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Today’s News

Mary Lou McDonald to sit down with the Healy Raes and other Independents to talk government formation

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man representational damage.

Sinn Féin says newly-elected TD was right to remove controversial remarks from Twitter

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

Man arrested after woman 'forcibly removed' from car during attempted robbery in Finglas

A number of passersby came to the aid of the driver during the attempted robbery.

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From The42 Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench Team News

Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench

Head coach Andy Farrell has opted for the same starting XV that beat Wales last time out.

'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage

Business groups across the UK have also criticised the points-based immigration system.

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.

UK unveils new points-based immigration system as Home Secretary is questioned whether her parents would qualify

Business groups have said the new immigration system could spell disaster for many industries.

Man in his 50s dies in three-vehicle crash in Cork N20

Man in his 50s dies in three-vehicle crash in Cork

Gardaí are investigating the incident and part of the N20 road is currently closed.

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Poll: How often do you eat potatoes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?

Irish farmers are worried that millenials are ditching the potato.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

More woe for Boeing as potentially dangerous debris found in 737 Max fuel tanks

Boeing has repeatedly missed its targets on the roll out of its new 737 Max planes.

Trump pardons former governor who was jailed for selling Barack Obama's seat in the Senate

The clemency actions have sparked claims that Trump may pardon more high-profile convicts.

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'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

From The42 'Show me any good that comes out of them' - Donaghy calls for GAA to 'shut down' fan forums Keyboard Warriors

'Show me any good that comes out of them' - Donaghy calls for GAA to 'shut down' fan forums

Kieran Donaghy is ‘fearful’ for the current generation due to the rise of online trolls.

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

Two people arrested over fatal shooting of Wayne Whelan released without charge

A man and a woman, arrested this week, were released without charge.

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends

Two Irish citizens who were on the cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford

A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s, Jamie Ramirez and Ali Damache’s story.

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death

Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

Yesterday’s News

Brit Awards 2020: Tyler The Creator thanks Theresa May, and Lewis Capaldi wins best song

Host Jack Whitehall paid tribute to Caroline Flack.

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

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From The42 Liverpool fall to Champions League first leg defeat against Atletico Work To Do

Liverpool fall to Champions League first leg defeat against Atletico

Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t even manage a shot on target in a poor performance in Madrid.

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Accounts show the aqua dome is loss-making eight months of the year.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to arson attack on Longford home

The five occupants of the house were sleeping when the attack occurred.

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death

An inquest into her death is to open on Wednesday.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A Labour leadership, Irish coronavirus cases, and Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion climate change donation.

Former Christian Brother jailed for a year for sexual assault of teenager in 1981

The assailant had nine previous convictions.

Man accused of murder of Adrian Donohoe admitted lying to garda about his movements, court hears

Aaron Brady from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Detective Garda Donohoe.

Iceland Vegetable Lasagne batch recalled due to possible presence of plastic

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall today.

Murder-accused portrayed as both 'a moron' and 'Machiavelli mastermind', defence tells trial

The accused, 35-year-old Kieran Greene, gave differing statement to Gardaí in June and December 2017.

Opinion: Yes, we're still on coronavirus lockdown in China, weeks later

Irishman Greg McDonough shares his family’s experience while housebound in China during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

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