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Today’s News

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell LOI Legends

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell

Alex Krstic on conquering the Derry accent, the club’s mid-80s revolution and being a local sex symbol.

Child at Oberstown detention centre has a €25,000 contract out on his life Exclusive

The teenager is involved with an organised crime gang.

Shane Ross has been telling people they don't need a PSC to get a theory test. But they do

While the RSA has committed to removing the need to have a PSC in order to get a test, the requirement remains in place.

From The42 Super 8s permutations: All you need to know as we head for the final phase The Possibilities

Super 8s permutations: All you need to know as we head for the final phase

Here’s how things are shaping up in the two groups.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A large fire at Curracloe beach, problems at Cork Airport – and Irish climbers ascend K2.

'A plane flying into a mountain' - the man who advised Bush and McCain is very worried about the Republican party

John Weaver has advised George Bush Sr and John McCain. He’s a Republican to the core. He’s never seen anything like Donald Trump.

Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me'

In the final week of my stay, my mind turned to how I would leave my father on what would definitely be the most heavy hearted of all our farewells, writes Larry Donnelly.

Main runway at Cork Airport reopened after crane required to remove private plane

There were delays and flight diversions as a result of the incident.

Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze

The fire has been brought under control this evening.

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'No family should be living in a shed': The week in quotes

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

Man killed after motorbike collides with 4x4 vehicle near Laragh

The man, aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Minister keen to give Smithfield family court complex the green light

The integrated court complex has been hampered in delays for years.

Syria: Hundreds of 'White Helmets' members evacuated to Jordan in Israeli operation

The White Helmets members and their families will be resettled in Britain, Canada and Germany.

From The42 Clifford rescues Kerry's season with goal to force dramatic draw with Monaghan The Late Late Show

Clifford rescues Kerry's season with goal to force dramatic draw with Monaghan

A draw leaves it all to play for on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

No truth in reports that GAA agreed to use of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, organiser of Liam Miller match says

Michael O’Flynn said all that had been suggested by the GAA so far was a meeting.

From The42 Galway book All-Ireland semi-final spot as 14-man Kildare dumped out Super 8s

Galway book All-Ireland semi-final spot as 14-man Kildare dumped out

Daniel Flynn was sent-off in the 46th minute for the hosts.

Hospitals will be required to report all maternal deaths under a new law

Legislation on this issue was proposed by Independents4Change TD Clare Daly and the government said its new bill incorporates the amendments she sought.

Irish woman (21) dies in Canada car crash

The young woman had been the sole occupant of the car.

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'

It will require imagination and critical engagement from other agents in the Church if the change he envisages is to happen, writes Gerry O’Hanlon SJ.

From The42 As It Happened: The Open Championship, final round Carnoustie

As It Happened: The Open Championship, final round

Follow our live coverage from Day 4 at Carnoustie.

16 malnourished puppies seized in Co Galway

Of the 16 dogs that were rescued, six have died.

Woman killed after gunman takes hostages at Los Angeles supermarket

The gunman eventually handcuffed himself and surrendered to police.

Boy (8) dies following two-car crash in Co Down

Three other people – a man, a woman and a child – are being treated in hospital.

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

From The42 'A Hollywood movie script that you wouldn't believe': How a shy boy from Dundrum took on the world Need For Speed

'A Hollywood movie script that you wouldn't believe': How a shy boy from Dundrum took on the world

It’s almost 40 years ago to the day when Derek Daly found himself on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix.

Appeal: 17-year-old Anastasia Iancov has been missing from Balgriffin since Thursday

The teenager was last seen leaving her home at around 5pm.

Poll: When do you want a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you want a general election?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.

3-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack in England

Police are looking to speak with three men in relation to the incident.

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

Top US spy says 'awkward' reaction to Trump-Putin summit 'wasn't meant to be disrespectful'

When told during a live interview that Trump had invited Putin to the US, Dan Coats sighed and said “OK. That’s going to be special.”.

Planning permission granted for refurbishment of warehouse that used to belong to U2

It will contain a 311 square metre restaurant.

'None of these are easy decisions': 27% donations drop leads to job losses at Irish Red Cross

The charity has also experienced financial costs through regulation and governance.

After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention

“Counselling was the most important intervention in my life and that’s not to be dramatic, that’s just being honest.”

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday morning news round up.

Sitdown Sunday: Missing in LA - 'Something was wrong... Elaine never made the beds'

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

Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'

Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.

Billy Moore's story: Drugs, violence, doing time in the Bangkok Hilton, and redemption through Muay Thai boxing

There was even more drama to come – and his story is told in a new film out this weekend.

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