Jack Quann
Jack Quann

08.31 26 Jan 2020


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There has been a drop in support for Fine Gael and a surge in Sinn Féin's popularity, according to the latest opinion poll.

The Business Post/Red C poll of 1,000 voters was conducted between January 16th and 22nd.

Fianna Fáil is up by two points to 26 - ahead of Fine Gael on 23, which has dropped seven points.

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Gardaí are awaiting post-mortem results on the bodies of three children found dead at a house in Dublin on Friday night.

They have been named as Carla McGinley (3) and her two brothers: Darragh (7) and Conor (9).

The discovery was made at Parson's Court in Newcastle while a woman in her 40s, believed to be their mother, is being treated at Tallaght Hospital.

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A new 50p coin to mark Britain's departure from the EU has gone on show.

The Brexit coin bears the inscription "Peace, Prosperity and Friendship with all nations", and the date of January 31st.

Around one million coins made for the original withdrawal date of the end of October had to be melted down.

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Fifteen new deaths from the coronavirus have been reported in China, as the death toll rises again to 56.

China's president has warned the spread of the virus is accelerating - with nearly 2,000 onfirmed cases.

The number of people infected globally is continuing to rise as Canada discovered its first case.

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Students from fee-paying schools are three times more likely to go to one of the country's most prestigious universities.

That is according to new data published in the Sunday Independent.

The latest school league table shows that less than 10% of all students who sit the Leaving Certificate attend a private school.


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