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Today’s News

Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'

The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

Penalties for parents who fail to send children to school are 'totally inadequate', judge claims

Penalty for the offence on first conviction is a fine of up to €1,000 and a possible one-month sentence.

Investigation underway into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November – a committee will hear today that it has begun.

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Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished

An audit of 22,000 cases in the youth referral scheme was undertaken last year.

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves Talking Points

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

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'It's like a house party': The secret ingredients of Ireland's most exciting music venues

Theresa May meets other party leaders and reaffirms her 'duty to deliver Brexit'

May spoke from Downing Street after her government survived a vote of no confidence.

Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row

A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.

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Netflix is making a workplace comedy starring Steve Carell about Donald Trump's Space Force

The show will see Carell reunite with the team behind The Office.

Bouncer charged with manslaughter after Galway publican 'savagely beaten to death'

John Kenny was found dead on 25 September 2011.

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Two-thirds of you want to return a Christmas present. So what are your options?

It very much depends on why you’re bringing it back, says Áine Carroll of CCPC.

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown

There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.

How I Spend My Money: A civil servant on €34,000 doing a lot of late nights to study a part-time course

She shares a lot of expenses with her fiancé through their joint account.

Two more women barred from entering one of India's holiest temples

This comes two weeks after two others made history and sparked uproar by praying inside.

From The42 Jim McGuinness lands coup with appointment of ex-Athletic Bilbao coach as assistant Down To Work

Jim McGuinness lands coup with appointment of ex-Athletic Bilbao coach as assistant

The ex-Donegal boss also gives his opinion on Marcelo Bielsa and Spygate.

A huge spinning ice disc on a Maine river has the locals transfixed Ice Ice Crazy This post contains videos

A huge spinning ice disc on a Maine river has the locals transfixed

The disc on the Presumpscot River is 90 metres wide.

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC

Photos of the fake papers quickly spread on social media today.

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Chip pan turned into 'molten lump of aluminium' by Carrickmines blaze

Earlier the inquest heard that when firefighters first arrived at the scene, the portacabin was “engulfed in fire”.

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

Rihanna suing father over use of Fenty brand name for business

The lawsuit asks the court to order Ronald Fenty to stop using the brand name.

Pelosi tells Trump that his State of the Union should be postponed for safety reasons

Pelosi says that the shutdown has meant that the Secret Service cannot plan properly.

US-backed soldiers among 15 killed in suicide attack in Syria

Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters are among the dead.

Hillsborough trial: 'Extraordinarily bad' failings of police chief caused 96 deaths, court hears

David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 of the Liverpool supporters.

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil

One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.

Man receives hospital treatment after injecting himself with his own semen

The man had been injecting himself with his own semen for quite some time.

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

Police no longer believe Tyrone war memorial damage was deliberate

The monument pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II.

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

From The42 'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide' Centre Of Attention

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

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