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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Today’s News

Taoiseach defends Michael D Higgins' use of government jet to fly to Belfast

Leo Varadkar said the pilots are “paid anyway” and the added costs of flying someone in the plane are “very small”.

Ryanair racism probe: Essex police hand over case information to Spanish police

An investigation is under way following a racist verbal attack on a Ryanair flight on Friday.

Irish woman pleads guilty to killing fiancé David Walsh in Sydney

David Walsh, who was a father of three young girls, was stabbed to death at his home in February 2017.

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?

Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada surprised many when she said if elected she would wear the poppy.

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'Urgent structural assessments' ordered at 30 schools after concerns raised at Dublin school

The Minister for Education said that “various degrees of deficiencies” had been identified during initial fire assessments.

Wrap up warm ... temperatures are set to drop below zero over the weekend

It’s expected to be dry and bright across most of the country today.

Woman (91) dies after car she was driving hits tree in supermarket car park

The incident happened in a car park of a supermarket in Trinity Street at around 1.50pm yesterday afternoon.

'Not needed at the moment': DAA dismissive of report calling for third terminal at Dublin Airport DAA

'Not needed at the moment': DAA dismissive of report calling for third terminal at Dublin Airport

A report containing the suggestion of a third terminal will be brought to Cabinet today.

9 at 9: Tuesday

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

World's longest sea bridge - that cost an estimated €17 billion - officially opened

The €12 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says

The EPA’s Dr Tom Ryan said our health is being put at risk due to the impact on our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

Man due in court charged in connection with murder of Amanda Carroll

The mother-of-two was discovered by a family member in her home on Sunday.

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling

The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.

From The42 McGregor releases statement on 'fair and square' defeat to Nurmagomedov Lessons

McGregor releases statement on 'fair and square' defeat to Nurmagomedov

The 30-year-old Dubliner was comprehensively beaten by the UFC lightweight champion on 6 October.

Living with grief: 'Being here without her has been - and still is - hard work’

Each one of us will experience death or personal loss at some point so for me it seems logical to share my path to try and offer reassurance and hope to others, writes Mark Earley 18 months after the death of his wife Liane.

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

The earthquake struck 104 kilometres off the coast of Hualien city.

For 25% of young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience'

“There was a lot of discourse around race and identity… I think that really heightened stress for a lot of people,” the lead author said.

Joan Freeman says she disagrees with Iona Institute's policy on families

“I voted Yes for same-sex marriage: I reflect what Ireland is like. I reflect that we are diverse,” the independent Senator said.

What exactly is the Irish backstop, which could derail a final Brexit deal?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Would it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

New figures show 134 children have been deported from Ireland since 2013

The Department of Justice has revealed 134 minors have been deported in the past five years.

Yesterday’s News

Giant mice are massacring two million seabirds every year

The predatory mice have evolved to become “two or three times larger” than the average house mouse and they attack in groups.

Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture

Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.

'I feel very low': Victim of racist abuse on Ryanair flight say she's struggling after verbal attack

Ryanair is facing extensive criticism for its handling of the incident.

From The42 New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action Grassroots

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action

Castlerahan, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Naomh Eanna and Crossmaglen were some of the teams to lift titles yesterday.

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Saudi official wore murdered journalist's clothes outside Turkish consulate in bid to mislead investigators

Jamal Khashoggi was killed on 2 October after stepping inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A murder investigation, an occupation in Cork, and more issues over the Northern Ireland backstop – here’s what made the news today.

Limerick man jailed for ten years for rape and 'persistent sexual abuse' of stepdaughter

Michael Moloney pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual abuse on dates between 2009 and 2015.

From The42 'My lawyers are confident': Ronaldo responds to rape allegations Press Conference

'My lawyers are confident': Ronaldo responds to rape allegations

The Juventus star is back at Old Trafford for tomorrow’s Champions League clash.

Trump claims 'unknown Middle Easterners' are in migrant caravan walking towards US

The US President did not provide any evidence to support his statements.

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The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Joan Freeman

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

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

Gardaí confirm murder investigation as community in 'shock and sadness' over Amanda Carroll killing

The 33 year-old mother-of-two was discovered by a family member in her home yesterday.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'They say time is a great healer, but it's not': Gun victim's family appeal for information about his shooting

Father-of-two Robert Delaney was left in a permanent vegetative state after being shot at his home in Dublin ten years ago.

World's longest sea bridge finally set to open this week

Construction of the massive Chinese project began nearly a decade ago and it has been dogged by delays.

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Michael D Higgins

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

From The42 Kerry GAA wait for referee's report on mass brawl which marred football semi-final GAA

Kerry GAA wait for referee's report on mass brawl which marred football semi-final

There were unpleasant scenes in Tralee yesterday.

Dublin firefighters stage explosive demonstration to warn kids of dangers of fireworks Be Safe Stay Safe This post contains videos

Dublin firefighters stage explosive demonstration to warn kids of dangers of fireworks

A group of schoolchildren were shown the devastating injuries that can be caused by fireworks.

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