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Dublin: 21 °C Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Woman (20s) seriously injured in stabbing incident in Dundalk

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on teenager in Dublin city centre

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 1.30am this morning.

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Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices

Postmasters are accusing An Post of ripping the economic heart out of rural Ireland.

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

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Peter Casey receives 3rd council nomination... needs one more to make the ballot paper

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.

New approach to training and accountability: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

Man charged with murder after Spanish champion golfer found dead at US course

Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found yesterday in Iowa.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

From The42 Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy Response

Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy

The statement was released to The42 this afternoon.

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

From The42 World champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct over 'sickening' online video Billy Joe Saunders

World champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct over 'sickening' online video

Saunders apologises for the incident, describing it as “banter” which had gone wrong.

Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane

Russia says that Israel was carrying out airstrikes and ‘used the Russian plane as cover’.

From The42 New study finds players are spending up to 31 hours per week on inter-county commitments Our Survey Says...

New study finds players are spending up to 31 hours per week on inter-county commitments

The ERSI research also found that the main reason players retired was to focus on their professional careers.

Storm Ali: First named winter storm to arrive overnight with gusts of 120 km/hr

The wind warning comes into force at 5am tomorrow, when gale force winds are expected in all areas.

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael?

The deal is dues to extend after the upcoming budget.

Irish backstop top of the agenda as Brexit negotiations step up a gear

Simon Coveney is also set to update cabinet on the hiring of inspectors as the Dáil returns today.

'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks Pins And Needles This post contains videos

'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks

There have been 20 cases in the state of New South Wales alone.

Outpouring of admiration for Orla Tinsley as RTE air doc on her CF journey

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From The42 'Lack of communication, being undermined' - Mayo's 12 departed players explain why they left the panel Development

'Lack of communication, being undermined' - Mayo's 12 departed players explain why they left the panel

They’ve released a lengthy statement saying that the walkout was not due to selection issues.

Traffic delays in south Dublin after crash on the Rock Road

The crash is on the outbound side but both sides of the road are affected.

There was a marriage proposal on stage at the Emmy Awards last night

Plus, the other key moments and the big winners…

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

Trump slaps tariffs on another $200bn worth of Chinese imports

The tariffs include a bewildering variety of products from baseball gloves to bamboo mats.

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'

With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.

Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing

(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public'

Minister Charlie Flanagan’s proposal would be “grossly disproportionate”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

Garda resourcing under spotlight as pre teens allegedly used in Ballymun drug trade

The drugs are cut and mixed in several locations before a network of taxis distribute the packages to dealers.

Yesterday’s News

Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the lifetime post would see the balance of the Court swing towards conservatism.

'Daddy would have been besotted': William Dunlop's partner gives birth to baby girl

The professional motorcyclist was tragically killed in an accident in July.

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