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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Today’s News

Sexism row heats up in Angela Merkel's party after politician says she was called a "big sweet mouse"

The woman has received support from party members but others have questioned her motives.

Political activists have killed dogs, mounted them on a pole and paraded them in southern India

The protesters carried the pole with the dogs hanging by their legs through the streets of a town in Kerala state.

"She gained a massive amount of weight": Trump doubles down on beauty queen attack

Hillary Clinton hammered Trump over his humiliation of Alicia Machado – but the Republican’s not backing down.

Man found alive after 8 days at sea while his mother remains missing

Nathan Carman (22) of Vermont, spent seven days in a four-person, inflatable life raft after his 31-foot aluminium fishing boat sank.

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Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

Apple doubles down on Ireland as it moves iTunes business to Cork

The tech behemoth is also going to merge part of its Irish and Luxembourg operations.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Dáil back in action, the fallout from the US presidential debate, and England’s manager sacked all had people talking today.

Gardaí have asked for help in tracing a missing Galway teenager

Lauren Murphy has been missing since Monday.

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More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers

Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.

"They've taken her bit of independence" - Son issues appeal after disabled mother's jeep stolen

Justin Kavanagh issued a public appeal on Facebook two weeks ago for help in locating his mother’s stolen jeep.

From The42 Sam Allardyce loses England job after one game in charge, FA confirm Stinger

Sam Allardyce loses England job after one game in charge, FA confirm

The former Sunderland boss was caught in a newspaper sting.

Enda in fresh attempt to woo DUP leader to all-Ireland Brexit forum after snub

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster gave the idea a frosty reception during the summer.

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?

FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.

Waterford doctor who lost his Ferrari in sports car deal has been paid €55,000

The trade was made on the basis that the Ferrari would part-finance the purchase of Dr Eddie O’Donnell’s dream car, a 2012 McLaren MP4 12C which he never received.

For God's sake don't mention it on Facebook, judge tells Sean FitzPatrick jury

Judge John Aylmer said members must not seek out information on the case through social media.

Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique

The parents went to Mexico with a specialist team so that the procedure could be carried out.

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

Gardaí and An Post begin probe as stash of undelivered mail discovered in Louth

An Post say they are now delivering the mail with an apology note attached.

From The42 Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe Mr Motivator

Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe

European captain Clarke is hoping to tap into O’Connell’s extraordinary leadership qualities.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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Colombian rebel group "reborn" and apologises after decades of violence

Farc signed the peace accord with the country’s government.

Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about

He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

Sinéad O'Connor on tax defaulters list over €160k settlement

There were also a number of settlements between other individuals and Revenue that totalled over €1m.

TDs from AAA-PBP wear 'Repeal' sweatshirts in Dáil

The six were shown on Oireachtas cameras wearing the attire during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

Alton Towers operator fined £5 million over crash in which two girls lost legs

Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17, each lost a leg in the crash.

From The42 'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational' Ryder Cup

'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational'

Darren Clarke says his European team are ‘fired up’ for this week’s Ryder Cup.

Bizarre ad that shows girl turning into eel and being cooked is pulled after complaints

Officials said they only wanted to draw attention to their city’s reputation as an eel farming hub.

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin

Greyhound Recycling said it was evidence of organised criminals being involved with the sale of the bags.

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

Homemade bombs explode at mosque in Dresden

Police suspect a xenophobic motive.

"I don’t see the sky" - Ibrahim Halawa pens letter from Egyptian prison

In the letter, Halawa imagines that today could be his graduation day.

Gardaí vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay

The ballot results were announced this morning.

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

Man in military gear who shot people at random in Texas was "a disgruntled lawyer"

Nine people were injured during the shootings yesterday.

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