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Today’s News

Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial

The court heard how a woman fought off her attacker outside her home.

Take a guided tour of... Microsoft's new Dublin HQ complete with in-office bakery

We looked inside the tech giant’s Irish home ahead of its official opening.

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

The gardaí were called to diffuse the argument.

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From The42 Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales 6 Nations

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'The HSE has lost all credibility': Partner of man who died 30 minutes after being transferred from hospital

A report found the death was “predictable and preventable”.

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the bank has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

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

Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being sacked as party leader

Bolton was confronted with a statement from his wife, whom he left just before Christmas, on TV this morning.

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

Thieves steal €70,000 worth of coins from Wexford amusement centre

An estimated €270,000 worth of damage was caused during the course of the heist.

From The42 Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales Starting XV

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

'Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?': Stormzy delivers powerful Brits performance

Jeremy Corbyn praised the rapper for his performance, but Number 10 defended May in a statement today.

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.

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

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.

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.

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

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

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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