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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 19 October, 2017

Today’s News

'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over a 27-year period.

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

Woman fears husband was 'influenced' by yoga group when he withdrew €300k from company account

Hilda Mackey says her husband gave the Japa Meditation group their company’s confidential information.

From The42 Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw Pot Luck This post contains videos

Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw

The proposal was passed last month at the GAA’s Special Congress in Croke Park

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Kinsale's lighthouse family: 'Monday was the scariest day of our lives'

On the morning of the storm we were all laughing and saying how the news had got it all wrong again. But my God were we wrong, writes Cathy Lennon.

From The42 Mayo will begin their next All-Ireland quest against Galway, Dubs await Offaly or Wicklow Sfc 2018

Mayo will begin their next All-Ireland quest against Galway, Dubs await Offaly or Wicklow

Meanwhile in Munster, Cork and Kerry have been kept apart in the semi-final stage.

Ferries cancelled amid fears over expected 'tidal surge' in Cork tomorrow evening

The county, still recovering from Ophelia, is preparing for Storm Brian.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Weather warnings, the Eighth Amendment, and tracker mortgages made the news today.

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him Room Of One's Own This post contains videos

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him

Photographer Donal Moloney has been following Martin’s story for years. Here, he finds a wonderful ending.

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29 baffling questions about kids' TV shows - plus parents share tips for teaching children about money
Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Trailer Watch This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Maths Week: Your Thursday puzzle

Figure it out.

Traffic is currently an absolute mess on the Stillorgan dual carriageway coming into Dublin

It’s gridlock coming into the city from the south at present.

'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'

The Independent Alliance want Paschal Donohoe to give workers the option to work until the age of 66 if they choose.

RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled

The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

Two men found dead on the streets of Dublin city and Drogheda last night

“Now we have another death in the system,” Dublin Mayor Christy Burke said.

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal

More than 20,000 people were impacted by the scandal and numbers are likely to rise.

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

From The42 'Lovely touches by the United lads': Keane sympathises with Benfica's teen 'keeper after howler Nice To See

'Lovely touches by the United lads': Keane sympathises with Benfica's teen 'keeper after howler

Keane joined José Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku in offering words of encouragement for 18-year-old Mile Svilar.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Status Orange wind warning in place for 7 counties as Storm Brian approaches

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for 10 counties from tomorrow morning.

Man alleged to have sexually assaulted woman on Dublin street denied bail

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of 9 October in Dublin’s north inner city.

'We don't want a reward, we want you to resign': Murdered journalist's sons tell Malta PM to quit

“The Prime Minister asked for our endorsement. This is how he can get it: show political responsibility and resign.”

'I thought this could be it,' says 18-year-old student who was assaulted in Letterkenny

The 18-year-old student has been speaking about what happened on the night of the attack.

Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting

Chairman of Hiqa, Brian McEnery, attended a meeting in 2015, which has sparked a potential investigation into the private nursing home sector.

Isolated in an emergency? This new service will help first responders find you faster

Minister Denis Naughten said the service would be a great help in rural Ireland.

From The42 Senior selector and U21 boss in 2017, Meyler will have the top job in Cork hurling next season Rebel Leader

Senior selector and U21 boss in 2017, Meyler will have the top job in Cork hurling next season

John Meyler has previously been at the helm of Kerry, Carlow and Wexford.

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

Poll: How much would you usually spend on a bottle of wine? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: How much would you usually spend on a bottle of wine?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Texas serial killer gets stay from execution after last-minute revelations

Authorities believe Anthony Shore would have left a note to try to exonerate another death row inmate of murder.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee Sanctioned

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee

Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.

'A great player with a great feel for Irish music': Dubliners' guitarist Eamonn Campbell has died RIP

'We have a duty to survivors': Rape Crisis Network won't publish data because of funding cuts

The group said that its funding had been reduced by 70% since 2015.

Over €1 million worth of drugs found in Offaly house

Gardaí also recovered a firearm along with ammunition.

Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick

The spillage caused a number of minor collisions and the closure of a main road.

Elderly man killed in Mayo house fire

The man in his 80s died at the house near Hollymount.

Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy

Madrid appeared to offer the separatists a potential last-minute way out in the form of fresh regional elections.

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