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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Today’s News

Retrial ordered in case of man who had murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute

David O’Loughlin had been sentenced to life in prison.

Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct

They were all reported after the latest scandal.

Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital

Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

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China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta warrior

The man is alleged to have snuck into the closed exhibit and took a selfie with the terracotta figure before stealing the thumb.

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

Long-delayed state-of-the-art €8 million cinema in Galway to finally open its doors this week

The cinema will feature three screens, a bar and café.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished?

A new review of the Leaving Cert is now underway from policymakers.

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5 of the most challenging driving roads around Ireland - plus cars to make your neighbours jealous for under €15k

Draft of Eighth Amendment referendum to be considered by government today

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

Woman (50s) rescued after being tied up by burglars and having house set on fire

The PSNI is appealing for information about the incident.

Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'

Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.

From The42 Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris Ostracised

Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris

The 27-year old is already in international exile.

Father goes on trial in Spain in case of 8-year-old found in suitcase at border crossing

Ali Ouattara said he was “misled” by smugglers as to how they’d bring his son into the country.

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

David Davis: Britain won't be plunged into 'Mad Max dystopian' world after Brexit

David Davis took aim at Britain’s critics in a speech today.

'The hysterical reaction on social media if the majority opinion isn't agreed with is ridiculous'

It’s a waste of calories getting into some meaningless argument with a whiny millennial about how you’re a racist or a sexist for not liking a certain film, writes Ethan Shattock.

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

McDonald's Ireland not impacted by US changes - the Happy Meal cheeseburger is here to stay

McDonald’s US last week announced cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be listed options for Happy Meals.

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

Yesterday’s News

KFC stores across the UK were closed today because of a chicken shortage

The company blamed ‘teething problems’ with a new distributor.

Last night's Room to Improve with Daniel O'Donnell was RTÉ's most watched programme of the year

It was the most watched episode of the show in its history.

Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government.

Hiqa publishes terms of reference into investigation prompted by the death of pregnant woman

Thawley (34) died at the Dublin hospital on 8 May 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

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From The42 'I want to be the best player in the league... I've seen stuff written about me and it only helps' Corner Boy

'I want to be the best player in the league... I've seen stuff written about me and it only helps'

Kieran Sadlier has been tipped as one of the stars of the 2018 season, and he’s made a positive start.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Regency Hotel trial adjourned, Varadkar meets Sinn Féin over the North and Barry Bennell sentenced – It’s the Fix.

Florida shooting suspect appears in court as his lawyers seek to avoid the death penalty

His lawyers have said he will plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty.

Sinn Féin says direct rule is 'off the table' as Varadkar speaks by phone to Theresa May

An Taoiseach met this evening with the Sinn Féin leadership in Dublin.

From The42 Controversial sacking of manager by email leads to Kerry county board resignations Ladies Football

Controversial sacking of manager by email leads to Kerry county board resignations

After appealing his dismissal, Jonathan Griffin took charge of the minor ladies yesterday.

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A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years

Matthew Falder used encrypted email addresses and was caught by an international taskforce.

Woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station walks free after sentencing

Nikita Murtagh was sentenced to three years in jail backdated and with the remainder suspended.

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway.

Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation

One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.

Graham Dwyer's case against the State argues his phone data should not have been collected

Dwyer was convicted of the 2012 murder of Elaine O’Hara.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Luas says it has fixed the broken real-time displays at all of its stops

The issue is one of a number that have been identified since the Luas Cross City was introduced.

White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Trump has come under intensifying pressure to act after 17 people were killed last week.

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