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Today’s News

Drugs and a potential grand coalition: The key moments from the first head-to-head TV debate

There was no Sinn Féin present but the party was not far away from the debate.

Organised criminals using fitness apps to track expensive bicycles and equipment, gardaí believe

In particular, areas around the Sally Gap in Wicklow, Lamb’s Cross, Stepaside and Djouce have all been targeted.

Yesterday’s News

Trump’s impeachment trial opens with Democrats accusing him of trying to cheat his way to reelection

The trial marks just the third time the Senate has weighed whether an American president should be removed from office

Leader ratings: How did you rate Varadkar and Martin in tonight's live TV debate?

Tonight’s Virgin Media Television debate was hosted by Pat Kenny.

From The42 Rodriguez's rocket hands Man United fifth defeat in a month Report

Rodriguez's rocket hands Man United fifth defeat in a month

Burnley secured their first league win at Old Trafford since 1962.

Fine Gael has the lowest percentage of female candidates running in the election

At least 30% of a party’s candidates in general elections must be women.


From The42 'I was unbelievably naive' - Best opens up on regret for role in Belfast rape trial Hindsight

'I was unbelievably naive' - Best opens up on regret for role in Belfast rape trial

‘It was never, ever my intention to cause any more distress on what was a very, very difficult day for that poor girl anyway.’

Sinn Féin issues legal letter to RTÉ over 'unfair' exclusion from TV leaders' debate

Pearse Doherty said RTÉ’s plan is “simply not fair”.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Pensions the talk of the election, China virus crisis deepens and RIP Terry Jones.

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread

Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

Dubliner fined for punching and making 'hugely racist comments' to underage Irish sportswomen

The girl, who was 15 at the time of the assault, represents Ireland in team and individual sports and was returning home by bus in October 2018.

Garda tells inquest Mark Hennessy ‘looked like a man possessed’ before he was fatally shot

The 40-year-old man was shot dead after he abducted and killed Jastine Valdez in May 2018.

From The42 As it happened: Man United v Burnley, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Man United v Burnley, Premier League

Man United faced Burnley, as they aimed to recover from a disappointing defeat to Liverpool.

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action

TUI members are set to strike on 4 February over pay inequality.

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'

People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77 RIP

'Wonderful talent, heart and mind': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

The actor and comedian had been diagnosed with dementia in 2016.

UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia

The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.

Divers locate body in search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast

Two men were aboard the Alize when it sank off Hook Head on 4 January.

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

From The42 Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too Up And Running

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election

All eyes are now on who will form the next government.

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election

In a statement, the outgoing Dún Laoghaire TD said the past few months had been “extremely difficult”.

Police issue warning after six people swindled out of £190,000 in run-up to Christmas

The PSNI said they commonly receive reports of fraud.

Mary Lou says 'dominance of FF and FG is gone, but RTÉ has yet to catch up'

The Sinn Féin leader said that the party has “taken legal advice and will pursue that, but we shouldn’t have to go to court”.

Opinion: Signing on the dole as a pensioner was a horrible experience

They sent me to a workshop where I had to say I was interested in jobs, writes Sue Redmond, a retired health worker.

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February?

The polling date is just over two weeks away.

Investigation launched following attempted robbery of plant machinery in Monaghan

Members of the regional support unit attended the scene.

Peter Casey announces intention to stand for election in Taoiseach's constituency

The 62-year-old says he is standing in Dublin West to give people there a ‘protest vote’.

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you

Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

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