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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 19 September, 2019

Today’s News

Bonus scheme of up to €99m for Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary narrowly approved

In the 12 months to the end of March 2019, O’Leary’s basic salary was €1.06 million.

Pilot caught on electricity wires after ejecting from Air Force jet in Brittany

The incident happened during an exercise near Pluvigner.

'Many people know who these people are': Coveney asks those with information about Lunney attack to come forward

Gardaí and PSNI are investigating after Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh.

How I Spend My Money: A mum on maternity leave weighing up a permanent move from Dublin

She is earning €72,000 in Dublin but wants a more family-orientated life.

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From The42 Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation

The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

'It's getting very late in the day' says Coveney, as Johnson given 12 days to produce Brexit plan

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist.”

Farmers continue to protest at meat factories despite voting to stand down blockades

Farmers are continuing to protest despite votes to stand down the blockades.

Kevin Lunney abduction: Sean Quinn tells local radio station his family is afraid they'll be blamed

Kevin Lunney was abducted from his home in Co Fermanagh on Tuesday evening.

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Poll: Would you watch a remake of The Princess Bride? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you watch a remake of The Princess Bride?

Some fans are not impressed that the popular film may be remade.

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US

The plaque was a gift from President Michael D Higgins on behalf of the people of Ireland.

From The42 Setback for Clare hurlers as All-Star winning forward to miss 2020 season Heading To Oz

Setback for Clare hurlers as All-Star winning forward to miss 2020 season

Peter Duggan is heading to Australia in November.

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees

O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.

Significant delays to Luas Green Line this morning after technical fault

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” Luas said.

'Challenging environment': Greyhound board to face PAC scrutiny over €16 million State funding

Minister Shane Ross previously asked about the possibility of terminating funding following the RTÉ Investigates programme.

Trump announces latest national security advisor, says he'll 'do a great job'

Robert O’Brien, 53, has until now served as Trump’s envoy for situations involving US hostages abroad.

'I'm deeply sorry': Justin Trudeau apologises after photo of him wearing brownface emerges

The controversy has come as a blow to the Canadian prime minister’s re-election campaign ahead of next month’s election.

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

'I won't sign on, it's demeaning': School secretaries will strike tomorrow over pay

A school secretary could be paid as little as €12,500 a year, with no holiday pay, sick leave or pension entitlements.

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group

A group has lodged an equality complaint over cross-border immigration checks.

'People don't know who'll be next': How a campaign of intimidation came to Fermanagh and Cavan

The abduction and assault on Kevin Lunney is not an isolated incident.

Yesterday’s News

Man (80s) arrested in connection with fatal Mayo shooting released without charge

The victim was killed shortly after midnight last night.

Canada reports first hospitalisation for vaping-related illness

It follows a similar outbreak in the US that has killed seven people.

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal

The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.

Dutch defence lawyer representing state witness in huge gangland case shot dead in broad daylight

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the killing in broad daylight in the Dutch capital was “incredibly disturbing”.

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From The42 City bounce back with comfortable Champions League win over Shakhtar Three And Easy

City bounce back with comfortable Champions League win over Shakhtar

The English champions ran out 3-0 winners in their opening group game.

Programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture revealed with over 1,900 events to take place

Galway 2020 will comprise of over 1,900 events across 154 projects.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the news today.

An Taisce appeals to block installation of temporary banners for visitor centre at front of GPO

Dublin City Council granted permission for the banners in June.

From The42 Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call' End Of The Line

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'

The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.

'I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists' Greta Thunberg appears before US Congress

President Donald Trump has openly questioned the effects of a changing climate.

Freddie Thompson has started school in Portlaoise Prison, hearing over 'severe' jail conditions told

Thompson has brought a High Court challenge to conditions in the prison.

James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

Have you seen Anthony? He's been missing from Coolock since Saturday

Anthony Scullion (24) was last seen in the Coolock area.

US says 'Iranian attack' on Saudi oil facilities was 'act of war' Response This post contains videos

US says 'Iranian attack' on Saudi oil facilities was 'act of war'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the comments when arriving in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

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