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Today’s News

Children's hospital costs controversy: Officials deny 'catastrophic failure of management'

The rise in costs have been described as ‘disturbing’.

Search resumes for plane carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala

The plane in which Sala was travelling disappeared from radar on Monday night.

Poll: Is it acceptable to watch videos on public transport without headphones? Poll This post contains a poll

'Treating us as if we're stupid?': Minister pressured to answer direct question on border in Morning Ireland interview

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed was involved in a tense interview on Morning Ireland today.


The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

'No Cave!': It's wall or bust for a defiant Trump as shutdown enters 33rd day

Democrat Nancy Pelosi accused the president of “holding Americans hostage” over his wall demands.

Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks

Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.

Four arrested over plot to attack New York Muslim community

The Rochester-area residents are accused of plotting to attack the small Muslim enclave known as Islamberg.

From The42 David Hawkshaw: From Dublin minor hurler to Ireland U20 rugby captain Multi-talented

David Hawkshaw: From Dublin minor hurler to Ireland U20 rugby captain

A standout player in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup for Belvedere, the centre is preparing to lead Ireland in the Six Nations.

Parents share the one dinner everyone will eat - plus can I tell my ex he needs to spend more time with the kids?

Two statues of Luke Kelly to be unveiled on either side of Liffey to mark 35 years since his death

The statues will be located on South King Street and Sheriff Street.

Talks on compensation for family of murdered garda break down

Garda Tony Golden was shot fives times while on duty in Omeath, Co Louth in 2015.

Disruption at major US airport after drone sighting

In December, London’s Gatwick airport was paralysed for 36 hours after a drone sighting.

Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout

Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances

The proceedings were issued on Monday 21 January by PDFORRA.

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans ESB

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

The Department of Health said it may review its policy given its difficulty in sourcing cannabis product.

Yesterday’s News

Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears

The woman claims the unwanted communications began almost a decade ago.

Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE

The board will be appointed on an administrative basis until legislation has passed.

James Bulger's mother 'angry and upset' after film about her son's murder receives Oscar nomination

“I just hope the film doesn’t win its category in the Oscars,” Denise Fergus said on Twitter today.

Brexit 66 days out, but Irish government says there are 'absolutely no preparations for a hard border'

An Irish government spokesperson said that it serves no purpose to speculate about the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit


Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

From The42 'It's something we'll always have as a family. A dream come true' Desert Dreams

'It's something we'll always have as a family. A dream come true'

After a difficult three years, Shane Lowry ended his long wait for a fourth career victory on Saturday. He tells The42 why it meant the world to him.

Transgender in Ireland: What are the laws around changing your gender?

The government is considering proposals to allow children aged 16 and 17 to self-declare their gender.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Verdict reached in Carrickmines halting site fire, Oscar nominations announced and plane carrying Premier League striker goes missing – It’s The Fix.

Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight

Dozens of activists gathered outside RTÉ’s Donnybrook studios this evening.

Watch the refurbished No 11 Liffey Ferry motor back into action after 35 years Relaunch This post contains videos

Watch the refurbished No 11 Liffey Ferry motor back into action after 35 years

The new service is phrase one of a maritime training programme that looks at handing down previous generations’ skills.

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart Reverse

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

Death of man whose body was found in Cork city not being treated as suspicious

The man’s body was found shortly before midday.

Dyson is moving its headquarters to Singapore - but 'not because of Brexit'

The company’s owner and founder James Dyson has been a vocal Brexit advocate, but insists the move is not related to Brexit.

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

The trips could be shorter than usual given Brexit.

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

The Commission of Investigation will not be issuing its final report this year.

Carrickmines fire inquest: Deaths ruled as misadventure as survivors are commended for bravery

The fire claimed the lives of five adults and five children including a five-month-old baby.

Three men arrested in Cork in relation to machete murder of Mikolaj Wilk

Landscape gardener Mikolaj Wilk was subjected to a gruesome attack in his Cork home last June.

Gardaí investigating after human remains found by fishing vessel off Irish coast

The discovery was made 180 nautical miles from Castletownbere, Co Cork.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Police searching for plane with Cardiff City footballer onboard find 'a number of floating objects' in water

Emiliano Sala is Cardiff City’s record signing, having put pen to paper on a contract with the club at the weekend.

Retired surgeon groped boy's genitals during medical examinations, court hears

Shine (86) of Ballsbridge, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the thirteen charges of indecent assault.

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