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Today’s News

David Drumm begins his six year jail term in Mountjoy Prison

Drumm was yesterday sentenced for his part in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme.

Yesterday’s News

'My little sisters right now are chained up': Court hears 911 call made from girl who escaped home

David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each.

From The42 Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23 Speaking Out

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

Michael Lowry asked his secretary to oversee £250,000 payment, trial hears

One of nine charges has been dropped against the TD.

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'I didn't like the sight of families being separated': Trump signs order to end family separations

For weeks, Trump had insisted he was bound by the law to split the children from their parents and that only Congress could resolve the problem.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

David Drumm jailed for six years, Trump signs executive order to keep migrant families together and Michael Healy-Rae’s bike has been stolen – it’s the Evening Fix.

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MacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasn't embraced gender balance following controversy

The Director of MacGill said, “We are determined to do all that we can to redress this imbalance”.

Here's who been jailed over Ireland's banking crisis so far

David Drumm has became the fourth person to be jailed over his role in a bank fraud scheme 10 years ago.

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Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

Garda watchdog probing crash after car sped away from checkpoint and struck woman

The incident occurred on Sarsfield Road in Ballyfermot around 9pm last night.

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

Trump says he'll sign executive order to avoid family separations after worldwide outcry

The US House of Representatives is due to consider a bill on the issue tomorrow.

Woman has murder conviction quashed as jury weren't allowed to consider if she was provoked

The Court of Appeal said it would quash Farrell’s conviction and order a retrial.

The aggravating and mitigating factors: How the judge in the Drumm case arrived at six years

Judge Karen O’Connor noted that the most significant form of mitigation would have been a result of a guilty plea but that was not available in this case.

From The42 Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup Pool Draw

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

David Drumm handed six-year jail term for conspiracy to defraud and false accounting

The sentencing comes after one of the longest trials in the history of the State.

EU counter-tariffs on US products including blue jeans, motorbikes and whiskey kicking in on Friday

Cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter are among the other food products targeted.

Eight people due in court after operation involving 50 gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford

The arrests were made as part of an operation targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

Someone stole Michael Healy-Rae's bike

It was swiped from outside the Passport Office today, and he’s not happy.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal Remarkable This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal

The Portugal star is now the all-time leading European goalscorer in international football.

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds

Na Fianna’s home on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin had been set to be both the home to a new underground station.

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

Huge fire engulfs fish factory in Co Cork

No casualties have been reported but the building is said to be destroyed.

A plan for Dublin's newest town has been given the green light - but not everyone is happy

The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) will be located between Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley.

From The42 Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty Rugby Brain

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

Australia is having a national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace

“No-one should have to suffer sexual harassment at work, or in any other part of their lives,” Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said.

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

Jim Gavin concern for Croke Park pitch post-Taylor Swift concerts as Leinster final looms

Four games are set to take place on the newly relaid pitch before Dublin take on Laois on Sunday afternoon.

Poll: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour? Congestion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour?

A senior civil servant has floated the idea but it’s likely it would be fiercely resisted.

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