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Today’s News

Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'

McAleese says the congress was designed to rally people to fight against same-sex marriage, rights for gays, abortion rights and contraceptive rights.

The cost of playing the Lotto is going up

The cost of the Lotto Plus draws will both increase by 50 cent.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness RIP
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Man dies after being hit by a car in Derry

The road is closed in both directions.

Visitors the surprise winners as they queue up to cash in on currency-ravaged Turkey

Long queues formed outside Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada outlets in Istanbul after the Turkish lira took a severe hit.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Limerick

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

'I’d say it was tough enough for him...he would more than likely be playing with Galway as well'

Had it not been for bad injury luck, a third Mannion brother might be part of the Galway team tomorrow.

Aretha Franklin's funeral arrangements have been announced

The funeral will take place after a two-day public viewing and it will be limited to family, friends and invited guests.

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How much passengers spend in each of Dublin Airport's shops and restaurants
In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants GIY

In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants

Growing brassicas like kale or cauliflower is basically a war between you and the creatures that want to eat the plants, writes Michael Kelly of GIY.ie.

8 stores closed today as Lloyds Pharmacy workers strike continues

Workers are picketing as many as 40 stores around the country.

Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert

Join us for a special Facebook Live.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

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Citywest: Celtic Tiger town with a growing sense of community

Italy is holding a national day of mourning for the victims of the Genoa bridge disaster

Many of victims’ families have refused the offer of a state funeral.

Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul was a trailblazer of the civil rights movement RIP

Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul was a trailblazer of the civil rights movement

From Martin Luther King to Barack Obama, the soul singer was heavily involved in the fight for racial equality.

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump

Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.

From The42 'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about' Family Affair

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.

Death toll rises to 324 as Kerala suffers worst flooding crisis in 100 years

At least 310,000 people have been displaced and are taking shelter in relief camps.

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint

The general operative felt that her grievances weren’t listened to by management.

'Mary' is recovering from cancer and her mortgage - in €29k arrears - has been sold to a vulture fund

‘Mary’ has been out of work since her cancer diagnosis. She had no idea her mortgage was to be sold to a vulture fund.

Starbucks has lost its third planning battle over an 'unauthorised' café in Cork

The dispute in relation to the Patrick Street outlet has spanned several years.

Reboot of controversial website Click.ie led by the company's former boss Exclusive

Ex-staff members have said they are “livid” with the development.

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

Yesterday’s News

US government still holds 565 immigrant children

Rights groups challenged the separations and a federal judge in California ordered the families brought back together by 26 July.

'It's the day we dreamed about' - Carlow woman says she is cancer free

Shaunteele Tynan raised over €700,000 for her treatment last year.

War veteran who killed five people in shooting at Florida airport sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years

He quickly dropped to the ground and peacefully surrendered to a sheriff’s deputy.

'Your move': Seven cabin crew unions write to Ryanair shareholders demanding an end to unrest

The letter sent to the shareholders was signed on behalf of seven cabin crew unions – two Spanish, two Belgian and, two Italian and one Portuguese.

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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wicklow

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops

At least 171 Gazans have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.

Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois

Two men were arrested.

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner RUC

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

The action has been brought by Ciaran MacAirt whose grandmother was killed when a loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.

Motorcyclist (50s) killed in collision with SUV

The driver of the 4×4 was also taken to hospital.

Over 300 dead in India as huge floods trigger landslides

Thousands are still trapped without food or water.

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