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What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown?

The US government will shut down unless a deal is agreed by 5am Irish time.

FBI investigating new 'person of interest' in Las Vegas mass shooting probe

It is unlikely that charges will be brought against the shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

Chairman of INM Leslie Buckley to stand down from his post

Buckley will exit the company at its EGM on 1 March.

'You are so sick': Olympic gymnast faces down US team doctor who sexually abused her Aly Raisman This post contains videos

'You are so sick': Olympic gymnast faces down US team doctor who sexually abused her

Aly Raisman was one of several woman who gave statements at the sentencing hearing of Larry Nassar today.

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TG4 to show three Allianz League games every Sunday as part of new spring schedule

The broadcaster will provide coverage of 35 games between now and April.

Three men charged after tools stolen from building site

The burglary occurred in Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow.

'This should not have happened': Parents of baby who died shortly after birth settle case with hospital

An apology from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda was read out in court today.

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, Paul Lambert begins his crusade to keep Stoke City up, while Man City aim to bounce back.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Funeral date set for Dolores O’Riordan, Varadkar on Ireland’s abortion laws, and the new adolescence made the news today.

Trump tells rally 'America's abortion laws are wrong and must change'

Trump addressed the annual ‘march for life’ protest in Washington from the White House’s Rose Garden.

Teenager jailed for glass attack that left magician blind in one eye

The incident happened on O’Connell Street on 9 September 2016.

Three charged in garda operation targeting burglary gangs

The burglars set off an alarm in Sligo before fleeing.

Two men charged after gardaí uncover cannabis worth €360,000 in converted garage

A cannabis grow house was discovered in Longford yesterday.

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Dolores O'Riordan to be laid to rest in Limerick on Tuesday

The Cranberries frontwoman died in London on Monday.

Tribunal hears it was 'reasonable and legitimate' to challenge Maurice McCabe's credibility

Counsel for Nóirín O’Sullivan said today that this was because McCabe had made serious accusations against senior officers.

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The 5 at 5: Friday

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'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal

The Carlow–Kilkenny TD said there is a large contingency within the party that did not agree with its leader.

A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old

It’s been named after the Irish geologist who found it.

From The42 Mayo man travels 58,981km in bid to win All-Ireland hurling club title Going The Distance This post contains videos

Mayo man travels 58,981km in bid to win All-Ireland hurling club title

Tooreen captain Stephen Coyne left his family in Melbourne in order to line out against St Patrick’s Ballyragget in the All-Ireland intermediate semi-final.

Evidence from garda identifying Patrick Hutch may be 'compromised by press coverage', court told

David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin on 5 February 2016.

Garda Detective who sent abusive letters to State solicitor is jailed for three years

Eve Doherty was found guilty of harassing Elizabeth Howlin following a two-week trial last July.

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

Poll: Do you take weather warnings more seriously when storms have names? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child Labour Party This post contains videos

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child

Jacinda Ardern will become the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years

A local hillwalker made the discovery in a cave-like chamber on Ben Gorm Mountain.

Dolores O'Riordan inquest adjourned until April

The Met Police have confirmed that her death wasn’t being treated as suspicious.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

From The42 We can only offer second chances when we get honesty and openness in return Opinion

We can only offer second chances when we get honesty and openness in return

Sometimes they come at a price, says Tommy Martin.

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum?

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has endorsed the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your Friday.

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'

Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.

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