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Today’s News

Irish food is on a promotional tour of Arab states

Michael Creed says chefs love Irish food.

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss Breaking New Ground This post contains videos

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

Cork councillor says he was called a 'stupid eejit' by gardaí after British street signs protest

The Cork Street Names Campaign object to use of British street names in the city.

Report that Trump asked to delay UK state visit over public anger slammed as 'pure speculation'

“There’s no possibility of it being pushed back, in that we never had a date announced.”

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gilligan will have to provide proof of income if he wants taxpayers to fund new home

It’s reported the convicted drug trafficker presented himself at council offices claiming he is facing homelessness.

Twitter admits 'mistakes will be made' as it tries new ways to combat online trolls

New algorithms will be used to weed out online trolls.

Man pleads not guilty to murdering ex-partner and stabbing her brother

Anna Finnegan died at her home in Clonsilla in 2012.

Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given three-year suspended sentence

The judge said that a “custodial sentence was not necessitated” in this case.

5 outstanding small cars that are fun to drive and cheap to run

Man in his 60s dead after two cars collide in Mayo

The collision occurred around 10am this morning on the R312, Keenagh Crossroads, County Mayo.

A family-owned cake maker has raised over €6m for a new factory in Tallaght

Broderick’s makes bars and cakes sold in coffee shops and retail stores.

Last year saw the highest number of food alerts issued in a decade

The FSAI dealt with 554 food incidents in 2016.

From The42 GAA Club Players won't rule out strike action following controversial Super 8s vote Not Happy

Money taken in cash-in-transit robbery at AIB branch in Kells

The incident happened at around 10.50am on John Street this morning.

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

Are you on a job hunt in Dublin or Louth? New jobs are on the way

A mobile tech company and a courier company were behind the latest jobs announcements.

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

Ger Dundon charged with multiple counts of dangerous driving

The 30-year-old was charged at Limerick District Court with ten separate counts of dangerous driving.

Man wanted on charges of kidnapping his ex-partner surrenders himself to authorities

The man was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant and surrendered to Northern Irish authorities.

French leadership candidate Fillon to face charges over 'fake jobs' scandal

He has been hit by a series of damaging allegations that he paid his wife and children for fake jobs.

Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'

The Transport Minister rejected all calls to intervene in the dispute.

US white couple jailed for threatening guests at black child's birthday party

The court heard that they threatened to kill children at the party.

From The42 'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur Controversy This post contains videos

'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur

The ex-Ireland international criticised the boxing star for calling fans the derogatory term.

'I am not guilty' - Women who face death penalty over Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court Media Frenzy This post contains videos

'I am not guilty' - Women who face death penalty over Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court

Kim suffered an agonising death within 20 minutes of being attacked.

Poll: Do you think celebrities should take selfies with fans? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think celebrities should take selfies with fans?

Posting to social media means star’s locations can be revealed within seconds.

'Not a time for green beer and shamrocks': Ex-Governor's stark message to Enda over Trump

Martin O’Malley said it wasn’t a time to be giving bowls of shamrock “to white supremacists with Irish surnames”.

Incoming: There's some hideous weather on the way later

A weather warning comes into effect in Munster, Wexford and Galway this afternoon.

From The42 'Respect the guy, don't respect the guy, I don't care': McIlroy defends 'surreal experience' with Trump Political Golf Ball

'Respect the guy, don't respect the guy, I don't care': McIlroy defends 'surreal experience' with Trump

“I’m sorry if I sort of, I don’t know, p***ed people off. But I felt I was in a position where I couldn’t really do anything but say yes.”

Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year

Some people are doing very well.

Murder probe opened after mysterious disappearance of family of four in France

Bloodstains found in the house in a suburb of Nantes match the DNA of three of the four missing persons.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

The most dangerous time for mobile phone theft is between 10pm and 4am at weekends

Gardaí are boosting patrols in danger areas as part of a new campaign.

So many questions... what's happening with water charges?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are at loggerheads over water charges… again.

Man charged over the murder of Waterford pensioner Paddy Lyons

He will appear in court this morning.

"Lincoln was right": Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address to Congress

He proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system of immigration to reduce the flow of unskilled workers.

Opinion: 'Ireland has become a pollution haven due to neo-liberal model of light-touch regulation'

We need people-power campaigns to stop environmental harm, writes Cian Prendiville.

Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine

The youth subjected his mother to a series of serious domestic violence incidents, leaving her fearing for her life.

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