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Today’s News

Renua in talks with 'more than one' Independent TD about becoming leader of the party

The party said that it may also consider changing its name and branding as part of a wider review.

Yesterday’s News

US attorney general to appeal decision to grant Jason Corbett killers a re-trial

The 39 year-old was murdered in his US home in August 2015.

Elderly pedestrian killed after being struck by car in Cork

The collision happened on the R580 Kanturk to Buttevant Road this evening.

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index

Ireland ranked 10th out of 15 comparable countries on a UN Sustainable Progress Index.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop royal branding after ending official duties

The couple said on Wednesday that their lives as working royals will end on 31 March.

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From The42 Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win 6 Nations

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.

Drug-unit garda suspended for over 3 years while being investigated, tribunal told

It’s been alleged that the senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer.

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

Schools, bars and offices closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears

Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said the country is now seeing the same sort of ‘cluster’ of cases as Germany and France.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Drew Harris comments on Sinn Féin, EU budget ends without agreement, and Harry Greggs’ funeral.

Son of Ivor Callely given 240 hours of community service for lighting firework in Dublin nightclub

Oliver Callely pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year.

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.

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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The 5 at 5: Friday

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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.

Gardaí make 11 arrests and seize €40,000 worth of drugs in raids in Navan

Fifteen locations were searched in Navan.

'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.

From The42 Toner to start against England with Henderson ruled out due to family reasons Change

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 year

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.

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