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Today’s News

Harris to meet with IRFU after Dept says Ireland - Italy Six Nations game shouldn't go ahead

Sports minister Shane Ross said he backed the government’s recommendation.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

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

Man (71) dies after being hit by van reversing into his home in Limerick

“The family are obviously shocked. It’s an awful tragedy,” said a source.

WHO expert says world is 'simply not ready' to contain Covid-19 outbreak

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases in China declined.

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Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

Garda and GAA coach diagnosed with neck cancer talks about the importance of the HPV vaccine

“I’m a walking reason why people should get it,” Eoin Roach from Celbridge in Co Kildare said.

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

Universities put Irish students in Italy on high alert as number of coronavirus cases there rockets

More than 10 people have died from the virus in Italy as confirmed cases reach over 280.

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Council considers 'retail-based' model to provide public toilets in Dublin city centre

Councillors say Dublin City Council should already be providing public toilets in the city centre.

PARENTING MAGAZINE
11 new parents on the 'must-have' items that weren't worth the money - from nappy bins to parasols

Yesterday’s News

Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears

Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

From The42 Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

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Man fatally stabbed outside Dublin house named as Gareth Kelly (39)

The incident happened at the Brownsbarn estate in Kingswood.

Coronavirus: St Patrick's Festival organisers say they'll ‘follow advice in all matters of public safety'

The Department of Health said this evening that the Six Nations game due to take place a week before Patrick’s Day shouldn’t go ahead.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

From The42 Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos Only A Game?

Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos

The Ireland v Italy game is almost certain to be postponed because of the Coronavirus, evoking memories of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis forced rugby to look at the bigger picture.

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

Senior Lord resigns after long-awaited report into historical child sex abuse in Westminster published

An inquiry found politicians “turned a blind eye” to child abuse to avoid scandals.

Dublin City Council starts legal bid to remove 'Horseboy' and David Attenborough murals

The murals did not have permission of the city’s planning department.

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy

The soldiers were injured around 900km north-east of the capital Bamako.

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

Freckles - the 'luckiest sheep in north Dublin' - uses a custom wheelchair to get around the farm

The sheep lives on a volunteer-run farm in St Anne’s Park, Dublin.

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Nationwide Status Yellow snow and ice warning in effect with fresh wind warning for 3 counties tonight

The warning came into effect at 6am and will remain in place until 9am Wednesday.

Three children receive €225,000 settlement over alleged illnesses caused by windfarm near family home

The three children claimed that they had to leave their family home months after a nearby windfarm began operation.

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips

Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains

Patricia O’Connor was Kieran Greene’s partner’s mother.

In a first, the Planning Regulator has urged a minister to reverse decision for east Cork retail village

Under legislation, Minister Damien English has two weeks to decide whether to accept or reject the regulator’s recommendation.

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

From The42 'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match' Defence

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ

The RTÉ Short Story competition is back for 2020 – and once again we’ll be featuring three winning stories on our site.

Gardaí issue witness appeal after woman struck by bus in Dublin

The woman is currently in St James’ Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney

The tánaiste was speaking in Brussels at an EU special summit.

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

First case of rubella in Ireland in more than a decade confirmed at company in Cork

The HSE is advising that the best protection from rubella is the MMR vaccine.

Hundreds of tourists at Tenerife hotel in isolation after Italian citizen tests positive for coronavirus

A number of Irish nationals staying in the area have made contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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