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Yesterday’s News

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system? Leap Forward This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

Plans are being advanced to introduce a cashless payment system on public transport by 2027.

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Lucan murder victim named, Democrats debate each other, and Prince Andrew in the UK papers.

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'A fitting tribute to Dolores': The Cranberries' final album nominated for Grammy Award

The last new album the Cranberries released was Roses in 2012.

From The42 No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020 Boxing

No Rio Olympics referees or judges will be used at Tokyo 2020

Michael Conlan was on the wrong end of a controversial decision in the 2016 Olympics.

Man (30s) dies and two others hospitalised following collision in Co Tipperary

The incident happened on the N24 at Killaloan, on the outskirts of Clonmel overnight.

Rainfall warning remains in place for 5 counties as 'unsettled' weekend ahead

Met Éireann has warned that conditions will continue to be unsettled over the weekend.

10 candidates in Fingal by-election sign up to anti-racism pledge

Those who’ve signed up include Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who’s recently been embroiled in controversy over old tweets.

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Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

'What're you gonna do?' Democrats united on Trump, but divided by race, healthcare and drugs

The 10 Democratic candidates debated each other as impeachment hearings into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine rumbled on.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

'I'm sorry mummy': UK papers take aim as Prince Andrew steps down from public duties

Nearly all the papers in Britain lead with the story today.

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'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies

Customers are experiencing successive price increases, according to the CCPC.

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census

Scotland’s census will give individuals up to 21 options under this category including skolisexual and demiromantic.

Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help

Children as young as five years old required the support of advocates last year.

Gardaí identify victim of Lucan murder as suspected Kinahan hitman Wayne Whelan

The man survived an attempt on his life earlier this year.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'

In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.

Pedestrian (20s) hospitalised following collision in north Dublin

The incident happened at around 6pm this evening.

Taoiseach refutes claim by Maria Bailey that no review of election ticket occurred before her deselection

Fine Gael members see the letter as a clear signal Bailey intends to fight the decision to deselect her.

Top hat belonging to Adolf Hitler sells for €50,000 at auction amid international protests

Several items of Nazi memorabilia fetched hundreds of thousands of Euro at the auction.

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Kenny: 'We’ve been too reluctant to put young players into the senior team over last two decades'

The U21 boss did reserve praise for Mick McCarthy’s promotion of a trio of teenagers in recent months.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A HSE apology, a hunger strike and explosive testimony in the Trump impeachment probe had people talking today.

Martin 'the Viper' Foley loses court appeal over €738,000 tax bill

The Criminal Assets Bureau welcomed today’s judgement.

US ambassador to EU worked with Ukraine at 'express direction' of Donald Trump

Gordon Sondland said he worked with Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the case.

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

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Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle

The incident happened at Boles Pharmacy in Drumcondra in April this year.

Spanish court orders Ryanair to cancel cabin bag fee

Ryanair was ordered to repay a woman €20.

Prince Andrew 'steps back' from royal duties for the 'foreseeable future'

The announcement follows a widespread criticism following his interview with the BBC on his connections with Jeffrey Epstein.

The numbers are looking good for Boris Johnson - but can we trust the opinion polls? Numbers Game This post contains videos

The numbers are looking good for Boris Johnson - but can we trust the opinion polls?

Love them or hate them it’s impossible to escape them.

Kevin De Bruyne labels Euro 2020 format a 'scandal'

Dutch boss Ronald Koeman says he is so perplexed that he might not bother showing up for the draw.

'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads

Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy

Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

Spot flooding expected as Orange and Yellow rain warnings issued by Met Éireann

The warning is valid from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow.

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.