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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Today’s News

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school

The US military said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

New online comparison tool to show you best phone deals ahead of Christmas rush

The tool was set up by independent regulator Comreg.

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.

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From The42 Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication Salbutamol

Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication

Team Sky are challenging the result of the test carried out on the dominant cyclist in September.

Poll: Are you looking forward to your work Christmas party? Festive Season This post contains a poll

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

Two people (20s) charged with murder of three children in Manchester house fire

Seven people were in the house at the time of the fire on Monday.

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

FAMILY MAGAZINE
24 things nobody tells you about a Christmas pregnancy - plus parents share the bedtime routines that work

New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack

No one but the bomber was seriously injured in Monday’s attack.

Very wet and windy day in store as the cold weather persists ahead of the weekend

There is a risk of sleet and snow again in some areas today.

€6.5 million apartments: 'These aren't the types of homes we need'

The sale of a €6.5 million apartment in Ballsbridge makes good headlines, but is symbolic of the growing divide in Irish society, writes Senator Kevin Humphries.

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote Sad

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote

Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win Alabama in a quarter of a century.

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5 luxury motorhomes that are better than most houses - plus how to buy a premium-badge estate for €20k

'Homelessness is not normal': Effort to kickstart national movement begins with laughter and song outside the Dáil

On a bitterly cold day, hundreds of people turned out to support the concert in support of the homeless.

Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale

Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

Parking complaints: Driver claims clampers took photo of wrong street sign

Another driver said that the wrong car was de-clamped after they paid the de-clamp fee.

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

Yesterday’s News

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones

Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.

The new Garda Commissioner does not need policing experience and their pay could top €200k

A bump of the current €180,000 salary is expected to attract a top candidate.

Judge sets aside €14,000 judgement against Donald Trump over planned Doonbeg barrier

Judge Durcan said that Lennon’s vexatious claim “was an attempt to attract publicity”.

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Additional funding was announced which will allow all carer’s in receipt of Carer’s Allowance to qualify for a GP Visit Card.

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Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

From The42 3 rising stars nominated for first-ever RTÉ Sports Young Sportsperson of the Year Talented Trio This post contains a poll

3 rising stars nominated for first-ever RTÉ Sports Young Sportsperson of the Year

Gina Akpe-Moses, David Clifford and Mona McSharry are in contention for the 2017 accolade.

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it was a ‘sexit smear’ by the president.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Ryanair pilots to strike, woman arrested over Dublin shooting and another weather warning issued – It’s The Fix.

Wrap up warm, snow-ice AND wind weather warnings have been issued

Tomorrow is going to be ‘bitterly cold’.

Gardaí ask for public's help in finding boy (13) missing since last week

Jamie Walsh was last seen boarding a bus in Mullingar on route to Dublin at about 5pm on Thursday 7 December.

Man (45) jailed for 7 and a half years after raping two women he met in a nightclub

The man told the jury he had consensual unprotected sex with one woman, and denied having sex with the other victim.

From The42 'May the best fighter win': No weight trouble in London as Taylor and McCaskill gear up for war We Have A Fight

'May the best fighter win': No weight trouble in London as Taylor and McCaskill gear up for war

Katie Taylor and Jessica McCaskill both comfortably made weight for their world title clash.

U2 write letter supporting the Freedom of Dublin being stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors are looking at how to remove the award from her.

Location services: Facebook to move global advertising sales out of Dublin HQ

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock

From The42 Philly McMahon's 'The Choice' named the 2017 winner for the eir Sports Book of the Year award The Top Choice

Philly McMahon's 'The Choice' named the 2017 winner for the eir Sports Book of the Year award

The autobiography was written by Niall Kelly of The42.

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

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