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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Today’s News

Hundreds of Russian fishermen rescued after becoming stranded on ice floe

Authorities report that it is the third such incident in the area this week.

Crossbow and heroin seized after gardaí target property in Dublin

The seizure was made following a search in the north inner city last night.

Manhunt under way after shots fired at Garda car in North Wexford

Gardaí are urging the public not to approach the car in which the suspects are believed to be travelling.

Brexit set to be sealed today in final European Parliament vote on deal

MEPs meeting in Brussels are expected overwhelmingly to back ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement.


Irish people now being advised to avoid 'all non-essential travel' to China due to coronavirus

Since the outbreak began, more than 50 million people have been locked down in and around Wuhan.

Ireland's longest bridge to open on Wexford-Kilkenny border today

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge will cross the River Barrow between Wexford and Kilkenny.

'He's missed so much': Fresh appeal 10 years on from murder of 26-year-old Kenneth Fetherston

Kenneth Fetherston was last seen on 22 September 2009.

Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean

An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.

Top Republican admits they may fail to block former Trump ally's potentially explosive testimony

The defence in the Trump impeachment trial closed their initial arguments yesterday.

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

High Court asked to lift injunction limiting extent of greyhound racing protest

Late last year the operators of Shelbourne Park, Greyhound Stadium Ltd, secured the temporary injunction.

From The42 Man Utd condemn those involved in attack on Woodward's home Flares

Man Utd condemn those involved in attack on Woodward's home

After the home of Ed Woodward was reportedly attacked on Tuesday, Manchester United issued a strong statement on the incident.

'Positive discrimination' needed to address inequality in the west and north of the country

A report from the regional authority pointed to significant levels of inequality.

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport?

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said he would insist on ending the use of Shannon for US military operations if in government.

Mild conditions on the way ... but rain and drizzle to continue into the weekend

Highest temperatures will range between 7 to 10 degrees today.

The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

Body of Kobe Bryant identified as thousands gather for vigil to 'world's greatest basketball player'

Investigators are still working to identify the five remaining bodies from the helicopter crash.

Prince Andrew 'angry and bewildered' at claims he's not cooperating with the FBI

The Duke of York is said to have insisted he’s “happy to talk” to US authorities.

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

DCU bringing students back from China to Ireland due to coronavirus fears

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on cycling ahead of GE2020

We asked each political party where it stands on cycling policy in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

Four raiders went 'without hesitation' towards Adrian Donohoe's garda car, murder trial hears

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe was providing a Garda escort to credit union employees when he was shot, counsel said.

Missing 34-year-old woman who was missing from Dublin has been 'located'

She went missing from the Dublin 4 area earlier this week.

From The42 Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland High Praise

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland

The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.


Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Catherine Noone apologises for ‘autistic’ comment, Donald Trump’s ‘win-win’ solution for Israel and Palestine, and the coronavirus.

Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

Donald Trump calls his plan for Israel-Palestine a 'win-win', and tweets out a map

Trump said that his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians.

Woman (40s) arrested on suspicion of murder following deaths of three children in Dublin

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

Soc Dems and Greens look set to win a seat each in Galway West

Outgoing Independent TDs Catherine Connelly and Noel Grealish look in danger of losing their seats – but could be saved on transfers.

From The42 McClean: My daughter has asked about the abuse; it's not a nice conversation to have Family Man

McClean: My daughter has asked about the abuse; it's not a nice conversation to have

The Republic of Ireland midfielder also discussed his support for an All-Island domestic league.

Councillor Hugh McElvaney breached ethics law during undercover RTÉ investigation, SIPO finds

McElvaney was subject of an RTÉ Investigates programme Standard in Public Office, aired in 2015.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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