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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

NHS nurse who appeared on Britain's Got Talent murdered by boyfriend 'in a fit of rage'

Desmond Sylva was convicted of the murder yesterday.

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed

The man was found guilty at the Central Criminal Court yesterday.


Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

Iran claims to have shot down a US spy drone over its airspace

Iranian state television announced the incident this morning.

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

6 of the most amazing Irish photography accounts to follow on Instagram, according to photographers

Yesterday’s News

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister

The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.

Leader of alleged 'sex-cult' found guilty on charges of sex-trafficking in New York

A number of famous faces including Smallville actress Allson mack were members of the group.

From The42 'They told me I'd never play football again' - €48m Real Madrid signing's incredible journey Stuff Of Dreams

'They told me I'd never play football again' - €48m Real Madrid signing's incredible journey

French defender Ferland Mendy has described how a hip operation threatened to end his career before it had begun.


Trump refuses to offer apology to the Central Park 5 wrongly convicted of rape in 1989

Trump took out ads in New York newspapers calling for the death penalty to be introduced at the time the five men were accused.

From The42 FAI board member resigns after association's 'failure' to address his concerns Wave Goodbye

FAI board member resigns after association's 'failure' to address his concerns

John Earley has confirmed he is stepping down.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The HSE support staff strike, the Rotunda Hospital and Jamal Khashoggi made headlines today.

Dublin man jailed for sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

The woman said the assault had a profound psychological effect on her.

From The42 League Two club clarify that they're on trial to Wes Hoolahan Wessi

League Two club clarify that they're on trial to Wes Hoolahan

Cambridge United are hoping to play their way into the Irish playmaker’s plans for next season.

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala's death

Sala died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the English Channel on 21 January.

Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten

It comes following a third round of voting by conservative MPs today.

Tomorrow's strike by HSE support staff has been deferred to allow for WRC talks

The strike has been deferred pending the outcome of emergency talks.

Traffic delays in Dublin expected after Parnell Street incident

Motorists are advised to expect delays on approach.


Gardaí allegedly told to 'F*** off' by drunk men sailing in middle of Dublin Port shipping lane

The court heard that a 4,000 tonne cruise liuner was delayed as a result of the men’s actions.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online

The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.

Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing

The two teengers are to be sentenced in four weeks’ time.

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down

It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.

From The42 Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task Champions Cup

Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task

Connacht can look forward to some big European nights in Galway when the Champions Cup returns in November.

Teen accused of murdering Japanese man in Dundalk in 2018 will face trial later this year

Mohamed Morei was found fit to plead by a judge at the Central Criminal Court.

Australian police officer breaks off from press conference to rugby tackle man to the ground Hot Pursuit This post contains videos

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

Gardaí issue warning over anonymity of children before court in wake of Ana Kriegel verdict

Someone found guilty of breaching the law surrounding the anonymity of children in criminal cases can receive up to three years in jail.

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

From The42 Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92 Road To Marseille

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

Drugs worth almost €100,000 discovered in parcels at postal centre

Drugs were discovered in two packages marked ‘clothing’.

Man convicted and fined for chopping down hedges during bird nesting season

The case was taken by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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