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Today’s News

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

Gardaí confirm murder investigation as community in 'shock and sadness' over Amanda Carroll killing

The 33 year-old mother-of-two was discovered by a family member in her home yesterday.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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'They say time is a great healer, but it's not': Gun victim's family appeal for information about his shooting

Father-of-two Robert Delaney was left in a permanent vegetative state after being shot at his home in Dublin ten years ago.

World's longest sea bridge finally set to open this week

Construction of the massive Chinese project began nearly a decade ago and it has been dogged by delays.

The Candidate: TheJournal.ie podcast talks to Michael D Higgins

The Candidate brings TheJournal.ie readers closer to the presidential hopefuls, thanks to six in-depth interviews.

From The42 Kerry GAA wait for referee's report on mass brawl which marred football semi-final GAA

Kerry GAA wait for referee's report on mass brawl which marred football semi-final

There were unpleasant scenes in Tralee yesterday.

Dublin firefighters stage explosive demonstration to warn kids of dangers of fireworks Be Safe Stay Safe This post contains videos

Dublin firefighters stage explosive demonstration to warn kids of dangers of fireworks

A group of schoolchildren were shown the devastating injuries that can be caused by fireworks.

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Belfast man jailed for leaving neighbour's dead body in her home for two years and buying pizza with her bank card

Robert Sharkey was handed a two-year sentence at Belfast Crown Court.

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.1% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

Brian Rattigan pleads guilty to Declan Gavin manslaughter and apologises to victim's family

Gavin was stabbed to death outside an Abrakebabra on Crumlin Road on 25 August 2001.

86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse

Justice Michael White said that if Kiernan was a younger man the court would be imposed a serious custodial sentence.

'Don't believe everything you read' – Ryanair is bullish in the face of strikes and profit slips

Ryanair executives have moved to downplay the scale of industrial action faced by the airline.

From The42 Lowry settles for second as Garcia clinches 15th European Tour title Andalucia Masters

Lowry settles for second as Garcia clinches 15th European Tour title

The Spaniard successfully defended his Andalucía Valderrama Masters title on Monday morning.

US security advisor in Moscow for nuclear treaty talks amid rising tension

Over the weekend, Trump announced a withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty.

Around 30 taken to hospital as floor collapses at South Carolina clubhouse party

Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

French teen charged over threatening teacher with fake gun

The teenager has been charged after brandishing the fake weapon at his teacher in class.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

From The42 'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II' Wrighty This post contains videos

'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II'

Ian Wright dedicated his 2016 autobiography to school teacher Syd Pigden. He recalls memories of the first male role model in his life, who passed away last December.

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy.

Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people

Among those who died, the youngest was nine years old.

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

Man who was passenger in 4x4 killed after vehicle hits ditch in Co Wicklow

The man in his 60s was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser which struck a ditch.

Saudi Arabia says it doesn't know the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body

Riyadh has said it did not know the whereabouts of his body.

Here's why Ireland needs a bioeconomy

For Ireland, the bioeconomy is an attractive, robust solution that must be considered, argues Fergal Byrne.

'Evil, dark crimes': Australian PM apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse

The state apology comes after a five-year Royal Commission into child sex abuse.

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm

Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.

700 Halloween items seized at Dublin Port last year for not meeting EU safety standards

“Don’t let Halloween be more frightening this year than it should be,” an Irish safety watchdog warned.

Bus Éireann charges almost double what NI company does for the exact same Dublin-Belfast service

Translink and Bus Éireann both share operations of the Dublin to Belfast X1 and X2A bus service.

Yesterday’s News

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office

In the first six months of this year, the office received more than 500,000 applications.

From The42 'Leeds United were over for a second or third look at me the day I got my ankle broken in two places' Misfortune

'Leeds United were over for a second or third look at me the day I got my ankle broken in two places'

Con McLaughlin, the first Donegal man to score 100 goals in the League of Ireland, looks back on his career.

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

From The42 Geaney grabs hat-trick while Clifford is sent-off on contrasting day for Kerry forwards Dominant

Geaney grabs hat-trick while Clifford is sent-off on contrasting day for Kerry forwards

Dingle defeated East Kerry in this Kerry SFC semi-final replay by 13 points.

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body

From antennae implants to genetic upgrades: can we use technology to improve our bodies?

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Peter Casey is still in the race, and a march through Mexico towards the US – here’s what made the news.

Tributes paid to Amanda Carroll as Garda investigation into her death continues

Carroll’s body was found by Dublin Fire Brigade this afternoon.

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