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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Today’s News

Watch your step, frost and ice are coming our way

We’re in for another cold one.

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

‘People are doing extremely well without any income’: Call for mini-CAB to tackle smaller drug dealers

The past seven days have seen two high-profile gangland murders.

Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin

Commercial rents are expected to rise by 12% in the capital in the next year.

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Soldier buried under eight metres of snow found alive after six days

Nine of his colleagues died in the accident.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders sweep to victory in New Hampshire primaries

The two upstarts won easily in the second major challenge of primary season.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Armed gardaí patrol Dublin streets after gangland shootings, Kenny meets protesters on campaign trail and Luas strike this week – it’s the Evening Fix.

Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed

It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

Gardaí appeal for public’s help in tracing second vehicle used in shooting of Eddie Hutch

It’s understood the gunmen made good their escape in either a dark coloured Isuzu 4x4 or a Toyota Landcruiser.

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999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and ‘length of toilet breaks’

The company charged with running 999 call centres, Conduit Global, says it has improved working conditions for staff.

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free

Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…

From The42 Analysis: Schmidt’s attack strikes but ruthless edge needed against France Attack

Analysis: Schmidt’s attack strikes but ruthless edge needed against France

Ireland manufactured seven linebreaks against the Welsh but could have converted more chances.

The TrailFix: Will the TV debates liven up this ‘boring’ election?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Baby declared dead woke up moments before cremation after night in morgue

Before the baby was sent to the morgue, his father had wrapped him in two layers of clothing and a thick bag which may have saved his life.

From The42 Minister says MMA should be recognised as a sport but government funding is ‘a long way away’ Recognition

Widow of Isis leader charged with contributing to death of US aid worker

Arizona native Kayla Mueller died in Islamic State captivity last year.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Paulie retires, Seanie returns and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Paulie retires, Seanie returns and all today’s sport

Davy Fitzgerald, Rafael Dos Anjos and Jamie Carragher were all in the news as well.

In photos: Armed gardaí patrolling the streets of Dublin Gangland This post contains images

In photos: Armed gardaí patrolling the streets of Dublin

Enda Kenny said specialist gardaí will be given whatever guns they say they need to take on gangland criminals.

‘He was killed because he was a soft target. He is a victim’ – Shock and sadness at murder of Eddie Hutch

Locals have spoken of crime in their area, and how they feel gardaí are powerless to change it.

From The42 As it happened: West Ham v Liverpool, FA Cup, fourth round replay Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: West Ham v Liverpool, FA Cup, fourth round replay

A fifth-round tie against Blackburn awaits the winner.

Kinahan vs Hutch: The birth of a bloody feud

Double-dealing, murder and the most powerful drug cartel in Irish history.

Second death on island of Ireland from swine flu in a week

This follows the death of a child in Dublin last week.

Ten dead and 81 injured in German commuter train crash

The accident, which happened near the spa town of Bad Aibling, is the worst on a commuter rail line in Germany in many years.

Gardaí asking for help in finding 14-year-old missing since last week

Jason Collins was last seen on Tuesday 2 February.

‘Paul O’Connell’s biggest attribute was his ability to inspire’

The Limerick native’s legacy will live on for generations to come as he will forever be remembered as a shining example of great leadership, writes James Galvin.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

Luas strike to go ahead this Thursday and Friday

The strike will start on Thursday morning and continue until 6.30 am on Saturday.

Judge praises sex workers’ “courage and determination”, returns “hard earned” cash stolen from them

The prosecution in the case of thief Mantas Grazevicius had suggested that two sex workers’ earnings that Grazevicius had stolen be confiscated by the State.

From The42 ‘I consider myself very lucky’ — O’Connell ready to improve golf game after dominating Irish rugby Legend

‘I consider myself very lucky’ — O’Connell ready to improve golf game after dominating Irish rugby

‘You’re either going to get back to being strong and fast and powerful again or you’re not. And that makes the decision for you.’

From Business ETC Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws Big Mistakes

Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws

With 111 nationwide inspections and 62 enforcement actions, 2015 was a busy year for Ireland’s consumer protection watchdog.

Gambler stoned to death by mob after killing two people with sword at casino

The man reportedly flew into a rage after losing about €260.

Cavan courthouse cleared as bomb squad inspects suspect device

Virginia Main Street was closed for several hours after the morning alert.

Shark attacks worldwide are at an all-time high

Attacks involving the sea’s most notorious predators were at their highest in 2015 since records began.

From Business ETC It’s not just Dublin where businesses are being squeezed by high rents Into The West

It’s not just Dublin where businesses are being squeezed by high rents

Office vacancy levels are falling in key Irish regions.

Authorities in India say bus driver was killed by ‘meteorite’

Three other people were injured in the incident.

Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court

The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.

Man dies after being found on fire outside Prince William’s London home

Police were called to Kensington Palace to respond to reports of a man acting suspiciously.

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