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LIVE: 'If we don't legislate, we ignore abortion altogether and pretend it’s not happening' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

LIVE: 'If we don't legislate, we ignore abortion altogether and pretend it’s not happening'

The Eighth Amendment Committee has voted in favour of a straight repeal.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí release new CCTV images in search for man missing from his care home

Brendan has been missing since 15 November.

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

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Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal

The law bans any foreign donations that aren’t from an Irish citizen who resides outside the island.

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador

In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.

Renewed appeal for 15-year-old Ned Cash Connors missing from Dublin

Ned was last seen on 29 November in the Kilmacud area.

Irish tourist missing in Australia found safe and well

Craig Lambe (25) had been missing from Kingsford in New South Wales since 12.30pm yesterday.

From The42 Athlone duo accused of match-fixing launch legal proceedings against FAI Case

Athlone duo accused of match-fixing launch legal proceedings against FAI

Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan were previously banned from all football-related activities for 12 months.

FAMILY MAGAZINE
24 things nobody tells you about a Christmas pregnancy - plus parents share the bedtime routines that work

Garda vehicle rammed by car used in Raheny cash-in-transit robbery

The driver of the van was approached by a man who was armed with what was described as a hammer.

15-year-old boy admits causing deaths of five people in Leeds car crash

The youth was driving a stolen Renault Clio with the five victims as passengers when he crashed.

The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad

Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.

Poll: What do you call your parents? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you call your parents?

GIve it to us straight. Be honest.

DONEDEAL MOTOR MAGAZINE
5 luxury motorhomes that are better than most houses - plus how to buy a premium-badge estate for €20k

Baby girl born with heart outside her chest survives three surgeries

Baby Vanellope is thought to be the first baby in the UK to survive corrective surgery for the rare condition.

UK bookshop selling tea towels saying 'F*** the DUP'

Housmans Bookshop calls itself a “long-running radical bookshop”.

Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming tour due to 'unforeseen family circumstances'

He had sold out a number of dates in Dublin and Belfast.

From The42 'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again Don't Give Up

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again

The loosehead refused to drift away from his career without a fight. Now he’s determined to hit new heights.

Met Éireann updates weather warning with gusts set to reach up to 110km/h

There is also a risk of sleet and snow again in some areas today.

'Common sense has prevailed': Lidl in Ballymun a step closer after NTA drops objection

Local councillor Noeleen Reilly said locals were breathing sighs of relief at the news.

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay Life On Mars This post contains videos

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay

Nasa scientists say that examining the way the island sprung up could shed light on if there’s any life on Mars.

Egyptian singer sentenced to two years in prison for 'inciting debauchery' in music video

“Singer Shyma presents a lesson in depravity to youths,” a local newspaper said.

From The42 Shelbourne U16 player dies suddenly after collapsing during match RIP

Shelbourne U16 player dies suddenly after collapsing during match

The club have confirmed the tragic news regarding Izzy Dezu.

Here are the things we Googled most in 2017 - can you guess what made the top spot?

Storms, politicians and fidget spinners were among the things that dominated our online curiosity in 2017.

Appeal after baby's ashes stolen in Belfast burglary

There was also a case of a child’s ashes being stolen in London earlier this week.

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school

The US military said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

New online comparison tool to show you best phone deals ahead of Christmas rush

The tool was set up by independent regulator Comreg.

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.

From The42 Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication Salbutamol

Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication

Team Sky are challenging the result of the test carried out on the dominant cyclist in September.

Poll: Are you looking forward to your work Christmas party? Festive Season This post contains a poll

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

Two people (20s) charged with murder of three children in Manchester house fire

Seven people were in the house at the time of the fire on Monday.

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack

No one but the bomber was seriously injured in Monday’s attack.

€6.5 million apartments: 'These aren't the types of homes we need'

The sale of a €6.5 million apartment in Ballsbridge makes good headlines, but is symbolic of the growing divide in Irish society, writes Senator Kevin Humphries.

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote Sad

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote

Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win Alabama in a quarter of a century.

'Homelessness is not normal': Effort to kickstart national movement begins with laughter and song outside the Dáil

On a bitterly cold day, hundreds of people turned out to support the concert in support of the homeless.

Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale

Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.

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