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Today’s News

LIVE: Votes for Taoiseach underway as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

LIVE: Votes for Taoiseach underway as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Seán Ó Feargháil has so far been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Eireann.

Sacked NI secretary Julian Smith hits back at accusations he sealed power-sharing deal by keeping details from Johnson

Smith said that Johnson did not “sign off a key government deal without reading it first”.

High Court rejects challenge against deportation of convicted drug dealer

Shaheed Adeola Ishola was jailed following the discovery of €1.4 million worth of cocaine.

Roger Stone jailed for 3 years and 4 months for obstructing Russia probe

Stone was jailed for impeding a congressional investigation into whether the Trump 2016 election campaign conspired with Russia.

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Mystery objector successfully stalling Dublin city centre getting its first new cinema in years

Legal firm Arthur Cox says the company behind objection doesn’t exist.

From The42 LIVE: Club Brugge v Manchester United, Europa League last 32 Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Club Brugge v Manchester United, Europa League last 32

Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage of Man United’s trip to Belgium.

Four buildings in Tullamore town centre to be used for new direct provision centre

Local representatives and government officials met this afternoon to discuss the plans.

Attempted murder investigation launched after man stabbed at London mosque

The incident happened at 3.10pm today.

Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater Shannon This post contains videos

Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater

Increased rainfall coupled with increased discharges from the Weir has left residents along the Shannon catchment “concerned”.

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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI

The matter concerns materials recently seized from the FAI’s offices.

Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised after writing that Israel had ‘taken Nazism to a new level’.

From The42 'Sometimes the first question is, 'What is your fee?'' - Brady lifts lid on club manager payments Money Talks

'Sometimes the first question is, 'What is your fee?'' - Brady lifts lid on club manager payments

But David Brady believes the fixtures issue is the GAA’s real ‘problem child’.

JFK's car, Mary Lou's cavalry and a Healy-Rae hooley - it all went down as TDs entered the Dáil First Day Of Term This post contains videos

JFK's car, Mary Lou's cavalry and a Healy-Rae hooley - it all went down as TDs entered the Dáil

There were 48 new TDs entering Leinster House and they came to celebrate.

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats

The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.

Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

Whirlpool recalls more models of Hotpoint washing machines amid fire concerns

An issue has been identified with the door lock system on affected models.

Crack houses operating like supermarkets as cocaine use sweeps across Limerick, politicians claim

Elected officials say cocaine use is rampant in Limerick city and serious gangland violence could return.

From The42 Pre-match pints, post-match vodkas – the secret to winning at Twickenham Glory Days

Pre-match pints, post-match vodkas – the secret to winning at Twickenham

Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Nick Popplewell retrace their steps and tell Andy Farrell what you need to do to beat England on their home patch.

Teen died due to ingestion of ecstasy and morphine at Indiependence music festival

The 19-year-old became ill at the festival and died three days later in hospital.

ISPCA 'shocked and appalled' after video emerges of high-speed sulky race on N7

In the video, two horse-and-carts are flanked to the front and rear by a cordon of cars and vans travelling at high speed.

Risk of snow and flooding in some areas as Status Yellow rainfall warning issued

Met Éireann issued the warning for four counties this morning.

Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne

The train came off its tracks near the town of Wallan, around 45km north of Melbourne.

Suspect device left outside home of uncle of Sinn Féin MP John Finucane

Martin Finucane is the brother of murdered solicitor Pat.

Police probe far-right terror connection after nine killed in shootings in Germany

Nine people were killed and five wounded in the shootings in Hanau.

Two Diamond Princess passengers die as Britain announces repatriation flight

Both passengers, who were in their 80s, were taken off the ship last week and were being treated in hospital.

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

Two men arrested in connection with Keane Mulready-Woods murder

The 17-year-old was killed and his body dismembered last month.

Poll: Who should TDs elect as taoiseach today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should TDs elect as taoiseach today?

The 33rd Dáil will meet today to try to elect a taoiseach.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Greta Thunberg ‘using award money to create sustainability foundation’

The teenage climate activist was one of four recipients of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award.

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK Flooding This post contains videos

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK

There are six severe warnings indicating lives are in danger in communities near the Welsh border.

Teenage girl dies after single-vehicle crash in Cork

The driver and a second passenger, both males in their teens, received serious injuries.

Michael Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during fiery Democratic debate

The former New York mayor was forced to defend his record on race and gender as well as his personal wealth.

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

Opinion: All hail The Dice Man, the High King of Grafton Street

On the 25th anniversary of the passing of Thom McGinty, Robert O’Byrne and Trevor White pay tribute to one of Dublin’s best-loved characters.

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