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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

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

A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry

John Sanders was appointed to the post just two months ago.

Patients face disruption as 10,000 healthcare support workers to begin 24-hour strike today

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

Robert Mueller to testify on Russian probe before House committees next month

Mueller will appear at back-to-back hearings on 17 July of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.


After long delays, access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed under new law

Simon Harris has today signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis for five years.

'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?

Welcome to’s 10-week podcast series, Ireland 2029.

Tributes to the late Jackie Healy-Rae to be heard in the Dáil

The South Kerry TD passed away on the 5 December 2014.

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

The average price of a house in Dublin has increased once again to €388,000

The average price of a house continued to rise nationwide but at a slower rate than before.


Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors

Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.

9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you beforehand - and mums share their funniest breast-pumping stories

Yesterday’s News

Robots to take 20 million jobs in the manufacturing industry by 2030

Robots have already taken over millions of manufacturing jobs.

Man assaulted psychiatric nurse while awaiting sentence for attempted murder, court hears

Michael Corbett attempted to strangle the nurse with a sock.

From The42 Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals Late Late Show This post contains videos

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals

Lieke Martens scored the crucial spot-kick to put the Netherlands into the last eight.


Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Luke Kelly statue vandalised just months after it was unveiled

The matter has been reported to gardaí.

Drug-dealing rickshaw drivers are stashing socks full of cocaine and pills around Dublin streets Exclusive

Cannabis, ketamine, cocaine and ecstasy tablets were part of a particular find on Friday.

New York-based priest on drugs charges may be able to give evidence in dispute over will, court told

Fr Michael O’Leary is not prohibited from coming to Ireland to give evidence in the will dispute.

From The42 Goals in either half sees Italy storm into first World Cup quarter-final since 1991 Italian Job This post contains videos

Goals in either half sees Italy storm into first World Cup quarter-final since 1991

A 2-0 win over China sees Milena Bertolini’s side set-up a clash with either Japan or the Netherlands.

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

Concern for missing man last seen on Friday

James Doyle is missing from Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

Trump picks Melania's spokesperson as new White House press secretary

Sarah Sanders stood down earlier this month.

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

Man jailed for handling stolen vehicles after arranging to meet undercover guard to sell jet ski

The man was connected to stolen vehicles by means of fingerprint evidence.

From The42 Lowry full of confidence and happy to be home for tilt at Irish Open Rich Vein Of Form

Lowry full of confidence and happy to be home for tilt at Irish Open

The 32-year-old is coming off the back of the best five-month stretch of his career.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

RTÉ says covering papal visit and World Cup added to money woes as it reports €13 million deficit

Director General Dee Forbes said there is a significant need for a complete revamp of the licence fee system.

All Ireland-winning camogie player ordered to pay €6,000 for assaults in Cork nightclub

Ashling Thompson pleaded guilty earlier this year.

'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020

The Summer Economic Statement tells us what money we have to spend in October’s Budget.

From The42 Wexford forward suspended for Leinster final for 'abusive language towards a referee' Banned

This town has been named as the 'Best Kept' on the island of Ireland

The ‘Best Kept’ awards pit the winners of Ireland’s TidyTowns against their counterparts across the border.

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

'No, why should I?' Boris Johnson refuses to say when photo with partner was taken

In an interview with LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Johnson was asked to explain why his hair is longer in the photograph than it currently is.

Teenage boy missing from Cork for two days

Gardaí have appealed for information about his whereabouts.

From The42 Frank Lampard on brink of becoming Chelsea manager And Be On Your Way

Frank Lampard on brink of becoming Chelsea manager

Derby County have granted permission for the London club to strike a deal with their manager.

Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy

The motion was passed by local members of the party last night.

Police chief in command during Hillsborough stadium disaster to face retrial

96 people were killed during a crush at an FA Cup match at the stadium in 1989.

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.

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