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Dublin: 0 °C Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Today’s News

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug

Almost 20,000 potential life years were lost in 2015 alone.

Yesterday’s News

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump

Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year

Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.

New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State NYC

New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State

The man set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body earlier today in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square.

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Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January

The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Baby shot in west Dublin, attempted terrorist attack in New York and Luas teething problems.

From The42 Dan Leavy and Stuart Lancaster made the draws for the 2018 Leinster Schools Cup this evening Schools Rugby

Dan Leavy and Stuart Lancaster made the draws for the 2018 Leinster Schools Cup this evening

The first round draws for the Vinnie Murray, Father Godrey and Junior Cups were also conducted.

German phone operator fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers

Yourtel pleaded guilty to 88 counts under the Communications Act for charging 560 customers for a service that was requested but not supplied.

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Pregnant woman 'truly believed' she would die after being beaten unconscious by husband

Muhammed Tajik was sentenced to three years in jail.

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

Murder investigation launched after 3 children die in house fire

A three year old girl is currently in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman is currently in a serious condition in hospital.

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

Sister of assault victim who died still sets his dinner place at Christmas, court hears

Paul Gill had pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Patrick Kelly.

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 FA demands answers after reports Manchester derby bust-up left Arteta bloodied Fracas

FA demands answers after reports Manchester derby bust-up left Arteta bloodied

Milk and water was allegedly thrown at Jose Mourinho after yesterday’s Premier League match at Old Trafford.

French skincare brand Yves Rocher will shutter its Cork plant next year

Some 60 people are set to lose their jobs.

'This is a very volatile situation': Baby and teenager injured in west Dublin shooting

The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado Avocado Hand This post contains videos

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado

The phenomenon of ‘avocado hand’ has reached Ireland.

Irish Ryanair pilots vote in favour of industrial action

The vote was carried out today.

New York City explosion was 'attempted terrorist attack'

A person was arrested at the scene following the incident.

From The42 'If you watch an actual Katie fight, there are a lot of mistakes': Taylor defends title this Wednesday First Defence

'If you watch an actual Katie fight, there are a lot of mistakes': Taylor defends title this Wednesday

Katie Taylor defends her WBA World lightweight title in London on Wednesday.

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 RIP

TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

His family confirmed his death today after a long battle with illness.

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Martin McDonagh and the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon have also been nominated for awards.

'I said some': Sky News presenter defends 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' comment

Adam Boulton made his comments following an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

How popular is your name? This handy app from the CSO will help you find out

With information from 1964 to 2016, users can follow the popularity of any name.

Poll: Do you have insurance for your gadgets? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have insurance for your gadgets?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Taoiseach 'very happy' David Davis has clarified his remarks on border Brexit deal

Over the weekend, the UK’s Brexit Secretary said Friday’s border deal was not legally enforceable.

'They will never be taken from your hearts': Funeral held for US-based family who died in Wexford crash

Lily Ryan-Alexander, her husband Doug, and sons Doug Jr and Steven died in the crash.

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

From The42 Holders Real Madrid drawn with PSG in the Champions League last 16 Mouth-watering

Holders Real Madrid drawn with PSG in the Champions League last 16

Liverpool, Man City and Man United will be happy but Spurs and Chelsea have been handed difficult ties.

Signal failure causes major traffic disruption during Luas Cross City's first weekday

“It couldn’t have happened at a worse time.”

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.

Putin orders the removal of Russian troops from Syria

Putin has been a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout the civil war.

Poll: Should window blinds with accessible cords be banned to protect children? Safety Hazard This post contains a poll

Poll: Should window blinds with accessible cords be banned to protect children?

A new study says that children are put at risk of strangulation by the cords.

'Why do they bully?': Celebrities rally in support of boy after video goes viral Keaton Jones This post contains videos

'Why do they bully?': Celebrities rally in support of boy after video goes viral

The mother of Keaton Jones recorded the video after going to pick him up early from school.

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