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Today’s News

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

Yesterday’s News

Man with religious persecution disorder given suspended term over threat to cut off priest's fingers

Mark Halligan pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.

Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate

Johnson rotated his arguments around Brexit, while Corbyn focused on wealth inequality and the future of the NHS.

Pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt in French forest

The body of the 29-year-old woman was found on Saturday.

From The42 Troy Parrott ends memorable few days in style, as impressive Ireland put 4 past Sweden in Tallaght Report

Troy Parrott ends memorable few days in style, as impressive Ireland put 4 past Sweden in Tallaght

Lee O’Connor, Adam Idah and Zach Elbouzedi were also on target for Stephen Kenny’s side.

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Leader ratings: How did you rate Johnson and Corbyn in tonight's ITV debate?

The hour-long face off was the first of many ahead of election day in three weeks.

Alleged Kinahan cartel murder plotters sniff cocaine and talk about shooting woman and baby, court hears

One of the would-be assassins was recorded as saying: “Baby or no baby, I don’t give a f**k.”

From The42 Ireland set for Euros play-off with Slovakia as Wales seal qualification Onwards

Ireland set for Euros play-off with Slovakia as Wales seal qualification

Aaron Ramsey’s double led Giggs’ men past Hungary tonight and determined Ireland’s opponents next March.

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

Man in his 60s dies in Sligo crash RIP

Man in his 60s dies in Sligo crash

The sole occupant of the jeep, a man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions are unsafe, UK Supreme Court hears

The former Sinn Féin leader claims two convictions he received in the 70s were unlawful.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The National Broadband Plan, Verona Murphy and a report about teenage anxiety had people talking today.

Motorcyclist killed following collision on M50

The incident happened at around 8 o’clock this morning.

Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments

Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.

From The42 Tottenham Hotspur confirm departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino Sacked

Tottenham Hotspur confirm departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino

The club released a statement this evening.

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'

TheJournal.ie is a partner of the GDS 2020 – you can participate here.

From The42 The42's Big, Big Sports Table Quiz is coming to Galway next week The42 Quiz

Man seeks damages from Department of Social Protection after his data was given to private investigator

49-year-old Daniel Lannon is seeking damages for what he claims was a breach of his privacy.

Students’ union passes motion to remove Prince Andrew as university chancellor

He was made chancellor of Huddersfield University in July 2015.

RTÉ sells off Louis le Brocquy painting for €102,000

The national broadcaster is dealing with a serious financial crisis.

From The42 Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province Extension

Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province

The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Two prison guards arrested and charged in relation to Jeffrey Epstein's death

The city’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.

Garda appeal after motorcyclist left in critical condition following crash

The incident happened on the R680, Cork Road, at around 12.45pm.

Impeachment probe told of ‘improper’ Trump phone call with Ukraine leader

Nine current and former US officials are giving evidence as the House’s impeachment inquiry accelerates.

Dublin City Council prosecutes man over nuisance pigeons in Stoneybatter

The council had erected a number of signs in the area which state: “Do Not Feed Pigeons Or Other Birds By Order.”

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child FGM

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

Three men arrested over attempted theft of ATM in Co Down

Those involved in the attempted theft were reported to have fled the scene, empty handed.

From The42 Limerick begin disciplinary proceedings against two hurlers sent home from New York trip Fight

Limerick begin disciplinary proceedings against two hurlers sent home from New York trip

‘A disciplinary process has commenced,’ a Limerick GAA statement said.

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan

The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father DUP

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father

The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

Rape probe involving Julian Assange has been dropped in Sweden

The WikiLeaks founder has been in custody in the UK since his removal from Ecuador’s embassy in London.

Lucan attack: Gardaí seeking to trace movements of '05 CW' reg car sold last week

It is understood that gardaí suspect the man was shot before the car was set alight in Lucan.

Two gardaí hospitalised after patrol car rammed during overnight pursuit

Two men were arrested and gardaí recovered a knife and €1,500 worth of suspected cannabis.

Taoiseach 'has spoken to' under-fire FG candidate Verona Murphy about her comments on migrants By-election This post contains videos

Taoiseach 'has spoken to' under-fire FG candidate Verona Murphy about her comments on migrants

Murphy has made a number of controversial comments about refugees in the past number of days.

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

From The42 The 4 teams Ireland could face in the Euro 2020 play-offs Permutations

The 4 teams Ireland could face in the Euro 2020 play-offs

Northern Ireland, Wales, Bosnia and Slovakia all may lie ahead.

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

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