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Today’s News

Aontú seeks injunction to block tonight's RTÉ leaders' debate

The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.

Wife and children of murdered garda Tony Golden agree €1.4m settlement

The garda was killed as he responded to a domestic violence complaint in 2015.

From The42 O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Trump allegedly said he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine, says his former national security adviser

John Bolton writes in a book draft that Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine.

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

Appeal for witnesses to incident where man was killed after being struck by pole

The incident happened in Clonmel on Friday 16 August last year.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level?

The idea has been raised again by the Green Party in its election manifesto.

Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day

The woman had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”, broadcaster ABC reported.

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your week.

Funeral of former NI deputy first minister Séamus Mallon to be held today

The 83-year-old died at his home in Co Armagh on Friday.

From The42 Brian Kerr could be set for FAI return after 15-year exile Have A Ging

Brian Kerr could be set for FAI return after 15-year exile

The famous Dubliner has been frozen out since John Delaney issued him a P45 in 2005.

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

'Tonight is for Kobe': Billie Eilish dominates Grammy wins as award show pays tribute to Bryant

Eilish won five awards, including both album and song of the year.

'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death RIP

'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death

The 41-year old was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday.

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

Opinion: How would I, a refugee in Ireland, vote in this election?

Voting is a privilege and homelessness is the biggest challenge, writes Evgeny Shtorn.

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'

Groups including Amnesty International Ireland have called for politicians to avoid hate speech during their campaigns.

Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today

The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.

Cost of refurbishing State-owned factory spirals from €1.2 million to over €3 million

Údaras na Gaeltachta says it is confident the State is receiving value for money.

Yesterday’s News

Brexit is happening this Friday - here's why you won't notice much changing

It had seemed like this day would never come – and on 31 January it also might feel like it it hasn’t come at all.

From The42 'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over' Looking Back

'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over'

Waterford legend Alfie Hale reflects on his remarkable career in Irish and British football.

Basketball star Kobe Bryant (41) and his 13-year-old daughter have died in a helicopter crash

Police and fire personnel are at the scene and an investigation is underway.

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old clerical officer on €23,000 who lives in Louth

This week, our reader details her spending in the week before Christmas and realised just how expensive that holiday is.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The coronavirus continues to spread, election campaigns in full swing, and a commemorative Brexit coin… It’s The Fix.

"Drugs? Yes, but it was obviously a long time ago...": The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.

From The42 Gonzaga make history with dramatic late comeback to dump Blackrock out of Leinster Senior Cup Shock

Gonzaga make history with dramatic late comeback to dump Blackrock out of Leinster Senior Cup

They scored two tries at the death to steal a famous victory.

Hundreds turn out for funeral of murdered student Cameron Blair in Cork

Crowds who gathered for the funeral filled the church as well as the streets outside.

From The42 0-16 from Bennett brothers as Waterford rally to claim impressive win over Cork Déise Delight

0-16 from Bennett brothers as Waterford rally to claim impressive win over Cork

4,235 were in attendance at Walsh Park.

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.

Police in the North investigating 'disgraceful' shooting in Belfast

Detectives investigating are appealing for witnesses to the shooting in the residential area to contact them.

Wuhan mayor expecting thousands more cases of coronavirus to be confirmed

The US consulate also announced it will evacuate personnel on a charter flight back to the US.

Two men in their late teens arrested following burglary in Limerick

Gardaí arrested the men after they stopped and searched a car.

Gardaí awaiting further toxicology results following deaths of three children in Dublin

Post-mortems were carried out on the bodies of the three children yesterday evening.

Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for the west of the country

Showers are expected to reach most parts of the country overnight.

From The42 Ciara Mageean gets her year off to a blistering start with a new Irish record On Track

Ciara Mageean gets her year off to a blistering start with a new Irish record

Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner also recorded an indoor personal best in the same race in Boston.

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