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Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Today’s News

Ryanair pilots serve notice of strike five days before Christmas

The Irish-based pilots, mostly captains, backed industrial action by a margin of 94% to 6% in secret ballots conducted over the last week.

'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year.

Poll: Have you opened a present you had bought for someone else for Christmas? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Dublin councillor's car and Christmas-themed window smashed in overnight attack

The upsetting attack comes a week after a video of a man shouting homophobic abuse outside Francis Timmons’s home was posted online.

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From The42 'Repetitive' and 'misinformed' - Dublin GAA chief hits out at criticism of All-Ireland winners Case For Defence

'Repetitive' and 'misinformed' - Dublin GAA chief hits out at criticism of All-Ireland winners

John Costello has pulled no punches in his annual report.

Calls for calm after baby boy, teen and young woman shot with pellets

The incident occurred in Mulhuddart yesterday.

'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement

World leaders are meeting in Paris today – two years to the day since the deal was agreed.

One person killed and 18 injured after explosion at gas pipeline in Austria

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

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Defence Forces officer launches court challenge over report into corruption allegations

A report into the allegations made by Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lane has not been published.

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it? Rack Up The Points This post contains a poll

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the benefits would be “far-reaching”.

Three people injured in crash between bus and farm vehicle in Rathcoole

The incident happened on the Johnstown Road in Rathcoole.

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded

Airports, schools and roads were closed as Europe was hit hard by the adverse weather.

From The42 Motion calling for the GAA not to enter new pay-per-view TV deal will be put to 2018 Congress Unanimously Passed

Motion calling for the GAA not to enter new pay-per-view TV deal will be put to 2018 Congress

Roscommon delegates unanimously passed the motion last night.

Man charged in Paris over jihadist murder of French police couple

Mohamed Lamine Aberouz has been linked to the Islamic State extremist who claimed the June 2016 attack.

Zappone 'truly sorry' after confidential information about mother and baby home is leaked to media

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled retains” and the remains of children under two.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

In Westmeath, nearly 9 in 10 drink driving cases led to a conviction. In Waterford, it's just over 3 in 10

A report by RTÉ Investigates has shown that your location can dictate your chance of being prosecuted for a driving offence.

Police appeal for information on Lu Na McKinney following death on Devenish Island

Lu Na McKinney died at Devenish Island on Thursday 13 April this year.

Trump makes last-ditch effort to get Roy Moore elected despite molestation accusations

Several women have claimed Moore sexually molested or pursued them when they were in their teens.

'Snobbery and hypocrisy when some people in the 26 counties talk about 'The North''

It’s all well and good commenting from the sidelines when people in the Republic have had the liberty to move on, writes James Cumiskey.

Snow and ice warning on the roads with temperatures as low as -4 this morning

There are areas all over the country where conditions are treacherous this morning.

Couple battling to keep home discovered they're victims of tracker mortgage scandal 'by accident'

The family were forced to go to the St Vincent de Paul to put food on the table for their children after paying €1,080 a month in mortgage repayments.

'3,000 children upset and worried Santa won't visit because they don't know where they'll be living'

Music, poetry and personal testimonies will be heard outside the Dáil today for a family friendly homelessness protest.

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug

Almost 20,000 potential life years were lost in 2015 alone.

Yesterday’s News

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump

Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.

A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease

The research was made at University College London.

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year

Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.

New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State NYC

New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State

The man set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body earlier today in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square.

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Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January

The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Baby shot in west Dublin, attempted terrorist attack in New York and Luas teething problems.

From The42 Dan Leavy and Stuart Lancaster made the draws for the 2018 Leinster Schools Cup this evening Schools Rugby

Dan Leavy and Stuart Lancaster made the draws for the 2018 Leinster Schools Cup this evening

The first round draws for the Vinnie Murray, Father Godrey and Junior Cups were also conducted.

German phone operator fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers

Yourtel pleaded guilty to 88 counts under the Communications Act for charging 560 customers for a service that was requested but not supplied.

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Pregnant woman 'truly believed' she would die after being beaten unconscious by husband

Muhammed Tajik was sentenced to three years in jail.

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

Murder investigation launched after 3 children die in house fire

A three year old girl is currently in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman is currently in a serious condition in hospital.

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