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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Conor McGregor spared prosecution for motoring offences in Dublin

He had been accused of allegedly driving a 192-reg car without a licence or insurance.

Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.


Woman (40s) due to appear in court in connection with deaths of three children in Dublin

She is due to appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.

BBC to axe 450 jobs as part of €95m cost-cutting measures

The company said it would review the number of presenters it has and how they work.

Teary-eyed MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne ahead of 'historic' vote on Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

Teary-eyed MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne ahead of 'historic' vote on Brexit deal

MEPs meeting in Brussels are expected overwhelmingly to back ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Woman (22) denies dressing up as her grandmother in an attempt to conceal her killing

Stephanie O’Connor denied that she had killed or assisted anyone in killing her grandmother.

From The42 Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene Talent

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.


'Small number' of Irish people being evacuated from Wuhan in China over Coronavirus

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

Manhunt under way after shots fired at Garda car in North Wexford

Gardaí are urging the public not to approach the car in which the suspects are believed to be travelling.

At least seven dead in landslides and floods in Indonesia

More than 2,000 people have been forced to leave their flooded homes.

Martial arts instructor jailed for five-and-a-half years for killing retiree in one-punch assault

Jonathan Dargan was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally last November.

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them
From The42 How Andy Farrell is looking to put his own stamp on the Ireland set-up New Dawn

How Andy Farrell is looking to put his own stamp on the Ireland set-up

The 44-year-old rugby league legend has made a positive start to life as a head coach.

Hundreds of Russian fishermen rescued after becoming stranded on ice floe

Authorities report that it is the third such incident in the area this week.

Crossbow and heroin seized after gardaí target property in Dublin

The seizure was made following a search in the north inner city last night.

Ireland's longest bridge to open on Wexford-Kilkenny border today

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge will cross the River Barrow between Wexford and Kilkenny.

'He's missed so much': Fresh appeal 10 years on from murder of 26-year-old Kenneth Fetherston

Kenneth Fetherston was last seen on 22 September 2009.

Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean

An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.

Top Republican admits they may fail to block former Trump ally's potentially explosive testimony

The defence in the Trump impeachment trial closed their initial arguments yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

High Court asked to lift injunction limiting extent of greyhound racing protest

Late last year the operators of Shelbourne Park, Greyhound Stadium Ltd, secured the temporary injunction.

From The42 Man Utd condemn those involved in attack on Woodward's home Flares

Man Utd condemn those involved in attack on Woodward's home

After the home of Ed Woodward was reportedly attacked on Tuesday, Manchester United issued a strong statement on the incident.

'Positive discrimination' needed to address inequality in the west and north of the country

A report from the regional authority pointed to significant levels of inequality.

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government push for an end to the US military use of Shannon Airport?

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said he would insist on ending the use of Shannon for US military operations if in government.

Mild conditions on the way ... but rain and drizzle to continue into the weekend

Highest temperatures will range between 7 to 10 degrees today.

The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

Body of Kobe Bryant identified as thousands gather for vigil to 'world's greatest basketball player'

Investigators are still working to identify the five remaining bodies from the helicopter crash.

Prince Andrew 'angry and bewildered' at claims he's not cooperating with the FBI

The Duke of York is said to have insisted he’s “happy to talk” to US authorities.

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on cycling ahead of GE2020

We asked each political party where it stands on cycling policy in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

Four raiders went 'without hesitation' towards Adrian Donohoe's garda car, murder trial hears

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe was providing a Garda escort to credit union employees when he was shot, counsel said.

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