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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 29 June, 2017

Today’s News

Italy could close its ports to charities that rescue migrants from the sea

More than 10,000 people were pulled to safety between Sunday and Tuesday off Libya — including 5,000 on Monday alone.

The 8 at 8: Thursday

A high-ranking Vatican official charged with sexual abuse offences, and problems with Ireland’s rehabilitation system – here’s this morning’s news.

Northern parties to talk today as deadline for power-sharing deal closes in

The power-sharing Assembly has been vacant since January.

Chicago claims placement of 'Real/Fake' sculpture outside Trump hotel a 'coincidence'

A spokeswoman for the city said that the installation should be interpreted like any other piece of art.


The claims and counterclaims at the heart of the bitter Dublin Town row

A group of businesses want to do away with the city improvement scheme.

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis

Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

Teenage boy spent more than €2,000 in shops with stolen bank card

The 16-year-old told Dublin Children’s Court he wanted to be sentenced.

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city Georgian Parkway This post contains videos

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

From The42 Sexton starts second Test as Lions drop POM for Warburton Team News

Sexton starts second Test as Lions drop POM for Warburton

The Ireland out-half will team up with Owen Farrell in the starting XV.

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

Yesterday’s News

US announces tougher airline security rules - but no laptop ban for now

“We are raising the bar globally” for security standards, said one senior official.

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

Airline apologises after wheelchair user forced to crawl up steps to board plane

Vanilla Air has apologised to the man following the incident.

Outside Dublin, house prices in Galway are rising at the fastest rate of any Irish city

The survey from Sherry Fitzgerald suggests that early indicators suggest a “positive impact of the help to buy scheme”.


From The42 Joy as Irish teen wins gold medal at European Junior Championships Feat

Joy as Irish teen wins gold medal at European Junior Championships

Mona McSharry claimed victory in the 50m Breaststroke final in Israel earlier today.

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

'I'm tired of taking it': Reporter who called out White House spokesperson says press are being bullied

Brian Karem interrupted White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing yesterday.

'We're only human': Berlin police remorseful after wild partying costs them G20 duty

“They drank, danced, pissed and, yes, apparently also bonked, as our press officer put it so well,” the police statement said.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anti-fracking bill passes, Jobstown cases continues, and charges brought for Hillsborough – It’s The Fix.

Sky News is opening a Dublin bureau Exclusive

“It made no sense that we had bureaus in San Francisco or Beijing but not Dublin.”

What is it like living as a Muslim in Ireland?

Muslims from the Blanchardstown mosque in Dublin had their say.

'I took a deep breath and charged': Policeman who fought off London Bridge attackers speaks out

Wayne Marques heard a “yelp of pain” from one of the attackers before being surrounded by the trio.

Man rushed to hospital after being rescued from building fire in Ballybough

Three DFB fire engines responded to the blaze from North Strand and Phibsboro fire stations.

Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'

Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.

From The42 All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test Team News

All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test

Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith miss out through injury.

Man stole police helicopter to hurl grenades at Supreme Court, Venezuela says

President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s entire armed forces to respond.

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

Big Bang Theory actor's ranch burns down as wildfires sweep across western US states

As well as California, homes have also been evacuated in Utah and Arizona.

Hillsborough disaster: The almost three-decade journey to justice

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed today that six people will be charged over the 1989 disaster.

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

From The42 Quiz: Can you recognise these Leinster senior hurling winning captains? It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Can you recognise these Leinster senior hurling winning captains?

Let’s test your knowledge before next Sunday’s showdown.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'

The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?

An Irish Language Act, same-sex marriage and Arlene Foster’s resignation are the main issues that need to be agreed upon.

Full death toll from Grenfell Tower 'could take until end of the year'

Police previously said at least 79 people died in the blaze.

From The42 For the first time ever, you can buy an Ireland women's rugby jersey 42 Days To Go

For the first time ever, you can buy an Ireland women's rugby jersey

This is the jersey Ireland will wear during next month’s World Cup.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.

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