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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 5 December, 2019

Today’s News

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

RTÉ shelves plan to sell RTÉ Guide as part of organisation reforms

The broadcaster said expressions of interest it received did not warrant selling the magazine.

Leo Varadkar and Phil Hogan included in list of Europe's most powerful people

Varadkar came in eighth place and Hogan came tenth.

From The42 Italian newspaper criticised for 'Black Friday' headline about Lukaku and Smalling Racism

Italian newspaper criticised for 'Black Friday' headline about Lukaku and Smalling

Corriere dello Sport used the term in reference to tomorrow’s Serie A game between Inter Milan and Roma.

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Revenue defers plans to change the flat rate expenses scheme

Workers are afforded tax relief for expenses incurred in their day-to-day jobs.

Nigel Farage and Annunziata Rees-Mogg in war of words over MEPs quitting Brexit Party

Rees-Mogg, Lance Forman and Lucy Harris have all left the party to back Boris Johnson’s strategy.

'Accidental death' recorded at inquest of boy who died in collision during garda pursuit

After striking a signpost and ditch, the car he was in became elevated on its left side and then struck a telegraph pole.

From The42 Dublin GAA chief slams RTÉ Prime Time funding programme in annual report Hitting Out

Dublin GAA chief slams RTÉ Prime Time funding programme in annual report

John Costello also called on the Government to address the lack of land available in the capital to develop facilities for GAA clubs.

House of Representatives to proceed with articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi made the announcement this afternoon.

'Shame on Leo': Hundreds of people protest in Dublin against homelessness

Protesters called on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.

Boris Johnson appears on ITV's This Morning despite ongoing row over BBC interview Not So Camera Shy This post contains videos

Boris Johnson appears on ITV's This Morning despite ongoing row over BBC interview

Johnson appeared on the daytime programme with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Woman set on fire on way to testify against her alleged rapists in India

It is the latest gruesome case of violence against women in the country.

Explainer: Why have IFA protesters blockaded a major Aldi distribution centre in Naas?

Farmers, organised by the IFA, are protesting again.

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched

Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.

'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more Nch

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic

Samoa has begun a two-day shutdown as the government tries to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

New editorial line-up to lead TheJournal.ie into exciting new phase

Meet the team charged with delivering insightful, impartial journalism on one of Ireland’s most popular digital outlets.

From The42 TV Wrap - A bit of the old magic remains as Dunphy, Brady and Giles reunite On The Box

TV Wrap - A bit of the old magic remains as Dunphy, Brady and Giles reunite

The band got back together for Irish fans as Amazon assembled English pundits in a kind of Tekken menu.

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four men arrested over attempted murder in Dublin in March 2018

The men are due to appear before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin this morning.

Very windy weather on the way, with warnings in place for three counties

Have plans this weekend? Here’s what the weather will be like.

Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee

“I share Lorraine’s concerns about the RCOG review process,” Phelan said.

New Zealand airline trials edible coffee cups

The cups are baked from a biscuit base.

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

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Poll: Do you support protests and blockades by farmers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support protests and blockades by farmers?

The IFA has organised a blockade of a major Aldi distribution centre.

British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet

Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation.

From The42 IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations New Boss

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

Gunman kills two people in attack at US base at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor

Two shipyard workers were killed and a third was wounded, before the gunman took his own life.

Trump's actions are enough to justify impeachment, legal experts tell committee

Democrats and Republicans clashed during the impeachment hearing.

Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated

Barring orders were included on a list of acceptable documentation students could use to prove their parents were separated.

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

Multiple Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights from Ireland cancelled today due to major strike in France

The strike action has been planned over President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension reforms.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

A number of new school buildings in Dublin are included among the initial plans.

Yesterday’s News

Missing man from Dublin found safe and well

Peter Slater had previously been missing from Dublin.

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