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From The42 We'll Leave It There So: 'Super 8' gaelic football proposal slammed, Bundee Aki's back and today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: 'Super 8' gaelic football proposal slammed, Bundee Aki's back and today's sport

Plus, a Saudi Arabian goalkeeper with a serious passion for gaelic football.

'Looking at the Mairead I was on assessment day breaks my heart. I don’t recognise her now'

Life after Operation Transformation is already filling up with fun and exciting challenges, writes Mairead Redmond.

Three weather warnings in place as Storm Doris nears Ireland The Lady Is Wild This post contains videos

Three weather warnings in place as Storm Doris nears Ireland

A weather warning is in place until tomorrow at 11am.

Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal

The two Louth men stand accused of tricking a man by telling them they were involved in a €35 million deal.

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Tech and media companies have announced 153 new jobs for Dublin

Four technology companies have announced jobs for the capital.

Fine Gael leadership: Enda tells party he'll deal with issue after St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was expected to set out a timeline for his departure this evening.

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered

“We will never be completely sure” if there’s life there without going to these planets, researchers said.

Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years

Broadcasters will have to report to the BAI on gender balance and diversity of their presenters and contributors.

'My little lad never actually got to meet his dad' - Remembering Ireland's road victims

188 pictures of people who died in road traffic incidents were set up outside the Dáil this week.

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No jail term for passenger who broke taxi driver's nose

The victim also suffered a cut over his eye in the attack.

From The42 As it happened: St Etienne v Manchester United, Europa League, last-32 Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: St Etienne v Manchester United, Europa League, last-32

Jose Mourinho’s side take a commanding lead into this evening’s second leg in France.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Footage emerges of Harrison Ford's piloting near miss at California airport Clear And Present Danger This post contains videos

Footage emerges of Harrison Ford's piloting near miss at California airport

Ford narrowly missed the American Airlines plane at John Wayne Airport in southern California.

Man charged with possession of first book to be banned in Ireland in nearly two decades

He also stands accused of two counts of sexual assault of a boy aged under ten over a decade ago.

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

Renewed appeal for missing woman whose car was found on Bray promenade

It is now six years since the 34-year-old mother went missing from her home in Clondalkin.

From The42 Quiz - Match these Irish rugby players with their French club and win a signed Ireland jersey Let's Get Quizzical

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'

The organisation would develop and train specialist teams to determine the truth of allegations made to the organisation, he told TDs.

Tesco: 'This dispute is about our need to compete'

By Monday, 2,000 Tesco workers will be on the picket line, according to the trade union Mandate.

Post-mortem to take place as body removed from Cork truck stop

Gardaí are appealing for people who might have been in the area at the time to contact them.

Businessman jailed for over two years on tax charges in Revenue prosecution case

The former director and secretary of Event Elephant Ltd was prosecuted by Revenue last week.

Dozens of Dublin homes snapped up before building work starts

Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes is working on a new project with Nama.

Fiancé of author Helen Bailey found guilty of murdering her and hiding body for 3 months

The court heard that he drugged Helen before killing her and hiding her body, he then sent her text messages and emails in a bid to cover his tracks.

Almost one in 10 Irish women wear their seatbelt underarm to avoid ruining fake tan

A new study from the RSA shows that nearly one in three women wear their seatbelt incorrectly.

Happy Pear pesto batches recalled for containing egg

The Happy Pear says the egg was undeclared because of a labelling error.

From The42 Analysis: Shaggy's classic try the symbol of Ireland's great day at Croker Memories

Analysis: Shaggy's classic try the symbol of Ireland's great day at Croker

We dig into the archive footage to rediscover a stunning performance from Eddie O’Sullivan’s side.

As it happened: Enda says he doesn't want to see commuters discommoded by bus strike

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Texas hunters who blamed gunshot wounds on illegal immigrants, revealed to have shot each other

The hunters’ claim led to a Facebook post by a Texas Agriculture Commissioner, who wrote the attack was another reason why a wall must be built on the Mexican border.

Homemade bomb found in Limerick city late last night

The explosive was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.

Five charged with attempting to set fire to police officers' homes

The alleged attempted arson attacks took place in Counties Down and Armagh last April and July.

Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers

The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith.

Poll: Should drivers be fined for driving too close to cyclists? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drivers be fined for driving too close to cyclists?

A Fine Gael proposal could mean that drivers are fined for encroaching on cyclists.

Tallaght stabbing: Man released without charge as tributes paid to Graham McKeever RIP

Tallaght stabbing: Man released without charge as tributes paid to Graham McKeever

The father-of-one died from stab wounds received on Saturday morning.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning.

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex

There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.

From The42 GAA club players group slams 'Super 8' football proposal and hits out at RTÉ coverage Fix The Fixtures

GAA club players group slams 'Super 8' football proposal and hits out at RTÉ coverage

The players group is not happy ahead of GAA Congress.

Restraining order against Chris Brown after model alleges he punched her and pushed her down stairs

Karrueche Tran says Brown recently sent her threats by text message.

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty

Amnesty has attacked “the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narrative”.

'In Dublin, there are 13 empty homes for every adult in homelessness'

Empty homes provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Government to effectively end homelessness in Ireland, writes Pat Doyle.

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