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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 21 April, 2018

Today’s News

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world'

Visual artist Katie Moore has created a piece based on Catherine Corless’s Tuam Mother and Baby Home discovery.

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish food?

How much do you know about the foods we scoff?

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

North Korea to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, Fine Gael launched its referendum campaign and we had some serious sunshine – it’s the Evening Fix.

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What's stopping Norwegian's transatlantic dreams taking flight

Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water

The boat was swamped with water when the Coast Guard arrived.

From The42 Herrera the hero at Wembley as Man United book FA Cup final spot Finalists

Herrera the hero at Wembley as Man United book FA Cup final spot

Ander Herrera scored a brilliant second-half winner as Jose Mourinho’s side defeated Tottenham.

Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets'

But when you leave Facebook, your attention span increases. You look around you. You notice things, writes Amanda Geard.

How many people are we working in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people said they are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment?

At a time when Ireland's industry was on its knees, we became surprising trailblazers in car making

A new book is highlighting a “forgotten” story of Ireland’s journey to modernity.

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Rialto: The Dublin village with plenty of soul (that took its name from Venice)

Appeal for witnesses after Roscommon bank robbery

Four men wearing balaclavas and gloves entered the bank, one man was believed to be armed with a handgun.

Smallville actress charged for alleged sex trafficking role in cult-like group

Women were recruited to the purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader.

From The42 Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets Marching On

Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side were at their brilliant best at the Aviva Stadium to cruise through to next month’s Champions Cup final.

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

This wooden "vertical village" will be built in Paris

The mixed-use development will be built using a timber frame.

EU, Trump and Russia praise North Korea's plan to halt nuclear tests

Donald Trump tweeted that “progress [is] being made for all”.

Three-year-old boy drowns in 'tragic accident' at swimming pool

Police are investigating the incident.

Mick Jagger talks about 'great times' with the Chieftains ahead of Croke Park gig

The Rolling Stones are set to perform in Dublin next month.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Irish and Welsh rivals chased a European final place.

Gardaí find 1.3 million stolen cigarettes in Dublin

The cigarettes had been stolen earlier this month.

Appeal for 17-year-old missing from Dublin

Wiktoria Swierczynska was last seen in Carrickmines early yesterday morning.

Deaf and partially blind dog led rescuers to child in Australian bushland after keeping her safe

Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the child through a rainy night before leading family and rescuers to her.

An Post denying reports that it needs to cut 2,000 jobs

An Post says the number of 2,000 redundancies is from a strategic review in March 2017.

GIY: 'We really don’t need a heatwave – just a few days with the sun in the sky'

I don’t know how the poor plants will react if we skip spring altogether, writes Michael Kelly.

Appeal to help find man who has been missing for 10 days

Michael Edmonds, 63, was last seen on 11 April.

Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia

But the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

Here's what the plans look like for Dublin's newest hotel

Here's what the plans look like for Dublin's newest hotel

A hotel operator has already agreed to run the site

From The42 'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food' Interview This post contains videos

'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

What brings visitors into see the Book of Kells? Rain, apparently

It was raining on many of the most popular days at the exhibition last year.

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head

The Irish Coast Guard, gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue operation.

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?

The referendum will take place on 25 May.

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'

An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.

From The42 'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler So Sumo

'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler

John Gunning represented Ireland at three Sumo World Championships and is now a leading authority on the sport in Japan.

Why Tayto Park sees its future in luring the suit-and-tie brigade

The Meath attraction is aiming to bring in a million visitors per year.

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