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Today’s News

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.

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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 Det Gda Donohoe.

'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.

Ryanair plane in Dublin disinfected as 'precaution' after two fall ill on flight from Poland

The two passengers who became ill onboard the Poznan-Dublin service later tested negative for any virus.

Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial

The movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government' Coalition Talks This post contains videos

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'

Ryan says a government is needed that will last for ‘three or four years’.

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for several western counties tomorrow

There will be a risk of flooding from tomorrow in some areas.

From The42 Big blow for England as Mako Vunipola ruled out of Ireland clash Setback

Big blow for England as Mako Vunipola ruled out of Ireland clash

The 29-year-old has travelled to Tonga for family reasons.

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official

Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.

Woman arrested over fatal shooting where man's body was found in burning car in Lucan

Two men were arrested yesterday, one of whom remains in custody.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

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Poll: How often do you post a letter?

The price of stamps will increase on 19 March.

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says

The Diamond Princess ship docked in Japan has more than 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people

A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.

From The42 Atletico are amid an identity crisis under Diego Simeone, but Liverpool may be suitable opponents Preview

Atletico are amid an identity crisis under Diego Simeone, but Liverpool may be suitable opponents

Atleti are struggling with the favourites tag in La Liga. The visit of the European champions allows them to be underdogs once again.

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid thousands of cases of alleged sexual abuse

The 110-year-old organisation is facing a huge compensation plan for abuse victims.

UK's chief Brexit negotiator: Britain must be able to set laws that suit itself after EU breakaway

In a speech yesterday, David Frost said the UK wouldn’t accept EU supervision to create a “level playing field”.

Hospital director at epicentre of coronavirus epidemic in China dies of the virus

More than 72,000 people have been infected with the virus, also known as Covid-19.

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says

The Story of Water, which aired on Virgin Media before Christmas, was designed to “take back control” of the company name and story.

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

The price of stamps is increasing by 10c next month

The prices of the stamps will increase on 19 March.

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager

An ‘anarchist’ could do ‘something terrible’ to a reusable cup before handing it to staff, the catering manager said.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí appeal for help in locating teenager missing in Dublin

He is described as 5’7 in height, medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

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