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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Today’s News

'They shattered my soul': Victims tell of sexual abuse hell at hands of Scouting organisations' leaders

One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.

Man (20s) and woman (60s) arrested over arson at Co Cork houses in July

One home in Belgooly was completely destroyed as a result of the fire.

Bolivia crisis: Senator declares herself interim president as Morales vows to fight

Jeanine Anez assumed temporary control of the Senate last night, putting her next in line for the presidency.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.


Poll: Should RTÉ abolish its live coverage of political party conferences? Ard Fheis This post contains a poll

Poll: Should RTÉ abolish its live coverage of political party conferences?

The Irish Times reported that it was suggested that axing the live conference coverage could save RTÉ €250,000.

Rainfall warning for 7 counties as sleet and snow expected in some areas of the country

Lowest temperatures will range between 0 and 2 degrees tonight.

'A dramatic situation': Venice flooded by highest tide in more than 50 years

The exceptionally intense high waters peaked at 1.87 metres.

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers

The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.

From The42 'This place is home to me and I love coming home' Back To Work

'This place is home to me and I love coming home'

Peter O’Mahony is determined to put World Cup pain behind him as Munster kick off another European campaign.


Man (29) due in court over seizure of estimated €1.4 million worth of cocaine

The man is due before a sitting in Dundalk District Court this morning.

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

Live televised proceedings of Trump impeachment inquiry to be broadcast today

The impeachment proceedings are set to take place over a number of weeks.

8 products that made weaning easier in my house - starting with a goo-repellent bib

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

Seven men involved in Luas clash with far-right group given suspended sentences

One of the convicted men was on his way into Dublin city centre to protest the group when the incident occurred.

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin had the highest average house price for first-time buyers, costing €520,000.

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership

O’Neill became vice president of Sinn Fein in January 2018.

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

Yesterday’s News

Electricity supply returns to 35,000 in north Dublin after outage

ESB Networks apologised for the inconvenience.

From The42 Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand? Ready To Go

Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand?

Mick McCarthy is unlikely to start too many of his key players in the game.

Garda whistleblower insists former assistant commissioner engaged in 'deliberate and unmitigated' cover-up

The tribunal is in its fourth week and has now finished hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh.

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.


From The42 Joy of six for Ireland's young guns as U17s begin Euro qualifiers on a high in Cork Teenage Kicks

Joy of six for Ireland's young guns as U17s begin Euro qualifiers on a high in Cork

Colin O’Brien’s side were 6-0 winners over Andorra at Turner’s Cross.

Jury convicts two Leitrim men of raping woman at party

They had pleaded not guilty to rape in a flat in a town in the county on a date in 2017.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

More Lorraine Clifford-Lee tweets, the boil-water notice lifted, and dangerously overtaking cyclists is now a penalty-point offence.

'The president of Mexico saved my life': Evo Morales reaches exile after fleeing Bolivia

Morales has vowed to “continue the struggle”.

Ex-Ireland striker who thrived in Belgium urges players to look beyond the UK

Dominic Foley recounted his fascinating career on the latest instalment of The Football Family podcast.

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Examiner, the senator said that what she did was “wrong” and that she was sorry.

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools

A total of 40 schools were caught up in the controversy over structural and fire safety deficiencies.

Man and woman charged with over 200 offences against five children at Killarney court

The garda investigation took place over three years.

Man smashed 12 televisions in Cork bookies 'for ruining his life'

Philip Barry, who was homeless at the time of the office, caused €15,000 worth of damage.

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

From The42 FA to investigate anti-IRA chants aimed at James McClean - reports Abuse

FA to investigate anti-IRA chants aimed at James McClean - reports

The Irish international was abused by sections of the home support during Stoke City’s 4-2 win over Barnsley at Oakwell.

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Irish Water said an audit of the plant and satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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