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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 27 February, 2017

Today’s News

'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban

Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.

Marriage equality?: 'There is no excuse for confining civil partnership solely to gay couples'

It’s understandable why some couples prefer a more modern and secular form of civil recognition over marriage, writes Fergus Ryan.

From The Daily Edge 17 of the most important moments from last night's Oscars Best Bits

17 of the most important moments from last night's Oscars

Viola’s speech, Jimmy trolling Trump and a Matt Damon roast.

A summer of passport queue chaos? Calls to address 'understaffing' at Dublin Airport In A Hurry This post contains a poll

A summer of passport queue chaos? Calls to address 'understaffing' at Dublin Airport

The issue cropped up in the Dáil recently, when a TD asked the government why people wait so long to get through.

From The Daily Edge Who won? Here are the 2017 Academy Awards winners Little Gold Men

Who won? Here are the 2017 Academy Awards winners

Moonlight won Best Picture after a dramatic on-stage mix-up.

From The Daily Edge They announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the Oscars! Uh Oh This post contains videos

The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic

Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

Yesterday’s News

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.

From The42 'People would be touching my face... no one in Ireland had really seen a black person before' Sparky

'People would be touching my face... no one in Ireland had really seen a black person before'

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

Bingeing: 'I eat until I feel sick, wait until the urge to throw up passes, then continue eating'

Binge eating was only declared an eating disorder in May 2013 so there is still a stigma surrounding it, writes Jodie Kenny.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A death in Co Waterford, crime crackdown and the death of Bill Paxton had everybody talking today.

Quiz: What is this a close up of?

Let’s get right up close.

'The justice system is a f**king joke in this country': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy

Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.

Murder investigation launched after man discovered dying on road

Two men aged 19 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police question student who drove his rented car into pedestrians in Germany

The man driving the car was a 35-year-old student.

Post-mortem carried out on body of 90-year-old man found in Co Waterford

Gardaí are investigating “all the circumstances” surrounding the man’s death.

Garda crime crackdown: 3 arrested in Limerick and 6 in Dublin

Three were arrested today in Limerick and six people were arrested as part of Operation Thor this week in Dublin.

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'

India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.

Ireland's first sneaker label launches this week

King of Soles is the brainchild of Glenn Heaslip.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?

Litter levels are on the rise across Ireland, according to the latest figures.

From The Daily Edge Titanic, Twister and Aliens actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 RIP

Titanic, Twister and Aliens actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61

The actor also starred in Terminator, Weird Science and Apollo 13.

From The42 As It Happened: Man United v Southampton, EFL Cup final Minute-by-Minute

As It Happened: Man United v Southampton, EFL Cup final

We’re going minute by minute through the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Trump warned 'don't get too happy' after poking fun at Democrats' new chair

The Democratic party is struggling to figure out how to progress in the wake of Trump’s spectacular win last November.

26 Justice Department employees suspended from duty with full pay

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett, who received the information, contrasted this with the fact the Garda Commissioner is still in her role.

'Self-serving at the best of times, the Oscars are merely a marketing tool for Hollywood'

I’ll be shaking my fist at the TV, with the other wrapped responsibly around a glass of wine, writes Steven Galvin.

From The42 Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Storm Ewan causes flight delays at Dublin Airport

Weather warnings are in place in 18 counties until 3pm today.

Lily Allen trolled and abused on Twitter over her baby son's death

She’s temporarily quit over “new levels” of abuse.

"Disgust" as Orange Hall targeted in suspected arson attack

The PSNI said it was told tyres were put against the building and set on fire.

From The42 As it happened: Donegal v Dublin, Kerry v Monaghan, Galway v Clare — Sunday GAA match tracker Updates

As it happened: Donegal v Dublin, Kerry v Monaghan, Galway v Clare — Sunday GAA match tracker

There are plenty of big teams in action around the country today.

Varadkar edges ahead of Coveney in Fine Gael leadership poll

Among Fine Gael supporters, 35% preferred Leo Varadkar, while 30% chose Simon Coveney.

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

Not just the rhododendrons: What's being done about invasive plant species in Ireland?

Michael Healy-Rae said the army would be needed to fix the rhododendron problem earlier this week.

Man due before court tomorrow over Finglas shop robbery

Gardaí forced entry into the shop yesterday, where they discovered a man wearing a balaclava armed with a crowbar.

Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently

According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.

It's almost 150 years since the Battle of Tallaght was described as 'just a skirmish in the village'

A lecture and exhibitions are underway to mark the anniversary.

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