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Today’s News

Ged Nash TD decides not to contest for the Labour leadership

Labour TD Alan Kelly will today formally launch his leadership bid at noon today.

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

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

Poll: How often do you post a letter? Your Say This post contains a poll

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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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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.

We've had 4 times the normal weekly rainfall in parts in the past week... and there's more to come

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

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.

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Before and after: How three Insta-perfect kitchens were transformed from drab to dazzling

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.

From The42 Man United keep Champions League hopes alive with crucial Chelsea victory Report

Man United keep Champions League hopes alive with crucial Chelsea victory

Goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire sealed victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

New leaks show Uighur community detained in camps because of their religion

A database profiles the internment of 311 individuals and their relatives abroad.

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Love Island pays tribute to Caroline Flack in first episode since her death

Love Island narrator voiced a tribute to the ITV presenter at the beginning of tonight’s episode: “I’m going to miss you Caz.”

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mary Lou does the macarena, Leo wants to go into opposition and looters stealing toilet roll in Hong Kong. Here’s what made the headlines today…

Defence plea of murder-accused 'did not hold any water', Patricia O'Connor trial told

The jury was told today that the first garda interviews given by the accused “was chronological, sequential and it flowed as a story”.

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

New No 10 adviser resigns after facing criticism over race and contraception remarks

Andrew Sabisky announced that he would resign in order to avoid being “a distraction” to Boris Johnson’s government.

Man (40s) struck by truck after driving his own car into a ditch

The 40-year-old driver of the car left his own vehicle before stepping out in front of an oncoming truck.

Over €25,000 worth of drugs discovered at Dublin Mail Centre

The seizures were made with the help of detector dog Bailey.

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

Man who scammed €10,000 in funeral savings from 74-year-old woman is jailed for three years

The pensioner had set the money aside for her funeral before she was preyed on by the bogus tradesman.

Irish passengers on board cruise ship where 450 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is aware of the case.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder' Opening Up This post contains videos

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

'The door to her cell was bolted': Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN

Elizabeth Coppin’s complaint will be heard by the UN’s Committee Against Torture.

Alan Kelly to announce he's running for the Labour leadership

In 2014, Kelly was elected deputy leader of the Labour Party with over 50% of the vote.

From The42 Farrell confirms 36-man Ireland squad ahead of England clash on Sunday Settled

Farrell confirms 36-man Ireland squad ahead of England clash on Sunday

21-year-old Caelan Doris is fit again and back in contention.

'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56 RIP

'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

His management said the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

From Bermuda to Ballycotton: The long and lonely Atlantic journey of 'ghost ship' the MV Alta Alone At Sea This post contains videos

From Bermuda to Ballycotton: The long and lonely Atlantic journey of 'ghost ship' the MV Alta

The ship was abandoned some 16 months ago as tropical storm Leslie approached Bermuda.

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

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