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Today’s News

From The42 'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off' Old Habits Die Hard

'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'

In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.

Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit

Nobukazu Kuriki was a solo climber who’d conquered other 8,000m peaks in Nepal.

3,500 people from 120 countries will become Irish citizens today

A 93-year-old man from the UK will be among those becoming an Irish citizen today.

Poll: Should schools and parents have matching rules on smartphones? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools and parents have matching rules on smartphones?

New advice from the Department of Education says just this.

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Photos: Public warned as molten lava from Hawaii volcano reaches the ocean

One giant lava flow grew to six meters in height and blocked a portion of a motorway.

The 9 at 9: Monday

This morning’s top stories as you start your week.

Two men arrested over 1988 murder of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser

Inga was 18 years old when she went missing shortly after arriving in Northern Ireland.

Public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire to begin today with bereaved families having their say

The inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people gets under way in London today.

Mountain biker killed by cougar despite 'doing everything right' and facing down the beast

It was the first fatal cougar attack Washington state in 94 years.

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Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance

The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.

From The42 'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe The Boss

'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe

Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.

Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week

Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.

Search continues for Jastine Valdez this morning after man shot dead by gardaí

The Filipino national has been missing since Saturday.

'We recovered quickly': Profits soar at Ryanair despite mass cancellations

The airline made a profit of €1.45 billion in the year to March.

'I'm not taking part in this fraud': Voters switch off as Maduro sweeps to unsurprising victory

The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it

“Referendums can be incredibly blunt tools that force us into one of these two camps.”

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

It’s not looking as bad as it did for Martin Callinan, but he still has questions to answer this week at Dublin Castle.

Yesterday’s News

Man dies after being shot by gardaí searching for woman believed to have been abducted

The shooting took place near the Dell site in Cherrywood, where the car used in the incident was located.

This is what it will take to turn Dublin into a European cruise capital

The semi-state that runs the port is looking to Denmark and Canada for inspiration.

From The42 'Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself but there's no point - I was the lucky one' Taking Liberties

'Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself but there's no point - I was the lucky one'

Tony Cousins on Chelsea in the 1980s, those infamous Liverpool Christmas parties and a legendary League of Ireland career.

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

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Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign

The US President tweeted his intentions today.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Gardaí shooting a man in Dublin, Savita Halappanavar’s parents and a weather warning had everyone talking today.

Before the DART, the first commuter rail was divided by class

The first ever commuter railway from Westland Row to Kingstown was also the most expensive to build at the time.

From Dublin Port to the 'Medieval Mile': People are being asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.

Epilepsy: 'My emotions are heightened and I'm overwhelmed by difficult or upsetting situations'

Living with epilepsy is challenging, it is a challenge for those who have the condition but it’s also a challenge for their friends and family, writes Eva-Jayne Gaffney.

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'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire

Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.

'You’re a b*****ks, a f*****g b*****ks, f**k off Eamon': The week in quotes

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

Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum

What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?

US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit

North Korea’s sudden shift in attitude followed a weeks-long charm offensive.

From The42 Horgan, Lehane and Harnedy lead Cork past Clare in thrilling encounter Rebel Yell

Horgan, Lehane and Harnedy lead Cork past Clare in thrilling encounter

The reigning Munster champions began the new campaign in winning fashion.

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

From The42 Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown's testimonial ends in draw Friendly Affair This post contains videos

Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown's testimonial ends in draw

An Ireland XI played the Scottish treble-winners at Celtic Park today.

'She should be getting her first car, not a funeral': Tributes paid to Santa Fe shooting victims

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with capital murder.

From The42 Limerick begin Munster campaign in flying form with six-point victory over Tipperary New Order

Limerick begin Munster campaign in flying form with six-point victory over Tipperary

Aaron Gillane fired over eight points for John Kiely’s side.

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops

Bus Éireann require 24-hour notice of travel for wheelchair users.

'I had always found work soul destroying, but had accepted this as the norm'

Now the idea of working for an organisation that is primarily driven by profit nauseates me, writes Ian Cumbers.

Venezuela's unpopular leader is the favourite as voters go to the polls

Dramatic inflation and scarce food supplies have forced many Venezuelans to emigrate to countries including Ireland.

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