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Today’s News

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

Here's your guide to how TheJournal.ie will have you covered for the UK General Election

Our team will be working overnight to bring you all the latest updates and analysis in the UK’s momentous election.

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

From The42 Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

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Man in his 40s arrested over 2015 murder of Peter Murphy in Co Cork

The body of Peter Murphy was discovered by his landlord in his rented house in February 2015.

From The42 'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Clerk defends Oireachtas printer purchase and says it makes 'financial sense'

The clerk of the Dáil said the business case for buying the printer is still sound.

'Chill Greta': Trump mocks Thunberg after she was named Time's Person of the Year

In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read “Currently chilling”.

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Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome

The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.

Irish Times ban remains as Communicorp invites The Currency back on air

Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.

Garda convicted of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during street protest

The incident occurred in February 2016.

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

From The42 Andy Ruiz Jr branded an 'elephant' and a 'disgrace' Criticism

Andy Ruiz Jr branded an 'elephant' and a 'disgrace'

Frank Warren has heavily criticised the fighter after he came in overweight for his title rematch against Anthony Joshua.

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Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas

The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.

Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick

One of the operations took place on open ground in the small town of Cappamore.

'Treated like cattle': Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end

The Justice Committee today launched its report into Direct Provision.

Organic bottled infant milk recalled due to presence of fish

The product label did not declare that it contained fish.

'It has had quite a violent past': Bertie Ahern explains his role in Bougainville referendum

The former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach also said that he reckoned Boris Johnson would get an overall majority.

Investigation into how top prizes were not included in some National Lottery games being considered

Here’s what you need to know about top prizes not being included in some National Lottery games

Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts.

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes

The committee heard from stakeholders in relation to Direct Provision over the summer.

From The42 'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile' Moving On

'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile'

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett is happy to put off-field incidents behind him after a difficult few years.

Rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures on the way

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for eight counties.

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

Lisa Chambers to be issued a warning for her involvement in 'Votegate'

A number of TDs have admitted to voting for a colleague in the Dail.

UK election: What are the possible outcomes for parliament?

The polls will stay open in the UK until 10pm tonight.

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin

This morning’s incident resulted delays of up to 30 minutes to Irish Rail services.

'Children should not be driving these on public roads': Gardaí issue Christmas warning over scramblers

Gardaí said they will have a “visible presence” in certain locations over this issue at Christmas.

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

Three people arrested over death of man found in burning car in Lucan last month

Wayne Whelan’s body was discovered in a burnt out car at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan on 18 November.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie?

A bill from a Welsh political party would make it an offence for elected politicians to lie.

Ireland's only children's pain consultant to step down due to clinic's lack of funding

Children and their families living with chronic pain and its wider impacts are now facing uncertainty about the future of their care.

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019

A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.

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