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Today’s News

What time is it on? Where can I watch it? Everything you need to know about the inauguration

Who’s providing the entertainment? What’s the weather forecast? Your questions, answered.

Six lessons for 2017 from an Irish fact-checker in a "fake news" era

After fact-checking Irish public debate during a tumultuous year for politics, the news media and the concept of truth itself, there are ways we can all improve public debate in 2017, writes Dan Mac Guill.

Yesterday’s News

This metallic spike in the ground is causing a stir in north Cork

A local councillor said he had been inundated with calls asking about the sculpture.

Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017

Dreaming of being on a beach? These are pretty nice.

Owners of Savoy cinema say screen size won't be changed

Screen One is one of Ireland’s largest.

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition

Last night, the HSE approved a programme that could save the lives of two baby girls.

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From The42 Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games Controversial

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President

It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.

'No signs of life' at Italian hotel as 30 feared dead after massive avalanche

At least two bodies have been removed from the hotel, but bad weather conditions are slowing rescue efforts.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Martin McGuinness, Michael Flatley and an avalanche in Italy had people talking.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this week? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this week?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

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'I stand by everything I said': Assange keeps pledge to travel to the US

If he travels outside of this jurisdiction, it’s likely that Assange will be charged by the US for the 2010 documents leak.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Man United top rich list, O'Brien injury woe and all today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Man United top rich list, O'Brien injury woe and all today's sport

Meanwhile, the GAA secures another sponsorship deal, Paul Dunne begins his year in style and Novak Djokovic is sent packing at the Australian Open.

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?

As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.

Missed cancers at Wexford hospital: 'For daddy, nothing will change - but they have apologised'

A daughter of one of the 13 patients whose cancers were missed said it was important that the mistake made was acknowledged.

Convicted killer who ate his own faeces sentenced to community service for attack on garda

Mark Bissett’s “bizarre behaviour” happened when he turned violent during a drink and drug fuelled outburst.

In full: Martin McGuinness's statement on why he chose to leave politics now

“As a society we have made enormous progress. We must continue to move forward.”

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election

The outgoing Deputy First Minister said he was not “physically able” to continue in his current role.

These chocolate Santas are being recalled because they may have plastic in them

It applies to the 200g size of the chocolate Santa.

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Six British nationals on Saudi pilgrimage killed in road crash

A couple from Glasgow and four members of a family from Manchester were killed.

Italy avalanche: Several children confirmed missing as extent of devastation emerges

Prospects of anyone being rescued alive from the ill-fated Hotel Rigopiano look bleak.

Dale Creighton killers attacked on their second day in Mountjoy

All five have since been moved to Portlaoise Prison.

Ryanair says teaming up with Norwegian 'makes sense' - but it's low on the to-do list

Finance chief Neil Sorahan said a partnership will likely happen ‘at some stage’.

From The42 Manchester United replace Real Madrid as world's richest club Wonga

Manchester United replace Real Madrid as world's richest club

A record revenue of €689 million has moved Manchester United top of the Deloitte Football Money League.

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill

Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD.

Trump: The inauguration protests (and parties) happening in Ireland

Protests are planned for Dublin and Galway tomorrow and on Saturday.

'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital

The PAC will write to the HSE to demand a “full explanation” on the situation.

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.

NASA scientists to spend eight months in Hawaiian dome for 'Mars simulation'

The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolation.

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

From The42 Bord Gáis Energy named as new sponsor of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Sponsorship

Bord Gáis Energy named as new sponsor of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The company was already the title sponsor of the U21 competition.

Gardaí arrest man with sawn off shotgun after chasing him through gardens in Dublin

The 41-year-old was spotted acting suspiciously in the Ballygall area of Finglas yesterday.

A Dog's Purpose filmmakers accused of animal cruelty after video footage shows dog being forced into water

Someone in the video is heard saying, “He ain’t gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in”.

Former manager admits to stealing €4.5 million from singer Alanis Morissette

The accused is said to have used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle.

Tributes paid to 'visionary' Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis RIP

Tributes paid to 'visionary' Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis

The death of Ennis has been described as an “immense loss to the music world in Wexford”.

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

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