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Dublin: 20 °C Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Today’s News

'A very serious breach of trust': Images of child abuse stayed on Facebook, undercover report claims

Facebook said it was grateful to the journalists for bringing “mistakes” in its training processes to its attention.

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela

Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

From The42 Knee injury forces Cork All-Ireland winner O'Neill to retire from inter-county game Time To Go

Knee injury forces Cork All-Ireland winner O'Neill to retire from inter-county game

The 29-year-old made his senior debut for Cork in 2009.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Mother Teresa's childcare homes to be inspected after allegations of staff illegally selling babies

The inspections were announced after staff at a shelter in India were arrested over allegations of selling at least five infants illegally.

From The42 'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs' Super 8s

'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs'

This weekend’s juxtaposition of games, brought the summer of 1990 to mind for Eoin Butler.

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The average house price is lower than €250,000 in just TWO Dublin postcodes

The county with the lowest average house price was Longford at €101,587.

Over 10,000 protected lamprey fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning

Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that it will take several years for the species to recover.

Ryanair cancels 24 flights this Friday due to ongoing pilots' strike

All the cancelled flights are between Ireland and the UK.

Woman dies in Galway farm accident

It is understood that there were livestock in the field at the time.

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

Limerick banned from signing players as squad meets SIPTU to discuss possibility of strike action

FAI officials sat down with the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club last night in an effort to resolve the issue of outstanding player payments.

Hard Rock Hotel to open in Dublin in 2020

It will be based in the city centre.

Magic mushrooms, MDMA and €25k worth of cannabis seized in Kerry grow house

The drugs were found following a planned search of a house in Cahereen Heights, Castleisland at around 5.30pm.

From The42 'It's fantastic for us — the club was dead eight years ago, we're in the Champions League now' Uphill Task

'It's fantastic for us — the club was dead eight years ago, we're in the Champions League now'

John Caulfield looks ahead to Cork City’s second-leg clash with Legia Warsaw this evening in Poland.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Poll: Should it be mandatory for the national anthem to be taught in school? National Anthem This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for the national anthem to be taught in school?

A new report is due before the Seanad this afternoon.

Ireland is set to get its first ever technological university

Nearly €10 million has been pumped into the project so far.

Vote Leave fined and referred to police for 'breaking laws over electoral spending'

The results of a much-awaited UK Electoral Commission investigation have been released.

Showers across the country today - but drought warnings remain in place

There will be little change to soil moisture.

Hutch associate who survived previous attempts on his life was target of latest Kinahan murder attempt

Two men are still being questioned in relation to the incident.

Trump and Putin both go on Fox News as US President returns to Washington into Russia firestorm Helsinking Ship This post contains videos

Trump and Putin both go on Fox News as US President returns to Washington into Russia firestorm

Trump said he ‘doesn’t see any reason’ why Russia would meddle in US elections.

EU and Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The “landmark” EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone.

Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'

If we have any hope of enticing more women into public office here in Ireland, the existing policy on maternity supports and arrangements needs significant reform, writes Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee.

'Lava bomb' from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat

One woman was in a serious condition.

'The gap was closing': Ennis diver Jim Warny on the fear and elation of the Thai cave rescue

Warny spoke to RTÉ’s Philip Boucher Hayes in his first in-depth interview since returning home to Co Clare.

Hikers warned of 'heat exhaustion' as warm spell leads to spike in mountain rescue callouts

The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team has reported over 60 callouts so far this year.

Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system

The contract also includes the provision of training for staff who will be using the system.

Two fraudsters told they must pay €23k for private detectives who tracked them down

The two men hired a Ford Fiesta at Dublin Airport so they could “crash” it into another car in a staged accident.

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

Yesterday’s News

'They are against their own people': McDonald slams those who attacked Gerry Adams' home

A rally in support of Adams and Bobby Storey was held in Belfast today.

'A low point': Widespread condemnation in the US following Helsinki summit

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats distanced himself from his boss in the White House.

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