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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 19 October, 2017

Today’s News

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.

Armed gardaí arrest man following attempted robbery of Louth bookmakers

A man in his 40s has been arrested and charged.

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

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No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

'Don't hit fans': Mayor of Russian World Cup host city has a warning for locals

“If you speak English then have a chat.”

'Jacinda-mania' triumphs ... a month after the election: Labour leader takes charge in New Zealand

Populist ‘kingmaker’ Winston Peters has backed Ardern – after stringing the media along all day.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as we begin Thursday.

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29 baffling questions about kids' TV shows - plus parents share tips for teaching children about money

Thief who hid in suitcase robs passengers on Paris airport shuttle

French police ended up arresting two men.

'Status yellow' weather advisory issued for Friday night and Saturday

A yellow rainfall warning is also in effect this morning for 14 counties.

Tears from Trudeau and flags at half-mast as Canadian singer Gord Downie dies

“We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it.”

Opinion: 'We Catalans supported the Irish struggle from 1880 onwards'

All Catalans ask our international counterparts who called for dialogue, to call for the same from the Spanish government, writes Albert Royo-Mariné.

The Dubliners' guitarist Eamonn Campbell has died aged 70 RIP

The Dubliners' guitarist Eamonn Campbell has died aged 70

He joined the group in the 80s.

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

'We don't need to have street homeless in Dublin. We could end it this year'

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

Summer course hosted at Kildare boarding school fails to pay teachers up to €10k in wages

One of the teachers says their treatment is “a disgrace”.

Yesterday’s News

Ancient human remains found on Wexford beach

The remains were found yesterday, a day after Storm Ophelia ravaged the country.

The HSE has recorded 11 aggressive incidents against staff and patients A DAY since 2012

22,402 ‘incidents of harm’ have been put on record since January 2012.

From The42 Fitzmaurice to remain as Kerry boss until 2020 after show of support from county board Ratified

Fitzmaurice to remain as Kerry boss until 2020 after show of support from county board

The 2018 season will be his sixth in charge of the Kingdom.

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

House of Cards set closed after killer gunman opens fire in US business park

Three people have been killed and two people were injured in what’s believed to be a targeted attack.

Alleged victim of Michael Shine says he received €70,000 in compensation from Drogheda hospital

Michael Shine is a retired surgeon accused of indecently assaulting patients.

Taoiseach says banks' behaviour on tracker mortgages is 'scandalous'

Donohoe is calling in the bankers on Monday and Wednesday to “admonish” the chief executives.

Thank you: A letter from my Ophelia-hit house to those who helped us

Aine Bonner is grateful her family made it through the storm unscathed but with no power, no water and three kids under 7, she’s counting the cost.

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

Family of Siobhán Phillips plead for help and repeat call for public inquiry into her shooting

Garda Tony Golden was shot dead by Siobhán’s abusive partner, Adrian Crevan Mackin in 2015.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Strong words at the Eighth Committee, and rainfall alert in place for 14 counties – it’s the Fix.

From The42 As it happened: Benfica v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Celtic Liveblog

As it happened: Benfica v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Celtic

We followed tonight’s group games in Lisbon and Munich.

Maths Week: Your Wednesday puzzle

Figure it out.

This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students

The new RCSI building has installed robotic mannequins that can simulate the birthing process.

Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents

Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.

Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son

Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.

Ciara Kelly to take over George Hook's radio slot on Newstalk

The former GP had temporarily taken over the lunchtime slot following Hook’s suspension.

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives

The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.

Murder accused said 'Sorry, I didn't mean to do it' when charged with fatal stabbing

Karl Haugh, a 25-year-old father-of-one, was stabbed in the back in Kilkee earlier this year.

Sean Maguire dismisses 'ridiculous' criticism of Cork City's title triumph

“We went 22 games unbeaten in the league but people seem to have forgotten about that,” he said.

Ireland's competition watchdog is probing reports of nursing homes ripping off elderly people

Nursing homes are reportedly charging residents extra for routine services like hairdressing.

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