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Today’s News

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

From The42 GAA games will be called off if government issues order Planning

GAA games will be called off if government issues order

The GAA is on high alert as coronavirus spreads across Europe, and is prepared to put the national interest first if needs be.

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

Rest-of-world overtakes China in daily cases as WHO expert warns countries 'simply not ready'

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases in China declined.

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UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs

The jobs will be cut between June and October.

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks Covid-19 This post contains videos

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks

Health Minister Simon Harris stresses this does not mean a significant number of positive cases.

'We can't ban travel': Health Minister rules out screening for Covid-19 at Irish airports

In recent days, an increased number of cases of Covid-19 have been identified on mainland Europe.

Four tourists test positive for coronavirus at Tenerife hotel

The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.

Gardaí arrest man suspected of being involved in numerous burglaries across two counties

He is being held at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork.

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Clooney says Nespresso 'has work to do' as probe launched into allegations of child labour on coffee farms

Brand ambassador George Clooney says “more work to do” as company reveals 15 cases of child labour.

Chief Medical Officer: People returning from areas affected by coronavirus should 'self-isolate' if displaying symptoms

Dr Tony Holohan said that the HSE would be issuing guidelines about self-isolation.

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election?

The prospect of another election this year hasn’t dissipated.

Review underway to establish if children in Ireland are affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market.

From The42 The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021 Dutch Courage

The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021

Ireland women’s goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede is Vera Pauw’s right-hand man in the job.

PARENTING MAGAZINE
11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Death toll rises to 20 after Delhi riots during Trump trip

The unrest is continuing over a controversial citizenship law which excludes Muslims.

Man (71) dies after being hit by van reversing into his home in Limerick

“The family are obviously shocked. It’s an awful tragedy,” said a source.

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

Garda and GAA coach diagnosed with neck cancer talks about the importance of the HPV vaccine

“I’m a walking reason why people should get it,” Eoin Roach from Celbridge in Co Kildare said.

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

Universities put Irish students in Italy on high alert as number of coronavirus cases there rockets

More than 10 people have died from the virus in Italy as confirmed cases reach over 280.

Council considers 'retail-based' model to provide public toilets in Dublin city centre

Councillors say Dublin City Council should already be providing public toilets in the city centre.

Yesterday’s News

Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears

Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

From The42 Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

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Man fatally stabbed outside Dublin house named as Gareth Kelly (39)

The incident happened at the Brownsbarn estate in Kingswood.

Coronavirus: St Patrick's Festival organisers say they'll ‘follow advice in all matters of public safety'

The Department of Health said this evening that the Six Nations game due to take place a week before Patrick’s Day shouldn’t go ahead.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Harris to meet with IRFU after Dept says Ireland - Italy Six Nations game shouldn't go ahead

Sports minister Shane Ross said he backed the government’s recommendation.

From The42 Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos Only A Game?

Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos

The Ireland v Italy game is almost certain to be postponed because of the Coronavirus, evoking memories of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis forced rugby to look at the bigger picture.

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

Senior Lord resigns after long-awaited report into historical child sex abuse in Westminster published

An inquiry found politicians “turned a blind eye” to child abuse to avoid scandals.

Dublin City Council starts legal bid to remove 'Horseboy' and David Attenborough murals

The murals did not have permission of the city’s planning department.

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy

The soldiers were injured around 900km north-east of the capital Bamako.

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

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Freckles - the 'luckiest sheep in north Dublin' - uses a custom wheelchair to get around the farm

The sheep lives on a volunteer-run farm in St Anne’s Park, Dublin.

Nationwide Status Yellow snow and ice warning in effect with fresh wind warning for 3 counties tonight

The warning came into effect at 6am and will remain in place until 9am Wednesday.

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