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Today’s News

Dubliner fined for punching and making 'hugely racist comments' to underage Irish sportswomen

The girl, who was 15 at the time of the assault, represents Ireland in team and individual sports and was returning home by bus in October 2018.

Garda tells inquest Mark Hennessy ‘looked like a man possessed’ before he was fatally shot

The 40-year-old man was shot dead after he abducted and killed Jastine Valdez in May 2018.

From The42 LIVE: Man United v Burnley, Premier League Liveblog

LIVE: Man United v Burnley, Premier League

Man United face Burnley, as they aim to recover from a disappointing defeat to Liverpool.

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

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Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action

TUI members are set to strike on 4 February over pay inequality.

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

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Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'

People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77 RIP

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

The actor and comedian had been diagnosed with dementia in 2016.

UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia

The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.

Divers locate body in search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast

Two men were aboard the Alize when it sank off Hook Head on 4 January.

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

From The42 Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too Up And Running

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

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.

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election

In a statement, the outgoing Dún Laoghaire TD said the past few months had been “extremely difficult”.

Police issue warning after six people swindled out of £190,000 in run-up to Christmas

The PSNI said they commonly receive reports of fraud.

Mary Lou says 'dominance of FF and FG is gone, but RTÉ has yet to catch up'

The Sinn Féin leader said that the party has “taken legal advice and will pursue that, but we shouldn’t have to go to court”.

Opinion: Signing on the dole as a pensioner was a horrible experience

They sent me to a workshop where I had to say I was interested in jobs, writes Sue Redmond, a retired health worker.

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February?

The polling date is just over two weeks away.

Investigation launched following attempted robbery of plant machinery in Monaghan

Members of the regional support unit attended the scene.

Peter Casey announces intention to stand for election in Taoiseach's constituency

The 62-year-old says he is standing in Dublin West to give people there a ‘protest vote’.

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you

Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of Progressivebrief.com.

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

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Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

From The42 AFLW has 'potential to damage' ladies football and players should have to pick one or the other - Mayo boss Warning

AFLW has 'potential to damage' ladies football and players should have to pick one or the other - Mayo boss

Dublin manager Mick Bohan also said he has ‘mixed feelings’ towards the league 18 Irishwomen will play in this spring.

Opening arguments in Harvey Weinstein rape and assault trial due today

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

Boeing pushes expected 737 Max return until this summer, months later than anticipated

Boeing does not expected federal regulators to approve its changes to the 373 Max until the summer.

Chinese health authority warns coronavirus could 'mutate and spread further'

North Korea has reportedly closed its border to all tourists.

The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial

The impeachment trial is under way. Here’s who we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks.

'Inaccurate and misleading': HSE and psychiatrists warn over Scientology-linked group leaflet on antipsychotic medication

Leaflets warning people about the dangers of taking prescription anti-psychotic medication were sent to residents in south Dublin.

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

Yesterday’s News

Son who kicked father to death was 'provoked' by 'domineering and controlling' man, court hears

Anthony Tims told his son he wished he’d never been born and called him a “disappointment”, the Central Criminal Court was told today.

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