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Dublin: 6 °C Monday 24 February, 2020

Today’s News

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Green leader Ryan says Dáil numbers are 'difficult' but 'that doesn't stop us talking to Sinn Féin'

Eamon Ryan made the comments after his party held initial meetings with Sinn Féin today.

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations

All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.

Couple charged with murder of man at his Cork home

Paul Jones was was found dead in the living room of his home last September.


Explainer: What happened with the Graham Dwyer data retention case in the Supreme Court?

Dwyer was convicted of the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2015.

From The42 Bradford City footballer charged with child sex offences Terminated

Bradford City footballer charged with child sex offences

Tyrell Robinson, who has been sacked by the club today, is accused of committing the crimes in August 2018.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts at New York rape trial

He was found guilty of first degree sexual assault and third degree rape

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Several dozen people, including children, injured after car drives into carnival crowd in Germany

The incident took place this afternoon in Volksmarsen.


WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place for the country from tomorrow morning

The warning will remain in place until 9am on Wednesday.

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

From The42 'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress' NY State Of Mind

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

'Get real': Bloody Sunday families furious at delay in choosing venue for Soldier F trial

Families of victims insist any trial must be heard in Derry.

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body

The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as 'prop money' with value of over €430k seized

The use of fraudulent currency when making purchases is an offence.

From The42 Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris

The Department of Health will review its advice in relation to mass gatherings today.

Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus

A fifth person has died from Covid-19 today in Italy.

Poll: Do you feel safe in public parks after dark? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe in public parks after dark?

Dublin City Council said it does not encourage anyone to enter into a public park after dark.

Mastercard announces plans to create 1,500 jobs in Dublin

The company first set up in Ireland in 2008 and employs over 650 people.

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates

Last week, KBC dropped its fixed mortgage rates from 2.85% to 2.55%.

Man (32) dies following collision involving motorcycle and car in Co Kilkenny

The incident happened at around 8.45pm yesterday evening on the N10 at Templemartin.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to begin formal fight against extradition to US

The Australian was visited in prison by his father over the weekend ahead of the hearing today.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Appeal for witnesses as man dies after car struck ditch in Co Wicklow

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene.

Man due in court this morning over shots being fired in direction of gardaí in Co Donegal

The incident happened at Mill Road, Glenties on Saturday.

Canary Islands airports reopen after sandstorm closures

A number of Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights were cancelled over the weekend.

11-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by van in Donegal

The boy was seriously injured near Buncrana at approximately 5.30pm on Friday.

From The42 TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show On The Box

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

New phase of construction begins on Dublin's underground jet fuel pipeline

It’s hoped that the 14.4km-long pipe will reduce traffic volumes, emissions, accidents, road damage and noise.

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

Should you enter a public park after dark? Dublin City Council says it's 'common sense' not to

Councillors asked if extra lights could be added to some parks. The council said this would “give a false sense of safety”.

Yesterday’s News

'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.

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