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Today’s News

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation UK

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority' in election, promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea

The 66-year-old is on course to become the country’s longest serving premier.

Opinion: 'Our indifference to our flag and anthem is actually healthy'

Placing legislative restrictions on how our anthem is used would be an unnecessary limitation on our freedom of expression, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

'EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks

The new fund will help cities build barriers and other physical infrastructures that could prevent terror attacks in public spaces.

Enda Kenny is getting an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

The doctor will see you at 5pm today.

From 'I don't know what a tracker mortgage is' to the biggest financial scandal of our time

The heads of three banks are due to meet with the Finance Minister to discuss the issue today.

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Yesterday’s News

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

From The42 'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country'

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player and current Bray boss Harry Kenny chats to The42 about his distinguished career in the League of Ireland.

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

Why Avoca's products will never wind up on supermarket shelves

The company’s new US owner is learning about ‘experiential retail’ from the Irish outfit.

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'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery

Robots and virtual reality tools are being used to train aspiring medics at the new RCSI building.

Maths Week: The solutions to all of the puzzles QED

Maths Week: The solutions to all of the puzzles

Tens of thousands of you took our mathematical challenge all week. Here are the answers.

Man in his 50s dies in farm accident trying to repair damage caused by Storm Ophelia RIP

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Irishman dies in Portugal, woman murdered in Belfast and a hostage situation in the UK – it’s the Fix.

#MeToo: 'I have been drugged twice by men I knew'

#MeToo was spawned by the Harvey Weinstein revelations and is where women are detailing incidences of sexual assault and harassment online.

Child kicked out of Cub Scouts after grilling US politician on gun control

The Boy Scouts have refused to comment on the reason the boy was asked to leave.

Gunman arrested after taking a number of people hostage in a UK bowling alley

The man entered the complex earlier this afternoon.

'Surfing in half an hour': Why more high-flying professionals are moving outside Dublin

The latest Morgan McKinley employment monitor shows a surge in people looking for jobs.

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he'd travel to Pyongyang to help sort Korea crisis

Carter said he worried Kim Jong-un leader take pre-emptive action.

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

From The42 As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League

Tottenham welcomed Liverpool to Wembley aiming to extend their grip on third spot in the Premier League.

Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

Police appeal for CCTV footage in investigation into murder of 51-year-old woman in Belfast

Anne O’Neill died following an incident in the Ardmore Avenue area of Belfast yesterday morning.

Malta offers €1 million euro reward over journalist's murder

The 53-year-old woman died in a car bombing on Monday.

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain but tourism is falling amid images of unrest

A quarter of all visitors to Spain go to Catalonia.

From The42 'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara PRODIGAL

'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara

With the game well in the balance on the hour, O’Gara was gutted to miss out on a win in Thomond Park.

Murder investigation launched in UK after baby boy falls from sixth floor window

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the ‘deeply traumatising’ incident.

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

From The42 'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Interview This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

Sitdown Sunday: The murky world of selling mattresses online

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catalan president compares government to Franco, and sludge row continues in Wexford – it’s the 9 at 9.

Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis

New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.

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