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Today’s News

From The42 10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia Campaign Over

10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia

Kevin Gameiro made sure of his side’s place in the Europa League last 16 after Jeremy Toljan was sent off for the visitors.

London mother found guilty of cruelty after son dies from being crushed by car seat

CCTV footage prior to Alfie Lamb getting in the car showed him to be fit and healthy.

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

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Ryanair fined €3 million by Italian authorities over luggage policy

Italy’s antitrust agency accused the airline of effectively raising ticket prices in a “non-transparent manner”.

Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears

Tusla had concerns that the footage would be posted on YouTube.

Closure of Luas Green Line to facilitate Metrolink 'off the agenda', Ross says

The Minister’s comments follow reports that the Luas Green Line could be closed for up to four years.

Peter Tork - bass player for The Monkees - dies aged 77 RIP

Peter Tork - bass player for The Monkees - dies aged 77

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.

Gardaí arrest 29 people in blitz on Cork based thieves and drug dealers

Over €12,000 worth of drugs were also seized.

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Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'

All batches of the five litre bottles of Still Irish Water are affected.

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jury takes 43 minutes to acquit man of attempted murder and false imprisonment charges

Paul Crosby had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle.

Gardaí investigating after drone sighting at Dublin Airport causes 30-minute flight shutdown

Two flights were diverted to Belfast and one to Shannon during that period.

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'

Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.

From The42 Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet' Johnny

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k

The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

British MP Christopher Davies charged over alleged false expenses claims

Davies is now due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.

From The42 Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open Absence

Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open

The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

'We won't leave Dublin without him': Family of missing Jón Jónsson arrive in Ireland to step up search

Jón Jónsson was last seen near his Dublin hotel at 11am on 9 February.

Three men arrested after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized

A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday.

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.

Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city

The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.

World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue'

The factory produces 600,000 pots of Nutella a day.

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year

This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

'A horrific ordeal': Masked men with pitchforks and metal poles rob Tyrone home

There were three occupants in the house at the time of the attack.

US police foil plot by Coast Guard officer to kill top Democrats and prominent media figures

Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested by police last Friday on gun and drug charges.

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?

Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.

'Costs will rise': UK and Irish retail groups warn of 'devastating' no-deal consequences

Tariffs that would be imposed in a no-deal Brexit scenario would result in an increase in costs for Irish shoppers.

From The42 'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago' Citizen Roux

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

Opinion: It is time to ban employers from keeping workers' tips

‘A pattern began to emerge: the more sophisticated the operation the more sophisticated the method of syphoning the tips’, writes James Larkin.

At least 70 people killed in major apartment fire in Bangladesh

The blaze broke out in a historic part of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.

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