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Today’s News

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'

More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Woman who banged her knee sitting down to restaurant table awarded damages of €20,000

Annette O’Connor saw a specialist in muscle spasm and said the injury affected her work as a hairdresser.

Setting the tone: Justice Charleton takes no prisoners as Disclosures Tribunal sits for first time

The authoritative Justice Peter Charleton adopted a strong tone today on the first day of the Disclosures Tribunal.

Potatoes have been grown in conditions similar to those found on Mars

Straight out of the plot of 2015 film The Martian, scientists in Peru managed the feat.

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'They made me realise that... I'm not worth nothing': The positive effects of mentoring at-risk youths

A new report found mentoring can significantly reduce the risk of a youth reoffending.

'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place

The funeral service for the Coast Guard helicopter pilot took place this morning in his hometown of Blackrock, Co Louth.

Woman who helped raise $300m for cancer research dies from breast cancer

Noreen Fraser was a TV producer in the US.

Kim Jong-Nam's body to be sent to North Korea

Malaysia has ended the feud between the two countries which stopped citizens in both countries from leaving.

Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can

Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.

'A beautiful daughter, a free-spirit': Crowds gather for funeral of Danielle McLaughlin

Friends and family have been told to wear ‘bright, vibrant colours’ to celebrate Danielle’s life.

Poll: Are you glad the Dáil prayer has been kept? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad the Dáil prayer has been kept?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

From The42 Fifa open proceedings against Wales' Neil Taylor after Coleman horror tackle Development

Fifa open proceedings against Wales' Neil Taylor after Coleman horror tackle

The challenge resulted in the Ireland defender suffering a double leg fracture.

Five people dead after wreckage of Dublin-bound helicopter found

Contact was lost with the helicopter yesterday afternoon.

Melania Trump makes rare public speech calling for women's empowerment

President Trump said that his wife’s poll numbers are higher than his own.

From The42 James McClean and his mates turn up to play team with Down Syndrome in need of a game A Touch Of Class This post contains videos

James McClean and his mates turn up to play team with Down Syndrome in need of a game

The Oxford Bulls have been looking for opponents to face, so the Ireland winger got a few friends together.

Man (45) shot in leg by masked gunman at Dublin house

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Cars that were seized by gardaí destroyed in Louth warehouse blaze

Householders and motorists in the area were told to keep their windows shut for a time due to fumes.

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence

More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously.

Ian Bailey arrested after High Court approves European arrest warrant

French authorities want to try him for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

American Airlines co-pilot dies during airport approach in New Mexico

The captain declared a medical emergency a few minutes before landing.

Paradise lost: Whitsundays in tatters after Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc

The military has mobilised 1,300 soldiers to help assess the full extent of damage and help the clean-up.

Dáil to bring in 30-second moment of reflection after the daily prayer

The Dáil prayer will continue to be read in English and Irish.

This 44-year-old French artist wants to become a 'human hen' by getting eggs to hatch

The same artist recently spent a week entombed inside a rock.

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?

It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.

Farmer's body discovered inside giant python in Indonesia

Worried relatives launched a search for the farmer after he failed to return home.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

Four fire units tackle blaze at house in south Dublin

Three engines and a hydraulic platform were used to bring the fire under control.

Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland

The bot now replies “I do not talk in Ireland for a while” after every message it receives.

From The42 Ronald Koeman re-opens war of words with Ireland boss Martin O'Neill Unimpressed

Ronald Koeman re-opens war of words with Ireland boss Martin O'Neill

The Everton manager is again unhappy with the Derry native’s handling of James McCarthy.

Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts

Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.

Ivanka Trump taking on unpaid White House job

The First Daughter will be an adviser to her father President Donald Trump.

'Extremely poor visibility' hampering rescue efforts for Dublin-bound helicopter in Irish Sea

The aerial search has been suspended until the weather improves.

Fears cyclone will turn parts of Great Barrier Reef into 'underwater wasteland'

Ongoing inclement conditions mean the extent of the damage from Debbie is not yet known.

Another blow for Trump's new travel ban as court blocks it indefinitely Sad

Another blow for Trump's new travel ban as court blocks it indefinitely

The US Justice Department will appeal for the travel ban from six predominantly-Muslim countries.

Opinion: 'There is a massive avoidance of LGBT+ sex on the curriculum for sex ed'

Ireland needs to be more proactive around the area of sex education for LGBT+ teens, writes Cionnaith Ó Duibhir.

'I can't get to work': Here's how the Bus Éireann strikes have been affecting you

“If this was a strike in Dublin everything would have been sorted a lot quicker,” one of TheJournal.ie’s commenters said.

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

Concern over street use of epilepsy drug in Dublin and Limerick

Pregabalin – a prescription drug – is being sold by street dealers as ‘Gabbies’ or ‘Budweisers’.

Nóirin O'Sullivan calls country's top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her

The Commissioner will address the Oireachtas today.

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