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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.

'I don't expect a breakthrough': May to meet EU leaders as she aims to re-negotiate Brexit deal

EU leaders insist they will not restart negotiations with just six weeks until Brexit.

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

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Opinion: 'I joined the army out of love for Israel... but I was just playing the part of the British soldier'

‘At first, I hated shooting school children with rubber-coated bullets … but after a few months in Hebron, we would high-five each other every time we hit one’, writes Dean Issacharoff.

Simon Harris to face Dáil motion of no-confidence today

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

RTÉ says it could benefit from other TV channels 'going dark' with a no-deal Brexit

But the State broadcaster still expects its ‘precarious’ financial state to suffer further if the UK crashes out of the EU.

Majority of people think construction contract for Children's Hospital should be re-tendered

Health Minister Simon Harris said at the weekend that the Government will not re-tender the project.

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says the government has a legally binding contract with the operators that it must honour.

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The surprising results of breaking my wine habit - plus readers share the parenting rules they always ignore

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Exclusive

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

Yesterday’s News

Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort

Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

From The42 Player ratings: How Liverpool fared against Bayern Munich Out Of 10

Player ratings: How Liverpool fared against Bayern Munich

The Reds ultimately failed to unlock their opponents’ stubborn defence.

Seven children from the same family die in Canadian house fire

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “words fail when children are taken from us too soon”.

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From The42 Nothing to separate Liverpool and Bayern as Champions League first-leg ends in stalemate Goalless

Nothing to separate Liverpool and Bayern as Champions League first-leg ends in stalemate

Jurgen Klopp’s men could not find a breakthrough against the Bundesliga champions on Tuesday night.

Someone in Ireland has won the €175 million Euromillions jackpot Wow

Someone in Ireland has won the €175 million Euromillions jackpot

It is not yet known where in the country it was sold.

'Wheels came off': Head of State corporate watchdog says lessons learned after failures in Anglo trial

Ian Drennan was addressing the Oireachtas Business committee this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

From The42 'I read an article a while ago that I had retired from international football - I nearly lost the plot!' Roche's Return

'I read an article a while ago that I had retired from international football - I nearly lost the plot!'

Stephanie Roche is back doing what she loves: playing football and enjoying it.

An Post is planning to roll out Parcel Motel-style delivery lockers

The company is hoping to become the ‘e-commerce backbone of Ireland’.

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government

The family of Shamima Begum have said they are disappointed with the Home Office’s decision.

'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case HSE

'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case

Shane Michael Skeffington died by suicide after stabbing his brother Brandon in July 2014.

Polly want a discount German cracker? Lidl might have solved the mystery of the Dublin Airport parrot

Earlier this week, a grey parrot was discovered after a routine runway inspection at Dublin Airport.

Government wants property tax reduction law for those paying management fees pushed back six months

Fianna Fail said those paying property tax and management fees are paying on the double.

Escaped killer spent 15 years living under alias in Offaly

Roy Norman Kenyon has been at large since 2003 and there is currently a European Arrest Warrant for his return to the UK.

Baby who saw mother covered in blood after incident at rugby club awarded €20k damages

A judge heard the incident and injuries to his mother had been a very frightening experience for the child.

Tati and her puppies were abandoned at the side of the road - Dogs Trust took them in

The charity is under huge pressure after almost 400 requests from the public to surrender the dogs in the month after Christmas.

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Nothing to apologise for': McDonald refuses to retract remarks about next NI police chief

Mary Lou McDonald doesn’t think any of the PSNI’s senior officers should replace its retiring chief.

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

Woman threatened with knife as car stolen in early morning robbery

A woman in her 40s was flagged down by a male pedestrian as she approached a roundabout on Bothar Philip near Kill shortly before 7am

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85 RIP

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983.

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work

The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.

From The42 'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move Exile

'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move

The 32-year-old will join London Irish after this year’s World Cup.

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

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