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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Today’s News

Jastine Valdez died due to asphyxia, inquest hears

No family members of the Valdez’ family were present for the opening of an inquest.

Irish Ferries 'unlikely' to have Rosslare-France service next year

The transport service is recommending people travel from Dublin instead.

How they stand: The state of play across the Champions Cup pools

Defending champions Leinster are in a strong position, Munster lead the way in their pool and Ulster are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

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'It was either him or me': Murder accused tells court victim came at him with a knife

Keith Connorton (40) is accused of stabbing his ex-partner’s lover to death in February 2017.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction

Drew Harris said gardaí are in attendance at these types of incidents specifically to prevent violence.

Trump agrees to close his charity amid accusations of 'persistently illegal conduct'

The New York Attorney General was pursuing a lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children.

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Neonatal herpes is now 'a notifiable disease', in the hope to raise awareness of risk to newborns

Health Minister Simon Harris signed the Infectious Diseases Regulations 2018 into law today.

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

Garda reform: Policing Authority and Garda Síochána Inspectorate to be replaced

Work has been underway over the past three months to implement the recommendations.

Couple who named their son after Hitler sentenced to prison for membership of banned right-wing group

The pair were members of the banned group National Action.

'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction

Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of counterfeit Toyota parts following search in Monaghan

No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing.

From The42 7 candidates who could become Man United's next permanent manager Apply Within

7 candidates who could become Man United's next permanent manager

The Reds Devils are looking to replace Jose Mourinho after his exit was announced this morning.

Trial of doctor accused of murdering son (3) hears from garda who arrived at scene

Maha Al Adheem has pleaded not guilty to murdering Omar Omran on 10 July 2017.

Flights resume at Dublin Airport after plane becomes disabled on main runway

The airport’s main runway reopened shortly after 2.30pm.

Father of boy (6) killed after being struck by van says the family forgive the driver

The family of the boy told the man that they forgave him .

Teen charged with murder of Anastasia Kriegel allowed to spend Christmas with grandparents

Two teenage boys have been charged with the 14-year-old’s murder.

Gardaí release Evofit of suspect in alleged sexual assault in Dublin city

The alleged incident happened in the early hours of Sunday 9 December.

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

The 35-year-old Cork woman died of cancer in July last year.

95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of all-out strike action

The INMO said today that 95% of of its members had voted in favour of strike action.

Siblings at centre of Roscommon eviction case move back into home

A family friend said they had been traumatised by the incident.

From The42 Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager Go Way Jose

Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

Mourinho dismissed in the wake of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against rivals Liverpool.

Man (42) charged in connection with international money laundering investigation

The man is due to appear before the Criminal Court of Justice at 10.30am this morning.

US judge orders poacher to watch repeat screenings of Bambi as part of sentence

David Berry Jr will be forced to see the animated movie at least once a month during his year-long jail term.

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

Tomorrow is the last day to send standard post in time for Christmas

Today is the last day you can send letters to Britain or Europe.

Irish short animation makes Oscars shortlist

The short tells the story of Emily – an elderly woman reminiscing on her life.

From The42 'Rotten to the core' - Galway GAA under fire as damning financial mismanagement outlined Tribes Trouble

'Rotten to the core' - Galway GAA under fire as damning financial mismanagement outlined

Treasurer Michael Burke led the way at last night’s heated convention.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down?

A motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar has been passed by the Kerry Vintners’ Federation.

Thousands of homes across the country without power following strong overnight winds

ESB says it is currently working to repair all faults on its network.

UK cabinet to consider intensifying no-deal Brexit preparations

There’s now just 101 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union.

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

Former FBI director hits out at Trump for telling 'lies' and undermining rule of law

James Comey urged Republicans to stand up to the US president.

Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland

This group is also over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment when compared to white Irish people.

Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted

The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.

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