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Today’s News

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit

Tonight’s exit poll was released seconds after the polls closed at 10 pm.

LIVE: Exit poll predicts thumping victory for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives

We’ll be with you throughout the night as the counting starts and we find out who’ll get the keys to Number 10.

'Rejoice': UK papers react to Boris Johnson's near-certain election victory

The UK papers are already reacting to the exit poll, which predicts victory for Johnson.

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football' FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

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The Late Late Show will feature a special tribute to Shane MacGowan this week

The musician will sing ‘Fairytale of New York’ during the show.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The UK election, Mick Wallace’s house and Dessie Farrell made the headlines today…

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Fiery clashes in House judiciary committee ahead of crucial vote on Trump impeachment

The deeply partisan committee is preparing to send charges against Donald Trump to the full House of Representatives.

Online fraudster who conned music fans has Dunnes Stores size business, judge says

Aaron Moran has 36 previous convictions “and a lot relate to deception”, Ennis District Court heard.

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From The42 Dublin appoint Dessie Farrell as new senior football manager New Era

Dublin appoint Dessie Farrell as new senior football manager

The 1995 All-Ireland winner takes over from Jim Gavin.

All night long: Here's how long you'll need to stay up if you're planning an election all-nighter

Our guide to what to look out for over the next 15 hours.

Prince Andrew 'is a wonderful man who has gone through enormous pain', says Sarah

The Duchess of York said claims surrounding her ex-husband was “all nonsense”.

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

Here's your guide to how TheJournal.ie will have you covered for the UK General Election

Our team will be working overnight to bring you all the latest updates and analysis in the UK’s momentous election.

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Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

From The42 Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

Man in his 40s arrested over 2015 murder of Peter Murphy in Co Cork

The body of Peter Murphy was discovered by his landlord in his rented house in February 2015.

From The42 'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Clerk defends Oireachtas printer purchase and says it makes 'financial sense'

The clerk of the Dáil said the business case for buying the printer is still sound.

'Chill Greta': Trump mocks Thunberg after she was named Time's Person of the Year

In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read “Currently chilling”.

Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome

The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.

Irish Times ban remains as Communicorp invites The Currency back on air

Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.

Garda convicted of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during street protest

The incident occurred in February 2016.

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

From The42 Andy Ruiz Jr branded an 'elephant' and a 'disgrace' Criticism

Andy Ruiz Jr branded an 'elephant' and a 'disgrace'

Frank Warren has heavily criticised the fighter after he came in overweight for his title rematch against Anthony Joshua.

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas

The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.

Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick

One of the operations took place on open ground in the small town of Cappamore.

'Treated like cattle': Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end

The Justice Committee today launched its report into Direct Provision.

Organic bottled infant milk recalled due to presence of fish

The product label did not declare that it contained fish.

'It has had quite a violent past': Bertie Ahern explains his role in Bougainville referendum

The former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach also said that he reckoned Boris Johnson would get an overall majority.

Investigation into how top prizes were not included in some National Lottery games being considered

Here’s what you need to know about top prizes not being included in some National Lottery games

Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts.

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes

The committee heard from stakeholders in relation to Direct Provision over the summer.

From The42 'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile' Moving On

'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile'

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett is happy to put off-field incidents behind him after a difficult few years.

Rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures on the way

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for eight counties.

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