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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 17 February, 2020

Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Monday

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

Fine Gael's TDs to meet today to discuss potential grand coalition with Fianna Fáil

The party’s 35 TDs will meet following one of its worst general election performances ever.

Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness

Cambodia allowed the ship to dock on its southern coast on Thursday.

From The42 Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87 RIP

Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87

Gregg pulled several people from the wreckage of the plane on the Munich runway on 6 February 1958.

Over 1,000 homes without power as more heavy rain and spot flooding expected

Met Éireann has said there is an ongoing risk of hail and thunder today.

'Ghost ship' that had been drifting in the Atlantic for over a year runs aground on Cork coast Abandoned Ship This post contains videos

'Ghost ship' that had been drifting in the Atlantic for over a year runs aground on Cork coast

Cork County Council has convened its oil spill assessment team in response to the grounding.

Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'

Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

Gardaí to step up patrols of flashpoint areas after shots fired at house in Longford

A number of shots were fired at a house on Thursday evening.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?

It must be still fresh in your head, mustn’t it?

From The42 Ugandan champion runner breaks 5,000m world record by almost 30 seconds Incredible

Ugandan champion runner breaks 5,000m world record by almost 30 seconds

Joshua Cheptegei clocked a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.

How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working

This week, our reader shows how he manages to keep his spending down because he gets his meals at work.

From The42 Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut Issue

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Storm Dennis: 8,000 without power as gusts of up to 120km/h batter the country

A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place nationwide.

Top 20 roads in Ireland where collisions occur are all located in Dublin, new data shows

The road with the most number of accidents is the R111 which runs between Islandbridge and Irishtown.

Tonight's episode of Love Island cancelled in light of Caroline Flack's death

Love Island presenter Flack was found dead at the age of 40 at her home in east London after taking her own life.

'I think my future plans are things like going to the pub': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

Leading Democrats sharpen attacks on Michael Bloomberg as Nevada caucuses loom

Much of the criticism centres around past positions and comments being slammed as crude, racist or misogynistic.

Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol covered up following ‘mindless vandalism’

The elusive artist had confirmed he was behind the piece by posting two images of it on social media.

'A savage attack': Appeal as man hospitalised after being shot in thigh in Belfast

The incident happened in the Ardglen Place area last night.

From The42 Kilkenny rally from nine points down but Morris' seven points helps Wexford to crucial win Tough Battle

Kilkenny rally from nine points down but Morris' seven points helps Wexford to crucial win

Davy Fitzgerald’s side held off a gutsy comeback from the Cats at home.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for wellbeing' of 55-year-old woman missing since Thursday

Beatrice Coughlan is missing from the Delgany area of Co Wicklow.

Gardaí in Cork investigating 'unexplained death' of woman in her 50s

The woman’s death occurred at a house in the Brookdale area of Riverstick yesterday at around 3pm.

Man hospitalised with head injuries following clash after Bohs-Rovers game

The incident occurred just after 5pm yesterday on the Phibsborough Road near Monck Place.

Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge

Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.

'There'll be no Pancake Tuesday in Northern Ireland': Bakery staff strike to hit pancake production

A Kingsmill bread lorry stopped at the entrance to the Allied Bakeries site in East Belfast today.

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate

With 12 TDs elected last week, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

Poll: What Government coalition do you want? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What Government coalition do you want?

According to a Business Post/Red C opinion poll today, fewer than two in ten people want another General Election.

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election

When a sitting Councillor is elected to Dáil Eireann what’s known as a “casual vacancy” arises.

Sitdown Sunday: The oldest person who ever lived... or a fraud?

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Storm Dennis hits, tributes paid to TV host Caroline Flack and the coronavirus latest.

Man (40s) charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €289k in three counties

He appeared before Sligo District Court yesterday evening.

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665 as number of new cases falls

Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665 as number of new cases falls

Chinese authorities reported the number of new cases has fallen for the third straight day.

From The42 'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford' Deise

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'

With two players in the Munster academy and Jack O’Donoghue in the Ireland squad, things are looking up for the Déise.

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

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