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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 7 February, 2016

Today’s News

From The42 Money, ambition, intent: China’s football revolution & the wider implications for the sport Red Army

Money, ambition, intent: China’s football revolution & the wider implications for the sport

In just two weeks, the country has broken its transfer record three times and has signed some in-demand players at their peak.

Sitdown Sunday: They adopted a daughter – but did they kill her 12 years later?

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From The42 There are no protections in place for clean athletes to expose dopers – Mark English Frustration

There are no protections in place for clean athletes to expose dopers – Mark English

The Donegal runner admits Seb Coe’s IAAF presidency has been ‘frustrating’.

‘I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good’: The week in quotes

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

Three weather warnings issued for the early hours as Storm Imogen hits

A status orange wind warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

From The Daily Edge This couple shared their lovely Humans of Dublin proposal story on the Ray D’Arcy Show Stories To Tell

This couple shared their lovely Humans of Dublin proposal story on the Ray D’Arcy Show

And other heroes of the popular Facebook page were there too.

Your holidays can make you put on weight

Because you eat and drink more. Obviously.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Investigation of gangland shooting in hotel continues, North Korea launches rocket and RTÉ to make complaint after cameraman injured at protest.

Gardaí are looking for this van used by gunmen in the Drumcondra shooting

Three of the raiders were wearing SWAT uniforms and carrying assault weapons.

‘The boy would scream uncontrollably’ – Photographer describes time with ‘bucket baby’ in Brazil

Felipe Dana spent time with Solange Ferreira and her baby boy Jose, who was born with an abnormally small head.

Women can see when other women are at their most fertile by just looking at their face

That’s according to a study which found that more fertile women “are better at guarding their mate from potential adultery”.

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny really call Michael Lowry ‘a man of the highest integrity’?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a claim about the Taoiseach’s erstwhile stance towards the Tipperary TD.

From The42 Annalise Murphy on great expectations, Rio’s unclean water and coping with light winds Interview

Annalise Murphy on great expectations, Rio’s unclean water and coping with light winds

The Irish sailor chats to The42 about her big year ahead.

‘Power is a drug’: Alan Kelly’s recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

Here’s what our political parties have spent on election posters *

The ones that would tell us that is. TheJournal.ie asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.

Breakdown: Here’s how many apprentices have been working in each trade since 2010

Across the board, overall numbers of apprentices in employment have risen since 2013.

North Korea has successfully launched a long range rocket into space

The launch violated multiple UN resolutions.

RTÉ cameraman injured in demonstrations on O’Connell Street

O’Connell Street has now returned to normal.

Yesterday’s News

QUIZ: How well do you know Ireland’s Six Nations opponents Wales?

Will you win the Grand Slam or pick up the wooden spoon?

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested an eye-catching claim by the Minister for the Environment.

Alan Shatter has a lot to say about ‘venomous’ online abuse

“I think we have a problem here.”

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Two hospitalised in protests, six men believed to be involved in Drumcondra gangland shooting and the latest opinion poll – it’s the Evening Fix.

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Playboy covering up nudes has nothing to do feminism and more to do with dwindling sales

This isn’t happening because of a shift in cultural attitudes towards sex; it is the result of a growth in online pornography., writes Lorraine Courtney.

From The42 As it happened: Mayo v Dublin, Allianz Division 1 Football League Go West

As it happened: Mayo v Dublin, Allianz Division 1 Football League

Castlebar is the venue for tonight’s showdown.

Woman killed after crash with truck in Meath this afternoon

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Heroin worth €840,000 seized after tip-off about suspicious activity

Suspicious activity was reported in the Limekiln Lane area of Dublin.

Into the storm: Scrambling for votes in one of the country’s most volatile constituencies

14 months on from the Jobstown protest, can Labour hang on to a seat? Dublin South-West is looking impossible to call – as we discovered in a night on the doorsteps…

Fine Gael picks up support while Sinn Féin drops

The latest opinion poll also puts Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail on equal support.

How many cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Ireland? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much money did Irish tech SMEs raise last year?

From The42 ‘You greedy b***ards, enough is enough!’ Angry Liverpool fans stage walkout protest TAKING ACTION

‘You greedy b***ards, enough is enough!’ Angry Liverpool fans stage walkout protest

There was widespread disillusionment at Anfield this afternoon.

From The42 As it happened: Na Piarsaigh v Oulart-the-Ballagh, All-Ireland SHC club semi-final Semple Showdown

As it happened: Na Piarsaigh v Oulart-the-Ballagh, All-Ireland SHC club semi-final

Who’ll book a place in Croke Park on 17 March?

What causes this beautiful phenomenon seen around Ireland this week? Timelapse This post contains videos

What causes this beautiful phenomenon seen around Ireland this week?

The phenomenon was spotted across the country this

This office is the most dog-friendly workplace that’s ever existed

It’s so damn welcoming to dogs that it’s gone viral.

People aren’t happy about this Michael Lowry banner erected on a 15th Century landmark

The independent TD has hit back at the criticism, saying he has permission.

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo

Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool v Sunderland, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Sunderland, Premier League

Liverpool took on Sunderland as they sought to boost their unlikely top-four hopes.

Drumcondra hotel shooting: Gardaí say six-man gang carried out raid

Three of the raiders were wearing SWAT uniforms and carrying assault weapons.

Overturned vehicle blocking traffic on the M50

Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to the incident.

Warnings Zika virus can make even kissing dangerous Rio

Warnings Zika virus can make even kissing dangerous

The growing alarm over Zika comes as one million tourists are expected to join millions of locals at parties and parades in Rio.

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