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Today’s News

Man seriously injured after being hit by bus in Limerick city

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

From The42 'He was in hospital for 55 days. I wanted to pull out of the fight but my wife said to do it for him' Boom Boom Basil This post contains videos

'He was in hospital for 55 days. I wanted to pull out of the fight but my wife said to do it for him'

Last September, Garda Niall Kennedy became the New England heavyweight champion, while his newborn son was fighting his own fight at home.

'How to sort out your affairs so loved one's won't have embarrassing memories of you after you die'

“It’s a lovely way to reminisce on years past while also letting go of a few painful memories.”

Seattle's housing crisis is making it look to taller and denser homes

The city’s average house price is above €700,000.

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'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

Plane crashes in Iran, killing all 66 people on board

The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern city of Yasuj.

Sitdown Sunday: The billionaires prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

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The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox quits charities over sexual harassment claims

Brendan Cox has apologised for his “inappropriate” behaviour.

From The42 'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself' Journey This post contains videos

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'

Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.

Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless

They’ll set off on the adventure on 7 July.

Kildare Village says axing one unit from its €50m expansion will 'jeopardise' the entire project

The designer outlet centre was granted permission for several new stores, but it’s not happy with the council.

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Explore this mansion in Rathgar inspired by a hedonistic Hollywood movie

Man in critical condition after serious assault in Limerick

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Why North African countries that don't always got along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

From The42 'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really' Big Future

'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really'

Welsh-born James McCarthy was recruited by the Munster academy of the start of the season and has made a big impression already for Ireland U20s.

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?

In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Yesterday’s News

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin Year Of The Dog This post contains videos

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin

Chinese New Year Celebrations will continue on until 4 March and see events taking place across Ireland.

From The42 Late Bonner goal clinches win for Tipp as Forde hits 2-9 against Wexford Premier Pride

Late Bonner goal clinches win for Tipp as Forde hits 2-9 against Wexford

Six points separated the teams at Semple Stadium tonight.

Quiz: Did this happen in 2018?

This year has lasted at least three years.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

An earthquake in Britain, Gabriel Byrne on the #MeToo movement, and Ukip’s leader ousted – it’s your evening fix

Dublin in the 80s - 'Instead of an 18th birthday card, given birth cert and told to sign on'

“I remember the city being a pretty run down, neglected, grey place”, writes Anthony Goulding.

Men assaulted by pair armed with wheel brace and baseball bat during Belfast burglary

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

How many pubs does Cork have? It's week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average rent in Dublin?

Construction tender prices to rise by 7% this year, surveyors warn

“Success is measured in what you build, not what you spend.”

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

From The42 Lowe-inspired Leinster battle hard to see off Pro14 rivals Scarlets Hard Fought Win

Lowe-inspired Leinster battle hard to see off Pro14 rivals Scarlets

The Kiwi scored a first-half brace as Leo Cullen’s side secured a big win.

Ukip members vote to remove scandal-hit leader Henry Bolton

Members backed a motion of no confidence by 867 votes (63%) to 500 (37%).

From The42 As it happened: Huddersfield v Manchester United, FA Cup 5th round Liveblog

As it happened: Huddersfield v Manchester United, FA Cup 5th round

Follow all the action as Manchester United travel to the Kirklees Stadium in a bid to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'

Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct.

A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland

Senator Mark Daly says ‘the lesson of Brexit’ is that you must prepare.

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