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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The general election campaign, an assault in Cork and John Delaney leaving Uefa made the headlines today.

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

Explainer: What is the mysterious SARS-like virus spreading in China and should we be worried? Coronavirus This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the mysterious SARS-like virus spreading in China and should we be worried?

At present, the new virus appears to be “weaker” than SARS in its current form.

From The42 'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it' World Cup Winner

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'

Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown

Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.

Family concerned for welfare of man (27) missing from Laois for four days

It is believed Helbijs Lejins may be in the Dublin area.

28 motorists fined a total of €266,000 for not paying M50 tolls

The private car owner with the highest amount of unpaid charges had been sent 1,176 warning letters and was fined €15,000.

From The42 Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers Leading By Example

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.

Man who sexually assaulted woman after leading her down Cork laneway sentenced to five years in jail

The woman was extremely drunk and walking around the streets in her bare feet when she met Las Vegas Balan.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally

The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election

All eyes are now on who will form the next government.

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

Man arrested at Dublin Airport over hammer assault and burglary incidents

Both incidents happened over an 18-hour period in Nenagh last month.

Garda's family to hold talks with State over compensation for his murder

The 36-year-old was shot dead while attending a domestic incident in Co Louth in 2015.

Two arrested as cocaine processing lab discovered in Galway

Gardaí seized equipment, more than €175,000 in cash and a quantity of cocaine from a property in the city.

From The42 Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney European Exit

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

The governing body told The42 that Delaney has not received any severance pay, but had been drawing his reported €160,000-a-year salary up to today.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way

A phone call to the Ukrainian president and some withheld funding sparked a chain of events leading to the US Senate floor this week.

Ian Bailey appears in High Court as France attempts to extradite him over Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case

It is the third time the French authorities have sought his extradition.

Leo and Micheál to go head-to-head in Pat Kenny TV debate this Wednesday

It comes after a Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll put Fianna Fáil on 32% of the vote.

Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin

The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.

Man (20s) in critical condition after being doused with petrol and set alight in Cork attack

The incident occurred in the early hours this morning.

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

From The42 TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it? On The Box

TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?

The Dubliner took less than a minute to finish off Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday night.

Poll: Should Ireland's next government introduce a wealth tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's next government introduce a wealth tax?

It’s been suggested that measure could bring in huge revenues for the Irish economy.

Two men arrested after three killed in clash between ‘Sikh groups’ in London

The Metropolitan Police said the victims are believed to be aged in their 20s or 30s.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Nine people killed after bridge collapses in Indonesia

Around 30 people were on the bridge when it collapsed.

From The42 Shefflin: 'I think it was a great token by the GAA. That’s what makes it special' Reflection

Shefflin: 'I think it was a great token by the GAA. That’s what makes it special'

The GAA gave corporate box tickets for the All-Ireland club final to the families of two Ballyhale players who died in the past couple of years.

World's billionaires have more wealth than 60% of the global population, Oxfam says

A new report by Oxfam has found that the number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade.

Gardaí investigating after brick thrown through FG Cork candidate's office window

Tánaiste Simon Coveney called the incident “a kind of thuggery” that “should not be part of elections or politics”.

Third person killed by SARS-like illness as virus spreads to fourth country

Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 130 new cases of the virus.

Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at giving up titles and patronages

“We are taking a leap of faith – thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step,” Prince Harry told supporters of his charity.

Aontú launches its election campaign today... but the party is relying on 'grassroots' to fund it

Leader Peadar Tóibín has said the country can “do better than Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael”.

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

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