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Today’s News

Woman on trial for attempted murder of civil servant stabbed woman two weeks earlier, jury hears

Laura Kenna had stabbed a woman at a Luas stop in the face with a pen, the Central Criminal Court was told today.

Barcelona's Sagrada Família agrees deal after 130 years of unlicensed construction

The basilica has agreed to pay Barcelona €36 million towards local improvements.

An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate

The number of people watching the televised presidential debate peaked at 738,400 viewers.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Presidential candidate Peter Casey, Brexit backstop and Jamal Khashoggi’s last published piece hit the headlines today.

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Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison

The victim’s brother told the court that his family took no comfort knowing that Michael O’Dwyer died “afraid and alone”.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 'I'm just over the moon - all the hard work is paying off': Bronze medal for Cork's Sean McCarthy at Youth Olympics Karate Kid

'I'm just over the moon - all the hard work is paying off': Bronze medal for Cork's Sean McCarthy at Youth Olympics

The teenager came up short in the Men’s Kumite semi-finals but certainly made his mark on the tournament.

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Peter Casey

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

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Motion capture kisses and robotic companion cats: Intimacy exhibition explores technology and human connection

The new exhibition will run until February 24, 2019 at the Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin.

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12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know

Maths Week: Your Wednesday puzzle

Divide and conquer.

Changes to Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares from December

Some fares will rise while some fares will fall under changes announced today.

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve Aras 18 This post contains videos

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

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The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent

‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.

US gives Saudi Arabia 'a few more days' in journalist probe as Treasury Secretary withdraws from summit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Donald Trump after returning from the Middle East to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation

The tissue company announced the move on social media amid growing criticism from the public.

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

Man found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to Sean Cox

Cox sustained life-changing injuries in the incident.

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We'll qualify for Euro 2020 because I'm good - O'Neill

The Ireland boss also addressed suggestions that Roy Keane could return to club management soon.

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

Man who was on trial over Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan murder pleads guilty to facilitating criminal organisation in carrying out offence

Jason Keating had originally pleaded not guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to the murder of Kirwan on 2 October.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change

Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.

Four arrested over killing of woman whose remains were found in 30km area of Wicklow Mountains

62 year-old Patricia O’Connor’s remains were discovered by a member of the public in June 2017.

From The42 Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season Inter-pro

Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season

Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell are also among the new contracts announced by Munster today.

Case of BSE - or 'Mad Cow Disease' - confirmed in Scotland

BSE caused an agricultural crisis in the 1990s, but cases now are relatively rare.

Convicted rapist arrested after day-long armed stand-off at Dublin estate

The stand-off began at a house in Ronanstown after 9am yesterday morning.

Man sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of his ex-partner's billionaire mother

The prosecution argued Wojciech Janowski was anxious to get his hands on part of Helene Pastor’s fortune.

Hindu hardliners order 12-hour strike as they step up campaign to block women from Indian temple

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the state of Kerala was meant to allow women from yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Irish backstop impasse haunts May as EU leaders nix November special Brexit summit

A final divorce arrangement looks likely to be pushed back to December now, leaving little time for countries to ratify the deal.

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Poll: Do you prefer to use contactless payments?

New research has suggested that people making cash payments will be in a minority in the next half-decade.

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'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

Eir announces 750 new jobs for Sligo, Limerick and Cork

The new roles will mainly be in customer services.

US newspaper publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

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