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Today’s News

'Despicable': Smollett could face 3 years in jail as Chicago's CCTV network helps crack the case

Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr said he was bothered by the allegations involving the noose.

Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car

The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

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Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows

The club have been punished for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

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Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones?

Dublin Airport yesterday temporarily suspended all flights for 30 minutes due to the sighting of a drone.

'Mega bill' provides for all-island electricity, buses and pensions in no-deal Brexit

The Tánaiste said that some ministers’ St Patrick’s Day visits abroad could be curtailed as they work on the Brexit legislation.

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

Labour's Ian Austin becomes ninth MP to quit party this week

He has no plans to join the recently formed independent group.

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

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EuroMillions winners 'considering their options' about going public or not

The family syndicate won’t be collecting the cheque until at least next week anyway.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Drug-driver who killed six in 'one of the worst mass murders' in Australian history handed life sentence

James Gargasoulas killed six people when he drove into shoppers in Melbourne in 2017.

Richard Branson concert to be held on Venezuelan border with Colombia as standoff over aid intensifies

The concert, dubbed Venezuela Live Aid, aims to raise $100 million.

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Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

'Apology rings hollow': Roger Stone hit with tightened gag order over controversial Instagram post

Stone had posted an inflammatory picture of the judge on his Instagram account several days ago.

Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women

‘Guided by the Holy Spirit we must come together and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old patriarchal model, which has broken down’, writes Colm Holmes.

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'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.

Metrolink: How did we get here and what's next?

The NTA is due to publish a preferred route in March.

This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country

Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time.

Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets

“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin.

Yesterday’s News

Shamima Begum calls for 'mercy' from British authorities after having citizenship revoked

Begum was 15 when she ran away to join the jihadists in 2015.

Woman missing from Co Mayo found safe and well

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance.

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'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense'

Andy Dunne and The42′s Murray Kinsella discuss Munster prospect Keynan Knox and the issue of recruiting players out of school abroad.

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Batch of cheese sold at Cork City Craft Fair recalled due to listeria fears

Samples were also available at the craft fair.

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A drone spotted at Dublin Airport, Metrolink woes and Jussie Smollett’s even greater woes – it’s the evening fix.

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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

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.

Man missing from Cabinteely found safe and well

His family are concerned for his welfare.

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.

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.

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.

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