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Today’s News

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

What to look out for as the UK delivers an election verdict with Brexit on the horizon

The extended Brexit date of 31 January looms large over the election.

Yesterday’s News

Harvey Weinstein has bail increased to $5 million for mishandling electronic ankle monitor

“If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding,” the judge said.

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy

Minister Zappone said she was “personally deeply disappointed” that a consensus could not be reached on the issue.

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin area to conserve water over Christmas as demand peaks

Demand for water in greater Dublin is 10 million litres a day higher than last year, Irish Water said.

From The42 Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16 Looking Ahead

Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16

Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea have all progressed to the knockout stages.

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Death toll rises to 8 in New Zealand volcano disaster

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

Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races

The SDLP and the DUP are locked in a tight contest in Belfast South.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

From The42 'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis' Speaking Out

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

UK election watchdog issues warning after BBC political editor's live comments about postal votes

The BBC said it doesn’t believe it or Laura Kuenssberg breached electoral law.

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'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.

Row erupts at Fine Gael parliamentary meeting over TD's criticism of Eoghan Murphy

Bernard Durkan raised the matter of being able to discuss or criticise party policy at tonight’s meeting.

Gardaí out in force as over 300 suspected drink drivers arrested since start of Christmas safety campaign

Almost 40 motorists were detected driving under the influence of drugs since 29 November.

Naturalist and TV personality David Bellamy dies aged 86

In a statement, the director of the foundation he co-founded described Bellamy as a “larger-than-life character”.

What happens if Boris Johnson loses his seat?

Johnson has the smallest majority of any sitting UK Prime Minister since 1924.

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

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

Gardaí ruled out terrorism links in 'random' Dundalk killing, court hears

Mohamed Morei has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of Yosuke Sasaki in January 2018.

RTÉ has deferred its decision to relocate Lyric FM from Limerick

It means a reprieve for now for the jobs located at the Limerick studios.

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Limerick FC set to be liquidated LOI

Limerick FC set to be liquidated

The SSE Airtricity League club is on the verge of extinction after a court hearing in Ennis today.

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

An initial tranche of 83 beds have been approved for opening.

National Lottery apologises after top prizes worth €180k not included in scratch card games

The lottery regulator was notified of the issue earlier last month.

New Jersey: Mayor says gunmen 'targeted' Jewish supermarket

A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects died in the shooting in Jersey City.

Two Irish men charged with conspiracy to import guns and drugs in UK

A third man, who was also arrested, remains in custody for questioning.

From The42 International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments Support

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments

The player believes he was suspended for criticising the League’s support of John Delaney, a claim the League denies.

Baby died from head injuries most likely caused by at least three impacts on hard surface, court told

The severity of the toddler’s injuries could not have been caused accidentally, the jury was told.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to cash-in-transit robbery in Trim

A cash box with an undisclosed amount of money was stolen on Monday.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of teenager in Derry 20 years ago

Jonathan Cairns was found dead in a shallow grave in Loughermore Forest in 1999.

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

Gardaí arrest 10 people and seize thousands of euro worth of drugs in West Cork

West Cork gardaí held a day of action yesterday.

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.

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.

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