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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 23 April, 2017

Today’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

Centrist 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.

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A taste of Scandinavia outside Dublin with this light-filled family home

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.

'Significant explosive device' found at gates of primary school in Belfast

“Had this device not been found when it had, there is no telling what we may have been dealing with,” said police.

'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya

Pattaya is home to tens of thousands of sex workers.

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

Brain injury: ''Fighting' has become my mission in life since my son Pádraig’s catastrophic accident'

It’s time to stand tall for the rights of persons with neurological illnesses, and especially for those with severe acquired brain injuries, writes Reinhard Schaler.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

A motorcyclist on a provisional licence was clocked at over 200km/hr today

The motorcyclist was detected travelling at the high speed near New Ross, Co Wexford.

Pictures: The best images from today's London Marathon

More than 40,000 registered to run the 26.2 mile trek through the UK capital.

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia

The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.

Biker seriously injured on last lap of Tandragee 100 race

The rest of the event was subsequently cancelled.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK

The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.

Actress who played Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days dies aged 56

Erin Moran was a mainstay in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

A newborn baby pushes a tiny, fascinating Scottish island's population to 105 (we think)

A medieval massacre, a mysterious German artist landlord, and a world-first in renewable energy are just some of the interesting features of the Isle of Eigg.

Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people

A new exhibition presents photos of 100 people born from 1916 to 2015.

From The42 'When people said I should go talk to someone, I told them to shut up. I thought I was right but I was weak and lost' Life After Sport

'When people said I should go talk to someone, I told them to shut up. I thought I was right but I was weak and lost'

Athletics had battered, bruised and scarred David Gillick by the time he officially called it quits in June 2014 and the emotional crash of retirement sent him on a downward spiral.

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU?

The Irish government has repeatedly said it is committed to the European Union.

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives

Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.

Sitdown Sunday: The white woman who says she is 'transracial'

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

'Racism isn't always malicious. It can be a white person asking me to “twerk like Beyoncé”'

Be aware of how you practice unconscious racism through harmful words, attitudes, and interactions, writes Angela Fichter.

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