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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 24 January, 2019

Today’s News

Today FM and Newstalk open new studio in Cork

Ciara Kelly and Matt Cooper will host shows from the studio today.

Poll: Have you changed you coffee-buying habits following the VAT hike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you changed you coffee-buying habits following the VAT hike?

Would you pay extra, or are you not a coffee drinker?

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond arrested and will appear in court

Salmond was leader of the Scottish National Party.

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?

The current political crisis has been years in the making.

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Up to 6,000 women face repeat cervical smear test, HSE confirms

All the women affected have been identified and will be contacted next week.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Three men arrested over Mikolaj Wilk murder released without charge

Wilk was subjected to a brutal attack in his Cork home last June.

From The42 Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war Showdown

Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war

Ireland are keen to avoid looking towards the World Cup before a big game in Dublin on 2 February.

Emiliano Sala: Search resumes for missing footballer

The 28-year-old Argentine footballer had sent relatives a message of concern from the plane shortly before taking off.

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The insider guide to 5 Cork bridges - and the little details you should look twice at

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

Donald Trump delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown is over

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has effectively blocked Trump from giving his State of the Union address.

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.

'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.

Yesterday’s News

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

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.

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.

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