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Today’s News

From medicine cabinet to the streets: Abuse of prescription drugs rises in Dublin

“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin.

Yesterday’s News

Shamima Begum calls for 'mercy' from British authorities after having citizenship revoked

Begum was 15 when she ran away to join the jihadists in 2015.

Public appeal made in case of young woman missing in Mayo

Her family are said to be concerned for her welfare, as are local gardaí.

From The42 'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense' Foreign Investment This post contains videos

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense'

Andy Dunne and The42′s Murray Kinsella discuss Munster prospect Keynan Knox and the issue of recruiting players out of school abroad.

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Batch of cheese sold at Cork City Craft Fair recalled due to listeria fears

Samples were also available at the craft fair.

Trump ally Roger Stone appears in court after posting picture of judge and what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

The 66-year-old Stone has apologised and said the picture has been “misinterpreted.”

Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized

A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A drone spotted at Dublin Airport, Metrolink woes and Jussie Smollett’s even greater woes – it’s the evening fix.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia Campaign Over

10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia

Kevin Gameiro made sure of his side’s place in the Europa League last 16 after Jeremy Toljan was sent off for the visitors.

London mother found guilty of cruelty after son dies from being crushed by car seat

CCTV footage prior to Alfie Lamb getting in the car showed him to be fit and healthy.

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

Ryanair fined €3 million by Italian authorities over luggage policy

Italy’s antitrust agency accused the airline of effectively raising ticket prices in a “non-transparent manner”.

Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears

Tusla had concerns that the footage would be posted on YouTube.

Closure of Luas Green Line to facilitate Metrolink 'off the agenda', Ross says

The Minister’s comments follow reports that the Luas Green Line could be closed for up to four years.

Peter Tork - bass player for The Monkees - dies aged 77 RIP

Peter Tork - bass player for The Monkees - dies aged 77

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.

Gardaí arrest 29 people in blitz on Cork based thieves and drug dealers

Over €12,000 worth of drugs were also seized.

Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'

All batches of the five litre bottles of Still Irish Water are affected.

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jury takes 43 minutes to acquit man of attempted murder and false imprisonment charges

Paul Crosby had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle.

Gardaí investigating after drone sighting at Dublin Airport causes 30-minute flight shutdown

Two flights were diverted to Belfast and one to Shannon during that period.

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'

Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.

From The42 Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet' Johnny

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k

The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

British MP Christopher Davies charged over alleged false expenses claims

Davies is now due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.

From The42 Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open Absence

Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open

The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

'We won't leave Dublin without him': Family of missing Jón Jónsson arrive in Ireland to step up search

Jón Jónsson was last seen near his Dublin hotel at 11am on 9 February.

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.

Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city

The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.

World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue'

The factory produces 600,000 pots of Nutella a day.

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year

This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.

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