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WATCH: We invited TheJournal.ie readers to a live chat with the Irish Mammies creator about his new novel Colm O'regan This post contains videos

WATCH: We invited TheJournal.ie readers to a live chat with the Irish Mammies creator about his new novel

We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.

From The42 LIVE: Ireland vs Georgia, Euro 2020 qualifier Liveblog

LIVE: Ireland vs Georgia, Euro 2020 qualifier

Ireland welcome Georgia to the Aviva Stadium seeking to make it back-to-back wins in Euro 2020 qualification.

From The42 Glenn Whelan returns and Matt Doherty drops out as McCarthy names Irish team to face Georgia Team News

Glenn Whelan returns and Matt Doherty drops out as McCarthy names Irish team to face Georgia

Sean Maguire is also benched, with Shane Duffy passed fit to start.

Teenager arrested after 3-year-old injured in hit-and-run incident in Cork

Gardaí investigating the incident said they had arrested the teenage boy today.

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Man sentenced to minimum 9 years in prison for murder of Syrian national

Callin Wilson (20), currently of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the murder of Hazem Ahmed Ghreir.

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop

The proposed route to Sandyford would have meant prolonged disruption to the Luas line.

Families of Stardust fire victims meet with Europe commissioner about new inquiry

Witnesses have claimed that the fire broke out in a completely different part of the nightclub than previous tribunals stated.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

All criminal charges dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett

Smollett’s lawyers released a statement today confirming the charges had been dropped.

Revenue seizes €35,000 worth of cigarettes and pipe tobacco from cargo vessel

Brands such as L&M, ASOS and NAKHLA were seized.

GAA club will not lose pitch after revised Metrolink plans but soccer club will be affected

Na Fianna’s home pitch at Mobhi Road will be left alone but Home Farm FC will see some disruption.

From The42 Carbery commits long-term future to Munster after signing contract extension Pen To Paper

Carbery commits long-term future to Munster after signing contract extension

The out-half joined the southern province from Leinster at the start of this season.

Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them

Nasa said it does its best to anticipate the spacesuit sizes, but that a person’s body may change when they’re in orbit.

Sammy Wilson says DUP won't vote for Theresa May's deal, and would prefer an extension

In an opinion piece for the Telegraph, Wilson wrote that May’s deal was ” toxic”, “flawed” and “damaging”.

MEPs vote to scrap daylight savings - Ireland now has 12 months to say if it'll follow suit

The clocks are set to go forward this weekend, but that could be scrapped altogether in the future.

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork Clonakilty Lodge This post contains videos

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork

They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.

From The42 O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season Au Revoir

O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season

The former Ireland second row says he does not plan to join another club next season amid links to Toulon.

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification

Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

PSNI refers its handling of Tyrone disco crush to Ombudsman

The PSNI has said the first officers at the scene “withdrew to await further police support”.

Mother of newborn baby found dead in Cork maternity hospital

An investigation is underway and the cause of death is currently unknown.

Sipo finds against two councillors over contraventions of the Ethics in Public Office Act

Sipo today published two separate reports following investigation hearings.

Seven in 10 people don't support John Delaney's continued involvement with the FAI

Irish football fans are reported to be planning protests during tonight’s game against Georgia.

Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced?

Under the current system, married couples need to have lived apart for at least four years during the previous five years.

Fines totalling more than €126k in court crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

The penalties yesterday ranged from €2,500 to €15,000.

Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit?

Theresa May wanted a meaningful vote this week, but instead has a series of indicative votes instead.

'Unwanted, unexpected and unsolicited': Boxer kisses reporter on lips during interview

Kubrat Pulev said he did it because he was “so elated” about his victory – the reporter said it was “embarrassing and strange”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Gardaí investigating after 19-year-old man shot in the leg in Louth

The man presented to hospital at around 11.30pm last night.

From The42 Goal-shy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia Georgia On Our Mind

Goal-shy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia

With the Irish attack misfiring and controversy raging off the field, it may be a difficult return to Lansdowne Road for Mick McCarthy.

Israel continues Gaza air strikes and Palestinian militants fire rockets despite apparent ceasefire

“Our response was very powerful, very very powerful,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

'Back me and sack me': How the British papers covered MPs 'taking control' of House

MPs have voted to seize control of parliamentary business in an unprecedented move that the government called “dangerous”.

Four-year time limit on divorce to be removed from Constitution if referendum passed

Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce.

Trump says 'evil' and 'treasonous' enemies will face scrutiny over Mueller report findings

The Pentagon also gave the green light for the first tranche of funds for Trump’s Mexico border wall.

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action

Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.

Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA

“Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas,” the UFC star tweeted early this morning.

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

Appeal lodged after council rejects plan for a penguinarium in Galway

Galway Atlantaquaria is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home'

The nurses are raising money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care.

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