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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 23 April, 2018

Today’s News

Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua

The protests are the worst experienced in the 11 years President Daniel Ortega has led the country.

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age

The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.

Radovan Karadzic begins appeal against conviction for genocidal 'campaign of terror'

Radovan Karadzic had been on the run for years before being apprehended in 2008.

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex? Online This post contains a poll

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?

A new survey suggests that around one in five young people feel that it is a useful way to find out about sex.


The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is calling for a weekly increase of €5 to social welfare supports for Irish children.

'It was life or death': Man who grabbed gun from shooter in restaurant says he's no hero

James Shaw wrestled with the gunman who killed four in a Tennessee diner.

'It's a serious effort to get back in that timeframe': Henshaw huge for Leinster after shoulder injury

Robbie Henshaw worked tirelessly to make a remarkably quick return from shoulder injury.

'Our holiday is ruined': Anger after Irish Ferries sends cancellations emails on Friday evening

The cancellations will affect thousands of customers this July.


Theresa May to reverse stance on UK leaving the customs union after Brexit

Yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said that the future of Northern Ireland was being decided in Brexit negotiations.

Foul play ruled out in Avicii death - reports

The Swedish DJ died on Friday in Oman, aged just 28.

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash

Few details were released about the bus crash, but a now-deleted tweet claimed that 30 had died.

Opinion: 'We need a moratorium on removals from the electoral register until after the referendum'

I know of cases where all that is needed is a phone call request and follow up with an email to the council, writes Sinéad Halpin.

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location

The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.

'Useful' porn, 'distorted' images, and talking about consent after trial that gripped nation: Young people have their say on sex

A new report from Youth Work Ireland delves into how young people feel about issues around sex and consent.

Yesterday’s News

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.

'I told Fergie to shove his Manchester United contract and he told me to get out of his office'

Joe Hanrahan’s career included League of Ireland and FAI Cup medals, plus a spell at Old Trafford.

Two Limerick solar farms have the go-ahead after locals' health concerns were thrown out

There has been a logjam of solar projects in the planning system after dozens of appeals across Ireland.


From The42 How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant Big Boots To Fill

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant

We know too much about today’s superstars, with one notable exception, says wrestling writer Josh Nason.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Almost 15,000 elderly people left waiting more than 24 hours in Emergency Departments in first three months of 2018, gunman shot six people in Tennessee and 57 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul – it’s the Evening Fix.

57-year-old man missing from Cork found safe and well

57-year-old Matthew Cummins had been missing since Wednesday 18 April.

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.


'I think he’s morally unfit to be president': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

From The42 O'Mahony: 'I'm tired of learning lessons... I'm tired of losing semi-finals' Down And Out

O'Mahony: 'I'm tired of learning lessons... I'm tired of losing semi-finals'

The Munster captain was gutted after Munster’s latest fall in the last four of Europe.

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

Two teens arrested and more sought after vicious attack on girl (16) left her with severe facial injuries

A 16-year-old female and 17-year-old male have been arrested.

More elderly people left over 24 hours in EDs in first three months of 2018 compared to all of 2017

Almost 15,000 people aged 75 or over have been forced to wait more than 24 hours in Emergency Departments across the country.

From The42 Munster's dire first-half leaves them with too much to do against Racing Dream Over

Munster's dire first-half leaves them with too much to do against Racing

Johann van Graan’s side scored late consolation tries but were clearly second best in Bordeaux.

Two Polish men detained on suspicion of spreading fascism by organising Hitler birthday concert

Police confiscated neo-fascist paraphernalia including flags and banners.

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

Gunman kills four people at restaurant in Tennessee

Police are searching for the gunman.

Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres'

Ireland’s Deep Atlantic sees underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan embark on a series of voyages out into the open North Atlantic in search of large whales, sharks and cold water coral reefs.

Burglar slaps woman in face before stealing money and wedding ring

The woman is said to be “badly shocked” after the incident.

From The42 The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger Early Days

The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger

Graham Barrett recalls his former manager and his time as a youngster at Arsenal.

Japan set to trial the 'world's first urine test' to test for cancer

The test will run from now until September to see if it will have a practical use in everyday diagnostics.

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