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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 23 January, 2020

Today’s News

Drivers warned to be cautious as nationwide fog warning extended until midday

Met Éireann says it expects fog to clear slowly during the morning.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

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Johnson seeks end to ‘rancour and division’ as Parliament approves Brexit deal

The only hurdle left to formal ratification now is royal assent by Queen Elizabeth.

Seven people dead and four missing as Spanish coast battered by strong wind and snow

The latest victim was a man who fell into the sea in the northeastern port of Palamos.

Experts from World Health Organisation will meet again today to discuss concerns over coronavirus

Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China’s Hubei province.

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

From The42 Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era The Boss

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era

‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’

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Ireland's tax system does 'the most in Europe to reduce inequality', says ESRI

The top 10% of households earn more than 2.6 times that of the middle household in 2017

Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points

Gardaí must prove they were exceeding the speed limit as they carried out their duty.

Personal drug use and a potential grand coalition: The key moments from the first head-to-head TV debate

There was no Sinn Féin representative present but the party was not far away from the debate.

Organised criminals using fitness apps to track expensive bicycles and equipment, gardaí believe

In particular, areas around the Sally Gap in Wicklow, Lamb’s Cross, Stepaside and Djouce have all been targeted.

Yesterday’s News

Trump’s impeachment trial opens with Democrats accusing him of trying to cheat his way to reelection

The trial marks just the third time the Senate has weighed whether an American president should be removed from office

Leader ratings: How did you rate Varadkar and Martin in tonight's live TV debate?

Tonight’s Virgin Media Television debate was hosted by Pat Kenny.

From The42 Rodriguez's rocket hands Man United fifth defeat in a month Report

Rodriguez's rocket hands Man United fifth defeat in a month

Burnley secured their first league win at Old Trafford since 1962.

Fine Gael has the lowest percentage of female candidates running in the election

At least 30% of a party’s candidates in general elections must be women.

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From The42 'I was unbelievably naive' - Best opens up on regret for role in Belfast rape trial Hindsight

'I was unbelievably naive' - Best opens up on regret for role in Belfast rape trial

‘It was never, ever my intention to cause any more distress on what was a very, very difficult day for that poor girl anyway.’

Sinn Féin issues legal letter to RTÉ over 'unfair' exclusion from TV leaders' debate

Pearse Doherty said RTÉ’s plan is “simply not fair”.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Pensions the talk of the election, China virus crisis deepens and RIP Terry Jones.

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread

Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

Dubliner fined for punching and making 'hugely racist comments' to underage Irish sportswomen

The girl, who was 15 at the time of the assault, represents Ireland in team and individual sports and was returning home by bus in October 2018.

Garda tells inquest Mark Hennessy ‘looked like a man possessed’ before he was fatally shot

The 40-year-old man was shot dead after he abducted and killed Jastine Valdez in May 2018.

From The42 As it happened: Man United v Burnley, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Man United v Burnley, Premier League

Man United faced Burnley, as they aimed to recover from a disappointing defeat to Liverpool.

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action

TUI members are set to strike on 4 February over pay inequality.

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'

People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77 RIP

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

The actor and comedian had been diagnosed with dementia in 2016.

UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia

The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.

Divers locate body in search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast

Two men were aboard the Alize when it sank off Hook Head on 4 January.

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

From The42 Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too Up And Running

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election

All eyes are now on who will form the next government.

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