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Today’s News

Man in his 50s dies in farm accident trying to repair damage caused by Storm Ophelia RIP

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Irishman dies in Portugal, woman murdered in Belfast and a hostage situation in the UK – it’s the Fix.

#MeToo: 'I have been drugged twice by men I knew'

#MeToo was spawned by the Harvey Weinstein revelations and is where women are detailing incidences of sexual assault and harassment online.

Child kicked out of Cub Scouts after grilling US politician on gun control

The Boy Scouts have refused to comment on the reason the boy was asked to leave.

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Gunman arrested after taking a number of people hostage in a UK bowling alley

The man entered the complex earlier this afternoon.

'Surfing in half an hour': Why more high-flying professionals are moving outside Dublin

The latest Morgan McKinley employment monitor shows a surge in people looking for jobs.

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he'd travel to Pyongyang to help sort Korea crisis

Carter said he worried Kim Jong-un leader take pre-emptive action.

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

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Victorian 'castle' with gothic drama in the heart of Dublin city

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

From The42 As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League

Tottenham welcomed Liverpool to Wembley aiming to extend their grip on third spot in the Premier League.

Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

Police appeal for CCTV footage in investigation into murder of 51-year-old woman in Belfast

Anne O’Neill died following an incident in the Ardmore Avenue area of Belfast yesterday morning.

Malta offers €1 million euro reward over journalist's murder

The 53-year-old woman died in a car bombing on Monday.

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain but tourism is falling amid images of unrest

A quarter of all visitors to Spain go to Catalonia.

From The42 'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara PRODIGAL

'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara

With the game well in the balance on the hour, O’Gara was gutted to miss out on a win in Thomond Park.

Murder investigation launched in UK after baby boy falls from sixth floor window

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the ‘deeply traumatising’ incident.

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

From The42 'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Interview This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

Sitdown Sunday: The murky world of selling mattresses online

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catalan president compares government to Franco, and sludge row continues in Wexford – it’s the 9 at 9.

Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis

New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.

Che stamp hypocrisy: 'A centre-right government selling us the iconography of leftists'

It is a few steps backwards from Bertie Ahern calling himself a socialist, writes Odrán Waldron.

Irish man in his 60s dies in drowning incident while on holiday in Portugal

It’s understood the man got into difficulty while swimming on Friday night.

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

Life inside the world's biggest Syrian refugee camp

The conflict in Syria has raged on for seven years. But from the rubble, the women in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp are finding ways to build new lives.

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list

Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell wants a controlled cull in the numbers of pine martens to be done.

From The42 'Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd play in 10 county finals': Gooch chasing 7th Kerry medal No Crokes Without Fire This post contains videos

'Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd play in 10 county finals': Gooch chasing 7th Kerry medal

‘I feel honoured and I feel privileged, because not everybody has that opportunity,’ says Colm Cooper.

'It's a form of national service': Malaysia Airlines' CEO on why he's returning to Ryanair

Incoming operations chief Peter Bellew also described the crisis-hit airline as ‘Ireland’s greatest company’.

Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time

The well-known statue has been removed by Dublin City Council to facilitate the repaving of Harry Street.

'We got one up on them': Wexford sludge row continues as company ordered to cease work

Residents were battling with an “obnoxious” odour for more than two years – now it has emerged the site didn’t have proper planning permission.

Yesterday’s News

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action

It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.

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