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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Today’s News

Dublin commuter delays: A crash on the M50 and a truck hits railway bridge

There are also delays of up to 20 minutes on the Luas Green Line service.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'There's no such thing as the Grafton Quarter': Councillors hit out at this year's Christmas lights

Attempts to re-name or re-brand parts of Dublin City have come in for criticism in recent years.

Man jailed for trying to poison co-worker with lethal chemical he saw on TV

Thomas Lynch told his fellow employees that he planned to put a liquid on his co-worker’s car, which could kill him in 24 hours.

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'It was more to do with a friendship. I wanted him to be happy in his decision'

Lee Chin sheds some light on his close relationship with Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald.

Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family

A Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission probed the case of Dara Quigley, who killed herself after images were leaked by gardai.

Man (29) remanded in custody over seizure of cocaine and cannabis in Drogheda

Those offences are alleged to have taken place on Monday, 11 November.

Man jailed for 12 years for raping his 16-year-old foster daughter

The conviction followed a trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last July.

Explainer: Any potential Lisa Smith prosecution would face challenges due to 'insufficient' Irish legislation

Legal experts have said that Irish prosecutors will have limited options if they charge Lisa Smith.

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Councillors give the green light to white-water rafting facility in Dublin city centre

Members of the central area committee approved the plans.

Finance Minister calls on Noel Grealish to clarify why he singled out Nigeria during leaders questions

Grealish was accused of engaging in “disgraceful racism” after raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

'If a self-driving car mistakes a child for a dog and doesn't swerve, who's liable there?'

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdock said legislators have to be careful when drafting laws dealing with automation.

Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out

One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.

'I’m not very happy about talking to you': Boris Johnson's visit to flood victims went about as expected Under Water This post contains videos

'I’m not very happy about talking to you': Boris Johnson's visit to flood victims went about as expected

There was quite a lot of anger towards the UK Prime Minister.

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Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89 RIP

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89

He passed away in Dublin this morning.

From The42 Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne to start for Ireland in friendly with New Zealand Flying High

Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne to start for Ireland in friendly with New Zealand

The Spurs striker will become Ireland’s third-youngest senior international tomorrow night.

Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition

Opponents to the plant have said they are ready to initiate a judicial review in the High Court.

Revenue experiencing more issues with online system after extending pay and file deadline

Revenue extended the deadline to 6pm today after experiencing technical difficulties yesterday.

Man (20s) and woman (60s) arrested over arson at Co Cork houses in July

One home in Belgooly was completely destroyed as a result of the fire.

Bolivia crisis: Senator declares herself interim president as Morales vows to fight

Jeanine Anez assumed temporary control of the Senate last night, putting her next in line for the presidency.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Poll: Should RTÉ abolish its live coverage of political party conferences? Ard Fheis This post contains a poll

Poll: Should RTÉ abolish its live coverage of political party conferences?

The Irish Times reported that it was suggested that axing the live conference coverage could save RTÉ €250,000.

Rainfall warning for 7 counties as sleet and snow expected in some areas of the country

Lowest temperatures will range between 0 and 2 degrees tonight.

'A dramatic situation': Venice flooded by highest tide in more than 50 years

The exceptionally intense high waters peaked at 1.87 metres.

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers

The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.

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'This place is home to me and I love coming home'

Peter O’Mahony is determined to put World Cup pain behind him as Munster kick off another European campaign.

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

Live televised proceedings of Trump impeachment inquiry to be broadcast today

The impeachment proceedings are set to take place over a number of weeks.

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

Seven men involved in Luas clash with far-right group given suspended sentences

One of the convicted men was on his way into Dublin city centre to protest the group when the incident occurred.

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin had the highest average house price for first-time buyers, costing €520,000.

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership

O’Neill became vice president of Sinn Fein in January 2018.

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

Yesterday’s News

Electricity supply returns to 35,000 in north Dublin after outage

ESB Networks apologised for the inconvenience.

From The42 Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand? Ready To Go

Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand?

Mick McCarthy is unlikely to start too many of his key players in the game.

Garda whistleblower insists former assistant commissioner engaged in 'deliberate and unmitigated' cover-up

The tribunal is in its fourth week and has now finished hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh.

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