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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 20 September, 2018

Today’s News

Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office

The film, directed by Lance Daly, came out two weeks ago.

Belfast author Anna Burns among Man Booker Prize finalists

Burns has been shortlisted for her novel, Milkman, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

TG4 apologises after CGI clip of caravan being kicked off cliff is shown before news bulletin

The branding clip was on an automatic schedule and has been used since 2013. It will no longer be broadcast.

The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow

“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.


Gardaí urge motorists not to become complacent on roads after Project Edward success

There were no reported road fatalities in the Republic yesterday.

48-year-old man appears in court charged with stabbing murder of mother of two in Co Louth

Edmundas Dauksa, faces a single charge of murdering Ingrida Maciokaite (31) in Dundalk earlier this week.

'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight

The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said.

Brexpo: Four major Brexit events to be held in Cork, Galway, Monaghan and Dublin next month

Although we don’t know if we’re getting a hard or soft Brexit, the government is asking people to prepare for the worst.

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

The 9 secrets of being a great bartender, according to veteran Irish bar staff

Storm Bronagh is here as heavy rains from the south lead to flood warnings

Storm Bronagh is the second named winter storm of the 2018/2019 winter season.

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman gets shareholder slapdown amid strikes AGM

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman gets shareholder slapdown amid strikes

The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum had recommended that members block Bonderman’s re-election.

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney suggested this may have been the case.

1,300-year-old Book of Durrow to go on loan to British Library

Originating in Offaly, the Book of Durrow is thought to be almost 100 years older than the Book of Kells.


RTÉ presenter Bunny Carr dies aged 91

He was best known for his presenting roles for the national broadcaster.

A mobile tractor-trailer morgue carrying 273 dead bodies has sparked outrage in Mexico

It was moved around to different neighbourhoods before new outlets broadcast footage of the truck.

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Ploughing back in action, Ian Paisley Jr retains his seat, and Brexit talk in Austria – here’s your news line-up.

From The42 IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland Hard Knocks

IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland

The discussions never advanced beyond an informal stage.

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails

The petition followed Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

Trump pushes Kavanaugh's accuser to testify; her lawyer says she needs more time

For has until tomorrow to submit a statement if she intends to testify on Monday.

Twin shark attacks in idyllic Australian tourist spot

A girl and a woman are in a critical condition.

Stephen Byrne: Why 9 years after ripping up my results, I went back to do the Leaving Cert...

The Leaving Cert is strange in the sense that it is something we all experience, and yet it’s something that we all seem to try to repress, writes the 2FM presenter.

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court

Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

Shankill gardaí probe incident after man tried to get woman into his car

Gardaí will now attempt to establish if this incident has any link to a number of serious incidents in the Shankill area in the last two years.

Yesterday’s News

Man to appear in court over fatal stabbing of woman

A 31-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Dundalk yesterday.

Man killed wife and daughter with yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide

The professor was accused of hatching the murder plot because he was having an affair with a student.

Denuclearisation: US ready to begin negotiating with North Korea 'immediately'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited his North Korean counterpart to meet in New York next week.

Former Garda Commissioner wants to bring defamation action against newspaper

Noirin O’Sullivan claims she was defamed by the Cork-based Irish Examiner newspaper.


JCB prevents roof blowing off building in Galway Storm Ali This post contains videos

JCB prevents roof blowing off building in Galway

Gusts of up to 147km/h battered parts of the country today.

French court dismisses appeal by magazine over topless photos of Duchess of Cambridge

A court had found Closer magazine guilty of invading the privacy of Prince William’s wife Kate.

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WATCH: We took our readers on a preview Culture Night bus tour

Culture Night is happening this Friday 21 September and will see many venues around Ireland open their doors to the public.

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

Trump says it's 'hard to imagine' Supreme Court nominee assaulted woman

Republicans have set a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Monday that is supposed to feature Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser.


Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Ploughing Championships cancelled, thousands without electricity and woman dies as caravan blown off cliff – it’s your evening fix.

'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime

The story, by Claire Mulligan, won third prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move

EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.

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