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Yesterday’s News

French Prime Minister suggests bare breasts are a better symbol of France than burkinis

Manuel Valls compared burkinis to the bare chest of Marianne, a national symbol of the French Republic.

Bite size: Here's how the world reacted to the Apple tax story

From the US to New Zealand, the story’s been making headlines in outlets all over the world.

Rudi Giuliani says he "saved more black lives" than Beyoncé

“There are maybe four or five thousand African-American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect.”

Gardaí to waive report fees for families of road crash victims

Some families have been left facing bills of thousands of euro following investigations.

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From The42 Jeff Hendrick on verge of €12m move to Burnley after Hull splash cash elsewhere - reports New Turf

Jeff Hendrick on verge of €12m move to Burnley after Hull splash cash elsewhere - reports

The Ireland international midfielder is expected to undergo a medical at Turf Moor tomorrow.

Reports of clown trying to lure children into woods in South Carolina

There have been several reports of a similar nature in recent days.

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner

Garda numbers have declined significantly in recent years, from 14,500 in 2010 to 12,801 in 2016.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apple’s €13bn sweetheart deal, Dublin Bus strikes in September, and tributes to Gene Wilder.

'By the time I got there, it was on the news and in the papers'

Nicole Ryan’s brother Alex went into cardiac arrest after taking an extremely potent synthetic drug.

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A beginner's guide to selling up, this week's dream car and how to prevent highway hypnosis
From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Clarke's Ryder Cup picks, Dundalk star in Ireland squad and all today's sport Tuesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Clarke's Ryder Cup picks, Dundalk star in Ireland squad and all today's sport

Plus, sailing hero Annalise Murphy has had an airplane named after her.

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

Islamic State spokesman 'killed in Aleppo'

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed while monitoring military operations in the Syrian province, the group has said.

Chris Brown keeps posting videos online as police wait outside

Authorities received a call from a woman who was looking for help from inside his property.

From The42 New campaign but familiar problems for Martin O'Neill and Ireland Looking Ahead

New campaign but familiar problems for Martin O'Neill and Ireland

There are a number of injury worries and out-of-favour players for the manager to contend with.

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis

While any back taxes reclaimed from the multinational must be used, under EU rules, to pay down our €200 billion national debt, it’s worth considering what Apple’s unpaid taxes would buy.

Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda

Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda

The Bóthar ‘Ark’ will fly from Shannon Airport to mark its 25th anniversary

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'I don't think we can solve the crisis without interfering with private property'

The Peter McVerry Trust are calling on the government to buy up empty private properties.

Pat Hickey says he will stay in Rio to fight charges after being released from prison Rio

Pat Hickey says he will stay in Rio to fight charges after being released from prison

He was driven from Bangu Prison in a blacked-out car.

Father scoops €500,000 after daughter buys him a Lotto ticket

The delighted man, who is staying anonymous, was joined in Lotto HQ today as he collected his prize.

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family

Analysis by The Guardian has shown that millions have been allocated in aid to these organisations – despite EU and US sanctions.

Islamic State mass graves reveal thousands of dead bodies and extent of horror

As IS territory shrinks the grim process of recovering the dead can begin.

From The42 Lowry misses out as Darren Clarke reveals his captain's picks for Ryder Cup Wildcards

Lowry misses out as Darren Clarke reveals his captain's picks for Ryder Cup

Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters make up Europe’s 12-man team.

Couple who battled cancer at the same time in different continents 'glad everyday they get up'

‘To be apart from each other at the same time made it extremely difficult.’

Dublin man killed in case of mistaken identity is laid to rest

Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr and city manager Owen Keegan were among the mourners at Trevor O’Neill’s funeral.

Tim Cook: 'Apple is the largest taxpayer in Ireland'

The company has pledged to keep investing here despite a scathing European Commission ruling.

Car and personal items stolen from fire station as crews battled Oberstown blaze

Firefighters only noticed items were missing when they went to get changed at the end of their shift early this morning.

Eir is challenging its legal requirement to provide basic phone services in rural areas

The company will file a claim against ComReg in the High Court later this week.

SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs

SuperValu continues to post positive results with sales growth of 3.2%.

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

Electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper for 650,000 households

This announcement by Bord Gåis Energy marks their third price cut since February 2015.

Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel

The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner

“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school In Pictures This post contains images

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school

It’s a big – and emotional – day.

QUIZ: How well do you remember Robbie Keane's career?

As Robbie Keane puts on the green jersey for one last time, put your knowledge of the legendary Irish striker to the test.

"Impossible to comprehend" - Gardaí to search house where five family members died

The bodies of the five members of the Hawe family were discovered yesterday morning at their house near Ballyjamesduff.

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