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Today’s News

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The Taoiseach facing down Vincent Browne, and Apple up in the air in Athenry are just some of the main stories this morning.

Producer Quincy Jones wins €8 million in damages from Michael Jackson's estate

A lawyer representing Jackson’s estate said: “This is a grab for money that Mr Jones isn’t entitled to”.

Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession

Despite this, however, the former Taoiseach defended his government’s policies in the downturn.

Irish board appointments are still dominated by a 'who you know' culture

And the Institute of Directors in Ireland has said there is limited appetite for change.

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'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort'

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton is putting in the hours to ensure rugby flourishes at root and branch in this country.

Feuding within Trump’s inner circle bursts out onto Twitter

Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to blame chief of staff Reince Priebus after details of his financial holdings were made public.

Louth/Meath public urged to 'conserve water' with full service not likely to be restored for 'several days'

The water being produced by the fixed main may be discoloured but is still drinkable, according to Irish Water.

'Who do these imperialists in the US think they are?': Venezuelan leader hits back amid protests

The US has issued fresh sanctions freezing the assets of senior Venezuelan officials.

Malfunction in US fairground ride throws riders 50 feet through the air, killing one and injuring seven

The Fire Ball ride is an attraction at the Ohio State Fair, which opened yesterday.

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Parents share their best tricks to tackle mealtimes - plus the family minefield of free childcare

'People on low pay are not middle class': Leo faced tough questions from Vincent Browne last night

The Taoiseach joined Vincent Browne for the broadcaster’s penultimate TV3 show.

Opinion: 'Trump's decision to stop supporting Syria's rebels seals their fate'

The US is largely content to fall in line behind Putin’s Assad-centric vision for Syria, writes Aaron Noonan.

'When Tony was diagnosed with cancer, he was very low and couldn't find a way out'

A new charity launched in memory of Tony Fenton aims to facilitate honest conversations around men’s health.

Ireland to extradite former teacher to the UK over alleged indecent assault in school staff room

The offence allegedly took place almost 40 years ago against a ten-year-old student.

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years

It’s possible that the water crisis that’s left thousands in Meath and Louth without water could happen elsewhere.

Two Irish writers have been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize

Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry are two of the 13 writers who made the longlist.

There's now huge concern that planning delays will scupper Apple's €850m plans for Galway

The outcome of a judicial review of the plans has been put back until October.

Yesterday’s News

London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit

The businessman was found guilty of fraud after relabelling horsemeat mixed with beef as 100% beef.

Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans

There were also three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles in the package, US authorities said.

Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law

Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.

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Celtic lucky to escape first leg against Dundalk's victors with a draw

The Hoops were poor in their Champions League qualifier first leg in Glasgow tonight.

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Arrests made after Pakistani village council ordered 'revenge rape' of girl

The village council ordered the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

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Poll: Do you still have a copy of the Golden Pages at home?

Last year, 950,000 copies of the directory were sold.

'Why can't he be our President?' - Rolling Stone is crushing on Justin Trudeau

Trudeau is quoted as saying he disagrees with Trump “on a whole bunch” of issues.

Incident at Crumlin church ends after man gives himself up

No one was injured in the incident, gardai said.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The Louth/Meath water outage, Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers, and Brian Cowen’s doctorate – here’s today’s news.

Jason Corbett had head injuries 'similar to a car crash or fall from great height'

The trial was briefly delayed as one juror became ill while viewing photos of Jason’s injuries.

Judge wants mediation for residents who claim their houses were damaged by children's hospital works

They are seeking orders including an injunction preventing works being done.

No agreement over where Charlie Gard will spend his final days

Great Ormond Street Hospital said moving Charlie home would not be practical.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate

Academics at the Dublin Castle ceremony reflected on a political career that encompassed four ministries and a premiership.

A new pipe part has been fitted - but the Louth/Meath water crisis could continue into the weekend

It may take several days for full water service to be restored to everyone.

Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed

The ship sank off the Cork coast in 1915 after it was hit by a German U-boat torpedo.

Irish Rail is fixing up 28 train carriages to get them back in service

The carriages have been out of action for six years.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland's crane drivers to carry out second day of strike action tomorrow

The workers want their hourly rate of pay increased to €27.

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will take over from the retiring Chief Justice Susan Denham next month.

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