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Today’s News

The cost of Christmas: Irish households will spend an extra €720 in December

The figure is a €26 increase on the average monthly spend for Christmas 2015.

Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Do you have any nagging questions from 2016? Get in touch

Do you keep hearing a claim, and you’re not sure if it’s true? Tell us and we’ll try to check it out.

From The42 The story of how Ireland took the Taekwon-do world by storm Feature

The story of how Ireland took the Taekwon-do world by storm

Stephen Ryan chats to The42 about the Irish side’s considerable recent successes in the sport.

Your crash course in... Why a crackdown on 'black money' has left Indians queuing for cash

A ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes has rocked the economy – but it might only be a short-term sting.

Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse

Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Three people were killed in a crash in Co Waterford, the far right conceded in the Austrian election, and Nigel Farage took aim at Gerry Adams.

'Make it medicine, make it happen': The week in quotes

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

Three dead, several injured as car goes on fire in Co Waterford crash

Gardaí have confirmed three males, believed to be adults, died in the crash.

Nigel Farage takes aim at Gerry Adams over Sinn Féin's Brexit approach

Sinn Féin voted to back the Remain campaign. Farage thinks they’ve sold out.

Spending a day in Delhi is the equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes. We went to see for ourselves

The pollution during our visit was so bad you could taste and smell it.

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Dublin Fire Brigade warning after man falls from ladder while hanging lights

The man was treated by an ambulance crew, but was not seriously injured.

This group will brainstorm your business ideas for you - and they'll do it for free

All Potting Shed asks for in return is some snacks and an open mind.

Death toll from California dance party fire rises to 24

The search for bodies is expected to continue for at least 48 hours.

From The42 As it happened: Everton v Man United, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Everton v Man United, Premier League

Can Mourinho’s men earn their first Premier League win in a month, this afternoon?

Austria's far right concedes presidential race in surprise early move

The projections gave Norbert Hofer’s opponent an unassailable lead.

There's been a surge in people leaving the state for their Christmas shopping Cashing In This post contains a poll

There's been a surge in people leaving the state for their Christmas shopping

Clothes, alcohol and food & groceries topped the list for those leaving the state for shopping.

Pictures: It's been snowing heavily in Hawaii this weekend

While some snow on higher ground is not unusual on the islands, deep snow at lower altitudes is.

Appeal after woman in her 70s struck by car while crossing the road

The woman was taken to St James’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Virtual reality marketing is in vogue – but brands beware the novelty factor

Cheaper technology has put VR in reach of many more firms.

Politician and two journalists killed in Finnish shooting

The suspect is being interrogated, but investigators say the motive is unclear.

'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients

A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.

Not going away: Bertie sat down for a big weekend interview to talk about his future

“Circumstances have changed a lot,” since his decision to quit Fianna Fáil, the former party leader insisted.

From The42 As it happened: Cuala v O'Loughlin Gaels, Leinster club hurling final

As it happened: Cuala v O'Loughlin Gaels, Leinster club hurling final

Silverware was up for grabs in Leinster as the champions of Dublin and Kilkenny met in O’Moore Park.

From The42 As it happened: Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League Updates

As it happened: Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool aimed to return to within a point of leaders Chelsea with victory on the road at the Vitality Stadium.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

Mourinho and Ronaldo deny hiding millions from taxman

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

The creator of Skype is looking to take down couriers with his army of robots

Ahti Heinla says his on-demand robot delivery business will help small businesses compete.

'Tourist bodies don't want us to be seen as a leprechaun country. I found that interesting'

After a decade making furniture, this designer found his next calling was opening a museum.

Lotto ticket worth over €11 million sold on Dublin's Amiens Street yesterday

It was the second highest jackpot of the year.

Poll: When do you put up your Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you put up your Christmas tree?

Is it time yet, is it, is it?

From The42 After turning down Man City, 29-year-old Damien Locke ended up as Wexford Youths manager Youths Policy

After turning down Man City, 29-year-old Damien Locke ended up as Wexford Youths manager

“I’m not saying we are going to play like Barcelona,” says the young Kerryman, “but we’ll play when we can.”

Irish-founded tech startup Qstream raises $15m in a major funding round

The software company, co-founded by Dubliner Duncan Lennox, is set to expand rapidly in the US and Europe.

'Do not deceive yourselves: Trump is the closest thing to Hitler Americans have ever seen'

It is vital that Ireland object to Trump’s plans for mass deportations and draconian restrictions on immigration, writes TCD’s Daniel Geary.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside the failing state of Venezuela

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Water meters are not the new e-voting machines - they cost us a lot more

To date, the State has spent €465 million on the water metering project.

"It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is": A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home

“Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers.”

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back - on Twitter

In the Saturday Night Live sketch, Trump is chided by aides for sending retweets.

The business of 'brand scenting' - or using smells so your customers like you more

Dublin’s The Scent Company says its unique fragrances help trigger an ‘emotional response’.

Dartmouth Square dispute features in finale of land documentary

“The Irish lose any sense they have when it comes to land,” is one of the many theories offered.

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