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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 24 April, 2017

Today’s News

Investigation launched after Irishman dies following row with teenagers in London

Joseph Kelly had been in an argument shortly before his death.

From The42 Wexford won't appeal Davy Fitzgerald's 'harsh' eight-week ban for league semi-final incident Serve The Time

Wexford won't appeal Davy Fitzgerald's 'harsh' eight-week ban for league semi-final incident

The county board have expressed their support for the Clare native.

Bernie Sanders is coming to Dublin

The veteran US senator will be holding ‘An Evening With…’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

Rush hour warning to drivers as truck catches fire on Naas Road

It happened outbound from Dublin at Junction 3 for Citywest.

Two decades after it was first proposed, Poolbeg incinerator takes first delivery

The controversial plant will fire up this weekend.

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election?

France will go to the polls on 7 May.

The 9 at 9: Monday

All you need to know on this Monday morning.

From The42 European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made Moving On

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

'Abortion reform now a political imperative' - strong reaction from all sides to Citizens' Assembly vote

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

There's some wintry weather on the way this week

Winter will be making a cameo appearance, as we head toward the May bank holiday.

American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine

The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

Gorse fire in Cork threatens 350 acres of forestry

Firefighters have been working through the night to keep the fire under control.

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues

A group of students will vie for the title of Young Social Innovators 2017 at the Convention Centre in May.

Church of Scientology cleaning up needles on Dublin's Sheriff Street

The church has said it was welcomed by locals when volunteers visited recently to plant flowers.

Yesterday’s News

Four members of the Kinahan cartel have fled Dublin as they fear for their lives

There are fears the Hutch gang is planning an attack.

From The42 'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play' Legend

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'

We speak to Derry City’s favourite son and one of the League of Ireland’s all-time greats — Liam Coyle.

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate.

Where did all the fuss about a US president's first 100 days come from?

Franklin D Roosevelt set an example in his first 100 days that has proved a tough act to follow.

'We don't have the money for this' - Dublin mother pleads for funding for daughter's cancer treatment

12-year-old Robyn Smyth has been battling a rare form of cancer known as neuroblastoma for the past nine years.

From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, La Liga El Clasico

'I am so proud that my body was Carragh’s safe haven for those 38 weeks, that it was her home'

I took comfort and healing from the 38 weeks Carragh and I spent together, writes Mandy O’Neill.

This Belgian man beat 50 people to become one of Europe's last hermits

The 58-year-old will live in a 350-year-old hermitage built into a cliff above a rural town by himself for a few months.

Trump desperately wants the money to build his wall - and he's pleading with Democrats to get it

The White House is prepared to make concessions to the Democrats in order to get funding for the Mexican border wall.

'And that is when I became homeless': The week in quotes

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

From The42 Flynn fires two goals as Galway hand out 16-point beating to Tipperary in league final League Champs

Flynn fires two goals as Galway hand out 16-point beating to Tipperary in league final

Cathal Mannion struck the third goal as the Tribesmen triumphed.

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

Lost some horses? Gardaí found a couple wandering in Naas this morning

The two horses were found wandering along the Monread Road in Naas earlier today.

From The42 Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont Too Little Too Late

Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont

Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon.

Citizens' Assembly recommends abortion to be allowed without restrictions up to 12 weeks

The results of the ballot were announced this afternoon.

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