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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 20 April, 2018

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Search underway after armed robbery at bank in Roscommon

Four men entered the bank with what’s believed to be a handgun and iron bars.

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead aged 28 RIP

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead aged 28

The musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this afternoon.

'Any excuse for a pint': A snapshot of Dublin city in the Spring sunshine

We took a short stroll around Dublin to see what effect the sunny weather is having.

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port Trade This post contains videos

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port

Celine is going to carry cargo between Dublin, the Netherlands and Belgium and is seen as major coup for Ireland.

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'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair

Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.

The Repeal The Eighth mural in Temple Bar is being taken down... again

The mural will be painted over at 11am on Monday.

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From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging conspiracy

The lawsuit asserts that the entities conspired to interfere in the 2016 election and caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.

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Striking modernist design in this sprawling home with a difference outside Cork

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife

The man had previously been sentenced to life in prison for the murder – but had that conviction quashed.

Man airlifted from top of Blarney Castle following cardiac arrest

The Rescue 115 helicopter reached the famous castle in a matter of minutes.

Man with world's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea cured

Drugs that are normally effective in treating the disease didn’t initially work for this man.

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin

The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.

From The42 Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.

Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma

Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.

The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The name Swaziland angers some citizens as it is a mix of Swazi and English.

The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again

And it’s more expensive in Dublin.

Product warning: 'Buenas' brand grated coconut recalled after salmonella detected

The product could cause illness if consumed raw.

Gardaí renew appeal for information to help find Carlow man missing since March

Rafal Filipowicz has been missing from his home since 16 March.

'An amazing presence', 'a humble man': Hundreds attend funeral of music icon Big Tom

One mourner took a taxi from Galway to pay his respects to the Irish music legend.

The world's best photographs have been announced - and a shot of Ireland is part of the winning entry

British photographer Alys Tomlinson won Photographer of the Year at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

From The42 Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events' Education

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'

“We are actively developing the contents of our Player Wellbeing Programme in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.”

Ireland's top quizzers are aiming to regain their Celtic crown this weekend

The Irish team is being sent by the Irish Quiz Organisation, which oversees competitive quizzing in Ireland.

There won't be any more post offices forced to close as landmark deal reached

After three months of negotiations, An Post has reached a deal with the Irish Postmasters’ Union.

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

From The42 Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season Wenger Out

Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season

The Frenchman won three Premier Leagues and seven FA Cups during his 22 seasons in charge.

Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport

Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.

Police investigating after robbers try and fail on two occasions to steal ATMs in early hours

In one of the incidents, raiders still made off with a substantial amount of cash from a shop.

Cork city's car ban 'grand experiment' could end after just three weeks

The plan was slated to run for four months.

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Show Country Special tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Show Country Special tonight?

It will feature a tribute to popular musician Big Tom, whose funeral is taking place today.

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Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

83-year-old mail-bomb murderer becomes oldest person executed in the US

Killer-of-two Walter Leroy Moody Jr was given a lethal injection last night at the Alabama prison at Atmore.

Basque separatist group ETA apologises for 'pain' and 'harm' it caused

The statement came just days before ETA is expected to announce its dissolution.

Man charged over murder of Romanian man (49) found injured in Tallaght park

He will face Tallaght District Court this morning.

More good weather today, but upcoming week will be 'changeable and unsettled'

However, rainfall amounts will be well below normal levels in the east and south.

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

From The42 'When it comes to rape, I think we're still obsessed with women' Issue

'When it comes to rape, I think we're still obsessed with women'

Anna Krien, author of ‘Night Games,’ on consent, toxic masculinity of sport and how these problems can be counteracted.

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