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Today’s News

Aung San Suu Kyi denies Burma genocide claims at top UN court

The former pro-democracy figurehead refuted allegations that the army had killed civilians in 2017.

Greta Thunberg named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The magazine cover has a picture of Thunberg with the subtitle “The Power of Youth.”

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment HSE

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment

The HSE has defended the use of debt collection agencies.

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

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Retired garda arrested over immigration irregularities at garda station

The man, who is in his 60s, was arrested this morning.

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum

The region was voting on whether to become independent from Papua New Guinea.

Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks CCJ

Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks

The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.

Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off Milking It This post contains videos

Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off

A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.

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Three teens arrested for trying to rob Mullingar off-licence with fake gun

The teens fled the store empty-handed after being fended off by a member of staff.

Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction' to investigate Dara Murphy complaints

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

Gangs use 'expendable' young men to control parts of south Dublin – study

New research finds that children as young as 10 are being groomed for criminal activity.

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

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Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the year by Merriam-Webster dictionary

Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the year by Merriam-Webster dictionary

More and more people are exercising their right to choose the pronoun by which they are identified.

From The42 'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony Silent Leader

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

Recovery of victims from New Zealand volcano eruption hampered by conditions

Monitoring agency GeoNet said further eruptions on White Island were ‘likely’.

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

Six people killed in US shooting in New Jersey

The shooting took place at a graveyard and a supermarket.

Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims

Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support

Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.

Multiple senior gardaí under investigation for alleged bullying and harassment

Official complaints were lodged against these members in the last six months.

Yesterday’s News

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to obtain passport for organised crime gang

He is currently detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.

Democrats claim 'overwhelming' evidence as they unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

The charges stem from the president’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction

The 82-year-old is currently serving a three and a half year jail term.

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Nun found guilty of breach of planning laws over Cork compound

Two nuns attended court today with a Child of Prague statue. The judge said “this is not the place for holy statues”.

Nine-year-old Belgian child genius drops out of university

His father said he quit because the university wanted to delay his degree until next year.

From The42 RTÉ Sport announce nominees for manager and team of the year awards Award Award Award

RTÉ Sport announce nominees for manager and team of the year awards

GAA, soccer and horse racing are among the sports represented in the shortlists.

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff FAI

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff

Officials from the FAI have declined an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas Committee tomorrow morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in top UN court

The court hearings are beginning on Human Rights day.

Woman (80s) dies in early morning house fire in Co Wexford

Emergency services attended the scene shortly before 7am this morning.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

A court heard today that victim Yosuke Sasaki (24) was a “fine, young man” who worked in a local factory in Dundalk.

Dublin is more expensive to live in than both London and Vienna

Despite falling in world rankings, Dublin remains one of the most expensive European cities to live in.

From The42 Liverpool seal progress to Champions League knockout stages with win in Salzburg Liverpool

Liverpool seal progress to Champions League knockout stages with win in Salzburg

The Champions of Europe move on in a quest for a third-straight European Cup final.

Warning issued over theft of container with consignment of beef from Northern Ireland firm

The FSAI said it is liaising with gardaí and other agencies over the meat theft.

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