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Today’s News

Gardaí launch 'Operation Enable' to catch drivers using fake disabled parking permits

Drivers can face fines of up to €3,000 for parking in these bays.

Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics

Revenue officials have not decreased their checks.

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

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Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

Column: 'I live with schizophrenia without taking any medication, but I'm an exception'

People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.

From The42 'In my life, I have a philosophy that I want to understand the world' Joie De Vivre

'In my life, I have a philosophy that I want to understand the world'

Highly-rated French coach Régis Sonnes is working in Bandon after leaving the Top 14 behind.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

More political wrangling for Fine Gael and an Irish woman in court over the murder of her fiancé in Sydney.

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

From The42 Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch' Rock And Roll Star

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.

'Maybe Donald will head back to the jungle and go trump, trump, trump': The week in quotes

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

Staff held at knifepoint during robbery at Mace shop in Carlow this morning

The incident happened in Bennekerry on the Hacketstown Road at 8am this morning.

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today

The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued.

First-ever cluster of Weil's disease in New York kills one

The cluster was discovered in the Bronx earlier this week.

From The42 Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France The Green Party

Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France

Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Saturday’s game.

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris Plot Thickens This post contains videos

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney are seen as the favourites to succeed Enda Kenny.

Parkour stunt goes wrong as man falls 40 feet down chimney

The free runner was stuck in the chimney for nearly two hours.

Four units attend as Dublin Fire Brigade battles blaze in north inner city

Dublin Fire Brigade also managed to save two family members as it fought a blaze in Donaghmede early this morning.

Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman's cape

NUI Galway mathematicians’ research makes Batman that bit more real.

Gardaí caught a driver going 148kph on a foggy 100kph stretch of road this morning

Gardaí in Naas also caught a motorist driving at 185kph.

From The42 Davy Fitz's Wexford leave it late but do enough to grab massive result in Galway Big Win

Davy Fitz's Wexford leave it late but do enough to grab massive result in Galway

Two Conor McDonald frees in stoppage time were the difference.

The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69

Norma McCorvey actually became a pro-life activist in later life.

Murder probe after young football coach who suffered head injuries on a night out dies in hospital

Conan Anderson was fighting for his life in hospital for nearly two weeks.

Luas works: 'Tourists don't come down the street but the Irish don't mind'

While there may be issues with the construction of the new Luas lines, many businesses are looking to the future rewards it will bring.

Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France

Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against Islamic State in the contested town of Mosul.

Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney

25-year-old Cathrina Cahill made no application for bail in court this morning.

'Media coverage of science remains scant and tends to be uncritically promotional or celebratory'

It would be foolish to conclude that all is well with the state of science and science communication in Ireland, writes Cormac Sheridan.

Police say four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia on the day of high-profile assassination

South Korean authorities have said that Kim Jong Un gave the order to assassinate his half-brother.

'What do you do when your business fails? You pick up the pieces'

As part of our weekly How My Business Works series, we profile Sligo food firm Good4U.

Poll: Do you get dragged into doing work while off-duty? Always On This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get dragged into doing work while off-duty?

A new study has shown its contributing to people’s stress.

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand

CanO Water has also started shipping to China and the Czech Republic.

From The42 'It's a dream come true to play against Manchester United': Irish Rover Lenihan Interview This post contains videos

'It's a dream come true to play against Manchester United': Irish Rover Lenihan

We caught up with the Blackburn defender as he prepares to face Jose Mourinho’s side at Ewood Park this afternoon.

Man arrested after armed robbery on shop in south Dublin

A man entered the store carrying a gun yesterday afternoon.

Finding a cure: How Italy has waged a 25-year battle on public corruption

One revelation in February 1992 kickstarted a war against cronyism across the Mediterranean country.

The highs and lows of Fyffes' 30-year journey from a Dundalk grocers to a €750m Japanese exit

The fruit firm’s sale was given its final clearance this week.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up with the top stories this Sunday morning.

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