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Most Irish people have no worries about Michael D's age if he runs for President again

He will be 77 at the time of next year’s election.

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details

It was confirmed earlier this month that the utility will refund the full amount of their water charges before the end of the year.

A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time

Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish.

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway

There was no one else travelling in the car at the time.

From The42 Cork City's title celebrations put on hold as Dundalk dig out late equaliser All Square

Cork City's title celebrations put on hold as Dundalk dig out late equaliser

The champions-elect will have to wait to lift the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division trophy after playing out a 1-1 draw.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Tidy towns, Germany’s election and ‘Take the Knee’ protests had people talking today.

From The42 'We just felt worthless... It's just disgraceful really' Interview

'We just felt worthless... It's just disgraceful really'

Emily Cahill of UCD Waves speaks to The42 about yesterday’s Women’s National League game, which was abandoned after no referee showed up.

London man convicted of killing fiancée hours after their engagement party

He was found several hours later semi-naked and bleeding from a self-inflicted injury.

Star Trek: 'I love the idealism and humanity coming together as one federation'

To a non-Trekkie, Star Trek might raise Spock-like eyebrows. Yet this is a show that inspires such dedication that its fans have kept it alive through the years. Roddenberry’s vision of a utopian future is a big part of its success, writes Alan O’Shea.

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance

The allowance, paid to the current Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, was found to have “no legal basis”.

Man arrested in connection with money missing from Kevin St Garda Station

The money was reported missing earlier this year.

From The42 Suddenly, football doesn't seem all that important as NFL players fight back The Redzone

Suddenly, football doesn't seem all that important as NFL players fight back

Eight underdogs won yesterday but the action before the games was more important than anything in them.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí appeal for information on murder of man who was stabbed multiple times and left in a ditch

Michal Kurek was a 33-year-old Polish man whose body was found at Grange, Ballyboughal, on 4 August.

From The42 'Honest to God, and I really mean this when I say it, God help the next fella I'm in the ring with' Back With A Whack

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.

Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn called the report “fundamentally flawed” after it found that €84,009 was paid to two former trustees – her parents.

Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the British Prime Minister in London today, following Ireland’s presentation to host the RWC 2023.

SuperValu still Ireland's most popular supermarket but Tesco is right behind it

Tesco came second with 22% of the market share (a 4.3% rise on a similar period last year).

Seventh person arrested in connection with Parsons Green train bombing

A 20-year-old man was detained in Wales.

This is Ireland's tidiest town

The town in the west of Tipperary picked up the prestigious award this afternoon.

Viagra, steroids and antibiotics among €850,000 worth of medicines seized this year

The number of medicines seized this year is treble that of 2016.

Poll: Do you know all the words to our national anthem? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you know all the words to our national anthem?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From The42 Another record broken as Ladies All-Ireland final viewing figures hit new heights Serious Support

Another record broken as Ladies All-Ireland final viewing figures hit new heights

An average of 303,800 people tuned in throughout the senior final on TG4.

Gardaí investigating sudden death of a man in Cork

The incident occurred at a house at High Street in the town at 9am this morning.

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough Afd

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough

Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcano eruption

The last time Mount Agung erupted was in 1963.

Over 75% of people want Michael D to serve a second term as president

Last week, the president said he “is not ruling out” running for a second term next year.

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget

The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.

Coveney 'very hopeful' Ibrahim Halawa could be home later this week

Coveney hopes Halawa will be released from prison later today.

Poll: Should single-use disposable coffee cups be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should single-use disposable coffee cups be banned?

There have been calls to reduce the large number of cups that are used each day.

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as another week gets started.

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