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Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

'Unborn' case: Claim made that State argued unborn is 'constitutional nullity' outside Eighth Amendment

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

The Department of Social Protection said carers who need financial assistance should contact their local Intreo centre.

From The42 'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem' CPA

'We in the GAA want darkness and cover and, to me, that shows that there is a real problem'

Former Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh is hoping the CPA motion garners support this weekend.

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Regency trial adjourned for a month to allow for investigation into death of Det Superintendent Colm Fox

Notes written by the late superintendent were handed into the court and read by the three judges.

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator

The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.

Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally loses appeal for reduced sentence

Kenneally had been sentenced to 14 years and two months for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s.

Derry Girls is the most-watched TV show ever in Northern Ireland

The comedy, set in the 1990s during The Troubles, has received rave reviews.

Poll: Do you believe Dublin's Metro will be built on time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe Dublin's Metro will be built on time?

Do you think it will be delivered by the 2027 date?

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The faded history behind Dublin's 'ghost signs' - and 5 to look out for around the city

Some wintry showers are on the way

…but the forecast isn’t all bad.

From The42 'I kind of feel blessed that I got the opportunity to see what the real working world is like' Alternative Route

'I kind of feel blessed that I got the opportunity to see what the real working world is like'

Barry Daly was close to giving up rugby before his luck changed and he earned a professional contract with Leinster.

The Luas goes at a 'slow jogging pace' through Dublin city

College Green also takes twice as long to get through on a bus.

Here is what Trump's notes for meeting with shooting survivors said I Hear You This post contains videos

Here is what Trump's notes for meeting with shooting survivors said

Students have called on the US President to tighten gun controls.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as we start Thursday.

Putting diesel fuel tax on par with petrol 'justifiable', report finds

Putting diesel tax on par with petrol would result in net gains for the exchequer and net reductions in pollution, the ESRI says.

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

'Pathetically weak': Father of Florida victim lays into Republican senator over gun control Public Meeting This post contains videos

'Pathetically weak': Father of Florida victim lays into Republican senator over gun control

Marco Rubio has been backed by the NRA and drew jeers from the audience for his responses last night.

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

'Walls to stop immigrants would have made my own existence impossible'

“I have always considered myself as a world citizen: Tamil by ethnicity, German by heart, Dutch by fondness, Irish by spirit, Italian by love.”

The new project helping parents develop their kids' emotional resilience

Education Desty, a software development start-up is rolling out mentors in schools to get children to use its programme.

Man who followed student home from bus and raped her is jailed for ten years

Ibrahim Ahmed Gharib had earlier sexually assaulted the victim during a bus journey from Dublin to Carlow.

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

Bill Cullen is suing Ulster Bank for €120 million over takeover strategy

The suit was filed in the High Court on Monday 19 February.

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Donald Trump meets tearful school shooting survivors and suggests arming teachers Gun Control This post contains videos

Donald Trump meets tearful school shooting survivors and suggests arming teachers

“This would only be obviously for people who are very adept at handling a gun,” Trump said.

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

The issue has been at the centre of the dispute at Stormont.

Police investigating the murder of a man in front of his family make arrest

The man was arrested in the Poleglass area of West Belfast under the Terrorism Act earlier today.

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From The42 De Gea brilliance helps Man United escape Sevilla with a draw Take A Bow

De Gea brilliance helps Man United escape Sevilla with a draw

The goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out the La Liga side tonight.

Husband of Irish woman shot dead while on holiday in Tunisia found her beneath a beach towel

38 people were killed in the 2015 attack, including three Irish people.

Someone has won tonight's €7.1 million Lotto jackpot

The winning ticket was sold online.

British glamour model 'agreed to kidnap plot to boost her career', Italian court hears

Accused Lukasz Herba says that Chloe Ayling was in on the plan.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Supreme Court hears unborn case, US preacher dies and Sinn Féin critical of Westminster – Just some of today’s top stories.

Armed robber jailed after holding up shop when gardaí were in the back looking at CCTV footage

Patrick Dunne (30) brandished an imitation firearm at a shop assistant before being chased out of the shop by the gardaí.

From The42 As it happened: Sevilla v Manchester United, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Sevilla v Manchester United, Champions League

Sevilla took on Manchester United in tonight’s last-16 first-leg.

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

From The42 Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out Changes

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

Mary Lou McDonald wasn't impressed after meeting Theresa May in London

The new Sinn Féin leader says the British Prime Minister has ‘no plan’.

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly

The majority view on four questions cannot be determined as a result.

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