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Today’s News

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.

Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict which came despite doctors’ agreeing driver was ‘insane’

The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Bernie Sanders announces intention to run for US President in 2020

The 77-year-old won more than 13 million votes in a bid for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

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.

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Search launched after WWI medals found in pocket of donated jacket

The medals were found in a tattered old coat that was donated to charity.

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.

From The42 Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland Contract

Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland

The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.

More than a dozen people rescued after becoming trapped on SeaWorld ride in California

The attraction stopped working after a gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on the ride.

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'It's a total cheat on a mid century classic': 10 interior designers choose their Ikea must-haves

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

'This is not related to Brexit': 3,500 jobs at risk after Honda announces closure of UK factory

The firm blamed “unprecedented changes” in the industry for the decision.

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one Aid

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one

The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The uneven distribution of wealth, the Simon Harris confidence motion, and the politics of Eurovision 2019.

16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

The case could work its way to the Supreme Court for a showdown on the separation of powers.

From The42 McGrath fights for Ireland spot while Ruddock and Leavy have injury frustrations Setbacks

McGrath fights for Ireland spot while Ruddock and Leavy have injury frustrations

Leinster’s loosehead has had to watch on as Dave Kilcoyne has moved up the pecking order.

Justin Trudeau's longtime advisor has quit amid allegations he interfered in a criminal prosecution

Gerry Butts has “categorically” denied the accusations.

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

'Why can't I find comfortable, sweat-resistant, appropriate sportsgear? I'm a woman'

‘I wonder if my O’Neills tracksuit from P.E. is stashed away anywhere at home?’, writes Sarah Geraghty.

'This will be tricky': Diplomacy at RTÉ after public urged broadcaster to boycott Eurovison 2019

Last June, Israeli media queried why Ireland had yet to confirm its participation in Eurovision 2019.

Irish Rail presses ahead with staffless Dart stations despite local opposition

As Irish Rail staff retire or are promoted Dart stations will gradually become staffless as staff are redeployed.

'Fear and disappointment': Pro-choice groups pen letter of frustration to Health Minister over rural abortion services

Rural service provision for abortions is currently sparse, the groups say, with no GPs signed up to the service in some counties.

One quarter of Ireland's income goes to just 10% of the population

The bottom 40% of the country’s population receives 22% of national income, according to a Tasc report.

Yesterday’s News

Public appeal for woman missing from Waterford

Mary Ryan hasn’t been seen since December.

Trump says reports of talks to remove him from office part of 'treasonous' push against him

The claim has been made in former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe’s new book.

Over €4.3 billion is owed to the State in tax and €969 million is 'available immediately'

Joan Burton has called for the monies to be collected immediately.

European countries reject calls to repatriate Syria jihadists

The Islamic State’s former “caliphate” is now almost completely destroyed.

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From The42 Man-of-the-match Pogba hits 14th goal of the season as Man United dump Chelsea out of FA Cup In Form

Man-of-the-match Pogba hits 14th goal of the season as Man United dump Chelsea out of FA Cup

Ander Herrera was also on target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reached the quarter-finals.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mr Moonlight trial latest, Coveney in Brussels and split in UK Labour Party – it’s the evening fix.

Coveney: 'We are spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit'

Coveney met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels today.

Brendan Gleeson and family team up for a short film about a psychic with terrible sons

Plus: We talk to short filmmakers Yasmine Akram and Sorcha Bacon to find out more about the medium.

Living in Britain? Fancy a new Porsche post-Brexit? We've some bad news for you

Customers who had already paid a deposit by January 17 will not be affected by the potential tariff hikes.

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From The42 'I never hid!' - Rose Volante ready to halt Katie Taylor's march in unification clash Not Messing About

'I never hid!' - Rose Volante ready to halt Katie Taylor's march in unification clash

‘Queen Rose’ wasn’t impressed by Brian Peters’ claims that she was ‘hiding out in Brazil’ instead of answering the call to face Taylor.

Baldwin says Trump's comments could be a 'threat' to his safety after president's fury at TV skit

Actor Alec Baldwin portrayed Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

From The42 As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, FA Cup fifth round Liveblog

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, FA Cup fifth round

Chelsea faced Man United with a place in the competition’s quarter-finals up for grabs.

Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.

Property developer who owed more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties receives 240 hours community service

The judge sentenced James Jordan to 240 hours community service in lieu of 18 months imprisonment.

Sailor who kissed woman in iconic V-J Day Times Square photo dies at 95

Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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