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Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Deeply misleading': Howlin clarifies his opposition to Big Tobacco following report

The Labour leader reportedly wrote to the Finance Minister asking if it was appropriate his officials had refused to meet with tobacco industry representatives.

Kerry driver arrested for drug driving and €300 worth of cocaine seized

Gardaí made a number of arrests and stops around the country this weekend.

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael

She seeks to run in the Midlands/North-West constituency.

Poll: Should vitamins and minerals remain on a tax rate of 0%? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vitamins and minerals remain on a tax rate of 0%?

Revenue has planned to increase the rate to 23%, as some businesses are taking advantage of the current rate of 0%.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here are the main stories this Sunday.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Quarry site in Kildare continues to be used despite High Court order

“Roads are being torn up, and the council is getting no rates from it,” councillor Mark Lynch said.

Gardaí renew appeal for information in 2012 murder of Andrew Allen in Donegal

Today, Gardaí said that those responsible travelled to Buncrana from Derry City that evening.

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'

“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.

UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries

It’s been reported that the contract was cancelled after an Irish company, Arklow Shipping, withdrew its backing.

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó? Interim President This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

Other EU countries have backed the young leader as an interim president in the politically unstable country.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are the stories you should know before you head out for the day.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Man (50s) killed in Wexford road collision between van and truck

The fatal collision occurred at 7.25am this morning.

Poll: Should Simon Harris resign over the Children's Hospital cost overrun? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Simon Harris resign over the Children's Hospital cost overrun?

Harris is being criticised for not briefing members of Cabinet in August, when he was first informed of possible increased costs.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Calls for Simon Harris to resign, Jeff Bezos ‘blackmailed’, and a study on ‘tactical drinking’ – here’s this morning’s news.

Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you'll be hungover - study

“The only reliable way of predicting how miserable you’ll feel the next day is by how drunk you feel and whether you are sick.”

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

Poll: Do you think Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comment was warranted? Day Of Reckoning This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comment was warranted?

The UK’s front pages all carry stories with fierce reaction to Donald Tusk’s fiery comments.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Poll: Do you think Liam Neeson's career will be hurt by his recent comments? Cold Pursuit This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Liam Neeson's career will be hurt by his recent comments?

A Sky News poll showed that 74% of people felt his comments would make no difference to how likely they were to watch his films.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Trump’s State of the Union speech, no-deal Brexit prep and Liam Neeson’s cancelled premiere.

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

Sunday 3 February, 2019

'One of the loudest voices against an indefinite backstop': What's Dominic Raab up to?

From his review of the Good Friday Agreement to sparring with Irish journalists on Twitter, it’s been an interesting week for Mr Raab.

Saturday 2 February, 2019

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for Ireland?

This seems as a good time as any to talk about this.

Wednesday 30 January, 2019

MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?

Another vote is promised by 13 February – if the Withdrawal Agreement isn’t approved then, it’s looking like a no-deal Brexit.

Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'

Meanwhile, Dominic Raab told a British committee that they needed to find “a ladder for the Irish government to climb down”.

Tuesday 29 January, 2019

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going back to the EU.

From armageddon to 'damage-limitation at best': How Brexit could hit Irish farmers IFA

From armageddon to 'damage-limitation at best': How Brexit could hit Irish farmers

When asked if farmers felt like sitting ducks in relation to Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy said: “Absolutely”.

MPs 'Take Back Control': What is the House of Commons voting on today?

The UK government is running out of road, so here are the options that could salvage May’s deal.

Saturday 26 January, 2019

Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different?

The Grieve and Cooper amendments are the most likely to gain the support of the House of Commons – so what are they?

Friday 25 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Leo Varadkar talks Brexit in Davos, a quick fix to the US shutdown, and a Nixon tattoo.

'The largest strike in the health service’s history looms': Talks to avoid nurses strike have collapsed

This would be the second time in the INMO’s hundred-year history that nurses or midwives go on strike.

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results

There is no provision for expediting cases where there is a known history of cancer or abnormal smear results.

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.

Thursday 24 January, 2019

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog

The smear-test samples expired after there was a delay in transferring the samples to a slide within the six-week timeframe.

Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Irish border rumours rumble on, the CervicalCheck results backlog, and possible cannabis licenses for farmers.

Woman (30s) arrested after cannabis worth almost €1m seized in Drogheda

A search was carried out in the Drogheda area at 9am today.

Tuesday 22 January, 2019

James Bulger's mother 'angry and upset' after film about her son's murder receives Oscar nomination

“I just hope the film doesn’t win its category in the Oscars,” Denise Fergus said on Twitter today.

Transgender in Ireland: What are the laws around changing your gender?

The government is considering proposals to allow children aged 16 and 17 to self-declare their gender.

Three men arrested in Cork in relation to machete murder of Mikolaj Wilk

Landscape gardener Mikolaj Wilk was subjected to a gruesome attack in his Cork home last June.