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Today’s News

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas

The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

TheJournal.ie’s earlier report on this issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary today.

Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick

One of the operations took place on open ground in the small town of Cappamore.

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'Treated like cattle: Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end

The Justice Committee today launched its report into Direct Provision.

Organic bottled infant milk recalled due to presence of fish

The product label did not declare that it contained fish.

'This is an everyday news story': Bertie Ahern talks about his role in Bougainville referendum

The former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach also said that he reckoned Boris Johnson would get an overall majority.

Investigation into how top prizes were not included in some National Lottery games being considered

Here’s what you need to know about top prizes not being included in some National Lottery games

Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts.

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Here's your guide to how TheJournal.ie will have you covered for the UK General Election

Our team will be working overnight to bring you all the latest updates and analysis in the UK’s momentous election.

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes

The committee heard from stakeholders in relation to Direct Provision over the summer.

From The42 'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile' Moving On

'I don’t know does it make it more special, but it certainly makes it more worthwhile'

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett is happy to put off-field incidents behind him after a difficult few years.

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Rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures on the way

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for eight counties.

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

Lisa Chambers to be issued a warning for her involvement in 'Votegate'

A number of TDs have admitted to voting for a colleague in the Dail.

UK election: What are the possible outcomes for parliament?

The polls will stay open in the UK until 10pm tonight.

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin

This morning’s incident resulted delays of up to 30 minutes to Irish Rail services.

'Children should not be driving these on public roads': Gardaí issue Christmas warning over scramblers

Gardaí said they will have a “visible presence” in certain locations over this issue at Christmas.

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

Three people arrested over death of man found in burning car in Lucan last month

Wayne Whelan’s body was discovered in a burnt out car at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan on 18 November.

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

Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie?

A bill from a Welsh political party would make it an offence for elected politicians to lie.

Ireland's only children's pain consultant to step down due to clinic's lack of funding

Children and their families living with chronic pain and its wider impacts are now facing uncertainty about the future of their care.

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019

A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.

Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months

Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz have been unable to form a government.

Bodies set to be recovered from New Zealand volcano site tomorrow despite risk of eruption

Continuing volcanic activity since Monday’s eruption has prevented rescue services going to the island.

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

Harvey Weinstein reaches $25 million settlement with dozens of women

Weinstein will not have to admit wrongdoing and the money will be paid by insurers for his former studio.

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season

The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

'Resilient' Ireland to see further economic growth next year but at a slower rate

Researchers say Ireland has held its own in the face of tensions between the UK and Europe, and China and the US.

What to look out for as the UK delivers an election verdict with Brexit on the horizon

The extended Brexit date of 31 January looms large over the election.

Yesterday’s News

Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races

The SDLP and the DUP are locked in a tight contest in Belfast South.

Harvey Weinstein has bail increased to $5 million for mishandling electronic ankle monitor

“If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding,” the judge said.

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy

Minister Zappone said she was “personally deeply disappointed” that a consensus could not be reached on the issue.

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin area to conserve water over Christmas as demand peaks

Demand for water in greater Dublin is 10 million litres a day higher than last year, Irish Water said.

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From The42 Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16 Looking Ahead

Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16

Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea have all progressed to the knockout stages.

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