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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Today’s News

Four men killed in three separate road crashes

The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.

This massive €233 million family resort in Longford has been given the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanalá has granted permission for it to go ahead but with revised conditions.

Poll: Who would you vote for as US president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for as US president?

While attention will inevitably focus on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two other parties are running candidates.

Body discovered of man who followed 'treasure clues' into the Rocky Mountains

Randy Bilyeu was a ‘Fenner’ – a person searching for the hidden treasure trove of eccentric 85-year-old writer Forrest Fenn.

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Irish teenager dies after swimming accident in Germany

Jack McHugh had been in a serious condition since a swimming accident last week.

Anti-terror police warn UK Christians following French church attack

Churches have been asked to review security measures, as the Home Office releases millions in funding for places of worship.

Motorists take note - there'll be major disruption in Dublin this weekend

The latest major phase of the Luas Cross City works takes place between Friday and Tuesday.

Irish Water proposes adding chemical to supply to help stop lead poisoning

Orthophosphate is used internationally to help prevent lead poisoning.

Man rescued from overturned yacht 20 miles south of Wexford

A Coast Guard chopper was dispatched after a signal was picked up from a locator beacon.

From The42 'He's a very strong person' - Olympics-bound Saskia Tidey on father's IRA kidnap ordeal Interview

'He's a very strong person' - Olympics-bound Saskia Tidey on father's IRA kidnap ordeal

The former Quinnsworth supermarket boss was rescued from Derrada Wood, Ballinamore in Leitrim 33 years ago

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Arizona shootings of mother and her two children likely a murder-suicide

A mother and her two children died in the incident.

Hillary Clinton makes history by winning Democratic presidential nomination

Bill Clinton, in his address to delegates last night, described his wife as the “best darn change-maker I have ever known”.

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

France church attack: Jihadist was under house arrest

Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed a church and killed an 86-year-old priest.

This man is hoping to tighten his grip on one of the world's biggest economies

China’s leaders will hold a meeting in October.

Setanta Insurance customers are still waiting to be paid up to €90 million

The Maltese-based firm was wound up in April 2014.

Study calls for transgender identification to be taken out of mental illness classification

The study is the first of several field trials and is currently being replicated in Brazil, France, India, Lebanon and South Africa.

Yesterday’s News

Death penalty sought against man who killed three people after watching The Purge

The 2013 horror film and its sequels are about one day a year when murder is legal.

Two men arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

He worked as an agent for the police and MI5 for 20 years.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'

Local reports say that the woman was snatched from her home in Sao Paulo.

Missing Wexford man Kevin Barry located safe and well

Kevin had been missing from his home since last Saturday evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Enda Kenny meets Theresa May, Irish jockey Thomas McNamara dies, and a priest is murdered in France.

From The42 Dundalk face uphill task after inspired substitutions give BATE the edge Report This post contains videos

Dundalk face uphill task after inspired substitutions give BATE the edge

The Irish side sat back and soaked up pressure for much of the game, and defended well for long periods.

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

'Kind, shy and dedicated', Fr Jacques Hamel is the 236th victim of jihadists in France since 2015

The so-called Islamic State group said today’s attack was carried out by its ‘soldiers’.

From The42 As it happened: BATE Borisov v Dundalk, Champions League qualifying third round Liveblog

As it happened: BATE Borisov v Dundalk, Champions League qualifying third round

BATE took on Dundalk on a big night for Irish football.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Tributes paid following death of popular Irish jockey and the rest of today's sport Tuesday

British Council employee reportedly insulted Prince George under Facebook post calling him a 'f***ing d***head'

Angela Gibbins allegedly doesn’t like the three-year-old’s “cheeky grin”.

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

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In photos: Cork's historic Vernon Mount House completely gutted by fire

Gardaí are investigating the fire at the Douglas mansion.

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

Hailo about to become Mytaxi in Ireland after takeover by owner of Mercedes

Daimler is to acquire 60% of the London-based taxi app.

McDonald's is struggling to attract Americans back to its restaurants

Still, McDonald’s noted that it was the fourth straight quarter in which comparable-store sales rose in the US, despite “softening industry growth”.

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

'Drunk' Canadian pilots released on bail in Scotland

The two men were arrested and charged last week.

From The42 Waterford star to wear ear protection for Munster U21 final after suffering horrific injury War Wounds

Waterford star to wear ear protection for Munster U21 final after suffering horrific injury

The Mount Sion player is determined to play through the pain barrier tomorrow night.

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention

John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.

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