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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

Yesterday’s News

Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president

Michelle O’Neill also said that the DUP lacked the ‘bandwidth’ to deal with both Northern Ireland and Westminster.

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions SOS

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.

An Post promises to reduce 3.7% gender pay gap

A new report found that 73% of An Post management staff are male.

Monday 21 October, 2019

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

Sunday 20 October, 2019

31-year-old charged with attempted murder of teenage boy in Belfast

A teenage boy was stabbed in the city on Saturday.

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

Micheál Martin blames Brexit on 'self-regarding English elite'

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown.

UK will leave the EU on 31 October, says senior cabinet minister

Michael Gove said that the government was aiming to leave the EU before the end of October.

Three men arrested after attempted burglary in Cork

The men were arrested as part of an ‘intelligence’ operation.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

'House of fools': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's Brexit defeat

Nearly all the UK front pages reacted to Boris Johnson’s forced Brexit extension request.

Saturday 19 October, 2019

As it happened: Defeat for Johnson as MPs force him to seek Brexit extension

Boris Johnson has been defeated in his bid to get his deal through the House of Commons.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

Extension amendment threatens to scupper Johnson's hopes of 31 October exit

The Letwin amendment could prove a major barrier to Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU on 31 October.

Many people relate to my story of miscarriage, says Andrea Corr

The Corrs musician was speaking on the Late Late Show last night.

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Explainer: What you should expect as MPs prepare to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Boris Johnson faces a significant challenge if he wants to get his deal through the House of Commons.

'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy

“Everything they’ve touched has turned to dust. They’ve lost every battle.”

Friday 18 October, 2019

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?

All eyes are on the DUP ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'

Arlene Foster wrote in the Belfast Telegraph that she was not looking for a ‘perfect’ deal.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

Thursday 17 October, 2019

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK

The new agreement will now need to be approved by the House of Commons.

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue?

British bus firm Go Ahead has failed to meet the targets agreed with the National Transport Authority.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Government to offer 'every support available' to Dublin school damaged by major fire

Options are now being considered to house pupils while Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní is repaired.

Penneys closes Rathfarnham store after 28 years

Penneys said that the lease on the store had been due to expire.

Over 90,000 applications for Late Late Toy Show tickets

Host Ryan Tubridy said he was ‘gobsmacked’ by the demand.

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Timeline: How the DUP went from 'blood red lines' to a Brexit compromise

The DUP position changed dramatically when Boris Johnson published his Brexit plan.

Friday 11 October, 2019

Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise

There have been renewed hopes that a deal can be reached after Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson yesterday.

Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism after stabbings at Manchester shopping centre

A 41-year-old suspect has been arrested.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station

A local councillor called the situation ‘barbaric’.

Search operation continues for missing fisherman in west Cork

The man was reported missing shortly after 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

Open Thread: Carbon tax has increased, but will it make you change your behaviour?

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced an increase of €6 per tonne in the carbon tax.

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Monday 7 October, 2019

'We're not going to stop': Extinction Rebellion activists begin week-long protest

Thousands of people joined the protest, before activists made camp in Merrion Square.

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?

The concept is being discussed after UK police said that an American diplomat’s wife is a suspect in a fatal road crash.

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