered moving university over way her sexual assault allegation was handled

Gardaí are investigating the alleged incident, which occurred on 31 October last year.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Fears for Bus Éireann’s future, a new food pyramid, and Gerry Adams asked to make statement about Brian Stack murder investigation.

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

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