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Today’s News

More woe for Boeing as potentially dangerous debris found in 737 Max fuel tanks

Boeing has repeatedly missed its targets on the roll out of its new 737 Max planes.

Trump pardons former governor who was jailed for selling Barack Obama's seat in the Senate

The clemency actions have sparked claims that Trump may pardon more high-profile convicts.

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

UK government outlines new points-based immigration system to end freedom of movement

Business groups have said the new immigration system could spell disaster for many industries.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

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

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

Two people arrested over fatal shooting of Wayne Whelan released without charge

A man and a woman, arrested this week, were released without charge.

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends

Two Irish citizens who were on the cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.

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Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford

A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s story.

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death

Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

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Yesterday’s News

Brit Awards 2020: Tyler The Creator thanks Theresa May, and Lewis Capaldi wins best song

Host Jack Whitehall paid tribute to Caroline Flack.

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

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From The42 Liverpool fall to Champions League first leg defeat against Atletico Work To Do

Liverpool fall to Champions League first leg defeat against Atletico

Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t even manage a shot on target in a poor performance in Madrid.

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Accounts show the aqua dome is loss-making eight months of the year.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to arson attack on Longford home

The five occupants of the house were sleeping when the attack occurred.

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death

An inquest into her death is to open on Wednesday.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A Labour leadership, Irish coronavirus cases, and Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion climate change donation.

Former Christian Brother jailed for a year for sexual assault of teenager in 1981

The assailant had nine previous convictions.

Man accused of murder of Adrian Donohoe admitted lying to garda about his movements, court hears

Aaron Brady from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Detective Garda Donohoe.

Iceland Vegetable Lasagne batch recalled due to possible presence of plastic

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall today.

Murder-accused portrayed as both 'a moron' and 'Machiavelli mastermind', defence tells trial

The accused, 35-year-old Kieran Greene, gave differing statement to Gardaí in June and December 2017.

Opinion: Yes, we're still on coronavirus lockdown in China, weeks later

Irishman Greg McDonough shares his family’s experience while housebound in China during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

Alan Kelly v Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Two TDs set to compete for Labour leadership

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

Garda whistleblower had pay incorrectly cut despite sick certs, tribunal hears

The tribunal is investigating if Garda Nicholas Keogh was targeted after he made his protected disclosure on 8 May 2014.

From The42 Bohemians condemn fans' sectarian chanting during derby against Shamrock Rovers No Place For It

Bohemians condemn fans' sectarian chanting during derby against Shamrock Rovers

Rovers say that the majority of both sets of fans know right from wrong and do not condone the actions of ‘mindless idiots.’

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Human remains have been found on a Donegal beach

A Garda investigation has been launched after the discovery today.

Man allegedly assaulted with iron bars, placed in car boot and told to pay £50,000, court hears

It is alleged the man’s home was also set on fire, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

The couple are understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 a number of days ago.

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

From The42 Ireland will beat England this Sunday and here are the reasons why Sure Thing

Ireland will beat England this Sunday and here are the reasons why

Ireland may have been destroyed on their last visit to Twickenham but momentum is now on their side.

A new potato campaign aims to change the perception millennials have of the humble spud

The IFA and Bord Bia want to show that potatoes aren’t as old-fashioned as some young people think.

'Extremely dangerous': Council says members of the public have been boarding 'ghost ship'

The ship ran aground in east Cork during Storm Dennis and there were concerns about a fuel spillage.

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