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Today’s News

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'

The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

'There's an incredible buzz in the community': Ireland's biggest-ever lotto syndicate claims €250,000 win

The ‘Little Rays’ syndicate first came together while trying to fundraise for after-school facilities.

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Firefighter charged with possessing €78,000 worth of cocaine at Nenagh Fire Station

Michael Morgan, aged 40, with an address at Cluain Muillean, Nenagh, was charged today.

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

Snow and sleet expected in some areas in coming days

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal.

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche

The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

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More than 25 people want to sue over their images on Garda bulletin boards being circulated online

It is claimed that one bulletin displayed various details, including photographs of their faces, names and addresses.

University Hospital Galway kitchen operations suspended after dead mouse found

Food production for the hospital has been moved to Merlin Park University Hospital.

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.

Varadkar to fly to Washington for Paddy's Day as 'slimmed down contingent of ministers' also set to travel

The number of ministers travelling will be pared back if there is no government.

From The42 Klopp explains why he wrote to 'cheeky' 10-year-old Donegal schoolboy Pen Pals

Klopp explains why he wrote to 'cheeky' 10-year-old Donegal schoolboy

Manchester United supporter Daragh Curley wrote to Klopp asking if Liverpool could win less matches.

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London

Safiyya Amira Shaikh will be sentenced in May.

'An incredible man. A remarkable life': Man Utd greats gather for funeral of Harry Gregg RIP

'An incredible man. A remarkable life': Man Utd greats gather for funeral of Harry Gregg

The Hero of Munich died earlier this week aged 87.

Germany to step up police presence after murder of nine people

The killings came amid growing concerns about far-right violence in Germany.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for wellbeing' of 67-year-old man missing from Dundalk home

Oliver McCloskey has been missing from Faughart since 6am yesterday.

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

Ó Ríordáin pledges to rebuild Labour on traditional party values as he launches leadership campaign

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

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Toner to start against England with Henderson ruled out due to family reasons

Ultan Dillane has been added to the Ireland bench for Sunday afternoon’s game at Twickenham.

201 new members welcomed to An Garda Síochána following attestation ceremony

28% of the gardaí that attested today are women.

Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways

A total of €8.4 million has been allocated to 44 projects.

Three men due in court over shooting and stabbing incidents in Co Galway last month

The three men were arrested in Co Longford this morning.

Mercedes Benz and €5,000 in cash seized in CAB investigation into Moldovan gang

Gardaí said that the investigation was focused on the ‘extensive redevelopment’ of a house.

Woman released after arrest over 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial

The woman was arrested yesterday and questioned at a garda station in Leitrim.

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

'I still can’t believe it': Tipperary woman to appear on Winning Streak four months after winning €40k

Ann Skeffington said she still hasn’t decided what to do with her winnings from November.

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Poll: Will you be watching Ireland take on England in the Six Nations?

Ireland will play England in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Quadruple murderer put to death in Tennessee despite lawyers request for stay of execution

Nicholas Sutton’s defenders said he had been a model prisoner for more than 30 years.

Gardaí looking for owners of gold coins and brooch found in Limerick

The items were recovered in Abbeyfeale in 2011.

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane

The 28-year-old man strangled the Essex woman and buried her body in a forested area outside Auckland, New Zealand.

From The42 Eddie Jones issues apology to journalist after race joke Controversy

Eddie Jones issues apology to journalist after race joke

The England head coach is under pressure ahead of Sunday’s game against Ireland.

Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration

Siptu members employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action across the country.

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