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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Today’s News

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

'Like an earthquake hit': Heavy traffic out of Screggan as Ploughing cancelled due to weather

Tents, portable toilets and signage have been blown over and the event is off for the day.

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Storm Ali: Everything you need to know about transport as we head into rush hour

Work crews are working to clear roads and rail lines across the country.

LIVE: One person dead and second day of National Ploughing Championships cancelled following Storm Ali

A woman in her 50s was killed after her caravan blew into the sea in Galway.

RTÉ Radio 1 back on air in Dublin after transmission knocked out by Storm Ali

The station is back on air at 88.5FM this afternoon.

Woman found dead after caravan blown off Galway cliff was a Swiss national

President Michael D Higgins gave his condolences to the woman’s family.

Dublin Zoo closed and people urged not to walk in Phoenix Park

Most routes through the park have also been closed to traffic.

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Some welfare offices closed and An Post services disrupted due to Storm Ali

The Department of Social Protection is advising people to get in touch with their offices tomorrow to schedule an appointment.

Power outages hit 186,000 customers as Storm Ali causes havoc

A Status Orange wind warning remains in place across the country.

Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city

A man has also been arrested in the raids targeting organised crime.

From The42 'I think it’s the right thing to do' - GAA plans for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship Changes

'I think it’s the right thing to do' - GAA plans for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship

The final of the new competition would be a curtain-raiser to the All-Ireland decider.

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

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7 parents tell us when their little one started sleeping through - plus kid-friendly Culture Night events to check out

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at Ballymun house

There have been a number of shootings in the area in recent months.

Ryanair flight attempts two landings at Shannon before being diverted to Liverpool

The morning flight was due to land in Ireland West Airport in Knock, but was rerouted to Shannon.

Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered? Damages This post contains a poll

Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered?

Ireland’s personal injury payouts are a “stark multiple” of those in other countries, a report has said.

Victim of Louth stabbing named locally as Ingrida Maciokaite (31)

Local councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu said that the community is in a state of shock.

North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together

It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

From The42 Carnacon reinstated to championship but 8 players who left Mayo squad hit with 4-week bans Appeal

Carnacon reinstated to championship but 8 players who left Mayo squad hit with 4-week bans

The club have been fined €500 and eight players have been suspended for four weeks.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The Storm, the Ploughing, and Trump’s Supreme Court pick – here’s this morning’s news round up.

Woman accusing Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault demands FBI probe before testifying

Trump’s vote of confidence in Brett Kavanaugh reinforces the latest battlefront in the deeply polarized country ahead of November midterm elections.

US surgeon and girlfriend charged with raping and drugging women

Investigators found videos of other women on the man’s phone, and have appealed to other possible victims to come forward.

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'

The man said his employer broke workplace laws in its ‘punitive action’ against him over his facial hair.

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

Road users told to put away phones and prepare for Storm Ali

Project Edward, an annual road safety awareness event, is taking place across Europe today.

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after row with another killer

He is serving life for the feud murder of Daithí Douglas.

Yesterday’s News

Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'

The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.

Irish designer Orla Kiely closes online and Kildare Village stores

Kate Middleton is a known fan of Kiely’s designs.

'Getting Ireland Brexit ready': Government to unveil plan as Coveney warns 'time is short'

Simon Coveney confirmed the government will launch a nationwide campaign this Thursday

From The42 Firmino comes off the bench to strike in stoppage time as Reds edge seesaw thriller Super Sub

Firmino comes off the bench to strike in stoppage time as Reds edge seesaw thriller

Liverpool lost a 2-0 lead only for super sub Roberto Firmino to send Anfield wild with a wonderfully-crafted goal in added time.

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Over 2,000 people sign up for organ donor cards in light of Orla Tinsley documentary

Tinsley was on the lung transplant waiting list in the US for nine months.

Ali delivers knockout blow to starting time as storm delays Ploughing Championships tomorrow

The Ploughing in Tullamore will stay open an extra hour tomorrow, after losing two to Storm Ali earlier in the day.

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

Trump rejects calls for FBI probe into his Supreme Court pick over alleged sexual assault

“He is a very outstanding man… I’m totally supportive,” the US President said of Brett Kavanaugh.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Woman fatally stabbed in Dundalk, sweeping police reforms recommended, and the Eighth is repealed – it’s the evening fix.

'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn'

Karen Cogan has written a play about a fictional young lesbian in Cork for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

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