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Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Today’s News

Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

Yesterday’s News

Truck driver facing charges of 'dangerous driving' before court over death of elderly pedestrian

The professional truck driver, was driving through a green traffic light in heavy traffic around lunch time on the day in question.

More than 20 motorists hit with fines totalling €205,000 for unpaid M50 toll charges M50

More than 20 motorists hit with fines totalling €205,000 for unpaid M50 toll charges

One man faced allegations of 1,139 unpaid trips.

Chile orders new curfew as unrest death toll hits 11

The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Ructions in the Dáil AND the House of Commons, unrest in Chile and a meteor shower, it’s the evening fix.

Johnson in bid to get Brexit legislation through Commons after speaker rules out new vote on deal

This is because of a parliamentary procedure where the same vote cannot take place more than once in the same parliamentary session.

Explainer: Is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal already dead? Doa This post contains videos

Explainer: Is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal already dead?

There was no meaningful vote on it today, so what happens next?

From The42 Lohan and Mulqueen to battle it out for Clare hurling job as drawn out saga nears end Candidates

Lohan and Mulqueen to battle it out for Clare hurling job as drawn out saga nears end

The Banner are looking to replace outgoing joint-bosses Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor.

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria

The recall notice said E.coli was an indicator that water is contaminated with faecal material.

From The42 Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

Man (30s) jailed for eight years for 'violent, forceful rape' of woman in Limerick

The man had been living in Ireland for eight months at the time of the offence.

From The42 'The top brass wanted to get this in as soon as possible' - Criticism for Tier 2 All-Ireland SFC Changes

'The top brass wanted to get this in as soon as possible' - Criticism for Tier 2 All-Ireland SFC

The new competition was approved at Special Congress over the weekend.

Hundreds of shooting stars set to light up Irish skies tonight due to Halley's Comet debris

Previous years have seen dozens of shooting stars pass within an hour.

Halloween campaign warns public of 'life-changing injuries' caused by fireworks

Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer has said it’s important that parents of young children know where they are and make sure they are supervised.

More than 400,000 cigarettes and cannabis worth €21,000 seized by Revenue

The cigarettes have a retail value of a retail value of over €240,000.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'A horrible nightmare': Family make renewed appeal over murder believed to be case of mistaken identity Patrick Sullivan This post contains videos

'A horrible nightmare': Family make renewed appeal over murder believed to be case of mistaken identity

Patrick Sullivan was shot by a masked intruder who entered his home in April 2013.

'Firework remnants' to blame for large-scale security alert outside Christ Church in Dublin

Gardaí and the Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene this afternoon.

Woman raped and abused by stepfather says it was 'aspect of everyday life during her childhood'

Thomas Mullarney was give jail sentences totalling 14 years with the final two suspended.

From The42 The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging Moving On

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging

The 44-year-old Englishman takes over as Ireland head coach from Joe Schmidt.

US flight diverted to Dublin after cleaning spillage affects passengers and crew

The affected passengers complained of of suffering from “burning eyes” and “itchy skin” after a cleaning solution was spilled in the toilet.

Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber

The party’s Brexit spokesperson will not face any sanction.

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

'Depraved': Child rapist jailed for seven years

The survivor of the attack was the man’s then-girlfriend’s younger sister, who is waiving her anonymity.

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

From The42 'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo Controversy

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

House of Commons speaker under pressure to allow 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal today

John Bercow could block the attempt to allow MPs to debate on Monday because of parliamentary rules.

One-third of Irish adults over 50 report feeling lonely at least some of the time

The report will be launched today by researchers at Trinity College Dublin.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?

The Ceann Comhairle has ordered a report into the incident while a Fine Gael TD has called for an “appropriate investigation”.

From The42 Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit Hurt

Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit

Andy Farrell is tasked with taking over and learning the lessons from Ireland’s failings in Japan.

Chile extends state of emergency as unrest death toll hits seven

The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.

Motorcyclist (30s) dies following crash in Tipperary

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident on the Ballinderry Road just outside Puckane.

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks losing his majority in what’s expected to be one of Canada’s closest elections ever.

Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey JFK

Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey

“Don’t be a d**k, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.

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