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Today’s News

Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21%

Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay the most on average.

Yesterday’s News

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

Bob Geldof 'disgusted' as Dublin City Council accepts Freedom award he handed back

Geldof handed back his award in an effort to have the honour stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi.

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study

The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.

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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Train crash kills four in France, 10% of mortgages are in arrears and vacant shops will be turned into housing – It’s The Fix.

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment Christmas Appeal This post contains videos

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.

Young couple facing 'planning nightmare' because of 'mystery' objector

The couple have never heard of the objector and don’t even know if it is a man or a woman.

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

US regulator votes to scrap net neutrality rules

Campaigners say the repeal will make the internet less free and open.

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today The People's Acorn This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today

The art sculpture contains a time capsule of school childrens’ thoughts and wishes and won’t be opened till 2116.

Four children dead after school bus and train collide in France

The incident happened this afternoon, close to the city of Perpignan.

From The42 Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury No Update

Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury

The Leinster and Ireland back row does not wish to offer up information about his injury, and that leads to more questions and concerns.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leader of the British far-right group that Trump retweeted has been arrested

The US President retweeted a message from Britain First’s deputy leader last month.

Ex-PSNI officer jailed for attempting to buy gun, ammunition and silencer on 'dark web'

Allen Kennedy (31) has been ordered to spend 5.5 years in prison and 5.5 years on licence.

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

This would be the first of a series of planning measures to aid the creation of more housing, Minister Eoghan Murphy said.

From The42 'That's when it kind of started hitting me and you start getting a bit upset' - Dub star's cruciate recovery Jack The Lad

'That's when it kind of started hitting me and you start getting a bit upset' - Dub star's cruciate recovery

Jack McCaffrey is on the road to recovery after the All-Ireland final injury.

Varadkar says he has 'absolute confidence and trust' in British government

The Taoiseach is at a two-day European Council

Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam

A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president

The union said that O’Connor will continue to be “involved” in another capacity.

'This may lead to disruptions': Ryanair to publish contingency plans on strike action this Monday

The company said “we will do everything we can to minimise disruption to customers”.

Walt Disney Company makes deal to buy 21st Century Fox for €44.3 billion

21st Century Fox’s television stations and Fox News channel will be spun off before the sale.

Nelson Mandela family 'dismayed' by €18m funeral corruption claims

Mandela died on 5 December 2013 aged 95.

Poll: Have you seen a Star Wars film? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you seen a Star Wars film?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape

The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations, which date back to 1988.

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped

His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.

'This claim is odd and absurd': Declan Ganley denies he commissioned dossier about Denis O'Brien

O’Brien is seeking to have Ganley added to a long running court case against Red Flag.

'It's a bittersweet day for me': Bobby Kerr is leaving his Insomnia coffee business

Over the last 20 years he has built the company into one of Ireland’s biggest coffee chains.

Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes

He used forged ‘all area access’ passes to bring concertgoers into the stadium.

Man taken from home twice and forced to withdraw cash from ATM and bank in Terenure

Two people have been arrested in connection with the burglary.

Bermuda bans same-sex marriage - just months after legalising it

The legislation marks an unusual turnabout after a Supreme Court justice ruled to allow gay marriage in May.

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

Poll: Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree?

What’s standing in your sitting room?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as we start the day.

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

3-year-old becomes fourth child to die in Manchester house fire RIP

3-year-old becomes fourth child to die in Manchester house fire

Demi (15), Brandon (8) and Lacie (7) also died in Monday’s fire.

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