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Today’s News

Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein

A proposed new EU Directive aims to develop a secondary market for non-performing loans and poses a serious threat to the rights of borrowers and consumers, writes Matt Carthy.

Government set to lose vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers vow to abstain

Junior Minister John Halligan said he is comfortable with his abstention from the vote, stating that ‘the important thing is, the Bill will pass’.

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas

Last year the Pure project removed 160 tonnes of illegal waste from these areas.

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'A town hall twinning' 'Disgusted': Some FF members are not happy at all with the new SDLP partnership

Leaders of Fianna Fáil and the SDLP will announce the poorly-kept secret of their partnership today.

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway

The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.

Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit

Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.

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Yesterday’s News

DCU researchers help solve cosmic riddle on the birth of massive black holes in the early universe

When galaxies assemble extremely rapidly, and sometimes violently, it can lead to the formation of a massive black hole.

Pro-life protest threats prompt venue change for Madigan's speech on women in the Church

People voiced opposition to the venue hosting the Minister’s talk, with many referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

Nurse charged with rape after US woman in coma for over a decade gives birth

The 29-year-old woman, who has been in long-term care since the age of 3, gave birth to a baby boy in December.

Fire services extinguish blaze after bus catches fire on the Navan Road in Dublin

There are currently two fire engines from Phisborough fire station on the scene.

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British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police

Shepard was convicted of manslaughter last year for the death of Charlotte Brown.

From The42 'When you mentioned you were going training, people would laugh at you' On The Up

'When you mentioned you were going training, people would laugh at you'

Galway’s Siobhán Divilly on how ladies football went from ‘non-existent’ to where it is now and her decision to take a year out in 2019.

Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes

US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “interim leader” and called on Nicolas Maduro to resign.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Irish border rumours rumble on, the CervicalCheck results backlog, and possible cannabis licenses for farmers.

Cast of Derry Girls to be immortalised with mural in Derry City

Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James will be painted on the side of Badgers Bar in Derry City.

Retired surgeon groped the "privates" of teenager he had operated on weeks earlier, trial told

Shine performed surgery on the teenager’s appendix at Lourdes hospital in 1971 when he was aged 13.

From The42 Fulham striker Kamara arrested after fight at club's training ground Met Police

Fulham striker Kamara arrested after fight at club's training ground

The 23-year-old was arrested by Met Police on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

U2 'find what they're looking for' as green light given for visitor centre in Dublin

The City Council gave the centre the go-ahead after the height the centre was significantly reduced.

How I Spend My Money: An expat in Melbourne on €62,400 not excited about coming home soon when her visa expires

She says it’s tough being away from home but the quality of life in Australia is worth it.

From The42 Crystal Palace goalkeeper Hennessey charged over alleged Nazi salute Charged

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Hennessey charged over alleged Nazi salute

The goalkeeper was seen holding one hand in the air and the other above his mouth on social media.

Woman (30s) arrested after cannabis worth almost €1m seized in Drogheda

A search was carried out in the Drogheda area at 9am today.

Emiliano Sala search: Footballer presumed dead as rescuers suspend search

The plane in which Sala was travelling disappeared from radar on Monday night; Cardiff City said they didn’t arrange the flight.

Four people arrested on suspicion of financing terrorist activities released without charge

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Dublin man to go on trial over alleged online harassment of women over seven-year period

Charges were made against Brendan Doolin following an 18-month Garda investigation.

Farmer accused of murdering love rival and hiding naked body in slurry pit

The trial of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke opened today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues

The programme examined the growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender.

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.

Public asked for its say on six new corridors under radical BusConnects plan

1,300 properties would be affected by 16 new bus corridors, the NTA has said.

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

From The42 'Eddie went past me just before and said, 'get ready for a few grenades'' War Of Words

'Eddie went past me just before and said, 'get ready for a few grenades''

Joe Schmidt is ready for further verbals from England coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Six Nations opener in Dublin.

James Gandolfini's son to play Tony Soprano in prequel movie

Michael Gandolfini said he was “honoured” to take up the role.

Bono tells business leaders at Davos: 'Capitalism is not immoral - it's amoral'

He said the people whose lives were “chewed up” by capitalism are pushing populism.

'Not good enough': Lotto regulator critical of results of first-ever under-18 mystery shop study

The research was the first of its kind in Ireland, and surveyed 510 locations across the country.

From The42 Take Dubs out of Croke Park for All-Ireland semis, says Galway's Declan Kyne Home Comforts

Take Dubs out of Croke Park for All-Ireland semis, says Galway's Declan Kyne

Last year’s league finalists launch their Division 1 campaign at home to Cavan this Sunday.

Children's hospital costs controversy: Officials deny 'catastrophic failure of management'

The rise in costs have been described as ‘disturbing’.

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