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Dublin: 24 °C Monday 25 June, 2018

Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

M50 operating with traffic levels not due to happen until the mid-2020s

Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

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Sligo garda jailed for 18 months for passing Pulse information to criminals

It is the first time in the history of the State that such a prosecution has come before the courts.

Supplies already under pressure due to hot spell, Irish Water says

Met Éireann said that temperatures will reach as high as 30 over the next few days.

From The42 Kildare and Cavan set to lose home advantage as GAA announce Croke Park double-header No Home Comforts

Kildare and Cavan set to lose home advantage as GAA announce Croke Park double-header

There have been safety concerns over St Conleth’s Park and Kingspan Breffni Park is unavailable.

'It’s a no-brainer, let's decriminalise' - Fr Peter McVerry on Ireland's drug laws

In 2017 there were 12,211 recorded offences for possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland.

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Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

'Deep-rooted culture of mistrust': Scouting Ireland board to step down over handling of rape allegation

The government will, however, restore funding for three months.

'People were screaming and crying' - seven injured after driver 'falls ill' and strikes pedestrians at funeral

At least four people were hospitalised in the aftermath of the incident at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clondalkin at 10.20am.

From The42 Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland Main Man

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

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Shutting up your inner critic: How to be more confident at work (and why your boss will thank you)

'Deep concerns' about psychiatric well-being of teen charged with Adam Muldoon murder

The body of the 23-year-old was discovered in Butler Park on Saturday.

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

'I've made myself a hate magnet': Roseanne apologises for racist tweet in tearful interview

Barr insisted she would never willingly have called “any black person a monkey”.

Poll: Have you 'gotten over' Saipan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you 'gotten over' Saipan?

The 2002 row is back on the front pages – but how do you feel about it now?

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

Website crashes after tickets for Pope's visit go live - but wait times are back to normal now

So much so the website appeared to crack under the strain earlier. It’s back up working now though.

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From The42 Kildare at home to Mayo, Tyrone head to Cavan - the latest GAA football qualifier draw Round 3

Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final

Foster was also praised for standing up during the Irish national anthem.

Hydration stations to be set up for rough sleepers in Dublin as temperatures soar

A charity group has also appealed for donations of water and sunscreen.

Ireland is set to create 57,000 jobs a year by 2022 - report

Ireland’s economic growth is set to continue – but house prices and rental levels are hampering the country’s competitiveness.

Weather warning: Temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees this week

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow temperature warning.

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

Outrage after man who beat six endangered penguins to death receives community service

20-year-old Joshua Jeffrey battered the birds with a stick while drunk on a beach in 2016.

Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory

Erdogan won over half of all the votes in the election, the state-run news agency said.

'We spend €400 million each year on drugs while only €10 million is spent on counselling'

Expanding the availability of CBT in Ireland at primary care level, would provide better outcomes for many patients, writes Sean Byrne.

Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English

Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps people understand it the first time they read or hear it.

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs

There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.

Yesterday’s News

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

From The42 'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup Steady Eddie

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes Irish Cinema This post contains videos

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes

Hard-to-find TV shows, ads and docs were being shown as part of the Reel Memories project .

Council urged to stop 'Mickey Mouse' road patch-ups and invest in full improvement plan

One councillor said people have damaged their cars trying to avoid potholes on some of the roads.

From The42 'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special' Hooker

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'

Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.

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