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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 19 February, 2018

Today’s News

'It's been a nightmare': Parents of 5-year-old who drowned in Ballymena make plea for information

The parents of Kayden Fleck called him and his twin brother “the two musketeers”.

Thousands without power as outages hit Dublin city centre

The ESB is dealing with the issue.

Great Ormond Street may keep donations from scandal-hit Presidents Club dinner

The Presidents Club closed down after reports of inappropriate behaviour at the male-only event in January.

Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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From The42 Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

'Porno' charges dropped by Cambodia against 9 tourists - one British man faces trial

The tourists’ lawyer said the Briton was held because he was accused of renting the villa and organising the pool party.

Regency trial adjourned, case material presents 'unprecedented conundrums'

The legal team for Patrick Hutch (25) will be applying that the trial be “adjourned outright”.

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

Disciplinary action at Waterford council after €1.4 million spent on vans without senior management approval

A departmental audit described the events as a “complex and serious breakdown internal control”.

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From The42 'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics Romance

'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media.

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin's George's Street has closed down

The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch.

Man presents himself to gardaí after man (24) injured in hit-and-run

Gardaí are examining a vehicle after the man presented himself last night.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

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Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy? Plastics This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?

A new Irish study has found that most deepwater fish in the north-west Atlantic have ingested plastic particles arising from pollution.

From The42 Smiling James Lowe a natural entertainer on and off the field Star Of The Show

Smiling James Lowe a natural entertainer on and off the field

“The way I relax is just to think about where you come from, what you’ve achieved so far, what you play for, who makes you happy, what makes you happy.”

Australian politician in hot water for posting photo with gun in wake of Florida mass shooting

George Christensen, a conservative politician, posted the photo in a dig at Australian environmentalists. He says the photo had nothing to do with last week’s Florida shooting.

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds

It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.

Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers

The charity has released a redacted copy of a 2011 internal report into the scandal.

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

Florida students to march on Washington to 'shame' politicians into changing gun laws

“After what they saw, the worst things imaginable, they’re not going to just sit back and take it.”

Varadkar to meet with Sinn Féin leadership to hear 'their version of events' over Northern impasse

Talks aimed at bringing back a working Assembly to the North failed dramatically last week.

Five Baftas for Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards'

The drama scooped best film, while Saoirse Ronan lost out to Frances McDormand in the best actress category.

Revolver, ammunition and cocaine seized at house in Dublin's north inner city

A man in his late teens and a juvenile female were arrested at the scene.

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'

‘Irish courts are not fully applying EU requirements that have become our lifeline.’

South Dublin burglary gang targets new areas following 45-second garda response time to attempted robbery

Gardaí based in Dun Laoghaire have made significant ground against the organised crime group

Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe

Howeve,r new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week.

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area

Residents of North Strand lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.

Yesterday’s News

'Prison is all about games. You have to play them right and you'll get out the other side'

TheJournal.ie was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison.

From The42 'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen' Karl Marx Of The Left Wing This post contains videos

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen'

As The42′s League of Ireland legends series is renewed for a second season, we chat to former Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers star Terry Eviston.

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can

The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.

Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them

Rehab uses the former grounds of the Polio Fellowship, after it merged in the 1980s, but campaigners say they no longer receive support.

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From The42 'Until you've experienced epilepsy yourself, you don't understand what it's like to have no control' New Beginnings

'Until you've experienced epilepsy yourself, you don't understand what it's like to have no control'

Richael Timothy was forced to retire from Gaelic football at 21 with epilepsy, but has found a new lease of life in para-cycling.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Man charged over Limerick stabbing, a fatal avalanche in the Alps, and a potential hit and run – it’s your evening fix.

'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'

We’re all familiar with the expression ‘life can change in an instant’, now it makes complete sense, writes Georgie Crawford.

Gardaí seize €50k worth of counterfeit designer and sports clothing at Fairyhouse Market

Gardaí seized goods being sold which were priced at the market in excess of €50,000.

'I live in constant pain - my life is a misery': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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