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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Today’s News

Yemeni mother granted leave to enter US to see dying two-year-old son

Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like his father, suffers from a rare genetic brain condition and is on life support.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Tributes paid to 'Big' director Penny Marshall following her death aged 75 RIP

Tributes paid to 'Big' director Penny Marshall following her death aged 75

There were messages from Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Bette Midler, Viola Davis and Danny DeVito.

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action?

The INMO is set to announce dates for the 24-hour stoppages in the new year.


Trump panel recommends US schools should consider arming staff

The Federal Commission on School Safety panel was set up after the February massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Sexton's last-gasp drop goal against France voted most memorable Irish sporting moment of 2018

And Ireland’s win over the All Blacks was the greatest Irish sporting achievement.

Two men due in court over discovery suspected explosive device in Co Meath

The device was found following a search of a van in Navan in the early hours of Monday morning.

Ex-boyfriend tried to shoot woman in the face but gun repeatedly jammed

The man has been remanded in custody until 18 January.

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.


Rising cost of living, housing shortages and Brexit all pose 'threat' to Ireland's economy

The National Competitiveness Council today published Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2018.

Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated

The crimes have been described as “disturbing, brutal and violent”.

'Beyond redemption': Appeal after defibrillator stolen from rural Limerick community

It had been attached to a wall at the home of a local priest adjacent to the local parish church.

Minister asks officials to 'engage' with Irish Ferries over Rosslare-France service concerns

Irish Ferries yesterday said it is “unlikely” to have a ferry service between Rosslare and France in 2019.

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up

It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.

Report on how an IRA armed robbery went drastically wrong set to criticise gardaí

Ronan MacLochlainn was shot dead by gardaí during an attempted armed robbery of a Securicor van in Ashford in 1998.

'Selection boxes at 8am': Families share their Christmas routines - plus tips for keeping kids happy in the car

Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030

In the end, Paschal Donohoe did not touch the carbon tax rate in Budget 2019.

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

From The42 Solskjaer set to replace Mourinho after Man United gaffe Ready To Go

Solskjaer set to replace Mourinho after Man United gaffe

The club’s online team seemingly jumped the gun late on Tuesday.

Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit Exclusive

An objection sent to the Taoiseach said road closures inflicted ‘unnecessary hardship on local residents’.

Yesterday’s News

Cocaine worth €100,000 seized in Dublin

An 18-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were arrested in Drimnagh this afternoon.

Roscommon eviction family say they're 'disappointed' in Varadkar's Dáil comments

The McGann family say that they have been left “shocked” by the ordeal that had been “thrust upon them”.

There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December

Of the total, 205 arrests occurred between 11pm and 4am.

From The42 Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho? The Special One

Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho?

The Special One’s star has diminished after sackings by Chelsea and Man United, with his next move uncertain.

A glimpse at UK's no-deal Brexit plan: 3,500 troops and fridges for medicines

“I’ve become the largest buyer of fridges in the world,” the British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said.

Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the new children’s hospital may cost even more than its latest €1.433 billion price tag.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

No-deal Brexit preparations, a Dáil row about the Roscommon evictions, and Garda reform – here’s what had people talking.

N7 workers who were treated "appallingly" by employers awarded more than €1m

“It beggars belief that their ordeal could have lasted for so long,” Judge Carmel Stewart said.

From The42 'I'd have a mirror put in the dressing room' - the football world reacts to Mourinho's departure Opinions

'I'd have a mirror put in the dressing room' - the football world reacts to Mourinho's departure

Football figures have their say following Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.


Trial of doctor accused of murdering son hears from her neighbours

Maha Al Adheem has pleaded not guilty to murdering Omar Omran on 10 July 2017.

Garda convicted of careless driving causing death of elderly woman

Warren Farrell was responding to a panic button call at a Topaz garage when the car struck Elizabeth Core.

Jastine Valdez died due to asphyxia, inquest hears

No family members of the Valdez’ family were present for the opening of an inquest.

Irish Ferries 'unlikely' to have Rosslare-France service next year

The transport service is recommending people travel from Dublin instead.

How they stand: The state of play across the Champions Cup pools

Defending champions Leinster are in a strong position, Munster lead the way in their pool and Ulster are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

'It was either him or me': Murder accused tells court victim came at him with a knife

Keith Connorton (40) is accused of stabbing his ex-partner’s lover to death in February 2017.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction

Drew Harris said gardaí are in attendance at these types of incidents specifically to prevent violence.

Trump agrees to close his charity amid accusations of 'persistently illegal conduct'

The New York Attorney General was pursuing a lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children.

Neonatal herpes is now 'a notifiable disease', in the hope to raise awareness of risk to newborns

Health Minister Simon Harris signed the Infectious Diseases Regulations 2018 into law today.

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