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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Today’s News

Oklahoma residents armed with machine guns to be allowed hunt pigs from helicopters

Texas and Louisiana already allow private contractors to hunt feral swine.

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

15-year-old Jasmine Scally missing from Kildare since 17 March

She was last seen leaving her home on the Friday evening shortly after 8pm.

Dublin could get new eight-storey hotel as vacant "scourge" set to be demolished

A planning application has been submitted to Dublin City Council.

From The42 LIVE: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly Liveblog This post contains a poll

LIVE: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly

We’re back at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s much-changed side face Iceland.

Tom Clonan: Noirín O'Sullivan's performance in recent days is simply not credible

The only response to this appalling breach of trust is for those in charge to consider their positions, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

5 actual road cars that take inspiration from Formula One

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

Scottish parliament votes for new independence referendum

The Edinburgh parliament voted by 69 votes in favour and 59 against.

Father who maintained his innocence found guilty of murdering three-month-old son

The Crown Prosecution Service said the evidence proved that the injuries could not have been caused by any accident, medical condition or illness.

From The42 Funding stand-off leaves Ireland's National Hockey Stadium unfit for purpose Belfield

Funding stand-off leaves Ireland's National Hockey Stadium unfit for purpose

The venue in Belfield can no longer host international fixtures as the playing surface doesn’t meet the required standards.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dalkey man who used Darknet to download 300 child abuse images avoids jail

The judge said that while it was an “odious crime” the number of images was not high relative to other cases.

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

A small fire has broken out at Beaumont Hospital

Two units from North Strand fire station are currently at the scene.

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

Irish adults will be able to renew their passports online from Thursday

First time applicants and children will still have to use the current system.

'Janey mac, that was a tight one': Ambulance called for Michael Healy-Rae after choking fit

The Kerry TD’s hands and lips turned purple during the incident.

From The42 Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay Man In The Middle

Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay

Reilly will take charge of the match between Mayo and Donegal.

No snap election: London will 'consider all options' for the North after Easter

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has effectively removed the prospect of a second snap election.

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

As it happened: Government to set up external review into garda scandals

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Child offenders will no longer be detained in adult prisons

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone will sign a ministerial order as early as this week ending the practice.

US calls for 'free and fair' vote after soldiers evict MPs from Maldives parliament

Plainclothes troops evicted MPs as they attempted to impeach the speaker in the tiny state’s parliament.

Asian community in uproar in Paris after police shoot dead Chinese man in home

Police arrested 35 demonstrators at a protest against the shooting yesterday in Paris.

Man who claimed he was falsely accused of not paying for a jambon pastry awarded €20,000

Anthony Maher claimed that in August 2014 he bought and paid for several items at Centra Corduff in Blanchardstown before being questioned by two staff members.

Fun poll: Have you dumped your winter coat yet? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Fun poll: Have you dumped your winter coat yet?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

'Fearless Girl' to continue staring down the Wall Street bull until 2018

“She is inspiring everyone in a moment when we need inspiration,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

From The42 Munster's Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through Venues

Munster's Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through

Meanwhile, Leinster face a trip to either Lyon or Nice if they can get past Wasps this weekend.

Investigation underway after 'human waste' found in cans at Coca-Cola plant in Antrim

The suspected contaminated cans were delivered to a plant near Lisburn, Co Antrim.

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal

Tesco has reached a deal that will see the company avoid prosecution.

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland?

On the union’s sixtieth anniversary, does membership of it remain a positive thing for Ireland?

Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces

The issue was raised a second time in 2015 after the Medical Bureau of Road Safety did its own survey of the devices.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all you need to know this Tuesday morning.

Air accident investigation launched after elderly man dies in light aircraft crash

The man was the sole occupant of the airplane.

Man and three-year-old son killed as car collides with train in Netherlands

They had been taking part in a school outing to see baby lambs when the accident happened.

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