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Today’s News

Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate

We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.

Liadh Ní Riada says bullying 'was a problem' in Sinn Féin and was partly about age

The presidential hopeful says “a thick skin” is needed in politics.

Yesterday’s News

As it happened: Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate

Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?

All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?

Clashes as Hindu hardliners block women from Indian temple

Last month, India’s Supreme Court overturned a ban on females of menstruating age entering and praying at the hilltop temple in the southern state of Kerala.

Almost €600,000 worth of cocaine and heroin seized in Dublin

A woman in her 20′s is being detained in connection with the incident.

Traveller families plan silent demonstration at Peter Casey Thurles visit

The presidential candidate told the Six One News that “there’s far too much political correctness” in Ireland.

From The42 European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad Selection

European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad

The Ireland head coach is due to name his squad next week.

Driver caught travelling 162km/h on M1 Donabate

If you’re caught speeding, you get a fixed charge fine of €80, together with 3 penalty points.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Peter Casey, Brexit deadlock, and Jamal Khashoggi made headlines today.

Trump denies covering for Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

The US President said today that he should know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since 2 October, “within days”.

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The Candidate: TheJournal.ie's presidential podcast talks to Liadh Ní Ríada

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

From The42 Donegal to snap up the man who came closest to taking down this Dublin team Left-field Move

Donegal to snap up the man who came closest to taking down this Dublin team

Stephen Rochford is set for a return to the inter-county scene as Donegal coach under Declan Bonner.

'We're working very hard': Theresa May says they can solve Irish backstop issue

Ahead of today’s meeting, Theresa May and other European leaders gave their thoughts on how likely a Brexit deal was.

Maths Week: Your Wednesday puzzle

Go forth and multiply.

Court hears woman charged with attempted murder stood on road 'picking a victim'

Laura Kenna, of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use

Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU

Students behind “inappropriate behaviour” at DCU’s A&F society event to undergo consent training.

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

From The42 'She’s more of a role model to me than I am to her. She's just incredible, everything she's going through' 20x20 This post contains videos

'She’s more of a role model to me than I am to her. She's just incredible, everything she's going through'

Louise Quinn opened up about life as a role model and shared a truly touching story at the 20×20 launch.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17

“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

Anti-social behaviour order restricts two homeless people from O'Connell St area

The order will stop them coming into parts of Dublin city-centre’s north-side between 7am and 9pm for the next two years.

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke

Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.

'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project

Facebook and DCU have launched a new anti-bullying training programme for secondary schools.

From The42 How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020 Explainer

How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020

Despite last night’s setback, there is a long way to go yet as the Boys in Green seek qualification.

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts'

This condom was more likely to retain its “slipperiness”, researchers found.

Man in his 30s dies after being hit by truck in Cork city

The tragic accident happened at about 10am this morning. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

Elusive Spanish drug lord arrested after making cameo in music video Francisco Tejon This post contains videos

Elusive Spanish drug lord arrested after making cameo in music video

Francisco Tejon had previously escaped a police operation in late 2016 that resulted in the arrest of 30 suspected members of his gang.

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.

Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting of young man

Jamie Tighe Ennis was shot dead in Dublin in October 2017.

Man jailed for eight years for attempting to murder four children

A judge imposed a 12-year sentence but suspended the final four years.

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Dennis Hof (72) owner of a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, was found dead after a night of revelry.

From The42 Pound-for-pound queen willing to drop weight to face 'amazing' Katie Taylor in historic women's fight What A Fight

Pound-for-pound queen willing to drop weight to face 'amazing' Katie Taylor in historic women's fight

If the price was right, Cecilia Braekhus would even relinquish her four world title belts for a groundbreaking fight with Taylor.

Two arrests after large amount of stolen car parts seized

The parts were recovered in Meath and Kildare, gardaí said.

Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State

Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.

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