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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Today’s News

Drimnagh Road bomb alert declared a hoax

Gardaí and the Defence Forces responded to the scene.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From The42 'I felt like I had lost my roots': Jason Quigley is back with a Donegal vengeance Back To The Future

'I felt like I had lost my roots': Jason Quigley is back with a Donegal vengeance

Donegal’s ‘El Animal’ is back in action after 11 months of injury woe, and he feels like a new man in and out of the ring.


Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

Minister Paschal Donohoe says he will consult with the Central Bank about whether further vulture fund regulation is needed.

Victorian country house in Donegal reduced to 'shell' after blaze

It took four units of Donegal Fire Brigade the whole night to bring the fire under control.

'I remember hearing the whizz of bullets': Irishman recalls mass shooting in Tunisia

38 people were killed in the 2015 attack, including three Irish people.

Seawater swimming pool, bar and restaurant to open in Clontarf next week

A seven-day pub licence was granted today.

Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

11 of the most awkward questions Irish kids have asked - as revealed by parents
US preacher Billy Graham dies at age 99 RIP

US preacher Billy Graham dies at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

Imitation firearm, cash and cars seized in searches by Criminal Assets Bureau

A number of searches were carried out in Wicklow and Dublin today.

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Celebrities boost fundraising for survivors of school shooting to march on Washington

March for Our Lives is set to take place on 24 March.

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

RaboDirect announces that it is closing down its Irish operations in May

The bank holds over €3 billion in deposits from its Irish customers, who will now have to move their money elsewhere.

A major US fund is selling more than 100 apartments in Cork city for €28 million

Most of the ‘City Square’ complex is expected to sell for about €30m.

Ten more civilians killed in airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian enclave

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

Met Police apologises after Hampshire Police investigated crime an undercover officer committed

The undercover officer infiltrated a group of animal rights activists and released a number of mink from a fur farm in 1998.

Man undergoes surgery after being stabbed in Waterford

Another man has been arrested by gardaí.

'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon

Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Poll: Has Michael D Higgins been a good President? Your Say This post contains a poll
From The42 'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football Restructuring

'A realistic chance for counties who don't see the limelight': Dramatic proposal to revamp minor football

Clare club Cooraclare are proposing an overhaul of the U17 grade at this weekend’s GAA Congress.

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

Freezing weather predicted for the next week as cold snap bites

The weekend is set to be particularly cold.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know as you start the day.

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams

Regina Doherty said there’d been a fourfold increase in the number of claims for free treatment benefits.

The UK could be without many KFC restaurants all week

People have been calling the police.

Lawyer linked to former Trump aide admits to lying to FBI in Russia probe

Van der Zwaan is linked to former senior Trump campaign official, Robert Gates.

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'

Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness.

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway

Gardaí said they would not be commenting.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam.

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond' From Jezza With Love This post contains videos

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond'

The British Labour leader says UK ‘media barons’ are running scared.

Low temperature warning issued for Ireland as the mercury is set to dip as low as -3 degrees

Met Éireann said that tonight will be dry with long clear spells. A few mist and fog patches are also due to develop.

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