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Today’s News

Some Amish people live 10 years longer than their neighbours. Scientists say it's because of a gene mutation

Amish people with this gene mutation were also significantly less likely to get diabetes.

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision

The importation of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies to the US was authorised this week, before being reversed.


The 9 at 9: Saturday

Everything you need to know as the weekend gets started.

From The42 LIVE: Australia v Ireland, International Rules Series Second Test And It's Live

LIVE: Australia v Ireland, International Rules Series Second Test

The game in Perth throws-in at 8.45am.

Opinion: Why do we even need an International Men’s Day?

There is a lack of mainstream acceptance of systemic men’s issues, writes David Walsh.

Gardaí investigating two Dublin shootings last night

The shootings occurred in Ballymun and Clondalkin.

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

'Banking is put on a pedestal in Ireland. We need something different'
From The42 Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers Head Games

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

Robert Mugabe under pressure as Zimbabwe set for mass protests

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

Aer Lingus says the failure of other European airlines shows that 'the market is working'

Stephen Kavanagh believes the failure of Monarch, Alitalia and Air Berlin shows ‘the market is working’.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

Eclectic community right on the Dort with some of Ireland’s best food

A Clare company devastated by a cyber attack is cutting staff after posting huge losses

Loyaltybuild suffered a major breach in late 2013 which forced it to stop trading for a period.

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.

Yesterday’s News

Argentine navy searching for lost submarine with 44 sailors on board

The navy said it had not had any contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours.

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns Lost And Found This post contains videos

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns

“People were telling us the beach at Ashleam comes back every seven years. I didn’t really believe them.”

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's and will 'fight for a cure'

Jackson vowed to use his voice to help find a cure for the disease.

Robert Mugabe remains defiant in face of mounting pressure to step down

The talks in Harare came after soldiers put Mugabe under house arrest and took over state TV.

New green initiative for London buses as it's set to fuel them with... coffee

Some six thousand litres of oil extracted from ground coffee waste will be added to fuel tanks of the city’s transport authority on Monday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner

Earlier today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin.

Emergency services at scene as people trapped on big wheel at Galway Christmas market

The Christmas market was officially opened this evening.

Today FM has spoken to Al Porter over allegation Exclusive

Today FM issued a statement this evening.

Gardaí release pictures of cash and drugs seized from massive Irish-Dutch operation

Three Irish men were arrested in the operation.

Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision

The crash occurred just after midday.

Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders

By far, the highest number of disclosed offshore matters is in the UK.

Sylvester Stallone says claims he sexually assaulted 16-year-old in 1980s are 'ridiculous'

The girl did not press charges, but details of the alleged incident were filed on a police report.

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

'I can't deal with this anymore': Mother-of-two shares footage of rat infestation in council house

Denise Gibson said she has been dealing with this problem for the last four years.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Knock-on delays for Dart services during Friday rush hour after incident at Sydney Parade

Service is suspended between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.

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