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Today’s News

Anarchic writing sessions and battles with RTÉ: Dermot Morgan's collaborators remember the comedy icon

20 years on from his untimely death, we sat down with Barry Devlin and Morgan’s Scrap Saturday co-creator Gerry Stembridge.

The church where Jesus is buried has been closed in a row over tax

They say the tax issue is “an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem”.

Syrian regime continues bombing of rebel enclave despite UN calls for ceasefire

In Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, residents woke to the sounds of fresh air raids.

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In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns

The closure of branches in rural Germany has led to mobile banking services that visit small towns.

From The42 The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team

While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.

Poll: Who would you vote for if an election was today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if an election was today?

Two years on, who would you vote for?

Expert advice on what to say to a friend or colleague who is recently bereaved

There are a number of things that we can do that can make a difference, writes Breffni McGuinness from the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State and Secretary for Northern Ireland over border poll

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

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From The42 'For a lad coming over from Dublin at 15 to say you'd be at Arsenal for 20 years... I got very lucky really' Looking Back This post contains videos

'For a lad coming over from Dublin at 15 to say you'd be at Arsenal for 20 years... I got very lucky really'

Ahead of the Gunners’ League Cup final with Manchester City today, we chat to club legend David O’Leary.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s happening this Sunday.

Sitdown Sunday: Whatever happened to Brendan Fraser?

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

Ireland looking to the stars with new plans to fund jobs in space sector

Minister John Halligan announced a new strategy this week but it has been criticised for “supporting the arms industry”.

Homes evacuated after 'non-viable' device found in Blanchardstown

Gardaí were called to the scene around 8.45pm.

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Artistic haven in Greystones with fairytale gardens and its own sauna

The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US

C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.

From The42 Irish connections aplenty as New York gets its first professional rugby club Big Apple

Irish connections aplenty as New York gets its first professional rugby club

We spoke to founder James Kennedy and second row Dave Gannon about Rugby United New York.

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony

The decision follows two doping violations.

'Sharp as a razor', 'no shrinking violet' and Labour's first female TD: Meet the real Mrs Brown

A documentary describing the life of Maureen O’Carroll, mother of Brendan, airs this morning.

Woman buys Irish painting worth up to $10,000 at US thrift store for just $1

The woman had no idea what the painting was worth when she first bought it.

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn

Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland' In The Name Of Bod

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'

Chris Farrell delivered a magnificent performance on his first Six Nations outing.

Before Ted: What was it like to work with Dermot Morgan?

The much-loved comedian died 20 years ago – we spoke to his former collaborators Gerry Stembridge and Barry Devlin.

From The42 Rock leads the way as Dublin make it four league wins from four in Mayo Sky Blues

Rock leads the way as Dublin make it four league wins from four in Mayo

Paul Mannion and Niall Scully hit the net for Dublin.

Data retrieved from Chilean drug lord's phones led to arrest of Irish men in Amsterdam

The arrest of El Rico last year has led to a number of drug seizures.

Quiz: Which Irish town is this?

Can you tell where’s where from above?

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…

Is staying on top of the news important? One married couple give polar opposite views

Are we constantly bombarded with details we don’t need to know about? Or are we more informed and educated than ever before?

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.

How much are these 100 Cork apartment being sold for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many Dublin Bus routes are being changed to avoid College Green?

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A film about the Irish famine premiered this week and the reviews are... mixed

Lance Daly’s film has been described as a “beautifully performed Irish Western” and a “cliché-choked thriller”.

Conservative MP apologises to Jeremy Corbyn for claims about his links to Cold War spies

Ben Bradley has agreed to make a substantial donation to charities of Corbyn’s choosing.

'There's no show like it': Here's what happens behind the scenes at Winning Streak

We were given a glimpse at rehearsals with Sinead and Marty.

This restaurant in London is the inspiration for a new plan in Galway city

The idea is modelled on a similar idea on London’s South Bank.

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 RIP

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Her agency confirmed she died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Gardaí launch murder investigation after man found dead in Sligo

A man has been arrested and is being questioned by gardai.

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