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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

New Zealand man jailed for 21 months for sharing Christchurch mosque shooting video

Arps pleaded guilty to two charges of distributing objectionable material.

Bomb squad called to Lurgan graveyard after police searching for drugs find 'suspicious object'

The object was then taken away for further forensic examination.

Tory hopefuls to face BBC debate - but there's a second round of voting to contend with first

Boris Johnson remains the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May.

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Mostly dry weather with top temperatures back up to 20 degrees today

There are still some rainy days ahead this week.

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened

The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

Opinion: All children should have equal access to creative and artistic learning

Cost is a key barrier to the participation of children and young people in creative, recreational activities, writes Saoirse Brady.

Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal

The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council

The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.

Defence Forces planning to spend estimated €700k on new Escort of Honour motorbike fleet

A cavalry motorcycle Escort of Honour is normally provided by the Defence Forces on ceremonial occasion.

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies Exclusive

Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.

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Yesterday’s News

Mother helps save teenage son's life after sliotar blow stopped his heart beating

The boy was playing hurling when the incident occurred.

Cat filter accidentally left on during Pakistani minister's live press conference

“I wasn’t the only one, two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” the minister said.

Lidl refused permission for a proposed new supermarket for a third time in three months

It was previously refused permission in Cork and Galway.

From The42 Two injured in shooting during NBA championship celebrations in Toronto Latest

Two injured in shooting during NBA championship celebrations in Toronto

Injuries are described as ‘serious but not life-threatening’.

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15 former employees of well-known pub bring High Court action over alleged unlawful dismissal

One staff member claims he cannot get social welfare benefits because his employer never registered her as an employee with Revenue.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The funeral of Philomena Lynott, the government’s Climate Action Plan and a HSE strike made headlines today.

Four men arrested in connection with Lee Boylan shooting in Blanchardstown

€9,000 in cash was also recovered during today’s operation.

From The42 London Olympian Barr calls time on athletics career after injury frustration New Chapter

London Olympian Barr calls time on athletics career after injury frustration

The Waterford hurdler has hung up her spikes having accepted competing at Tokyo 2020 is no longer a possibility.

Body of drowned Indian magician found after Houdini-inspired stunt goes wrong

The performer had said he wanted to use the stunt to revive interest in magic.

'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030

The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.

Strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead this Thursday

A 24 hour strike by healthcare workers will be held after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission ended without agreement.

Gardaí have 'serious concerns' for 55-year-old man missing for more than three weeks

When last seen he was wearing a blue sports cap, black jacket with a hood, bottle green-coloured chino trousers and navy Adidas runners

Man (40s) dies in quad bike incident in Donegal

He was taken to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats

New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.

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Dublin STI clinic struggles to cope due to lack of resources

The HSE has said that demand for the clinic’s service is beyond its capacity.

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing in court

Morsi was deposed by a military coup in July 2013.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

More electric vehicles and no congestion charge for cities: Here's what you need to know about the new Climate Action Plan

A scrappage scheme to encourage the uptake of EVs is to be considered.

Dart to launch text alert system aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour next month

The service will be live-monitored by central security.

From The42 'Nobody was taking any chances' - Medics praised after Tipp player airlifted to hospital Get Well Soon

'Nobody was taking any chances' - Medics praised after Tipp player airlifted to hospital

Nicole Walsh suffered the injury in the late stages of an All-Ireland championship game against Waterford.

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'

President Jim Mulligan said he wanted to express the GRA’s admiration for the “dignity and bravery” of the former garda.

'Suspected explosion' causes earthquake near China-North Korea border

It was unclear what caused the explosion.

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened? Power Cut This post contains videos

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened?

The huge blackout is being blamed on Argentina’s electricity grid.

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

From The42 How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final The Troubles This post contains videos

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

'Life won't be the same without her': Tributes paid as funeral of Philomena Lynott takes place RIP

'Life won't be the same without her': Tributes paid as funeral of Philomena Lynott takes place

She had been battling cancer for a number of years before she passed away on Wednesday.

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