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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Today’s News

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

Man and woman released without charge after Dublin quays stabbing

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Simon Coveney: 'Renegotiating a deal that took two years to agree on doesn't seem realistic'

Jean-Claude Juncker said there’s “no room whatsoever for the renegotiation” of the Brexit deal.

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From The42 'All I could see was hankies. I was crying, crying, crying. I had to f**k the thing away' Painful Memories

'All I could see was hankies. I was crying, crying, crying. I had to f**k the thing away'

Eamonn Magee admits it is hard to read the story of his life in the double award-winning ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee.’

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

Man arrested after camper van fire on Howth pier

Another vehicle beside the camper van also caught fire.

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Two Californian nuns embezzled school funds and used it to gamble in Las Vegas

The two Sisters embezzled about $500,000, and used the funds over the years for travel and gambling in Las Vegas.

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of woman in Dublin city

The woman is believed to have been socialising in a hotel in the city centre.

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring

Meng Wanzhou faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran.

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

DPP employee to go on trial charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act

The case relates to files pertaining to the murder of Peter Butterly.

Gardaí on alert as Kinahan target released from prison

The man is expected to leave the jurisdiction in the coming weeks.

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'

The ESRI has been looking at the impact Budget 2019 will have.

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

Yesterday’s News

'Put it back!': Labour MP ejected from House of Commons after taking ceremonial mace Symbolic Protest This post contains videos

'Put it back!': Labour MP ejected from House of Commons after taking ceremonial mace

The protest came after a crucial Brexit vote was postponed.

Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl

John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms Child Welfare This post contains videos

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms

The woman has been charged with a number of offences.

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Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes Republic In Crisis This post contains videos

Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes

Macron also rolled back on an unpopular increase in taxes on pensioners.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Brexit, murder trials and abortion services had everyone talking today.

From The42 'He felt so targeted' - Neville recalls Sterling coming to him in 2016 about 'vicious' treatment Discussion This post contains videos

'He felt so targeted' - Neville recalls Sterling coming to him in 2016 about 'vicious' treatment

Chelsea has suspended four supporters over alleged abuse towards the Man City star.

Varadkar and Tusk both say Brexit deal CAN'T be renegotiated

Theresa May has a fight on her hands.

From The42 All 20,000 entries for next year's Dublin Marathon sell out 10 months in advance Huge Demand

All 20,000 entries for next year's Dublin Marathon sell out 10 months in advance

The 40th edition of the race takes place on Sunday 27 October 2019.

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Man dies after collision between motorcycle and car

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park

The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.

Union has 'grave concerns' about hard drives of INM staff 'being searched without permission'

The NUJ said it is concerned about “the threat to confidential sources of information and the privacy of INM staff”.

From The42 Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line Class Act

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

Donald Trump, Jamal Khashoggi and Meghan Markle nominated for Time’s Person of the Year

Every year the publication recognises the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world — for better or for worse.

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Iona Institute researcher sues Twitter over tweets he claims defamed him

The allegedly defamatory tweets were not taken down from the social media platform.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

40 year-old goes on trial over fatal stabbing of man in relationship with his ex-partner

Keith Connorton has gone on trial charged with the killing of 29-year-old Graham McKeever in 2017.

Double jeopardy trial finds paedophile guilty of 1986 'Babes in the wood' murders

Schoolgirls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play in October 1986.

Lancaster in contract talks with Leinster, but refuses to rule out Farrell reunion

The Leinster senior coach has not received any contact from outside the province over his future.

Former Russian policeman found guilty of carrying out 56 murders, bringing total spree to 78 killings

The conviction makes Mikhail Popkov Russia’s worst-known serial killer of recent times.

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