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Dealing with a vulture fund - how these families have coped

With tens of thousands of mortgage holders potentially facing vulture funds, we spoke to some people who’ve been through it already.

Yesterday’s News

Woman sent tip to FBI last month that Florida shooting suspect 'is going to explode'

The woman described Cruz’s short temper and said he had the “mental capacity of a 12 to 14 year old”.

An 'exceptionally drunk burglar' fell asleep in the kitchen of a house he was raiding

Mark O’Mahony has 86 previous convictions and was jailed for two years.

Lidl recalls batches of chocolate eggs, Ikea recalls marshmallows

Ikea are recalling packets of marshmallows because mice were found at the product’s production site.

From The42 Munster close the gap on Glasgow but impressive win in Cork comes at a cost Mixed Emotions

Munster close the gap on Glasgow but impressive win in Cork comes at a cost

Munster move to within 12 points of Glasgow after victory over the leaders, but an injury to Chris Cloete spoiled an impressive outing.

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White House on lockdown as car crashes into security barrier

A woman was arrested following the incident.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

David Drumm and Bebo, a sub-zero weather warning, and Donald Trump talks guns – here’s the news of the day.

Scouting Ireland seeks to reassure its members after child safety procedures criticised

It’s been reported that the Children Minister has requested the report that criticised the organisation’s child safety procedures.

'Pure illusion': That was the EU's withering assessment of Theresa May's Brexit plan

The UK government is apparently now in agreement, but the EU says their plan is not possible.

France launches inquiry into racist online attacks after mixed-race teen chosen to play Joan of Arc

“Joan of Arc was white,” read one Twitter post. “We are white and proud of being white, don’t change our history.”

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

Hot Press writer takes leave from magazine after denying allegations

Olaf Tyaransen is standing down from his work for Hot Press while he deals with allegations made against him this week.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

Investigation launched after elderly man's body found in Donegal house

The 71-year-old was found dead last night.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

David Drumm called financial regulator 'f***ing shower of clowns down in Dame Street', trial hears

Today was the 30th day of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm.

Donald Trump says armed officer who didn't confront school shooter may be 'a coward' Florida Shooting This post contains videos

Donald Trump says armed officer who didn't confront school shooter may be 'a coward'

Trump said Deputy Scot Peterson ‘did a poor job’.

From The42 Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland Captain's Run

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

Mortgages sell-off will disrupt already-volatile housing market, charities warn

Ulster Bank said today that it would be looking to offload around 7,000 mortgages on top of PTSB’s proposed 18,000.

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery Advice For Men This post contains videos

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery

The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.

Gardaí seize cash, designer watches and cars in raids targeting Kinahan crime gang

Homes, businesses and a gym were raided as part of the operation.

Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't'

Statements given by Jackson and Olding after their arrest were read out in court today.

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles on

The delivery crisis, which led to the closure of hundreds of KFC outlets, erupted last weekend after the fast food giant switched delivery operator.

Met Éireann warns that 'exceptionally cold' weather is on the way

Snow and “severe frosts” are expected.

Doctor says 'paralytically, unconsciously drunk' teens at West Cork disco could have died

Medical professionals who treated the teenagers said parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s behaviour.

From The42 Sugary treats and shiny new toys have failed to make Old Trafford a happy home Opinion

Sugary treats and shiny new toys have failed to make Old Trafford a happy home

Give a child everything they want and they end up not getting what they need, writes Tommy Martin.

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

Poll: Should teachers in American schools be armed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao

A number of people were arrested following trouble at the Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow game.

From The42 Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland Fresh Start

Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland

Having learned from Jimmy Bullard and the late Eamonn Dolan along the way, striker Daniel Carr is hoping to make an impression at Shamrock Rovers.

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

The number who’d died at the start of February stood at 55.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s happening today.

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