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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Today’s News

Two men charged with IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

They were arrested in connection with the discovery of a car bomb under a police officer’s car in Belfast in June.

Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit South Central executed a warrant at a house in Dublin 15 last night.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson returns to the top of Forbes list of highest-paid actors in 2019

Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan also made the Top 10.

Lucky ticket holder scoops €11 million in biggest Lotto win for two years

It’s the 15th biggest win in the game’s history.

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'His impact here is still spoken about': Schmidt's Clermont years

Former second row Jamie Cudmore and team manager Neil McIlroy on Joe Schmidt’s influence on the Clermont Auvergne dressing room.

Ryanair loses High Court bid in London to prevent UK pilots going on strike tomorrow

It comes as a High Court in Dublin ruled in favour of the airline forcing pilots here to cancel strikes tomorrow.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Boris meets Merkel, and Coveney shuts down rumours of a side deal with the UK – here’s your round up of the day.

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

Man who threatened to kill wife in front of gardaí tells court he is a prisoner in his marriage

The man was giving evidence as part of a bail application.

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Have you seen Chloe? Appeal for 15-year-old missing from Wicklow

It’s believed Chloe Fitzgerald may have travelled to Portlaoise.

From The42 Ryder Cup winner Olesen will face trial over sexual assault charge on flight to London Legal Proceedings

Ryder Cup winner Olesen will face trial over sexual assault charge on flight to London

The 29-year-old has indicated he will plead not guilty.

Record number of Amazon wildfires lit on purpose, claims president of Brazil

Nearly 73,000 forest fires have been reported in the country so far this year.

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

The man did not appear in court as he was signing on at the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Trump's former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to appear on Dancing with the Stars

During his time at the White House Spicer found himself embroiled in a number of controversies.

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'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour Howth This post contains videos

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics

The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

From The42 Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football Controversial This post contains videos

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football

The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.

Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

Mary Cavner worked at the Good Shepherd’s Convent in Co Cork following her father’s death.

€5 million compensation for Smithfield traders ahead of Fruit & Vegetable Market redevelopment

The market off Capel Street is set to be redeveloped as a commercial and retail space.

This Cork man is pushing a buggy 225km from Galway to Howth in memory of his daughter

The man is doing the 225km walk in memory of his daughter.

Danish politicians 'surprised' as Trump cancels visit after officials say Greenland is not for sale

Reports emerged last week that the US President was interested in buying the Danish territory.

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

Chaos on set of French rap music video after attack by gang armed with guns and baseball bats

Around 15 people were involved in the overnight attack in Paris.

Strike by Irish-based Ryanair pilots called off after court ruling

An injunction sought by Ryanair against the strike has been granted.

Prominent entertainer accused of sexual assault cannot be named, judge rules

The entertainer was charged with sexual assault at a venue in Dublin in December 2016.

From The42 'It's almost like he's a voice in my head': Schmidt and Sexton, the hand in glove The Js Factor

'It's almost like he's a voice in my head': Schmidt and Sexton, the hand in glove

The out-half acts as the head coach’s on-field eyes and ears and has been the key element of Schmidt’s success.

Woman charged with the murder of 2-year-old Santina Cawley in Cork

Lawyers representing Karen Harrington told the court that their client is four-and-a-half months pregnant.

Woman missing from Dublin found safe and well

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance.

Beef talks ended overnight - but farmers says lack of movement on prices could scupper a final deal

Talks between Meat Industry Ireland and beef farmers ended late last night.

Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK Brexit This post contains videos

Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK

The Tánaise said Ireland will not be dealing with the UK on a one-to-one basis on border issues.

Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter

You’ll also be able to sign up for email and text alerts.

Poll: Do you support Ryanair pilots in their strike against the company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support Ryanair pilots in their strike against the company?

A 48-hour stoppage by Irish-based pilots is scheduled to take place later this week.

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

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