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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 22 August, 2019

Today’s News

Will Ireland survive 2050? RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule

Some 157 young people in Ireland will come together to form the RTÉ youth assembly and debate climate issues in the Dáil.

All Together Now promises 'no repeat' of traffic issues as it announces tickets for 2020

Tickets for the 2020 edition of the Waterford festival will go on sale next week.

Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force

The changes were announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning.

From The42 Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England Named

Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England

The Leinster man will get his first Test start at Twickenham on Saturday.

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'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says

The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

Temperatures expected to reach up to 24 degrees this weekend

Met Éireann said eastern counties will see more of the sun this weekend.

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

The native Irish population was in centuries of decline before the Vikings came along

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have analysed data from over 800 years.

From The42 'I worked for the crown prince for 5 years in Dubai' - The Irish coach plotting Celtic's Europa League downfall Profile

'I worked for the crown prince for 5 years in Dubai' - The Irish coach plotting Celtic's Europa League downfall

Sean O’Shea is hoping to help AIK overcome the Scottish champions.

As Boris Johnson visits Paris, Coveney states UK backstop alternatives will 'badly hit' Ireland and its economy

The UK Prime Minister will face opposition to his Brexit plans in Paris today.

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

New 'Returning to Ireland' resource to help Irish expats on their journey home

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was a key component of its commitment under Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births, fewer than the government hoped

The country operated a strict one-child policy from 1979 to 2015.

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law

A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yesterday’s News

Two men charged with IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

They were arrested in connection with the discovery of a car bomb under a police officer’s car in Belfast in June.

Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit South Central executed a warrant at a house in Dublin 15 last night.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson returns to the top of Forbes list of highest-paid actors in 2019

Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan also made the Top 10.

Lucky ticket holder scoops €11 million in biggest Lotto win for two years

It’s the 15th biggest win in the game’s history.

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'His impact here is still spoken about': Schmidt's Clermont years

Former second row Jamie Cudmore and team manager Neil McIlroy on Joe Schmidt’s influence on the Clermont Auvergne dressing room.

Ryanair loses High Court bid in London to prevent UK pilots going on strike tomorrow

It comes as a High Court in Dublin ruled in favour of the airline forcing pilots here to cancel strikes tomorrow.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Boris meets Merkel, and Coveney shuts down rumours of a side deal with the UK – here’s your round up of the day.

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

Man who threatened to kill wife in front of gardaí tells court he is a prisoner in his marriage

The man was giving evidence as part of a bail application.

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Have you seen Chloe? Appeal for 15-year-old missing from Wicklow

It’s believed Chloe Fitzgerald may have travelled to Portlaoise.

From The42 Ryder Cup winner Olesen will face trial over sexual assault charge on flight to London Legal Proceedings

Ryder Cup winner Olesen will face trial over sexual assault charge on flight to London

The 29-year-old has indicated he will plead not guilty.

Record number of Amazon wildfires lit on purpose, claims president of Brazil

Nearly 73,000 forest fires have been reported in the country so far this year.

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

The man did not appear in court as he was signing on at the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Trump's former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to appear on Dancing with the Stars

During his time at the White House Spicer found himself embroiled in a number of controversies.

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour Howth This post contains videos

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics

The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

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