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Today’s News

Michael O'Leary: The government should scrap one of Ireland's 'greatest policy catastrophes'

The Ryanair boss said the air travel tax should be formally abolished.

'Dismay' and online anger as pro-choice TFMR Ireland excluded from Citizens' Assembly

17 groups were chosen from 120 submissions to present in front the Citizen’s Assembly

'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign

Strike action at Tesco stores has been suspended temporarily to facilitate negotiations.

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Yesterday’s News

'Get out of my country' - Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime

The shooting dead of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla has caused waves in his home country.

Two batches of Wicklow Blue Cheese recalled over Listeria fears

Both Tesco and Supervalu recalled the cheese from their stores on Tuesday.

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam

The two-year investigation was conducted by police into the hospital.

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Bus Éireann workers told to 'prepare for protracted strike'

Siptu has put its members at the company on strike notice. HSE workers however, have cancelled impending industrial action.

Tesco strike SUSPENDED as both sides agree to meet

Both sides have agreed to meet at the Labour Court.

From The42 Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory Top Dog

Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory

The 58-year-old secondary school principal gave an emotional victory speech.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Kinahan cartel girlfriend arrested, and Trump says media should not use anonymous sources – it’s the Fix.

After 36 years of service the LÉ Aisling has gone up for sale

The vessel has a long and distinguished service record.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Ranieri's emotional farewell, McIlroy 'intrigued' by Trump and all today's sport Friday

Gardaí seek help finding missing woman

Ainne Poynton was last seen on Wednesday evening in the Kilcock area of Kildare.

Here's why your next TV binge should be... Rick and Morty

Where high-concept science fiction meets really, really funny jokes.

Germany's anger after Russian theme park creates mock-Reichstag for children to attack

German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said today the plan was “surprising and speaks for itself.”

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

'The man, the myth': Martin Scorsese got a rapturous reception at Trinity College tonight

Scorsese joins the likes of Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in receiving the Honorary Patron award.

From The42 As it happened: Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

The 2017 season kicks off with a mouth-watering fixture between the reigning champions and the visiting Hoops.

Gardaí seize €250,000 worth of cannabis at random traffic stop on motorway in Laois

Nearly half a million euro worth of the drug has been seized today across the country.

The Charleton Tribunal has an official (different) name, and its opening statement is due next Monday

We are far more likely to refer to it as the Charleton Tribunal to be honest.

From The42 'Yesterday my dream died': Claudio Ranieri's farewell statement is heartbreaking I Claudio

'Yesterday my dream died': Claudio Ranieri's farewell statement is heartbreaking

Reigning Premier League champs Leicester are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Ranieri.

Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom

10-year-old Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a deadly Funnel Web Spider that had been hiding in his shoe.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

"They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name": Trump attacks media

Trump also said the building of a border wall between the US and Mexico was “way ahead of schedule”.

From The42 'I don’t really care about the policies' - McIlroy reveals interest in Trump's rise Intrigue

'I don’t really care about the policies' - McIlroy reveals interest in Trump's rise

The US president’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport.

The Policing Authority chair has a 'degree of confidence' in the Garda Commissioner

Josephine Feehily said the ongoing “saga” is “potentially corrosive” for garda morale.

British extremist gets 5-year jail term over hate crimes on social media

Evidence against Creighton included an image of Hitler posted online alongside the message “kill the Muslims”.

From The42 The return of the LOI is like going back to school - it opens up a world of possibilities Column

The return of the LOI is like going back to school - it opens up a world of possibilities

‘Today, I’ll be sprinting back to the sport I love,’ writes our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan.

Tours must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

Kinahan cartel member's girlfriend arrested after gardaí seize loaded revolver in Dublin

A woman in her late 30s is currently being questioned.

Power restored to 50,000 homes as ESB continue to repair Storm Doris damage

3,000 homes are still without power as Met Éireann has warned that the weather will remain very changeable into next week.

Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart

Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam? Vx

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam?

Stockpiled by the US in huge quantities during the Cold War, VX is perhaps 10 times as powerful as the Sarin toxin.

Over 1 in 10 people in south Dublin reported taking an illegal drug recently

The current levels of illegal drug use in 2014/15 rose since the study was last carried out in 2010/11.

Food processor Dawn Farms will pump €25m into its 'meat innovation' hub in Naas

The innovation centre designs products for restaurant chains and food manufacturers.

Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit

President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.

From The42 As it happened: Limerick IT v Mary Immaculate & UCC v IT Carlow, Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals Final Four
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