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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019

Today’s News

Coveney: 'What's the new mega Bill? In simple language, it’s Irish Brexit law'

The Tánaiste says Ireland will be as ready as we can be for the damage a disorderly Brexit will cause.

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend

There are three separate disruptions to train services this weekend – here’s a run through of what’s planned.

Dozens of dissident weapons caches 'dotted along border region'

Gardaí fear an upsurge in violence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Yesterday’s News

US Congress won't support UK trade deal that threatens open border, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach had some harsh words for the House of Commons this evening.

From The42 Tadhg Beirne flies in late and shines in Munster win over Ospreys Gamechanger

Tadhg Beirne flies in late and shines in Munster win over Ospreys

‘Johann rang me yesterday and told me I was flying here,’ said Beirne after his breakdown efforts earned him man of the match.

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Arlene Foster calls for 'neighbourliness' as she poses with Shane Ross in the Ballroom of Romance

The pair were in Leitrim today to launch a new stretch of a greenway linking Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh.

Deliveroo workers return to work after striking in Dublin over waiting times at restaurants

“We’re losing money,” Raphael Duarte told TheJournal.ie. “We’re not earning.”

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Coveney unveils no-deal Brexit Bill, Deliveroo workers on strike, and vets at border posts – it’s the evening fix.

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Exclusive

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

Government issues estimated €4 million tender to station vets at border posts post-Brexit Exclusive

This includes the possibility of placing them at potential border posts with Northern Ireland in the future.

From The42 Clinical Ireland U20s take bonus point in Italy to sustain winning run in Six Nations Hard Fought

Clinical Ireland U20s take bonus point in Italy to sustain winning run in Six Nations

Shannon scrum-half Craig Casey grabbed two tries to keep Ireland on course for a Grand Slam.

How good is the phone coverage where you are? New map shows quality across the country

You can adjust the map to show you different providers and switch between quality of 3G and 4G signal.

'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life

Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Two more women have also accused R Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens.

Mr Moonlight trial: Pathologist said injuries 'could be result of traffic collision or serious assault'

Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan was found dead almost two years after going missing

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Teenager who abducted and killed Alesha MacPhail named as Aaron Campbell

The six-year-old’s body was found in a wooded area on the Isle of Bute, Scotland in July 2018.

Man jailed for assaulting nine-month-old girl, leaving her with life-threatening skull fracture

The 26-year-old man assaulted his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Victim of retired surgeon tells court he was given 'a life sentence of pain'

Patrick Cusack told the court he had not had a proper night’s sleep in 45 years.

Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to run for MEP seat in Ireland South

The deputy will be one of three from Fine Gael on the ballot.

Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest

The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.

Child who was in womb when mother collided with Tesco shopping trolley awarded €45k

The judge presiding over the case said it was a most unusual one to come before the courts.

Mild weather to continue this weekend but keep your brolly handy

Some patchy rain is expected over the next few days.

Man sentenced after robbing shop and threatening to stab worker with red liquid-filled syringe

Rooney Dignam entered the shop on the day in question and told the worker to open the till or he would stab her.

Over 200 jobs to be created in Sligo as GW Plastics expands its Irish operations

The US company manufactures injection moulded thermoplastic and silicone solution for healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

From The42 Cronin gets first Six Nations start with Carty set for Ireland debut in Italy Starting XV

Cronin gets first Six Nations start with Carty set for Ireland debut in Italy

Joe Schmidt has made four changes to his starting team for the Six Nations.

Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car

The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

From The42 Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows Punishment

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows

The club have been punished for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones?

Dublin Airport yesterday temporarily suspended all flights for 30 minutes due to the sighting of a drone.

'Mega bill' provides for all-island electricity, buses and pensions in no-deal Brexit

The Tánaiste said that some ministers’ St Patrick’s Day visits abroad could be curtailed as they work on the Brexit legislation.

Cases of sex abuse by priests in Poland exposed in new report

The document details the cases of 85 priests convicted of paedophilia.

Labour's Ian Austin becomes ninth MP to quit party this week

He has no plans to join the recently formed independent group.

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

EuroMillions winners 'considering their options' about going public or not

The family syndicate won’t be collecting the cheque until at least next week anyway.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

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