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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Today’s News

Woman has murder conviction quashed as jury weren't allowed to consider if she was provoked

The Court of Appeal said it would quash Farrell’s conviction and order a retrial.

The aggravating and mitigating factors: How the judge in the Drumm case arrived at six years

Judge Karen O’Connor noted that the most significant form of mitigation would have been a result of a guilty plea but that was not available in this case.

From The42 Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup Pool Draw

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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David Drumm handed six-year jail term for conspiracy to defraud and false accounting

The sentencing comes after one of the longest trials in the history of the State.

EU counter-tariffs on US products including blue jeans, motorbikes and whiskey kicking in on Friday

Cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter are among the other food products targeted.

Eight people due in court after morning after gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford

The arrests were made as part of an operation targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

Someone stole Michael Healy-Rae's bike

It was swiped from outside the Passport Office today, and he’s not happy.

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From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal Remarkable This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal

The Portugal star is now the all-time leading European goalscorer in international football.

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds

Na Fianna’s home on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin had been set to be both the home to a new underground station.

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

Huge fire engulfs fish factory in Co Cork

No casualties have been reported but the building is said to be destroyed.

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9 parents share what time the kids really go to bed - plus we want your thoughts on one mum's birthday party dilemma

A plan for Dublin's newest town has been given the green light - but not everyone is happy

The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) will be located between Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley.

From The42 Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty Rugby Brain

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

Gardaí arrest man (40s) after female pedestrian struck by car in Dublin suburb

The incident occurred on Sarsfield Road in Ballyfermot around 9pm last night.

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

Australia is having a national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace

“No-one should have to suffer sexual harassment at work, or in any other part of their lives,” Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said.

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

Jim Gavin concern for Croke Park pitch post-Taylor Swift concerts as Leinster final looms

Four games are set to take place on the newly relaid pitch before Dublin take on Laois on Sunday afternoon.

Poll: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour? Congestion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour?

A senior civil servant has floated the idea but it’s likely it would be fiercely resisted.

Northern Irish chef scoops best female chef in the world award

Clare Smyth was awarded the honour during the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards.

Prime minister Theresa May faces another Brexit showdown today with her own pro-EU MPs

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

It may be a dreary morning for many - but there's a 'possible heat wave' on the way

The temperatures are set to return to the 20s by Sunday.

Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it

The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.

Column: 'I remember having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait in junior infants'

To receive my citizenship a few days before the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment was a nice moment, writes Nicholas Ndlovu.

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year

Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.

Irish Water wants to build 'an underground orbital sewer' in north county Dublin

The sewer mirrors the route of the M50 from Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh.

Evidence of Patrick Nevin's Tinder use allowed in rape case because of 'similar modus operandi'

Previous convictions of a defendant are usually not heard by a jury.

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

Is it a crime to display graphic abortion imagery in public places?

Some have argued that gardaí should be telling protesters to remove the imagery.

Gardaí still struggling to figure out motive for machete killing of Mikolaj Wilk

Father-of-two Mikolaj Wilk was murdered in Ballincollig, Co Cork earlier this month.

Yesterday’s News

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias'

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

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