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Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

It was the sunniest winter on record in some places in Ireland

The season’s highest maximum of 16.2°C was recorded in Carlow on 9 January.

From The42 ‘The League of Ireland’s biggest problem is sitting in our living rooms — it’s Sky Sports’ Feature

‘The League of Ireland’s biggest problem is sitting in our living rooms — it’s Sky Sports’

Ger O’Brien, Chris Shields and Evan McMillan chat to The42 about the challenges facing Irish football in 2015.

Father of Offaly quadruplets told to ‘get used to no sleep…but it will be worth it’

The couple from Kilclonfert in Offaly welcomed the quads into the world on Saturday afternoon.

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From Business ETC Brand creates ‘unskippable’ ad viewers can’t help but watch AND FREEZE
‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’ Abortion This post contains videos

‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

Lots of Canadians are “Spocking Fives” in memory of Leonard Nimoy

But, in fact, the uncanny doodles started before the Star Trek legend’s passing.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: World Cup woe, Galvin’s return and the rest of today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: World Cup woe, Galvin’s return and the rest of today’s sport

Here’s what the sporting world had to offer on Tuesday.

No more ‘throwing around’ our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told

The party will debate a motion proposing the national flag “be shown due respect” this weekend.

From Business ETC This is why you’ll soon use your phone to pay for everything Safety First

This is why you’ll soon use your phone to pay for everything

Despite some concerns about security, there are two major measures in place.

The insolvency regime needs to be ‘energised’ because not enough people are using it

A Fianna Fáíl bill to remove the bank veto in insolvency arrangements is being opposed by the coalition this evening.

AS IT HAPPENED: Dr Eddie Murphy answers YOUR questions on mental health

You sent us some great questions, so let’s see what the expert had to say…

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

From The42 Paul Galvin makes sensational return to Kerry setup Guess Who's Back

Paul Galvin makes sensational return to Kerry setup

Galvin announced his retirement last year.

Thousands line the streets of Moscow to pay last respects to slain Putin critic

Polish and Latvian officials were ‘barred’ from the funeral of assassinated Boris Nemtsov.

Witness tells court Graham Dwyer fantasised about stabbing a woman to death during sex

Darci Day gave evidence from America via a video link.

Awkward: A postman was caught after stealing 13,694 letters and 6,000 postcards

The man suffered from a compulsive hoarding disorder.

‘We would have been very grateful if it had been cancer’: The pain of Motor Neurone Disease

“We would have been very grateful if it had been cancer.”

Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops? War On Tobacco This post contains videos

Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops?

The government expects a legal challenge to legislation passed by the Oireachtas today.

From Business ETC Cadbury’s workers who lost their jobs to get help from government group Cuts

Cadbury’s workers who lost their jobs to get help from government group

The job losses are part of an overall restructuring of Mondelez’s operations in Ireland.

CCTV footage shows 15-year-old being brutally stabbed in chest while cycling

The teenager was stabbed when cycling with his friends on Friday.

Gardaí arrest two over 2013 murder of Dean Johnson

A total of nine arrests have now been arrested in connection with the man’s death.

Suspended sentence for man who raped wife’s teenage sister ‘too lenient’

The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are ‘inaccurate and wide of the mark’

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

Body of missing Castleknock woman found

Pamela Kenny had been missing since Monday morning.

Joe O’Reilly’s bid for freedom hinges on evidence book in jury room

O’Reilly was convicted in 2007 of murdering his wife Rachel.

We can see the horrors of war… so how can we still glorify violence?

War stories can gripping, poignant, sometimes even inspiring – but surely it’s time for us as a society to embrace pacifism, writes Prof John Maguire.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Family question why ‘anyone would hurt their beautiful Becky in such a brutal way’

Five more people have been arrested in connection with the find.

Your five-a-day of COFFEE could help reduce your risk of heart disease

You might be pushing the safe limit for caffeine after that.

Check out Hozier’s latest video… and spot the Game of Thrones star

The video shows Natalie imagining herself getting intimate with five people on a night out.

This official Bill Clinton portrait contains a subtle reference to THAT dress

Painter Nelson Shanks mentioned this fact in an interview on Sunday.

From Business ETC O2 has now gone for good from Ireland – so what’s the deal for all its customers? Three Figures

O2 has now gone for good from Ireland – so what’s the deal for all its customers?

Three bought the company last year and is now Ireland’s second-biggest mobile player.

The Queen has taken Rolf Harris’s honours away

Honours awarded to him in Australia were removed last month.

Woman’s execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection

Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.

John Kearns located safe and well

He has been missing since 8.30pm on Sunday evening.

From The42 England winger Adam Johnson released on bail Arrest

England winger Adam Johnson released on bail

Durham Police have released Sunderland’s Adam Johnson on bail as they look into claims of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.

Paddy Power has been taking in record bets – but how many are winners?

Last year was a big one for the betting chain.