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Today’s News

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

The average wage an agency worker is paid nearly €140,000.

Multiple injuries reported in shooting at high school in Santa Clarita, California

All schools in the area are currently on lockdown.

Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus

Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG will all return as a result of the protests.

'Irresponsible nonsense': Tánaiste dismisses Danny Healy-Rae's call for drink-driving 'permit'

Danny Healy Rae wants permits to be handed out to allow rural drink driving.

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World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

From The42 Elbouzedi strike earns Ireland U21s victory despite O'Shea red card All Three Points

Elbouzedi strike earns Ireland U21s victory despite O'Shea red card

Stephen Kenny’s side extended their lead at the top of Group 1 after a 1-0 win over Armenia.

Three people hospitalised after collision between bus and truck in Co Monaghan

The incident happened on the N2, outside Castleblayney at the Ballybay turnoff.

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

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HSE facing 'more challenging' peak season as it unveils €26 million Winter Plan

With hospital admissions already up on last year, the HSE said it expects a busy winter season.

Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action

It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank

As many as 168 gardaí could be promoted under this proposal as the force seeks to fill gaps across the country.

Investigation after couple film themselves drinking and playing with ouija board in hospital roof

In the video, the woman can be seen with a bloody face after she cut herself while gaining access to the area.

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Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults

Detective chief superintendent Declan Daly said no sex worker who comes forward will face prosecution.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Weather conditions set to be 'colder than normal' over the weekend

Met Éireann said daytime temperatures will be in single figures and there will be frost most nights.

New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform.

Three people arrested over kidnap and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney

Two men and a woman are being held over Lunney’s kidnap in September.

From The42 The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

Poll: Would you like to see pubs open on Christmas Day? Open Sesame This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see pubs open on Christmas Day?

The chairperson of the Cork Vintners Association said yesterday that there was no appetite among members to open on Christmas Day.

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

Man due in court over seizure of 3 handguns and ammunition in Drogheda

Gardaí found a bag containing three handguns, assorted magazines and various ammunition on Monday.

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife

Andrew Griffiths said he would support the new candidate. His wife Kate said she wouldn’t be taking up his offer.

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike

The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

'They just want it to go away but it won't': Sixth and final episode of Stardust out now

The sixth and final episode of Stardust is available now.

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

Boil water notices and ex-TDs on the comeback trail: Here's the by-election lowdown on Dublin Mid-West

Candidates are contesting the seat left by Frances Fitzgerald.

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

'We should treat type 2 diabetes the way we treat cancer'

Today is World Diabetes Day and a health group wants the HSE to examine more ways of helping people to reverse their type 2 diabetes through losing weight.

'I just felt like I don't matter': Women forced to travel to Romania for endometriosis treatment

Women who suffer with the chronic disease report feeling suicidal and helpless.

Yesterday’s News

Limerick man offers €2k reward for information after baby grandson’s grave vandalised

“Jesus knows who did it, they have to sleep every night and get up every morning and they’ll remember all this,” Gerry McDonagh said.

Dundalk TD says Lisa Smith 'is willing to speak to anybody to clear her name'

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick said that Lisa Smith “wants to come home to Dundalk”, upon her imminent return to Ireland.

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population

An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.

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