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Today’s News

Most voters support repealing the Eighth Amendment

However, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she doesn’t think the referendum will pass.

Five women killed and four injured after gunman opens fire on churchgoers in Russia

The shooter opened gunfire at people leaving a church service in Russia’s Dagestan region.

Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling

Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration.

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Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

Arson attack on house of man with severe learning difficulties condemned as 'sickening'

The PSNI said it could have been dealing with a murder scene.

Rex Ingram: Ireland's forgotten Hollywood blockbuster film director

A special screening of his most famous film will take place as part of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival.

Growing up in the Troubles: 'I remember showing a plastic bullet to my Mum to excuse my lateness'

Shauneen Armstrong writes how Derry Girls shows what it was like for her and her friends growing up in Northern Ireland.

Man seriously injured in potential hit and run in Dublin

Gardaí have appealed for information.

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From The42 As it happened: GAA match tracker - Clare v Cork, Waterford v Kilkenny, Galway v Offaly, Monaghan v Kerry Updates

As it happened: GAA match tracker - Clare v Cork, Waterford v Kilkenny, Galway v Offaly, Monaghan v Kerry

We’re keeping a close eye on the day’s Division 1 hurling and football action in the Allianz Leagues.

Seven people rescued from Carrauntoohil mountain in two separate incidents overnight

A woman with a bad cut on her head was found as Kerry Mountain rescue were bringing another six people off the mountain.

Actress Emma Watson donates £1 million to kickstart new anti-sexual harassment campaign

Actress Emma Watson donates £1 million to kickstart new anti-sexual harassment campaign

The fund was announced in an open letter supporting the Time’s Up movement, signed by 200 women.

WATCH: Survivor 'calls BS' on Trump's response to mass shooting at Florida school Gun Control This post contains videos

WATCH: Survivor 'calls BS' on Trump's response to mass shooting at Florida school

The US President has criticised the FBI for failing to heed signs which could have prevented the shooting.

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Explore this mansion in Rathgar inspired by a hedonistic Hollywood movie

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire, medics say

Four soldiers were also wounded in an apparent bomb attack on the border.

From The42 'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland' BBM

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland'

Having eased from the pitch to the dugout, Brian Barry-Murphy is preparing for the biggest day in Rochdale’s recent history.

Plane crashes in Iran, with all 66 people on board feared dead

The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern city of Yasuj.

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

Man seriously injured after being hit by bus in Limerick city

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

From The42 'He was in hospital for 55 days. I wanted to pull out of the fight but my wife said to do it for him' Boom Boom Basil This post contains videos

'He was in hospital for 55 days. I wanted to pull out of the fight but my wife said to do it for him'

Last September, Garda Niall Kennedy became the New England heavyweight champion, while his newborn son was fighting his own fight at home.

'How to sort out your affairs so loved one's won't have embarrassing memories of you after you die'

“It’s a lovely way to reminisce on years past while also letting go of a few painful memories.”

Seattle's housing crisis is making it look to taller and denser homes

The city’s average house price is above €700,000.

'I was in mortgage arrears - so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord'

Veronica Dyas explores her experience, and the situation with housing in Ireland, in her latest play.

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

Sitdown Sunday: The billionaires prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

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

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Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox quits charities over sexual harassment claims

Brendan Cox has apologised for his “inappropriate” behaviour.

From The42 'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself' Journey This post contains videos

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'

Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.

Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless

They’ll set off on the adventure on 7 July.

Kildare Village says axing one unit from its €50m expansion will 'jeopardise' the entire project

The designer outlet centre was granted permission for several new stores, but it’s not happy with the council.

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

From The42 'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really' Big Future

'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really'

Welsh-born James McCarthy was recruited by the Munster academy of the start of the season and has made a big impression already for Ireland U20s.

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?

In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Yesterday’s News

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

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