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Today’s News

Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm

The former chief executive was this week jailed for six years.

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

Sitdown Sunday: The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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Bring brunch home with these crowd-pleasing recipes - plus what's the secret to perfect poached eggs?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

'I’ve always hated the term 'the UK'. I find it an insult to me as an Irish person'

So will you have a little think about that cute little teddy bear island that you call home and think of what those little letters really imply, writes Michael Fortune.

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

Man killed in early morning hit-and-run in Dublin

A male pedestrian, believed to be in his 30s, was killed when he was struck by a car.

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Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving Arrests This post contains videos

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

From The42 An Irishman abroad! The World Cup final will be played on grass installed by a Sligo businessman's firm Guaranteed Irish

An Irishman abroad! The World Cup final will be played on grass installed by a Sligo businessman's firm

Sligo man George Mullan is the CEO of SIS Pitches, which has installed six of the 12 pitches at the World Cup.

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people

A High Court judge called for the Irish Penal Reform Trust to take a look at the matter.

The owner of Ireland's only Michelin-star inn thinks food could save the rural pub

Lisdoonvarna’s Wild Honey Inn won the coveted accolade last year.

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Loft living in a reimagined Dublin whiskey distillery for €750k

Murder investigation launched after man's body is found in park

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

From The42 From Millwall to Las Vegas: The Kerryman who battled it out with Cluxton for the Dublin jersey Road Less Travelled

From Millwall to Las Vegas: The Kerryman who battled it out with Cluxton for the Dublin jersey

Beaufort native Bryan Murphy embarked on an unusual career path that briefly saw him become the Dublin no. 1.

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Calls for convicted sex offenders to be banned from using dating apps

A Fine Gael Senator says judges should be able to order the offender not to use any dating apps following their sentencing/release.

How and why do boutiques and influencers buy and resell items made in Asia?

We take a look at an issue that has got many people exercised online.

Yesterday’s News

How one planning decision shows the door is open to taller buildings in Dublin

The new Ireland 2040 plan has been cited in the approval of a major hotel development.

Kroos gets 10-man Germany out of jail with sublime injury-time free-kick

The Real Madrid midfielder scored the winner as the reigning champions left it late to see off Sweden.

Lines of ketamine, pumping dance music, estranged brothers and a wild weekend in Dublin city

A new movie takes place over a single weekend in Dublin.

From The42 2-4 for Geaney as Kerry cruise past Cork to make it 6 Munster senior titles in a row Kingdom Rule

2-4 for Geaney as Kerry cruise past Cork to make it 6 Munster senior titles in a row

27,674 fans in attendance at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for this evening’s encounter.

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Quiz: How much do you know about Brexit?

How much of the last two years have you taken in?

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Man’s body discovered in Dublin, anti-Brexit protests in London and flights cancelled – it’s the Evening Fix.

'Having been in direct provision for such a long time I had started to lose confidence'

I needed an outlet that brought positivity to myself and others around me, writes Ellie Kisyombe.

Thousands of pro-EU protesters take part in march for second EU referendum

It is two years to the day since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Gardaí believe man found in Dublin park met 'violent death'

The body of the man, who was aged in his 20s, was discovered shortly after 6.30am.

How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people affected by sex trafficking that Ruhama supported last year.

From The42 Mayo lose Seamus O'Shea to injury but survive stern Tipperary test and power to qualifier victory Strong Finish

Mayo lose Seamus O'Shea to injury but survive stern Tipperary test and power to qualifier victory

James Durcan bagged 1-2 for Stephen Rochford’s side in their eight-point win.

What Bulmers is doing to reverse its slipping Irish cider sales

The drink is selling well in off-licences – but pubs are a challenge.

From The42 As it happened: Cork vs Kerry, Munster senior football final Liveblog

As it happened: Cork vs Kerry, Munster senior football final

We went minute-by-minute as Cork took on defending champions Kerry at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in this year’s Munster SFC final.

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want

The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.

French teenager spent two weeks in US detention after she crossed Canada border jogging on beach

‘We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs.’

Fewer than 1,000 ASBOs were handed out last year - why?

Renua’s John Leahy wants the orders handed out like parking tickets.

Man tackled to ground after throwing grenade at Ethiopian prime minister

One person was killed and more than 80 others were injured in the incident.

Ryanair flights cancelled due to air traffic controller strike

Aer Lingus has also warned about potential disruptions to its flights this weekend.

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