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Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Hours-long delays on Irish Rail intercity routes as the Ophelia fallout continues

Cork-Dublin trains are running between two and three hours behind schedule this evening.

'It was like driving through a war zone': Cork picking up the pieces after Storm Ophelia

City council staff are working round the clock to try to clear debris from roads and repair the damage from yesterday’s storm.

From The42 Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league Equality

Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league

Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

What links Brexit, Samaritans and the Human Genome Project? Bill Clinton gets philosophical at DCU

In case you were wondering why he was strolling around Dublin yesterday – he’s here to pick up an honorary degree.

From The42 'Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that' Bring On Denmark

'Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that'

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie and Darren Randolph react to drawing Denmark in the World Cup play-off draw.

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

RTÉ will re-show Anthony Foley documentary after large parts of Munster missed it because of Ophelia

The documentary aired on the anniversary of the rugby legend’s death in Paris.

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate

“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”

As it happened: Politicians pay tribute to those that lost their lives in Storm Ophelia

Leo Varadkar spent the day in the National Emergency centre yesterday.

Retired surgeon goes on trial accused of indecently assaulting teenage boys

Dr Shine replied “I absolutely deny that allegation” after each of the eight charges were read out to him.

Aer Lingus has announced plans to hire 100 new pilots

Starting salaries will range from €59,000 to €72,000.

From The42 Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off Road To Russia

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off

The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for cat-calling? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for cat-calling?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

'Storm Brian' isn't comparable to Ophelia - and isn't even a storm yet

“At the moment it doesn’t look too severe and not comparable at all to Storm Ophelia.”

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area

The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.

It could become a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien is writing draft legislation.

Poll: Should people who ignore emergency services advice during a status red warning be arrested? Poll This post contains a poll

School closures, power outages and widespread disruptions: How Ophelia will affect Ireland today

As Ophelia clears off to the north, the cleanup begins.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From The42 'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism He's Done

'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism

The two-time head coach also vowed never to take charge of the team again after his latest experience.

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

Luas services won't be back until tomorrow after storm damage to equipment at Red Cow

A technical room inside the depot was damaged by the storm.

Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two RIP

Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two

The 33-year-old was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.

Investigative journalist killed in Malta car bomb

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a prominent journalist and government critic.

Criticism after Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call grieving military families

“He’s a deranged animal,” a former deputy chief of staff to President Obama tweeted.

Status red warning lifted as country to be calm and dry today

Thankfully, the weather today will be nothing like yesterday.

Male abuse victims: 'It is easier to believe that men are Harvey Weinsteins'

Our double standard regarding male and female agency is why men are reluctant to come forward to report any kind of abuse, writes James Behan.

Whales and dolphins have tight-knit social groups and 'human-like' cultures and societies

The study links the complexity of cetacean culture and behaviour to the size of their brains.

In pictures: Storm Ophelia blew a trail of destruction through Ireland yesterday

Trees were felled, roofs were blown off houses and winds of up to 150km/h were felt across the country.

Gardaí investigate theft of Mother and Child statue from Finglas during Storm Ophelia

The statue – officially called Let the Life Flow through – has been situated in a hedgerow opposite from Tesco Clearwater since 1996.

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia ripped the roof off Ireland today

Fallen trees, the roof ripped off several sports clubs and schools, and three fatalities – the storm has taken its toll.

AS IT HAPPENED: Country in lockdown as Storm Ophelia kills three people

We’ll have updates throughout the night as the powerful storm travels across Ireland.

First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally RIP

First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally

Clare O’Neill and Michael Pyke have been named as the first victims of Storm Ophelia in Ireland.

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