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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Today’s News

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

Bus Éireann strike: Union boss takes aim at Ross and Independent Alliance

Bus Éireann strike: Union boss takes aim at Ross and Independent Alliance

Bus Éireann is pressing ahead with cost-cutting measures. Unions have said they’ll strike in response.

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

Kim Jong-Nam killing: Two women charged with murder

If the suspects – from Indonesia and Vietnam – are found guilty, they will face death by hanging.

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The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein Pku

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein

Despite being rare, Ireland has one of the highest rates of PKU in Europe.

'She deserves to be laid to rest': Family appeal for information on 12th anniversary of woman's disappearance Murder Investigation This post contains videos

Disabled man who raped his nephew multiple times jailed for seven years

The child was aged between seven and nine years at the time of the assaults.

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

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'He was the definition of a gentleman': Rural community in shock at killing of pensioner (90)

A man in his 20s was arrested by gardai yesterday evening.

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

Yesterday’s News

Irish people have one overwhelming favourite for the next Taoiseach

That’s according to a new poll from Claire Byrne Live.

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

George W Bush isn't impressed with Trump's criticism of the media

Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.”

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

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Louis Walsh's brother crash lands helicopter safely in New Jersey

The incident happened at Chatham in the US state last Friday.

From The42 'The champions are back!' Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool Deja Vu

'The champions are back!' Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool

The Foxes began life without Claudio Ranieri in impressive fashion.

Appeal for help finding missing Dublin teen

Dylan Farren has been missing since yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Bus Éireann staff to strike, and Oscargate – it’s the Fix.

Poll: Are you giving anything up for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving anything up for Lent?

But first we’ll have Pancake Tuesday.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class Six Nations

The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class

Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an action-packed Six Nations weekend.

Ryanair's chief trainer says Ireland should be the capital of the billion-euro student pilot industry

More than 500,000 new ‘skippers’ are expected to be needed over the next two decades.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Katie's fight confirmed, first pro contract for Carbery and all today's sport Monday

March will start with sleet and snow

The weekend will continue to be cold and unsettled with further rain or showers at times.

Gardaí found a lost little pig in Wicklow yesterday and reunited him with his owners

That Vodafone ad in real life? Not far off it now.

Man (70s) dies after being crushed by digger at his home in Co Clare

The accident happened at just after 12pm this afternoon.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of man over pedigree chihuahua

Josh Turner was found guilty earlier this month of murdering 27-year-old Christopher Nevin at a house in Navan on 19 November 2015

Trump proposes a massive $54 billion increase in US military spending

The result is that Trump’s initial budget wouldn’t dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.

Man (20s) arrested over death of pensioner in Co Waterford

The body of Paddy Lyons was discovered at his rural home.

Bus Éireann staff to begin indefinite strike from Monday

In a statement released this afternoon, the company says that the decision comes as talks with unions at the Workplace Relations Committee have failed.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last-minute 'blatant lie'

“If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said.

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.

Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big business

Ex-Taoiseach John Bruton has also joined the board of the Institute of International and European Affairs.

52 seconds of passion: Two giant pandas mated for the first time in four years today

It is hoped that a new baby panda would attract tourists to the Tokyo zoo.

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