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Today’s News

From New York Times allegations to a guilty verdict: behind Harvey Weinstein's downfall

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face 'fatal consequences' if extradited, court hears

The Australian was visited in prison by his father over the weekend ahead of the hearing today.

Herbal cannabis worth €220,000 seized in north Dublin raids

Two arrests were made following the searches on Friday.

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From The42 Dramatic late fightback gets Liverpool out of jail Report

Dramatic late fightback gets Liverpool out of jail

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a record-equalling 18th consecutive Premier League win.

'We are literally prisoners in our own houses. We can never sell them; who would buy this misery?'

Homes in Clonlara, Co Clare are under threat of being submerged following flooding in the area this weekend.

Two touts jailed in UK for reselling millions worth of tickets for likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele

The judge said this “was a case of sustained dishonesty for a number of years”.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over fraudulent text scam

It comes after a number of customers received a text telling them to reactivate their online banking.

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Jury begins deliberations in trial of man accused of murdering his partner's mother

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin

A special vote of the council took place this evening, following the election of former Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe.

Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas

The Irish Farmers Association said the Taoiseach’s visit had an element of “trying to close the stable door after the horse had bolted”.

From The42 'I'd often look to the heavens and say, 'Give us a dig out here Dad if you can' - Clare hurling to Cheltenham hopes Brian Mcmahon

'I'd often look to the heavens and say, 'Give us a dig out here Dad if you can' - Clare hurling to Cheltenham hopes

Trainer Brian McMahon won an All-Ireland minor medal with Clare in 1997 and is hoping for Cheltenham challenges next month.

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Green leader Ryan says Dáil numbers are 'difficult' but 'that doesn't stop us talking to Sinn Féin'

Eamon Ryan made the comments after his party held initial meetings with Sinn Féin today.

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations

All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.

Couple charged with murder of man at his Cork home

Paul Jones was was found dead in the living room of his home last September.

Explainer: What happened with the Graham Dwyer data retention case in the Supreme Court?

Dwyer was convicted of the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2015.

From The42 Bradford City footballer charged with child sex offences Terminated

Bradford City footballer charged with child sex offences

Tyrell Robinson, who has been sacked by the club today, is accused of committing the crimes in August 2018.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts at New York rape trial

He was found guilty of first degree sexual assault and third degree rape

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Several dozen people, including children, injured after car drives into carnival crowd in Germany

The incident took place this afternoon in Volksmarsen.

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place for the country from tomorrow morning

The warning will remain in place until 9am on Wednesday.

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

From The42 'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress' NY State Of Mind

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

'Get real': Bloody Sunday families furious at delay in choosing venue for Soldier F trial

Families of victims insist any trial must be heard in Derry.

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body

The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”

Warning over increase in fake Euro notes as 'prop money' with value of over €430k seized

The use of fraudulent currency when making purchases is an offence.

From The42 Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris

The Department of Health will review its advice in relation to mass gatherings today.

Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus

A fifth person has died from Covid-19 today in Italy.

Poll: Do you feel safe in public parks after dark? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe in public parks after dark?

Dublin City Council said it does not encourage anyone to enter into a public park after dark.

Mastercard announces plans to create 1,500 jobs in Dublin

The company first set up in Ireland in 2008 and employs over 650 people.

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

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