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Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment through to the upper chamber tomorrow.

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs

Greater Manchester Police’s re-launched investigation has identified 53 potential victims.

One person killed and six injured after explosion at chemical plant in north-east Spain

The incident happened in Tarragona in Catalonia.

Road closures from 10am in Dublin city tomorrow as 400 tractors set to converge for farming protest

Gardaí issued an advisory this evening detailing the road closures in the city.

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban

While Benedict has sought to ease the crisis in the Vatican, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the former pope did co-author the book.

From The42 'Without faith, I don’t know if I would have been able to believe that I could have done something' Rapid Rise

'Without faith, I don’t know if I would have been able to believe that I could have done something'

Ireland’s 17-year-old sprint sensation Rhasidat Adeleke on athletics, the Leaving Cert and what’s next.

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters

Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

From The42 Crisis? Yes for the English, Welsh and Scots but not Munster Fighting Back

Crisis? Yes for the English, Welsh and Scots but not Munster

Irish provinces have consistently punched above their weight in Europe and here are the facts that prove it.

Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.

Man who married his friend for tax reasons has died

Stoneybatter resident Matt Murphy married his friend Michael O’Sullivan in 2017.

Three guns seized in Limerick following five arrests in relation to violent disorder incident

Gardaí began an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Limerick on 4 January.

Minister Eoghan Murphy urges the public to ensure they are registered to vote before 22 January

The final date for registration ahead of the election is 22 January.

From The42 Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon' No White Smoke Yet

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed Exclusive

A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.

Gardaí investigate fire that 'destroyed' Meath councillor's office

Sharon Keoghan said her office is adjoined to apartments and the fire “could have been devastating for so many people”.

Teenager arrested following collisions involving stolen car in Cork

A woman received non-life threatening injuries as a result of one of the collisions.

Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity

The original goal of €250,000 was well surpassed.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'Two guys left by the back door. I heard about it before they told me' - Galvin Response This post contains videos

'Two guys left by the back door. I heard about it before they told me' - Galvin

The Wexford football boss was responding to rumours of unrest in the camp.

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.

'A dreadful crime': Justice Minister makes appeal for information about body parts found in Dublin

Gardaí have asked anyone concerned for a loved one they haven’t heard from in recent days to contact them.

'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote

The two leaders of their respective governments traded statements online today.

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election

McGrath said in a statement that this was the correct decision for him and his family, but that he was “far from retiring”.

General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach

It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

Council refuses planning permission for Goodman office block on historic Dublin city centre street

The proposal had been opposed by An Taisce and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Taxi driver shot in Drogheda speaks: 'I could have bled to death'

Where the shooting took place is directly across from Drogheda Garda Station.

Verona Murphy says she's 'not a racist' as she confirms run as independent general election candidate in Wexford

Former TD Marian Harkin has also announced a tilt at the Dáil, while Sinn Féin’s only MEP Matt Carthy is also intending to run.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making the headlines this morning as we drift closer to an election.

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?

Gambling firms’ share prices fell upon the announcement of the ban.

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

Over €750,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí in raid in Ballyfermot

A man was also arrested during the search operation in Dublin.

Hundreds of people apply for position to manage coffee shop and cottages on remote Kerry island

People from all over the world have applied for the position.

Canada is deciding whether to cover the costs of Harry and Meghan's security

Prime minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians were supportive of having the couple live in the country.

Heat added to earth's oceans over 25 years equals '3.6 billion Hiroshima atom bomb explosions'

Last year’s ocean temperature was about 0.075 degrees Celsius above the 1981-2010 average.