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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

Today’s News

LIVEBLOG: Last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by remaining EU27 leaders at Brussels summit

The EU leaders have backed the deal struck in principle – but the DUP is still saying no.

Plans for more than 650 apartments to be built beside St Anne's Park in Dublin

Plans for more than 650 apartments to be built beside St Anne's Park in Dublin

The developer’s inital plan for the area was rejected last year after opposition from local residents.

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

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Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

From The42 'If it's not (sorted), it's going to set us back years' - Canning frustrated as Galway manager hunt goes on Into The West

'If it's not (sorted), it's going to set us back years' - Canning frustrated as Galway manager hunt goes on

Galway are still looking for a replacement for Micheal Donoghue.

Body of pensioner (84) left undiscovered in Cork sitting room for seven months, inquest hears

The coroner said it was ‘disheartening’ that the man’s absence from day-to-day life was not noted sooner.

CAB seizes car, Rolex watch and financial documents during searches in 3 counties

The searches were carried out in Limerick, Cork and Waterford.

Gardaí renew appeal for 17-year-old girl missing since last Saturday

Evigena Filaj is missing from the Rathfarnham area of Dublin.

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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Man who was 16 when he sexually assaulted 12-year-old girl jailed for 4 years

The defendant had forced the child to perform oral sex on him while other youths recorded the act on their phones.

RTÉ's longwave radio service returns tomorrow after being out for a month for 'remedial work'

RTÉ announced plans to end its longwave radio service in 2014 which sparked criticism.

Footballer Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault after kissing woman on train

A jury cleared the ex-England footballer today.

From The42 'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are' Crusaders

'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'

Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK

The new agreement will now need to be approved by the House of Commons.

The DUP will vote against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament

The party said it cannot risk ‘the integrity of the union’.

Actress Felicity Huffman starts prison sentence in college admissions scam

The Oscar nominee was the first of more than 30 parents sentenced.

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville

The mother-of-ten was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

From The42 Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks Experienced

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks

The head coach is backing players who have earned his trust over recent seasons.

Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'

Minister Josepha Madigan wants Moore Street to be a ‘heritage hub’ in the capital city.

Several arrests as angry London commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from roof of train Tube Disruption This post contains videos

Several arrests as angry London commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from roof of train

The protesters were holding a banner which read: “Business As Usual = Death”.

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue?

British bus firm Go Ahead has failed to meet the targets agreed with the National Transport Authority.

Man due in court over Cork stabbing of man who was sitting in a parked car

The incident happened at around 10.45am on 1 October.

From The42 Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks Named

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move

Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.

'There was a big build up to it for weeks': Episode two of Stardust out now

The second episode of Stardust delves into the stories of those who went there that night and the history of the building in Artane.

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening

Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.

Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food

Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.

'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets

The British-owned firm began operating 24 routes in Ireland in September 2018.

Yesterday’s News

Suspension of hare coursing licences lifted in areas not affected by deadly virus

The suspension was announced in August after a number of cases of RHD2 were confirmed in Ireland.

22 people arrested in relation to crime during day of action in Kilkenny and Carlow

The arrests were made as part of Operation Thor.

Irish arrest in global takedown of dark web's most notorious paedophile site

The website sold the videos to users for bitcoin, which makes it extremely difficult to track the buyer.

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told

The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.

Two men arrested in investigation into INLA-linked criminality in Derry and Strabane

They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning by police.

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

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