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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Today’s News

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rat was stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

School secretaries prepare for industrial action this Friday after talks break down

The union’s head of education, Andy Pike, said the department didn’t offer any credible proposals.

Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds

It is estimated that the number of sex workers advertising per day is 308.

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Varadkar says parents won't need a PSC to avail of childcare supports PSC

Varadkar says parents won't need a PSC to avail of childcare supports

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that the situation outlined by Coppinger “sounds disgusting”.

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

Bloody Sunday: Soldier F murder case adjourned until December at Derry hearing

Soldier F is accused of two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

From The42 Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant head coach Howley In The Spotlight

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant head coach Howley

‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.

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Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

Traditional beliefs and rituals are fueling tensions over Mugabe's funeral

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe died on 6 September, aged 95.

Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament

“It is certainly not a question of pretending to negotiate”, Barnier warned, as Juncker told MEPs the risk of no deal remains “very real”.

Mare, bird, biddy: Thousands demand Oxford dictionaries change 'sexist' definitions

Oxford University Press said it is investigating whether to update the definition of woman.

Poll: Should buskers be banned from using amps until after 6pm? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should buskers be banned from using amps until after 6pm?

That’s one of several new rules due to come into effect in Galway next year.

Director of Quinn Industrial Holdings suffers 'horrific attack' before being left at side of road in Cavan

The 50-year-old man was treated in hospital for serious injuries to his face and leg.

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results upgraded during this year's appeals process

Appeal applications were made by 9,049 candidates against 16,965 individual results.

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks

Budget talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to intensify in the coming weeks.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Beef options will be taken off some menus at restaurants from next week due to 'zero supply'

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on farmers to stop the blockades at beef factories.

It's due to hit 23 degrees at the weekend

Summer is over, but the sunshine is not.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama On The Move

Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama

The All Blacks and Springboks will whet the appetite even further on Saturday.

Stoneybatter named Ireland's 'coolest neighbourhood' in global top 50 list

The article claims Stoneybatter is a place young people can still afford to live in Dublin.

Australian hiker snaps leg in two and forced to crawl inch by inch for two days to get to safety

Neil Parker (54) couldn’t call for help because he dropped his mobile “into the drink”.

Man in his 60s shot dead in Co Mayo, man (80s) arrested

The incident occurred in Ballyhaunis just before midnight.

Israel left in suspense as exit polls predict deadlock in general election

Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning he will enter into negotiations to establish a “strong Zionist government”.

Culture Night: Here's what's on in the South and East

We’re previewing the best events this Culture Night.

30 years of Fair City: 'We have to be careful about what stories we tell. You don't want to jump into somebody's life'

As Fair City celebrates its 30th birthday today, executive producer Brigie de Courcy reflects on how the hit soap has changed over the years.

A 10% increase in nursing home places would reduce hospital stays by 19,000 days

An ERSI report says that a 10% increase in the supply of home would increase hospital bed availability dramatically.

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

Yesterday’s News

UK makes second arrest in golden toilet theft

It has been valued at around $5 to $6 million

Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'

Air pollution is known to have potentially devastating impacts on children’s health.

From The42 Setback for Liverpool as they open Champions League campaign with a loss Disappointment This post contains videos

Setback for Liverpool as they open Champions League campaign with a loss

An 82nd-minute Dries Mertens penalty and a stoppage time Fernando Llorente goal earned a win for Napoli.

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Woman (50s) dies after car crash in Wexford RIP

Woman (50s) dies after car crash in Wexford

A crash between two cars happened at Kilnamanagh, Oulart, Co Wexford, this afternoon at around 1.30pm.

From The42 As it happened: Napoli v Liverpool, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Napoli v Liverpool, Champions League

We went minute-by-minute as Jurgen Klopp’s European champions began their title defence in Naples.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the news today.

US Justice Department sues Edward Snowden over new book

The suit alleges that Snowden published his book without first submitting it to the two government agencies for pre-publication review.

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