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Today’s News

Hunt for gunman continues after three people killed in Strasbourg Christmas market attack

The killer opened fire at around 8pm on one of the city’s busiest streets.

From The42 Team Sky's future in doubt as Sky to end involvement in cycling after 2019 season Sky's Not The Limit

Team Sky's future in doubt as Sky to end involvement in cycling after 2019 season

The team are on the hunt for a new backer from 2020 onward.

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show

61,900 additional people entered employment in 2017, according to the latest National Skills Bulletin.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May set to face vote of confidence in her leadership

A ballot will be held between 6pm and 8pm this evening.

Canadian court grants Huawei executive bail in ongoing diplomatic spat between China and US

Meng Wanzhou has been held since 1 December in Canada on an American extradition request.

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

Irish woman who killed her fiance in Sydney jailed for eight years

Cathrina Cahill fatally stabbed her fiance David Walsh in February 2017.

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

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'How does he get down the chimney?': Kids' trickiest questions about Santa, answered by experts

'I was shaking. I felt so lost and miserable': Sextortion victim on how online con made his life hell

A new TG4 documentary is examining the concept of online shaming.

Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers

The authority launched a public consultation on the proposals yesterday.

At least 15 chemsex drug overdoses in Irish hospitals as over 100 seek detox treatment Exclusive

Over 100 people have attended hospital for GHB detoxification programmes.

Yesterday’s News

Man arrested over death of another man in Meath

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

Strasbourg shooting: Two dead and 12 injured at Christmas market as suspect remains at large

The suspected gunman was wounded by soldiers after an exchange of gunfire.

Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

Gardaí said the operation “relates to offences of deception involving the purchase and sale of vintage and classic cars”.

Man in critical condition after four-vehicle collision in Co Wicklow

A number of other people were also injured.

Trump accused of 'temper tantrum' after White House meeting with Democrats descends into row Getting Testy This post contains videos

Trump accused of 'temper tantrum' after White House meeting with Democrats descends into row

Trump threatened to shut down the government if the border wall is not paid for.

From The42 Liverpool through to Champions League knockout stages as Salah strike sinks Napoli And Breath

Liverpool through to Champions League knockout stages as Salah strike sinks Napoli

Mohamed Salah’s cool finish in the first half saw the Reds secure the 1-0 win they needed on Tuesday night.

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Brexit, Scouting Ireland and a shooting in France had everyone talking today.

Charlottesville neo-Nazi murderer sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Charlottesville This post contains videos

Charlottesville neo-Nazi murderer sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years

James Alex Fields (21) was convicted of murdering 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer.

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Taoiseach vows to close loophole that allows €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' not to pay tax

Last week, PTSB bank bosses confirmed that the ‘special purpose vehicle’ which more than 6,000 of its mortgages have been transferred to will be exempt from tax.

Coveney says there's 'a lot of pushing and shoving' going on in relation to Brexit, but the EU has Ireland's back

He added that a no-deal Brexit is “still very unlikely … despite all the political chaos”.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool vs Napoli, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool vs Napoli, Champions League

It was a big European night at Anfield. We followed all the heart-stopping action.

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

Man who sexually assaulted partner while under investigation for raping her receives four-year sentence

The final 18 months of the sentence were suspended on condition that the man undergo probation supervision.

Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin tomorrow

Brexit will, of course, be at the top of the agenda.

Convicted paedophile sentenced to life in prison for double murder of 9 year-old girls in 1986

Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play on the evening of 9 October 1986.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

Charity ordered to pay former CEO €50k for unfair dismissal

However, Ataxia Ireland is currently in the process of being wound up.

Northern Ireland's chief fire officer has been suspended

Gary Thompson has been put under what’s being called a “precautionary suspension”.

Man arrested in connection with death of woman on farm earlier this year

A woman in her 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle on a farm in Galway in April.

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

'The Guardians': Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists named Time Person of the Year

The magazine’s editor-in-chief said “manipulation and abuse of truth” is a common thread in many of this year’s headlines.

BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences

The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

From The42 Chelsea fan claims he called Sterling 'a Manc c***, not a black c***' No Place For It

Chelsea fan claims he called Sterling 'a Manc c***, not a black c***'

The 60-year-old insists that he didn’t refer to the England international’s race at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

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