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Today’s News

Four killed and 43 injured in early-morning train crash in Turkey

The crash happened at around 6.30am near the Turkish capital Ankara.

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

Theresa May heads to Brussels seeking EU compromise to save Brexit deal

The British leader survived a confidence vote staged by her own party’s MPs late last night.

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Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case WRC

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

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Yesterday’s News

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs

The British Prime Minister said today has been “a long and challenging day”.

Is Joe Biden the next US President? He's going to talk to family about it over Christmas

Biden served as Barack Obama’s Vice President for eight years.

Man seriously injured after being hit by van in Limerick

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

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Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest

Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,

From The42 Here are the 16 clubs who will contest the knockout stages of this season's Champions League Last 16
'State-of-the-art' Russian robot unveiled as man in robot costume Shambot This post contains videos

'State-of-the-art' Russian robot unveiled as man in robot costume

The ‘robot’ was shown dancing and singing on Russia’s main TV news channel.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Theresa May survives vote, Fianna Fáil sign on for another year and Michael Cohen jailed.

Irish politicians told to stay silent ahead of Tory vote with hopes Brexit no-deal can be avoided

At tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, Leo Varadkar said support for Ireland in Europe on Brexit remains ‘rock solid’.

Wind and rain warnings issued for southern counties

There is a risk of spot flooding.

Who is the Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt?

The suspected gunman has been sentenced 27 times for a variety of crimes.

From The42 As it happened: Valencia v Man United, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Valencia v Man United, Champions League

Valencia faced Man United, with the prospect of the Red Devils topping their group still a faint possibility.

How I Spend My Money: A marketing manager in Dublin on €40,000 who is moving home in the new year

He and his partner aim to save €2,000 a month next year for a house deposit.

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

Man in his 60s killed after being struck by car while walking in Dublin

Part of the Finglas Road was closed earlier but has since reopened.

Man arrested over death of man in Meath released without charge

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

From The42 Schmidt looks forward to family time but not ruling out coaching return Taking Time Out

Schmidt looks forward to family time but not ruling out coaching return

‘Never say never,’ the 53-year-old said.

Jailed former Trump lawyer says he felt he was duty-bound 'to cover up his dirty deeds'

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how much Ray D'Arcy, Ryan Tubridy and RTÉ's other top presenters earned in 2016

Tubridy earned €495,000 in 2016, the same amount as in 2015, making him the highest earning presenter at the company.

Limerick man cleared of murder but found guilty of the manslaughter of 'annoying' beggar

The jury took less than four hours to reach a unanimous verdict of not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election

Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.

Innocent shooting victim Martin O'Rourke 'caught in crossfire', inquest hears

Martin O’Rourke (24) sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the back of the head on 14 April 2016.

From The42 Plotting Katie Taylor's path towards the biggest women's fight of all time in 2019 Four Major Fights

Plotting Katie Taylor's path towards the biggest women's fight of all time in 2019

Katie Taylor faces Eva Wahlstrom in a career-biggest test this Saturday, but provided she wins, the fights will only get bigger next year.

Appeal for witnesses after female allegedly sexually assaulted in Dublin

The incident is believed to have happened between 12.43am and 2.14am on Sunday morning.

Pope Francis removes two scandal-hit cardinals from his inner circle

George Pell and Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both removed from the C9 Council of Cardinals.

'We saw a woman with a baby … we were screaming at her’: Sinn Féin MEP caught up in Strasbourg shooting

A lone gunman killed at least three people and wounded 13 others at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

From The42 Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup Irish Abroad

Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup

Molloy moved to New Zealand in 2016 from Wexford Youths and currently plays for Team Wellington.

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says No Deal Brexit This post contains videos

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says

Tory MP Priti Patel had suggested that the UK government use potential food shortages in Ireland as leverage against the backstop.

Estonian hitman Imre Arakas jailed for six years for conspiring to commit murder

The 60-year-old admitted last month to conspiring with others to murder James Gately.

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