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Today’s News

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

Yesterday’s News

Drugs worth €59,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels originating in Ethiopia

Seamus Mallon, former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, has died aged 83

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said Ireland has lost “one of its most fierce champions for justice, equality and peace”.

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered

The witness testified that the O’Connor family were very nice people as well as good neighbours.

Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms two cases

The two confirmed cases, the first in Europe, were announced by the health minister Agnes Buzyn.

Bodies of three children found at Dublin house

Gardaí are currently attending the scene of the incident at a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

A tragic incident at a Dublin house, the death of Seamus Mallon, and the Essex lorry tragedy made the headlines today.

From The42 Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

'This is an appalling situation': Judge furious by delays in Miami Showband legal case

Mr Justice Paul Maguire gave lawyers two weeks to sort issues around disclosure of sensitive security documents.

Teenage boy charged with killing of student Cameron Blair in Cork

The 20-year-old student was fatally stabbed at a house party in Cork city last week.

BBC's Fergal Keane stepping back after post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis

Keane (59) is stepping back from his role to aid his recovery.

Pair make history as first ever mother-daughter duo to serve with the Defence Forces

Private Sarah Fitzsimons celebrated her passing out parade today with her mother Sergeant Sandra Murphy.

The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?

The shocking murder of Keane Mulready-Woods added another layer to the ongoing Drogheda feud. We take a look at what has been going on, on this week’s podcast.

Gardaí release CCTV footage of missing man as they renew their appeal for information

Martin Faherty was last seen in the Kinsale area on 3 January at around 2am.

Appeal to find teenage girl missing from Carlow

Rebecca O’Brien Allen (16) was last seen on Wednesday.

Fine Gael promises reduced taxes, pension increases and a Brexit A-Team

Varadkar promised to increase the State pension by €25 over the next five years.

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman

The recovery operation began at 10am today.

From The42 JD Sports forced to remove images of model in Northern Ireland t-shirt with republican tattoo Oh Dear

JD Sports forced to remove images of model in Northern Ireland t-shirt with republican tattoo

‘Tiocfaidh ár lá’ is misspelt on the man’s upper arm.

Six people killed and two seriously injured in shooting in German town

Police said there is no evidence of any further suspects.

The Candidate Podcast: Micheál Martin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

Gardaí investigating after horse stabbed to death in 'horrendous' attack

The attack took place in a stables in Longford.

Fianna Fáil promises affordable housing, a rural crime bureau and a tobacco-free Ireland

The 150-page policy document was unveiled this afternoon.

Dublin man who kicked father to death in row over drinking at home found guilty of manslaughter

A sentencing hearing is due to take place on 24 February.

Scientology-linked group wins court battle to allow it open drug rehab centre in Meath village

There has been strong opposition to the centre from locals.

Essex truck deaths: High Court approves extradition of Eamon Harrison to UK

39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated container in Essex in October last year.

Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year

The number of vehicles clamped in Dublin city in 2019 was up 8% to 46,516.

From The42 15-year-old Coco Gauff knocks defending champion Osaka out of Australian Open Stunned This post contains videos

15-year-old Coco Gauff knocks defending champion Osaka out of Australian Open

The teen sensation won in straight sets to reach the last 16.

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried? Coronavirus This post contains videos

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried?

At present, the new virus appears to be “weaker” than SARS in its current form.

Galway native to be first woman to conduct the Oscars' orchestra

Eimear Noone is a successful composer and conductor who is based between Ireland and California.

Legal chaos in Poland amid warning that country is no longer 'governed by rule of law'

The Polish government has pushed through legislation to make it easier to fire judges.

Poll: Are you sticking to your new year's resolution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you sticking to your new year's resolution?

Has it been a new year, new you?

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

Canadian police search for French tourists missing after snowmobile crash

The tourist group crashed through ice while snowmobiling on Tuesday evening.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 25 in China as 10 cities put on lockdown

Chinese authorities have confirmed 830 cases of the deadly new virus, most in the city of Wuhan.

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park

The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.

It's going to get cold and wet this weekend - with a chance of snow on Sunday

Met Éireann is predicting some snow and sleet for Sunday.

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