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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Today’s News

Plant at centre of boil water notice to be investigated by Environmental Protection Agency

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

Trump withheld military aid unless Ukraine agreed to investigate Biden, diplomat says

The diplomat’s account reaches to the highest levels of the Trump administration, drawing in Vice President Mike Pence and acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.

'How often should newborns blink?': 16 parents share their strangest late-night Google searches

'Brexit is in purgatory': UK front pages react to last night's House of Commons votes

The EU will now consider what kind of extension to offer the UK.

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose the sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation FGM

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

RTÉ contacts Facebook about sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy

The sponsored fake news story posts link to a page on the Amazon online marketplace.


Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee

The journalist and activist died by suicide in April 2017. Weeks before, images of her had been shared widely online.

From The42 Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia RIP This post contains videos

Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia

She suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease.

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

The former NI Police Ombudsman made the comments in a Morning Ireland interview yesterday.

Yesterday’s News

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000

Legislation that requires the UK Government to introduce a scheme came into effect at midnight on Monday.

Trump comes under fire for comparing impeachment proceedings to a 'lynching'

A civil rights lawyer said the term is associated with public attacks on African-Americans down through US history.

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

Suspect in Harry Dunn case seeks interview with British police ‘under caution’

UK teenager Harry Dunn was killed in a crash on 27 August.


From The42 Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching In Demand

Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching

The outgoing Irish boss has admitted he will take time to consider his future.

Armed man arrested after stealing ambulance and driving into bystanders in Oslo

A child who was in a pram was injured in the incident.

Large quantity of Dublin Marathon merchandise for volunteers stolen from van in Dublin

The hats and jackets were stolen in Sutton between 4.30pm Saturday and 6.30pm yesterday.

Boil water notice issued for 600,000 people in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath

Irish Water said the issues have now been resolved, but said that the water is travelling through the system which is why the notice is being put in place.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A crucial Commons defeat, an apology in the Dáil and a sinkhole in Co Cork, it’s the Fix.

Man who punched girlfriend 'more than five but less than ten times' given suspended sentence

David Swords, from Dublin, pleaded guilty to the assault.

JVN on living with HIV, his new book, and his 'bad assumption' about Leo Varadkar

We chat to the effervescent and thoughtful Queer Eye cast member, who has written a new memoir.

Rural pubs will be worst hit if cigarette vending machines banned in pubs, vintners insist

Proposed legislation will also be looked at to limit the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 years old.

From The42 Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen Global Season

Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen

The All Blacks boss was disappointed World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship was shot down.

Garda whistleblower told detective superintendent he was going to 'take down' garda commissioner, tribunal told

The tribunal is in its second week hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh.

Boris Johnson loses crucial Commons vote on his Brexit deal, as EU to consider a third extension

Donald Tusk said that he would recommend that the EU’s 27 leaders accept the UK request for an extension until 31 January 2020.

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate

MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.

Social media app TikTok removed almost a dozen accounts for publishing ISIS propaganda videos

An employee at TikTok said that about 10 accounts were removed for posting the videos.

School guard in US rehired after being fired for repeating n-word while telling student not to say it

The school district has said it has a zero-tolerance policy on employees using racial slurs.

Judge calls for end to Longford gang feud as he jails teenager for five years

The judge said the feud had its genesis in “trivial” matters.

More batches of own-brand supermarket water recalled amid contamination fears

This is the latest in a series of recalls for Celtic Pure bottled water, which first began back in July.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Irish striker Parrott bags four goals for Spurs in the Uefa Youth League Sharp Shooter This post contains videos

Irish striker Parrott bags four goals for Spurs in the Uefa Youth League

The U21 international was in clinical form against Red Star Belgrade today.

Young boy awarded €11k after hot liquid spilled on him during Aer Lingus flight

The boy was on an Aer Lingus flight from Gran Canaria to Dublin when the incident happened.

120-year-old lighthouse put on wheels to move it away from eroding Danish coastline

The now-defunct Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was moved 300ft inland.

From The42 Who should succeed Rory Best as Ireland captain? Looking To The Future This post contains a poll

Who should succeed Rory Best as Ireland captain?

Murray Kinsella sees James Ryan as a future Ireland skipper, but perhaps not one for the immediate future.

Shannon-based tech firm Molex to shut next year with up to 500 job losses

The positions will be phased out in the coming months.

Johnson threatens to pull Brexit deal and call general election if MPs don't back his plans

Two crucial votes this evening will determine whether Brexit is possible before 31 October.

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