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Today’s News

'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday given prison sentences after being convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their young daughter.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí 'very concerned' for 26-year-old woman missing from Galway

Andreea Mereuta was last seen on Ballalley Lane, Galway city centre at approximately 2.30am last Thursday.

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's RTÉ debate?

Claire Byrne helmed the debate on front of an audience of over 300 people.

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

About 200 camp survivors attended today’s service.

From The42 Conor Murray set to be retained in Farrell's Ireland team to face Scotland Possible XV

Conor Murray set to be retained in Farrell's Ireland team to face Scotland

Caelan Doris could make a Test debut in the Six Nations opener.

Met Éireann extends snow and ice warning to entire country

The warning is in effect from 10pm until 12pm tomorrow.

Have you seen Jamie? Gardaí seek help in finding 16-year-old from Cork

Jamie Cooper was last seen at approximately 4.30pm on Friday on Orrery Road, Gurranabraher.

From The42 How Kerry rejuvenated former Footballer of the Year with 'link man' role in attack Player Watch

How Kerry rejuvenated former Footballer of the Year with 'link man' role in attack

James O’Donoghue enjoyed a return to form for the Kingdom against Dublin.

Flights at Knock Airport affected as heavy snow hits the northwest

Met Éireann said that the snow and hail could spread overnight, and warned people to be wary of dangerous road conditions.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Ireland’s first FGM conviction, Aontú withdraws its High Court injunction and the funeral of Seamus Mallon.

Patricia O'Connor 'tried to beat me with a teapot the day she left', daughter told gardaí

Daughter Louise O’Connor described conditions in the cramped Rathfarnham House: “Getting a shower is like a miracle”.

From The42 Navratilova and McEnroe slam 'ventriloquist' Court as she's honoured in Australia Art V Artist

Navratilova and McEnroe slam 'ventriloquist' Court as she's honoured in Australia

The 24-time Grand Slam winner has often attracted controversy over her views on race and homosexuality.

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week

Families can spend over €100 per day on costs associated with having a child in hospital, according to a survey released today.

Woman (30s) charged in connection with fatal stabbing in Wexford

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

From The42 'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant Mamba This post contains videos

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant

Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh RIP

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh

The 83-year-old died at his home in Co Armagh on Friday.

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000 WRC

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000

An investigation carried out by the employer did not uphold any of her sex harassment allegations.

Prince Andrew 'uncooperative' in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation, says NY prosecutor

Geoffrey Berman says the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew’s lawyers and asked to interview him.

Ryanair must pay portion of Peter Bellew's legal costs, court rules

Ryanair had aimed to block Peter Bellew from taking a new role at one of their chief competitors.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Kerry woman's body exhumed and reburied after being buried in wrong grave following mix-up

Kerry County Council has issued formal apologies to both families involved.

Search in Cork for missing person Martin Faherty is stood down

Gardaí say that a body has been found.

Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ

The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.

From The42 Kobe Bryant's relentless spirit inspired fans and players alike through his illustrious career Black Mamba This post contains videos

Kobe Bryant's relentless spirit inspired fans and players alike through his illustrious career

The basketball icon and his daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash yesterday.

Irish people now advised to avoid entire province of Hubei due to coronavirus

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised people to avoid the province of Hubei.

Man given suspended sentence for assaulting escort

Ben O’Reilly (21) had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Fernanda de Freitas.

'I'll never forgive him': Family of one-punch assault victim describe how lives have been 'ripped apart'

Jonathan Dargan (49) was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally by a jury last November.

What's your big election question for Brendan Howlin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months

Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.

Community in Newcastle to receive 'necessary supports' following deaths of three siblings

The three siblings, Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley were found dead on Friday evening.

Wife and children of murdered garda Tony Golden agree €1.4m settlement

The garda was killed as he responded to a domestic violence complaint in 2015.

From The42 O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Trump allegedly said he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine, says his former national security adviser

John Bolton writes in a book draft that Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine.

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

Appeal for witnesses to incident where man was killed after being struck by pole

The incident happened in Clonmel on Friday 16 August last year.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level?

The idea has been raised again by the Green Party in its election manifesto.

Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day

The woman had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”, broadcaster ABC reported.

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

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