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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 25 June, 2017

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Man in court over Tramore death, Fianna Fáil warning Fine Gael and a car crash in Limerick.

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'

After 20 years of institutional living, Alan has moved into his community. This is his story, as well as other HAIL project participants, now living lives of their own choosing.

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register

The figures came following a parliamentary question asked by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

Meet the woman who arranges €30,000 luxury holidays to Ireland for celebrities

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile travel firm Adams & Butler.

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'He took my bags, and he held my hand, and there was an uproar': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Ryanair is talking to Boeing about adding the biggest planes yet to its fleet

The airline said it’s scoping out all options.

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests

Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.

From The42 Slick Dubs beat Westmeath to a pulp with 31-point hammering to book Leinster final Sky Blues

Slick Dubs beat Westmeath to a pulp with 31-point hammering to book Leinster final

It was Dublin’s highest margin of victory in the championship under Jim Gavin.

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade

Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.

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Iceland's volcano eruption could reveal aerosols' climate change effect

Iceland's volcano eruption could reveal aerosols' climate change effect

The Icelandic volcano Holuhraun, which erupted in 2014, did not increase the amount of water in the clouds.

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

Death toll rises above 150 in Pakistan oil tanker explosion

The tanker burst into flames after it flipped over on the national highway in Punjab province.

Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months

Gardening leave is paid when an employee is suspended from work, usually before taking a position with another company.

Man ejected out of window in single car crash in Limerick

The incident occurred in Knockanes, near Adare Manor, at around 2pm today.

Opinion: 'We don't need to teach computer science and coding in our schools'

Learning to code is not the answer. Learning to think is, writes Simon Lewis.

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean

The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.

London Eye evacuated after suspected WW2 bomb spotted in River Thames

The popular tourist area around Waterloo Pier was also evacuated as a precaution.

Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people

The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.

11 days after his funeral, a US family received a call to say their brother was still alive

His family were told by authorities that Frank M Kerrigan had been found dead. He hadn’t.

Two men arrested for attempted murder after Belfast hatchet attack

A 34-year-old man was struck in the head with a hatchet during the early morning attack.

Trump wants to put solar panels on his border wall - but would the plan work?

Trump insists ‘his’ idea would work – but experts aren’t so sure.

From The42 'I saw everyone talking about me and thought, 'Yeah, I probably don't look like the average U21 hurler' Almost Famous

'I saw everyone talking about me and thought, 'Yeah, I probably don't look like the average U21 hurler'

Westmeath U21 hurler Sean Maher received huge plaudits for his performance against Kilkenny during the week.

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

Man in his 50s dies after early morning assault in Tramore

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene, and is due to appear in court today.

Texas children who died in hot car were left there as punishment

The children’s mother originally said they had locked themselves in.

The signatures of Collins, Griffith and Markievicz are all in this book (but Eamon de Valera's is not)

Exactly 100 years on from the historic East Clare by-election, an incredibly rare autograph book has made its way back to Ennis.

From The42 'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again' A True Underdog Story This post contains videos

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'

Filmmaker Laura McGann chats about her new film Revolutions, which takes an in-depth look at the Irish women’s roller derby team.

'We're racist to each other. We body shame each other': Irish Youtuber on the LGBT community

Riyadh Khalaf is hosting the new BBC documentary Queer Britain.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's 'ridiculous' Goop health summit

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

Can socialist politics mount a serious challenge to Leo’s so-called “centrism”?

After Corbyn’s success, Marxist policies are now mainstream, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

From The42 'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions' Family Affair

'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions'

The summer of 2017 is one the Longs won’t forget in a hurry.

The story behind Bray's two-decade wait for a controversial shopping centre

The €25 million Florentine Shopping Centre was recently put out to tender.

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