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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Irish - Today’s News

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

Gardaí and An Post begin probe as stash of undelivered mail discovered in Louth

An Post say they are now delivering the mail with an apology note attached.

Catherine Murphy hits out at mooted plan to offer tax incentives to returning emigrants

Meanwhile, the Cabinet has been briefed today on possible taxation options.

From The42 Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe Mr Motivator

Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe

European captain Clarke is hoping to tap into O’Connell’s extraordinary leadership qualities.

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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

Sinéad O'Connor on tax defaulters list over €160k settlement

There were also a number of settlements between other individuals and Revenue that totalled over €1m.

TDs from AAA-PBP wear 'Repeal' sweatshirts in Dáil

The six were shown on Oireachtas cameras wearing the attire during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

Alton Towers operator fined £5 million over crash in which two girls lost legs

Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17, each lost a leg in the crash.

From The42 'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational' Ryder Cup

'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational'

Darren Clarke says his European team are ‘fired up’ for this week’s Ryder Cup.

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin

Greyhound Recycling said it was evidence of organised criminals being involved with the sale of the bags.

"I don’t see the sky" - Ibrahim Halawa pens letter from Egyptian prison

In the letter, Halawa imagines that today could be his graduation day.

Gardaí vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay

The ballot results were announced this morning.

Cork City Council has passed an "anti-car policy run by apparatchiks in Dublin"

The strategy will see the city’s main thoroughfare closed to traffic for three and a half hours a day.

Gardaí searching for 16-year-old missing from Cork

She was last seen on 21 September on Liberty Street in the city.

Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast

The boat had been taking on water rapidly by the time rescue arrived.

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland?

Environmentally problematic? Or a way to potentially tap into billions of euros?

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?

A planned strike for this coming Saturday is still on the cards.

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences

The Law Reform Commission also said that anonymous abuse and online stalking should be included as forms of harassment.

From The42 'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors' TUEs-day

'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors'

Thomas Barr says he understands why the general public might be suspicious of therapeutic use exemptions.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From The42 Conor McGregor will bid for UFC history against Eddie Alvarez in New York on 12 November Ufc 205

Conor McGregor will bid for UFC history against Eddie Alvarez in New York on 12 November

The Dubliner will challenge the UFC’s lightweight champion.

So what brands are Irish customers having the best experience with?

There are some surprises to be found in the results of the second annual Irish Customer Experience Survey. But fans of Irish Water might want to avert their eyes.

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital UHW

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital

The recommendation not to provide a second cardiac cath lab at the hospital has caused a political rumpus that shows no signs of calming.

Corbyn's Labour are dead against it, but what's the up-to-date situation with fracking in Ireland?

The controversial gas-extraction technique tends to inspire strong emotions in people living in areas affected by it.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Over half of people don't support Dublin Bus drivers' strike

A poll conducted by RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live and Amárach Research has found that 54% of people don’t support the drivers.

"I shouldn’t be putting flowers on Andrew’s grave" - A mother's plea to young Irish men

Mother of a young man who died in an assault has pleaded with young men to think of the consequences of their actions.

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The US presidential debate, Dublin Bus strikes cancelled and bombing in Syria all had people talking today.

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Problems with choosing impartial jury continue in the trial of Sean FitzPatrick

Sean FitzPatrick is facing charges of misleading the bank’s auditors about millions of euro in loans.

Johnston Mooney & O'Brien recalls Toastie batch over rubber tubing fears

The company said that there should be no risk to consumers who had already eaten the bread.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: No All-Ireland final appeal from Dubs and all today's sport Monday

We'll Leave It There So: No All-Ireland final appeal from Dubs and all today's sport

Plus, the world reacts to the death of Arnold Palmer.

Four men charged with terrorist offences after explosive device found in residential area

“Those responsible have absolutely no regard for the local community, or indeed any community.”

FactCheck: A reader's guide to how it works, and how you can take part

Everything you could possibly want to know about how FactCheck works, what the verdicts mean, and how to suggest a fact check.

Free after 110 days: Irish citizen released from Iranian prison

The 65-year-old was reportedly kept in solitary confinement throughout her ordeal.

'I've had a lot of lucky escapes': This man has been going to matchmaking festivals for 70 years

“I used to go home with a pocketful of phone numbers – this was my fodder for the winter!”

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