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Today’s News

Focus turns to Balkans-based trafficking gangs and potential Irish links after Essex tragedy

Mo Robinson (25) from Armagh was arrested on suspicion of mass murder.

Yesterday’s News

Businessman and ex-GAA star accused of attacking journalist on duty at Four Courts

He appeared at Dublin District Court this afternoon.

Delays expected on the Luas Red Line tonight after car parks on tracks

Recovery services are currently en route.

Joe Biden apologises for using the word 'lynching' in 1998 after criticising Trump for his use of it this week

Trump used the word earlier this week referring to the Democrat’s impeachment investigation.

From The42 Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk Defence This post contains videos

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk

The Champions ran out 4-1 winners in Belgium tonight.

Gardaí appeal for help in locating 15-year-old missing for more than a week

He is described as 6’2 in height, slight build, with fair hair and blue eyes.

Whistleblower accused of not acknowledging efforts to help him deal with alcohol issue, tribunal told

The tribunal is in its second week hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh.

Taoiseach backs calls to grant Brexit extension until January 2020

European Council president Donald Tusk recommended an extension yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A collision at City West, Vicky Phelan on the CervicalCheck apology, and more bottled water recalls. It’s The Fix.

Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately People Smuggling This post contains videos

Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately

39 people were found dead this morning in a lorry container that entered the UK.

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INM announces closure of Citywest printing plant with over 80 job losses

The decision was taken after a continuing decline in circulation and advertising revenue in the sector.

FSAI issues third recall notice for own-brand bottled water over contamination fears

The latest batch relates to bottled water sold in Applegreen stores.

OPW Brexit Unit begins consultation for Dublin Port inspection bays

A decision on the consultation with An Bord Pleanála is due by 28 February next year.

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

From The42 McCarthy considering capping Troy Parrott in upcoming friendly with New Zealand The Boy Troy

McCarthy considering capping Troy Parrott in upcoming friendly with New Zealand

QPR’s Ryan Manning is also in contention for a first senior cap next month.

Dublin man sues Garda commissioner for defamation

The alleged breach was the subject of several media reports published in late March.

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology

Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.

Brother of Veronica Guerin given fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography images

Martin Guerin was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment but it was suspended in its entirety.

Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity

The jury spent 54 minutes deliberating today before delivering a unanimous verdict.

Wanted fugitive jailed after slashing neck of man (21) and then going on the run

Shane O’Brien went on the run for more than three years after slashing Josh Hanson’s neck in a west London bar.

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze to cool housing market

The measure would apply to apartments that were built before 2014.

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?

The notice was issued yesterday evening following a “small mechanical failure” at Leixlip Water Treatment plant.

'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland acknowledged that the figures were ‘unacceptable’.

Gardaí assisting UK police after 39 people found dead in lorry container in Essex Waterglade This post contains videos

Gardaí assisting UK police after 39 people found dead in lorry container in Essex

The lorry entered the UK via Holyhead at the weekend.

From The42 Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law

“For the first time in six years, I can go back to being the mother I was,” she said.

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears

The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.

ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle

Customers will have a choice of Pay As You Go or Membership to pay for the on-street fast chargers.

Facebook removes 'celeb-bait' sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy

The sponsored posts linked to a page on the Amazon online marketplace.

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference?

The Taoiseach yesterday formally apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

Big pharma firm Novartis to cut 320 jobs at Cork plant

One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms, Novartis employs 1,600 people in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media

A man was charged and will appear in court today.

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

Trump withheld military aid unless Ukraine agreed to investigate Biden, diplomat says

The diplomat’s account reaches to the highest levels of the Trump administration, drawing in Vice President Mike Pence and acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.

'Brexit is in purgatory': UK front pages react to last night's House of Commons votes

The EU will now consider what kind of extension to offer the UK.

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