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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 29 February, 2020

Today’s News

Dublin teenager missing after being last seen on his way to school

Daniel Grainger was last seen yesterday.

Poll: Would you be in favour of Ireland having free public transport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be in favour of Ireland having free public transport?

It would cost about €600 million a year, but would it be worth it?

The year the government gave a 'special welcome' of €100 to every baby born on 29 February

There’s a 1 in 1,461 of being born on a leap day.

Covid-19 passed on within UK for the first time Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19 passed on within UK for the first time

It is the 20th person to test positive in the UK, but the first to contract the virus in the country.


Three people killed in serious road crash in Co. Louth

The crash happened near the border at Carrickcarnon.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Why is Super Tuesday so super and what will it tell us about the White House race?

Expect to have a much clearer idea of who’ll take on Donald Trump after Tuesday.

US-Taliban peace deal to be signed today, bringing America's longest war close to an end

The deal could bring US troops home following an 18-year conflict.

From The42 'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there' Reality

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'

Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.

Ireland's sports tech squad is hitting form as investment flows
WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level Coronavirus This post contains videos

WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level

Global investors nevertheless ran scared, with world markets suffering their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.

'You could have a ticking time bomb in your body': 9 in 10 people who have this serious genetic disorder don't realise Hht
From The42 A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster Intervention

A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster

Gary Dempsey flew to Scotland this week to lend his support to eight-year-old Ollie Young.

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend

Engineering works at Pearse are also planned for 21-22 March and 25-26 April.

Opinion: Why 'give up' for Lent? Better to set some solid goals

Lent may be the season of giving up, but a more positive approach would help you succeed, writes Barbara Edwards.

Status Red and Orange warnings kick in today - here's what you need to know

Rainfall up to 20-30 mm is expected in some areas today, with 40-50 mm is possible in mountainous areas.

'Dredging the Shannon would ease flooding in some areas, and make it worse in others'

What can be done to solve the flood problems in the Shannon basin?

Yesterday’s News

Julian Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May, judge decides

The full extradition hearing is set to resume for three weeks in mid-May.

Storm Jorge: Status Red warning for Galway and Clare, orange warning extended to rest of country

A ‘full crisis’ response has been put in place to deal with ongoing flooding ahead of the arrival of the storm.

Here are some of the winners of the Press Photographer of the Year awards

Independent News and Media’s Mark Condren picked up the top honour this evening.

Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport

The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.


From The42 New York's Larry McCarthy elected new GAA President Rebel Roar

New York's Larry McCarthy elected new GAA President

The Cork native was voted in at Congress tonight.

Covid-19 case on the island of Ireland: Here are the main points you need to know

Officials on both sides of the border have contacted all of the people who had close contact with the woman.

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

Two people killed in collision between car and jeep in Co Cavan

The incident happened at around 7pm on the N55.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

Q&A: The answers to our readers' questions about Covid-19

We’ll be answering your questions all weekend.

Scramble for antivenom as man in Dublin bitten by venomous snake

Puff adder venom destroys body tissue and the vipers are responsible for the most snakebite fatalities in Africa.

Patricia O'Connor murder trial: How the jury decided on the cover-up

Father-of-three Kieran Greene was found guilty of the murder of the 61-year-old on Tuesday.

Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned'

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said this is ‘at an advanced stage of completion’.

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.

Postal worker whose family was subject of attempted tiger kidnapping brings damages against An Post

Three masked raiders bearing firearms tied up Susan Byrne and her husband in October 2011, the court heard.

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge.

Man who repeatedly raped teenage girl and treated her 'almost like a dog' jailed for seven years

A jury found the man guilty of four counts of rape in 2016 after a trial last month.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level'

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the North yesterday evening.

Arts Council to meet three people who signed letter about bullying and harrassment in sector next week

Nearly 200 people signed an open letter to the Arts Council and the Department of Culture recently.

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail

The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.

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