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Today’s News

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

Spot flooding expected as Orange and Yellow rain warnings issued by Met Éireann

The warning is valid from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow.

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.

'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear

'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear

The exhibition open at the National Museum of Ireland tonight.

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World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

From The42 ‘Troy is a number nine… He wouldn’t be ecstatic about moving to the left’ Adaptation

‘Troy is a number nine… He wouldn’t be ecstatic about moving to the left’

The Tottenham striker had to do a job for the team as Ireland beat Sweden last night.

Telecoms giant BT warns Prince Andrew must be dropped from awards scheme or it may pull funding

It joins a growing number of firms expressing unease at partnerships involving the Duke of York.

Maria Bailey questions why basis of deselection shifted from constituency motion to 'solely Taoiseach’s proposal'

Fine Gael members see the letter as a clear signal Bailey intends to fight the decision to deselect her.

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

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Appeal for 18-year-old boy missing from Dublin

Robbie Moore was last seen at his home in the Cabra area yesterday.

Any form of Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, new Central Bank chief warns

Economic resilience is needed for the country to meet the economic challenges ahead, Gabriel Makhlouf said.

Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers

A number of women have been subjected to violent attacks in recent weeks.

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

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From The42 Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings New Boss

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

'I knew there was a fight in them': Woman at centre of narcolepsy case shocked at ‘adversarial’ proceedings

Aoife Bennett (26) settled her case in the High Court with no admission of liability for an undisclosed sum yesterday.

'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland

Cycling groups pointed to census data showing a drop in girls cycling to school.

Man charged as part of investigation into attempted ATM robbery in Co Down

The attempted theft took place in the early hours of Monday morning in Ballynahinch.

Businessman arrested over murder of Maltese journalist in 2017

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

'Good, instant rebuttal': Tories defend re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

A Conservative Party Twitter account was renamed “factcheckUK” during yesterday’s debate.

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.

From The42 Jose Mourinho announced as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur less than 24 hours after Pochettino departure Spurs

Jose Mourinho announced as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur less than 24 hours after Pochettino departure

Mourinho’s contract will run until the end of the 2022/2023 season.

PSNI chief constable meets Lunney and other QIH directors to update on torture investigation Qih

PSNI chief constable meets Lunney and other QIH directors to update on torture investigation

Chief constable Simon Byrne said that the attack on Kevin Lunney was a “truly horrific crime”.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal collision involving 16-year-old boy in Limerick

The collision occurred on the N21, Garrunboy, in Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday 17 November at around 3.45am.

'Hazardous duel', 'Laughable Mr Corbyn': UK papers react to 'bruising' live TV debate

A YouGov poll immediately after the Brexit vote saw a narrow win for Johnson in the ITV debate.

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain

The people found received medical attention at the port.

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home

An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.

Irish Greyhound Board to spend estimated €350k on traceability database IGB

Irish Greyhound Board to spend estimated €350k on traceability database

It comes after damaging revelations into the industry were highlighted by RTÉ in the summer.

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'

The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.

Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027

The plans would see contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, and possibly QR codes being used to pay.

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

Yesterday’s News

Man with religious persecution disorder given suspended term over threat to cut off priest's fingers

Mark Halligan pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.

Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate

Johnson rotated his arguments around Brexit, while Corbyn focused on wealth inequality and the future of the NHS.

Pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt in French forest

The body of the 29-year-old woman was found on Saturday.

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