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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Today’s News

Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet

In response to arrest, charge and caution, the man replied “not guilty”.

From The42 LIVE: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier Liveblog

LIVE: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier

Riga face Dundalk, with a place in the second qualifying round up for grabs.

Man in his 50s dies after crash between car and motorbike in Meath

The motorcyclist, a male in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman hospitalised for six days after being bitten by 'Noble False Widow' spider

Another woman was forced to leave her home after being bitten by the spider.

FAMILY MAGAZINE
7 things a mum with postnatal depression doesn’t want to hear - and 4 helpful things to say instead

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today

Instagram said it wants to see if the change will help users to focus less on likes and more on telling their stories.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma

John Doyle, who was found with three packets of cigarettes at the Centra store, threw trollies in the path of gardaí as they chased him through the shop.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited from Libya to UK

There were 22 people killed in the bombing at the arena where Ariane Grande was performing.

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

From The42 Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down Reform Process

Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down

The mess at the FAI was under discussion again today at Government buildings.

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes

Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

Fiona Shaw and Chris O'Dowd nominated for Emmys

Game of Thrones has also smashed the record for the most Emmy nominations for a drama series in a single year.

From The42 'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk Looking Back This post contains videos

'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk

Mick Fairclough remembers the time arguably the best team in Europe came to Oriel Park.

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica

When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

Irishman detained in the US told to leave the country by Friday or face prison

He has until Friday to sign paperwork allowing him to leave the US but banning him from re-entering for five years.

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches

O’Doherty continued to post videos on a second YouTube account despite receiving a seven-day ban.

'Wake no later than 7.30am, seven days a week': Could 'sleep training' make Ireland more productive?

We explore the ins and outs of another big idea on the fourth episode of Ireland 2029.

Defence Forces personnel made change on side of road before commemoration event

An image of the incident was shared on social media by the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces.

Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes?

The proposal would require the State to choose either permanent summer time or winter time.

Two firearms and ammunition found by gardaí after search of two cars in Dublin

The firearms have been removed from the scene for ballistic and forensic examination.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Kellyanne Conway questions reporter's ethnicity while defending Trump's racist remarks

Conway has insisted that Trump’s comments were not racist, despite a majority vote by the US House of Representatives condemning the remarks.

It'll stay warm into the weekend... but we'll also have to put up with heavy and persistent rain

The rain will move in from the north and west this morning, turning heavy throughout the day.

R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges

The singer was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with underage girls and recording it.

Trump's racist tweets condemned by US House of Representatives

At the weekend, the US President tweeted that four congresswomen should “go back” to their countries of origin.

From The42 Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

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