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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 18 July, 2019

Today’s News

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

From The42 Nightmare Open start for McIlroy at Portrush after quadruple-bogey on the first Shocking This post contains videos

Nightmare Open start for McIlroy at Portrush after quadruple-bogey on the first

Not ideal for the four-time major winner on home soil.

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

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24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

New M11 motorway from Gorey to Enniscorthy opens today

The motorway cost €400 million.

Poll: Would you use a sleep pod in work or college? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you use a sleep pod in work or college?

A bad night’s sleep can cause memory and concentration issues.

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

Irish economy on the brink of overheating stoked by ongoing Brexit uncertainty

The report claims Ireland’s economy is not yet overheating, but if trends continue, it could do so within the next two years.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Trump rally chants 'send her back' as US President attacks congresswoman Ilhan Omar

The US House of Representatives has already described attacks on four Democratic congresswomen as racist.

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'

A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy

Heritage Week launches today: Here are highlights from across the country

A medieval warfare reenactment at Tipperary, blacksmiths in Galway, and birdwatching for kids in Kildare.

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

Limerick GPO's mosaic tiles and façade will be removed despite people's objections

A member of the public said “to lose it would be a disservice to the memory of Limerick City’s daily life”.

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

Yesterday’s News

Appeal to merge Irish Yeast Company building with Victorian pub in Dublin rejected

Capital Estate Management Ltd had planned to merge the building with Bowe’s pub.

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million

In the year under review in 2017, 55,977 vehicles were clamped in the city council area which works out at just over 150 every day.

From The42 McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret Tokyo 2020

McIlroy says Olympics U-turn fuelled by fear of regret

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

Air Corps whistleblower says fight against State 'back on' after Supreme Court victory

The complainants in this case allege there was a disregard for the safety of young Air Corps members.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Only three in 10 of us get 'enough' sleep, so how can we improve this?

Commute times, shift work and mobile phones all play a role.

From The42 Dundalk advance on penalties after nerve-wracking Champions League qualifier Report This post contains videos

Dundalk advance on penalties after nerve-wracking Champions League qualifier

They will face Qarabag of Azerbaijan next.

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet

In response to arrest, charge and caution, the man replied “not guilty”.

From The42 As it happened: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier Liveblog

As it happened: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier

Riga faced Dundalk, with a place in the second qualifying round up for grabs.

Man in his 50s dies after crash between car and motorbike in Meath

The motorcyclist, a male in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman hospitalised for six days after being bitten by 'Noble False Widow' spider

Another woman was forced to leave her home after being bitten by the spider.

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today

Instagram said it wants to see if the change will help users to focus less on likes and more on telling their stories.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma

John Doyle, who was found with three packets of cigarettes at the Centra store, threw trollies in the path of gardaí as they chased him through the shop.

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