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Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Brexit, Scouting Ireland and a shooting in France had everyone talking today.

Charlottesville neo-Nazi murderer sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Charlottesville This post contains videos

Charlottesville neo-Nazi murderer sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years

James Alex Fields (21) was convicted of murdering 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer.

Taoiseach vows to close loophole that allows €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' not to pay tax

Last week, PTSB bank bosses confirmed that the ‘special purpose vehicle’ which more than 6,000 of its mortgages have been transferred to will be exempt from tax.

Coveney says there's 'a lot of pushing and shoving' going on in relation to Brexit, but the EU has Ireland's back

He added that a no-deal Brexit is “still very unlikely … despite all the political chaos”.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool vs Napoli, Champions League Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Liverpool vs Napoli, Champions League

It was a big European night at Anfield. We followed all the heart-stopping action.

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

Man who sexually assaulted partner while under investigation for raping her receives four-year sentence

The final 18 months of the sentence were suspended on condition that the man undergo probation supervision.

Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin tomorrow

Brexit will, of course, be at the top of the agenda.

Convicted paedophile sentenced to life in prison for double murder of 9 year-old girls in 1986

Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play on the evening of 9 October 1986.

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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

Charity ordered to pay former CEO €50k for unfair dismissal

However, Ataxia Ireland is currently in the process of being wound up.

Northern Ireland's chief fire officer has been suspended

Gary Thompson has been put under what’s being called a “precautionary suspension”.

Man arrested in connection with death of woman on farm earlier this year

A woman in her 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle on a farm in Galway in April.

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

'The Guardians': Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists named Time Person of the Year

The magazine’s editor-in-chief said “manipulation and abuse of truth” is a common thread in many of this year’s headlines.

BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences

The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

From The42 Chelsea fan claims he called Sterling 'a Manc c***, not a black c***' No Place For It

Chelsea fan claims he called Sterling 'a Manc c***, not a black c***'

The 60-year-old insists that he didn’t refer to the England international’s race at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

State admits liability in two claims brought against it by Maurice McCabe

Liability was admitted in a personal injuries claim brought by McCabe against the Garda Commissioner, Ireland and the Attorney General.

From The42 Johnny Sexton signs contract extension with IRFU and Leinster until 2021 Pen To Paper

Johnny Sexton signs contract extension with IRFU and Leinster until 2021

The out-half is the latest senior player to renew terms with the union ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Cher to return to Dublin for first Irish gig in 15 years

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

'Mayday Mayday': How the British media reacted to the cancelled Brexit vote

The prime minister deferred the House of Commons’ crucial vote on the Brexit deal.

Article 50 should be revoked with immediate effect, John Major tells Dublin event

Leaver or remainer, no-one can welcome chaos, the former Conservative prime minister said.

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?

Theresa May has turned to European leaders today to try to find something that will make the Brexit deal more palatable.

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

Man and woman released without charge after Dublin quays stabbing

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Simon Coveney: 'Renegotiating a deal that took two years to agree on doesn't seem realistic'

Jean-Claude Juncker said there’s “no room whatsoever for the renegotiation” of the Brexit deal.

From The42 'All I could see was hankies. I was crying, crying, crying. I had to f**k the thing away' Painful Memories

'All I could see was hankies. I was crying, crying, crying. I had to f**k the thing away'

Eamonn Magee admits it is hard to read the story of his life in the double award-winning ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee.’

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

Man arrested after camper van fire on Howth pier

Another vehicle beside the camper van also caught fire.

Two Californian nuns embezzled school funds and used it to gamble in Las Vegas

The two Sisters embezzled about $500,000, and used the funds over the years for travel and gambling in Las Vegas.

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of woman in Dublin city

The woman is believed to have been socialising in a hotel in the city centre.

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring

Meng Wanzhou faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran.

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.