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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 20 October, 2018

Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

Kleenex scraps 'Mansize' branding from tissues over sexism accusation

The tissue company announced the move on social media amid growing criticism from the public.

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

Man found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to Sean Cox

Cox sustained life-changing injuries in the incident.

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From The42 We'll qualify for Euro 2020 because I'm good - O'Neill Confidence

We'll qualify for Euro 2020 because I'm good - O'Neill

The Ireland boss also addressed suggestions that Roy Keane could return to club management soon.

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

Man who was on trial over Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan murder pleads guilty to facilitating criminal organisation in carrying out offence

Jason Keating had originally pleaded not guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to the murder of Kirwan on 2 October.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change

Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.

Four arrested over killing of woman whose remains were found in 30km area of Wicklow Mountains

62 year-old Patricia O’Connor’s remains were discovered by a member of the public in June 2017.

From The42 Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season Inter-pro

Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season

Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell are also among the new contracts announced by Munster today.

Case of BSE - or 'Mad Cow Disease' - confirmed in Scotland

BSE caused an agricultural crisis in the 1990s, but cases now are relatively rare.

Convicted rapist arrested after day-long armed stand-off at Dublin estate

The stand-off began at a house in Ronanstown after 9am yesterday morning.

Man sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of his ex-partner's billionaire mother

The prosecution argued Wojciech Janowski was anxious to get his hands on part of Helene Pastor’s fortune.

Hindu hardliners order 12-hour strike as they step up campaign to block women from Indian temple

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the state of Kerala was meant to allow women from yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Irish backstop impasse haunts May as EU leaders nix November special Brexit summit

A final divorce arrangement looks likely to be pushed back to December now, leaving little time for countries to ratify the deal.

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Poll: Do you prefer to use contactless payments?

New research has suggested that people making cash payments will be in a minority in the next half-decade.

From The42 'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot' Hooker

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

Eir announces 750 new jobs for Sligo, Limerick and Cork

The new roles will mainly be in customer services.

US newspaper publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Dry weather and clear skies today ... but clouds and rain expected this weekend

Temperatures will range between 11 to 14 degrees today.

'Patient safety takes priority': Calls to make flu jab mandatory for frontline health workers

Anyone who refuses is recommended to wear a mask or be assigned elsewhere, according to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians.

Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein case

The prosecution said a detective told one of Weinstein’s accusers to delete from her phone anything she wanted to keep private.

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

'Unfair divide between haves and have-nots' as teacher shortage forcing some students to turn to grind schools

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals wants Minister for Education Joe McHugh to address the shortage of teachers.

The advance of cashless tech is not just about ease, it's also about millennials dispelling notions

Early adopters making trends seem cool encourages others to get on board.

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

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Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate

We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.

Liadh Ní Riada says bullying 'was a problem' in Sinn Féin and was partly about age

The presidential hopeful says “a thick skin” is needed in politics.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

As it happened: Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate

Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.

Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?

All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?

Clashes as Hindu hardliners block women from Indian temple

Last month, India’s Supreme Court overturned a ban on females of menstruating age entering and praying at the hilltop temple in the southern state of Kerala.

Almost €600,000 worth of cocaine and heroin seized in Dublin

A woman in her 20′s is being detained in connection with the incident.

Traveller families plan silent demonstration at Peter Casey Thurles visit

The presidential candidate told the Six One News that “there’s far too much political correctness” in Ireland.

From The42 European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad Selection

European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad

The Ireland head coach is due to name his squad next week.

Driver caught travelling 162km/h on M1 Donabate

If you’re caught speeding, you get a fixed charge fine of €80, together with 3 penalty points.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Peter Casey, Brexit deadlock, and Jamal Khashoggi made headlines today.