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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The country cleans up after Ophelia, and the OCI has broken clear of its deal with ticketing vendor THG – it’s the Fix.

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Appeal for Sligo woman (34) missing since last Wednesday

Roisin Dolan was last seen at Finisklin Far in Sligo.

Shane Ross says Ireland can be friends with the OCI again following ticket deal cancellation

In August it emerged that the OCI was locked into a “pretty watertight” contract with THG.

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Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events

The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.

Of 385,000 properties that lost power during Ophelia, 248,000 have had it restored

ESB said that power would be restored to homes and businesses in the northwest and Dublin by this evening.

From The42 LIVE: Maribor v Liverpool, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League Liveblog

LIVE: Maribor v Liverpool, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League

It’s another busy night of Champions League action, with a big night for the English sides.

Former soldier pleads guilty to raping and sexually assaulting daughters over seven-year period

69-year-old Jerry O’Keeffe today pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his two daughters between 1980 and 1987.

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As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country Status Red This post contains videos

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital' Raqqa This post contains videos

US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital'

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

Hours-long delays on Irish Rail intercity routes as the Ophelia fallout continues

Cork-Dublin trains are running between two and three hours behind schedule this evening.

'It was like driving through a war zone': Cork picking up the pieces after Storm Ophelia

City council staff are working round the clock to try to clear debris from roads and repair the damage from yesterday’s storm.

From The42 Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league Equality

Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league

Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

What links Brexit, Samaritans and the Human Genome Project? Bill Clinton gets philosophical at DCU

In case you were wondering why he was strolling around Dublin yesterday – he’s here to pick up an honorary degree.

From The42 'Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that' Bring On Denmark

'Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that'

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie and Darren Randolph react to drawing Denmark in the World Cup play-off draw.

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

RTÉ will re-show Anthony Foley documentary after large parts of Munster missed it because of Ophelia

The documentary aired on the anniversary of the rugby legend’s death in Paris.

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate

“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”

As it happened: Politicians pay tribute to those that lost their lives in Storm Ophelia

Leo Varadkar spent the day in the National Emergency centre yesterday.

Retired surgeon goes on trial accused of indecently assaulting teenage boys

Dr Shine replied “I absolutely deny that allegation” after each of the eight charges were read out to him.

Aer Lingus has announced plans to hire 100 new pilots

Starting salaries will range from €59,000 to €72,000.

From The42 Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off Road To Russia

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off

The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for cat-calling? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for cat-calling?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

'Storm Brian' isn't comparable to Ophelia - and isn't even a storm yet

“At the moment it doesn’t look too severe and not comparable at all to Storm Ophelia.”

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area

The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.

Court orders two Catalan independence leaders be detained

They are accused of stirring up major protests in the run-up to the banned October 1 independence referendum.

It could become a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien is writing draft legislation.

Poll: Should people who ignore emergency services advice during a status red warning be arrested? Poll This post contains a poll

School closures, power outages and widespread disruptions: How Ophelia will affect Ireland today

As Ophelia clears off to the north, the cleanup begins.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From The42 'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism He's Done

'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism

The two-time head coach also vowed never to take charge of the team again after his latest experience.

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

Luas services won't be back until tomorrow after storm damage to equipment at Red Cow

A technical room inside the depot was damaged by the storm.

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