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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 23 February, 2017

Today’s News

Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

His family say his heart problem has deteriorated.

On Brussels trip, Kenny says Brexit deal should include provision for united Ireland

Kenny said he also believed the triggering of Article 50 would be delayed a little.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago? Throwback Thursday

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago?

Cast your mind back to that historic day in 2007, the day Ireland hosted England at Croke Park.

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Asked about controversies, Commissioner says there are 'inaccuracies we cannot correct at the moment'

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she was concerned about the impact of recent issues on public confidence in policing.

Fermoy service station killing: Two men released without charge

Four men were believed to have been involved in an altercation, which left one dead, on Tuesday night.

Four identical calves have been born in Co Clare. The farmer couldn't be happier

The odds of four identical calves born are estimated at around a billion to one.

'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday

Irish pubs are an “intrinsic part” of our tourism offering and we should end this practice, said Senator Billy Lawless.

'Neither confrontation nor submission': Trump's top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the visit was symbolic of the meaningful relationship the two countries have.

Woman in England dies after being struck by storm debris

The woman sustained serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

From The42 Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France Bringing Sexty Back

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

'The Ryanair of transatlantic services': Norwegian Air's Irish flights launched after three-year wait

The low-cost airline has announced its long overdue transatlantic services from four Irish airports.

Unlicensed driver who knocked down and killed cyclist has prison sentence increased

The car had been seen driving dangerously, at a high speed and on the wrong side of the road.

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages

The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.

You need to eat 10 fruit and veg a day to avoid serious illnesses, study says

The previous five-a-day still reduces risk, but the number to aim for is actually double that amount.

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

20 fires started at Standing Rock as protest camp dismantled

“The camps will continue,” one protester said. “Freedom is in our DNA, and we have no choice but to continue the struggle.”

Teenagers shoot 14-year-old girl in the head and leave her in a ditch for iPod and $55

The 16-year-old suspects do not have any serious criminal history.

North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder Families At War This post contains videos

North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder

The state-run news agency has broadcast a government demand for the return of the body.

From The42 Ian Madigan: 'I would be open to playing for any of the provinces' Exit Door

Ian Madigan: 'I would be open to playing for any of the provinces'

The 31-times capped Ireland international has not been happy with life at Top 14 club Bordeaux.

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone?

The ISPCC said they had a case of a nine-year-old sending nude pictures of herself to her classmates.

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Storm Doris is causing some disruption this morning – here’s your morning round-up.

Tesco wants union to end 'reckless' strike as number of striking workers grows to 2,000

The union, however, says it is not stopping after workers in Sligo town voted to join the action.

Death rate rises and births fall as cancer shown to be nation's biggest killer

Cancer and heart diseases were the main causes of death for Irish people last year.

From The42 Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines Head Games

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards Blackstar This post contains videos

David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards

Duncan Jones dedicated Bowie’s two awards late night to “all the kooks”.

Trump overturns Obama's school protections for transgender students

Schools will now decide whether students should use restrooms based on their gender identity.

Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast

The Navy responded to a distress call last night.

More than 56,000 without power as Storm Doris downs power lines, trees and cancels flights

Weather warnings come into effect tonight across Ireland.

Jetting off: Enda's 'last lap' mission of diplomacy and negotiation starts today

The Taoiseach has a busy schedule ahead of him.

Over 100 new tech jobs announced in Dublin after €6.5 million investment

The positions will be filled over a three-year period.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'I never pass pickets. We are all humans and need each other to survive'

Going on strike is one of the only weapons a worker has, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Woman attacked by dog in public park loses €60k damages claim against council

Joanne Stewart was attacked by a boxer dog in Corkagh Park in Dublin.

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

Former RSA Ireland finance boss banned after 'falling short' during accounting scandal

RSA was forced to inject £200m into its Irish arm after the issue was revealed in 2013.

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