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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 14 November, 2019

Today’s News

One dead and several injured in California school shooting

The suspect is a student and has been taken into custody

Teenager who fled the scene after he knocked down toddler jailed for four years

Nathan O’Reilly (17) was also given a twenty-year driving disqualification.

'Internet troll' jailed for sending hundreds of abusive messages to six women

Judge Martin Nolan said the women were “literally stalked” on the internet by the accused.

'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned

Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.

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Taoiseach: Councillor 'accepts fully' she was wrong about Traveller accommodation comment

Varadkar criticised Fianna Fáil’s failure to discipline senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee for her past tweets.

Extract: Patrick McCabe revisits the Butcher Boy with his new book

The book sees Francie Brady return – this time as publisher of his own magazine, The Big Yaroo.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus

Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG will all return as a result of the protests.

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'Irresponsible nonsense': Tánaiste dismisses Danny Healy-Rae's call for drink-driving 'permit'

Danny Healy Rae wants permits to be handed out to allow rural drink driving.

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

From The42 Elbouzedi strike earns Ireland U21s victory despite O'Shea red card All Three Points

Elbouzedi strike earns Ireland U21s victory despite O'Shea red card

Stephen Kenny’s side extended their lead at the top of Group 1 after a 1-0 win over Armenia.

Three people hospitalised after collision between bus and truck in Co Monaghan

The incident happened on the N2, outside Castleblayney at the Ballybay turnoff.

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Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

HSE facing 'more challenging' peak season as it unveils €26 million Winter Plan

With hospital admissions already up on last year, the HSE said it expects a busy winter season.

Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action

It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank

As many as 168 gardaí could be promoted under this proposal as the force seeks to fill gaps across the country.

Investigation after couple film themselves drinking and playing with ouija board in hospital roof

In the video, the woman can be seen with a bloody face after she cut herself while gaining access to the area.

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults

Detective chief superintendent Declan Daly said no sex worker who comes forward will face prosecution.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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Weather conditions set to be 'colder than normal' over the weekend

Met Éireann said daytime temperatures will be in single figures and there will be frost most nights.

New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform.

Three people arrested over kidnap and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney

Two men and a woman are being held over Lunney’s kidnap in September.

From The42 The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

Poll: Would you like to see pubs open on Christmas Day? Open Sesame This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see pubs open on Christmas Day?

The chairperson of the Cork Vintners Association said yesterday that there was no appetite among members to open on Christmas Day.

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

Man due in court over seizure of 3 handguns and ammunition in Drogheda

Gardaí found a bag containing three handguns, assorted magazines and various ammunition on Monday.

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife

Andrew Griffiths said he would support the new candidate. His wife Kate said she wouldn’t be taking up his offer.

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike

The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

'They just want it to go away but it won't': Sixth and final episode of Stardust out now

The sixth and final episode of Stardust is available now.

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

Boil water notices and ex-TDs on the comeback trail: Here's the by-election lowdown on Dublin Mid-West

Candidates are contesting the seat left by Frances Fitzgerald.

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